Why choose 10-Gigabit Switches?
Learn why 10 gig switches make sense for your business
Comes of Age
10GbE Hybrid Fiber/
10GB for NAS
Take advantage of cost effective 10GbE switching solutions to support high speed networking requirements.
NETGEAR is the first networking provider to deliver 10-Gigabit copper (10GBASE‑T) switching solutions spanning the Smart Managed Plus, Smart Managed Pro and Fully Managed categories.
- Leverage existing copper cabling investments
- Workgroup aggregation, network backbone, top of rack deployment capabilities
- Cost-effective support for virtualized environments
- 8-port 10GbE Copper switch pricing starting from $800 (varies based on region).
To date, 10GbE connectivity has often involved costly fiber based technology as the predominant way to support high-speed access to the backbone of the network, as well as virtualized server, storage and Data Center environments.
More affordable 10GBASE-T Copper solutions have been growing in recent years, and is now set to take off with advances having been made in reducing copper latency and power consumption disadvantages compared to Optics.
10GbE is no longer a platform that only large enterprises can afford.
- The increasing adoption of 10GbE Copper NIC adapters opens up opportunity for 10GbE connectivity deployment for customers of all sizes
- Deliver reliable, affordable and simple 10GbE networking connectivity beyond the core of the network using our trusted NETGEAR Switching family
- 10GbE copper price points are more attractive than ever before–reaching similar price points as Gigabit solutions from a price per Gbit/s perspective
Simple and cost effective upgrade path to 10-Gigabit Ethernet:
- Backwards compatibility with Gigabit networks using existing Cat 5e
- Move to Cat 6a and above cabling to leverage 10GbE connectivity
- Cat 6 twisted pair networks can leverage and benefit from 10GbE Copper, up to 45m
- Support higher bandwidth requirements to support 10GbE Copper up to 100m using RJ45 connectors
Network performance bottlenecks are on the rise. Growing demand for bandwidth to support intensive new applications, combined with the proliferation of data consumption and the widespread adoption of server and storage virtualization, is driving the deployment of 10-Gigabit solutions.
- The increase in video and mobile data is placing limitations on Gigabit networks as more devices, users and content fight for traffic prioritization
- With data essentially doubling every two years, over 90 percent of servers are now shipping with 10GbE port options and delivering an affordable price point for SMBs, as well as enterprises with evolving networking requirements
- Servers, workstations, storage and switching can finally leverage the potential of 10GbE more than ever before
The 10GBASE-T standard has been available for upwards of 13 years. 2012 was seen as an inflection point and the start of wider adoption as high power consumption, low latency and costly price barriers have been slowly broken down with advances in engineering and better chip design.
Such is the progress achieved, that the following two key areas highlight where direct and indirect gains outweigh and negate the perception of high costs and performing concerns.
Today's PHY chipset technology provides anything from 5 to 8 Watts per 10GBASE-T port, lower than the 10+ Watts cited in recent years when compared to the transceivers such as 10GBase-SR that can draw less than 1W. Drawing an increase in power by a factor of 5 can seem like an expensive upgrade cost.
When factored against servers that can draw anything up to 1000W or more, the overall proportion is low. Additional power consumption points to a costly operations, but when considering alternative related costs such as fiber transceivers, it's plausible that the overall cost may be less when deploying 10GBase-T. For small to mid-sized organization switch-server installations, "short reach" cable runs of less than 45 meters will apply and use even less power and therefore cost less.
The better comparison is to pair more established Cat 5e deployments with Cat 6a, both of which can leverage 10GbE Copper. Consider that moving to 10GbE connectivity will also help reduce the number of GbE connections into a server rack, which in turn are increasingly available with 10GbE connectivity. Even if you need to install bulkier Cat 6a cables to replace thinner Cat 5e, the overall number of port connections footprint will be reduced and save on space and alleviate power consumption concerns.
10GBASE-T switches are able to work and communicate effectively with legacy Gbit/s server connections. For any fiber based systems that cannot support lower speeds, wholesale rip and replace server upgrades may be required in addition to 10GbE switch upgrades. Instead, 10GBASE-T provides a viable and affordable investment path that supports incremental server and switch upgrades to suit evolving network needs.
