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PowerConnect 5424 Switch

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The PowerConnect™ 5424 delivers significant price/performance benefits to customers. In addition to offering a secure, high-performance networking platform and delivering advanced network management features, the PowerConnect 5424 is the world’s first switch which self-optimises for iSCSI storage traffic. These features allow network administrators to effectively optimise and secure their network traffic.

 
 
Dell PowerConnect 5424 Switch
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PowerConnect Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches

Performance

The PowerConnect 5424 delivers 24 ports of wire-speed, Gigabit Ethernet* with advanced security and enterprise management features to help meet the needs of organisations of all sizes. Providing 48 Gbps for switching capacity and 35.6 Mbps forwarding rate, the PowerConnect provides ample performance for server aggregation, wiring closets and iSCSI storage. Combo ports (4 ports of either SFP Fiber support or 10/100/1000 Copper support) provide for connectivity flexibility and long-haul connections.

ISCSI Optimisation

The PowerConnect 5400-series is the world’s first switch portfolio to automatically optimise itself for iSCSI storage. The switches automatically detect whether traffic flows are iSCSI-based and if so assigns that traffic flow a high-level of Quality of Service. This helps ensure that iSCSI storage traffic is prioritised in the event of resource contention. The 5400-series also provides information about all active iSCSI sessions to allow for easier management and optimisation.

Security

The PowerConnect 5424 offers multiple options and levels of security. Industry-standard features include SSH/SSL Management Encryptions, DHCP Snooping, IP and MAC Based ACLs access password protection and Port-based MAC Address alert and lock-down. Higher level security is provided through RADIUS remote authentication for switch management access, 802.1x Authentication and TACACS+, Management access filtering via Management Access Profiles.

Quality of Service

Supports open industry standards including quality of service (L3-aware), multicast support, link aggregation, and dynamic VLAN configurations.

VoIP Functionality

Voice-VLAN functionality ensures VoIP traffic is prioritised in the event of resource contention. LLDP-Med provides detailed network topology information, emergency call service via IP Phone location information, and troubleshooting information.

Management

PowerConnect provides numerous management options including an industry-standard CLI, remote management using an embedded web server or support for SNMP-based management applications.

Dell ProSupport

Designed to address the technology challenges you face today.

Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:
  • 7x24 Direct access to Dell Expert
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Next, add the Mission Critical Option for priority response and faster resolution:

Mission Critical – Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour onsite* service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.

Lifetime Limited Warranty* 
Select PowerConnect products carry a lifetime limited hardware warranty1 with Basic Hardware Service for life. Repair or replacement does not include troubleshooting, configuration, or other advanced service and support provided by Dell ProSupport Services.

Customisation and Set-Up
  • Installation – Dell provides streamlined standard installation services so you can easily choose the specific package that quickly gets new systems into the workspace and old systems out.
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