D-Link 10 Gigabit Switches: Upgrading Your Office Network For An IoT World

Is your office network ready for the surge of data-hungry devices brought on by the Internet of Things (IoT)? Upgrading to 10 Gigabit switches can future-proof your network and unlock a new level of performance.

Key Takeaways

  • 10 Gigabit switches offer significantly faster speeds than traditional Gigabit switches, making them ideal for handling the demands of IoT devices.
  • Upgrading to 10 Gigabit switches can improve network efficiency and reduce latency.
  • D-Link DXS-1210 series switches offer features like Auto Surveillance VLANs and Auto Voice VLANs to simplify network management.

Q: Should I upgrade my office network to 10 Gigabit switches?

A: If you are looking to future-proof your network and improve performance, then upgrading to 10 Gigabit switches is a wise investment. With the increasing number of data-demanding devices on networks, 10 Gigabit switches can provide the speed and efficiency you need to stay ahead of the curve.

No one likes slow networks. Especially in an office environment.

Working to strict deadlines is stressful enough. Throw in slow WiFi, poorly optimised servers and printers that never connect; then tensions start to grow.

Then IoT came along.

Suddenly, more technology comes along to add more strain on your networks.

So, what can you do?

It’s time to upgrade your network.

Switches are the mainstay of your network, but if they aren’t up to the job, your whole network struggles.

10 Gigabit Switches are a great way to keep your network up-to-date and up-to-speed. While they used to be exclusive to enterprise companies, now small businesses can benefit from superfast networks.


What Is A 10 Gigabit Network Switch?

10 Gigabit Ethernet (or 10GbE) offers data speeds of 10 billion bits per second. 10GbE networks consist of switches, routers and cables, which can handle fast data transfers.

10GbE is disrupting the networking world. It’s much faster than it’s 1GbE predecessor, while also being reasonably priced. As more data-demanding technology enters the market, the cheaper this technology will become. This is a trend we have seen in this industry time and time again.


Why Do I Need A 10 Gigabit Office Network?

For most businesses, productivity is key. Whether it’s getting client projects completed on time or shipping thousands of products a day, any seconds lost could be pivotal to your bottom line.

10 Gigabit switches are fast. Really fast.

When setup and used correctly, 10 Gigabit switches can really make a difference to your business.


Storage And Filing

The most common deployment for 10 Gigabit switches is with NAS drives. Transferring huge files to and from storage drives can take a while on slow connections. But with upload speeds of 1GbE a second, you’re significantly cutting the wait time.

If you work with design or video files (such as content creation or security footage), then this is an option for you.



Using a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch as a backbone to your business can help to alleviate current bottlenecks.

There may be an existing switch network with several gigabit switches linking to one main gigabit switch. Swapping the main gigabit switch to a 10 Gigabit switch will improve speeds through those speeds.


WiFi 6 (802.11ax)

WiFi 6 is coming. It’s a much faster standard of WiFi, which improves latency issues when multiple users connect to one access point.

While WiFi 6 may be something your business wants to implement, you’ll need to improve a lot of your existing network to make it work.


IP Surveillance

Keeping your business safe is a priority for most business owners. So having an IP security network which works quickly and reliably is essential.

A 10 Gigabit switch is perfect for IP surveillance. The fast flow of data means videos can be stored to a server quickly, and often monitored in real-time, without any drop in quality. As surveillance footage needs to be crystal clear, having a fast network will improve the quality.


Freeing Up Rack Space

10 Gigabit switches pack a powerful punch. But they are no bigger in physical size than a Gigabit switch. If your comms room is getting a bit snug, then you could swap a few of your gigabit switches for a 10GbE one and get the same power, or more. As well as freeing up rack space, you’re freeing up cable space too.

This method is also more energy-efficient too. Fewer switches mean less power consumption.


Introducing The D-Link DXS-1210 Series

The DXS-1210 series combines D-Link’s dedication to affordable and reliable switches with their Green technology promise.

D-Link Network Switches ensure that high-bandwidth demands can be easily fulfilled. Whether your office is a huge team or uses demanding network appliances, the DXS-1210 range is ready for the challenge.

The range supports 10GBASE-T/SFP+ combo ports, which allows flexibility and scalability.


Why Choose D-Link?

D-Link’s product range combines it’s 30 years of experience in networking, and it’s dedication to energy efficiency.

D-Link is an award-winning technology company. Their switches outsell the competition 2-to1. They have a comprehensive management system and a strong security system. Their switches are flexible and scalable, perfect for a growing small business.


Energy Efficient And Good For The Environment

The DXS-1210 series includes D-Link Green Technology. This revolutionary new technology greatly reduces power consumption by up to 80% while maintaining performance.

The DXS-1210 features built-in smart fans with internal heat sensors. These fans monitor temperature and detect any changes. At low temperatures, the fan runs slower to reduce energy consumption.

The Switches also feature Link Status. This reduces power consumption by automatically putting unused ports to sleep.


Layer 2 Features

The D-Link DXS-1210 series comes with a complete line-up of Layer 2 features, including:

  • Port mirroring
  • Spanning tree protocol (STP)
  • Link Aggregation (LACP)


Network Maintenance

The switch range also features an extensive range of maintenance features too. This helps reduce diagnostics time. These include:

  • Loop back detection
  • Cable diagnostics


Auto Surveillance VLAN (ASV)

If you use IP security cameras, then having a fast and reliable network is of paramount importance.

The DXS-1210 series features Auto Surveillance VLANs. This is a brand new, industry-leading technology which consolidates data and surveillance through a single DXS-1210 switch. This saves companies huge amounts of money on expensive, dedicated hardware.

The ASV on the DXS-1210 ensures quality, real-time video monitoring and control. With the inbuilt Quality of Service features, this monitoring won’t detract from the rest of the data network, but still, receive priority over conventional traffic.


Auto Voice VLAN

Auto Voice VLAN technology allows IP phones to receive high-quality VoIP connections. The DXS-1210 will automatically place VoIP data onto a dedicated VLAN. This data segmentation will guarantee the quality and security of VoIP traffic.



D-Link’s DXS-1210 comes with Safeguard Engine. This innovative product protects the switch against traffic flooding, which is often caused by malicious network attacks.

The DXS-1210 also supports 802.1X port- and host-based authentication. This means the network can be authenticated through external RADIUS servers. Additionally, the switch has Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) which protects attacks from spoofing attacks.


Versatile Management

The DXS-1210 comes with the D-Link Network Assistant (DNA). This helps to simplify the configuration of devices that support the D-Link Discovery Protocol.

The DNA system helps you discover multiple D-Link Smart Managed Switches within the same Layer 2 network segment and displays them on screen. Users do not need to change the IP address of their PC.


10 Gigabit networking is here to help your business. Make sure your network can cope with data-demanding devices with 10-gigabit switching. Call our team to find out more on 0800 488 000.