Allied Telesis X550 Series – 10Gb L3 Stackable Managed Switches

£3,798.46£3,842.56 Ex. VAT

The Allied Telesis x550 Series of stackable 10 Gigabit Layer 3 switches feature advanced resiliency and capacity coupled with effortless management, to meet the needs of even the most demanding network core and distribution applications.

Flexible deployment with a choice of 16 x 1G/10G copper ports or 16 x 1G/10G SFP+ slots

Expand network reach while keeping simple operation in distributed environments with long-distance stacking

Reduce costs and automate network and device management with the Autonomous Management Framework™ (AMF)

Support high-speed wireless, and network upgrades over legacy cabling, with 2.5G and 5G connectivity

Key Features

  • AlliedWare Plus Enterprise-class operating system
  • Ethernet Protection Switched Ring (EPSRing™) supports resilient high-speed ring-based networks
  • SDN-ready with OpenFlow v1.3
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE+) for connecting and powering endpoints
  • sFlow enables network performance monitoring and optimization
  • FIPS 140-2 certified
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Overview

Allied Telesis x550 switches are high performing and feature-rich, making them the ideal choice for today’s networks.

Three models provide 16 x 1G/10G copper, 16 x 1G/10G SFP+ slots, or 8 x 1G/2.5G/5G/10G copper and 8 x 1G/10G SFP+ slots, all with two 40G uplinks. With the power of Allied Telesis Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack™), the x550 Series is ideal for the network core, and demanding distribution applications.

Network automation

Vista Manager™ EX bundled with Allied Telesis Autonomous Management Framework™ (AMF) meets the increasing management requirements of modern networks. While AMF allows an entire network to be securely and easily managed as a single virtual device, Vista Manager EX provides an intuitive and powerful graphical tool for monitoring and managing AMF wired and Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) wireless devices.

Device and network management

The Device GUI on the x550 Series enables graphical monitoring of key switch features to support easy management. Integrated into the Device GUI, Vista Manager™ mini supports visibility and management of AMF wired and AWC wireless network devices, making it ideal as a one-stop solution for small to medium-sized networks.

AWC is an intelligent, easy to use Wireless LAN controller that automatically maintains optimal wireless coverage. Vista Manager mini includes AWC floor and heat maps showing wireless coverage. It also supports AWC Channel Blanket hybrid operation, providing maximum performance and seamless roaming, as well as AWC Smart Connect for simplified deployment, and a resilient Wi-Fi network solution using wireless uplink connectivity.

Resiliency

Converging network services means increasing demand for highly available networks with minimal downtime. VCStack, in conjunction with link aggregation, provides a network with no single point of failure, and provides access application resiliency. Ethernet Protection Switched Ring (EPSRing™), and the standards-based G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection, ensure distributed networks have high-speed access to online resources and applications.

High-speed wireless

The spread of high-speed wireless (802.11ac or “Wave2”) is problematic for network infrastructure. Unless the infrastructure is upgraded to cope with increased speeds, it creates a bottleneck which negatively impacts the effectiveness of the wireless network.

But increasing speeds from 1 Gigabit has traditionally meant moving to 10 Gigabit. This requires new cabling, which is expensive and time consuming to install.

The x550-18XSPQm solves these issues because it provides support for 2.5 and 5 Gigabit. At this speed, the wireless network runs at full capacity, and there is no need to replace existing Cat5E and Cat6 cables.

Secure

The x550 Series offers powerful control over network traffic types, secure management options, loop guard to protect against cabling mistakes, and tri-authentication for comprehensive access control.

Future-proof

The x550 Series ensures a future-proof network, with superior flexibility coupled with the ability to stack multiple units. All x550 Series models feature 40 Gigabit uplinks ports, and support OpenFlow and a comprehensive IPv6 feature set, to ensure they are ready for SDN and future network traffic demands.

Environmentally friendly

The x550 Series supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), automatically reducing the power consumed by the switch whenever there is no traffic on a port.


Model Comparison

Product 1G/10G (RJ-45) COPPER PORTS 1G/2.5G/5G/10G (RJ-45) COPPER PORTS 1G/10G SFP+ PORTS 40G QSFP PORTS MAX POE ENABLED PORTS SWITCHING FABRIC FORWARDING RATE
x550-18XTQ 16 2 480Gbps 357.1Mpps
x550-18XSQ 16 2 480Gbps 357.1Mpps
x550-18XSPQm 8 8 2 8 480Gbps 357.1Mpps

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Brand

Allied Telesis

Model

x550-18XTQ, x550-18XSQ, x550-18XSPQm