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Dell launches new campus and data centre networking solutions

Adrian M. Reodique | May 30, 2016
Dell has collaborated with Aerohive to power the new cloud-managed solution.

Dell Networking has launched new capabilities for campus and data centre environments, including new cloud-managed wired and wireless solutions, Operating System 10, and in-rack platforms for data centre.

"Major trends such as cloud and software-defined create a dynamically changing IT landscape, both on campus and in the data centre," said Mak Chin Wah, General Manager for Enterprise Solutions, South Asia, Dell. "These new Dell Networking solutions help our customers navigate these changes with future-ready architectures, open technology and hyper-scale inspired efficiency."

Dell has collaborated with Aerohive to power the new cloud-managed solution which integrates and manages wired and wireless infrastructure. Dell N-Series switches and Aerohive's access points were also incorporated into its cloud-based management solution HiveManager NG.

"Aerohive and Dell have made strides to deliver a truly unified solution. This integration in HiveManager NG not only gives customers the ability to monitor, but also to configure and push zero-touch deployments from the cloud," said Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst in ZK Research.

The HiveManager NG enables in-depth views of all facets of Dell and Aerohive networking devices. Additionally, Dell has expanded its ProSupport to provide the users with a single point of contract for unified network support. The ProSupport, through a SupportAssist technology, offers a predictive automated support for issue prevention and resolution.

Meanwhile, Dell drives its Open Networking initiative with its Operation System 10 (OS10) development with community building and integration projects, which include Open Compute Project's (OCP) Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) along with its partners Ansible, F5, and Silverpeak.

Dell also introduced new in-rack platform optimised to accelerate 10G deployments in order to harness the latest silicon-based features.

According to Dell, both the S408T-ON and S6010-ON have a design to meet enterprise, mid-size and high-performance computing requirements. They are also ONIE-compliant to provide cloud and Web 2.0 customers with an Open Networking environment with fully-tested and validated third-party operating systems.

The S4048T is designed for 10G Base-T switch for copper-based server and storage connectivity while the S6010 is for demanding data centre environments to provide optimum density and price point.      


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