5 Reasons to Buy FS S5860 Series Switches with PicOS®

Posted on Mar 16, 2024 by

PicOS® Switch Software

PicOS®, or Pica8 Network OS, is an operating system developed by Pica8 and stands out for its adaptability and compatibility across various hardware platforms. It is good news that the FS S5860 series switches are now compatible with the PicOS® operating system, unleashing the power of open networking. This potent combination can provide more flexible, supported and resilient network solutions at a lower cost. This article will explore their outstanding features and key benefits, showing you why they are the first choice for your network infrastructure solution.

High Performance 10 Gigabit Switches

FS S5860 series, the layer 3 managed switches, are next-generation high-performance and strong-security 10G Ethernet switches, available in 24-port and 48-port models, and equipped with 25G/40G uplinks for core switches and future expansion.

Powered by cutting-edge Broadcom chips, these managed enterprise switches deliver up to 1.32 Tbps of switching capacity and 982 Mpps of forwarding speed. It is also equipped with redundant hot-swappable power supplies and smart fans to ensure network reliability. The FS S5860 series also meets the changing power requirements through the PoE++ function, which is very suitable for campus network access/aggregation, 10GE data center server access, and high-speed wireless device access.

S5860 Series Switches

FS Switches Preloaded with PicOS®

Currently, the PicOS® S5860 Series includes 7 models, namely S5860-20SQ, S5860-24XB-U, S5860-24MG-U, S5860-24XMG, S5860-48XMG-U, S5860-48MG-U, and S5860-48XMG. Here is the list of FS S5860 Series Switches that support PicOS® for your different requirements.

Switch Details
24-Port Ethernet L3 Switch, 20 x 10Gb SFP+, with 4 x 25Gb SFP28 and 2 x 40Gb QSFP+, Dual AC PSUs, Broadcom Chip
24-Port Ethernet L3 Switch, 24 x 10GBASE-T/Multi-Gigabit Ports, 4 x 10Gb SFP+, with 4 x 25Gb SFP28 Uplinks, Broadcom Chip
24-Port Ethernet L3 PoE++ Switch, 24 x 5GBASE-T/Multi-Gigabit Ports, with 4 x 25Gb SFP28 Uplinks, Broadcom Chip
24-Port Ethernet L3 PoE++ Switch, 24 x 10GBASE-T/Multi-Gigabit, 4 x 10Gb SFP+, with 4 x 25Gb SFP28 Uplinks, Broadcom Chip
48-Port Ethernet L3 Switch, 48 x 10GBASE-T/Multi-Gigabit Ports, 4 x 25Gb SFP28, with 2 x 40Gb QSFP+ Uplinks, Broadcom Chip
48-Port Ethernet L3 PoE++ Switch, 48 x 10GBASE-T/Multi-Gigabit Ports, 4 x 25Gb SFP28 Uplinks, with 2 x 40Gb QSFP+ Uplinks, Broadcom Chip
48-Port Ethernet L3 PoE++ Switch, 48 x 5GBASE-T/Multi-Gigabit Ports, 4 x 25Gb SFP28 Uplinks, with 2 x 40Gb QSFP+ Uplinks, Broadcom Chip

Why Choose PicOS® Model?

When tailored to operate with PicOS®, the FS S5860 series switches truly shine, bringing forth a range of advantages that cater to the diverse needs of today’s networks. Here are five compelling reasons that differentiate these switches:

High Reliability

The S5860 series with PicOS® will support Multi-chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG), which is critical for mission-critical networking environments. MLAG allows for the creation of logical links between switches, forming a redundant connection that ensures uninterrupted service in the event of hardware failures. With MLAG, traffic seamlessly fails over to alternate paths, minimizing downtime and maintaining network continuity. This redundancy feature enhances network reliability and availability, helping to build a robust and resilient network environment.

S5860 Series Switches

Simplified Management

Network management can be a complex and time-consuming task, particularly in large-scale deployments. The FS S5860 series switches address this challenge with advanced automation capabilities powered by AmpCon™ (PicOS® network management system).

This management suite allows administrators to oversee the complete network lifecycle, encompassing automated configuration, ongoing maintenance, compliance checks, and timely upgrades. This automated approach significantly reduces manual oversight, preventing configuration errors and minimizing network downtime. This not only improves operational efficiency but also enhances network stability and resilience, ultimately delivering a superior user experience.

S5860 Series Switches

Free Scenario Testing

Pre-deployment testing is pivotal, and with PicOS-V – the free virtual machine version of PicOS® – network administrators can engage in comprehensive assessment. By familiarizing themselves with the PicOS® software switch and simulating network operations, they can verify configurations and test functionalities confidently before actual deployment, ensuring a smooth transition.

High Network Flexibility

The S5860 series enhanced with PicOS® offers extensive Software-Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities, such as OpenFlow, which fundamentally transforms network infrastructure. This agility enables dynamic, manageable, and programmatically efficient network configuration, fostering innovation and reactivity in complex networking contexts.

Advancing Open Networking

Interoperability and compatibility with third-party systems and protocols are essential for seamless integration into existing network infrastructures. The PicOS® operating system, which powers the FS S5860 series switches, is designed with system openness in mind. It supports industry-standard protocols like NETCONF, RESTCONF, facilitating interoperability with a wide range of network devices and management platforms. This openness ensures that organizations can leverage their existing investments in network infrastructure and management tools while benefiting from the advanced features and capabilities of the S5860 series switches.

S5860 Series Switches

FS Services Ensure Long-term Superior Performance

FS S5860 series switches come with an industry-leading 5-year limited lifetime warranty and a 30-day return policy against defects in materials or workmanship. Besides, FS provides a personal account manager, free professional technical support:

  • Professional Lab: Test each product with the latest and advanced networking equipment.

  • Free Technical Support: Provide free & tailored solutions and services for your businesses.

  • 80% Same-day Shipping: Immediate shipping for in-stock items.

  • Fast Response: Direct and immediate assistance from an expert.


The FS S5860 series switches, powered by PicOS®, promise a networking experience that is robust, flexible, and finely attuned to the needs of dynamic business environments. With a strong focus on reliability, automated management, efficient testing, network flexibility, and system openness, this combination sets a new benchmark for companies striving for a seamless, cutting-edge networking infrastructure.

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