IBM Selects Blade Network's Top-of-Rack Switches

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 9, 2010

BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. has announced its RackSwitch 1 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches have been selected by IBM for inclusion in the IBM System x option portfolio. In the company's news release on Market Watch, Blade also said that the RackSwitch products will provide enterprise data center networking capabilities for IBM System x, including IBM Virtual Fabric, BLADE's VMready Virtual Machine-aware networking and lossless DCB/CEE networking.

IBM will use Blade's RackSwitch 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switches for IBM System x.

"In addition to BLADE's embedded switch products, which are widely deployed Ethernet switches for IBM BladeCenter, IBM has offered BLADE's RackSwitch as an option for iDataPlex and Cluster 1350 for more than a year. IBM is now expanding the popular RackSwitch offering to make the BLADE switches available for all IBM System x servers including the best-selling x3550 and x3650 rack servers and the new eX5 enterprise systems, as well as to provide an up-stream networking solution for IBM BladeCenter."

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