Complete network core resiliency
Today’s large enterprises demand ready access to online resources and applications. These needs require a high performing network, one that can seamlessly carry multiple converged services.
Two SwitchBlade x8112 chassis with dual CFC960 control cards combine to form a single virtual unit with VCStack Plus. This provides a powerful network core, with complete resiliency, and the simplicity of managing just one device.
Link aggregation across the two chassis to servers, network storage, and distribution switches leaves no single point of failure in this high performing network core, ensuring device and path resiliency. Each individual chassis has PSU redundancy to ensure maximum uptime. Hot-swappable PSUs, fan tray, control and line cards allow for system maintenance and reconfiguration with no network interruption.
SwitchBlade x8106 chassis with CFC400 control cards are used to aggregate traffic from other buildings, increasing network resilience. Real-time applications like VoIP and streaming video are assured premium service on the network, as near hitless failover between the dual control cards on each SwitchBlade x8112 means there is no perceptible disruption in the case of a problem. Even if a whole chassis is powered down, access to online resources is retained without disruption.
With the benefits of high availability, increased capacity, and ease of management, VCStack Plus makes large networks reliable and simple.
Distributed collapsed backbone
As large businesses spread across multiple buildings, both onsite and across distances, their need for reliable access to online resources and applications grows. Employees expect seamless connectivity to data center services from all business locations.
Allied Telesis VCStack Plus allows two SwitchBlade x8100 chassis with dual CFC960 control cards to combine as a single virtual unit. Fiber stacking connectivity means that the two chassis do not have to be collocated, but can be kilometres apart. This provides the complete resiliency of a distributed backbone with separate physical units. It also retains the simplicity of a collapsed backbone network, with only a single virtual core chassis to manage.
The distributed collapsed backbone encompasses the best of both worlds. With a chassis in two different locations, data center services can be mirrored for ‘always-on’ access, and to ensure automated disaster recovery. Each individual chassis has power and control resiliency to maximize uptime. Management of the network core remains simple, as the virtual unit formed by the two SBx8100 chassis keeps all switching and routing information completely synchronized, for zero-touch failover.
Long-distance VCStack Plus on the SwitchBlade x8100 with CFC960 control cards makes the distributed collapsed backbone a reality.
Allied Telesis builds networks that guarantee data availability for the large enterprise business.