Arista PTC-10G-BCH Arista 10G Pass-Through Card for IBM BladeCenter True non-blocking 10G performance is achieved with a one-to-one ratio of internal server ports to external uplink ports, increasing server utilization and consequently data center power efficiency. PTC-10G-BCH
The Arista 10G Pass-Through Card for the IBM BladeCenter H addresses ever increasing bandwidth requirements with unique characteristics that lower your total cost of ownership in the data center. True non-blocking 10G performance is achieved with a one-to-one ratio of internal server ports to external uplink ports, increasing server utilization and consequently data center power efficiency. Designed for simplicity and reliability, the Arista 10G Pass-Through Card does not require any configuration, which alleviates administrative complexities. The Arista 10G Pass-Through Card represents an attractive, low latency, cost saving solution to handle the most bandwidth intensive enterprise applications in the data center. The Arista 10G Pass-Through Card offers a unique value proposition for IBM BladeCenter customers by addressing ever increasing bandwidth demands while easing capital and operational costs in the data center. 10G connectivity is provided from each blade server to the network without being switched or blocked. A pass-through deployment retains the fast convergence and deterministic traffic patterns provided by Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies, which allows for a non-disruptive deployment. The Arista 10G Pass-Through Card does not require any configuration but is accessible by the BladeCenter Management Module for control and status. Cable management is consolidated with the implementation of Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP) uplinks supporting passive copper QSFP to SFP splitter cables. This implementation allows for the full network bandwidth from all fourteen 10G server blades to be passed to the network without any bottlenecks. Redundant Arista 10G Pass-Through Cards can be deployed in the BladeCenter H to establish dual-homed connections to the external network, ensuring that mission critical applications are readily available for business continuity.