Core Network Solutions

A reliable network core is of paramount importance to every organization—whether a large healthcare facility or mission-critical defense installation. The key to achieving reliability and high network uptime is for resilience to be a primary requirement when the network is being designed.

When designing a network, it is important to accept that neither equipment nor people are flawless. Even the most expensive equipment and the largest, most specialized IT team cannot eliminate the potential for network faults that result in downtime.

Greater value can be gained from intelligent network design that increases the level of resilience within the network and eliminates single points of failure. While faults and operational errors can occur, the design goal should be to create a network that will withstand such events.

Increasing the level of resilience within the network starts at the core of the network. Eliminating single points of failure at the edge of the network will be of little value if the network core remains vulnerable. Allied Telesis network solutions deliver technology that enables highly available, resilient networks to be implemented and can extend that resilience all the way to the edge of the network—enabling single points of failure to be eliminated while delivering the greatest return on networking investment.

These technologies include:

  • Virtual Chassis Stacking Plus (VCStack Plus™) enables core chassis switches to appear as a single virtual core with the full power and reliability of a chassis switch with no single point of failure
  • Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack™) enables a stack of switches within the network to appear as a single virtual chassis, ensuring device and data path resiliency
  • Ethernet Protection Switched Ring (EPSRing™) provides high performance, highly reliable connectivity among network devices with rapid ring restoration
  • Allied Telesis Management Framework™ (AMF) delivers unified network management of all devices throughout a network, simplifying management and reducing operational expenditure