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New Dell networking portfolio geared toward SMB sector

April 6, 2015  

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Dell today announced a new networking portfolio designed specifically to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, including the new X-series line of switches and an expanded N-series family with the addition of the Dell N1500 for smaller fully managed environments.

“Distributed, global workforces have given rise to increased mobile and cloud computing,” the company said in a release.

“This, combined with the rise in data analytics, has caused businesses to experience a data deluge. IT departments of all sizes are looking to create a network infrastructure that is able to manage this new generation of computing and workload processing but are often constrained by limited resources.”

Arpit Joshipura, vice president, Strategy and Product Management, Dell Networking, said the new product offerings “enable customers to break free of outdated networking paradigms.”

The Dell Networking X-Series is a line of  Web-managed 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10GbE switches designed for SMBs that offer enterprise-class capabilities and flexible configurations.

Meanwhile, The Dell Networking N1500 family offers 1GbE switches optimized for smaller networks. The switches utilize an enterprise-class Layer 2/3 feature set, common command-line interface (CLI) and standard 10GbE SFP+ transceivers and cables for stacking, providing up to 200 1GbE ports in a 4-unit stack.

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