The HP 5920 Switch Series is made up of high-density 10GbE, ultra-deep packet buffering, top-of-rack (ToR) switches. These switches are part of the HP FlexNetwork architecture's HP FlexFabric solution module and are ideally suited for deployments at the server access layer of large enterprise data centers. The HP 5920 Switch Series is also designed for content delivery networks, especially when they are used to reduce network congestion at the I/O that is
associated with the heavy use of server virtualization, as well as bursty multimedia, storage applications, and other critical services. With the increase in virtualized applications and server-to-server traffic, businesses now require ToR switch innovations that will meet their needs for higher-performance server connectivity, convergence of Ethernet and storage traffic, the capability to handle virtual environments, and ultra-deep packet buffering all in a single device.
- Ultra-deep packet buffering
- HP IRF for virtualization and a 2-tier architecture
- High 10GbE ToR port density
- IPv6 support in ToR with full L2/L3 features
- TRILL and VEPA readiness for virtualized networks