A year ago, we introduced the BlackDiamond X8 to the HPC community at SC11 in Seattle... a Big Switch for Big Data. This was before our switch was generally available, but its scalability, low latency, and green credentials resonated with attendees spanning education, government, and Fortune 500. How times have changed.
In eight short months, we've deployed at NCSA's Blue Waters, Petro China, Sinopec, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK for genomic research, and the London Internet Exchange, just to name a few. Our BlackDiamond X8 has been recognized by the Lippis Report as the fastest, lowest latency, and lowest power modular data center switch in the world, and it has become the core of our comprehensive TOR and chassis portfolio. A portfolio powered end-to-end by our Extreme XOS that reduces TCO and maximizes service availability and predictability.
Building upon our SDN architecture launch last spring, we announced our first set of supported SDN applications in conjunction with our partner Big Switch Networks, while proving our promise of BlackDiamond X8 futureproofing by announcing our 40G and 100G 'cloud-scale' interface modules. These 12 port 40G and 4 port 100G boards offer the ultimate in flexibility for deployment in L2, L3, and flow-heavy SDN environments.