New 16- and 24-port rack-mountable models employ
energy-saving techniques, providing savings of up to 40 percent, D-Link says.
Recognizing a growing desire among small and midsize
businesses to adopt environmentally conscious products, networking provider D-Link
is expanding its line of Green Ethernet
with a pair of higher-end rack-mountable switches.
D-Link's new DGS-1016D 16-port and DGS-1024D 24-port Gigabit switches,
rolled out in late February, expand the company's "Green" technology
lineup to meet the needs of businesses on the larger end of the SMB scale-those
with full data centers or even server closets. The company already offers the
DGS-2200 Series 5 and 8 port desktop switches, which are energy-efficient
switches targeted at the SOHO (small office/home office) market. "There's a large awareness now among SMBs [of a
need] to try to be friendly to the environment," said Joe Melfi, D-Link's
technical marketing manager. "The last few years, there's been a lot of
work on greening computers-now it's about looking at how to make the network
more conservative and environmentally friendly."
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