The HPE Altoline 6960 Switch Series is an open-networking, disaggregated family of low latency 100/50/25GbE data center switches in a 1U form factor. Perfect for deployment in data center environments as 25GbE server access, or 100/50GbE spine switches. It is optimized for data center hot/cold aisle deployments with reversible airflow. The hardware support for VXLAN makes the Altoline 6960 ideal for deployment in multi-tenancy and overlay environments. You have the freedom to select the management and orchestration tools that best fit your IT environments and applications.

What's new

  • High 100/50/25GbE port density and low latency for demanding applications.
  • ONIE boot loader for a choice of network OSs and easy installation.
  • Open networking and disaggregated solution for customer choice.
  • VXLAN for efficient network virtualization overlay solutions.
  • 100/50/25GbE, redundant fans and power supplies for the data center.

Features

Open and Disaggregated Networking

The HPE Altoline 6960 Switch Series is an open networking disaggregated solution that offers customers a choice of hardware platforms and network operating systems (NOS).

It includes the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) loader for easy installation of network OS.

Choice of network operating systems, including Cumulus Networks Linux NOS, or Pica8 NOS.

Choice of management and orchestration tools to support you from a growing ecosystem.

Wire Speed 100/50/25GbE for Scalability and Demanding Applications

The HPE Altoline 6960 Switch Series provides high density 32 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports for high-performance and flexible deployments.

Get up to 128 x 25GbE links for server scalability with breakout cables.

Hardware VXLAN VTEP support for multi-tenancy and overlay technologies.

Flexible 25GbE top-of-rack or 100/50GbE spine deployments.

High-performance Data Center Switching

The HPE Altoline 6960 Switch Series delivers Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching capacity of 3.2 Tbps for the most demanding applications.

Supports up to 2400 mpps throughput for data intensive environments.

Low sub-400ns port-to-port latency for faster response time.

Intel Atom 2538 CPU for additional processing power.

Includes redundant power supplies and fans with hot/cold aisle deployments.

Simplicity and Lower TCO

The HPE Altoline 6960 Switch Series simplifies switch deployment, management and orchestration with a choice of tools from robust Linux community and ecosystem.

Streamlined hardware and software options for a better fit to customer needs.

Choice of software common tools for use in server and networking.

Economies of scale that meets the needs of cloud data centers.