10 Gigabit Ethernet
Each PowerConnect M8024 switch provides twenty four 10GbE ports to the DellTM PowerEdge M1000e blade chassis. This valuable capability delivers 10GbE to each of the up-to 16 server blades. The enhanced bandwidth and performance more than satisfies the increasingly important requirements of servers embracing technologies like virtualization.
In addition to the 16 internal 10GbE ports, the M8024 delivers flexible external I/O connectivity choices, utilizing up-to two modular 10Gb Base-T, CX-4 and/or SFP+ uplinks. Each SFP+ module provides four 10GbE ports. When using two SFP+ modules, a total of eight external 10GbE ports are provided. Each CX-4 module provides three 10GbE ports. Two CX-4 modules yield a total of six external 10GbE ports. Two 10Gb Base-T modules provide four 10GbE ports. For even more flexibility, the M8024 supports mixed environments using combinations of SFP+, 10G Base-T, and CX-4 modules.
The PowerConnect M8024 is designed for the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis, and extends significant bladed benefits, including optimized data center space utilization; reduced cabling and related components; shared power and cooling infrastructure; and overall lower TCO.
PowerConnect Family Benefits
The Dell PowerConnect M8024 is a member of a broad family of Dell PowerConnect products and enjoys valuable features, functions, and benefits available in other Dell switches installed in the data center. This not only eases integration but also simplifies on-going management. IT personnel will find familiar products recognized for their valuable capabilities. Additionally, IT server administrators will find deployment of the M8024 to be simplified, and will enjoy the benefits delivered by the Simple Switch firmware feature included with the M8024. These capabilities along with the rich capabilities of the M8024 make deploying 10Gb Ethernet a quick and effective solution for growing data centers with Dell PowerEdge blades.