Ensure increased network availability, predictable application performance and reduced operating costs with the E-Series switch/routers. Built upon the powerful and cost-effective Dell Force10 architecture that combines fully distributed hardware and modular software, the E-Series sets the industry standard for resiliency, scalability and line-rate performance for full L2 switching and IPv4/IPv6 routing.
E-Series switches scale to 1,260GbE or 224 10GbE ports per chassis, providing consistent performance with access control lists (ACLs) on all ports and full L2 switching and L3 routing. These products simplify network applications ranging from server/cluster consolidation, grid computing and campus backbones to next-generation data centers.
The highly predictable line-rate performance, with any combination of features operating, enables robust L2/L3 functionality, low latency and jitter, and the resiliency to thwart denial of service (DoS) attacks.
Gain exceptional line-rate performance, cost-effective scalability and robust L2 switching and L3 routing with the feature-rich Dell Force10 E-Series architecture:
High Ethernet density
Deploy unparalleled GbE and 10GbE port densities with Force10 E-Series. The E1200 and E600 each support 48GbE ports or 16 10GbE ports per line card slot, with up to 14 and seven line card slots per chassis respectively. The E300 supports 48GbE ports or eight 10GbE port per line card slot, with up to six line card slots per chassis.
With six custom Force10 ASICs and advanced ternary content addressable memories (TCAM) on every line card, the Force10 E-Series provides line-rate, non-blocking forwarding performance across all ports, even with all features enabled simultaneously. These features include:
Full L2 switching / L3 routing
Working in unison, the Force10 ASICs, E-Series architecture and FTOS software provide robust L2 switching and L3 routing functionality. They enable the scalability and security required for applications spanning the LAN, MAN and Internet-connected WAN. The Force10 E-Series L2 and L3 features include: