Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Core Switching Solutions

Yesterday’s network architectures aren’t equipped to support today’s user needs – or new technologies. The corporate Data Centre (DC) as we know it must evolve.

Traditional networks suffer poor performance and slow speeds because they were never designed to handle such a high volume of traffic. Virtualisation, real-time applications and mobile devices all put tremendous pressure on today’s data centres – and that pressure isn’t reduced by throwing more bandwidth at the problem.

It’s about rethinking core network infrastructure design, from the ground up.

  • Meet and exceed the demands of bandwidth-hungry applications on your network infrastructure
  • Dynamically adjust application traffic flow and follow VM movement within or between data centre sites
  • Automate processes and apply policies for the best user experience with minimum manual intervention
  • Prepare for the future with modular, mesh and cloud options – with no lock-in to a specific vendor

A network that’s ready for the future of your business

To balance cost with performance and scalability, your next DC model must be application fluent and automated. Automation at the network control layer eliminates latency and optimises application delivery. An application fluent network understands the unique requirements of each application, user, device and context to automatically adapt the network and ensure the best performance.

The data dentre can become your enterprise cloud: For larger enterprises, application fluency enables the corporate data centre to become a multi-site private cloud by extending layer-2 connectivity between multiple data centre sites. Hybrid cloud models are also supported, so public cloud-based services can be seamlessly delivered on the corporate network.

For smaller networks – no chassis required: Advanced mesh architecture allows top-of-rack switches to be directly connected, so you can benefit from a full-featured fabric with built-in automated virtual machine mobility. The mesh is less complex, highly scalable and delivers unmatched performance at a fraction of the cost.

Here’s why our customers choose Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Application-Fluent Networks

  • Meet the needs of virtualised applications and deliver a high-quality user experience with market-leading low latency.
  • Optimise server utilisation more rapidly and with fewer errors via automated VM movement.
  • Speed and simplify application deployment and disaster recovery with automation.
  • Reduce CAPEX and OPEX spend with a high-density, low-power-consuming network fabric.
  • Streamline IT operations through automation and integration with standard hypervisors.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Core Switches

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise can provide a range of high-capacity, fixed and modular chassis LAN switches that are proven in a variety of environments from enterprises, to service providers and data centres.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Omniswitch OS6900-X72-R 10 Gigabit/40 Gigabit Ethernet Data Centre Switch OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN Switch

This top-of-rack LAN and data center switch is compact and high-density, with 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and 40 GigE options.

Designed for the most demanding software-defined operations, the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6900 offers high performance and extremely low latency. Its stackable, modular design keeps your footprint small – and your management simple, because you can run multiple switches as one.

These secure, compact, high density 10 and 40 GigE platforms are also designed to be flexible. You can position them as converged top-of-rack spine switches in your data center, or as core and aggregation devices in your campus network.

  • Advanced L3 routing: VRF, Multicast, IPv4 and IPv6
  • Data center deployment with Lossless Ethernet, FC connectivity, and VXLAN gateway in the hardware
  • SDN programmable through OpenFlow, OpenStack, RESTful API, Python
  • Zero-touch provisioning and network automation works with any network device that supports widely used standard protocols
  • Universal Network Profiles and Orchestrated Policy based VM movement
  • Automatic Fabric creation, Virtual chassis, SPB-M, IP routing protocols
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise OS9800E-RCB-D OmniSwitch 9000E Chassis Bundle


OmniSwitch 9000E Chassis LAN Switch

High-capacity 1GE and 10GE chassis LAN switches that provide secure, high-availability core switching for large enterprise, campus and metro Ethernet networks.

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 9000E switches offer secure, high capacity aggregation and core switching. They were designed for deployments requiring high capacity, scalability and virtualization. Smart continuous switching for non-stop operation in redundant systems, together with in-service software upgrades mean your network is always available.

  • Wire-rate processing for simultaneous Layer 2/IPv4/IPv6 traffic (unicast and multicast)
  • High density with GigE (up to 384 ports) and 10GigE (up to 192 ports)
  • Up to 64,000 media access control (MAC) addresses per chassis, up to 4,094 VLAN IDs
  • Layer 2 deployment using stacked virtual LANs (VLANs), including operations, administration and maintenance (OA&M) toolbox and multicast support
  • Layer 3 deployment using multiple virtual routing and forwarding (VRF)
  • Enhanced VoIP and video performance with policy-based QoS, future-ready support for multimedia applications with wire-rate multicast, and IEEE 802.3at PoE+ support for IP phones, WLAN Access points and video cameras
OmniSwitch 9900 Modular LAN Chassis

An SDN-ready, high-capacity modular Ethernet LAN switch that’s field-proven in enterprise, service provider and data center environments.

Here’s a switch that’s leading the pack. A high density, multi-Terabit modular platform offering linear scaling, excellent redundancy, resiliency and high availability. The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 9900 series modular LAN chassis platform is ideally suited for enterprise core, aggregation and edge environments. Its resilient platform architecture provides control plane and data plane redundancy together with unparalleled scalability to meet demanding resiliency and throughput requirements for evolving enterprises of all sizes.

The OmniSwitch 9900 series offers a broad range of modules supporting 1 GigE, 2.5 GigE, 10 GigE,  40 GigE and 100 GigE ports in an 11-RU chassis form factor, and it offers highest 1 GigE/10GigE port density in its class.  The 40  GigE ports can work in 4×10 GigE mode, and the 100 GigE ports can work in 4×25 GigE mode.

  • Modular slots offer versatility in terms of 100 GigE QSFP28, 40 GigE QSFP+, 10 GigE SFP+, 10 G Base-T and 10/100/1000 Base-T ports. Each  QSFP28 port is capable of operating as 100 GigE or 4×25 GigE. Each QSFP+ port is capable of operating as 40 GigE or 4×10 GigE.
  • Multi-Gigabit module provides for 1/2.5/5/10G Base-T ports
  • Up to two switches can be connected using virtual chassis technology to create a single chassis-like entity with up to 480 10 GigE ports and 480 GigE ports
  • Scalable network virtualization architecture with Auto-Fabric IP routing for routed backbone and access provisioning, Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) for bridging and routed services, Edge Virtual Bridging (EVB), Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol (MVRP) and dynamic Virtual Network Profiles (vNP)
  • Zero-touch provisioning and network automation with out-of-the-box plug-and-play Auto-Fabric for automatic protocol and topology discovery. Auto-Fabric operation extends to IP routing protocol provisioning and IP onboarding

OmniVista 2500 Network Management System

Get cohesive management and network-wide visibility with a full set of tools for converged campus networks and data centers.

With this comprehensive and powerful network management tool, you’ll benefit from a full set of components for infrastructure and device configuration, monitoring, backup, scheduling, security, alerts, quarantine, troubleshooting, downtime resolution, and overall management.

Along with making day-to-day network operations more efficient, the Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista 2500 Network Management System (NMS) provides all the network management tools and reports you need to track and achieve your business goals.

  • Monitor and manage your end-to-end physical and virtual network from a web-based user interface
  • Tailor the interface to feature your most-used or critical management functions
  • Automatically generate reports on application bandwidth, network traffic and more

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