Netgear Announces 28-Port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch
The switch carries a suggested price of $4,624 and is currently available worldwide through authorized Netgear partners and other reseller channels.Netgear announced the ProSafe 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T), a 28-port (24 copper, 4 SFP+) switch designed for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with 10GBASE-T connectivity and Advanced L2+/Layer 3 Lite features. The appliance is designed to help alleviate performance bottlenecks and enable smoother deployment of services on the same converged platform, despite unpredictable bandwidth demands relating to new technologies such as virtualization, cloud-based services, and applications like VoIP, video streaming and IP surveillance. Netgear offer two models of 10GBASE-T switches with different port density options, as the new XS728T joins the existing ProSAFE 12-port 10-Gigabit XS712T switch. The new switch carries a suggested price of $4,624 and is currently available worldwide through authorized Netgear partners and other reseller channels.
"Many businesses of small business size have generalists supporting their network, whether they are internal IT staff or resellers offering IT services. The ability to configure and support a product without needed extensive training is a significant advantage," Bradley Verona, senior product line manager for volume switches in Netgear’s commercial business unit, told eWEEK.