Dell Networking expands data center switches

Dell Networking has expanded its data center switches with the new Z9100, S4048, and S3048 open networking (ON) products for enterprises.

The new range of switching speeds (1-100GbE) offered provides customers flexibility for the life of their technology investment, said Dell.

“These advancements are example of Dell helping our customers to future proof and accelerate the financial and performance rewards the software-defined data center promises,” said Arpit Joshipura, vice president, product management and strategy, Dell Networking.

Dell said these switches support the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) to allow for a zero-touch install of all pre-qualified operating systems, including Dell Networking OS9 and third party options.

Dell Networking Z9100

Dell Networking Z9100-ON

Dell Networking Z9100 is a 100GbE fabric switch in a 1RU fixed form factor for aggregation and access layers, and offers multi-rate switching (10/25/40/50/100GbE). The Z9100 is designed for cloud, HPC and Web 2.0 applications. The fabric switch offers up to seven times the density per RU versus a competing switch.

Dell Networking S4048-ON

The Dell Networking S4048, a low-latency 10/40GbE Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch designed for the software-defined data center, will be targeted at Web and Cloud service providers with Linux and open source-heavy environments. The S4048 provides a low latency 10GbE switching in HPC and business sensitive deployments that require the highest bandwidth and low latency, while cutting in half the latency versus a competing switch.

Dell Networking S3048-ON

The Dell Networking S3048 is built for efficiency and performance and is useful for enterprise and mid-market customers with an existing 1GbE installed base. It is Dell’s first entry into 1GbE open networking switching.

Dell said the S3048 is a ToR equipped with next-generation 1GbE silicon, a complete OS9 feature set including VLT, OpenFlow, Open Automation, Cloud Stack integration with OpenStack, Microsoft, VMware, Docker and others, while offering up to half the power consumption and costs up to 50 percent less than the current generation of Dell 1GbE switches.

“By collaborating with Dell, customers will have a key tool in their toolbox to create large-scale data centers which are much faster, simpler and more affordable than current solutions,” Kiyo Oishi, CEO and president, IP Infusion.

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