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Ethernet Switches use expansion modules for additional ports.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 12, 2013 - Suitable for enterprise, campus, and data center networks, Models DXS-3600-16S and DXS-3600-32S are Layer 2 and Layer 3 Managed Aggregation Switches, supporting 8 and 24 fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports, respectively. Model DXS-3600-16S features switching capacity of 480 Gbps and max forwarding rate of 357.14 Mpps, while Model DXS-3600-32S provides 960 Gbps capacity and 714.28 Mpps rate. Both support data center bridging protocols to help prevent data loss during network congestion.

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Original Press Release

D-Link Announces 10-Gigabit Ethernet L2/L3 Aggregation Switch Series

Press release date: Feb 06, 2013

New D-Link® DXS-3600 Product Family Delivers High Performance, Reliability and Energy Savings for Enterprise, Campus and Data Center Networks

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.  -- D-Link today announced the DXS-3600 series - a family of 10-Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 and Layer 3 managed aggregation switches. The D-Link(®) DXS-3600-16S and DXS-3600-32S are compact, high-performance switches with very low latency, making them ideal, cost effective solutions for enterprise and education network environments, as well as top-of-rack (ToR) deployment in data centers.

"Today's businesses and educational organizations face ever-increasing needs to expand bandwidth, performance, switching capacity, overall reliability, and energy savings," said Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "The DXS-3600 series is designed to meet all of these market needs and deliver a cost effective solution for a range of network environments including small to medium sized businesses, enterprise environments, data centers, school campuses, healthcare facilities, and government organizations."

The DXS-3600-16S and DXS-3600-32S support eight and 24 fixed 10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports respectively, with the option to add more ports using an expansion module. The expansion modules provide extra 1000BASE-T ports, 10-Gigabit SFP+ ports, 40-Gigabit QSFP+ uplinks, or low cost 10GBASE-T interfaces for a wide range of applications.

The DXS-3600 switches support Data Center Bridging protocols to help prevent data loss during network congestion, and feature selectable store-and-forward, or cut-through switching modes to reduce network latency. The switches also utilize two hot-swappable power modules for 1+1 power redundancy and load sharing, and three hot-swappable smart fans for redundancy. The smart fans monitor and detect temperature changes and react accordingly by utilizing different fan speeds for different temperatures.

At a Glance - D-Link DXS-3600 Series
The DXS-3600 series standard software image supports an extensive range of L2+ features including VLAN, multicasting, Quality of Service (QoS), security, data center, and static routing functions, making them ideal for use in small and medium businesses and enterprises, school campuses and data center environments. An optional enhanced image software upgrade provides comprehensive Layer 3 IPv4/IPv6 routing including RIP, VRRP, OSPF, BGP, and L3 multicasting features. Additional features include:
Specification  DXS-3600-16S DXS-3600-32S
Interfaces 8 fixed SFP+ 10G ports with one expansion module 24 fixed SFP+ 10G ports with one expansion module  
Switching Capacity 480 Gbps  960 Gbps
Max. Forwarding Rate 357.14 Mpps 714.28 Mpps
Pricing $8,899.99 $12,449.99
The DGS-3600 series is currently available through D-Link's vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers and distributors. Detailed specifications are available online at

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