Key applications for Force10 C-Series switches
- Dell Force10 C150 is a 9RU chassis featuring up to four blade I/O slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 768 Gbps bandwidth.
- Dell Force10 C300 is a 13RU chassis featuring up to eight blade I/O slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 1.536 Tbps bandwidth.
- Low cost 100/1000 Mbps server aggregation for small- to medium-sized data centers (100s to 1,000s of servers)
- Cost-effective LAN core switch for small- and medium-campuses (100s to 1,000s of PCs)
- Scalable GbE aggregation and 10GbE transport in a carrier's Middle Mile network to enable the deployment of triple play services
- High density GbE aggregation into a multiple Gbps or 10GbE backbone
- Cost-effective PoE-enabled 10/100/1000Base-T wiring closet aggregation of VoIP phones, wireless access points, video cameras or other IEEE 802.3af-compliant devices
The Dell Force10 C-Series is designed to provide inherent reliability, network control, and scalability for high performance Ethernet environments.
- Up to 384 line-rate 10/100/1000Base-T ports with full 15.4 W Class 3 PoE support in a 13-RU chassis
- Up to 64 line-rate 10GbE ports with pluggable XFP modules
- Suite of security, access control and wiring-closet edge features for enterprise networks
- VirtualView real-time network and application traffic monitoring for virtualized data centers
- PowerSmart intelligent power management features provide automatic sensing, provisioning and management of PoE power
- Full complement of standards-based Layer 2, IPv4 and IPv6 features for unicast and multicast applications
- 5-microsecond switching latency under full load for 64 byte frames
- Switch fabric capacity of up to 1.536 Tbps and up to 952 Mpps L2/L3 packet forwarding capacity
- High availability architecture
- 1+1 Route Processor Module (RPM) design
- Continuous runtime data plane monitoring and advanced in-service CLI diagnostic functions
- Power supply redundancy with load sharing power bus enabling uninterrupted VoIP calls during a power supply failure