D-Link 10-Gbit Ethernet L2/L3 aggregators are low latency - Embedded.com

D-Link 10-Gbit Ethernet L2/L3 aggregators are low latency


The new D-Link Systems DXS-3600 series is a family of 10-Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 and Layer 3 managed aggregation switches are compact, high-performance switches with very low latency.

According to Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc., they are targeted at range of network environments including small to medium sized businesses, enterprise environments, data centers, school campuses, healthcare facilities, and government organizations.

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 wide 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 an extensive range of L2+ features including VLAN, multicasting, Quality of Service (QoS), security, data center, and static routing functions.

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