Published on 7 March, 2013
D-Link has announced the launch of the DGS-3420 Series of xStack L2+ Managed Stackable Gigabit Switches, which deliver performance, flexibility, security and ease of management along with redundant power solutions to companies that require a high level of network functionality. The DGS-3420 Series of switches are designed with medium-sized businesses in mind, helping them to manage growth by easily stacking up to 12 units in a physical stack and controlling them as if they were a single, virtual switch, increasing network availability and reducing downtime.
With high Gigabit port densities, Gigabit SFP and 10-Gigbit SPF+ support, these switches offer unparalleled flexibility, and are easily deployed. Furthermore, they can be virtually stacked with any switch that supports D-Link’s Single IP Management to form a multi-level network structured with backbone and centralised high-speed servers. This means that no additional modules are needed to stack the switches once on the SFP platform – an important cost-saving feature.
Andrew Mulholland, Business Solutions and Marketing Manager at D-Link UK & Ireland, explains: “By upgrading from a single to a managed stackable switch, businesses can ensure that traffic is prioritised in line with the network demands of a growing business. In essence, the DGS-3420 creates an enterprise-grade network and prepares customers for the next step in their growth.”
Importantly, the DSG-3420 Series enables businesses to completely future-proof their networks as the world migrates to IPv6; it features comprehensive IPv6 support that, combined with its 10-Gigabit connectivity, ensures cost-efficiency and longevity. In addition, the DSG-3420 Series is built on D-Link Green Technology, which delivers innovative, power-saving technology that does not compromise performance or functionality. It includes power saving through link status, reduced heat dissipation, smart fan design and cable length detection.