The HPE 5900 Switch Series are low-latency 1/10GbE data center top-of-rack (ToR) switches. Perfect for deployment at server access layer in large and medium sized enterprises. These switches may also be used in campus core/distribution layers where higher performance 40GbE connectivity is required with 10GbE links. Virtualized applications and server-to-server traffic require ToR switches that meet the needs for higher-performance server connectivity, convergence, virtual environment support, and low-latency. Optional Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Software Platform for network management. What’s new – High 1/10GbE port density and low latency for demanding applications. – 10/100/1000/10000BASE-T and fiber support for data center deployments. – IRF support of nine switches simplifies management by up to 88%. – OpenFlow and SDN automate manual tasks and speed service delivery. Features Ultra-low-latency and Wire Speed for Demanding Applications – The HPE FlexFabric 5900 Switch Series provides high density 10/100/1000/10000BASE-T, or fiber ports for high-performance and flexible deployments. – All ports support full L2/L3 features, IPv4/IPv6 dual stack, OpenFlow and TRILL for high scalability and Software-defined Network (SDN) support. – Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF) for simpler management, faster re-convergence and business agility. High-Performance Data Center Switching – The HPE FlexFabric 5900 Switch Series delivers 1.28 Tbps switching capacity for the most demanding applications. – Supports up to 952 MPPS throughput for data intensive environments. – Low latency, under a 1.5 us 10GbE latency, provides increased performance. – Four 40GbE QSFP+ ports for blazing fast uplinks. Business Agility and Resilience with Comware 7 – The HPE FlexFabric 5900 Switch Series delivers IRF < 50 msec convergence time enabling faster application response times. - In Service Software Update (ISSU) enables high availability with updates accomplished without a reboot or power cycle, in the background. Simplicity and Lower TCO - The HPE FlexFabric 5900 Switch Series simplifies switch management by up to 88% with IRF. - No extra hidden cost with simple one license per switch for all OS features. - All switch ports are active and ready to use without need for activation licenses. - Automate tedious tasks with SDN and reclaim wasted resources.