Monday, April 23, 2012

Dell Introduces 40 Gigabit Ethernet Blade Server Switch

Dell introduced its first 40 gigabit blade server switch for the Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade system, designed to support demanding workloads in traditional, virtual, public and private cloud environments. The Dell Force10 MXL 10/40GbE switch, which is part of the company's Virtual Network Architecture portfolio, is a Layer 2 and Layer 3 blade switch powered by the Force10 operating system (FTOS), which powers some of the largest and most demanding data center environments in the world providing predictable, reliable network performance while reducing operations and management overhead.


Ethernet switch stacking technology allows up to six switching modules to be aggregated within a single enclosure or spanning multiple enclosures to be managed as one logical device. Data Center Bridging (DCB) support enables a lossless Ethernet fabric for converging storage (iSCSI, Fibre Channel) and data over common infrastructure.

The company also announced Dell Fabric Manager, a new offering designed for configuring, managing and monitoring Dell Distributed Core deployments in data centers. Dell’s Distributed Core architecture – a "spine-and-leaf" data center fabric architecture – offers an alternative to traditional, chassis-based architectures especially in high-performance environments.http://

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