NetGear ( has introduced what it says is the industry’s first 10-gigabit smart switch for mid-market networks. The NetGear ProSafe 52-Port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch (GS752TXS) is designed as a companion to the emerging class of 10-gigabit servers, delivering maximum throughput from server to switch for demanding tasks such as data replication and backup, virtualization, video on demand and high-volume transaction processing.

The ProSafe 52-Port Gigabit Smart Switch provides 48 gigabit ports for connecting devices to the network, along with four 10G SFP+ ports for stacking or uplink to servers. As many as six switches can be stacked for a total of 288 network ports, with full redundancy for maximum reliability. It’s now available worldwide and is priced at US$2,100.