NETGEAR launches industry’s first Smart Switch with 10-gigabit connectivity

Press release
Published September 15th, 2011 - 10:40 GMT

NETGEAR, a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking and storage products, has announced the release of the industry’s first 10-gigabit Smart Switch for mid-market networks in the Middle East. The NETGEAR ProSafe 52-Port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch (GS752TXS) offers true stacking capability combined with high performance, scalability and reliability. The new Smart Switch is being presented as 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 processing. 

The GS752TXS, which is currently being offered at almost half the price of a managed switch, comes with 48-gigabit ports to connect to a network and four 10-gigabit SFP+ ports for stacking or uplift functions to servers. The new unit can stack as much as six switches for a total of 285 network ready ports with full redundancy for maximum reliability. The GS752TXS, which comes with a lifetime warranty, is part of the growing line of NETGEAR ProSafe Stackable Smart Switches, which have been designed for growing networks and provide true stacking capability with high performance, scalability and reliability without adding complexity or huge costs. 

"The region is seeing a growing demand for fully reliable web-managed switches, particularly in mid-market companies that are looking for a device that can provide excellent performance and value for their money. Also, Internet Service Providers (ISP) are now offering internet speeds of up to 100 mbps, which can ultimately position today’s businesses ahead of their game. IT managers are now under pressure to meet this speed requirement and NETGEAR’s first 10G smart switch is the perfect tool to meet the demand for quick and seamless access to the world wide web," said Ahmed Zeidan, Channel Sales Manager, NETGEAR Middle East. "The release of the new GS752TXS gives our users the confidence of receiving high performance out of their servers, NAS appliances and network uplinks. This industry first switch is the perfect balance between satisfying low per-port costs for gigabit users utilizing a 10-gigabit backbone." 

The ProSafe Smart Switches are being offered as alternatives to the fully Managed Stackable Switches. The models come with a 20Gbps dual ring stacking bus, which can handle up to six ProSafe Stackable Switches or 144-288 ports can be stacked together and managed from a single IP address. The ProSafe line assures users with robust security, enhanced traffic management and the availability to growing networks. Also, NETGEAR’s user-friendly Web-based ProSafe Control Center integrates well with the ProSafe Smart Switches, to provide simple and comprehensive management through a streamlined interface. 

“As part of our commitment to smart IT, not big IT, we are keeping true towards our commitment to support our mid-market customers as they bring 10G servers on line. Going forward, we are looking towards consolidating our efforts to accelerate the introduction of 10G switching and storage solutions that are reliable, affordable and simple. We are also looking towards releasing software that can complement our smart switches, like the NMS200, which can help manage full integration from switches, storage, wireless and security peripherals,” concluded Zeidan.

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