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Transition Your Network Core from Complex to Simple

The Virtual Services Platform 8000 Series are flexible, compact form-factor Ethernet Switches designed to deliver sophisticated functionality in versatile deployment scenarios for businesses that range from mid-market up to mid-sized enterprises.

The VSP 8000 Series features tight integration between the industry’s leading hardware and our proven VSP Operating System and this delivers a compelling package of enhanced levels of functionality and robustness.

Leveraging unique virtualization technologies, businesses can benefit from real-time service agility, avoiding the delays associated with conventional design, and the outages introduced in trying to maintain them. The compact form-factor (CFF) design revolutionizes the cost/benefit proposition for the mid-market/mid-sized Core Switch role; delivering higher port density, better price/port, lower entry price-point, enhanced power efficiency, reduced maintenance, smaller physical footprint, and easy scalability. Essentially, the CFF gives business what they need, and at the same time helps them avoid the “chassis tax”.

  • Leverage sophisticated, latest-generation hardware and flexible virtualization technologies to change how your network operates. Compact Form-Factor (CFF) is an innovation in Ethernet Switching design that gives you scale-out port density and better power efficiency
  • Empower your IT team to reduce time spent on keeping-the-lights-on tasks. Instead, focus on simplifying design, redefining your operational model, and empowering service agility
  • Evolve from inflexible networking devices to an efficient, simpler environment. With the VSP 8000 Series, deliver more—and more reliable—applications that make your business hum
  • Network virtualization provides simplified support for this Fabric-capable and SDN-ready platform. And flexible interface connectivity enables versatile deployment options
  • High-performance Gigabit Ethernet Switches at home in both the Campus Core and as the Spine Switch in a Data Center Spine/Leaf Top-of-Rack deployment
    • VSP 8404/8404C delivers flexible support for up to 96 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, up to 24 ports of 40 Gigabit Ethernet, or up to 8 ports of 100 Gigabit Ethernet
    • VSP 8284XSQ delivers support for 80 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 4 ports of 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Efficient compact form-factors that reduces power and footprint consumption
  • Supports both conventional Routed IP and/or Fabric-based network deployments
  • Delivers high-end functionality, performance, and scalability while helping to avoid the traditional ‘Chassis Tax’
  • Non-blocking, wire-speed switching architecture
  • Integrated design that is optimized for low latency
  • Flexible table architecture delivers MAC, ARP, and IP Routing scalability
  • Feature-rich support for conventional VLAN, Link Aggregation, Spanning Tree technologies
  • Support for IP Routing techniques including Static, RIP, OSPF, eBGP, BGP+, ECMP, DvR/VRRP, PIM-SM/ SSM, and VRF. Additionally, supports Static, RIPng, OSPFv3, ECMP, and VRRP for IPv6 deployments
  • IPv6-optimized Hardware
  • Fabric Connect technology supports L2 Virtual Service Networks (VSNs), Layer 3 Virtual Service Networks, Inter-VSN Routing, IP Shortcut Routing, IP Multicast-over-Fabric Connect and Fabric Connect-PIM Gateway, Fabric Attach Server and Client, and Fabric Extend
  • MACsec and Enhanced Security Mode options
  • Field-replaceable, hot- swappable AC or DC internal Power Supplies
  • Field-replaceable Fan Modules

Imagine What Your Network Can Do – A Revolutionary New Design Enables Your Vision

A midsize network core traditionally uses oversized Chassis-based Ethernet Switches that can deliver port density, reliability, scalability, and performance – but this solution can also be expensive, complex, and time-consuming to operate. The VSP 8000 Series, with its compact form-factor, brings watershed innovation. Gain a higher port density, a better price per port, and a much lower entry price. Get operational simplicity and reduced operational costs. See the benefits typically associated with large Chassis-based solutions, but none of the penalties.

Get the flexibility to satisfy the many and varied requirements of your business. There’s absolute simplicity in our VSP 8284XSQ, while there’s future-ready versatility in the VSP 8404/8404C with its range of Ethernet Switch modules. High performance and low latency is assured, and deployment flexibility lets you precisely meet specific requirements without overcapitalizing. Everything is designed and delivered with focus on reducing complexity and enhancing your time to service.

Large Chassis-based solutions often are noted for supporting expansion and scalability – but the assurance comes with costs, including an initial capital outlay, everyday operational burdens, and future expansion components. Instead, leverage Switch Cluster—start with the capacity you need today, and add more VSP 8000 Series Switches as demand grows, integrating multiple devices into a unified system. You’ll have an ultra-cost-effective solution that lets you scale up by simply adding capacity when and where you need it.

  • Deliver more of what your business needs: Enhance your users’ access to features, functionality, and network availability by leveraging a tight integration between new advanced hardware and proven software inherited from our carrier-class VSP 9000
  • Reduce your costs, from Day 1: Lower the costs and increase the benefits that come with your network core. Deliver better port density, improve your price per port, and boost power efficiency. Reduce your maintenance costs and physical footprint
  • End the network waiting game: Opt for flexible virtualization technologies to deliver real-time service agility, and to avoid the delays associated with conventional designs and the outages that come with trying to maintain them

Highlights
Simplify configuration and operations
Transition away from inefficient legacy technologies
Deploy and operationalize quickly
Minimize the burden of everyday operations
Reduce costs with lifetime warranty and reduced maintenance
Get future-ready with a software-definable network virtualization technology

Deployment Scenarios
Core Switch for midsize Campus networks
Aggregation Switch for Campus networks
Core/Spine Switch for Data Center networks

Supported Technologies
Fabric Connect
Fabric Attach
Fabric Extend
Switch Cluster
Standardized IPv4 and IPv6 Routing

Product Components
VSP 8404/8404C 4-Slot Ethernet Switch and Ethernet Switch Modules
• 8402CQ 2-port 100 Gigabit QSFP28 ESM
• 8408QQ 8-port 40 Gigabit QSFP+ ESM
• 8418XSQ 16-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ and 2-port 40 QSFP+ Gigabit ESM
• 8418XTQ 16-port 10 Gigabit RJ45 and 2-port 40 QSFP+ Gigabit ESM
• 8424XS 24-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ ESM
• 8424XT 24-port 10 Gigabit RJ45 ESM
• 8424GS 24-port Gigabit SFP ESM
• 8424GT 24-port Gigabit RJ45 ESM
VSP 8284XSQ Ethernet Switch
• 80-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ and 4-port 40 Gigabit QSFP+
Base Software License
Separately orderable:
• Premier Software License
• Second AC or DC Power Supply for High Availability Power
• Rack Mount Kit
• Ethernet Transceivers, as required

System Characteristics
Non-blocking 2.56Tbps Switching Fabric
VSP 8404/8404C: up to 8 ports of 100 Gigabit Ethernet, or up to 24 ports of 40 Gigabit Ethernet, or up to 96 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet
VSP 8284XSQ: 4 ports of 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 80 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Physical Attributes
Power: up to 2 AC or DC Power Supplies
Cooling: Front-to-Back Airflow
Height: 2RU for both 8404/8404C and 8284XSQ
Connectivity:
• QSFP+ sockets support 40 Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers
• SFP+ sockets support 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers
• SFP sockets support Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers
• RJ45 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports also support 100/1000Mbps
• RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports also support 10/100Mbps