The HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 Switch, a top-of-rack connectivity module, delivers an innovative networking solution designed to meet the growing needs of today’s virtual and highly dynamic data center and cloud environments. Designed to support scale-out applications with high-performance east/west traffic needs, Composable Fabric provides an easily scalable, automated Fabric solution for diverse application workloads. The HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 Switch provides a cost-effective 1U solution for intensive Big Data or Agile IT environments. Industry standard architecture using Ethernet switching to create a high-performance, resilient, low-latency and scalable data center network fabric. A single tier of Composable Fabric connectivity modules can reduce cost, complexity and operational overhead while creating true fabric agility for dynamic workload needs.
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 1006 Switch, a passive optical interconnect module, uses fabric and extender interfaces to connect Top-of-Rack Fabric Modules into a meshed network while maintaining all the photonic switching capabilities of the traditional Composable Fabric solution. The interconnect module provides 12 fabric module port connections that interconnect up to 6 Hewlett Packard Enterprise rack connectivity modules. The module also has extender ports to connect multiple modules together to build larger fabrics. The mesh architecture enables linear scaling, with each additional switch adding fabric capacity, resiliency and multi-path options.