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The highly reliable ApresiaRM25000 Series offers Communications Service Providers (CSPs) a scalable and carrier-grade Ethernet switch with multi-rate interfaces that accommodate dual 1G / 10G speed. The ApresiaRM25000 Series extends the carrier's core metro to their customers' access points (Large Enterprise, SMB, MTU, etc.) through intelligent and flexible aggregation end points. The ApresiaRM25000 Series delivers voice, video and data traffic applications over an IP / Ethernet network that guarantees the service assurance and the QoS demanded by business customers. ApresiaRM25000 Series supports transport protocols such as MPLS, VPLS, H-VPLS and Q-in-Q which are essential capabilities for implementing Metro Ethernet network topologies. Feature rich Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols enable protected traffic and bandwidth management with unsurpassed level of resiliency and security that meet the most strenuous SLAs with ease. The network stacking feature of ApresiaRM25000 Series allows the CSPs to preserve CAPEX and expand only as their businesses grow (spend-as-grow).
Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Hitachi Cable Apresia is ranked 33rd in Ethernet Switches. Extreme VDX is rated 8.6, while Hitachi Cable Apresia is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". On the other hand, Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching and VMware NSX, whereas Hitachi Cable Apresia is most compared with HPE Ethernet Switches.
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