PF5240 Switch

An OpenFlow SDN switch with hybrid functionality

PF5240 Switch

Changeover Adaptability

The PF5420 offers the flexibility of operating within a legacy network environment and an OpenFlow software defined network, making it a viable solution when transitioning to next-generation networking.

Deployed with the NEC ProgrammableFlow Controller to deliver extensive network virtualization, security and programmability.

PF5240 Switch offers

  • 176 Gigabits per second non-blocking bidirectional throughput in a 1U form factor.
  • 48x UTP ports that operate at 10/100/1000 Gigabit speeds.
  • 4x SFP/+ ports that operate at 1GbE or 10GbE.
  • OpenFlow support flow entries capabilities of 64,000-160,000.
  • Hybrid OpenFlow connects OpenFlow networks to L2/L3 Networks.
  • Virtual switch instance for running OpenFlow and distributed protocols on the same equipment.
  • L2/L3 - OSPF,BGP, RIP,VRRP, PIM, MLD, STP, RSTP, MSTP, PVST, IGMP, Rate limiting, bandwidth control.
  • Modular design with internal redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fan.
  • Front to back or back to front airflow.

Key Benefits

  • Reduced network complexity OpenFlow 1.0 and 1.3.1 support eliminates the need for traditional network protocols, reducing complexity.
  • Cloud ready NEC's Virtual Tenant Networks (VTN) technology provides secure, multi-tenant cloud networks.
  • Highly scalable with capacity of up to 160,000 flow entries for a variety of virtualization, security and performance applications.
  • Easy migration by supporting both OpenFlow and legacy protocols so an ideal platform for getting started with SDN.
  • Unsurpassed network availability with advanced OpenFlow availability features for advanced levels of availability.
  • Reliability with power redundancy and uninterrupted service through dual field-replaceable AC power supplies.

First Certified Switch Platform

The PF5200 series of switches, which includes the PF5240, was the first switch platform to receive OpenFlow 1.0 certification from the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

ONF is a user-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and adoption of SDN through open standards development.


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