Showing posts with label Dell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dell. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dell SonicWALL TZ Analyzes Encrypted SSL Traffic

Dell introduced new SonicWALL TZ Series firewalls with the ability to analyze encrypted SSL traffic, and an integrated wireless controller.

The new TZ firewalls, which are aimed at small businesses and large, multi-site distributed organizations, leverages multi-core security processors for high-performance Unified Threat Management (UTM).

The company cites intrusion prevention speeds of up to 1.1Gbps. Offering 1GbE network interfaces in a compact desktop form-factor appliance, the Dell SonicWALL TZ Series delivers anti-malware protection, intrusion prevention, content and URL filtering, application control, and secure mobile access for laptops, smartphones and tablets. With the SonicWALL Mobile Connect unified client, the new TZs provide secure mobile access to Google Android, Mac OS X, Kindle Fire and laptop users. The integrated, secure wireless controller in the new TZ Series supports the high-speed 802.11ac wireless standard.

Dell said the patented reassembly-free deep packet inspection engine allows the SonicWALL TZ Series to scan every byte of every packet on all ports and protocols with almost zero latency.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dell Intros New Open Data Center Switches

Dell Networking introduced three new open switches for data centers and featuring support for the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) to allow for a zero-touch install of all pre-qualified operating systems, including Dell Networking OS9 and third party options.


Dell said the rollout reinforces its strategy to pursue open architectures in the new era of software-defined data centers.

"These advancements are another example of Dell helping our customers to future proof and accelerate the financial and performance rewards the software-defined data center promises," said Arpit Joshipura, vice president, product management and strategy, Dell Networking. "The new products announced today offer customers complete flexibility to take advantage of open networking environments and new computing models as well as the revenue streams these network infrastructures will allow."

The rollout includes:

Dell Networking Z9100-ON - a 100GbE fabric switch in a 1RU fixed form factor for aggregation and access layers. It and offers multi-rate switching (10/25/40/50/100GbE). The Z9100 is designed for cloud, HPC and Web 2.0 applications that require a range of options in switching rates in high-density environments and excels in Big Data analysis and where high performance, low latency requirements exist. The fabric switch offers up to seven times the density per RU versus a competing switch.1

Dell Networking S4048-ON - a low-latency 10/40GbE Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch designed for the software-defined data center. It offers advanced features supporting large hardware tables, VXLAN and expanding buffering. It is designed for Web and Cloud service providers with Linux and open source-heavy environments. The S4048 provides a low latency 10GbE switching in HPC and business sensitive deployments that require the highest bandwidth and low latency, while cutting in half the latency versus a competing switch.

Dell Networking S3048-ON - designed for enterprise and mid-market customers with an existing 1GbE installed base. It is Dell’s first entry into 1GbE open networking switching. The S3048 is a ToR equipped with next-generation 1GbE silicon, a complete OS9 feature set including VLT, OpenFlow, Open Automation, Cloud Stack integration with OpenStack, Microsoft, VMware, Docker and others, while offering up to half the power consumption and costs up to 50 percent less than the current generation of Dell 1GbE switches.

Dell today also announced IP Infusion, Inc. as a new ecosystem partner in support of its Open Networking initiative.

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/press-releases/2015-04-23-dell-networking-data-center-innovation

Open Switches for SDN Data Centers

Arpit Joshipura discusses Dell's pursuit of open architectures and its newly launched switches for software-defined data centers, saying the disaggregation of hardware and software allows for faster innovation from all sides. Dell is introducing new switches with port speeds from 1G to 100G.  The openness allows for Dell's own OS or third-party implementations such as Big Switch, Cumulus and IP Infusion.

Filmed at NetEvent's Cloud Innovation Summit in Tiburon, California.

See video:  https://youtu.be/UioGzGx3Xg8

Sunday, April 19, 2015

@Napatech Video: Accelerating Time-to-Market with Dell OEM

The Napatech Acceleration Platform is a pre-integrated hardware platform suitable for development of high-performance network management and security appliance products.

Based on Napatech accelerators for network analysis, the Napatech Acceleration Platform enables vendors of appliances to significantly reduce time-to-market with a reliable, pre-tested and pre-integrated product that can meet the most challenging analysis requirements.

See video: https://youtu.be/i9CV61UtpIU


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dell and Red Hat Announce OpenStack Cloud Solution

Dell and Red Hat announced a co-engineered, enterprise-grade private-cloud solution based on OpenStack.

The Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution combines Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Dell PowerEdge R630 and R730xd high-density rack servers, which offer a hyper-dense memory, storage flexibility and a compact footprint. It could be used for hosting massively scalable Red Hat Ceph Storage.

This latest release of the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution stems from a longstanding collaboration between the two companies, and joint engineering within the OpenStack community.

“Enterprise customers are requiring robust and rapidly scalable cloud infrastructures that deliver business results,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Dell Engineered Solutions and Cloud. “Dell and Red Hat continue to jointly deliver cost effective, open source-based cloud computing solutions that provide greater agility to our customers, and this newest version of the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution leverages best of breed technology from both companies to do so.”

http://www.dell.com
http://www.redhad.com

Monday, April 6, 2015

Dell Intros X-Series Smart-Managed 1GbE and 10GbE Switches for SMBs

Dell introduced a new X-Series family of smart-managed 1GbE and 10GbE switches for small and medium-sized businesses. The new product provide work flow management, traffic visibility and real-time control to optimize cloud and onsite network applications.  Dell is also expanding its N-Series family of fully managed 1GbE switches with Layer 2/3 capability designed for smaller networks. The switches utilize a comprehensive enterprise-class Layer 2/3 feature set, common command-line interface (CLI) for consistent management and standard 10GbE SFP+ transceivers and cables for stacking, providing up to 200 1GbE ports in a 4-unit stack.

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/press-releases/2015-04-06-dell-networking-smb

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dell Hires a Cisco Exec as CTO of its Enterprise Solutions Group

Dell announced the appointment of Paul Pérez as Chief Technology Officer of its Enterprise Solutions Group, where he will focus on leading the architecture, design and build-out of the next wave of Dell’s future-ready data center technologies. He joins Dell from Cisco Systems where he most recently served as vice president and general manager for the company’s Computing Systems Product Group, responsible for the UCS server and management portfolio. Also at Cisco, Mr. Pérez served as Chief Technology Officer for its Data Centre Business Group, where he oversaw the company’s technology strategy for converged infrastructure, virtualization and private cloud automation. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Pérez was the Chief Technologist at Hewlett-Packard for its ProLiant and BladeSystem infrastructure.

Dell also announced that Rory P. Read will become Chief Operating Officer and President of Worldwide Commercial Sales and will have responsibility for Dell’s global go-to-market initiatives, omni-channel sales planning and enablement. He joins Dell after a 30-year career with global technology companies such as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Lenovo and IBM. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President at AMD, Chief Operating Officer and President at Lenovo, and had IBM Business Services leadership responsibilities in the Asia-Pacific region. He is an accomplished industry executive who has led companies through rapid growth and evolving markets.

http://www.dell.com

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dell SecureWorks Launches Malware Protection Service

Dell SecureWorks launched a fully managed security service designed to rapidly detect advanced threat actor activity on networks.

The Advanced Malware Protection and Detection (AMPD) service combines threat intelligence from Dell SecureWorks and Lastline's malware defense platform. Dell SecureWorks continuously monitors and inspects email, file and Web traffic on an organization’s network using purpose-built appliances. Suspicious traffic is further reviewed by advanced analysis engines hosted at Dell SecureWorks. AMPD technology is combined with the CTU-powered intelligence capabilities of a specialized security analyst team that rapidly detects, analyzes and diagnoses threats, and provides focused guidance on their removal.

“Once organizations are alerted to suspicious activity, they must rapidly respond to determine with a high degree of confidence about the level of threat in order to minimize potential impact,” said retired Col. Barry R. Hensley, executive director of the Counter Threat Unit at Dell SecureWorks. “Security teams that often use open-source intelligence for research on threat indicators alerted by their own security controls often draw the wrong conclusion on what the threat actually is. That leads to misguided actions and wasted time while an adversary remains undetected with unfettered access to their networks.”

http://www.secureworks.com

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dell Adds Midokura as Network Virtualization Overlay Option for OpenStack

Dell has added Midokura to its Open Networking initiative to include Midokura.  The deal includes a joint go-to-market program, validated reference architecture and global reseller agreement.

Midokura’s Enterprise MidoNet software will now be available on Dell infrastructure, delivering a network virtualization overlay for OpenStack that helps enterprise customers and service providers create an agile cloud networking infrastructure based on open technologies.

