The Edge-Core AS6701-32X switch is a Top-of-Rack (TOR) or spine switch designed for high-performance data centers. This switch, in a compact 1RU form factor, provides line-rate L2 and L3 switching across up to 32 x QSFP ports. It supports up to 32 x 40 GbE connections or 104 x 10 GbE connections.
The AS6701-32X can be deployed as a TOR switch supporting 10 GbE or 40 GbE server connections. Alternatively, it can be used as a spine switch, supporting 10 GbE or 40 GbE spine interconnects. The switch is equipped with 20 fixed QSFP ports and two module slots. Each slot is capable of supporting a 6 x QSFP option module or a future NPU module for application processing.
The AS6701-32X is a bare-metal switch loaded with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE). This environment supports the installation of compatible independent switchOS offerings.