The Summit X480 series switch is a versatile, high-end Ethernet switch for data center, enterprise aggregation, and Carrier Ethernet deployments. Summit X480 helps optimize application performance for a variety of network deployments with its rich features and high scalability. The Summit X480 provides high density for Gigabit Ethernet in a very small 1RU form factor.
For emerging demands from data, storage, voice, and data convergence, Summit X480 provides highly scalable Layer 2/3 switching and MPLS/H-VPLS by supporting up to 512K Layer 2 MAC addresses or 512K IPv4 Longest Prefix Match routing tables. Summit X480 enables data center, enterprise and Carrier Ethernet aggregation and core backbone deployment in AC-powered and DC-powered environments.
Summit X480 simplifies network operation with ExtremeXOS modular OS, available across a wide range of Extreme Networks Ethernet switches. The ExtremeXOS operating system provides high availability and simplicity with one OS everywhere in the network.
High-performance and highly scalable switching and routing
Summit X480 offers core-class intelligent switching and routing with exceptional port density and high-performance stacking technology powered by the ExtremeXOS modular OS. With its high performance switching and routing, Summit X480 helps enhance the data center, Carrier Ethernet and enterprise aggregation network.
High-scalability in 1RU compact switch
Summit X480 supports highly scalable Layer 2 or Layer 3 networks, as well as highly secure networks. Summit X480 has expansion memory called TCAM built inside which can be partitioned by application types or by deployment scenarios. For larger Layer 2 network deployments, Summit X480 can support up to 512K MAC addresses. Similarly for larger Layer 3 routing environments, Summit X480 can support core routing class scalability for up to 512K IPv4 routing LPM entries in hardware.
Intelligent switching and MPLS/H-VPLS support
Summit X480 supports sophisticated and intelligent Layer 2 switching, as well as Layer 3 IPv4/IPv6 routing including policy-based switching/routing, Provider Bridges, bidirectional ingress and egress access control lists, and bandwidth control by 8 Kbps granularity both for ingress and egress. To provide scalable network architectures used mainly for Carrier Ethernet network deployment, Summit X480 supports MPLS LSP based Layer 3 forwarding and Hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS) for transparent LAN services. With H-VPLS, transparent Layer 3 networks can be extended throughout the Layer 3 network cloud by using a VPLS tunnel between the regional transparent LAN services typically built by Provider Bridges (IEEE 802.1ad) technology.
Powered by the ExtremeXOS OS, Summit X480 supports process recovery and application upgrades without the need for a system reboot. Summit X480 provides the high network availability required for mission-critical servers and applications through its advanced modular OS, highly available hardware architecture and carrier-grade network redundancy protocols.
Comprehensive securityProduct Highlights
Implementing a secure network means providing protection at the network perimeter as well as the core. Working together with Extreme Networks Sentriant family of products, Summit X480 uses advanced security functions in protecting your network from known or potential threats.
- Flexible port configuration
- SummitStack - high-performance stacking
- High scalability in a 1RU compact switch
- ExtremeXOS modular OS for highly available network operation
- Carrier-grade redundant networking protocol including Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS)
- Internal redundant AC/DC power supply and field replaceable/hot swappable fan tray
- Robust IP and MAC security framework
- Threat detection and response
- Protocol anomaly detection