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 end-to-end solution which provides 10GbE through 100GbE interconnectivity within the data center. Other devices in this solution include the ConnectX® family of network interface cards and LinkX® copper or fiber cabling. This end-to-end solution is topped with Mellanox 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 superior hardware capabilities including dynamic flexible shared buffers and predictable wire speed performance with no packet loss for any packet size.
High Performance Switch
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.
While the SN2700 Ethernet switch series is aimed at the 100/50/25GbE market, Mellanox offers the SN2700B series for the 40/10GbE market. SN2700B switches are priced comfortably for the 40/10GbE market and provide the superior feature set of Spectrum.