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D-Link adds SDN support to its data center switches

D-Link adds SDN support to its data center switches

D-Link, the leading business networking services provider, announced launch of its DXS/DQS- 5000 series data center switches, and support for software defined networking to two of its switches.

The DXS-500 and DQS-5000 series data center switches will provide adaptable SDN capabilities at up to 100 Gbps, and up to 32 100GbE ports, for Top-of-Rack and End-of-Row applications.

The 5000 series data center switches will offer high availability and reliability through a number of features like hot-swappable front-to-back airflow AC PSUs and fans. These will also support open compute standards like OpenFlow 1.3, Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) and Open Network Linux (ONL).

D-Link said that its existing switches— DGS-3000 and DGS-3630, will now be supported by SDN. The SDN support automates the data center operation and optimizes infrastructure flexibility.

DGS-3630 Series Gigabit L3 Stackable Managed Switches offer high port densities, switch stacking, and extensive management, which support data center environments of small and medium businesses, and ISPs. These switches feature 1GbE SFP, 10GbE SFP+, security services, and advanced quality of service.

DGS-3000 series will support OpenFlow 1.3 through a firmware upgrade. D-Link said that OpenFlow support will be provided for both fail-secure and fail-standalone mode. An SSL Encryption will also be enabled for controller communication.

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The updated DGS-3000 and DGS-3630 switches will be available for testing in second and first quarter of 2018, respectively.

The DXS/DQS-5000 series switches are expected to be available from the end of second quarter in 2018.

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