Allied Telesis products allow education providers to offer high-speed connections to the desktop for power users, and to utilize high-capacity uplinks for maximum throughput of high-density traffic.
In the above example, servers and management work stations connect directly to the SwitchBlade x908 in the network core using Gigabit Ethernet, via XEM-12T expansion modules. Links from the server farm to the core can also be trunked to allow for greater bandwidth and resiliency. Industry leading QoS features on the SwitchBlade x908 allow voice and video traffic to be prioritized over less critical network traffic.
In the main building, edge switches uplink to the core via fiber connections to the XEM-12S, a 12 port (100/1000 BASE-X SFP) expansion module. Other buildings uplink to the core via 10 Gigabit links from x900 switches to XEM-1XP modules on the SwitchBlade x908. This enables large graphics files, along with video and voice, to be easily transferred.
For further expansion, the XEM-STK stacking module provides two proprietary 15Gbps stacking links via specialised stacking cables. You can achieve superior scalability with individual stacked nodes, which can be inserted into and removed from the stack as bandwidth and feature requirements in your network evolve. The SwitchBlade x908 also supports proprietary 40Gbps stacking links, allowing you to add a further SwitchBlade x908 to the core without compromising bandwidth.