Time to switch

Three-tier switch networks.
From access to core – 100% LANCOM.

Lift your network to the next level

Your company is expanding, more and more sites and employees are joining, and with them networked machines and mobile devices that challenge your LAN infrastructure on a daily basis. The larger your network becomes, the more likely you should consider a hierarchical network design with more powerful switches in order to be able to withstand future growth and technology trends. With clever distribution of tasks and responsibilities, you can optimize network performance, ensure greater security, and dynamically adapt your network to the size of your company.

Find out why a three-tier network with LANCOM switches is not only the next level, but offers you the decisive advantage to be successful with the constantly rising network requirements. Are you ready for the next step?

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Which switch architecture is best for you?

The switch architecture forms the basis for the efficiency and performance of your entire network. It is therefore worth taking a look at the hierarchy levels and the switches used: optimizing and updating your existing infrastructure can be a cost-effective solution to improve the performance of two-tier networks. However, if your company is growing and has more complex requirements, it may make sense to switch to a three-tier network architecture including the new LANCOM core switch.

Two-tier design

For small and medium-sized companies
  • Hierarchical LAN structure with two tiers
  • Combined core and aggregation / distribution layer (collapsed backbone)

Three-tier design

For large, distributed companies and campus networks
  • Hierarchical LAN structure with three tiers
  • Core, aggregation/ distribution, and access layer
  • Network with 100% uptime up to 60,000 ports
    Network with stacking and possible maintenance time slot up to 460,000 ports

Switch up
your network.

LANCOM VP Switches & WLAN Michael Müller
Michael Müller
Vice President Switches & Wireless LAN

You already know our access and aggregation switches with the well-known quality and reliability of LANCOM. Now we are rounding things off and adding an important functional level to our portfolio – the core level!

But more importantly, what does this mean for you? With the expanded switch portfolio, you can now operate three-tier network infrastructures at all levels with LANCOM switches. Even for very large infrastructures such as campus networks with a high number of end devices or distributed building sections, your network can therefore be operated 100% by us. This gives you the best possible investment protection and uniform management at all levels!

Let's exchange ideas and take your network to the next level!

Why a scalable switch architecture is worth it for you

5 reasons for LANCOM core & aggregation switches

Easy changeover
  • Low TCO due to industry-standard ports without proprietary interfaces and industry-standard CLI
  • Low operating costs with high availability due  to centralized switch rollout and 24/7 network management, monitoring, and altering via LANCOM Management Cloud
100% uptime of the network
  • Redundancy and load distribution through seamless takeover in the event of device failure thanks to Virtual Port Channel (VPC / MC-LAG)
  • This enables uninterrupted in-service software upgrades (ISSU)
  • Alternatively, if a maintenance window is possible: use of stacking
  • Maximum reliability thanks to redundant, hot-swappable power supply units and fans
  • Redundancy up to access point level with dual PoE
Flexible hardware design
  • High operational flexibility due to selectable ventilation concept with front-to-back (F2B) or back-to-front (B2F) airflow
  • Integrated function and memory extensions for the use of third-party software such as monitoring applications
  • Easy installation in server racks with integrated rack rails
High investment protection
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty for up to 10 years free replacement service
  • Proprietary LCOS SX switch operating system family with regular, free feature and security updates
  • Fast support through bilingual in-house support and free accessible documentation as well as specialized training on request
  • No hidden license costs and no time-consuming and expensive retrofitting of modules
Everything from a single source
  • Comprehensive switching portfolio with access, aggregation / distribution, and core switches
  • Single sourcing via complete network structures with firewalls, routers, switches, and access points – centrally managed via a management interface (LANCOM Management Cloud)
  • Digital sovereignty with true GDPR compliance, no backdoors, and "Engineered in Germany"

The right switches for every company size

LANCOM offers a complete range of campus switching products that allow the realization of network scenarios with different network requirements and sizes. You can cover all network scenarios from retail networks, manufacturing LANs and logistics centers to office towers, schools, and campuses with a diverse selection of access, aggregation / distribution, and core switches.

