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The Summit X460 series is based on Extreme Networks ExtremeXOS, a highly resilient OS that provides continuous uptime, manageability and operational efficiency. The switch offers high-performance, non-blocking hardware technology, in the Extreme Networks tradition of simplifying network deployments through the use of common hardware and software throughout the network.
The Summit X460 switch is an ideal campus edge switch with IEEE 802.3at PoE-plus and ideal aggregation switch for traditional enterprise networks. The Summit X460 series is a great option for DSLAM or CMTS aggregation, or for active Ethernet access.
The Summit X460 is also purpose-built as a top-of-rack switch for many data center environments with features such as high-density Gigabit Ethernet for concentrated data center environments; XNV (ExtremeXOS Network Virtualization) for centralized network-based Virtual Machine (VM) inventory, VM location history and VM provisioning; Direct Attach to offload VM switching from servers, thereby improving performance; high-capacity Layer 2/Layer 3 scalability for highly virtualized data centers; and intra-rack and cross-rack stacking with industry-leading flexibility.