NEC Launches SDN-Compatible Switches for Large Data Centers

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the development of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) compatible switches that enable network configurations equivalent to several thousand server racks, aimed at the large data centers operated by telecom carriers and service providers. The switches go on sale globally starting today.

The new switches are available in two varieties. The PF5340-48XP-6Q is a Top of Rack (ToR) switch with a 48-port 10GbE interface for consolidating servers. The PF5340-32QP is an aggregation switch that consolidates multiple racks with 32 40GbE ports. When used in combination with an SDN controller the switches enable a highly scalable and cost-efficient large data center network to be built utilizing SDN.

“SDN is one of the core areas NEC is focusing on in its Social Solutions Business, and to date NEC has amassed a track record of more than 250 system installations across the globe. These new switches help resolve issues faced when increasing the size of data centers, among them the complexity of operation and difficulties in expansion,” said Toshio Suzuki, General Manager, Converged Network Division, NEC Corporation.

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NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html.

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