HP FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series

Cost-effective, high-density, ultra-low-latency, Light Layer-3, top-of-rack (ToR) switches.

Ideally suited for deployment at the server access layer in large enterprise data centers.

The HP FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series provides an open door for expanding your enterprise network by adding capacity with local switching and L2/L3 support. Take advantage of IRF enhancements for spine/leaf configurations, to simplify network management and expand server connectivity.
Resilience and ease of management come hand–in-hand with the FlexFabric 5700. While IRF reduces management complexities by up to 88%, it also delivers

What’s New

  • New family of switches aimed at expanding networks access layer.
  • Network expansion with local switching capacity.
  • Lower TCO with competitive costs with simpler management.
  • IRF support of nine switches simplifies management by up to 88%.
  • OpenFlow and SDN automate manual tasks and speed service delivery.


HP FlexFabric 5700

HP FlexFabric 5700

Expand Your Data Center Network with Confidence

  • The HP FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series expands your enterprise network by adding local switching capacity for better scalability, so that you can support more customers.
  • Up to thirty (30) HP FlexFabric switches can be added to the network and managed by one Controlling Bridge (CB) switch improving server connectivity. (future)
  • The FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series gives you choices that fit your budget and environment by offering 1/10GbE ports supporting SFP and BASE-T with 10/40GbE uplinks.

High-Performance Data Center Switching

  • The HP FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series delivers 960Gbps switching capacity for the most demanding applications.
  • Provides local switching and participates in the network unlike competing port multiplexers.
  • Low latency, under 1.5us 10GbE latency, provides improved throughput and fewer lost packets.

Business Agility and Resilience with Comware 7

  • The HP FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series delivers IRF
  • The 5700 Switch Series supports spine/leaf IRF to enhance network agility with ECMP and faster convergence.
  • In Service Software Update (ISSU) enables high availability with updates accomplished without a reboot or power cycle, in the background.

Simplicity and Lower TCO

  • The HP FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series simplifies switch management by up to 88% with IRF.
  • No extra hidden costs with simple one license per switch for all OS features.
  • Up to 25% lower cost than competing port multiplexers for lower TCO.
  • Automate tedious tasks with software defined network (SDN) and reclaim wasted resources.

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