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ExaScale: The Next Step in Ethernet Technology

The Force10 Networks ExaScale platforms are virtualized chassis-based switches that enable a new way of designing switching and routing infrastructures. ExaScale’s architecture, and patented backplane and ASIC technology are designed to increase network availability, agility and efficiency while reducing power and cooling costs. ExaScale supports mission critical applications across converged fabrics in data center, telecommunication provider, service provider, enterprise and HPCC networks.

Force10’s ExaScale platform coupled with FTOS make a cost-effective and flexible deployment option complete with comprehensive management, automation and resource provisioning capabilities.

TeraScale E-Series

The Force10 E-Series switch/routers provide best-in-class resiliency, unmatched scalability, line-rate performance and full L2 switching and IPv4/IPv6 routing. Based on revolutionary system architecture that combines fully distributed hardware and modular software, the E-Series switch/routers ensure predictable application performance, increase network availability and reduce operating costs.

The Force10 E-Series sets a new standard for high performance switch/routers with unmatched scalability to 1,260 Gigabit Ethernet or 224 Ten Gigabit Ethernet ports per chassis, consistent performance with ACLs on all ports, and full L2 switching and L3 routing. These groundbreaking products simplify network applications from server/cluster consolidation, grid computing, campus backbones, and next-generation data centers.

The Force10 E-Series E1200/E600 provides 56.25 Gigabits per second per slot and the E300 delivers 25 Gigabits per second per slot. All deliver predictable line-rate performance with any combination of features enabled, deterministic low latency and jitter, robust L2/L3 functionality, and the resiliency to thwart denial of service (DoS) attacks. Built upon the powerful and cost-effective Force10 architecture, the E-Series sets the industry standard both for resiliency and performance.


The Force10 Networks C-Series are resilient chassis-based switches that deliver reliability, network control and scalability. The C-Series is designed to support mission critical applications with very low latency across converged networks. Comprehensive management capabilities make the C-Series a cost-effective and flexible deployment option.

S-Series Access Switches: Delivering Core Resiliency to the Network Edge

The Force10 S-Series is a family of resilient, small form factor Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches designed to exceed requirements for enterprises and service providers alike. S-Series switches complement the resiliency and density of the Force10 E-Series, providing a scalable, high performance end-to-end network solution.