Dell Force 10’s S60 top-of-rack (ToR) switch is purpose-built for storage applications with 1.2 gigabytes of buffers epitomizing data throughput, complementing a storage array’s caching functions.

The S60 also supports bare metal provisioning, enabling users to configure hundreds of switches within hours. Dell Force10’s JumpStart allows administrators to write simple Perl and Python scripts to develop a master switch configuration and automate provisioning, eliminating potential human errors and ensuring consistency while facilitating switch deployments in few minutes. A tier 1 Web 2.0 gaming company used JumpStart to provision several hundred switches simultaneously.