The Edgecore DCS209 switch is designed to meet the high-performance, availability, and network-scaling requirements of enterprise and cloud data centers. It provides full line-rate switching at Layer 2 or Layer 3 across 48 x 10GbE ports and 6 x 40GbE uplinks.
The DCS209 switch can be deployed either as a Top-of-Rack switch, or as part of a 10GbE or 40GbE distributed spine. This forms a non-blocking folded-Clos data center fabric. The switch is also rack mountable in either a standard 19 inch rack, or with the Open Rack Switch Adapter in the 21 inch Open Rack.
The DCS209 hardware offers the high-availability features required for data center operation. These include redundant, hot-swappable AC power input, 4+1 redundant fan modules, and port-to-power or power-to-port airflow options.
The DCS209 is an ideal Top-of-Rack switch for virtualized data centers. It supports VXLAN and NVGRE tunneling functions in hardware, leveraging existing Cat 5e/Cat 6/Cat 6A/Cat 7 cabling infrastructure. This saves further investment.