The switch's small-form factor, only 8.6-inches wide, means you can put it in locations where larger switches won't fit. In SMB networks, use it as a high-speed core switch. In mid-size networks, use it as an aggregation switch between the core an the network edge. In enterprise networks, use it as an edge switch. In any of these applications, you'll get true 10-GbE performance that reduces end-user application latency issues. Better yet, the switch auto-negotiates speeds so it's backwards compatible with an existing Gigabit network.