Dell extends Open Networking to new boundaries

Today, we’re announcing the next leap forward in non-proprietary, open standards networking technology for the datacenter. Over a year ago, we launched our first open networking products – disaggregating network switching software and hardware and breaking down the monolithic, proprietary environments that have dominated networking. We’ve received very positive feedback from the analyst community and have been recognized as an innovative and disruptive data center networking vendor in today’s networking market.

Our customers have embraced this approach as well. “We run our enterprise on Linux and are excited to unlock the benefits of open source technology to improve our networking operations,” said Karl Armani, Head of Infrastructure and Operations at Medallia. “We chose Dell Networking because Dell offers unparalleled support and top notch engineering at an extremely competitive price point.”

We’re continuing our tradition of making the latest technology affordable and available to hundreds of millions of customers by introducing the Dell Networking Z9100-ON switch – offering 32 ports of 100GbE in just 1RU and multi-rate capabilities unseen in the market till now. The Z9100-ON provides 32 ports of 100GbE, 64 ports of 40GbE, 64 ports of 50GbE, 128 ports of 10GbE, or 128 ports of 25GbE all within a single RU switch for unprecedented choice and flexibility. With 32 ports of 100GbE in a single RU, the Z9100-ON provides 100GbE at 7x higher density per RU than the Cisco Nexus 9504.  We’re also introducing two additional open networking switches, the S3048-ON and the S4048-ON, providing 1/10/40GbE.

Dell Networking Z9100-ON fabric switch

Additionally, we’re excited to announce a new open networking software partner, IP Infusion. In addition to Cumulus, and BigSwitch,  IP Infusion  gives customers an additional third party operating system option for Dell’s open networking switches  Customers will continue to be able to have the option of using Dell’s own operating system, the Dell Networking OS9.

Check out the video below and follow us on Twitter @DellNetworking to learn more about these exciting new open networking products.

About the Author: Kevin Oliver

Kevin Oliver is a product marketing manager for PowerEdge servers, with responsibility for emerging rack server offerings. Kevin’s prior work at Dell includes software defined, converged, and data center networking as well as M&A marketing integration. Additional previous work experience include Asia marketing management for National Instruments and Asia developer relations marketing for Intel.