When using the SX-1000 family of switches in a 1,000-node configuration, data center operators can save up to 84 percent of the power, reduce rack space by 50 percent and consolidate up to 75 percent of inter-rack cables. The higher speed 40GbE backbone overcomes common bottlenecks and network congestion caused by east/west traffic and storage, and provides up to 10x lower latencies, thus ensuring faster application performance.

SX-1000 Product Details

The SX1035 and SX1036 of 40GbE 1U switches deliver industry-leading latency performance (230us at 40GbE and 250us at 10GbE) with ultra-low power (6.5W per 40GbE port and 3.6W per 10GbE port) and offer flexible configurations such as:
  • 36-port 40GbE
  • 64-port 10GbE – using QSFP to four SFP+ breakout cables
  • 56 10GbE and eight 40GbE – using QSFP to four SFP+ breakout cables
  • 48 10GbE and 12 40GbE – using QSFP to four SFP+ breakout cables

All SX1000-series of 10 and 40GbE switches support reversed airflow adding flexibility for data centers with different thermal designs, and consist of redundant and hot-swappable fans and PSUs for higher availability. The SX1000 series is equipped with enhanced chassis management capabilities, supporting Web UI, industry-standard CLI and an impressive set of security features. The SX1000-series is also supported by Mellanox Unified Fabric Manager (UFM), which provides extensive end-to-end fabric orchestration and monitoring capabilities for virtualizing and scaling out data centers.

Availability and Pricing

The SX-1000-series of 10 and 40GbE switches will begin shipping to customers by the end of this quarter. MSRP pricing for the high density 40GbE switch is approximately $1500 per port.

More information can be found at www.mellanox.com.

Visit Mellanox Technologies at Interop Las Vegas 2011 (May 10-12, 2011)

Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #1939 to see a live demonstration of the ‘Best-of Interop’ Finalist SX1036 10/40GbE switch, and the full suite of Mellanox’s end-to-end high-performance Ethernet and InfiniBand data center connectivity products.

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