As our 100 Gigabit product family grows, the time has come to introduce a severe enterprise-level switch. A switch that is up for the challenge when the CRS504 port density is not enough. Introducing the spectacular CRS518-16XS-2XQ! With 2x 100 Gigabit QSFP28 ports and 16x 25 Gigabit SFP28 ports, this is the perfect cost-effective addition to any enterprise network or data center. And with dual-redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fans, you won’t have to worry about unnecessary downtime. Here’s a real-life setup – similar to the one we’re using in our office: At the top, you could place two flagship CCR2216 routers to provide the main connectivity and routing. Then a blazing-fast 100 Gigabit connection leads to three CRS518 distribution level switches. This is where all the magic happens. The CRS518 switches connect every access level device to the main network and deal with traffic filtering and network policy enforcement. And they handle all that with grace and dignity – thanks to the fantastic Marvell Prestera Aldrin2 switch-chip. The same chip you’ve seen in our flagship CCR2216 did wonders with L3 Hardware Offloading. This setup also has a direct link aggregation connectivity between the CCR2216 routers and the data servers for extra efficiency and traffic distribution.