ZNYX Networks

Kevin Austin

Product Overview:
The OpenArchitect® ZX7250 is an ATCA 3.1 switch that achieves the full potential of the 10-Gigabit Backplane market. With twenty 10-Gigabit Fabric ports, the ZX7250 can support a full 14 Slot Chassis of Option 9 / Option 1 payload boards while hosting 9 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports (with RTM) for chassis egress. The Base Interface is served by a separate switch with 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports and an additional two 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The Perfect Entry for 10-Gigabit Backplanes
The 10-Gigabit backplane market is developing very rapidly and requires a precise balance between features and cost. The ZX7250 helps leading edge projects remain competitive by providing advanced features and the lowest parts count possible in its product class. By emphasizing simplicity and elegance in the ATCA 3.1 Option 9 chassis environment, the ZX7250 combines low power consumption with straightforward configuration and trouble-free operation. The use of recently standardized SFP+ modules for 10-Gigabit egress ports allows cost-optimization for low-bandwidth deployments, while enabling up to 99 Gigabits of flexible egress bandwidth when it is needed.

The core software technology of the ZX7250 goes far beyond simple Ethernet switch management. The field proven OpenArchitect® embedded operating system provides Linux-enabled flexibility in management protocols, configuration, packet vectoring, and high-availability features. Only ZNYX OpenArchitect uses familiar, industry-standard Linux interfaces, enabling simple system configuration and true transparency for network integration.

OpenArchitect® / High-Availability (OA/HA)
Continuous ("five nines" or better) operation is a hard requirement in most networks, making hardware redundancy a must. Instead of convergence in seconds or minutes as is typical for STP/RSTP failover schemes, OpenArchitect/HA can fail-over in milliseconds, often faster than the dual-SONET standard of 50 milliseconds.
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