10GBASE-T enables implementation of flexible data centers and short distance networks (up to 100m) where the ease of installation of Cat6A is of added value. This new SMC8724-10BT standalone switch with 20 10GBASE-T ports and four XFP-based 10G fiber ports packs bandwidth and port density—with versatility—into a small 1U-high form factor. And, its conformance with IEEE802.3an assures customers that the new TigerSwitch 10G™ Standalone 24-port switch is fully standards-compliant and interoperable. Incorporating multilayer L2/L4 switch management features, the SMC8724-10BT is easy to install and operate in any standards-based Ethernet network.
Copper-based Ethernet networks are easy to install, maintain and upgrade. 10GBASE-T enables customers to capitalize on the advantages of copper-based Ethernet while realizing the immense performance benefits of 10G networking. This new product is the first of a series of products from SMC Networks that will drive the adoption of 10G into the data center and across the Enterprise.