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Dell adds SDN-enabled offerings to its networking portfolio

Dell this week added new additions to its networking portfolio, which it says are “designed to help customers accelerate transitions to high-performance converged, virtualized and private cloud environments.”


April 17, 2013  


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Dell this week added new additions to its networking portfolio, which it says are “designed to help customers accelerate transitions to high-performance converged, virtualized and private cloud environments.”

Products include Dell’s new Active Fabric offerings for SDN-enabled designs along with management software –- Dell Active Fabric Manager –- and the Dell Networking S5000 modular LAN/SAN switching platform.

“Today’s data centres have operators considering new and different network architectures beyond the traditional three-tier, monolithic systems of the past,” the company said in a release.

“Factors include virtualization and new workloads changing the network traffic patterns and demands; Software-defined networking (SDN) and the promise of network programmability; convergence of formerly distinct technology silos; and input/output consolidation with migration to 10GbE server platforms. These dynamics present CIOs not just architectural challenges but also budgetary and operational considerations.”