ZTE launches world’s largest capacity data centre switches

ZTEZTE has released the BigMatrix 9900 series, the world’s largest-capacity data centre switches designed for large cloud computing and big data scenarios.

The new switches will helpscustomers achieve higher-density deployment in data centres. Each single slot can support up to 144 10G ports, 36 40G ports, or 12 100G ports. The Big Matrix 9900 series comprises four models, 9916, 9912, 9908, and 9904, with each unit supporting maximum switching capacity of 84.48T. Big Matrix 9900 meets the oriented service architecture (OSA) standards.

For big data systems, BigMatrix 9900 provides customers the capability to extract non-structurised and non-relevant data from existing databases. BigMatrix 9900 also adopts modular system design, and can be used to build a super-resilient non-blocking bi-directional forwarding platform with the switching capacity of 1.4P (1,440T) in Fat-Tree mode.

In addition, BigMatrix 9900 is an important component of ZTE’s integrated cloud management solution resource operation and management system. With the unique “turbulence C” air tunnel feature for improving cooling efficiency, as well as an advanced ZTE ROS 5.0.1 software operation system that separates software protocol layers, Big Matrix 9900 lays a foundation for speedy deployment of big data service.

BigMatrix 9900, packed with cloud computing data centre features, can implement virtual clusters of four devices and is capable of supporting eight-device virtualisation multiplexing. It completely conforms to cloud resource pool requirements, supports TRILL L2 multi-pathing and meets L2 networking needs in existing data centres.

With the FCoE and DCB protocol suite family, the BigMatrix 9900 can meet the needs of data centres in a “three- in one” system for storage, computing and management. To avoid congestion caused by outburst traffic and to provide lossless data patch, it is designed to implement the concept of distributed super-large buffer, supporting up to 120 ms data buffering in 100G Ethernet wire-speed application for robust and reliable deployment.

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