Penguin Arctica 3200c
Penguin Arctica 3200c Description
Penguin Arctica switches are cost effective Layer-2/Layer-3 capable top-of-rack switches, with models suited for aggregation and access layer roles. Latest Arctica 3200c model is based on the newest ‘merchant silicon’ platform – The Broadcom Tomahawk, capable of 100Gb, 50Gb, 40Gb, 25Gb and 10Gb link speeds.
Unlike the switch offerings from closed-minded traditional vendors Arctica switches are truly open, enabling customer to deploy the switching stack or SDN solution best suited for the workload. Openness compasses also the choice of high speed interconnect media – broad selection of budget friendly cables and optical transceivers are available. Like all current Arctica models, Arctica 3200c features an x86 control processor which makes it easy to run open source and custom applications for automated switch provisioning, management and monitoring.
Penguin Arctica 3200c can be deployed in a top-of-rack role to support server deployments with 10, 25, 40 or 50Gb host connections and 100Gb uplinks. In aggregation layer role Arctica 3200cs can be used as high performance 100Gb spine switches with multiple L2 and L3 aggregation and routing schemes available.
Penguin Computing recommends Cumulus Linux, the industry’s first true Linux network operating system that radically reduces operational expenses by simplifying network management. Penguin Arctica Operating System provides an alternative software personality with emphasis on SDN feature set based on OpenFlow 1.3. Penguin Arctica switches are available with choice of software preloaded, backed by global hardware and software support options.
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