NETGEAR is the first networking vendor to introduce fixed configuration 10GbE copper switches to the SMB market in a choice of light managed, smart managed and fully managed switch footprints.
Smart Managed Plus XS708Ev2 follows the success of the first generation XS708E, with 2nd generation technology that continues to lead the way in delivering the most cost effective 10GBASE-T copper switch in the market. Ideal for workgroup aggregation, server and storage connectivity or high bandwidth applications, the XS708Ev2 delivers up to 10 times the throughput of traditional GbE copper switches.
As a step up from an unmanaged switch the Smart Managed Plus family leverages some key benefits of a smart switch. On top of the plug-n-play 10-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, it also offers some fundamental network features that will help optimize the performance of business networks such as VLAN, QoS, IGMP Snooping, port trunking, rate limiting, and traffic monitoring. XS708Ev2 features an easy-to-use web browser-based management GUI, making advanced setup and monitoring simple.
The NETGEAR XS716E is a bigger version of the XS708Ev2 and is equipped with 16 ports of 10-Gigabit Copper connectivity. XS716E delivers up to 10 times the throughput of traditional GbE copper switches. As a step up from an unmanaged switch the Smart Managed Plus family leverages some key benefits of a smart switch.
On top of the plug-n-play 10-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, it also offers fundamental network features that will help optimize the performance of business networks such as VLAN, QoS, IGMP Snooping, Port trunking, rate limiting, and traffic monitoring. The easy-to-use web browser-based management GUI makes advanced setup and monitoring simple.
The NETGEAR XS708T is a powerful Smart Managed Pro Switch that comes with 8 ports of 10-Gigabit Copper connectivity, with 2 shared Combo Copper/SFP+ Fiber ports for 10G Fiber links. The XS708T is ideal for expanding network capacity, removing performance bottlenecks and/or support of premise expansion needs.
The XS708T is also suited for smaller workgroups that need high-bandwidth for sharing, collaborating, editing, and publishing high-density content like video or animation. With comprehensive L2+/Layer 3 Lite features, the XS708T is designed to meet current and future needs on virtualization, converged network and mobility.
The 12-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switch, offers twelve (12) 10GbE copper connectivity ports and two (2) shared 10 GbE fiber SFP+ ports as well as an extensive set of L2+/Layer 3 Lite network features.
Management and setup are simple using the web-based management interface that comes in all NETGEAR Smart Managed Switches. In addition to VLAN support for traffic segmentation, QoS for traffic prioritization, advanced security and IGMP snooping, the switch also provides advanced features such as dynamic VLAN assignment, double VLAN tagging, ACL binding, static routing and MLP snooping. The XS712T can be used in SMB networks as the core switch, providing 10 Gigabit connections to servers and storage devices. It can also be used as an access switch in medium-to-large sized networks where it can be connected to the M4300 series Fully Managed Switches at the core and expand 10GbE connectivity to the edge.
The NETGEAR XS716T is a bigger version of the XS708T and is equipped with 16 ports of 10-Gigabit Copper connectivity, with 2 shared Combo Copper/SFP+ Fiber ports for 10G Fiber links.
The XS716T is ideal for expanding network capacity, removing performance bottlenecks and/or support of premise expansion needs.
The NETGEAR XS728T is a powerful Smart Managed Pro Switch that comes with 24 10-Gigabit Copper ports and 4 additional dedicated SFP+ ports for 10G Fiber links. It's purposely designed as a cost-effective way to provide 10G connections to 10G-capable servers and NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems and can be used at the “center of a small business network” or as an aggregation/access switch in a larger organization including workgroup access, connecting to a 10-Gigabit NETGEAR M4300 Fully Managed Switches at the core and extending the 10G connections to the edge with the S3300 Smart Managed Stackable series.
