Taiwan, Taipei, October 12, 2023- QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking, and storage solutions innovator, today released the new Half-width Rackmount 16-port 10GbE switch series, including the L2 Web Managed QSW-M3216R-8S8T and the Unmanaged QSW-3216R-8S8T. The built-in eight 10GbE SFP+ and eight 10GbE RJ45 ports with backward compatibility fulfills the versatile demands of interfaces and speeds in high-speed network infrastructure. The half-width rackmount compact design also allows SMBs to flexibly deploy them in IT rooms or even on desks in offices.
"QNAP’s best-selling all 10GbE switch series now releases two new half-width rackmount 16-port 10GbE models, offering more 10GbE ports to satisfy requirements for multiple high-bandwidth network devices in SMBs and offices. ” said Jerry Deng, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Managed and unmanaged models are available for easily upgrading to a full 10GbE high-speed LAN at an affordable price, and their small physical footprint makes them especially useful for businesses and organizations that lack physical space for dedicated IT hardware."
The QSW-M3216R-8S8T and QSW-3216R-8S8T come with eight 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports and eight 10GbE RJ45 ports, which are also backwards compatible with 1G SFP and Multi-Gigabit NBASE-T (10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G). Up to 10bps speed per 10GbE RJ45 port can be achieved with the existing 6a cables (or better). The QSW-M3216R-8S8T and QSW-3216R-8S8T are compliant with IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet and IEEE802.3x Flow Control in full-duplex mode, avoiding packet loss from unparalleled bandwidth, and reducing power consumption for low-speed and inactive connections. With a half-width rackmount design, the QSW-M3216R-8S8T and QSW-3216R-8S8T (or with another half-width rackmount switch) can be installed in a 1U rack space for efficient physical space utilization and tidy cabling in IT rooms or offices. With its smart cooling system, the QSW-M3216R-8S8T and QSW-3216R-8S8T ensures stable high-speed network performance even when under full load.
The QSW-M3216R-8S8T managed switch provides Layer 2 management functions (such as LACP, VLAN, ACL and LLDP) via QNAP Switch System (QSS) with user-friendly Web GUI for efficient network bandwidth controls and enhanced network security. The QSW-M3216R-8S8T is one of the few L2 web-managed switches that supports the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) for users to deploy small/medium-scale networks that support expansion, redundancy, and loop prevention.