Stackable L2/L3 managed switches provide scalability and flexibility in a compact form factor. 10GbE uplink ports provide high-bandwidth connections for server or stacking connections. While high-performance is mandatory for such devices, acquisition cost is an important consideration as well.
D-Link Systems commissioned Tolly to evaluate its DGS-1510-28X switch (24GbE and four 10GbE ports) and compare that to a Cisco Systems SG500X, an HPE OfficeConnect 1950 and a NETGEAR S3300. All switches offer 24 ports of Gigabit Ethernet and four ports of 10GbE.
The D-Link Systems switch matched the L2 throughput of the other switches. In addition, the D-Link has a significantly lower purchase price and consumes much less power than the other switches evaluated. Please see the table below related to the power consumption of the LAN Switches along with their cost per gigabit of throughput.
To read the full version of the D-Link DGS-1510-28X Test Report please visit: http://tolly.com/DocDetail.aspx?DocNumber=217116