FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link, a global leader in business class networking, today announced a new line of bare metal switches for enterprise, data center and service provider applications. Based on Open Networking standards, these D-Link switches lower costs by separating software from hardware, providing IT professionals with a choice of innovative third party operating systems and software options. With open architecture and high port density, the switches are ideal in a data center or enterprise network for Top-of-Rack (ToR) applications, or as part of a 10GbE/40GbE leaf-spine architecture.
The first entry in this series, the D-Link DXS-5000-54S, supports line rate layer 2 and layer 3 switching across 48x10GbE SFP+ ports and 6x40GbE QSFP+ ports. Modular, hot-swappable fans and power supplies support a high availability architecture. For maximum deployment options, models are available supporting front-to-back airflow, and also back-to-front airflow.
In addition, the DXS-5000-54S has been certified with the Pluribus Netvisor® Operating System (OS), the industry's most programmable, open network operating system (NOS). The Netvisor software is a virtualized NOS that provides best-in-class layer 2 and layer 3 networking foundation, a distributed peer-to-peer networking fabric and virtualizes the switch hardware to support a wide range of integrated advanced networking services.
"IT directors are looking for networking solutions that will provide the ability to cultivate rapid innovation while decreasing costs," said Michael Hardy, president, D-Link Systems. "Combined with our world-class service organization and our industry-leading Lifetime Warranties, D-Link and Pluribus Networks help bring superior agility with our Open Networking switches."
The DXS-5000-54S will be available from D-Link as a bare metal switch (ONIE only), or pre-loaded with the Pluribus Netvisor OS version 2.6 configured as enterprise or fabric versions, enabling customers to implement the elastic and scalable Pluribus Adaptive Cloud Fabric™ architecture.
"We are excited to partner with D-Link to create a market-leading open networking solution that powers the scalable infrastructure needed to meet ever increasing data demands," said Kumar Srikantan, president and chief executive officer, Pluribus Networks. "The Pluribus Netvisor OS and our Adaptive Cloud Fabric architecture provides a scale-out network foundation that enhances the value of D-Link Open Networking hardware to deliver the elasticity, performance and resiliency needed to achieve a rapid time-to-value with a low TCO."
Product Availability The D-Link DXS-5000-54S will begin shipping in September 2017, throughout D-Link's vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, distributors and online retailers. In addition to the DXS-5000-54S, D-Link plans to develop additional open network switches supporting 25Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps interfaces which will also support the Netvisor OS. Detailed specifications are available online at us.dlink.com.
About D-Link D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in broadband, cloud-based network management, IP Surveillance, storage, switching and wireless. For more information visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on LinkedIn, Spiceworks and the D-Link Blog.