The NETGEAR XS748T is a powerful Smart Managed Pro Switch that comes with 44 ports of 10-Gigabit Copper connectivity plus 4 dedicated 10-Gigabit SFP+ Fiber. It can be used at the “center of a small business network” leveraging NETGEAR S3300 Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switches with 10G uplinks, or as an aggregation / access switch in a larger organization including workgroup access, connecting to a 10-Gigabit NETGEAR Fully Managed Switch on one end and extending the 10G connections to the edge.
The NETGEAR M4300 Switch Series delivers L2/L3/L4 and IPv4/IPv6 cost-effective services for mid-enterprise edge with full PoE+ and SMB core deployments with unrivalled ease of use: 10 Gigabit models can seamlessly stack with 1 Gigabit models within the series, enabling spine and leaf line-rate stacking topologies.
Non-stop forwarding (NSF) virtual chassis architectures provide advanced High Availability (HA) with hitless failover across the stack. Dual redundant, modular power supplies equipping full width models contribute to business continuity management. Layer 3 feature set includes static, dynamic and policy-based routing – as standard. Perfect for wireless access, unified communications and IP video, the NETGEAR M4300 Switch Series is also ready for the future, with Software-defined Network (SDN) and OpenFlow 1.3 enabled for your network.
In addition to the 10GbE Copper range, a choice of full fiber, half fiber/half copper, and fiber uplink fixed configuration switches are available to fit a multitude of deployment scenarios.
The NETGEAR M4300 Stackable Switch Series delivers L2/L3/L4 and IPv4/IPv6 cost-effective services for mid-enterprise edge with full PoE+ and SMB core deployments with unrivalled ease of use: 10 Gigabit models can seamlessly stack with 1 Gigabit models within the series, enabling spine and leaf line-rate stacking topologies. Non-stop forwarding (NSF) virtual chassis architectures provide advanced High Availability (HA) with hitless failover across the stack.
Dual redundant, modular power supplies equipping full width models contribute to business continuity management. Layer 3 feature set includes static, dynamic and policy-based routing – as standard. Perfect for wireless access, unified communications and IP video, the NETGEAR M4300 Switch Series is also ready for the future, with Software-defined Network (SDN) and OpenFlow 1.3 enabled for your network.
The S3300 Series are a new generation of Gigabit Smart Managed Stackable Switches inclusive of four (4) 10-Gigabit ports, which can be used for uplinks and/or stacking between other S3300 switches.
Dependable switched LAN network design mandates an architecture that can both scale as organization networks grow-and be flexible enough to provide support for faster server and storage connections needs. As SMBs produce and consume more data, Gigabit to the desktop increasingly needs to be underpinned with 10GbE connectivity to the core to ensure a consistent, seamless user experience. This new generation of switches provides SMB customers with the most cost-effective 10G connections between the access and aggregation layer of the network.
A 10GbE 10 Gigabit (Ethernet network) is critical for businesses and homes that need large bandwidth and virtualizations. 10gb is also becoming necessary for large backup and restore operations and save storage of local data. Operations on NAS can see a 2-10x increase over 1gb traffic in transfer speed depending on disk and processor speeds and network congestion.
Also, increased performance to your NAS can help prevent the slowing of your entire infrastructure when large transfers take place. Visit our selection of Rackmount NAS. ReadyNAS Storage with X in the model number represents 10-Gig ethernet connectivity. Finally, another 10gb NAS for home use case might be for a local PLEX media server providing local media to your home devices.
There are several switches that support 10gb copper that could be a great choice for home or small business use cases. Especially in conjunction with a local 2.5gb, 5gb or 10-gigabit capable NAS Storage system. Additionally, newer systems such as the Mac Pro are shipping with 10gb copper interface cards that default to 1gig if not linked to a 10gig switch.
Read more in the 10gb Switch for Home blog. There are several small 10Gb switch options with 8 ports of 1 Gigabit and 2 Ports of 10Gig / Multi-gig uplinks.
