The Edge-Core AS5600-52X hardware switch is designed to meet the high-performance, availability, and network-scaling requirements of enterprise and cloud data centers. This switch provides full line-rate switching at Layer 2 or Layer 3 across 48 x 10 GbE ports and 4 x 40 GbE uplinks.
The AS5600-52X can be deployed in two ways. It can serve as a Top-of-Rack switch, or it can be part of a 10 GbE or 40 GbE distributed spine. In the latter configuration, it forms a non-blocking folded CLOS data center fabric.
The AS5600-52X hardware is specifically designed for data centers. It boasts a high port density of 64 x 10 GbE in a 1 RU enclosure. It also features redundant, hot-swappable, load-sharing AC or 48 VDC* PSUs. Additionally, it has a fan tray with n+1 redundant fans and offers port-to-power or power-to-port airflow options.