MidoNet is a software-based, highly-distributed network virtualization system that allows service providers and enterprises to build, run and manage virtual networks with increased control and flexibility. Leveraging industry standards and existing infrastructure, MidoNet provides network agility and scalability while helping reduce costs.

Dell said MidoNet fits well with its existing partnership with Cumulus Networks for its Linux operating system. The Dell, Cumulus Networks and Midokura solution enables a growing number of service providers and enterprise customers to provision scalable virtual networks to connect to physical workloads in a matter of minutes. Midokura MidoNet leverages Dell switches to facilitate network traffic flows from virtual machines to non-virtualized, physical workloads such as high-performance databases, email servers and legacy systems at line rate.

What this shows is that we’re actively connecting the dots with like-minded companies to upend the traditional, black-box model of networking,” said Tom Burns, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking. “That old model is too rigid, too locked and too slow to innovate. Dell’s Open Networking initiative is about being open, flexible and software-defined to help maximize our customers’ application environments.”

“Midokura, like Dell, is committed to expanding the Open Networking initiative to meet the needs of today’s modern enterprises and help deliver an open foundation for compute, storage and networking infrastructure,” said Dan Mihai Dumitriu, CEO and co-founder, Midokura. “We’ve already successfully teamed up with Dell to bridge virtual and physical networks and we look forward to deepening our collaboration to create an open, converged infrastructure for enterprises to support clouds that are easy to scale and operate.”

http://www.dell.com
http://www.midokura.com

In November, Midokura announced a move to an open source model for its MidoNet network virtualization solution designed for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds.

MidoNet is a highly distributed, de-centralized, multi-layer software-defined virtual network solution for the OpenStack Community. It replaces default OVS plugin from OpenStack deployments and offers a much more scalable and efficient networking solution for highly virtualized and cloud environments. MidoNet also provides L2-L4 services that are distributed at the network edge.

All of the code behind MidoNet is now available under the Apache 2.0 license, letting anyone in the popular and rapidly growing OpenStack community use, distribute and build on the technology, as well as submit back to the project. Midokura said it is committed to building a non-vendor driven community around the project and has dedicated resources to building and supporting a community of MidoNet users, including new staffing, a website and community infrastructure.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dell, Brocade and Intel Collaborate on Open-standard NFV

Dell, Brocade and Intel have collaborated to deliver new NFV solutions for telecom service providers.

Specifically, Dell has added the Brocade Vyatta vRouter software to its newly introduced NFV platform, which is powered by Intel’s Data Plane Developers Kit (DPDK) and the Xeon E5-2600v3 processor.

Brocade’s latest vRouter (v5600) is the first 10Gbps+ virtual router capable of providing advanced routing in software.  It leverages the Intel DPDK to outperform the previous generation (v5400) and features high-performance virtual routing, stateful firewall, VPN functions and Layer4-7 application delivery service.

http://www.dell.com
http://www.brocade.com

  • In October, Dell introduced its deployment-ready NFV platform, which consists of its new Intel Xeon-powered 13th generation PowerEdge servers, Dell Open Networking, and software from open ecosystem partners and open source distributions. The platform also includes foundational software and open interfaces for Management and Orchestration (MANO) for simple operation and ease of integration.  Key marketing points:

  • Open and Standard: The Dell NFV platform is built on Dell PowerEdge servers with the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 processors combined with the innovative open networking platforms and a rich set of open interfaces ensuring maximum interoperability, manageability, and investment protection.  
  • Scalable in Any Direction: The Dell NFV platform can scale easily—up, down, or out—to accommodate a wide range of design goals, service capabilities and environmental conditions from small, unstaffed points-of-presences, to central office environments, and to hyperscale data centers. This includes options for Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) platforms, Fresh-Air systems and modular/containerized solutions.
  • Driving Open Source Innovation: The Dell NFV platform aims to provide a choice of software stack to complement Dell’s infrastructure and management software. This announcement extends Dell’s collaboration with Red Hat to co-engineer OpenStack-based NFV and SDN solutions specifically for the telecommunications industry.  
  • Open Partner Ecosystem: Dell will foster an open partner ecosystem and welcomes participation and engagement without exclusivity across all functional areas. 
  • Dell is making contributions to the Open Compute Project for disaggregating server elements
  • Dell is backing the Linux Foundation’s Open Platform NFV Project (OPNFV) enabling open source reference implementations.
  • Dell and Red Hat will make NFV test equipment available in their respective customer labs to demonstrate their joint offering.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dell Debuts Data Center Platforms

