Dell expands networking portfolio

Dell has released new PowerConnect 8100 managed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches to the channel.

With this release Dell is offering the channel building blocks to deploy applications that can scale for customers in hopes of reducing cost. The new additions to the PowerConnect line are high-density switch solutions designed to streamline deployments for enterprise campus and small core, mid-market network infrastructures.

According to Dell, with the rapid growth of rich media, communications and heavy business workloads, campus and small business networks are under increased pressure to improve productivity, maximize efficiency and simplify management. Dell designed the new PowerConnect 8100 Series to meet customer demand for networking solutions that deliver a combination of scalability, performance, operational simplicity, and cost-effectiveness in 24/7 operations.

Dario Zamarian, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking, said the company is investing significantly in its networking portfolio, including PowerConnect and Force10, to provide customers a full 10 and 40GbE networking solution from the campus to the data centre.

The PowerConnect 8100 Series is available worldwide from Dell and its global PartnerDirect channel partners immediately. Pricing starts at $11,628.

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