PowerConnect B-MLXe8

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Advanced Ethernet 8-slot enterprise router

Enterprise server farms, small data center and virtualized environments

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Dell PowerConnect B-MLXe8


Mission Critical, wire-speed, Unified Fabric switch for virtualized data centers

Help simplify your infrastructure and improve operational efficiency with the Dell PowerConnect B-MLXe8 enterprise router:
  • Massive scalability, non-blocking performance in a flexible chassis design enables converged data and storage networks including iSCSI and FCoE SANs in next-generation virtualized data centers.
  • Built with a state-of-the-art architecture and terabit-scale switch fabrics, the PowerConnect B-MLXe8 provides wire-speed performance with up to 64 10GbE links or 384 GbE ports in a single system.
Dell PowerConnect B-MLXe8: Scalability and high availability for mission-critical applications

Scalability and high availability for mission-critical applications

Designed to help support your mission-critical applications, PowerConnect B-MLXe8 offers advanced routing features:
  • Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT) technology, which helps deliver full utilization of all links for network operation and instantaneous link or node failover.
  • Fully redundant hardware components, along with hitless failover and in-service software upgrades, can help ensure continuous network operation.

Energy conscious operations

Consumes less energy per port while significantly increasing throughput driving down power and cooling costs.

Outstanding performance for a broad range of applications

With up to 2.4 Bpps routing and up to 3.84 Tbps fabric capacity, the PowerConnect™ B-MLXe8 enables advanced network features, such as:
  • IP version 6 (IPv6)
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Multi-VRF capabilities
  • VPLS based data center connectivity
With capacity up to 384 GbE ports at full wire speed, the router collapses network access and aggregation layers, which can simplify network configuration and management and can help lower costs.

In addition, the Dell™ PowerConnect B-MLXe8 router is Data Center Bridging-ready (DCB) helping support converged storage and data deployments with the same level of performance delivered by separate storage and data networks.

Supporting your unique environment

The right support is not one-size-fits-all; it’s what fits your environment. The Dell™ ProSupport™ portfolio of support services provides a flexible, reliable and easy support model 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.

If you don’t have an IT staff, Dell ProSupport for end users is the way to go. You’ll receive:
  • 24x7x365 direct break-fix hardware and software support for your employees
  • "How-to" support on popular software applications such as Norton™ AntiVirus, Microsoft® Office, Microsoft® Small Business Server, Intuit® QuickBooks®, Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe Acrobat®.
  • Remote setup assistance for simple networks (wired and wireless)
  • Award-winning support from Global Command Centers for dispatch monitoring and end-to-end case management for critical situations or natural disasters

If you have an IT team, Dell ProSupport for IT is right for you. You’ll receive:
  • 24x7x365 direct access to Dell expert centers through email, chat and phone support
  • Mission-critical Response Options, including ability to self-designate Severity Level 1
  • Hardware and software diagnostics and troubleshooting, including direct Dell OEM (original equipment manufacturer) support and third-party collaborative support
  • Tech-to-tech support to skip the script and save time
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians, enabling you to self-dispatch parts and labor
  • Award-winning support from Global Command Centers for dispatch monitoring and end-to-end case management for critical situations or natural disasters
Further maximize the availability and stability of your infrastructure through Dell ProSupport options such as asset and data protection, speed of response, specialized on-site services, proactive maintenance and remote advisory services. Streamline patch management and get detailed reporting. Get advice through telephone access to technical expertise on applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, virtualization and more. And for more complex IT environments, choose the enterprise-wide contract option, which provides a designated Service Delivery manager, performance benchmarking, proactive planning and custom reporting.

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 and 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.

Accelerating deployment

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.

Empowering your team

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.

To learn more about Dell ProSupport, visit www.dell.com/prosupport
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