Backplane Systems Technology presents iBASE’s new FWA8708 enterprise 1U network appliance

Backplane Systems Technology has introduced iBASE’s New FWA8708 Rack-Mountable Network Appliance with 8th Gen Intel Xeon/Core i7/i5/i3 Processor and 16 GbE Ports.

The FWA8708 is a 1U rack-mountable network appliance based on the 8th Generation Intel® Xeon/Core Processors to provide high scalability and performance for SMB and large enterprise environments. The FWA8708 comes in two versions: FWA8708-C, powered by the Intel® C246, and FWA8708-H, with the Intel H310 chipset.

The FWA8708-C has 4x DDR4-2666 modules to support up to 64GB of system memory, and onboard 6x Intel® i210 and 2x i210S Ethernet controllers with 8x GbE ports and optional IBN cards (iBASE proprietary network interface card) to support up to 8 additional GbE ports. Meanwhile, the FWA8708-H fits up to 32GB of RAM and is equipped with 6x i211AT controllers and 6x Gigabit Ethernet ports. Standard configuration consists of 6x GbE ports and 2x SFP ports for hot-swappable input/output, featuring speeds of up to 1Gbps and long-distance transmission ranges. The FWA8708 network appliance is flexible and easily upgradable, allowing implementation of third-party software in SDN, SD-WAN, NFV, and VNF architecture and technologies.

In terms of I/O, the FWA8708 delivers rich connectivity and expansion. It offers 2x PCIe and a Mini PCIe slot for high density PCIe payloads, and an M.2 expansion slot to interface with SATA 3.0 and PCIe x4 bus for high data throughput. Other available connectors include 2x USB 3.0, VGA via headers, and an RJ45 serial console with LCM display for easy operation.

Key Features:

  • 8th Gen Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7/i5/i3, up to 6 core processors with C246 or H310 PCH
  • 6x RJ45 GbE + 2x SFP GbE on board
  • 4x or 2x DDR4 DIMMs; Max. 64GB (ECC/non-ECC)
  • Optional IPMI 2.0 module (for FWA8708-C only)
  • Optional NIC slot (for FWA8708-C only)
  • 1x Mini PCI-E slot, 1x M.2 slot


Company: Backplane Systems Technology 

Phone: (02) 9457 6400