For the SMB requiring a cost effective core switching solution, as well as for larger Enterprise and Metropolitan Service Providers (MSP) environments needing a managed, feature rich switch capable of uplinking to backbone switches, the D-Link xStack DES-3828 is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding departmental and enterprise connectivity applications. The xStack DES-3828 Switch is a fully managed Layer 3 switch that provides (24) 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet ports and (2) Combo SFP/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet ports. In addition, (2) fixed 1000BASE-T ports in the back-panel can provide a dedicated trunk connection between devices or core switches. The xStack DES-3828 also provides virtual stacking functionality via D-Link SIM technology allowing up to 32 units to be managed via a single IP address. With support for Q-in-Q Double VLAN tagging*, Ipv6 aware*, Dynamic Layer 3 Routing, IEEE 802.1s*, and bandwidth control, the xStack DES-3828 incorporates advanced features suitable for the MSP as well as the SMB and Enterprise size network.
Service provider networks are moving from circuit-based access to newer packet-based access that will require highly reliable intelligent switching, and at the same time demand resiliency and dependability. The xStack DES-3828 meets this demand by supporting industry standards for 802.1s (multiple spanning tree), 802.3ad link aggregation for up to 32 groups, bandwidth rate limiting down to 64k, and support for an external redundant power option for added peace of mind. In addition the xStack DES-3828 offers Double VLAN Q-in-Q tagging*, which adds on an additional tag to a VLAN tag, expanding the VLAN space and allowing service providers to deploy their service quickly and securely. The xStack DES-3828 also incorporates advanced QoS support such as the ability to filter and forward traffic based on Layer 2/3/4, making it an ideal choice for VOIP, video, and audio services targeting business class customers.
Advanced L3 Routing
The xStack DES-3828 is a high performance Layer 3 switch that provides an ideal solution by offering advanced Layer 3 routing features such as RIP, OSPF*, VRRP, up to 5 IP addresses per VLAN*, and floating static routes. Policy Based routing* (which forwards traffic based on L3/L4 SA/DA) and Multi-Path Routing* (which is the method of establishing multiple paths between given source-destination nodes within a network.) are also features supported on the xStack DES-3828. These added routing features provide redundancy, improve network utilization, and provide load balancing for the network.
* Available in future firmware upgrade