Alcatel-Lucent speeds up data center switch

Alcatel-Lucent is claiming a major advance in data center performance, after boosting the efficiency of its switching product.

The vendor states it has increased the speed, responsiveness and flexibility of enterprise data center networks by extending 40Gb Ethernet into its Mesh switching product. Alca-Lu claims the upgrade enables business customers to effectively turn their networks into private clouds, when combined with an optimized server-to-server communications technique.

Klaus Oestermann, general manager of Alca-Lu’s cloud networking group, says the firm is offering “enterprises the same cloud platform capabilities to power their business that the largest public clouds have enjoyed for years.”

The firm has already achieved Citrix Ready certification for the upgraded switch, which it aims to commercialize during the third quarter.