D-LINK® XSTACK™ managed switch wins PC MAGAZINE Editors’ choice
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.— PC Magazine, one of the oldest and most respected publications serving the computer industry, has awarded its coveted “Editors’ Choice” designation to the new 24-port xStack™ DGS-3627 managed network switch from D-Link, the end-to-end provider of computer networking solutions for consumers and business.
“Very small businesses will need a network consultant to make full use of a switching product with capabilities as deep as the DGS-3627,” states the magazine reviewer and networking expert Oliver Rist, who added, “but today’s network applications can greatly benefit” from the features in the D-Link switch.
“Sporting 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports and another four small-form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports capable of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) uplinks, this switch can find a home as part of a large enterprise’s switch fabric,” Rist added. “Yet with the slim 1U form factor, it can just as easily become a backbone all by itself for a smaller business.”
Giving it a four out of a possible five rating, the editors specifically liked the D-Link® product’s stacking capabilities. “xStack goes a couple steps further, first by using the SFP ports and a proprietary hookup to pump stack traffic at up to 20 gigabits per second, and second, by allowing any switch in the stack to be hot-swapped in case of trouble. That’s a way-cool feature, since it lets an administrator pull a switch out of the stack, replace it with any other D-Link xStack switch (preferably the same model, though it can be a different model as long as the ports and configuration abilities match) and the new unit will jump right in.”
For businesses needing to expand from five or eight-port unmanaged switches, Rist added, the D-Link solution allows for advanced applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP), multicast streaming, a VLAN-segmented network, or a fast backbone for server-to-server or server-to-SAN communication.
DGS-3627 Key Features and Benefits:
* IPv4 & IPv6 routing without additional license fees
* Support for advanced Layer 3 protocols RIP, OSPF, VRRP, IGMP, DVMRP, PIM-DM & PIM-SM
* Supports 24 1000BASE-T ports with up to 3 optional 10-Gigabit connections
* Mix and match optional 10 Gigabit fiber XFP and copper CX4 modules to meet user network needs
* Advanced L2/3/4 Quality of Service (QoS) and Access Control Lists
* 40 Gigabit stacking backplane with physical data stacking up to 12 units
* Support for IP-Port-MAC binding and Microsoft NAP
Price and Availability
The DGS-3627 and DGS-3650 (48-Port version) is available now through D-Link’s network of value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors, or at the company’s online store, www.dlinkshop.com, for the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $3209.99 for the DGS-3627 and (MSRP) $5889.99 for the DGS-3650. More information is available by visiting D-Link’s website, www.dlink.com, or tuning into D-LinkTV™ at www.dlinktv.com.
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