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The SN2700 switch is an ideal spine and top of rack (ToR) solution, allowing maximum flexibility, with port speeds spanning from 10Gb/s to 100 Gb/s per port and port density that enables full rack connectivity to any server at any speed. The uplink ports allow a variety of blocking ratios that suit any application requirement.
Powered by the Spectrum ASIC and packed with 32 ports running at 100GbE, the SN2700 carries a whopping switching capacity of 6.4Tb/s with a landmark 9.52 bpps processing capacity in a compact 1RU form factor.
Following the footsteps of the SwitchX-2 basedsystems, the SN2700 enjoys the legacy of the field-proven MLNX-OS operating system with a wide installed base and a robust implementation of data, control and management planes that drives the world's most powerful data centers.
Keeping with the Mellanox tradition of setting performance record switch systems, the SN2700 introduces the world's lowest latency for a 100GbE switching and routing element, and does so while having the lowest power consumption in the market. With the SN2700, the use of 25, 40, 50 and 100GbE in large scale is enabled without changing power infrastructure facilities.
The SN2700 is part of Mellanox's complete endto-end solution which provides 10GbE through 100GbE interconnectivity within the data center. Other devices in this solution include ConnectX-4 based network interface cards, and LinkX copper or fiber cabling. This end-to-end solution is topped with NEO, a management application that relieves some of the major obstacles when deploying a network. NEO enables a fully certified and interoperable design, speeds up time to service and eventually speeds up RoI.
The SN2700 introduces hardware capabilities for multiple tunneling protocols that enable increased reachability and scalability for today's data centers. Implementing MPLS, NVGRE and VXLAN tunneling encapsulations in the network layer of the data center allows more flexibility for terminating a tunnel by the network, in addition to termination on the server endpoint.
While Spectrum provides the thrust and acceleration that powers the SN2700, the system gets yet another angle of capabilities while running with a powerful x86-based processor, which allows this system to not only be the highest performing switch fabric element, but also gives the ability to incorporate a Linux running server into the same device. This opens up multiple application aspects of utilizing the high CPU processing power and the best switching fabric, to create a powerful machine with unique appliance capabilities that can improve numerous network implementation paradigms.
The SN2700 supports the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for zero touch installations of network operating systems. It is preloaded with MLNX-OS and supports the installation of other ONIE images by customers.