BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet
Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter at-a-glance guide
As business applications become more and more demanding, data centers have become more complex,
cumbersome, and expensive to manage. IBM BladeCenter offers solutions to help lower costs while
enhancing performance by accommodating many integration technologies.
The BNT Layer 2/3 Switch offers all the switching features in a BladeCenter chassis at a competitive
price. This switch is offered in two versions: Copper and Fiber. These versions provide reliability and
flexibility and meet all the stringent requirements of both enterprise and telecom environments. Figure 1
shows the two switch modules.
Figure 1. BNT Layer 2/3 Copper (left) and Fiber (right) Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules
Did you know?
Clients do not need the most expensive switches to manage their virtualization requirements. These low
cost switches offer the maximum uplink bandwidth and a low blocking ratio for maximum performance,
while consuming extremely lower power at only 27W. The fiber model is ideal for those who need to carry
data greater distances, want better security since it is difficult to tap and does not radiate data, or look for
better reliability because it is immune to electromagnetic interference.
BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter