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Improve your knowledge of networking. Check out our resources – from white papers, brochures and data sheets, to videos, case studies and technical blogs – on a wide array of topics from business assessments to solution migration.
  1. Solution brief: Accelerate electronic learning with Dell and Silver Peak


    In order to provide K-12 customers with the most robust and cost-effective networks, Dell has partnered with Silver Peak, the leading provider of Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN).

  2. White paper: The Economic Advantages of Open Networking and Customer Choice


    Dell’s disaggregation, SDN, and open networking architectures have the potential to change the networking landscape forever. Dell, along with its ecosystem of partners, is assisting enterprise organizations to seamlessly migrate to a far simpler, open and innovative model of business already embraced in the private sector.

  3. Solution brief: Innovative hyper-converged data center solutions from Dell, Pluribus Networks and Nutanix


    Together Dell, Pluribus Networks and Nutanix are helping customers deploy an end-to-end data center solution that will optimize the performance, scalability, efficiency and management of their hyper-converged environments.

  4. Reference guide: Open Management Infrastructure in Dell Networking


    This document provides details of how to use Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) to manage Dell Networking switches.

  5. Reference guide: Puppet In Dell Networking


    This document provides details of how to use Puppet to manage Dell Networking switches.

  6. Reference guide: Dell Networking Open Networking Partner OS Guide

    This document provides details of 3rd party operating systems that can run on Dell Networking open networking switches.

  7. Dell Networking OS10 Open Networking Software Spec Sheet


    This document provides detailed specifications of the Dell Networking OS10 software product.

  8. White paper: Network Automation with Dell Open Automation

    This whitepaper provides details of the challenges with a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and how Dell's portfolio of network automation tools can help alleviate these challenges.

  9. Solution brief: Building scalable Cloud networks with Dell open networking and Nuage Networks Virtual Services Platform


    Dell and Nuage Networks deliver an integrated network virtualization solution with Dell open networking switches, Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) software, and worldwide support.

  10. Customer presentation: Dell Keeps up the Open Networking Momentum


    Building scalable cloud networks with Dell and Nuage Networks

  11. Customer presentation: Dell and Pluribus Networks


    This customer presentation provides a good overview of a joint open networking solution with Dell and Pluribus Networks.

  12. Solution brief: Accelerating SDN Monitoring Networks in Enterprise Data Centers


    Dell and Big Switch Networks introduce an SDN enabled monitoring network solution that empowers tapping traffic everywhere and delivering it to security and monitoring appliances.

  13. Dell Networking Brochure

    Learn how Dell can help you address your current networking challenges while also reducing costs, streamlining cumbersome processes and improving performance across the enterprise.

  14. Dell Networking Product Portfolio Guide


    The Dell Networking product portfolio guide offers a complete overview of Dell Networking products and solutions.

  15. Dell Networking Data Center Quick Reference Guide

    A complete overview of Dell Networking data center products and solutions.

  16. Dell Networking Campus Quick Reference Guide

    A complete overview of Dell Networking campus products and solutions.

  17. Dell and Big Switch Networks Big Cloud Fabric


    Learn how Dell and Big Switch Networks deliver modern data center network fabrics with Dell Open Networking switches, Big Switch Networks Big Cloud Fabric™ (BCF) and Dell’s worldwide support.

  18. Solution brief: Dell and Cumulus Networks


    Learn how Dell offers Linux savvy customers greater choice in networking with Cumulus’ full-featured Linux OS to help build, manage and automate massive-capacity, next-generation data center networks.

  19. Solution brief: Dell and Midokura Network Virtualization


    Learn how Dell and Midokura deliver end-to-end convergence with Dell open networking solutions and MidoNet network virtualization software.

  1. Solution Brief: Dell Open Networking and VMware NSX


    With the rise of data center virtualization and cloud deployments, companies are experiencing growth pains where a traditional network architecture is no longer acceptable.

  2. Solution brief: Redefining Your WAN with Broadband

    This document provides details of the Dell and SilverPeak joint solution to build a sofware-defined WAN.

  3. Solution brief: NEC PF6800 SDN Controller Starter Kit


    NEC PF6800 ProgrammableFlow SDN Controller starter kits make it easy to get started with Dell Openflow switch hardware, and true SDN controller software in core-and-pod data center designs.

  4. White Paper: Dell's One Network Strategy is Transforming the Campus

    “In a market full of products that have been designed around maintaining the status quo, there are some vendors who are challenging the norm and bringing products to market that reduce lock-in and provide more flexibility — Dell Networking is one of these.” – Moor Insights & Strategy

  5. Dell Networking Optics Spec Sheet

    Dell provides a robust set of optic and cable options for each of the Ethernet speed ratings. Long- and short-range connectivity options, including simple, cost-effective direct attach cable (DAC) solutions, are suited to a wide range of data center and campus applications.

