New Layer 2/3 network switches


New Layer 2/3 network switches

Foundry Networks has launched a series of three Layer 2/3 switches that promise improved performance through the incorporation of a new chipset, writes Antony Adshead.

The Fast Iron 400, 800 and 1500 use the Jetcore Asic chipset and offer high levels of port density, availability and scalability.

The devices' off-port density comprises 672 10/100 ports, 232 Gigabit Ethernet ports or 14 10 Gigbit Ethernet ports in a single modular system. Wirespeed fine-grain bandwidth provisioning is possible on a port, port-plus-priority or Layer 4 access control list basis.

Resilience in the Fast Iron switches is boosted by the inclusion of a rapid failover, hot-swappable power supply. Advanced Layer 2/3 switching is powered by the Jetcore Asic chipset and Ternary Content Addressable Memory.

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