D-Link Offers Green Ethernet Switches for Larger SMBs

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 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."

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