D-Link’s DXS-3600 10GbE L3 Switch family consists of new compact, high-performance switches that feature wire-speed 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching, routing, and very low latency. The 1U height and high performance switching make the DXS-3600 series suitable for top-of-rack (ToR) deployment in data centers or enterprise and campus aggregation network environments. The DXS-3600 switches have 8 or 24 fixed 10 GbE SFP+ ports and can feature more ports with the addition of an expansion module. The expansion modules can provide extra 1000BASE-T Ports, 10G SFP+ ports, 40G uplinks, or low cost inter-rack 10G Base-T connections for different applications.
The DXS-3600 switches deliver high-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching capacity of up to 960 Gbps and forwarding rates of up to 714.28 Mpps. The switches feature hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays, which enable a redundant, high availability architecture. Utilizing two power modules shares the load and helps to extend the lifetime of the power supplies. The DXS-3600 series also features a modular fan design. Three fans can back up each other, providing N+1 redundancy for the system. If one of the fans fails, the other fans will increase their speed by automatically detecting the system temperature. Both power and fan modules are hot-swappable, which minimizes the downtime of the DXS-3600 series.
The DXS-3600 switches support a wide range of Layer 2, VLAN, multicasting, Quality of Service (QoS), security, data center, and static routing functions. These features make the DXS-3600 ideal for use in enterprise/campus applications as a high performance 10G aggregation switch, with 40Gbps uplink to the core, and 10Gbps downlinks to the Access.
Data Center Features
Data Center Bridging (DCB) is an essential set of enhancements to Ethernet for networking in data center environments. The DXS-3600 switches support several core components of Data Center Bridging (DCB) such as IEEE 802.1Qbb, IEEE 802.1Qaz, and IEEE 802.1Qau. IEEE 802.1Qbb (Priority Based Flow Control) provides flow control to ensure there is no data loss during network congestion. IEEE 802.1Qaz (Enhanced Transmission Selection) manages the allocation of bandwidth amongst different traffic classes. IEEE 802.1Qau (Congestion Notification) provides congestion management for data flows within network domains to avoid congestion.
In addition to store-and-forward switching, the DXS-3600 switches also support selectable cut-through switching, which reduces network latency in transmitting data in a network.
The switches feature built-in smart fans; internal heat sensors monitor and detect temperature change, and react accordingly by utilizing different fan speeds for different temperatures. At lower temperatures, the fans will run slower and reduce the switch’s power consumption and noise.
D-Link offers a Full Lifetime Warranty on the DXS-3600 switches and expansion modules to further its commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence. This Lifetime Warranty applies for as long as the original customer owns the product and includes Next Business Day (NBD) advance hardware replacement.