All Mellanox Spectrum®-based switches, including the SN2010, support low-latency line rate traffic for all packet sizes and are ONIE-bootable with support for Cumulus Linux, Mellanox Onyx™ (successor to MLNX-OS Ethernet) and other open-source operating systems with a broad installed base that drives the world’s most innovative data center infrastructures.
SN2010 also supports the same features and scale as SN2700. The SN2010 design allows either stand-alone single switch installation, or side-by-side placement of two switches in a single 1U slot of a 19” rack, delivering high availability to the hosts.
Zero Packet Loss & Low Latency
SN2010 with its optimization for Remote Direct Memory Access(RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), full buffer utilization, and zero packet loss combined into a small form factor with low latency make it the only switch for ESF (Ethernet Storage Fabric) in the market.
Neo Management Application
Just like the rest of the Mellanox interconnect portfolio, SN2010 can be managed using the Mellanox NEO® management application that relieves some major network deployment obstacles. NEO enables a fully certified and interoperable design, speeds up time to service and improves networking time to value.
Scalability Without Compromising Performance or Availability
Distributed storage, hyperconverged, analytic and database solutions require the ability to scale out without compromising performance or high availability. High throughput, low latency and active-active network switching capabilities are crucial when deploying clustered servers and storage. Many applications, such as Microsoft SQL Server, require 10/25GbE connectivity to many clients plus 40/100GbE connectivity to selected servers, storage systems or for network uplinks, and all with low latency. SN2010 is the best fit with a mix of 10/25GbE and 40/100GbE ports that are all designed for zero packet loss.
Support For Virtualisation and Private Clouds
To support virtualisation and private clouds, the SN2010 introduces hardware support for multiple tunneling protocols that enable increased reachability and scalability for today’s data centers. Implementing NVGRE and VXLAN tunneling encapsulations in the network layer of the data center increases flexibility to terminate an overlay tunnel either in the network or on the server endpoint.
Incorporate Linux Server & Docker Containers
While the Spectrum ASIC provides the acceleration to make the SN2010 the highest performing switch fabric element, an integrated, powerful, x86-based processor provides the ability to incorporate a Linux server running on the switch for additional management, reporting and storage functionality. This opens up multiple application opportunities by combining the incredibly fast networking fabric and high CPU processing power to create unique appliance capabilities that can improve network implementation paradigms. The SN2010 supports running Docker containers on the switch and provides complete SDK access to the applications that run in the container. This functionality can be leveraged to embed a simple yet powerful management, monitoring and debug infrastructure on the switch itself.