March 10, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) At the CeBIT tradeshow 3Com has announced the release of its new 8800 series switches with up to 24 10Gbit ports and 288Gbit wirespeed ports, and a 1.44Tbit/sec. backplane.
The switches can support 10,000 users or more.
The 8800 series features 3 separate kits. Starter Kits, including a chassis, fabric, power supply and fan, start at $26,000 for the smaller seven-slot system and range up to $36,000 for the full-capacity 14-slot system, said computerworld.com in an online article.
"3Com is no longer an SMB player; we're no longer a niche player," said Pax Andersson, vice president and general manager of 3Com Europe Ltd., heralding 3Com's return to enterprise-class switching.