Dell C-Series chassis-based switches allow you to create an expandable, high-density infrastructure with tremendous throughput.
With flexible capacity and a wide selection of line card options to choose from, Dell C-series chassis-based switches enable you to fully customize your network.
• Choose from several deployment options, including resilient campus core, campus aggregation and wiring closet access.
• Mix and match easily and pay as you grow with flexible Ethernet options, PoE+, and copper/fiber capability within a single chassis.
• Connect as part of an Active Fabric deployment, providing campus-facing leaf connectivity to your data center spine.
Fully redundant power supplies and centralized management combine to deliver dependable performance and excellent control.
• Enable customer-proven FTOS software to deliver non-stop, fail-safe operation.
• Create redundancy in operation and help reduce downtime with dual controllers and innovative protocols such as Virtual Link Trunking (VLT).
• Easily manage from anywhere with Dell Open Manage Network Manager, a flexible, powerful and comprehensive tool offering a unified console for key management functions.
• Dell Networking C7000 Series enables more client connectivity and larger networks with 2x more MAC addresses than Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series*
• Dell Networking C7000 Series delivers up to 30 percent more performance than the Cisco Catalyst 6500-E Series*
• Dell Networking C7000 Series delivers up to two to four times more switch performance than the Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series*
The Dell Networking C7008 is a 13U chassis featuring up to eight line card I/O slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 1.536Tbps bandwidth. It’s designed to provide inherent reliability, network control and scalability for high-performance Ethernet environments.
Dell Networking C7004 delivers more management and power redundancy for optimal network uptime over the Cisco Catalyst 4503-E and 4506-E.*
S= Standard; AO- Available Optional; N- Not Available
|Availability||Dell Networking Z9000||Dell Networking Z9500|
|Hot-swappable redundant power||S||S|
|Hot-swappable redundant fans||S||S|
|Chassis||Dell Networking Z9000||Dell Networking Z9500|
|40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports||32||132|
|1 RJ45 console/management port with RS232 signaling||S||S|
|1 RJ45 10/100/1000 Base-T management port||S||S|
|1 x USB 2.0 type A storage port||S||S|
|1 x USB 2.0 type B console port||S||S|
|Size||2 RU, 3.48 h x 17.32 w x 24" d (8.8 h x 44 w x 61 cm d)||3RU, 5.25” h x 17.08” w x 34” d|
|Weight||39 lb (incl. 1 power supply, 4 fan trays)||122 lbs|
|Environmental||Dell Networking Z9000||Dell Networking Z9500|
|Operating temperature||0°C to 40°C||32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)|
|Operating humidity||10 to 85% (RH), noncondensing||10 to 85% (RH), non-condensing|
|Storage temperature||–40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)||–40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)|
|Storage humidity||5 to 95% (RH), noncondensing||5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing|
|Power||Dell Networking Z9000||Dell Networking Z9500|
|Power supply||100–240 VAC 50/60Hz, -40 to -60 VDC||200–240V AC 50/60Hz|
|Max. power consumption||800W||3100W|
|Standards and Compliance||Dell Networking Z9000||Dell Networking Z9500|
|UL/CSA 60950-1, Second Edition||S||S|
|EN 60950-1, Second Edition||S||S|
|IEC 60950-1, Second Edition including all national deviations and group differences||S||S|
|EN 60825-1 Safety of laser products part 1: Equipment||S||S|
|Classification requirements and user's guide||S||S|
|EN 60825-2 Safety of laser products part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communication Systems||S||S|
|FDA regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11||S||S|
Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment and to help you transition from platform to platform.
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus withSupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.
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ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* offers a full range of deployment services and professional certifications to help you get more out of your technology starting on day one. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.
Dell Training Services
Dell Education Services offers PowerEdge Server training courses designed to help you achieve more with your hardware investment. The curriculum is designed in conjunction with the server development team, as well as Dell’s technical support team, to ensure that the training delivers the information and practical, hands-on skills you and your team need to confidently deploy, manage and maintain your Dell Server solution. To learn more or register for a class today, click here.
Dell OpenManage Systems Management portfolio
The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge server embedded management feature integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller, helps IT Administrators efficiently manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in band or out of band, with or without a systems management software agent. Irrespective of the operating system or hypervisor you deploy, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller automates the most essential and frequently performed server management tasks to help your IT resources become more productive and your IT environment more cost-effective and well-maintained. Dell OpenManage also integrates and connects to leading third-party systems management solutions you may already own, so you can maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment.
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Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions
|You face an expanding set of challenges for provisioning, managing and supporting end-user computing across your enterprise. Your IT team is not growing, but support requirements are more complex as you plan how best to migrate and update client systems, and secure new “smart” mobile devices.|
With Dell DVS you can create a centralized end-user computing environment that streamlines desktop management and reduces maintenance burden on your IT staff. Now you can focus on important projects to improve IT services. Dell DVS solutions are completely integrated and tested solutions that are powered by advanced Dell PowerEdge rack and blade servers.
|The Value of Dell Storage:|
Dell’s open, standards-based solutions let customers of all sizes integrate new technologies without sacrificing performance or their existing IT investments.
|Direct-Attached Storage: |
The Dell PowerVault MD storage family offers easy and economical expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers enabling high availability and scalability for demanding business applications.
|Disk-to-Disk Backup |
Due to expanding volumes of data that must be backed up and protected along with shrinking backup windows, many IT departments have moved to or added disk-based backups.
|Network-Attached Storage |
NAS is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).
|Object-Based Storage |
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.
|Storage Area Network |
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation
|Tape Backup |
Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup.
|Unified Storage |
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.