CATNIX updates its switches

Updates its switches
27-04-2016

The new switches are already working. The two Arista 7280SE-72 are connected with a 10 Gbps link, and are installed in each one of the two sites (Campus Nord — CSUC-CN and Itconic — CSUC-T).

These switches replace the two Cisco Catalyst 4507R-E that have been working until now. They have 48 SFP modules and a switching capacity of 1.44 Tbps, six times more than the previous ones.

In addition to the 48 modules with a capacity of 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps, the Arista 7280SE-72, include 2 100 G SR modules capable of supporting 100 Gbps ports or 6x40G SR4 or 24x10 Gbps SR LC, multiplying by 7 the growth capacity of 10 Gbps ports compared to the previous equipment. They also have redundant power supplies and ultradeep buffers to facilitate multimedia traffic without any loss, for example between ports at different speeds.