Fujitsu Announces Line of Ethernet Switches
Computer products supplier Fujitsu
announced the launched a new aggregated series of 24-port and 48-port 1Gb/10Gb
Ethernet Switches. The introduction of the 24-port XG0224 and 48-port XG0448
expands the XG family of Fujitsu high-performance Ethernet switches, helping
enable the integration of existing Ethernet streams into high-speed 10Gb
The Fujitsu XG Switches offer
low latency and a low failure rate in a compact form factor, which the company
said is ideal for businesses. The XG0224 and XG0448 will feature auto sensing
10/100/1000 Base-T with 4 ports of SFP optics and open slots for 1 or 2 dual
port 10GbE uplink cards, depending upon the model. Fujitsu said the low-power,
1U high form factor allows for easy integration into existing networks and
system chassis while also providing an easy upgrade path for customers.
Jim Preasmyer, director of
sales and business development for Fujitsu's Advanced Technology Group said many
of their customers, who have come to appreciate the performance and quality of
the Fujitsu 10GbE Switch products, have also inquired about utilizing similar
Fujitsu solutions in their 1Gb networks. ""The Fujitsu 24-port and 48-port
Switches provide a consolidated product offering that gives customers a
low-cost upgrade path to full 10Gb networking combined with the Fujitsu brand
name they have come to trust."
The Fujitsu XG series of
switches offer high-performance and high-speed Layer 2 switching and feature
ultra-low latency, flexible interfaces and compact form factors. The company
said the switches are ideal for enterprise storage and video server
applications, high-performance computing (HPC), and the Internet SCSI (iSCSI)
and Networked Attached Storage (NAS) markets.
Steven Murphy, president and
CEO, Reldata, a unified iSCSI storage solutions specialist, said Fujitsu has
built upon its success in the 10GbE market with the addition of the
XG0224/XG0448, a product that represents where the storage industry is
strategically headed with 1GbE/10GbE technology. "As one of the few unified
storage solution providers currently shipping products with mixed 1GbE and
10GbE connectivity, we are very excited about the additional opportunities this
new product provides," he said. "Customers can leverage Reldata and the Fujitsu
aligned technologies to cost-effectively maximize speed and performance in
their storage environments."
Last year, the two companies announced the interoperability of the Fujitsu XG 10 GbE family and Reldata 10GbE 9240 Unified Storage Solution. The technology integration enabled 10Gb iSCSI SAN connectivity, allowing storage customers to eliminate the challenges of rapid storage growth with modular scalability.