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Open Network Switches

Based on Open Networking standards, these switches lower costs by separating software from hardware, providing IT professionals with a choice of innovative third party operating systems and software options. With open architecture and high port density, they simplify scalability and future-proof your network.


Why You Want It

High Availability and Reliability

High Availability and Reliability

The switches feature a modular fan and power supply design for a high availability architecture. The hot-swappable design means that fans and power supplies can be replaced without affecting the switch.

Cost effective switches

Cost-Efficient with Dedicated Support

Compared to traditional switches, Open Network Switches offer a more cost-efficient solution through a lower initial purchasing cost combined with a reduced long-term Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Business Speed

Flexible and Versatile for Easy Integration

The switches are available in a variety of high-capacity interface combinations, including 10G, 25G, 40G, and 100G ports to accommodate the scale and bandwidth requirements of data centers. Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) support means the switches can be easily integrated in existing network ecosystems using a variety of supported third-party Network Operating Systems (NOSs) for optimal compatibility.

Database Backup

Powerful Data Center and Virtualization Features

Data Center Bridging (DCB) is an essential set of enhancements to Ethernet for networking in data center environments. D-Link Open Network Switches support several core components of Data Center Bridging (DCB) such as IEEE 802.1Qbb, IEEE 802.1Qaz, IEEE 802.1Qau, and VXLAN.




Tolly, a leading global provider of third-party validation services for vendors of IT products and services, independently tested and verified the outstanding performance of the DXS-5000-54S.

“Tolly engineers verified wire-speed L2 throughput and latency across two ports of a 10GbE switch, verified rapid reconvergence times in multi-switch failover scenarios and validated nearly 50 features in areas including L2/L3, automation, VXLAN, QoS, DHCP, mirroring, analytics and management.”  

5000 Series Data Center Switches


54-Port 10G/40G Data Center Switch

  • 48 x 10G SFP+ ports
  • 6 x 40G QSFP+ ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x mini-USB console port


32-Port 40G Data Center Switch

  • 32 x 40G QSFP+ ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x RJ-45 console port


32-Port 100G Data Center Switch

  • 32 x 100G QSFP28 ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x RJ-45 console port


54-Port 25G Data Center Switch

  • 48 x 25G SFP28 ports
  • 6 x 100G QSFP28 ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x mini-USB console port

See the Full Range

Need more options? You'll find what you need in our impressive array of open network switches
to fit even the most demanding deployments.

Case Studies

The possibilities are endless. See how businesses are deploying D-Link Open Network Switches.

What Businesses Say About Us

"When I joined the district about five years ago, the existing 3Com network was getting pretty old. I began replacing switches with D-Link switches, and they’ve proven very reliable. The availability was good and the price point was excellent. I had full confidence that the quality of D-Link cameras would be just as good."

Tom Cozzi, Technology Director, Blanco Independent School District (ISD)

“I have been working with D-Link for several years and what differentiates it from its competitors is the richness of its product range in terms of switches, cameras and recorders. This has enabled us to create our installations around a consistent product set. D-Link also provides a high standard of ongoing technical and sales support which enables us to maintain a relationship of trust at all levels in our work.”

Yacine Abdelouahab, Managing Director, Advancedge

“During two years of operation we did not experience any network issues or downtime. The solution we are using meets our needs and requirements. With D-Link switches we are fully satisfied.”

Mr. Lumír Žila, Director of Dobříš Centre of Applied Research (CAVD)

5000 Series Switches