Dell introduced 3 key products aimed at software-defined data center transformation:

Dell PowerEdge FX converged architecture which targets optimal modularity and scalability. A 2U rack-based converged chassis offers shared cooling, power, networking, management and PCIe expansion slots. The FX2’s multi-fabric design allows FX servers to efficiently handle all types of storage traffic — SAN, DAS and NAS — with IO that is optimized for the DAS/vSAN storage environments

Dell Storage SC4020 Entry-Level All-Flash configuration, an all-flash storage array for $25,000. It  ships with six 480GB enterprise-class read-intensive SSDs, providing over 2.8TB raw flash capacity. The system can be expanded to 24 SSD drives in the 2U chassis.

Dell Storage PS4210 Series  -- 10GbE iSCSI array for small and mid-size deployments;

Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances for integrated compute and enterprise storage -- a single chassis for compute/storage and powered by Nutanix software for scale-out applications. With the Nutanix Distributed File System (NDFS) running on each appliance, HDDs and SSDs can be aggregated across all nodes, with automatic compression and deduplication to increase effective storage capacity.

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/secure/2014-11-05-dell-future-ready-it-transform-data-center

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Napatech Delivers Network Appliance Acceleration for Dell OEM

Napatech released a pre-integrated, pre-tested platform for appliance development based on Dell PowerEdge servers.

The Napatech Acceleration Platform optimizes network analysis applications to ensure full throughput with zero packet loss under all conditions. Other key features include:

  • Precision time-stamping:  nanosecond-precision time synchronization and time-stamping capabilities.
  • Pre-integrated platform available in two configurations: Napatech Acceleration Platform 40G based on Dell PowerEdge R720 with Napatech NT40E3-4-PTP 4 port 10 Gbps accelerator; and Napatech Acceleration Platform 4G based on Dell PowerEdge R620 with Napatech NT4E2-4-PTP 4 port 1 Gbps accelerator.
  • Customized Dell solutions: Customization options from Dell OEM. 
  • Scalability: Scale beyond four ports with the installation of additional Napatech accelerators without need for changes to application software.

http://www.dell.com/oem
http://www.napatech.com/about/partners/our-solution-partners

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dell Releases its Network Functions Virtualization Platform

Dell introduced its deployment-ready NFV platform, which consists of its new Intel Xeon-powered 13th generation PowerEdge servers, Dell Open Networking, and software from open ecosystem partners and open source distributions. The platform also includes foundational software and open interfaces for Management and Orchestration (MANO) for simple operation and ease of integration.


Key marketing points:

  • Open and Standard: The Dell NFV platform is built on Dell PowerEdge servers with the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 processors combined with the innovative open networking platforms and a rich set of open interfaces ensuring maximum interoperability, manageability, and investment protection.  
  • Scalable in Any Direction: The Dell NFV platform can scale easily—up, down, or out—to accommodate a wide range of design goals, service capabilities and environmental conditions from small, unstaffed points-of-presences, to central office environments, and to hyperscale data centers. This includes options for Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) platforms, Fresh-Air systems and modular/containerized solutions.


  • Driving Open Source Innovation: The Dell NFV platform aims to provide a choice of software stack to complement Dell’s infrastructure and management software. This announcement extends Dell’s collaboration with Red Hat to co-engineer OpenStack-based NFV and SDN solutions specifically for the telecommunications industry.  
  • Open Partner Ecosystem: Dell will foster an open partner ecosystem and welcomes participation and engagement without exclusivity across all functional areas. 
  • Dell is making contributions to the Open Compute Project for disaggregating server elements
  • Dell is backing the Linux Foundation’s Open Platform NFV Project (OPNFV) enabling open source reference implementations.
  • Dell and Red Hat will make NFV test equipment available in their respective customer labs to demonstrate their joint offering.

As part of this announcement, Dell will begin shipping starter kits for early adopter proof-of-concepts (PoCs) and trials. The starter kits are smaller footprint Dell NFV platform implementations designed to jumpstart development and PoC efforts. Two different starter kit configurations are available now; one based around the new PowerEdge R630 1RU compute nodes the other based around the Dell M1000e blade chassis and the new M630 compute blades.

