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D-Link Introduces Lite Layer 3 Stackable 10GbE Managed Switches

The company’s latest switches provide 10 Gigabit performance and high-availability for business networks and data centers. By ChannelPro

D-Link has released the DXS-3400 Series, a new family of fully managed Lite Layer 3 Stackable 10 Gigabit Switches. Available in both 10G copper (10GBASE-T) and 10G fiber (SFP+) versions, these high performance switches feature wire speed 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching, routing, and ultra-low latency.

"The DXS-3400 switches are not only great aggregation switches in SMB networks, but they are also ideal for top-of-rack switching in data centers," says Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "They support several core components of Data Center Bridging (DCB) – which is an essential group of features that optimizes flow control and congestion management in data center environments."

According to the company, the DXS-3400 Series includes feature rich software that supports a wide range of Layer 2 and "Lite" Layer 3 functions such as VLANs, inter-VLAN routing, multicasting, Quality of Service (QoS), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), Routing Information Protocol (RIP)v1/2, Next Generation RIP (RIPng), and Policy-Based Routing (PBR).

The DXS-3400 switches also feature two hot-swappable power modules, providing 1+1 redundancy and load sharing, while three hot-swappable fan trays provide N+1 cooling redundancy. In addition, the switches support physical stacking via four 10G ports, and can stack up to 4 devices. Other features, such as Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS), provide network protection in the event of a link failure.

The new switches also support Switch Resource Management (SRM), which provides resource configuration flexibility that allows network administrators to allocate more system resources for tables that require more entries and prevents wasting resources on unused functions. The DXS-3400 Series switches support 3 SRM modes – IP Mode, LAN Mode and L2 VPN Mode.

For detailed specifications on D-Link's DXS-3400 Series switches, visit

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