Enterprise Data enter Network Gartner’s latest research shows that new fixed form factor switches can reduce the data center core network's longstanding reliance on costlier and oversized chassis-based switches. Please read on to learn more about Gartner’s perspective and recommendations for what network managers need to know about rightsizing the enterprise data center network.

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At Dell we see our customers’ data centers, both big and small, transforming against a backdrop of changing workload requirements, virtualization technologies, and cloud architectures. Technology advancements and changing business needs are driving this transformation and changing the way in which Data Center networks are architected and the principle technology building blocks applied. Dell Networking was early to recognize this shift, delivering innovative new fabric architectures based on fixed form-factor switching elements that can fundamentally change the cost-structures and capabilities of Data Center networking.