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Enhancements to data center connectivity: Introducing new HP 6125 Ethernet Blade Switches

The HP 6125 Ethernet switches just announced are the first two of a series of a new generation of products from HP networking designed specifically for HP c-Class blade servers.  As part of the HP BladeSystem infrastructure, the HP 6125 series deliver secure, feature rich data center class switching capabilities directly to the server edge at a cost lower than competitive offerings.  These switches provide an unmatched list of features thanks to the same proven Comware operating system used on HPN data center switches worldwide.  The HP 6125 series of switches provide Layer 2/ Layer 3 routing with full IPv6 support, IRF (Intelligent Resilient Framework), distributed trunking capabilities as well as robust QoS and security options.  Designed for a wide range of applications requiring 1Gb server side links such as virtualized servers or scale out, these first two HP 6125 series switches are the perfect networking solution for HP BladeSystem c-Class.

 

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                              HP 6125G/XG Ethernet Blade Switch

                                               

 

As for the two switches just announced, the HP 6125G is designed for datacenter and remote office applications where 1Gb connections are used. They are also perfect wherever low cost switching or aggregation of bandwidth is required.  With its combination of 1Gb and 10Gb uplinks, the 6125G/XG is ideal for mixed bandwidth applications such as aggregation between the server edge and top of rack, virtualization, and scale out.   Both switches use the same low power, latest generation switching chips from Broadcom that delivers non-blocking wire-speed performance end-to-end.  With IRF enabled, multiple switches can be combined into a single virtual switch. You can mix and match HP 6125G and HP 6125G/XG switches in the same IRF stack providing for a single management point with reduced network infrastructure, multiple redundancy points and faster failover times -an ideal way to reduce network costs and management.

And speaking of management, both switches can be provisioned through IMC (Intelligent Management Center) which provides a single pane of glass network management and provisioning experience across the entire network from edge-to-edge. If you’re a networking professional like me, we are always looking for ways to reduce costs and workloads while increasing utilization and efficiency. Well, the HP 6125 Series of Ethernet switches does just that. They deliver the excellent investment protection, flexibility and scalability required in today’s non- stop data center applications.

 

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                                      HP Intelligent Management Center

 

 

The best part?  HP 6125 series switches continue to save money even after they are installed. Both switches use less power, and require less cooling than comparable products. With the ever increasing cost of electricity and cooling, energy efficiency is a big part of a customer’s decision to deploy.

 

Click here more information on the new HP 6125 Ethernet Switch series for HP BladeSystem.

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