  6. Article: Open Networking Takes Hold

    The shift toward software-defined networking has created a growing ecosystem poised to deliver exceptional network agility, scalability and manageability.

  7. Article: Is Dell Driving the Open Future of Networking?

    Moor Insights: "Learn how Dell’s focus on driving openness into their products makes them a compelling alternative as IT customers look for change."

  8. Solution brief: Dell and Pluribus Networks


    Learn how Dell and Pluribus Networks help bring more intelligence and programmability with Dell open networking switches, Pluribus Networks NetVisor OS and worldwide support.

  9. Solution brief: Dell and IP Infusion


    Learn how Dell and IP Infusion deliver affordable MPLS virtualization with Dell open networking switches, IP Infusion OcNOS software and worldwide support.

  10. Solution brief: Introducing a robust SDN overlay solution based on Dell infrastructure and Midokura software

    Customers of today’s enterprise and service/web provider organizations around the globe are pushing data centers to their limits for real time services that can keep up with demanding workloads and applications.

  11. Solution brief: Introducing a cost-effective MPLS virtualization solution from Dell and IP Infusion for enterprises

    Today’s enterprise networks are being challenged by demanding applications and users looking for anywhere and anytime connectivity real-time.

  1. Monrif consolidates its data center and acheives energy-efficiency


    Italian publishing group reduces risk of revenue loss and saves time and money on management by consolidating its data centres into one Dell end-to-end infrastructure.

  2. Case Study: Dell and Aerohive Make great connections in China

    Attendees at the Dell Enterprise Forum in Shanghai gained fast and reliable connectivity thanks to an easy-to-manage network.

  3. Education and IT help community thrive: Cardiff and Vale College


    Cardiff and Vale College teams with Dell to empower a new generation of students. Welsh higher learning center launches its state-of-the-art £45 million campus powered by Dell switches and wireless access points.

  4. Case Study: Dell and Aerohive Power the Classroom

    Canadian school district supports web-based instruction with modern wired and wireless networking solutions

  5. TelecityGroup offers flexible cloud solutions with its end-to-end Dell infrastructure


    U.K. data centre provider takes business into new markets with dedicated private and shared cloud offerings based on Dell blade servers and Dell storage.

  6. Service King expands its business with an end-to-end Dell environment


    Collision repair service uses an end-to-end Dell technology solution and boosts application performance by 300 percent. As a result, customer waiting time shortens as help service advisors save 20 minutes per customer, and the business grows overall.

  7. Midokura Japan keeps pace with growth via open source private cloud


    A provider of virtual networks builds its global customer base by using a private cloud solution built on Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell Networking open networking switches and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

  8. Star Kay White keeps its supply chain agile with end-to-end Dell infrastructure


    Food and flavorings manufacturer drives growth and savings by increasing its agility and efficiency in filling commercial requests with a more reliable, future-proof infrastructure that includes Dell storage, networking, firewalls, desktops and services.

  9. Arizona State University creates next-generation high-performance computing


    Life science researchers get answers from genomic big data weeks faster, simplify collaboration and increase potential for scientific breakthroughs with a cluster that supports HPC, big data and massively parallel processing using Dell technologies.

  10. Bonneville School District improves network with a Dell Active Fabric solution


    By deploying a Dell Networking Active Fabric solution, a K-12 school district is helping kids achieve more with instant access to online tools via various devices, boosting savings and safety, and reducing the time IT staff spend managing IT by 75 percent.

  11. CloudRunner partners with Dell to bring its ITaaS solution to market


    When a major provider of IT as a service to managed service providers for resale designed and built its cloud infrastructure, it eliminated upfront capital costs and cut time-to-market by months using Dell as its one source of equipment and expertise.

  12. Distributech cuts costs and boosts availability with an end-to-end Dell solution


    To support availability and growth of its SaaS offerings, a major communications firm deployed a Dell end-to-end infrastructure that cut its IT footprint by 75 percent, energy use by 50 percent and annual IT staff demands by 1,000 hours.

  13. AeroMéxico Delta TechOps turns to Dell for their enterprise environment


    Largest airline maintenance company in Latin America worked with Dell to design and deploy a complete IT infrastructure in four months.

  14. Royal Opera House installs new technology end-to-end


    Over the course of a year, the Royal Opera House in London transformed its IT from desktop to data centre and forged a strategic relationship with Dell on the way, allowing it to remain a leader in the arts.

  15. Elmcroft Senior Living prepares for the future with end-to-end solutions


    Senior living facility upgrades and consolidates a once-fragmented IT infrastructure across 102 locations in 19 states with an end-to-end Dell solution, improving patient care and staff efficiency while simplifying IT administration and reducing costs.

