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D-Link NZ: New layer 3 managed gigabit switches for networks of all sizes

08 Aug 2017

D-Link NZ has launched its next generation Layer 2+/Layer 3 managed gigabit switches – the DGS-3630 series.

With 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, Gigabit SFP ports, 10 GbE SFP+ ports, advanced security features, and advanced Quality of Service (QoS), the DGS-3630 switches can operate in the core, distribution or access layer of the network.

D-Link NZ says the DGS-3630 switches are suitable for a variety of applications in business networks of all sizes due to high port densities, switch stacking and easy management

There are currently three models available in the DGS-3630 series: The DGS-3630-28TC, the DGS-3630-28SC and the DGS-3630-52TC.

The DGS-3630-28TC is a 28-Port Gigabit xStack Layer 3+ Managed Stackable Switch with 24 1000Base-T (4 Combo SFP) and includes 4 10 GbE SFP+ Ports.

The DGS-3630-28SC is a 28-Port Gigabit xStack Layer 3+ Managed Stackable Switch with 24 SFP (4 Combo 1000Base-T) and 4 10 GbE SFP+ Ports.

The DGS-3630-52TC is a 52-Port Gigabit xStack Layer 3+ Managed Stackable Switch with 48 1000Base-T and 4 10 GbE SFP+ Ports.

Out of the box, the DGS-3630 series switches include the Standard Image (SI) software, supporting essential SMB and SME functionality, such as L2 switching, entry-level routing, L2 multicast, QoS, and Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM).

Moreover, DGS-3630 switches can be upgraded to Enhanced Image (EI) software using separately ordered license upgrades. The Enhanced Image adds support for full L3 routing for Enterprise integration, including OSPF, BGP, VRF-Lite, and L3 multicast.

Graeme Reardon, managing director, D-Link A/NZ says, “An upgradeable software image provides a flexible approach to system management and allows network administrators to deploy a lower cost L2+ solution today, and upgrade to a L3 solution in the future as networking needs change and a full dynamic routing solution becomes required.”

Copper (RJ45) and fibre (SFP) versions are available. According to D-Link NZ, all models support four 10-Gigabit SFP+ ports, which can be used for uplinks or for stacking.

For out-of-band CLI management, network administrators can use either a conventional RJ45 or mini-USB console port.

The switch also has a USB port that can be used to store logs, configuration, and firmware images.

Additional features include: 

  • Physical stacking up to nine units, Virtual Stacking/clustering up to 32 units
  • Redundant Power Supply (RPS) support; 6 kV surge protection on all RJ45 access ports; Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS); Loopback Detection (LBD)
  • RJ45/mini-USB console port; management and alarm ports; USB port for firmware and configuration files; easy-to-use web GUI, Industry standard CLI, and advanced OAM features
  • D-Link Green technology: Includes a power-saving mode, smart fan feature, reduced heat dissipation, and cable length detection
  • Lifetime warranty and Next Business Day (NBD) advance hardware replacement
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