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Virtual, Cooler and Easier Ethernet switches for the IBM BladeCenter. Sold and supported by IBM.

Virtual, Cooler and Easier Ethernet switches for the IBM BladeCenter. Sold and supported by IBM.

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  • Reduce Costs Reduce acquisition costs by up to 55%, compared to traditional multi adapter 1Gb approach Reduce energy costs by up to 64%, compared to traditional multi adapter 1Gb approach Investment protection ability to purchase an adapter upgrade to support FCoE or iSCSI HW Offload Reduce Complexity Reduce cable clutter up to 86% versus non Virtual Fabric approach Ability to dynamically allocate I/O bandwidth and do real time changes across 2-8 virtual NICs Exceptional security by providing isolation between various virtual NICs High availability by being able to isolate failures in once vNIC or virtual group from others Built using industry standards Improve Performance Up to 2.5 times more I/O bandwidth vs. traditional multi adapter 1Gb approach Lower Latency

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  • BLADE IBM Switch Family
  • BNT Layer 2/3 Copper Gb Ethernet Switch Module
    Low Cost
    Recommended for
    • Lowest cost
    • Lowest power consumption
    • RJ45 connectivity
    • 1G iSCSI
    • Lower blocking ratio 14:6
    1G Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter
    • 14 * 1G downlinks
    • 6 * 1G uplinks RJ45 copper
    • Max throughput 40 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    • Layer 2 & Layer 3 functionality standard
    • Only 27 Watts power consumption
    List Price = $2,199
    • IBM product number 32R1860
  • BNT Layer 2/3 Fiber Gb Ethernet Switch Module
    Low Cost
    Recommended for
    • Lowest cost
    • Lowest power consumption
    • Longer distances & higher security
    • 1G iSCSI
    • Lower blocking ratio 14:6
    1G Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter
    • 14 * 1G downlinks
    • 6 * 1G uplinks Fiber (transceivers included)
    • Max throughput 40 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    • Layer 2 & Layer 3 functionality standard
    • Only 27 Watts power consumption
    List Price = $3,999
    • IBM product number 32R1861
    Only IBM 1G Fiber offerings
  • BNT Layer 2-7 Gb Ethernet Switch Module
    Flexible
    Recommended for
    • Layer 2 – Layer 7
    • Routing solution for SMB
    • Advanced Network Security
    • Load Balancing
    • Web servers
    BNT L2-7 Gb Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter
    • 14 * 1G downlinks
    • 4 * 1G uplinks
    • Max throughput 36 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    • 40 Watts power consumption
    • Layer 2 thru Layer 7 functionality
    List Price = $9,999
    • IBM product number 32R1859
    Industry Exclusive
  • BNT 1/10Gb Uplink Ethernet Switch Module
    Recommended for
    • Investment protection 1G today 10G tomorrow
    • Virtual Machine environments
    • Switch Stacking
    • Connections to 10G core
    • HPC - Non-Blocking 1G network design
    1/10Gb Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter
    • 14 * 1G downlinks
    • 6 * 1G + 3 * 10G SFP+ uplinks
    • Max throughput 100 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    • 40 Watts power consumption
    • Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality
    • Switch stacking
    • VMready™ - virtual machine aware
    List Price = $4,999
    • IBM product number 44W4404
    Only IBM 1G switch with 1G & 10G uplinks
  • Lower TCO with BNT 1/10Gb Uplink ESM
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    IBM Cisco Catalyst 1GbE 3110G Blade Module (1G only)
    BNT L2/3 1/10Gigabit Switch Module
    BNT
    16% less
    $5,999/each
    Total $11,998
    $4,999/each
    Total $9,998
    Stacking included**
    Stacking included
    Optional $4,999/each
    IP Services S/W upgrade (orderable separately with part number 43W4434)
    Layer 3 Functions
    3 Year Cost $169*/each
    Total $338
    BNT
    11%less
    3 Year Cost $150*/each
    Total $300
    40W
    45 W
    6x1G uplinks
    3x10G uplinks
    4x1G uplinks
    BNT
    5x more bandwidth
    Approximately 50% less cost
    Less Power and More Bandwidth
    Total $22,334
    Total $10,298
