Dell has announced new networking solutions to help customers deliver faster results, maximize efficiency and modernize and transform operations in scale-out and cloud-based environments. New products introduced include the Dell Networking Z9500, an energy-efficient, highest density per rack unit, and only pay-as-you grow 10/40 GbE data center core switch.
The new Active Fabric Controller and efforts to accelerate Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions into the sector through industry consortiums and collaboration with industry partners such as Red Hat also can help customers transform and modernize data center infrastructures.
Dell is helping customers upgrade data center network architectures to meet new demands imposed by virtualization, changing traffic patterns, and the nature of today’s workload needs including cloud-based and “as-a-service” offerings. By using standards-based technologies, Dell delivers architectures that help advance legacy systems, prevent vendor lock-in penalties, and future proof infrastructure for an easier transition to software-defined networking (SDN), cloud-based services and emerging technology approaches such as NFV.
According to S. Sridhar, Director & General Manager, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India, “Dell Z9500 is industry’s most compact 10G/40G Ethernet switching platform, which delivers twice the density at half the power consumption rates of switches available today. The platform can be deployed 7 times faster with the aid of fabric managers and quick mounting rails; while pay-as-you-use pricing model allows our customers to accelerate new technology adoption and upgrades on the fly. Dell’s Fabric and Control innovation has addressed multiple CIO priorities over the past 3 years be it Big Chassis limitations, New workload network demands, Software Defined Networking Choices and Automation or Decoupling of Networking hardware by supporting third party Operating Systems. With this launch, Dell significantly strengthens our Converged Infrastructure lineup of solutions”
“With the addition of these new products in Dell’s networking portfolio, we are excited to extend our leadership in Fabric Ergonomics, Network Function Virtualization, Software defined networking and advanced new architectures that will change the game in networking”, says Amandeep Singh, Country Manager, Networking, Dell India “Dell’s understanding in these areas with its strong emphasis on a standards based approach, will be strongly evident in these new networking products.”