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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
  • IBM BladeCenter Switches

    1. 1. BLADE IBM Switch Family<br />
    2. 2. BNT Layer 2/3 Copper Gb Ethernet Switch Module<br />Low Cost<br />Recommended for<br /><ul><li>Lowest cost
    3. 3. Lowest power consumption
    4. 4. RJ45 connectivity
    5. 5. 1G iSCSI
    6. 6. Lower blocking ratio 14:6</li></ul>1G Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter<br /><ul><li>14 * 1G downlinks
    7. 7. 6 * 1G uplinks RJ45 copper
    8. 8. Max throughput 40 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    9. 9. Layer 2 & Layer 3 functionality standard
    10. 10. Only 27 Watts power consumption</li></ul>List Price = $2,199<br /><ul><li>IBM product number 32R1860</li></li></ul><li>BNT Layer 2/3 Fiber Gb Ethernet Switch Module<br />Low Cost<br />Recommended for<br /><ul><li>Lowest cost
    11. 11. Lowest power consumption
    12. 12. Longer distances & higher security
    13. 13. 1G iSCSI
    14. 14. Lower blocking ratio 14:6</li></ul>1G Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter<br /><ul><li>14 * 1G downlinks
    15. 15. 6 * 1G uplinks Fiber (transceivers included)
    16. 16. Max throughput 40 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    17. 17. Layer 2 & Layer 3 functionality standard
    18. 18. Only 27 Watts power consumption</li></ul>List Price = $3,999<br /><ul><li>IBM product number 32R1861</li></ul>Only IBM 1G Fiber offerings<br />
    19. 19. BNT Layer 2-7 Gb Ethernet Switch Module<br />Flexible<br />Recommended for<br /><ul><li>Layer 2 – Layer 7
    20. 20. Routing solution for SMB
    21. 21. Advanced Network Security
    22. 22. Load Balancing
    23. 23. Web servers</li></ul>BNT L2-7 Gb Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter<br /><ul><li>14 * 1G downlinks
    24. 24. 4 * 1G uplinks
    25. 25. Max throughput 36 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    26. 26. 40 Watts power consumption
    27. 27. Layer 2 thru Layer 7 functionality</li></ul>List Price = $9,999<br /><ul><li>IBM product number 32R1859</li></ul>Industry Exclusive<br />
    28. 28. BNT 1/10Gb Uplink Ethernet Switch Module<br />Recommended for<br /><ul><li>Investment protection 1G today 10G tomorrow
    29. 29. Virtual Machine environments
    30. 30. Switch Stacking
    31. 31. Connections to 10G core
    32. 32. HPC - Non-Blocking 1G network design</li></ul>1/10Gb Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter<br /><ul><li>14 * 1G downlinks
    33. 33. 6 * 1G + 3 * 10G SFP+ uplinks
    34. 34. Max throughput 100 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    35. 35. 40 Watts power consumption
    36. 36. Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality
    37. 37. Switch stacking
    38. 38. VMready™ - virtual machine aware</li></ul>List Price = $4,999<br /><ul><li>IBM product number 44W4404</li></ul>Only IBM 1G switch with 1G & 10G uplinks<br />
    39. 39. Lower TCO with BNT 1/10Gb Uplink ESM<br />7/21/2010<br />BLADE Network Technologies Confidential<br />6<br />IBM Cisco Catalyst 1GbE 3110G Blade Module (1G only)<br />BNT L2/3 1/10Gigabit Switch Module<br />BNT<br />16% less<br />$5,999/each<br />Total $11,998<br />$4,999/each<br />Total $9,998<br />Stacking included**<br />Stacking included<br />Optional $4,999/each<br />IP Services S/W upgrade (orderable separately with part number 43W4434)<br />Layer 3 Functions<br />3 Year Cost $169*/each<br />Total $338 <br />BNT<br />11%less<br />3 Year Cost $150*/each<br />Total $300<br />40W<br />45 W<br />6x1G uplinks<br />3x10G uplinks<br />4x1G uplinks<br />BNT<br />5x more bandwidth<br />Approximately 50% less cost<br />Less Power and More Bandwidth<br />Total $22,334<br />Total $10,298 <br />*Estimated cost per KWh $0.10 ** With 6.1 or above software <br />
    40. 40. BNT Virtual Fabric 10G Ethernet Switch Module<br />Speed<br />100Gb/ s uplinks<br />Worlds 1st embedded FCoE ready switch<br />Recommended for <br /><ul><li>The best 10G performance
    41. 41. Fabric consolidation with FCoE
    42. 42. Loss-Less Ethernet
