Allied Telesis has announced the launch of its x930 series of high-performance distribution switches. With five models in the series offering a variety of port configurations with support for 10 Gigabit uplinks and the power of Allied Telesis Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack), the x930 series has the flexibility and performance for demanding aggregation and distributed core applications.
The x930 series supports Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF), an exclusive Allied Telesis technology that enables organisations to reduce operational expenditure and helps IT administrators reduce their daily workloads. By automating many common management tasks such as replacing failed units, modifying configurations, upgrading firmware or extending the network, AMF provides IT administrators with a unified management interface and zero-touch device installation and recovery, which saves substantial time and money — a major advantage where large numbers of access switches are deployed.
The Allied Telesis x930 series unifies the management of large-scale wired and wireless networks on a single platform to reduce complexity and increase administrative consistency. Allied Telesis Wireless Manager runs as an application on the x930 series to further reduce costs and improve service levels across the wireless infrastructure. When Wireless Manager runs in conjunction with AMF, the benefits of a unified management interface are multiplied across the entire wired and wireless networks, simplifying management and reducing the burden of running and maintaining a wireless network.
As a distribution switch, the x930 series is ideal for medium to large organisations such as schools, hospitals, and government agencies providing the flexibility of a variety of different port configurations with the power of Allied Telesis VCStack. And for small- to medium-sized organisations, the x930 series is an ideal core switch with the intelligence of AMF to reduce operational expenditure through network automation and the ability to integrate wired and wireless networks as a single platform.
The x930 series is packed with features for resiliency, reliability and flexibility:
- 160G stacking links and stackable to eight units for a high-speed resilient backbone, ideal for distributed campus applications or dual-core disaster recovery scenarios.
- Dual hotswappable PSUs allow for easy maintenance and non-stop service, but also flexibility of power sources and PoE+ PSU options to allow PoE+ power to be increased as network demands grow.
- The AT-x930-24GSTX model has 24 copper and 24 fibre combo ports for applications where flexibility of fibre and copper connections is essential.
- The x930 series is a future-proof platform that is SDN-ready and software upgradeable to 40G Ethernet.
Seiichiro Sato, Allied Telesis director of global product marketing, said: "The x930 series will be a boon for network administrators because of its combination of flexibility, advanced features, and its high capacity for work. It's an easy switch to deploy and use, and with AMF and Wireless Manager, it will simplify the management of the entire network and reduce running costs across the whole organisation."