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Enterprise IT managers have limited time or resources to deal with overly complex, specialized network infrastructure solutions. BlackDiamond 8800 series switches from Extreme Networks simplify the architecture. Purpose-built core, aggregation, edge and Data Center modules can meet your chassis needs across the network. Traditional three-tier architectures can be replaced with a streamlined two-tier network that reduces management overhead, operational complexity and capital expenditures.
BlackDiamond 8800 series switches deliver voice-class availability, high-density Power over Ethernet (PoE), Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet wherever it’s needed. With three families of modules to choose from, the BlackDiamond 8800 series switches can support a wide variety of applications. It serves well as a high-performance Enterprise core and Data Center switch. The ports interconnect thousands of servers for High Performance Cluster Computing (HPCC). A full range of Layer 2 - 4 features for IPv4 and IPv6 allow the aggregation of high-speed connections, minimizing bottlenecks between edge and core. BlackDiamond 8800 fits well at the edge of the most demanding enterprises, with Voice-over-IP, video, wireless and data traffic. The multifaceted BlackDiamond 8800 series switches support IPv6 today, preparing the Enterprise for the future.