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638526-B21 HPE Virtual Connect C-Class BladeSystem Module Refurbished

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638526-B21 Virtual Connect Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) C-Class Blade System Flex-10/10D 10 Ports Networking Expansion Module | Made by HPE | Refurbished
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HPE 638526-B21 10 Ports Networking Expansion Module

In the dynamic landscape of networking infrastructure, organizations seek robust solutions to enhance connectivity and optimize data transfer within their systems. One such solution that has garnered attention is the HPE 638526-B21 C-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D 10 Ports Networking Expansion Module. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve into the intricacies of this networking powerhouse, breaking down its features, benefits, and applications in simple English.

Understanding the Basics: HPE 638526-B21 Overview

HPE 638526-B21 Module

The HPE 638526-B21 is a networking expansion module designed to elevate the connectivity capabilities of the Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D. It operates using Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) technology, a compact and versatile form of network connectivity widely adopted in modern data centers.

Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D

Before delving into the specifics of the expansion module, let's briefly explore the foundation it builds upon—the Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D. This system is a key component in HPE's infrastructure solutions, providing a flexible and scalable platform for network connectivity within blade server environments.

Key Features of HPE 638526-B21

SFP+ Technology

The utilization of Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) technology is a defining feature of the HPE 638526-B21. SFP+ modules offer high-speed data transfer and are hot-swappable, allowing for flexibility and ease of maintenance. This technology enables seamless integration with various networking environments.

10 Ports for Enhanced Connectivity

With 10 ports at its disposal, the HPE 638526-B21 empowers organizations with an extensive network interface. This is particularly beneficial in scenarios where multiple connections are essential, such as in data centers handling diverse workloads and applications.

Flex-10/10D Compatibility

Designed specifically for compatibility with the Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D, this expansion module aligns with the system's architecture to provide a cohesive and optimized networking solution. The integration ensures efficient communication between blade servers and the broader network infrastructure.

Virtual Connect Technology

Virtual Connect technology, a hallmark of HPE networking solutions, plays a pivotal role in the functionality of the HPE 638526-B21. This technology facilitates the creation of virtual connections, enabling IT administrators to manage and allocate network resources dynamically.

Advantages and Benefits

Scalability and Flexibility

The 10 ports offered by the HPE 638526-B21 provide scalability for growing networking needs. Organizations can easily expand their network infrastructure by adding more modules and adapting to changing requirements without overhauling the entire setup.

High-Speed Data Transfer

The adoption of SFP+ technology ensures that data transfer occurs at high speeds, reducing latency and improving overall network performance. This is crucial in environments where real-time data processing and low latency are paramount.

Simplified Management

The integration with Virtual Connect technology streamlines network management. Virtual connections can be configured and modified on the fly, allowing for dynamic adjustments based on workload demands.

Cost Efficiency

By enabling organizations to scale their network infrastructure without replacing existing components, the HPE 638526-B21 contributes to cost efficiency. Its compatibility with the Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D ensures a cost-effective and streamlined networking solution.

Applications and Use Cases

Data Center Networking

In the context of data centers, where the demand for high-performance networking is constant, the HPE 638526-B21 finds its niche. Its compatibility with blade servers and Virtual Connect technology makes it an ideal choice for organizations relying on data-intensive applications.

Cloud Environments

Cloud environments, characterized by their dynamic and scalable nature, benefit from the flexibility offered by the HPE 638526-B21. The module's ability to support virtual connections aligns with the agility required in cloud-based infrastructures.

Enterprise-level Networking

Enterprises with diverse networking needs, ranging from routine operations to high-performance computing tasks, can leverage the HPE 638526-B21 for its versatility. Its 10 ports and Virtual Connect integration cater to the demands of complex enterprise-level networking.

Future Considerations and Industry Trends

As technology continues to evolve, so do the requirements of data center networking. Considering the rapid advancements in cloud computing, edge computing, and the increasing prevalence of high-performance applications, the HPE 638526-B21 remains relevant in addressing these emerging trends.

Edge Computing Integration

The rise of edge computing brings new challenges and opportunities for data center networking. The ability of the HPE 638526-B21 to provide scalable and flexible connectivity makes it well-suited for integration into edge computing environments, where the demand for efficient and reliable networking solutions is particularly high.

Support for Higher Data Rates

As data-intensive applications become more prevalent, the demand for higher data rates in networking equipment continues to grow. Future iterations of networking expansion modules may need to support even higher speeds, addressing the need for faster data transfer within data center environments.

Security Enhancements

With the increasing focus on cybersecurity, future networking modules may incorporate enhanced security features. This could include advanced encryption protocols, secure boot processes, and other measures to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data transmitted over the network.

General Information about the HPE 638526-B21

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 638526-B21
  • Spare Part Number: 639852-001
  • Product Type: Expansion Module
  • ModuleType: 10 Port Module

Technical Information of Sfp+ Module

  • Product Line: Flex
  • Application/Usage Switching Network
  • Application/Usage Data Networking
  • Application/Usage Optical Network
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Data Link Protocol: 10 Gige
  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gb/s
  • Expansion Slots: 8 (total) / 8 (free) x SFP+
  • Expansion Slots 10 X Sfp+

Outline, the HPE 638526-B21 C-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D 10 Ports Networking Expansion Module stands as a testament to the ever-evolving landscape of networking technology. Its integration of SFP+ technology, compatibility with the Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D, and support for virtual connections position it as a versatile and powerful solution for modern networking challenges.

As organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, the importance of robust and scalable networking solutions cannot be overstated. The HPE 638526-B21 addresses these needs by providing a pathway to enhanced connectivity, improved data transfer speeds, and simplified management, all within the framework of a cost-effective and adaptable solution. Whether deployed in data centers, cloud environments, or enterprise-level networks, this expansion module stands as a reliable pillar supporting the backbone of contemporary IT infrastructure.

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