BlackDiamond® 8000 Series

Simplifying the enterprise network

  • High-density campus edge/core, data center edge/core or service provider aggregation switch
  • High-density 10/40 GbE aggregation switch
  • Providing low-latency connections for HPCC and data center

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Delivering voice-class availability, high-density Power over Ethernet (PoE), Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet wherever it’s needed.

Enterprise IT managers have limited time or resources to deal with overly complex, specialized network infrastructure solutions. BlackDiamond 8000 series switches from Extreme Networks simplify the architecture. Purpose-built core, aggregation, edge and data center modules can meet your chassis needs across the network. Traditional three-tier architectures can be replaced with a streamlined two-tier network that reduces management overhead, operational complexity, and capital expenditures.

BlackDiamond 8000 series switches deliver voice-class availability, high-density Power over Ethernet (PoE), Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet wherever it’s needed. They serve well as a high-performance enterprise core. The non-blocking ports interconnect thousands of servers for high-performance cluster computing (HPCC) and data center applications. A full range of Layers 2 – 4 features for IPv4 and IPv6 allow the aggregation of high-speed connections, eliminating bottlenecks between edge and core. BlackDiamond 8000 fits well at the edge of the most demanding enterprises switching Voice-over-IP (VoIP), video, wireless, and data traffic.

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High-performance connectivity at low power
  • High-density Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • Large switching capacity and high port density
  • Convergence-ready connectivity with Voice-over-IP automatic provisioning
  • Flexible connectivity options for multiple applications
  • Low power consumption for reduced power and cooling costs
High availability
  • Redundant system design
  • Modular ExtremeXOS® Operating System (OS) for non-stop operations
  • Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) resiliency protocol
Comprehensive security providing defense-in-depth
  • Universal port dynamic security profile to provide fine-grained security policies
  • Threat detection and response instrumentation to react to network intrusion with CLEAR-Flow Security Rules Engine
  • Hardened network infrastructure
  • Common criteria EAL3+ certified

The BlackDiamond 8000 series is a very scalable modular switch. By selecting the appropriate set of modules, it can be configured for the following network requirements.

  • High-density 10G or GE switch, for high-performance data centers (8900 series modules)
  • High-density PoE switch, for converged enterprise edge (8000 c-series modules)
  • Scalable 10G or GE switch, for small, medium, or large enterprise cores (8000 c-series modules)
  • Cost-effective edge switch for the wiring closet (8500 series modules)
BlackDiamond 8900-Series modules:
  • BlackDiamond 8900 MSM-128 Management Switch Module, optional I/O port
  • BlackDiamond 8900-10G8X-XL 8-port 10GBASE-X, XFP
  • BlackDiamond 8900-G48T-XL 48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45, optional PoE card
  • BlackDiamond 8900-G48T-XL 48-port 1000BASE-X SFP
  • BlackDiamond 8900-10G24X-c 24-port 10GBASE-X SFP+
  • BlackDiamond 8900-G96T-c 96-port 10/100/1000BASE-T
BlackDiamond 8000 c-Series modules:
  • BlackDiamond 8000 MSM-48c Management Switch Module, optional I/O port
  • BlackDiamond 8000-G48Te2 48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45, optional PoE Card
  • BlackDiamond 8000-G48Tc 48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45, optional PoE card
  • BlackDiamond 8000-G24XC 24-port 1000BASE-X SFP
  • BlackDiamond 8000-G48Xc 48-port 1000BASE-X SFP
  • BlackDiamond 8000-10G4Xc 4-port 10GBASE-XFP
  • BlackDiamond 8000-10G8Xc 8-port 10GBASE-XFP
BlackDiamond 8500-Series modules:
  • BlackDiamond 8500 MSM-24 Management Switch Module, optional I/O port
  • BlackDiamond 8500 G48T-e 48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45, optional PoE
  • BlackDiamond 8500 G24X-e BlackDiamond 8500 24-port 1000BASE-X SFP