D-Link has launched two switches aimed at SMEs and large enterprises looking to increase their data speed capabilities and ensure readiness for IPv6 networks.
The DGS-1500 SmartPro switch is aimed at SMEs that want to manage networks through a single location, explained D-Link marketing manager Andrew Mulholland.
"A lot of firms now have networks across multiple locations, such as hotel and retail firms, and the DGS-1500 allows them to manage these connections from a single point without having to purchase a fully managed switch," he told V3.
The DGS-6600 chassis switch, meanwhile, is aimed at larger firms that want a high-end product but at a lower price than some of the entry-level switches aimed at large enterprises.
"The 6600 is ideal for large campus or corporate deployments and can provide up to 10Gbit/s connectivity, but it doesn't come with the challenges of upgrading and then managing large enterprise switches that has traditionally been expensive," Mulholland explained.
Both products also have the ability to handle IPv6 communications, which Matt Parkinson, business development manager at D-Link, said is an important requirement for many businesses.
"Larger firms want to be able to ensure their networks will be able to handle IPv6 traffic, while for smaller firms investing in products that they expect to use for five to eight years, it gives good peace of mind to have this capability," he said.
Both switches are available from Monday at £245 for the DGS-1500 and from £5,370 for the DGS-6600.
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