D-Link Launches Fully Managed Lite Layer 3 Gigabit Switches
Available in both 10G Copper (10GBASE-T) and 10G fiber (SFP+) versions, these switches feature wire speed 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching and routing.D-Link announced on Oct. 4 a family of fully managed Lite Layer 3 stackable Gigabit switches, the DXS-3400 Series, designed for small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), small to medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and schools. The DXS-3400 Series is also well-suited for top-of-rack switching in data centers. Available in both 10G Copper (10GBASE-T) and 10G fiber (SFP+) versions, these switches feature wire speed 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching, routing and ultra-low latency. "A user-friendly management interface is important for a lot of reasons. For example, not all network administrators are highly certified IT professionals—especially in small businesses, schools, offices and SOHO environments," Steven Olen, D-Link's director of product marketing for business solutions, told eWEEK. "D-Link provides networking equipment for all these markets, and understands the importance of easy-to-use technology." Olen explained the company recently worked with a small school that had no IT staff.
"Instead, one or two members of the teaching faculty took on double-duty and handled their IT needs," he said. "For situations like this, D-Link finds a lot of utility with our intuitive, user-friendly graphical user interface. It makes configuration, management and monitoring easy, even for non-IT professionals."