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 products 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."