Satisfy 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.
Experience 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:
Monitor and manage the power-saving features, high-availability functions and other switch operations from your choice of management options, including:
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.
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:
To learn more about Dell ProSupport visit www.dell.com/prosupport
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.
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.
For more information, please visit www.dell.com/services
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