ExtremeSwitching 8000 Series

Formerly BlackDiamond Series

Enterprise IT managers and service providers have limited time or resources to deal with overly complex, specialized network infrastructure solutions. The 8800 series switches from Extreme Networks® simplify the architecture. Purpose-built core, aggregation, edge and data center/service provider modules can meet your chassis needs across the network.

The 8800 series switches deliver voice-class availability, high-density Power over Ethernet (PoE), Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), and 10 GbE wherever it’s needed. The 8800 series switches can support a wide variety of applications. In enterprise and data center networks, traditional three-tier architectures can be replaced with a streamlined two-tier network that helps reduce management overhead, operational complexity and capital expenditures. It serves well as a highperformance Enterprise core and Data Center switch. The ports interconnect thousands of servers for High Performance Cluster Computing (HPCC).

The 8800 series switches with 8900-xl series modules meet the needs of next generation service provider transport networks for converged services and are ideal for deployment at the metro core and mobile backhaul aggregation hub. The 8900-xm 40 Gigabit modules meet the needs of next-generation data centers and service providers. A full range of Layer 2 - 4 features for IPv4 and IPv6 allow the aggregation of high-speed connections, minimizing bottlenecks between edge and core. The 8800 fits well at the edge of the most demanding enterprises, with Voiceover-IP, video, wireless and data traffic. The multifaceted 8800 series switches support IPv6 today, preparing the enterprise for the future.