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D-Link Announces 2.5 Gbps SMB/SME Managed Switches

Discussion in 'Switches, NICs and cabling' started by Julio Urquidi, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

    Apr 12, 2016
    The 8-port D-Link DMS-1100 Series is a line of multi-gigabit managed switches supporting 2.5 Gbps, 1000 Mbps and 100 Mbps network speeds, with two 10 GbE SFP+ uplink ports.

    Each of the eight 2.5 GbE ports can auto-detect the speed of a connected device and adjust itself to the right link rate. Dubbed by D-Link as “cost-effective”, these new switches are compliant to the IEEE 2.5 BASE-T standard and use Cat 5E Ethernet cable, letting customers upgrade to 2.5 Gbps networking speeds without needing to re-cable their network infrastructure.

    A second model in the line, the DMS-1100 -10TP, is an 8-port PoE managed switch with an overall power budget of 240W (30W x 8 ports).

    Additional features include Layer 2 functions (STP, RSTP, ERPS, 802.1Q/Port/Asymmetric VLAN, Port mirroring, IGMP/MLD Snooping, LACP), D-Link’s Network Assistant Utility, web-based GUI management, SNMP MIB for remote NMS, D-Link Safeguard Engine (security) and DoS attack prevention. “Green” power saving features include LED shut-off, link status, port shutoff, and hibernation.

    Though pricing for the D-Link DMS-1100 Series wasn’t given at this time, D-Link did say the two new switches will be available through VARs, channel partners, and retailers early this month.
  2. TheLostSwede

    TheLostSwede Regular Contributor

    Dec 5, 2014
    Over $500 for the non PoE version.
    For that kind of money you can get Buffalo's 10Gbps equivalent, although it admittedly doesn't have the two SFP+ ports.
    Still, nice to see more products that offer speeds above 1Gbps.
    Julio Urquidi likes this.
  3. sanke1

    sanke1 Senior Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    Overpriced. It needs to be under $200 for mass adoption.
  4. Metta Crawler

    Metta Crawler New Around Here

    Apr 10, 2018
    Sub $200 managed switch with Distributed Switch Architecture (stackable switch fabric with each switch port configurable using iproute2 or similar command set) is available today.
    Details https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/7478
    If it isn't enough, you just add another one. DSA lets you extend a network bridge across devices as if it was one device. You can choose a device with an SPF or not depending on your needs.

    Netdev 2.1 - Distributed Switch Architecture By Andrew Lunn, Vivien Didelot, Florian Fainelli, 2017, 25 minutes

    Distributed Switch Architecture, A.K.A. DSA April 2017, 7 pages.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
  5. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

    Oct 14, 2014
    for $400 you can get a fully managed mikrotik switch with 16 SFP+ ports, 2 PSUs that will take 2.5G/5G ethernet SFP+ modules. even though factoring the price pf modules, you get 2x more ports at 160gb/s forwarding capacity vs dlink's 40gb/s. this also allows you to use used SFP+ cards and use SFP+ direct for less.