Fixed Port L3 Managed Ethernet Switches

The HPE FlexFabric 5980 Switch Series is a high-performance and low-latency 10 GbE top-of-rack, data center switch designed to meet the increasing requirements for higher-performance server connectivity, convergence of Ethernet and storage traffic, the capability to handle virtual environments, and low latency. The switch includes 100Gbps uplink technology and is ideally suited for deployment at the aggregation or server access layer of large enterprise data centers or at the core layer of medium-sized enterprises.

What's new

  • High-density 10GbE with 100G uplink for spine and leaf deployments, also supporting 40GbE connections on the 100GbE ports.
  • L2/L3 VXLAN and EVPN support for virtualized environments.
  • OpenFlow support for investment protection and software-defined network (SDN) environments.
  • Unify management with HPE IMC.
  • Data center convergence and resiliency with IRF.

Features

High-Density, Advanced, Data Center Switches

The top-of-rack data center HPE FlexFabric 5980 Switch Series offers high performance and scalability of the server-edge 10/100GbE deployments with high-density 48 fixed x 10GbE SFP+ ports with 6 ports of 100GbE delivered in a 1 RU design.

Lossless Architecture with deep packet buffers ensures network continuity.

High-Performance Low-Latency Data Center Switching

The HPE FlexFabric 5980 Switch Series is constructed in a cut-through and non-blocking architecture to deliver low 10 Gbps latency of 10 µs for very demanding enterprise applications.

Each switch delivers a high-performance switching capacity up 720 Mpps.

It supports up to 800 Gbps throughput for data-intensive environments.

Each switch supports up 250K/128K routing table entries (IPv4/IPv6)

Business Agility and Resilience

The HPE FlexFabric 5980 Switch Series delivers IRF technology which enables deployment of a resilient, scalable, and secure data center.

Redundant fans and power supplies ensure continuity for critical data center deployments.

Simplicity and Lower TCO

HPE FlexFabric 5980 Switch Series switch management is simplified with the use of HPE IMC with central configuration, updating, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

No hidden costs as Comware 7 includes all software features