Skip to main content
Overview

Highlights

  • Cost-effective ToR (Top-of-Rack) switches optimized for a variety of mainstream applications with advanced layer 3 capabilities, redundant power and reverse airflow options
  • Incredibly flexible and efficient “bare metal” platforms supporting a variety of Linux-based switch operating systems ideal for resource optimization, manageability and scalability in any environment
  • Field-proven standard switches with both CLI and GUI management interfaces for rapid and compatible deployment in a variety of data-center environments
  • Throughput and latency optimized switch and adapter products supporting leading HPC networking solutions including high-speed Ethernet, InfiniBand and FibreChannel

Innovations

  • Bare Metal Ethernet Switches for Open Networking/SDN

    Open Networking refers to the disaggregation of switching hardware and software. It typically consists of (1) a bare metal switch, also known as white box or brite box, (2) a Linux kernel-based operating system, and (3) the support of standard tools for automation and other management functions. The resulting data center networks can scale more effortlessly, innovate at a faster pace, and cost significantly less to build and operate.

    The support of a true Linux operating system enables the same deployment model used by servers and allows the switches to be managed by the same automation tools that are typically reserved for servers. Network administrators who adopt Open Networking will find familiar switching and routing functions in a Linux kernel, and may leverage their existing frameworks and tools for seamless integration with VMware vSphere, OpenStack, and other applications, allowing the infrastructure to adapt and evolve at a faster pace.

  • Data-center friendly software and hardware features for High Availability
    High availability has become a must for today’s datacenter leaf and spine connectivity network architectures. Supermicro meets this challenge with hardware features like redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, data-center friendly reverse airflow options, and proven hardware design. Software features like MLAG can further optimize network performance. All Supermicro Ethernet switches support Industry Standard MLAG to achieve active-active load sharing with high availability.
  • Supermicro SIOM – Most Flexible, Cost-Optimized Server I/O
    The Supermicro® Super I/O Module (SIOM) delivers up to 50% of I/O cost savings and freedom to select networking options from 1Gb/s to 100Gb/s through a Supermicro optimized form factor that is easy to scale, service and manage across a broad range of Supermicro server and storage systems. The SIOM also enables a higher degree of system integration and increased capacity by saving PCI-E slots that are traditionally reserved for add on cards. Download the white paper to learn more.

Optimized for:

  • Enterprise Applications
  • Data Center
  • HPC
  • Virtualization
  • Software-defined Networking