FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP Switch for Data Center Access Network

Updated on Jan 21, 2019 by

Over past few decades, data center networking has undergone tremendous changes. And 10GB Ethernet switch has become ubiquitous, working as the access layer switch to connect subscribers to network resources. As a high-performance data center access layer switch, FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP switch is considered as an optimal solution for handling data traffic with great scalability. This post explains why it makes sense to go to FS S5800-48F4S SFP switch, the transceiver modules supported for this switch, and the most frequently asked questions about it.

FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP Switch

Why Do I Need 10GB SFP Switch?

By delivering substantially better throughput and latency, 10Gb SFP Ethernet switch is a more cost-effective solution compared to Gigabit Ethernet switch. It is already well established in IT industry and we’ve seen massive adoption of 10G infrastructures. Density, power and cooling of 10GB SFP switch are the key motivators for deployment in data center access network. With compelling improvement in bandwidth, port density, and reduced power consumption, the 10GB SFP switch has become the interconnect of choice for latency-sensitive application with enhanced reliability and network performance. This type of switch comes into various port configurations, among which the 48-port 10GB switch is the most future-proofing one with abundant applications in business oriented network. Because it can increase the total available bandwidths while lowering the overall infrastructure costs in terms of cables and switch ports.

Highlights of FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP Switch

To cater for the unique demands for data center access appliance, FS.com develops the S5800-48F4S 10gb switch which is particularly aimed at solving the problems of access to core connectivity for enterprise and data centers. With the abundant highlights below, it is a favorable solution for data center access network.

Data Center Grade Hardware Design

As a carrier access switch, FS S5800-48F4S is a 48-port SFP switch with 10GbE uplinks. It’s designed based on scalable chipset with integration of Layer 2 to Layer 4 packets, processing engine, traffic management and fabric interface. The S5800-48F4S switch comes with 48-port 1GbE SFP and 4-port 10GbE SFP+ in a compact 1RU form factor. It has four hot-swappable redundant fans for cooling and dual power supplies with low power consumption. Moreover, it can support comprehensive protocols and applications to promote rapid service deployment and management for traditional or fully virtualized data centers.

Carrier Class and High-Performance Switching Core

FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP switch offers advanced L2/L3/MPLS features to meet the requirements in Carrier Ethernet and Enterprise network application. The single chip can provide 200Gbps high switching capability with main features including full IPv4/IPv6 stack, IPv4/IPv6 tunneling, Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Hierarchy Quality of Service (H-QoS), On-chip OAM (802.1ag/Y.1731/CFM/EFM), Protocol Independent APS within 50ms protects switching. It can provide access ports for high-density GE servers, and 4 10GE uplink ports to Aggregation or Core switches. The figure below shows a deployment example using the FS S5800 Series for data center access network topology as TOR access devices.

using FS S5800 Series for Data Center Access network

Multilayer Switching with High Capability

As stated above, FS S5800-48F4S SFP switch supports Layer2/Layer3/MPLS multilayer switching. It provides 176 Gbps switching capacity and 130.95Mpps packet forwarding rate with wire-speed for all ports. With 48 GE fixed Ethernet ports and 4 10GE SFP+ ports, it can meet the requirement of both high-density 1GE downlink ports and 10GE uplink ports.

Outstanding QoS Control with Network Security

FS S5800-48F4S SFP switch is outfitted with Rich QoS mechanisms, including flow classification based on source/destination MAC, IP address, protocol type, TCD/UDP port number to meet the more complex and demanding network requirements. Advanced QoS ensures that users have the optimal experience, even when using time-sensitive voice, video, and other rich-media applications. The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Inspection and IP Source Guard features of the switch can prevent the network from malicious ARP attack. The switch provides network security by encrypting administrator traffic during Telnet and SNMP sessions.

Transceiver Modules for FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP Switch

With the advanced features above, FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP switch is ideal for Ethernet access deployment by offering convergent application portfolio to enterprise or individual users. As a hot-pluggable I/O device, FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP switch enables interconnections between multiple devices by using a wide variety of transceivers. The following table lists the transceivers supported by FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP switch.

ID Part Number Description Price
1G SFP Transceiver 20057 SFP-GB-GE-T 1000BASE-T SFP Copper RJ-45 100m Transceiver Module US$ 21.00
29838 SFP1G-SX-85 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m DOM Transceiver US$ 6.00
29848 SFP1G-SX-31 1000BASE-SX SFP 1310nm 2km DOM Transceiver Module US$ 11.00
29849 SFP1G-LX-31 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver Module US$ 7.00
29854 SFP1G-EX-55 1000BASE-EX SFP 1550nm 40km DOM Transceiver Module US$ 24.00
10G SFP+ Transceiver 29856 SFP1G-ZX-55 1000BASE-ZX SFP 1550nm 80km DOM Transceiver Module US$ 24.00
11589 SFP-10GSR-85 10GBASE-SR SFP+ 850nm 300m DOM Transceiver Module US$ 16.00
11591 SFP-10GLR-31 10GBASE-LR SFP+ 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver Module US$ 34.00
11590 SFP-10GLRM-31 10GBASE-LRM SFP+ 1310nm 220m DOM Transceiver Module US$ 34.00
11592 SFP-10GER-55 10GBASE-ER SFP+ 1550nm 40km DOM Transceiver Module US$ 149.00
11595 SFP-10GZR-55 10GBASE-ZR SFP+ 1550nm 80km DOM Transceiver Module US$ 299.00
29799 SFP-10GZRC-55 10GBASE-ZRC SFP+ 1550nm 100km DOM Transceiver Module US$ 500.00

FAQs About FS S5800-48F4S 10GB SFP Switch

1. Can FS S5800-48F4S support IPv6?

Yes, FS S5800-48F4S switch uses Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chipset and supports most of IPv6 routing protocol and tunneling protocol. It can handle and forward fully distributed IPv6 packets at wire speed.

2. How many SFP+ ports on S5800-48F4S switch can support the load balancing of redundant links?

This switch has 4 SFP+ 10G uplink interfaces and all of them can support the load balancing of redundant links. With modularized uplink port design, you can also select different modules according to the requirements which make great investment protection.


10GB SFP switch speeds up your network in a cost-effective manner and provides high reliability and flexibility to your data center access networks. Equipped with high level of hardware and software design, FS S5800-48F4S 48-port SFP Ethernet switch is the best fit for high-compatibility and network-scaling applications in data center access network. You can benefit a lot from the common user interface and available command set to manage our Ethernet switches that provide your business scalability, security and agility. Free software upgrade and tech support are also available for our Ethernet switches, and you can buy with great confidence.

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