New Ethernet Switches for SMBs Unveiled by ADTRAN

SMB’s have had their share of wanting to advance with technology but apparently the main obstacle here is determining which networking peripherals such as the right Ethernet switches to consider to make their network stay afloat. However, with this new product from ADTRAN, the NetVanta Ethernet switches should be able to provide a new line of possibilities as far as SMB’s requirements for number of ports and higher density layouts. They are said to be priced somewhere in between $595 to $2,895, depending on which among the NetVanta products (NetVanta 1534 and 1534 PoE (with 24 ports), NetVanta 1234 and 1234 PoE (with 24 ports)) would be preferred.

Further, what perhaps makes these products from ADTRAN attractive is that they are power-efficient. The NetVana PoE models offer the ability to be able to power themselves with the use of standard Ethernet cables, something that adheres heavily towards power consumption and conservation today. For most SMBs, this is a great opportunity considering that as far as networking solutions on their end, obtaining quality networking peripherals such as the ones offered by ADTRAN in the market today are sure to be a big boost towards their drive to efficient technology implementation in enhancing current business trends with regards to operations.

“Everyone is really concerned about how much power is being used,” McClain said, a shift from the past when enterprises generally weren’t too worried about this aspect of networking.

As noted earlier, ADTRAN’s new NetVanta switches are geared mostly toward the enterprise market. In particular, Snyder said, the NetVanta line is marketed as customer premises equipment (CPE) for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises. He defined “small” as a business with 2-100 employees, and “medium” as 100-1,000 employees. Many distributed enterprises run units that fit into the SMB category.

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1 supra // Sep 5, 2008 at 3:48 am

It’s just natural for a business manager to find ways to cut costs. I hope that those costs saved would go to the employee’s pockets.

Power saving can not only save money but also power itself. You wouldn’t want to have a power drain during peak hours right?

2 Taorista // Sep 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Another reason is that management wants their companies to them to use “green strategies” in the hope that thy’ll have better PR.

What I like about this is that ADTRAN is willing to give a lifetime guarantee that their products work. Talk about confidence! I hope they can back this up.

3 Linc // Sep 6, 2008 at 8:54 am

The feature I love about this is the Cable Diagnostics firmware, where it makes it easier for us network administrators to check what cable problems we have.

I think I’m going to love this when I get my grubby paws on it.

4 fletch // Sep 6, 2008 at 10:24 am

This will be good for averaged sized companies but large ones would find this just way too limiting. Probably internet cafes or start ups can use this device to help them in their networking job.

5 Kitty Yellow // Sep 7, 2008 at 2:26 am

It’s got some good and bad points but so far it seems to be faring better than the Linksys equipment. LOLZ.

I just love the idea that these guys are actually making it a point to save power consumption. I heart “green technology” strategies.

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