    43. 43. Virtualization
    44. 44. HPC
    45. 45. Low latency
    46. 46. High bandwidth</li></ul>10G Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter<br /><ul><li>14 * 1/10G downlinks & 10 * 1/10G uplinks SFP+
    47. 47. Max throughput 480 Gbps (bi-directional)‏
    48. 48. 72-82 Watts power consumption
    49. 49. Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality
    50. 50. Switch Stacking w/ 6.3 software
    51. 51. CEE and FCoE ready
    52. 52. Virtual NIC (IBM Virtual Fabric)
    53. 53. VMready™ - virtual machine aware
    54. 54. IBM product number 46C7193</li></ul>Only IBM 1G switch with 1G & 10G uplinks<br />*Planned availability end of 3Q09<br />
    55. 55. BNT Virtual Fabric 10G ESM First FCoE-ready Blade Switch<br />Ethernet<br />FCoE <br />Traffic <br />SAN, LAN, and Cluster traffic will converge on 10G Ethernet<br />SAN<br />Lossless with Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE)<br />Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)<br />Low latency for high-performance clusters (HPC)<br />Low power due to fewer components<br />Low cost – reduce adapters, cabling & management <br />LAN<br />HPC Cluster<br />BNT Virtual Fabric 10Gb ESM<br />Gateways<br /><ul><li> NAS and iSCSI – available today – work better with loss-less fabrics
    56. 56. Open solutions preserve customer choice</li></li></ul><li>VM aware Network - VMready™<br />Worlds 1stswitch that can detect and automatically track VM’s<br />VM 1<br />VM 2<br />VM X<br />Open<br />Virtual port<br />VLAN 100<br />ACL filters<br />TX/RX limits<br />Virtual port<br />VLAN 100<br />ACL filters<br />TX/RX limits<br />Virtual Switch<br />Virtual Switch<br />2<br />2<br />1<br />VMready Switch<br />VMready Switch<br />3<br />VMready runs <br />on the switch <br />Creates a virtual port for each VM that can be configured for VLANs, ACLs, QoS etc.<br />Virtual port configurations can be synchronized with vSwitches via APIs<br />VMready see the packets sent from VMs as they migrate and moves the virtual ports and policies in real time with NMotion™<br />Virtual Machine stay attached and secure<br />
    57. 57. IBM Virtual Fabric for BladeCenter/System xPartnering with BNT & Emulex<br /><ul><li>Ability to have 8 virtual NIC per server & create virtual pipes to the switch
    58. 58. Dynamically allocate bandwidth in increments of 100mb and change on the fly </li></ul>Reduce Costs<br />Reduce Complexity<br />Improve Performance<br /><ul><li>Reduce cables up to 75%
    59. 59. Reduce Switches ports 75%
    60. 60. Adapters by up to 67%
    61. 61. More VMs per Server
    62. 62. Higher availability & security
    63. 63. Reduce CAPEX up to 50%
    64. 64. Reduce energy costs up to 75%
    65. 65. Protect Investment with iSCSI & FCoE*
    66. 66. Up to 10x I/O bandwidth per channel
    67. 67. Up to 2.5x I/O Bandwidth per Server
    68. 68. Dynamically allocate bandwidth with no downtime</li></ul>BUILT ON INDUSTRY STANDARDS<br />* Blades only<br />
    69. 69. Non-Fat Switch Stacking<br /><ul><li>Stack up to 8 switches
    70. 70. 800 MB/s
    71. 71. One IP address & One firmware image
    72. 72. Shortest path always taken
    73. 73. Highly available
    74. 74. Automatic Reconfiguration
    75. 75. Reduce Management</li></li></ul><li>Cloud Ready Network Architecture<br />Addresses network requirements in five critical areas:<br />Cloud Ready “Truths”:<br /><ul><li>Solutions should be OPEN – with multi-vendor support
    76. 76. Customers prefer incremental deployment, not rip and replace</li></ul>21-Jul-10<br />BLADE Network Technologies <br />12<br />
    77. 77. Disclaimer<br /><ul><li>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.
    78. 78. All statements regarding BLADE’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, at BLADE’s sole discretion.
    79. 79. Prices, delivery dates and technical specifications are subject to change without notice. 
    80. 80. 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.</li></ul>BLADE Network Technologies<br />21-Jul-10<br />13<br />

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