• Dell introduces new X-Series family of smart-managed 1GbE and 10GbE switches with intuitive work flow management, traffic visibility and real-time control to optimize cloud and onsite network applications;
• Dell expands the N-Series family of fully managed 1GbE switches with Layer 2/3 capability designed for smaller networks;
• Dell continues commitment to the W-series wireless portfolio with extended support.
Dell today announced an enhanced networking portfolio designed specifically to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, including the new X-series family of smart managed switches and an expanded N-series family with the addition of the Dell N1500 for smaller fully managed environments.
Distributed, global workforces have given rise to increased mobile and cloud computing. This, combined with the rise in data analytics, has caused businesses to experience a data deluge. IT departments of all sizes are looking to create a network infrastructure that is able to manage this new generation of computing and workload processing but are often constrained by limited resources. To provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with a competitive edge and the ability to grow their networks at a flexible and affordable rate, Dell has introduced these innovative networking solutions that combine cost effective, enterprise-level network control with consumer like ease.
"Dell brings decades of experience delivering enterprise-class features in technology solutions specifically designed for small and medium-sized customers," said Arpit Joshipura, vice president, Strategy and Product Management, Dell Networking. "Today’s announcement is another example of our commitment to enable customers to break free of outdated networking paradigms."
Dell Networking X-Series
The Dell Networking X-Series is a family of smart web-managed 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10GbE switches specifically designed for SMBs that offer intuitive, enterprise-class features, as well as multiple flexible configurations. SMB customers can enjoy advanced network management without requiring professional IT support thanks to step-by-step wizards and customizable dashboards that make configuration, calibration and troubleshooting quick and accurate.
Dell Networking N1500
The Dell Networking N1500 family offers fully managed 1GbE switches optimized 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. SMBs can deploy a secure network that is optimized for VoIP and social environments, and prioritize network traffic for maximum efficiency.
Dell Networking W-series wireless support
To reassure wireless customers and partners, Dell announced extended support for the W-series family of wireless access points and controllers. Dell is committed to supporting the W-series without interruption throughout the product lifecycle.
• The Dell Networking X-Series is available for order now.
• The Dell Networking N1500 will be available this summer.
• Dell Networking solutions are available through channel partners worldwide.
"Dell is on the right track with the expansion of their current offerings targeting the SMB market to provide optimized solutions for every size network. Companies of all sizes can easily scale and deploy the next generation of applications and services to make them more competitive in today’s global marketplace. The N-series managed switches have allowed us to modernize and scale our network as our requirements become more complex. " Matthew Bloom, IT Director, Dakkota Systems
"As a Dell Premier Partner, we are excited to see the release of the X-series and the N1500 switches. This will provide new opportunities for our mid-market customers and enable us to continue the growth of our Dell partnership," Karen Penticost, Director Vendor Relations, CorpIT Solutions.
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