“NFV marks a momentous technology shift – and opportunity – for telecommunications providers. In the past, they had to rely on both highly-proprietary and complex arrangements of dedicated appliances for service delivery. Now, in an increasingly disaggregated world, the technology options can be overwhelming. Dell wants to simplify this and cut through the clutter,” said Marius Haas, Chief Commercial Officer and President, Dell Enterprise Solutions. “Our goal is to deliver the most open, flexible and practical NFV platform by combining our technology with a strong partner ecosystem to help service providers streamline service creation and delivery.”http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/press-releases/2014-10-14-dell-software-open-networking-network-functions-virtualization

NEC Teams with Dell on NFV/SDN

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) announced a collaboration agreement with Dell on a high-performance, highly reliable SDN-enabled fabric solution.

Recently, the companies completed interoperability validation between NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Controller and Dell’s OpenFlow-enabled S-Series switches, helping ensure that the devices worked well together.

“Dell’s SDN strategy is built on providing customers a choice, allowing them to tailor networks to their specific needs. Combining our innovative Dell Networking switching platforms with the leading NEC ProgrammableFlow Controller, we are able to deliver a highly differentiated and cost-effective SDN solution to customers embracing Network Functions Virtualization and OpenFlow technologies,” said Arpit Joshipura, vice president, Product Management & Strategy, Dell Networking.

“As leaders in the networking industry, NEC and Dell are dedicated to providing our customers with more choices and better flexibility when

http://www.necam.com/SDN

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dell, VMware and Cumulus Collaborate on Data Center Networking

Dell and VMware are extending thir relationship to deliver more integrated solutions for network virtualization and open networking in the software-defined data center.

The expanded relationship includes a range of new networking solutions for midmarket, large enterprise and service provider customers, backed by a joint go-to-market initiative, a validated reference architecture and a global reseller agreement.

Both Dell and VMware are working with Cumulus Networks to deliver the VMware NSX network virtualization platform with Cumulus Linux on Dell Networking switches. Additionally, Dell is delivering a fully-tested and validated converged infrastructure solution for midmarket customers that includes VMware NSX.

The solution features the VMware NSX network virtualization platform running on top of Dell servers, networking, and storage infrastructure. Dell’s converged infrastructure includes the Dell PowerEdge M1000e server blade chassis, the Dell Networking 10/40GbE MXL blade switch, S4810 Top of Rack switch and S6000 fabric switches, as well as Dell Storage iSCSI arrays.

“Dell is changing the game in networking with VMware and Cumulus Networks,” said Marius Haas, chief commercial officer and president, Enterprise Solutions. “This announcement extends our commitment to providing customers choice in how they move to a more software-defined data center. Additionally, when two of the largest enterprise IT leaders come together, such as VMware and Dell, to provide the most open, automated and comprehensive solutions - that have been fully-tested and validated - the customer wins. And that is what Dell is all about.”

http://www.dell.com
http://www.vmware.com

  • Earlier this month, Cumulus Networks announced a big milestone for its Linux operating system for data center networking: well over 1 million switch ports worldwide. The company said its customers range in size from webscale to small business across many industries.  Cumulus Networks now supports 16 hardware platforms, two CPU architectures and five hardware vendors. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nutanix Lands OEM Deal with Dell for Data Center Appliances

Dell will offer a new family of converged infrastructure appliances based on Nutanix web-scale technology under an OEM deal announced by the firms.

The companies said the combination of Nutanix’s software running on Dell’s servers delivers a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity to modern data centers.

Specifically, the new Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances will be built with Nutanix software running on Dell PowerEdge servers, and will be available in multiple variants to meet a wide range of price and performance options. The appliances will deliver high-performance converged infrastructure ideal for powering a broad spectrum of popular enterprise use cases, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), virtualized business applications, multi-hypervisor environments and more.

Nutanix’s web-scale software runs on all popular virtualization hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and open source KVM, and is uniquely able to span multiple hypervisors in the same environment. The Dell XC Series appliances are scheduled for availability in the fourth quarter of this year and will be sold by Dell sales teams and channel partners worldwide.

The agreement also includes joint sales, marketing, support and service investments, as well as alignment of product roadmaps.

