10Gb 1U High Density Switch Unified Data Center Performance
Data Center PerformanceThe PowerConnect™ 8024F is a high density 10 Gb Ethernet switch designed for data center, aggregation and unified fabric deployments requiring high throughput and availability. These high density, 24-port 10 Gb switches are ready for converged Ethernet environments supporting dense virtualization, Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage, and 10 Gb traffic aggregation.
The 8024F also provides full routing features in a compact 1U form factor with data center friendly, front-to-rear cooling.
Unified Fabric ReadyThe PowerConnect 8024 family is one of the key components in the Dell Unified Fabric Data Center solutions and supports converged fabric requirements such as Priority Flow Control (802.1Qbb), iSCSI Optimization, and 10 Gb wire speed performance on all ports.
iSCSI traffic can also be monitored at the fabric level, allowing the administrator to track active iSCSI sessions.
10 Gb Performance and FlexibilityThe PowerConnect 8024 brings the benefits of 10Gb Ethernet to a compact and reliable switching platform, with the quality and great service of Dell. 10Gb Ethernet provides a superior return on IT investment through:
- Investment Protection – 10Gb Ethernet is the network fabric of the future, with an ever-expanding ecosystem of solutions and the capabilities to grow
- Energy-Efficient – Replace multiple 1Gb components in your infrastructure to reduce power requirements and heat loads.
- High Performance – 480Gb of throughput for wire-speed 10Gb switching
Energy EfficientThe PowerConnect 8024 family is designed to be easy on the budget as well as the environment. Dell designed the PowerConnect 8024 for energy savings from the power cord to the ports — starting with redundant power supplies that operate above 80 percent efficiency in all modes.
We then added variable speed fans that adjust their speed for their environment through multiple temperature monitors. We also included power efficient 10 GBASE-T ports that reduce power draw by as much as 20 percent for short cable runs, and then provided network administrators with multiple ways to manage and monitor these power savings features through:
- Command-line interface (CLI)
- Web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI)
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
High AvailabilityThe PowerConnect 8024F is designed to be highly available with dual internal, hot-swap power supplies and removable hot-swap fan modules. The unit also incorporates dual firmware images to allow for image promotions or image redundancy in a network. All of these functions can be monitored through CLI, GUI and SNMP.
Flexible ManagementPowerConnect switches provide numerous management options including an industry-standard CLI, remote management using the embedded Web server, and support for SNMP-based management applications such as Open Manage Network Manager.
The GUI for PowerConnect switches provides very robust management with comparable control to the command-line environment — allowing the administrator to choose the best method of interacting with the switch.
Peace of mind
This Dell networking switch is backed by an industry-leading Lifetime Limited Warranty,* which guarantees Basic Hardware Service(repair or replacement) for life.While Basic Hardware Service delivers reliable support for your hardware, most organizations benefit from additional levels of support, to protect their IT investment and maximizing productivity. We recommend Dell ProSupport™, an enhanced suite of services that includes: 24x7 tech support, accelerated response times, immediate access to L2 technical experts and proactive support options. Go beyond the basics and start transforming your IT infrastructure into a true business asset.
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Lifetime Limited Warranty*
Select Dell networking products, carry a Lifetime Limited Hardware warranty with Basic Hardware Service for life. Repair or replacement does not include configuration or other advanced service and support provided by Dell ProSupport Services. For more details see www.dell.com/LifetimeWarranty