Alcatel Releases Gig-Ethernet Switch

PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA, NYSE: ALA) today announced a new cost-effective high-performance Gigabit Ethernet switch designed to remove bottlenecks from heavily used workgroup networks. The new switch delivers the performance needed to build next-generation networks ready for voice and data integration, bringing a new level of performance to the Alcatel OmniStack family. The OmniStack 8008 is an eight-port 1000-Base-SX Gigabit Ethernet switch, equipped with features and functions that customers need to lead them into the future of converged networking. The switch aggregates traffic from 10/100 switches such as the OmniStack 6024 and provides non-blocking connectivity to high performance servers.

"The OmniStack 8008 allows us to take servers that would otherwise be 10/100 to the desktop and move them to gigabit speeds," said Jim Spitzer, senior network engineer, Rollins College. "It is a cost effective solution that allows our students better access to key applications such as campus e-mail and provides sufficient network bandwidth to gracefully handle traffic peaks that can occur between classes. The OmniStack 8008 is an ideal solution for users that want to run high performance data traffic and streaming video, as well as voice over IP."

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