Netgear releases first 10GB Smart switch
Dubai, September 15, 2011
Netgear, a worldwide provider of advanced, branded networking and storage products, has announced the release of its first 10-gigabit Smart Switch for mid-market networks in the Middle East.
The Netgear ProSafe 52-Port Gigabit stackable Smart Switch offers true stacking capability combined with high performance, scalability and reliability, a statement from the company said.
The new Smart Switch is being presented as the ideal companion to the rapidly emerging class of 10-gigabit servers, delivering maximum throughput from server to switch for demanding tasks such as data replication and backup, virtualisation, video on demand and high-volume transaction processing including lifetime warranty.
The Smart Switch, which is currently being offered at almost half the price of a managed switch, comes with 48-gigabit ports to connect to a network and four 10-gigabit SFP+ ports for stacking or uplift functions to servers, it said.
Ahmed Zeidan, channel sales manager, Netgear Middle East, said: "The region is seeing a growing demand for fully reliable web-managed switches, particularly in mid-market companies that are looking for a device that can provide excellent performance and value for their money.”
“Internet Service Providers (ISP) are now offering internet speeds of up to 100 mbps, which can ultimately position today’s businesses ahead of their game. IT managers are under pressure to meet this speed requirement and Netgear’s first 10G smart switch is the perfect tool to meet the demand for quick and seamless access to the web," he said.
The ProSafe Smart Switches are being offered as alternatives to the fully Managed Stackable Switches. The models come with a 20Gbps dual ring stacking bus, which can handle up to six ProSafe Stackable Switches or 144-288 ports can be stacked together and managed from a single IP address.
Netgear’s user-friendly web-based ProSafe Control Center integrates well with the ProSafe Smart Switches, to provide simple and comprehensive management through a streamlined interface, it said. – TradeArabia News Service
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