Universal Edge Switch Platform
High-performance fixed-form switches for enterprise wiring closet and edge deployments
UNIVERSAL HARDWARE PLATFORM
The 5420 as a universal hardware platform simplifies your deployment experience through powerful cloud management and simplified licensing. It also helps avoid technology lock-in by enabling you to select your desired use case through a simple change of operating software and/or feature set.
ETHERNET FABRIC SERVICES
The 5420 supports a variety of Ethernet Fabric services, including Extreme’s Fabric Connect and IP Fabric. It also supports Fabric Attach for automated connection to either Layer 2 or Layer 3 Fabric Services. Extreme’s Fabric Connect on the 5420 enables the creation of virtualized networks that automate network operations, simplify network provisioning and enhance security, all while reducing the strain on network and IT personnel.
The 5420 also supports high-speed stacking when running Switch Engine via its two built-in SFP-DD stacking ports. Up to eight systems can be stacked using qualified SFP+/SFP-DD direct attach cables and optical transceivers.