“Nutanix is a recognized leader in the converged infrastructure market with a software-driven offering that fits with Dell’s efforts to redefine datac enter economics and simplify IT for our customers,” said Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager, Dell Storage. “By combining market-leading infrastructure and software technologies from both companies with Dell’s world-class go-to-market capabilities, we believe our new solutions will be positioned to be a significant player in the growing, multi-billion dollar converged infrastructure market.”

http://www.nutanix.com/2014/06/24/nutanix-announces-global-agreement-with-dell/


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Video: Getting to 400 GbE

An official IEEE P802.3bs Task Force has been formed to develop a 400 Gbp Ethernet standard for 100m over multimode fiber, as well as 500m, 2km, and 10km over singlemode fiber.

A number of technical and architectural issues, as described in this video, are up for discussion in the Task Force.

John D'Ambrosia, Chairman of the Ethernet Alliance and Chief Ethernet Evangelist at Dell, is looking for ratification in early 2017.


See video:  http://youtu.be/_iUoYwohzeM



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dell Charts a Cloud-agnostic and Open Approach

Dell reaffirmed its commitment to open, standards-based architectures on which to build public, private and hybrid clouds.

Dell highlighted an enterprise-ready OpenStack-based private cloud solutions that it has co-engineered with Red Hat. As part of the expanded relationship, Dell was the first company to OEM Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. In addition, Dell announced support for Docker containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

In addition, Dell has partnerships with public cloud infrastructure providers like Google, Microsoft and CenturyLink, among others.

“At Dell, our cloud solutions are based on open architectures with no proprietary lock in. Customers get choice, flexibility and the maximum benefit from their investment,” said Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell. “Our partnerships with companies like Red Hat further demonstrate that Dell is the only truly open cloud vendor that’s helping customers design, build and manage across public, private and hybrid clouds.”

“Open source is the backbone of the cloud, and the cloud is inherently hybrid,” said Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO, Red Hat. “Our continued collaboration with Dell is about bringing the open hybrid cloud to the enterprise. Industry feedback on our collaboration has been outstanding, and I’m excited to continue working together to bring the value and power of OpenStack – and now OpenShift – to even more enterprises around the world.”

http://www.dell.com

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dell Taps Big Switch for SDN-Enabled Fabric Monitoring

Dell announced a reseller agreement with Big Switch Networks targeting next-generation SDN fabric monitoring.

Specifically, Dell will offer Big Switch Networks’ Switch Light OS on Dell Networking’s Ethernet switching portfolio, starting with the S4810 and S6000 series. Dell will also offer Big Switch Networks’ production-ready SDN controller applications starting with the Big Tap Monitoring – an innovative new SDN-based network monitoring solution unlocking hidden customer value and helping solve an age-old, costly networking challenge.

Dell said the deal extends its vision of a new, disaggregated model for networking hardware and software. The Big Switch Big Tap Monitoring provides an SDN-enabled fabric monitoring solution that empowers tapping network traffic everywhere and delivering it to security and other appliances to:
expand choice and capabilities for customers looking for best-of-breed Ethernet switch hardware, OS and SDN apps;
enable a range of next-generation SDN solutions; and
realize operational simplification for management, control and policies.

“Dell’s push into open networking, and this announcement with Big Switch and other vendors, are great examples of original thinking and innovation coming from the new Dell, “said Tom Burns, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking. “We’re seeing tremendous initial customer interest, especially among certain verticals such as large financials, Web 2.0 and mobile service providers. It’s drawing Dell Networking into additional business discussions where many customers may not have considered Dell before.”

“The early adopters of SDN were largely the hyper scale players. But with the advent of initiatives such as Open Networking from Dell, the path for all enterprises to enjoy the benefits of SDN is getting easier,” said Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks. “The joint solutions coming from the Dell and Big Switch partnership will bring hyperscale data center design and choice to a broader audience.”

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/secure/2014-04-24-dell-sdn-network-monitoring-big-switch
http://bigswitch.com/bigswitch-dell-partnership-announcement

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dell and Red Hat Team on OpenStack Private Clouds

Dell announced a partnership with Red Hat to offer enterprise-grade, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack.

The Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, addresses enterprise customer demand for more flexible, elastic and dynamic IT services to support and host non-business critical applications – including mobile, social and analytics – and dev/test environments.

The companies also have extended their collaboration to enable the compatibility, portability and reliability for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings that enterprise customers need as they build public, private and hybrid cloud environments.

http://www.dell.com

See also