NETGEAR unveils smart switch with 10-Gigabit connectivity


NETGEAR, a global networking company that delivers
innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, introduced
the industry’s first 10-gigabit smart switch for mid-market networks.


ProSafe 52-Port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch (GS752TXS) is 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, virtualization, video on demand and high-volume transaction


At less than half the cost of a managed switch, the
ProSafe 52-Port Gigabit Smart Switch provides 48 gigabit ports for connecting
devices to the network, along with four 10G SFP+ ports for stacking or uplink
to servers.


As many as six switches can be stacked for a total of 288
network ports, with full redundancy for maximum reliability.


“Web-managed (smart) switches are extremely
attractive to mid-market companies looking for a balance of performance and
value. However, a serious downside across the industry has been the lack of 10G
connectivity in this product segment,” said Matthias Machowinski,
directing analyst for Enterprise Networks and Video at Infonetics Research.


With NETGEAR’s latest smart switch, buyers no longer have
to compromise on 10G connectivity, ensuring they can get the highest
performance out of their servers, NAS appliances, and network up-links.


“I see this switch as a perfect balance between
satisfying low per-port costs for gigabit users while attaching to
a 10-gigabit backbone,” said Ted Spence, chief information officer of
Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR).


“The smart management tools in particular offer
exactly the right level of monitoring that we need, with a price that makes the
product attractive for growth,” Spence added.


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