If ever the mobile-first workplace and cloud-based apps weren’t directly affecting network traffic enough, the increased utilization of devices centered around the Internet of Things (IoT) sure will. More than ever now, businesses are seemingly becoming more interested in the technologies that keep their employees staying connected. 

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Gartner has estimated that by 2020, the surge in connected IoT will be around 20 billion, and with 95% of executives surveyed planning to launch an IoT business by then as well. Building a foundation for IoT with reliable switches, access points, and surveillance will be crucial and more comprehensive than ever. Couple this with a mobile ready devices and various form factor, your IT department may be starting to lose sleep as early as now (that’s if they’ve already not lost sleep sooner). 

How do I prepare for an IoT shift?

Providing a reliable IT infrastructure to support an evolving change within modern times proves to require more investments – both time and financially. 

Most businesses today utilize switches to connect their devices – whether it be printers, servers, computers – within the likes of a building or campus infrastructure. As a controller, switches enable network devices to communicate with each other more efficiently. The data sharing allows for the implementation of switches to save business money and increase employee productivity. 

Think of aggregation – working at wire-speed performances, switches can aggregate all the traffic in a network. 

Whether your business is an SMB, Enterprise, or a public institution – D-Link has got you covered. Earlier this month, we introduced the DGS-3630 Series. You’re thinking, “another switch!”, “what’s the difference?”. “why do we care?”. Lucky you, because we’ve got answers! Our new, next gen series of switches are a series of layer 3, stackable, managed gigabit switches. With built-in 10 Gigabit uplink ports and stacking technology that allows the switches to easily accommodate larger enterprise networks, these DGS Series of switches provide more enhanced features and the most powerful performance yet. With the option of 24 PoE ports and 48 PoE ports, the series provides a complete Layer 3 fully managed switch portfolio. 

Perfectly suited across the board

“Designed for SMBs, SMEs, larger enterprises, and ISPs, these new switches deliver high performance, flexibility, fault tolerance, and advanced software features for maximum return on investment”, said Steven Olen, Director of Product Management at D-Link Systems. “The DGS-3630 Series can operate as core, distribution, or access layer switches and high port densities, switch stacking, and easy management make them ideal for a wide variety of business networking applications.” 

Our Switches win again!

Not only does Steven think they’re great, but the Tolly Group can vouch as well. According to the Tolly Group, a leading global provider of third-party validation services for vendors of IT products and services, the new DGS series matched or exceeded the performance of the Cisco system catalyst across all performance tests.  

In short, the earlier your business adopts and invests in core technologies, the quicker and easier you can start on supporting what really matters: new business opportunities and your customers. It is clear that there is no better time than now to start thinking towards the future. 

Are you future ready?