The FW-8896 is a 2U rackmount network security appliance with dual CPU performance and optimized power efficiency.
The FW-8896 is the successor to Lanner’s DPDK-ready flagship network computing platform and is powered by two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 (codenamed Haswell-EP) and the Intel® C612 series chipset (codenamed Wellsburg), featuring 22nm process, DDR4 support and enhanced SATA support.
The new generation of Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors greatly improve hardware performance, bandwidth, CPU and power efficiency, making appliances such as the FW-8896 ideal solutions for tasks that require optimized instructions for communications workloads and enhanced packet processing capabilities, such as carrier-grade network security, enterprise firewall, UTM, IPS, application delivery controller and WAN optimization.
“As the successor to the FW-8895, the FW-8896 utilizes the cutting edge capabilities of the Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors, making Lanner one of the first hardware manufacturers to have incorporated Intel’s latest offering for developing network infrastructure solutions.”
– Terence Chou, Head of Lanner’s Network Computing Product Division
The FW-8896 is equipped with 8 NIC modules, capable of supporting up to 64 GbE ports; also notable is that a maximum of sixteen quad-channel 2133 MHz DDR4 can be accommodated, providing up to 512GB of memory capacity. What’s more, the FW-8896’s modular interface allows the installation of various modules, particularly the NCS2-IXM407 and the NCS2-IQM201, for flexible and powerful range of I/O options.
Other features of the FW-8896 include 1+1 ATX 800W redundant power supply, 1x PCI-E x8 expansion, OPMA slot for IPMI, N+1 hot-swappable cooling fans with smart fan control, optional Intel Coleto Creek 8925 acceleration card and, depending upon product SKU, support for generation 2 or generation 3 LAN bypass function.
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