NETGEAR on Monday announced the launch of ProSAFE 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T) — targeting SMB market.
The retail price of NETGEAR ProSAFE 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T) is $4,624, said NETGEAR.
The launch of XS728T is part of expanding its presence in the 10-Gigabit Copper (10GBASE-T) switching solutions market.
The ProSAFE XS728T is the industry’s first 28-port (24 copper, 4 SFP+) 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch designed for SMBs with 10GBASE-T connectivity and Advanced L2+/Layer 3 Lite features – offering 10-Gigabit bandwidth at an affordable.
IHS Infonetics said NETGEAR holds the top position in worldwide market share for web-managed fixed configuration Ethernet switching in both units and revenue.
NETGEAR offers two models of Smart Managed 10GBASE-T switches with different port density options, as the new XS728T joins the existing ProSAFE 12-port 10-Gigabit Smart Switch (XS712T) that was launched with other NETGEAR first-to-market 10GBASE-T Copper switches in early 2013.
“10-Gigabit switching solutions have historically been completely fiber-based and thus cost-prohibitive for SMBs. With our new ProSAFE XS728T, NETGEAR continues to deliver the market-leading capabilities and product attributes that SMBs have come to expect in the most comprehensive, cost-effective switching solutions on the market,” said Bradley Verona, senior product line manager for Volume Switches in the NETGEAR Commercial Business Unit.
With its 24 10-Gigabit Copper ports and 4 additional dedicated SFP+ ports for 10G fiber links, the ProSAFE XS728T Smart Managed Switch is designed to provide 10G connections to 10G-capable servers and Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems.
ProSAFE XS728T provides comprehensive L2+/Layer 3 Lite features in order to meet customers’ current and future needs on virtualization, converged networks, and mobility.
“The ProSAFE XS728T Gigabit Smart Managed Switch worked flawlessly in our test,” said John Paul Szkudlpaski, head of IT services for Birkenhead Sixth Form College in Claughton Village, Prenton, Wirral, U.K. “It went straight in as a production switch and my users didn’t even know it was a beta switch. It ran our mission critical Hyper-V stack, in place of a fully managed switch.”