The Dell Networking Z9500 Active Fabric Switch is a high-density 3RU switch with 132 ports of 40GbE (528 ports of 1/10GbE using breakout cables). It has low latency, low power and high throughput to ensure line-rate performance. It utilizes Dell Networking Operating System 9 (OS9), and has full L2 switching and L3 routing with rich manageability features
Dell Active Fabric switch
Z9500 is a compact, next-generation switch/router designed for industry-leading, high-density 10/40GbE aggregation in a data center core network. The Z9500 addresses data center 10/40GE aggregation requirements through traditional hierarchical core or distributed core architectures for high performance enterprise data centers, high-performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, hyper scale data centers, and provider-hosted data centers. As a compact fixed form factor switch, the Z9500 can be positioned as a core, aggregation, or end-of-row switch.
The Z9500 can support 132 ports of 40GbE QSFP+ or 528 ports of 1/10GbE SFP+ realized through breakout cables. It includes a full suite of Ethernet switching and routing protocols in the OS9 to enable layer 2 or layer 3 network architectures.
The Z9500 supports a customer friendly pay-as-you-grow* pricing model, allowing customers to license 36-, 84- or 132-port SKUs according to their business needs. Pay-as-you-grow* pricing can be upgraded to a higher port density with a simple software license.
The Z9500 also supports Dell Networking’s Open Automation Framework, which provides advanced network automation and virtualization capabilities for virtual data center environments. The Open Automation Framework is comprised of a suite of inter-related network management tools that can be used together or independently to provide a network that is more flexible, available and manageable while reducing operational expenses. Built-in support for key network virtualization and software defined networking capabilities help enable customers with future-ready agility, optimized for virtual services deployment and delivery.
including OSPF and BGP routing support
* Feature available with future software update
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