NETGEAR introduces 10 Gigabit Switch for SMEs at ground breaking prices

NETGEAR new logoNETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has set a new bar for the networking industry by expanding its switching solutions with a full range of the industry’s first announced affordable 10 Gigabit Copper (10GBASE-T) switches for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), government agencies, educational facilities, and other networks supporting fewer than 500 users.

NETGEAR is introducing three new switches with groundbreaking price points, ranging from the lightly managed ProSafe 8-port 10 Gigabit Plus Switch (XS708E) for small networks, to the ProSafe 12-port 10 Gigabit Smart Switch (XS712T) for small and medium-sized networks, to the ProSafe 24-Port 10 Gigabit Copper M7100 series Managed Switch (XSM7224) designed for enterprise and campus-style networks supporting up to 500 users. NETGEAR’s new 10GBASE-T offerings range from as little as Rs. 12,500 per port to Rs. 24,000 per port on the top end, in stark comparison to the most aggressively priced 10GBASE-T solutions currently on the market, which can cost Rs. 35,000 per port or more.

With the introduction of the new 10GBASE-T switches, NETGEAR becomes the first networking solutions provider to bring more affordable 10GBASE-T solutions to sub-500 user networks to alleviate performance bottlenecks and deliver a fast and seamless response to unpredictable bandwidth demands. The company now offers a complete portfolio of cost-effective 10 Gigabit copper and fiber switching solutions for networks ranging from a few employees to medium-sized businesses and government agencies with remote branches and campus-style networks.

On this occasion Subhodeep Bhattacharya, Regional Director, India & SAARC, NETGEAR said,“Until now 10 Gigabit switching was assumed to be an unachievable vision for small and medium-sized networks due to its high cost. NETGEAR 10 Gigabit switch solutions combines the latest advances in hardware and software engineering for higher availability, lower latency and power consumption and stronger security, at industry-leading, breakthrough price points to meet the cost and performance requirements of growing businesses and other organizations. NETGEAR is already a leading provider for Unmanaged and Smart Switches. And the revolutionary, first-to-market advantage in 10GBASE-T switches positions us as leaders in 10GbE switches as well”, added Subhodeep.

10GBASE-T for medium-sized enterprise and campus-style networks
The NETGEAR ProSafe 24-Port 10 Gigabit Copper M7100 series Managed Switch (XSM7224) (www.netgear.com/managed/m7100) is the world’s first cost-effective 10GBASE-T departmental solution. The M7100 series (XSM7224) is ideal for installations requiring reliable, affordable and simple 10 Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack server access layer in enterprise and campus-style networks and for high-density, high-performance 10GbE aggregation. The M7100 series (XSM7224) consists of a fully managed, low-latency, line-rate 10GbE copper BASE-T switch solution; 24 ports of 10GBASE-T (RJ45) interfaces that support Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit speeds for server, storage and network progressive upgrade; and four ports of SFP+ interfaces that broaden 10 Gigabit connectivity for 1GbE/10GbE fiber uplinks and other DAC connections.

Like all NETGEAR products, the M7100 series (XSM7224) delivers more functionality with less difficulty: Auto-iSCSI optimization, private VLANs and Local Proxy ARP take the complexity out of delivering network services for virtualized servers and 10 Gigabit infrastructures. The M7100 series (XSM7224) delivers pure line-rate performance for top-of-rack virtualization or convergence, without having to pay the exorbitant acquisition and maintenance costs associated with other networking vendors.

10GBASE-T for small and medium networks
Thanks to NETGEAR, small and medium businesses, agencies and educational facilities are no longer priced out of 10 Gigabit switching solutions. The NETGEAR ProSafe 12-port 10 Gigabit Smart Switch (XS712T) (www.netgear.com/10gigabit/XS712T), offers twelve 10GbE copper connectivity ports and two shared 10GbE fiber SFP+ ports as well as an extensive set of Layer 2 network features through the easy-to-use web-based management interface that comes in all NETGEAR Smart Switches. In addition to VLAN support for traffic segmentation, QoS for traffic prioritization, advanced security and IGMP snooping, the switch also provides advanced features such as dynamic VLAN assignment, double VLAN tagging, ACL binding, static routing, and MLP snooping. In small and medium-sized networks, the XS712T can be used as the core switch, providing 10 Gigabit connections to servers and storage devices. The XS712T can also be used as an aggregation switch in medium-to-larger-sized networks, where it can be connected to the new ProSafe M7100 series Managed Switch (XSM7224) at the core.

10G-BASE-T for smaller networks
It’s not only large businesses and government agencies that are experiencing network stress as a result of the proliferation of Big Data applications. The NETGEAR ProSafe 8-port 10 Gigabit Plus Switch (XS708E) (www.netgear.com/10gigabit/XS708E) provides eight 10G copper connectivity ports and one shared 10G fiber SFP+ port, at a very affordable price point comparable to enterprise switches. With 10GBASE-T, customers can use the standard RJ45 Ethernet jack and the Cat6 or Cat7 copper cable already broadly deployed within their existing network. The network speed can be improved tenfold from Gigabit to 10 Gigabit with minimal network changes. As part of the NETGEAR ProSafe Plus Switch product family, the 10 Gigabit ProSafe Plus Switch offers some fundamental features beyond those of plug-and-play Unmanaged Switches. These features, for optimizing network performance, include VLAN support, QoS, IGMP snooping, port trunking, rate limiting, and traffic monitoring. The XS708E 10G ProSafe Plus Switch is ideal for smaller organizations —whether businesses, agencies or educational facilities— considering simple and affordable 10GE connectivity for their 10G-capable servers and storage devices.

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