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Dell shares networking portfolio with Malaysian enterprise campus and small business

AvantiKumar | Sept. 17, 2012
PowerConnect 8100 switch family will help manage the challenge of rich media, user communications and collaborations.

Dell - KT Ong, GM, Commercial Business, Dell Sales Malaysia

PHOTO - Dell - KT Ong, GM, commercial business, Dell Sales Malaysia.


Computer firm Dell Malaysia has extended its networking portfolio to network managers of enterprise campus and small business, it said.

Speaking on 10 September 2012, Dell Sales Malaysia general manager, commercial business, K.T. Ong, said its PowerConnect 8100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch family would help roll out applications, scale operations and reduce costs for enterprise campus and small core, mid-market network infrastructures.

Ong said that the rapid growth of rich media, communications and heavy business workloads has placed more pressure on network managers in these sectors.

"We're investing significantly in our networking portfolio, including PowerConnect and Force10, to provide customers a full 10 and 40GbE networking solution from the campus to the data centre," he said. "With a broad portfolio of network solutions to complement Dell servers, a storage and end user device, Dell is delivering innovative and streamlined solutions."

Ong said that customers could replace older core and aggregation layers with scalable, higher-density solutions for the flexibility to step up to 10GbE and 40GbE infrastructures. "The new switches allow a complete end-to-end 10GbE solution, featuring Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers with 10GbE onboard, as well as Dell EqualLogic and Dell Compellent 10GbE storage arrays."

The PowerConnect 8100 Series has been built on Dell's Virtual Networking Architecture (VNA), which delivered an open networking framework, offering more efficient IT infrastructure and workload intelligence for data centres and campus environments, he said.


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