Connectivity innovator D-Link Systems Inc. announced its new DXS-3600 series this month. The family of 10-Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 and Layer 3 managed aggregation switches are designed as cost-effective solutions for SMBs and education environments as well as top-of-rack (ToR) deployments in data centers.
The D-Link DXS-3600-16S and DXS-3600-32S are compact, high-performance switches with very low latency. They 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 wide range of applications.
“Today’s SMBs and educational organizations face ever-increasing needs to expand bandwidth, performance, switching capacity, overall reliability, and energy savings,” says Steven Olen, D-Link’s director of product marketing. “The DXS-3600 series is designed to meet all of these market needs and deliver a cost effective solution for a range of network environments, including small to medium sized businesses, enterprise environments, data centers, school campuses, healthcare facilities, and government organizations.”
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 an extensive range of L2+ features, including VLAN, multicasting, Quality of Service (QoS), security, data center, and static routing functions. An optional enhanced image software upgrade provides comprehensive Layer 3 IPv4/IPv6 routing, including RIP, VRRP, OSPF, BGP, and L3 multicasting features.