Passport 8600 Routing Switch - Layer 2/3 Performance
Source: Nortel Networks
Network managers deploying enterprise-class Layer 2/3 routing switches understand the importance of line-rate throughput. With the emergence of VoIP and other latency sensitive applications, line rate throughput and low latency are essential. As VoIP and business-critical traffic contend for bandwidth, and as new applications such as IP multicasting become mainstream, users need to be confident that switches can indeed deliver rich quality-of-service (QoS) alongside wire-speed performance.