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Adtran launches Gigabit Ethernet switches

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Adtran has released its SDX 8110 series of business switches, aimed at giving service providers an improved Power over Ethernet (PoE) budget, improved statistics reporting and a high level of traffic control for managing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) into the Local Area Network (LAN).

This increased flexibility is designed to enable service providers to simplify LAN management while supporting the increased penetration of IP phones, Wi-Fi access points and IoT devices within the enterprise.

Available in 8, 24 and 48 port configurations, the switch series is focused on service providers looking to maximise the longevity and versatility of their switch infrastructure. By providing a higher power PoE budget to support future applications, customer satisfaction increases and capital costs decrease versus the alternative of installing additional PoE switches to support higher demand. The SDX 8110 series also suits applications that do not require a high level of traffic management, but where customers desire additional safeguards against debilitating traffic loops and broadcast storms by using the traffic loop protection feature.

The switches add per-port and per-queue traffic shaping capabilities, along with support for per-port and per-queue policing. Traffic matching capabilities have additionally been expanded to include QoS control lists that are used to match Ethernet frames, including both outer and inner tag parameters, and then manipulate various QoS, VLAN and policy settings in the IP packet or Ethernet frame.

Brian Lenahan, enterprise product line manager at Adtran said: ‘Improved traffic and PoE statistics give managed service providers visibility deep into the customer network to more easily monitor and diagnose problems. Expansion of Adtran’s SMB/Enterprise switch portfolio will continue with additional products planned for release over the next nine months. These products will complement the SDX 8110 series in providing a high-value switching infrastructure to support business critical applications and services offered by our partners.’

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