NETGEAR®, 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
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/
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/