Data sheet

HPE Altoline 9960 Switch Series

Key features

  • High-performance and high-capacity 100G open modular platform in a 10U 21" rack-mountable form factor
  • 256 x 100G switch ports with four fabric cards and up to eight line cards, each with 32 x 100G QSFP28 ports
  • Line cards, fabric cards, and power supplies are front accessible
  • ONIE boot loader for choice of network OS and easy installation
  • High availability with hot-swappable redundant power supplies (3+3) and redundant fan modules (15+1)

Product overview

The HPE Altoline 9960 Switch Series, an open modular platform, meets the high-performance and high-capacity 100G networking requirements of cloud data centers. It provides near-line rate switching (99% throughput at 15 ppm clock, packet size larger or equal to than 128) across 256 ports of 100GbE. The 9960 platform, deployed to form the data center spine network, lowers equipment cost and power consumption, simplifies cabling, and supports independent NOS software.