Dell’s Virtual Network Architecture: Our Point of View

It’s time to re-think networking.

Today, companies are faced with an explosion of data growth.  Applications have been migrated from laptops to “the cloud,” while an increasingly mobile workforce demands ubiquitous, secure access to all resources from any device. The proliferation of cloud, virtualization, mobility & traffic growth requires that businesses have to become more agile and flexible just to keep up.

This requires a new approach. Dell’s Virtual Network Architecture (VNA) is built for today’s dynamic IT environments and positions the network as an enabler for business; one that intelligently connects you to the workloads, applications and data you need to effectively grow your business.

An open framework for efficient IT infrastructure and workload intelligence, VNA allows customers to achieve more, get real results faster and maximize efficiency through…

  • Dell Virtual Network ArchitectureFabrics that fit so customers can scale up and out performance for all types of data centers and campus environments. Customers have the ability to use low power, small form factor systems with distributed core (video) or scale to larger chassis systems as their performance and density needs require.
  • Virtualized services that are the foundation of Dell FTOS and the Open Automation framework which provides for server-like plug and play networking.
  • Simplifying the complex through tighter solution integration by using end to end 10Gb Ethernet solutions with Dell servers (@Dell_Servers), storage (@Dell_Storage), and networking that enables customers to realize the full power of 10Gb Ethernet in their IT environments.
  • Mobilizing users by enabling networking for the campus, remote facilities, corporate issued devices or a personal device, like smartphones and tablets. (Dell Wireless Networking Video

For Dell Networking, we’re happy to announce that we have fully integrated Force10 Networks and are accelerating our product, solutions and sales efforts.  In the six months since acquiring Force10 Networks, Dell has dramatically extended the availability of Force10 products like the Dell Force10 Z9000 (video) worldwide. The Dell Force10 products, technology and engineering have and will continue to play a critical role in Dell VNA.

Throughout 2012, Dell Networking will continue to exhibit technology leadership through a number of product launches from Force10, PowerConnect and M-Series Blade IO.  We will feature these at upcoming events including Interop and Dell Storage Forum.  We’d like to invite you to come visit us at these events.

For detailed information on Dell Networking and VNA, visit Dell TechCenter where you can find these and other resources…

 Continue the conversation on twitter by following @DellNetworking and hashtags #DoMoreIT and  #DellVNA.

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