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    PowerConnect J-EX8208 Modular Ethernet chassis switch

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    PowerConnect J EX8208 Switch

    Purpose-built for your data center

    The PowerConnect J-EX8208 modular Ethernet chassis switch offers eight dedicated line-card slots in a 14-rack-unit chassis and features a switch fabric with 960 million packets-per-second forwarding.
    PowerConnect J-EX8208: Meeting your challenges

    Meeting your challenges

    The PowerConnect J-EX8208 delivers the high availability, fast communication and strong security you need today as well as a platform for supporting the requirements of tomorrow.
    • Comes with a 320-Gbps-per-slot switching capacity
    • Expandable to include 100 Gbps uplinks
    • Supports hardware-based generic routing encapsulation (GRE) tunneling

    Maximum Performance

    • High-density line-rate performance at all packet sizes
    • Up to 64 10GbE or 384 GbE line rate ports in a compact 14 rack unit chassis
    • Deep buffering: Up to 512MB per 10 GbE port and 42 MB per GbE port
    • Highly scalable L2-L4 tables for MAC address, IPv4 and IPv6 routes, ACLs and multicast groups enable large scale deployment in campus or datacenter without sacrificing line rate performance

    Advanced routing

    The PowerConnect J-EX8208 Switch Fabric and Routing Engine (SRE) module unites switch-fabric, control-plane and management-plane functionality on a single module. It also includes an integrated routing engine with a 1.2 GHz processor with 2GB of DRAM and 2GB of flash storage.

    Junos operating system

    The PowerConnect J-EX8208 secure router runs on the Junos operating system, a common OS used across all J-Series products as well as on many of the world’s largest and most complex networks.
    • Highly disciplined, the Junos OS development process uses a single source code, follows a single quarterly release train and employs a highly available modular architecture that prevents isolated failures from bringing down an entire system.
    • Fully regression-tested, each new Junos release delivers a true superset of the previous version. As a result, whenever Junos-powered products are updated, all existing operating and maintenance capabilities will carry over as part of the update.


    This PowerConnect™ switch is backed by an Extended Life Warranty*, which guarantees Basic Hardware Service (repair or replacement) for as long as you own the product or until five years after end of model sales.

    While Basic Hardware Service delivers reliable support for your hardware, most organizations benefit from additional levels of support that protects their IT investment and maximizes productivity. We recommend Dell™ ProSupport™, an enhanced services suite 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.

    Supporting your unique environment

    The right support is not one-size-fits-all, it’s what fits your environment. Dell ProSupport provides flexible and reliable support that empowers you to customize services to meet your unique business needs. Choose support based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources.

    Whether you need to support an IT staff or end users, Dell ProSupport will help you remove barriers so you can get back to work. You’ll receive:

    • 24x7x365 direct access to Dell Expert Centers via email, chat and phone support
    • Mission Critical Response Options, including ability to self-designate Severity Level 1
    • Hardware and software diagnostics and troubleshooting, including direct Dell OEM (original equipment manufacturer) support and 3rd party collaborative support
    • "How-to" support on popular software applications such as Norton™ Anti-Virus, Microsoft® Office, Microsoft Small Business Server, Intuit® QuickBooks®, Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe Acrobat4®
    • Skip the script and save time with tech-to-tech support
    • Access to tools and resources to certify your technicians that allows them to self-dispatch parts and labor
    • Award-winning support from Global Command Centers for dispatch monitoring and end-to-end case management for critical situations or natural disasters
    Further maximize the availability and stability of your infrastructure through enhanced support options such as: Asset and Data Protection, Specialized On-site* Services and Remote Advisory Services. Streamline patch management and get detailed reporting with Proactive Maintenance. Get advice via telephone access to technical expertise on applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more. And for more complex IT environments, choose the Enterprise-wide Contract option which provides a designated Service Delivery Manager, performance benchmarking, proactive planning and custom reporting.

    Simplify your IT infrastructure

    Dell ProConsult™ Global Infrastructure Consulting Services can help integrate your new enterprise hardware into an existing or evolving IT infrastructure. We can provide guidance whether you’re adding single or multiple servers, a storage area network or virtualizing your environment. We can also help you enhance the overall performance of your IT infrastructure and data center by consolidating software and hardware, reviewing data usage to optimize the environment, developing a business continuity plan and by helping you migrate to standards-based technologies.

    We utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give customers rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver ROI (return on investment) and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes. From Data Center Optimization to Server Virtualization to Systems Management, our consulting services help you build a more efficient enterprise.

    Accelerating deployment

    Dell helps simplify implementation with deployment services that speed up production time of new hardware and IT solutions. During the initial system build of your server, we can customize software and hardware to match your specific requirements. By helping you rapidly deploy new capabilities while minimizing disruptions, we can contribute to improved efficiencies and lower costs.

    Empowering your team

    Our education services provide training and certification courses to help you and your team better manage and use your new hardware, so you can reap the full benefits of standards-based technologies.

    Availability and Service may vary by region.

    Extended Life Warranty

    Select PowerConnect products carry an Extended Life Warranty with Basic Hardware Service (repair or replacement) for as long as you own the product. Warrantly extends until five years after end of product model sales. Except for specific limitations, warranty covers repair or replacement of the product for as long as it remains in use by the customer. Power supply, antennae or accessories are limited to one (1) year from date of purchase. Warranty does not include configuration or other advanced service and support provided by Dell ProSupport services. The Extended Life Warranty is not transferrable. For specific limitations to other products covered by the Extended Life Warranty, for copy of Limited Hardware Warranty. Write Dell USA LP, Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682.
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