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Networking Strategy for the Campus End User

Meet the demands of the mobile workforce

New applications and the increased number of remote workers put major stress on the campus network. Mobile end users often operate in collaboration from different offices and need access to information from a variety of devices at any time of the day or night.

Our campus networking solutions provide incredibly fast, highly efficient, and secure wired and wireless access so you meet new application and service delivery requirements — on your terms, with greater efficiency and no proprietary lock-in.
In fact, Gartner recommends that companies from small business to large enterprise consider Dell for any global access layer solution. Our completely refreshed portfolio of integrated wired, wireless, and in-chassis switching offerings support the needs of a modern campus, including:
  • Bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Unified communications
  • Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
  • Guest access
Dell Networking solutions deliver optimum speeds at maximum efficiency to handle bandwidth-hungry applications — all while centrally managing secure access control for all of the end-user devices on your wired, wireless and VPN infrastructure.

What initiatives are you implementing or considering?

Virtual desktop infrastructure
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can help you:
  • Save on deployment and provisioning costs
  • Efficiently support a mobile workforce
  • Improve productivity through decreased latency
  • Simplify IT provisioning
You can deliver an optimal experience for VDI users — whether they’re in the office or working remotely — without adding complexity to the network. Dell Networking solutions work well with WAN optimization solutions and are validated to work seamlessly with Dell infrastructure. In addition, you can choose the VDI best for your organization without worries about incompatibility. Dell Networking solutions are open-standards-based for maximum interoperability.

Unified communications and collaboration
Unified communications (UC) tools like Microsoft Lync help improve real-time collaboration by combining the richness of audio and video conferencing with the convenience of instant messaging and telephony. But real-time collaboration applications place high demands on network infrastructure. To deliver an effective user experience, you need additional bandwidth as well as high availability and quality of service.

We help you keep users happy and protect your networking investment with flexible options. You might choose to upgrade your campus to 1 or 10GbE wired networking to better meet demand. Or you could implement one of our 1GbE wireless solutions that automatically prioritize Lync traffic and provide secure role- and device-based access for each of these groups on wired, wireless, and VPN infrastructures.

Want to know more? Talk to a Dell expert to get answers to your specific questions.

* Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Network Infrastructure, 2013

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