GS110MX - Unmanaged 8 Port Switch with 2x 10Gig Uplinks (Multigig)
GS110EMX - Smart Managed 8 Port Switch with 2x 10Gig Uplinks (Multigig)
GS810EMX - Nighthawk Pro Gaming 8 Port Switch with 2x 10Gig Uplinks (Multigig)
10 drivers for 10-Gigabit network
Modern applications, wireless device expansion and IT optimization are now moving 10-Gigabit connectivity at the top of Enterprise IT teams’ priorities.
Pro - AV
Byod & IOT
The increase in mobility, voice and video combined with virtualization and the doubling of data every 2 years are some of the main drivers for bottlenecks that are occurring in parts of the network not previously seen with Gigabit connectivity.
10-Gigabit is the new Gigabit!
10-Gigabit Switch Models
Follow the X: Models beginning with “X” denote primary 10Gig Ports; “X” at the end indicates 10Gig uplinks.
|M4300-8X8F XSM4316S||M4300-16X XSM4316PB||M4300-24X XSM4324CS||M4300-24X24F XSM4348S||M4300-48X XSM4348CS||M4300-96X XSM4396K1||Show More Options.|
|TOTAL 10GB PORTS||8||16||24||48||48||0-96|
|10GB COPPER PORTS||8||16 PoE+||24||24||48||0-96 (PoE)|
|10GB SFP PORTS||8||-||4 combo||24||4 combo||0-96|
|LINE RATE||320 Gbps||320 Gbps||480 Gbps||960 Gbps||960 Gbps||1920 Gbps|
|Show More Options.|
|Total 10GB Ports||5||8||8||16||8|
|10GB Copper Ports||4||8||8||16||8|
|10GB SFP Ports||1 Dedicated||1 Combo||1 Combo||1 Combo||2 Combo|
|LINE RATE||100 Gbps||160 Gbps||160 Gbps||320 Gbps||560 Gbps|
SWITCH MANAGEMENT TYPES BY NETGEAR
Choose the right management style that works for your next deployment
10G Smart Managed Plus Switches provide plug-and-play connectivity, in addition to configurable L2 network features in order to meet current and future needs on virtualization, converged networking and mobility. Some of the main features include:
- VLAN support for traffic segmentation including port-based and 802.1Qbased
- QoS (Quality of Service) for traffic prioritization including port-based and 802.1p/DSCPbased
- Auto "denial of service" (DoS) prevention
- IGMP snooping support for multicast optimization
- Loop detection and broadcast storm controls
- Rate limiting and priority queuing for better bandwidth allocation
- Port mirroring for network monitoring
- Port trunking/link aggregation (LAG) allows for increased throughput beyond 10G or to provide redundancy across the link(s)
(essential QoS, L3 routing).
NETGEAR Smart Managed Pro Switches features
All Smart managed Plus features, plus:
- Advanced VLAN features such as Protocol-based VLAN, MAC-based (Media Access Control) VLAN and 802.1x Guest VLAN
- Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) with L2/ L3/L4 awareness and 8 priority queues
- Essential IPv4 and IPv6 L3 static routing (no resiliency, no load balancing)
- Private VLAN with dynamic VLAN assignment
- IGMP and MLD snooping
- Advanced Security
- IPv6 for management, QoS and ACL
- DHCP L2 relay
(advanced QoS, L3 routing).
NETGEAR Fully Managed Switches features All Smart Managed Pro features, plus:
- Advanced QoS, VLAN, Multicast, Bandwidth management
- DHCP L2/ L3 Relay
- L3 Static Routing (resiliency, load-balancing)
- Full Layer 3 (Dynamic routing)
- IPv6 to IPv4 tunnelling
- Scalable hardware
- Granular software
- Spine & Leaf architecture for stacking
- Stacking with Nonstop Forwarding (NSF) failover and failback
- Stacking with other 1G M4300 models
Plug-and-play, automatic connectivity
- Expand your network instantly
- Small and silent desktop or rackmount form factor for quiet operation
- Energy efficient switches
From Core to Edge to Unique Forum Factor
Regardless of your need, NETGEAR is commited to helping you seemlessly connect end-user to converged services, servers, ProAV, and Storage using highly flexible core, distribution and access layer 1-10gb+ switching solutions.Contact Us