The Edge-Core AS5610-52X-C hardware switch meets the high-performance, availability, and network-scaling requirements of enterprise and cloud data centers. The AS5610-52X-C provides full line-rate switching at Layer 2 or Layer 3 across 48 x 10 GbE ports and 4 x 40 GbE uplinks. The switch can be deployed either as a Top-of-Rack switch, or as part of a 10 GbE or 40 GbE distributed spine, forming a non-blocking folded CLOS data center fabric. The AS5610-52X hardware is designed for data centers, with a high port density of 64 x 10 GbE in a 1 RU enclosure; redundant, hot-swappable, load-sharing AC or -48VDC PSUs, or 12VDC power input; fan tray with n+1 redundant fans; and port-to-power or power-to-port airflow options. The AS5610-52X-C comes with Cumulus Linux — The leading network OS for Data Center switching systems.
Cumulus Linux is a Linux operating system that runs on top of industry standard networking hardware. It is a software-only solution that accelerates robust networking functions at wire-rate on a variety of platforms and is the ultimate choice when it comes to flexibility and innovation, enabling the best of breed hardware ecosystem and best of breed application ecosystem. Cumulus Linux is Linux. It is not just based on Linux, it is Linux and offers the entirety of the Linux experience on networking hardware. Existing open source and commercial Linux applications run natively on industry standard switches. New applications can be developed and integrated rapidly, enabling innovation cycles on par with software and application cycles.