2U network appliance for data and network management

Backplane Systems Technology is excited to present iBASE’s New FWA9500 2U Network Appliance with Dual Intel Xeon scalable processors and up to 66 GbE Ports.

The highly flexible FWA9500 Network Computing Appliance is designed to be an ideal workhorse for enterprise workloads, capable of managing vast quantities of data to enable robust levels of performance and reliability in industry-grade network security, firewall, VPN, UTM, WAN, and network management applications.

It supports Intel Skylake-SP Xeon processors, perfect for today’s ever-changing network environments. The 2U Rackmount System features dual LGA3647 CPU sockets, and an Intel C624 chipset supporting up to 512GB RDIMM memory in 16x DDR4-2666 sockets. With 2x Intel I210-AT Gigabit Ethernet controllers on-board and configurable NIC module slots, the FWA9500 can be equipped with 8x IBN (iBASE proprietary network interface) cards to accommodate a maximum of 66 GbE ports.

The unit features a modular approach to its design as a network appliance with high expandability and scalability. This allows rapid customisation and easy configuration by interchanging and combining modules in order to meet the customer’s optimal requirements, altogether reducing the total cost of ownership.

The inner storage expansion with 2x 3.5-inch or 4x 2.5-inch swappable drive bays and an 800W redundant power supply ensures high availability and serviceability. It comes with I/O connectivity and expansion slots including a PCIe x8 slot, an M.2 (M-key), a Mini PCIe, 2x USB 2.0, and an RJ45 serial console with LCM display for easy operation. Optional features include LAN bypass and the iBASE IDN100 IPMI 2.0 module.

Key features include:

  • Dual Intel Xeon scalable processors (Skylake-SP)
  • 16x DDR4 RDIMM; Max. 512GB
  • 8x NIC modules; Max. 64 GbE ports
  • Optional IPMI 2.0 module
  • 1x PCI-E x8 expansion slot