DXS-5000 Series 10GbE Switches Available Bare Metal or Pre-Loaded with Pluribus Netvisor Operating System to Enable Advanced Networking Services

D-Link, a global leader in business class networking, today announced a new line of bare metal switches for enterprise, data center and service provider applications. Based on Open Networking standards, these D-Link switches lower costs by separating software from hardware, providing IT professionals with a choice of innovative third party operating systems and software options. With open architecture and high port density, the switches are ideal in a data center or enterprise network for Top-of-Rack (ToR) applications, or as part of a 10GbE/40GbE leaf-spine architecture.

The DXS-5000-54S has been certified with the Pluribus Netvisor® Operating System (OS), the industry’s most programmable, open network operating system (NOS). The Netvisor software is a virtualized NOS that provides best-in-class layer 2 and layer 3 networking foundation, a distributed peer-to-peer networking fabric and virtualizes the switch hardware to support a wide range of integrated advanced networking services.

“We are excited to partner with D-Link to create a market-leading open networking solution that powers the scalable infrastructure needed to meet ever increasing data demands,” said Kumar Srikantan, president and chief executive officer, Pluribus Networks. “The Pluribus Netvisor OS and our Adaptive Cloud Fabric architecture provides a scale-out network foundation that enhances the value of D-Link Open Networking hardware to deliver the elasticity, performance and resiliency needed to achieve a rapid time-to-value with a low TCO.”

Product Availability

The D-Link DXS-5000-54S will begin shipping in September 2017, throughout D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, distributors and online retailers. In addition to the DXS-5000-54S, D-Link plans to develop additional open network switches supporting 25Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps interfaces which will also support the Netvisor OS. Detailed specifications are available online at us.dlink.com.