10GbE PerformanceDeploy high throughput and availability for your entry-level top-of-rack, aggregation and unified fabric deployments with the PowerConnect™ 8024 high-density 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) switch. It's designed to deliver energy-efficient 10GbE connectivity for converged Ethernet environments supporting dense virtualization, 10Gb server/storage aggregation and medium to large enterprise wiring closets. The 8024 also provides full Layer 3 routing features, redundancy and front-to-rear cooling in a compact 1U form factor. Expand your network easily by stacking switches (managed as a single unit) for high-availability environments while simultaneously benefitting from robust security and enterprise management capabilities.
Storage-network readySatisfy converged network requirements for data center bridging (DCB) with such features as Priority-based Flow Control (802.1Qbb), iSCSI optimization with iSCSI TLV support, DCBx discovery and 10Gb wire-speed performance on all ports. iSCSI traffic can also be monitored at the fabric level, allowing you to track active iSCSI sessions.
PowerConnect™ 8000 Series switches support Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity with the FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) snooping feature. This allows converged Ethernet and FCoE data streams to pass seamlessly to the top of rack.
To simplify connectivity with Dell™ EqualLogic™ arrays, the iSCSI auto-configuration feature, available in all 8000 Series switches, automatically detects the arrays and configures the switch for optimal data transfers. This feature is enabled by default, streamlining the process to no more than simply connecting a cable. Similarly, connecting Dell™ Compellent™ arrays is accomplished with a single command configuration.
10Gb performance and flexibilityExperience the benefits of 10GbE in a compact and reliable switching platform, with the quality and great service of Dell PowerConnect 8024 and 10GbE provide a superb return on IT investment through:
- Investment protection: 10GbE is a network fabric of the future, with an ever-expanding ecosystem of solutions and the capabilities to help you grow.
- Energy efficiency: Reduce power requirements and heat loads by replacing multiple GbE components in your infrastructure with 10GbE.
- High performance: Enable 480Gb of throughput for wire-speed 10Gb switching.
Energy consciousGo easy on the environment as well as your budget with the PowerConnect 8024 family. Designed for energy savings from the power cord to the ports, the PowerConnect 8024 redundant power supplies operate above 80 percent efficiency in all modes. Variable speed fans automatically adjust speeds according to environmental conditions, and power-efficient 10GBASE-T ports reduce power draw for short cable runs.
High availabilityThe PowerConnect™ 8024 is designed to be highly available, with dual internal hot-swap power supplies and removable hot-swap fan modules. It also incorporates dual firmware images to enable image promotions or image redundancy in the network.
Flexible managementMonitor and manage the power-saving features, high-availability functions and other switch operations from your choice of management options, including:
- Industry-standard command-line interface (CLI)
- Remote management using the embedded Web server and browser-based graphical-user interface (GUI)
- Support for SNMP-based management applications, such as OpenManage Network Manager
Single IP stack management allows simple scalability without adding complexity.
Peace of mind
This Dell networking switch is backed by an industry-leading Lifetime Limited Warranty,* which guarantees Basic Hardware Service(repair or replacement) for life.While Basic Hardware Service delivers reliable support for your hardware, most organizations benefit from additional levels of support, to protect their IT investment and maximizing productivity. We recommend Dell ProSupport™, an enhanced suite of services that includes: 24x7 tech support, accelerated response times, immediate access to L2 technical experts and proactive support options. Go beyond the basics and start transforming your IT infrastructure into a true business asset.
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The right support is not one size fits all, it's what fits your environment. Dell ProSupport provides flexible and reliable support that empowers you to customize services to meet your unique business needs. Choose support based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources.
Whether you need to support an IT staff or end users, Dell ProSupport will help you remove barriers so you can get back to work. You'll receive:
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Simplify your IT infrastructure
Dell ProConsult™ global infrastructure consulting services can help integrate your new enterprise hardware into an existing or evolving IT infrastructure. We can provide guidance whether you’re adding single or multiple servers, a storage area network or virtualizing your environment. We can also help you enhance the overall performance of your IT infrastructure and data center by consolidating software and hardware, reviewing data usage to optimize the environment, developing a business continuity plan and by helping you migrate to standards-based technologies.
We utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give customers rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver return on investment (ROI) and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes. From Data Center Optimization to Server Virtualization to Systems Management, our consulting services help you build a more efficient enterprise.
Dell helps simplify implementation with deployment services that speed time to production of new hardware and IT solutions. During the initial system-build of your server, we can customize software and hardware to match your specific requirements. By helping you rapidly deploy new capabilities while minimizing disruptions, we can contribute to improved efficiencies and lower costs.
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Our education services provide training and certification courses to help you and your team better manage and use your new hardware, so you can reap the full benefits of standards-based technologies.
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Lifetime Limited Warranty*
Select Dell networking products, carry a Lifetime Limited Hardware warranty with Basic Hardware Service for life. Repair or replacement does not include configuration or other advanced service and support provided by Dell ProSupport Services. For more details see www.dell.com/LifetimeWarranty