Dell Networking at Dell Storage Forum 2012 in London

The Dell Networking team is excited to take part this week in the first Dell Storage Forum London. Throughout the week, Dell will take customers and channel partners through the Fluid Data architecture with demonstrations of our flexible storage and networking platforms and highly scalable file systems.

Dell provides complete storage and networking solutions to store and access data at the highest levels of performance and efficiency.  At Dell Storage Forum, we will showcase several of our new technologies designed for full compatibility with next generation storage infrastructures.

Next Generation Fibre Channel:  As organizations evolve their data centers toward private cloud architectures, they need to consolidate, scale, simplify, and automate their IT resources in order to better serve the business. As business requirements evolve, Dell is helping these customers meet changing requirements by partnering with Brocade to deliver next generation Fibre Channel SAN solutions like the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone and the Brocade 6510 switch.

The Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone is one of the industry’s most powerful SAN backbones, increasing business agility with new levels of scalability, performance, and reliability to support growing private cloud storage requirements.  The Brocade 6510 switch is optimized for cloud environments while being simple and intuitive in operation.  It can be readily deployed by large Enterprises or entry-level SAN customers.

Dell Force10: In Data Center Networking, we will be showcasing the Dell Force10 Z9000 and S60. For high density switching, flexibility and efficiency in your data center, the Z9000 delivers 32 ports of 40GbE in a 2RU form factor. By deploying the Z9000 in a distributed leaf-spine architecture, customers can improve their data center core architecture and eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks.

The Dell Force10 S60 is a high-performance 1/10 GbE access switch optimized for lowering operational costs at the network edge. As the use of bursty applications and services continue to increase, huge spikes in network traffic that can cause network congestion and packet loss also become more common. The S60 is equipped with the industry’s largest packet buffer (1.25 GB), enabling it to deliver lower application latency and maintain predictable network performance even when faced with significant spikes in network traffic.

Dell PowerConnect:  With its new FCoE Transit capability, the Dell PowerConnect 8024 provides customers with the ability to converge their datacenters now or whenever their business demands it.  Along with its blade counterpart, the M8024-k, the PowerConnect 8024 is an Ethernet switch for 10Gigabit throughput and can use FIP snooping to attach to an available converged data center network.

In addition to these product demonstrations, several sessions will be available so that attendees can learn how to get the most out of their storage infrastructure using the latest in Dell Networking.

  • Ethernet for Dell EqualLogic: Recommended Best Practices and Configuration
  • Dell Compellent Fibre Channel Storage Best Practices and Configuration
  • Next Generation Fibre Channel Solutions from Dell & Brocade
  • Dell EqualLogic Replication: Best Practices for Deploying Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
  • Ethernet for Dell EqualLogic: Strategies for Scaling the EqualLogic iSCSI SAN
  • Dell Compellent Mixed Fibre Channel and iSCSI SANs Best Practices and Configuration
  • Dell EqualLogic MPIO Tools for Microsoft Windows, VMware and Linux
  • Dell Force10 Networks SAN Best Practices and Configuration for Performance, Availability and Scalability
  • Ethernet for Dell EqualLogic: Integrating 10Gb and DCB into EqualLogic PS Series SANs
  • Dell Compellent iSCSI SAN Storage Best Practices and Configuration

For more information on these and other networking technologies, please visit the Dell Networking booth or follow @DellNetworking on Twitter. For real-time updates on activity at Dell Storage Forum, search hashtag #DellSF12 on Twitter and check out the Dell Storage Forum Facebook page.

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