Power Up Your Network, from Edge to Core to Cloud

Another Dell Technologies World is upon us! With it comes the opportunity for us to share the power of our portfolio with customers, partners, media and analysts from around the world. And when it comes to the network, power truly is the name of the game.

Why? Data, and massive amounts of it. As all data center managers know, staying ahead of the traffic demands—and doing it cost-effectively—is a business-critical imperative. It’s also more of a challenge than ever before, particularly as organizations become increasingly reliant on multi/hybrid cloud operations to put data where it needs to be, when it needs to be there, to achieve desired business outcomes.

In line with those demands, today Dell EMC Networking is announcing the Dell EMC PowerSwitch brand for our family of Open Networking switches. We’re powering up customers’ network environments with their choice of OS software, integrated fabric automation with OS10 SmartFabric Services and tight integration with VMware NSX, on industry-leading Dell EMC Networking hardware. Our PowerSwitch portfolio helps customers break free of vendor lock-in and proprietary, monolithic architectures that simply don’t deliver the level of flexibility, cost-effectiveness and scale that’s needed in a multi-cloud world.

We’re also pleased to welcome the two newest members of the PowerSwitch family—the Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5212F-ON, the first in the industry to offer 12x25GbE ports, and the S5224F-ON with 24x25GbE ports. These switches are designed for demanding hyper-converged and software-defined storage environments. The powerful 25GbE ports offer increased performance, lower CAPEX and OPEX, and a future-proof path to 100GbE. These low-density switches deliver 2.5x the performance over existing 10GbE solutions—and in the case of the S5212, deliver that power in half the size!

Both switches support the Open Networking Install Environment (ONIE), which gives customers the choice of running Dell EMC Networking OS10 Enterprise Edition software with integrated SmartFabric Services or approved third-party operating systems.

Choice, flexibility, investment protection, technology that’s designed for today and the future—that’s the power of Open Networking and it’s why we pioneered the disaggregation of networking hardware and software five years ago, disrupting traditional networking. It’s why last year our Networking business grew 2x the market, according to Dell’Oro. It’s why customers look to Dell EMC Networking to transform their IT to deliver the business outcomes they need in this era of data. And it’s why Dell EMC was recognized in 2019 by Gartner Peer Insights with a Customers’ Choice distinction for Data Center networking.

Living on the Edge     

We are also transforming IT at the edge. To help customers modernize and evolve their WANs to handle the demanding requirements of a new, hybrid-cloud world, we are announcing the new Dell EMC SD-WAN Edge powered by VMware. This integrated platform dramatically improves the SD-WAN customer experience by providing a validated and bundled solution that offers a better-together experience completely unique to Dell Technologies.

With VMware’s leadership in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, and Dell EMC’s innovative uCPE hardware, enterprises and service providers will be able to scale their WAN infrastructures more quickly and cost-effectively while reducing complexity.

The Dell EMC SD-WAN Edge powered by VMware, available this summer, will offer the flexibility of subscription options and the ease of a single support number to call. Customers will also be able to take advantage of new SD-WAN consulting services.

The Power of Open Networking

At the edge, core or cloud, this is what Open Networking is all about – giving customers the freedom to choose the right solution for their use cases, the ability to break costly vendor lock-in and the power to keep up with the demand for data in order to drive your business into the future. And we go beyond the hardware and software to help you transform by offering industry-leading global services and support, a world-class sustainable supply chain and a commitment to driving human progress in everything we do. That’s the power of Dell Technologies.

If you’re at Dell Technologies World, be sure to stop by the Dell EMC Networking booth to learn more about how Open Networking can transform your operations. And if not, be sure to check out  www.DellEMC.com/Networking.

About the Author: Tom Burns