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D-Link has released the DXS-3600 series -- a family of 10-Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 and Layer 3 managed aggregation switches.
The D-Link DXS-3600-16S and DXS-3600-32S are compact, high-performance switches with very low latency, making them ideal, cost effective solutions for enterprise and education network environments, as well as top-of-rack (ToR) deployment in data centers, says Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems.
The DXS-3600-16S and DXS-3600-32S support eight and 24 fixed 10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports respectively, with the option to add more ports using an expansion module. The expansion modules provide extra 1000BASE-T ports, 10-Gigabit SFP+ ports, 40-Gigabit QSFP+ uplinks, or low cost 10GBASE-T interfaces for a range of applications.
The DXS-3600 switches support Data Center Bridging protocols to help prevent data loss during network congestion, and feature selectable store-and-forward, or cut-through switching modes to reduce network latency. The switches also utilize two hot-swappable power modules for 1+1 power redundancy and load sharing, and three hot-swappable smart fans for redundancy. The smart fans monitor and detect temperature changes and react accordingly by utilizing different fan speeds for different temperatures.
The DXS-3600 series standard software image supports a range of L2+ features including VLAN, multicasting, Quality of Service (QoS), security, data center, and static routing functions, making them ideal for use in small and medium businesses and enterprises, school campuses and data center environments. An optional enhanced image software upgrade provides Layer 3 IPv4/IPv6 routing including RIP, VRRP, OSPF, BGP, and L3 multicasting features.
The DGS-3600 series is currently available through D-Link’s network of channel partners, including value-added resellers and distributors. Detailed specifications are available online at www.dlink.com .