    *Estimated cost per KWh $0.10 ** With 6.1 or above software
  • BNT Virtual Fabric 10G Ethernet Switch Module
    Speed
    100Gb/ s uplinks
    Worlds 1st embedded FCoE ready switch
    Recommended for
    • The best 10G performance
    • Fabric consolidation with FCoE
    • Loss-Less Ethernet
    • Virtualization
    • HPC
    • Low latency
    • High bandwidth
    10G Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter
    • 14 * 1/10G downlinks & 10 * 1/10G uplinks SFP+
    • Max throughput 480 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    • 72-82 Watts power consumption
    • Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality
    • Switch Stacking w/ 6.3 software
    • CEE and FCoE ready
    • Virtual NIC (IBM Virtual Fabric)
    • VMready™ - virtual machine aware
    • IBM product number 46C7193
    Only IBM 1G switch with 1G & 10G uplinks
    *Planned availability end of 3Q09
  • BNT Virtual Fabric 10G ESM First FCoE-ready Blade Switch
    Ethernet
    FCoE
    Traffic
    SAN, LAN, and Cluster traffic will converge on 10G Ethernet
    SAN
    Lossless with Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE)
    Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
    Low latency for high-performance clusters (HPC)
    Low power due to fewer components
    Low cost – reduce adapters, cabling & management
    LAN
    HPC Cluster
    BNT Virtual Fabric 10Gb ESM
    Gateways
    • NAS and iSCSI – available today – work better with loss-less fabrics
    • Open solutions preserve customer choice
  • VM aware Network - VMready™
    Worlds 1stswitch that can detect and automatically track VM’s
    VM 1
    VM 2
    VM X
    Open
    Virtual port
    VLAN 100
    ACL filters
    TX/RX limits
    Virtual port
    VLAN 100
    ACL filters
    TX/RX limits
    Virtual Switch
    Virtual Switch
    2
    2
    1
    VMready Switch
    VMready Switch
    3
    VMready runs
    on the switch
    Creates a virtual port for each VM that can be configured for VLANs, ACLs, QoS etc.
    Virtual port configurations can be synchronized with vSwitches via APIs
    VMready see the packets sent from VMs as they migrate and moves the virtual ports and policies in real time with NMotion™
    Virtual Machine stay attached and secure
  • IBM Virtual Fabric for BladeCenter/System xPartnering with BNT & Emulex
    • Ability to have 8 virtual NIC per server & create virtual pipes to the switch
    • Dynamically allocate bandwidth in increments of 100mb and change on the fly
    Reduce Costs
    Reduce Complexity
    Improve Performance
    • Reduce cables up to 75%
    • Reduce Switches ports 75%
    • Adapters by up to 67%
    • More VMs per Server
    • Higher availability & security
    • Reduce CAPEX up to 50%
    • Reduce energy costs up to 75%
    • Protect Investment with iSCSI & FCoE*
    • Up to 10x I/O bandwidth per channel
    • Up to 2.5x I/O Bandwidth per Server
    • Dynamically allocate bandwidth with no downtime
    BUILT ON INDUSTRY STANDARDS
    * Blades only
  • Non-Fat Switch Stacking
    • Stack up to 8 switches
    • 800 MB/s
    • One IP address & One firmware image
    • Shortest path always taken
    • Highly available
    • Automatic Reconfiguration
    • Reduce Management
  • Cloud Ready Network Architecture
    Addresses network requirements in five critical areas:
    Cloud Ready “Truths”:
    • Solutions should be OPEN – with multi-vendor support
    • Customers prefer incremental deployment, not rip and replace
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  • Disclaimer
    • BLADE makes no warranties regarding the accuracy of this information. BLADE does not warrant or represent that it will introduce any product to which the information relates. It is presented for discussion purposes only.
    • All statements regarding BLADE’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, at BLADE’s sole discretion.
    • Prices, delivery dates and technical specifications are subject to change without notice. 
    • Copyright 2009 BLADE Network Technologies. BLADE Network Technologies, the BLADE logo, BLADEHarmony, RackSwitch, SmartConnect and VMready are trademarks of BLADE Network Technologies.  All other names or marks are property of their respective owners.
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