LANCOM Access Switches

The access switches form the interface at the lowest network level (access layer) to which all access points and end devices, e.g. PCs, IP telephones, and printers, connect. They are characterized by a high port density and connection diversity and ensure simple connectivity and management for the distribution of the network to the connected clients. PoE-capable switches also take over the power supply to the end devices.

  • Series:
    GS-1000 | GS-2000 | (I)GS-3000 | GS-4000
    XS-3500 &
    XS-4000 (Preview)

LANCOM Aggregation Switches

The aggregation / distribution switches are the intermediaries between the access and core levels. On the one hand, they combine (aggregate) the uplinks of the underlying access level and, on the other hand, efficiently distribute the network traffic between different devices and network segments. With redundancy options such as VPC, stacking, STP, and VRRP, these switches play a decisive role in the high availability of the LAN.

  • Models:
    XS-5110F | XS-5116QF | XS-6128QF | YS-7154CF (Preview)

LANCOM Core Switch

The core switch forms the top layer of a corporate LAN and is the high-performance backbone of the network. As the main traffic point, it handles the efficient forwarding of data packets either from the WAN / Internet to the underlying switch layers or in the opposite direction. Functions such as VPC and VRRP, high throughput capacity (6x100G), very low latency, and reliability are the main features of the core switch.

  • Model:
    CS-8132F (Preview)
Collage of LANCOM Core Switch CS-8132F & Aggregation Switch YS-7154CF

Preview of LANCOM switches for campus networks

Ensure 100% reliability and scalability for your entire campus LAN with the new core switch LANCOM CS-8132F and the new aggregation / distribution switch LANCOM YS-7154CF. The native ports and an industry-standard CLI allow smooth integration even in existing installations without hidden costs.

LANCOM CS-8132F

  • 100G core switch with 32x 100G QSFP28 ports for up to 6.4 Tbps switch capacity
  • Support of Virtual Port Channel (VPC or MC-LAG) to implement networks with 100% uptime
  • Full layer 3 functionality thanks to VRRP, DHCP, static and policy-based dynamic routing via OSPF v2/v3 and BGP4
  • Choice of front-to-back (F2B) or back-to-front (B2F) airflow for optimum cooling in 19" racks
  • Incl. 2x redundant, hot-swappable PSUs and 3x redundant (n+1), hot-swappable fans for maximum reliability
  • Functional expansion option with integrated 64GB SSD
  • Cloud-managed LAN for fast configuration and convenient management via the LANCOM Management Cloud
  • LANCOM Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW) included

Datasheet LANCOM CS-8132F

LANCOM YS-7154CF

  • 25G stackable fiber aggregation switch with 48x 25G SFP28 ports and 6x 100G QSFP28 ports, including 4x FleX stacking ports, for up to 3,6 Tbps switch capacity
  • Support of Virtual Port Channel (VPC or MC-LAG) to implement networks with 100% uptime
  • Full layer 3 functionality thanks to VRRP, DHCP, static and policy-based dynamic routing via OSPF v2/v3 and BGP4
  • Choice of front-to-back (F2B) or back-to-front (B2F) airflow for optimum cooling in 19" racks
  • Incl. 2x redundant, hot-swappable PSUs and 5x redundant (n+1), hot-swappable fans for maximum reliability
  • Functional expansion option with integrated 32GB SSD
  • Cloud-managed LAN for fast configuration and convenient management via the LANCOM Management Cloud
  • LANCOM Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW) included

Datasheet LANCOM YS-7154CF

Start of the series on switching solutions from LANCOM

Get an overview of the switch network topologies according to the three-tier and two-tier design of a corporate LAN: in the following tech paper you will find application scenarios tailored to your individual customer requirements and company size with recommendations from the LANCOM switch portfolio. And the best part: we are constantly expanding the topics for you and will keep you up to date here.

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