|Edgecore Networks Introduces the New ECS4600 Stackable Series to Deliver Availability and Performance for Bandwidth-Intensive Applications|
Hsinchu, Aug 2, 2010 --To cope with the dramatically changing world of today, enterprises, laboratories, government, hospitals, and educational organizations need to consider how globalization, broadcast media, and the evolving business models reflect requirements on the network architectures. For instance, with the constant growth of classrooms and teaching buildings, campus requires more network extensions in order to access critical information and network based application. In mission-critical environment such as the government and the hospital, high availability and scalability is always an essential requirement to network architectures.
Targeted at companies in sectors such as education, healthcare and government, ECS4600 is designed for connecting a large number of PCs, printers, servers, and other host devices that require high performance links to the distribution and core of the network. With its high performance, low latency, wire speed L2 switching and L3 routing, the ECS4600 Stackable Series is ideal for service provider edge aggregation, enterprise wiring closets, data center aggregation and network core deployment.
Resilient Stacking up to 8 units
The Edge-Core ECS4610 Stackable Series is a L3 Gigabit Ethernet routing switch with a choice of 24 or 48 Gigabit 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 combo Gigabit Ethernet SFP slots and 2 optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet slots and 2 stacking ports on the rear panel. It provides high performance, resilient stacking, wire speed L2 switching and L3 routing, comprehensive QoS and advanced security to deliver the scalability and resiliency to increase productivity while reducing operation cost.
Comprising 2 different models, ECS4610-26T and ECS4610-50T, with each model featuring dual optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, ECS4610 Series provides fully non-blocking performance to fulfill the network requirements for voice and video streaming. Optional 10GBASE-XFP10 transceivers can support up to 40km for fiber uplinks.
The ECS4610 series provides two stacking ports for hardware stacking up to 320Gbps throughput. Any combination of ECS4610 series units can be stacked up to 8 units high or to a maximum of 400 ports. The stack acts as a single switching unit that is managed by a master switch, elected from one of the member switches. The master switch automatically creates and updates all the switching and optional routing tables. A working stack can add new members or delete old ones without service interruption.
High Availability, High Performance and Efficiency
VRRP (Virtual Redundancy Routing Protocol) feature provides a fail-over solution to increase high availability and prevent single-point failures. VRRP utilizes two or more switches to work together. The master switch handles all packets
Featuring always-on robust infrastructure, optimal response time for users and applications, both switches offers 802.1w Spanning Tree that provides a loop free network and redundant links to the core network with rapid convergence less than 2 second. IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol allows a spanning-tree instance per VLAN, for Layer 2 load sharing on redundant links.
The Edge-Core 4610 series supports IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). It increases bandwidth by automatically aggregating several physical links together as a logical trunk and offers load balancing and fault tolerance for uplink connections.
Adding Optional Redundant Power Supply ensures that the Edge-Core ECS4610 series delivers the stable and redundant power support for today¡¦s high-availability, mission-critical environments.
Future-Proof for Capital Expenditures Savings
The Edge-Core ECS4610 series supports hardware based IPv6 and IPv4 routing hardware for maximum performance. It provides seamless migration path from IPv4 to IPv6 for future network upgrades and investment protection.
Advanced routing protocols such as RIP and OSPF provide dynamic routing by exchanging routing information with other Layer 3 switches or routers. Multicast routing is supported under independent multicast protocol, including PIM-DM, and PIM-SM. DVMRP is also supported to interconnect two multicast-enabled networks across non-multicast networks.
Advanced Security and QoS Service
The Edge Core ECS4610 series provides enhanced security features for connectivity and access control, including ACLs, authentication and port-level security with IEEE 802.1X. ACLs (Access Control Lists) can be used to restrict access to sensitive network resources by denying packets based on L2/L3/L4 headers. SSH and RADIUS authentication protect data communication and ensure data privacy. IEEE 802.1X port-based access control ensures dynamic, port-based security and user authentication for network access
IP source guard prevents a malicious user from spoofing or taking over another user's IP address by creating a binding table between client's IP and MAC address, port, and VLAN.
The Edge-Core ECS4610 series offers advance QoS for marking, classification, and scheduling to deliver best-in-class performance for data, voice, and video traffic at wire speed. 8 egress queues per port enable differentiated management of up to 8 traffic types across the stack. Traffic is prioritized according to 802.1p, DSCP, IP precedence and TCP/UDP port number to provide optimal performance to real-time applications. Weight Round Robin (WRR) and strict priority ensure differential prioritization of packet flows and avoid congestion of ingress and egress queues.
With bidirectional rate-limiting, per port or traffic class, the Edge-Core ECS4610 series preserves network bandwidth and allows full control of network resources.
For IP multicast traffic, the Edge-Core enables IGMP snooping to provide fast client joins and leaves of multicast streams. It prevents flooding of IP multicast traffic, and limits bandwidth intensive video traffic to only the subscribers.
The Edge-Core ECS4610 series supports IPv6 management functions in SNMP/HTTP/Telnet/TFTP/ICMP, SSH, RADIUS/TACACS+ authentication and IPv6 QoS remapping when connecting to the switch or stack.
The Edge-Core ECS4610 series can be managed through industry standard Command Line Interface (CLI) which provides a common industry look and feel to reduce training and operating costs. It also provides ease-of-use Web GUI interface through a standard web browser.
With four groups of RMON, the Edge-Core ECS4610 series can easily backup and restore Firmware and configuration files via TFTP.
About Edgecore Networks Corporation
Edgecore Networks was founded in 2010, as a subsidiary of Accton Technology. Headquartered in the Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, Edgecore offers a complete range of wired and wireless networking products and integrates into reliable end-to-end solutions for MSO/ISP, enterprise, SMB and SOHO applications with Edgecore and SMC brands worldwide.