Advanced Features Enable Data Center Transformation
The data center is evolving, driving requirements for infrastructure that can support dynamic growth in Virtual Machines (VMs), distributed applications, and Big Data, as well as the transition to cloud-based computing—without compromising performance. The VDX® 6940 and the Extreme VDX family of switches deliver the performance, flexibility, scale, and efficiency essential to modern data centers, including cloud and highly virtualized environments.
Optimizes Scale-Out Architecture
VDX switches are designed to help organizations stay ahead of application-driven network change by enabling agile growth through a scale-out architecture. This approach offers three key benefits. First, it enables network expansion as a business grows over time. Data center administrators can horizontally scale spine switches as the number of leaf
switches increases. Second, scale-out architecture enables the creation of resilient network fabrics, eliminating a single point of failure and potential downtime. Third, and most important, scale-out network architecture delivers a compelling economic benefit. Unlike scale-up, a scale-out model reduces upfront investment. And by using high-density fixed switches, it lowers the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), reducing power, cooling, and
data center space.