Highly flexible and scalable aggregation switch for traditional small core enterprise networks.
The Summit® X450a is a versatile switch that provides high-density gigabit plus optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a compact 1RU format and supports a full range of Layer 2 to Layer 4 functionalities on every port to allow high productivity.
Summit X450a is based on the revolutionary ExtremeXOS® operating system from Extreme Networks®. ExtremeXOS is a highly resilient, modular operating system that provides continuous uptime, manageability and operational efficiency. Each Summit X450a switch offers the same high-performance, non-blocking hardware technology used on Extreme Networks BlackDiamond® 8800 series, in the Extreme Networks tradition of simplifying network deployments through the use of common hardware and software throughout the network.
A highly flexible and scalable Summit X450a is an ideal aggregation switch for traditional small core enterprise networks and an excellent first level aggregation device for DSLAMs at a local central office before traffic is passed on to Extreme Networks BlackDiamond 20804 or BlackDiamond 20808 core switch where traffic is managed and connected to service networks.
Benefits & Features
Powered by ExtremeXOS, Summit X450a supports process recovery and application upgrades without the need for a system reboot. Summit X450a provides the high network availability required for converged applications.
Combining superior resiliency, comprehensive security, and non-blocking performance, Summit X450a is the cornerstone of a high-performance network. Summit X450a provides a high bandwidth, non-blocking architecture with tri-speed copper Gigabit Ethernet ports for demanding top-of-rack data center applications. With optional 10 gigabit trunks, Summit X450a connects to gigabit edge devices as a high-performance aggregation layer in a traditional three-tier LAN. For metro Ethernet networks, Summit X450a delivers exceptional Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic management capabilities.
- ExtremeXOS modular operating system
- Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) resiliency protocol
- Minimized Latency
- Non-Blocking Forwarding
- Threat detection and response instrumentation to react to network intrusion
- Hardened network infrastructure
- Common Criteria EAL3+ Certified