The Edgecore AS6712-32X is a Top-Rack or spine switch designed for high-performance data centers. This device comes in a compact 1RU form factor, providing line-rate L2 and L3 switching across 32 x QSFP+ ports. It supports 32 x 40 GbE connections or 96 x 10 GbE + 8 x 40G connections.
The AS6712-32X can be deployed in two ways. It can serve as a TOR switch supporting 10 GbE or 40 GbE server connections. Alternatively, it can function as a spine switch supporting 10 GbE or 40 GbE spine interconnects.
One of the key features of the AS6712-32X is that it is a bare-metal switch loaded with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE). This feature allows the installation of compatible open source and commercial Network Operating Systems. This flexibility caters to different network use cases and requirements.