Backplane Systems Technology has introduced a new high performance 2U network appliance featuring
dual Intel Xeon scalable processors. iBASE’s new FWA9500 2U network appliance is
recommended for data management, network management, and network security applications.
The highly flexible
FWA9500 network computing appliance is designed to be an ideal workhorse for
enterprise workloads, capable of managing vast quantities of data to enable robust
levels of performance and reliability in industry-grade network security,
firewall, VPN, UTM, WAN, and network management applications.
Key features of iBASE’s
new FWA9500 2U network appliance include support for Intel Skylake-SP Xeon
processors to meet today’s ever-changing network environments; 2U rackmount
system incorporating dual LGA3647 CPU sockets; Intel C624 chipset, supporting
up to 512GB RDIMM memory in 16x DDR4-2666 sockets; and 2x Intel I210-AT Gigabit
Ethernet controllers on-board and configurable NIC module slots. The FWA9500 can
be equipped with 8x IBN (iBASE’s proprietary network interface) cards to
accommodate a maximum of 66 GbE ports.
The modular design
of the network appliance allows high expandability and scalability, enabling rapid
customisation and easy configuration by interchanging and combining modules in
order to meet the customer’s optimal requirements, altogether reducing the
total cost of ownership.
The inner storage
expansion with 2x 3.5″ or 4x 2.5″ swappable drive bays and an 800W redundant
power supply ensures high availability and serviceability. It comes with I/O connectivity
and expansion slots including a PCIe x8 slot, an M.2 (M-key), a Mini PCIe, 2x
USB 2.0, and an RJ45 serial console with LCM display for easy operation. Optional
features include LAN bypass and the iBASE IDN100 IPMI 2.0 module.