Dell’s Active Fabric architecture is a direct response to this growing need for networking solutions to support the needs of today’s data centers. Active Fabric is both innovative and practical, based around a set of open, flexible platforms that deliver benefits from the latest innovations in networking. Active Fabric is also designed with embedded virtualization and automation “smarts,” enabling plug-and-play simplicity and providing a software technology framework that simply works. In addition, Active Fabric is complemented by solutions that further drive efficiencies within data center networking. All of these combine in an approach that can redefine data center networking in the Cloud Era.