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Dell Malaysia turns up open networking dial in datacentre arena with OS10

AvantiKumar | Jan. 26, 2016
New disaggregated software should deliver more customer choice in the datacentre space, said Dell's William Tan.

William Tan, head of Enterprise Solutions, Dell Malaysia 

Photo - William Tan, Head of Enterprise Solutions, Dell Malaysia.


Computer and systems company Dell Malaysia said its new Operating System 10 (OS10) will set a new standard for open software modularity and design for large scale datacentres and cloud operators.

"Modern, software-defined, data centres require a fresh approach to operations - not just for the network, but across compute and storage elements as well," said William Tan, head of Enterprise Solutions, Dell Malaysia.

"We're excited about these new products," said Tan. "OS10 gives customers a future-ready springboard to innovate their networks and data centre infrastructure more quickly and consistently, affording customers greater efficiency and capability at scale.

He said the OS10 software environment strengthened the functionality of modern data centres by disaggregating network software, so customers will have more choice in how software is used throughout IT operations.
He said the open networking initiative's benefits include:
- Base module will leverage unmodified, open-source Linux with platform portability and rich application development environment
- Dell plus third-party applications and programmability are available to tailor software for different use cases and operational models
- This next-generation networking software is designed to introduce new levels of software flexibility and programmability in large-scale data centre environments.

"OS10 represents an interesting new direction for Dell as it continues to extend and enhance its networking portfolio with innovations in software and hardware," said Brad Casemore, research director, Datacenter Networks, IDC.

"It's worth noting that Dell also is looking beyond networking as an operational silo or a discrete domain, anticipating fast-evolving requirements for consumption models, IT operations, and the breaking down of traditional IT silos," Casemore said.

Dell expects OS10 base module will begin shipping in March 2016 and Dell-developed application modules will enter beta testing for release later in the year.


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