  16. Norwich University of the Arts adds Wi-Fi to its end-to-end Dell environment


    A leading university for the arts in the U.K. clears the way for continued expansion with a fast, reliable and scalable wireless network built on Dell W-Series technology and backed by a Dell end-to-end infrastructure.

  17. Stadtwerke Pforzheim GmbH & Co. KG refreshes its data center


    Energy company in Germany creates highly available, virtualized IT infrastructure with Dell partner abtis and end-to-end solution from Dell, featuring Dell servers, storage, networking, software, client devices and a Dell wireless network.

  18. How Dell Does IT: Public WiFi Network Solutions


    Dell deploys a temporary network for Dell World 2014 to give 4,800 attendees a firsthand experience with its fast and reliable end-to-end wired and WiFi networking solutions including next-generation management and security tools.

  19. Public Utility Commission of Texas updates call center with new Dell technology


    Texas utility commission implements new Dell Networking technology, Dell SonicWALL firewalls and the Dell KACE 1000 Systems Management Appliance to ensure stability and streamline processes.

  20. Middlesbrough College adds flexibility with a wireless, any-device environment


    To provide staff and students with fast, secure wireless access, a large collegein the UK upgraded its network with Dell Networking access points, a ClearPass controller and a SonicWALL SuperMassive Firewall. Now, users can bring in any device.

  21. Mission Consolidated ISD improves wireless infrastructure in the classroom


    Independent school district in Texas enhances learning for thousands of students and eases mobile-device management by deploying a new Dell wireless infrastructure.

  22. How Dell Does IT: Campus Networking


    Dell IT switched the infrastructure at its Slovakia site from Cisco to Dell Networking technologies to support modern applications, deliver seamless WiFi capabilities, cut costs and develop a model for future LAN deployments.

  23. ICM Netsystems keeps pace with innovation by creating a data superhighway


    An IT services provider in Spain makes its data centre future-ready with an open networking solution from Dell that increases innovation by 20 percent, drives business growth by an additional 35 percent, and boosts IT efficiency by 20 percent.

  24. Itconic expands its business with a scalable, public IaaS cloud


    A leading provider of IT services to companies across the Iberian Peninsula drives expansion through a range of cloud services delivered via Dell’s end-to-end platform, featuring blade servers, storage and networking.

  25. eBook: The Path is Open to Software-Defined Networking


    Summary of customer success stories using Dell Open Networking switches. This solution includes highly reliable, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to run your choice of software. However, you can save time and money by selecting options that are prequalified to run on a Dell Open Networking solution.

  26. Strengthening connections across campus

    John A. Logan College needed to increase wireless coverage and upgrade its IT infrastructure to support new web-based services. They deployed Dell wired and wireless technologies, servers with Intel® technology, storage arrays and firewalls to add data center capacity, boost campus network performance and wireless coverage, and ensure a secure experience for users.

  27. Service King teams with Dell EMC and Silver Peak to expand their network


    Service King accelerates expansion and boosts network performance with Silver Peak SD-WAN and Dell Networking solutions.

  1. Sasser Companies Busy Employees Have More Time for Fun

    Learn how Sasser Companies deployed the Dell Networking X1052P to support their expanding network requirements and dramatically decrease trouble ticket calls.

  2. FFA Architecture and Interiors

    Learn how FFA Architects and Interiors deployed the Dell Networking X1026P ethernet switch to support their entire network of wireless devices, desktops, and advanced app

  3. Modernize and Transform Your Network

    Today's modern applications call for new thinking about network architecture. Based on open standards, Dell Networking solutions free you from outdated approaches.

  4. Dell Networking N-Series

    Learn more about the Dell Networking series of 1/10GbE Layer 3 switches.

  5. Dell Networking X-Series

    Learn more about the Dell Networking series of 1/10GbE smart managed switches.

  6. Dell Networking Z9500 Switch

    Learn moreabout the Dell Networking Z9500 high density core switch.

  7. Bronto Software


    Bronto Software delivers customer analytics with an easy to manage, high-performance and resilient Dell Networking platform.

  8. Tulane University Helps Speed Discovery with Dell Networking

    ​In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University sought to advance their institution’s research programs in a partnership with Dell and Intel.

  9. Cornell University, Gates Hall - Video


    Cornell University university partnered with Dell and Intel to deploy a Software Defined Network running over OpenFlow using Dell s4810 switches, improving the performance, reliability and security of network applications while preserving traditional network connections on the same hardware.

  10. Medallia - Video


    Software development firm supports its big data analytics platform with Dell open networking switches, providing high throughput and efficient data processing.