The HPE 5500 HI Switch Series comprises Gigabit Ethernet switches that deliver outstanding resiliency, security, and multi-service support capabilities at the edge layer of data center, large campus, and metro Ethernet networks. The switches can also be used in the core layer of SMB networks. With Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF) support and available dual power supplies, the HPE 5500 HI Switch Series can deliver the highest levels of resiliency and manageability. In addition, the PoE+ models provide up to 1440 W of PoE+ power with the dual power supply configuration. Designed with two fixed 10 GbE ports and extension module flexibility, these switches can provide up to six 10 GbE uplink or 70 GbE ports. With complete IPv4/IPv6, OpenFlow, and MPLS/VPLS features, the series provides investment protection with an easy transition from IPv4 to IPv6 networks.