The Layer 2/3 Ethernet switch complements the growing family of switch offerings by Supermicro in the Open Networking arena. Open Networking provides customers with the ability to maximize the efficient and flexible use of valuable data center resources while providing an ideal platform for managing and maintaining those resources in a manner in tune with the needs of the organization. Offering forty-eight 1 Gbps RJ45 Ethernet ports and four 10 Gbps SFP+ uplinks, the switch allows connectivity at 1 Gbps to servers while aggregating traffic for connection to higher speed servers, to routers, and to other backbone network switches. The compact 1U form factor gives users the ability to optimize deployment in standalone or top-of-rack environments. The pair of mounting flanges included facilitates rack-mounting installations. These switches are ideal for deployment in Data Center, Cloud and Enterprise environments with the capability of handling access for the most demanding applications.