Customer Successes Showcase Scalability and Flexibility of Modular Switch Infrastructures

first_imgThe speed of business continues at a break-neck pace while adapting new applications, more users and newer infrastructure to manage the growth. At the network level, many businesses have deployed and continue to deploy modular chassis switches to assure capacity and performance for the future.To many customers, modular switches appear as physically larger, more complex to manage, and less feature-rich than stackable switches. Furthermore, stackable switches can be found in most areas of the network, from edge to the core, rendering customers to ponder when and where modular switches should be considered and deployed.Modular switches deliver critical functions and resilient operations for the network, enabling redundancy (redundant power supplies, multiple line cards and dual supervisors) and resiliency to assure maximum uptime in case of a switch or even power failure.Other key benefits include performance (high-bandwidth backplane), room to expand (pay-as-you-grow), and flexible connectivity (mix-and-match line cards with 1GbE, 10GbE, and PoE) within the same chassis.Customers already deploying modular switches realize the value and agility they bring to their business, being deployed as access, aggregation and small core switches for campus and small data centers.The following customers deployed the Dell Networking C-Series family of modular switches (C150 and C300 models) across many different industries:In Healthcare, Won Kwang University Hospital improved the stability of their entire multi-building campus network by upgrading to Dell switches, including the Dell C300 switch for backbones.In High-performance Computing (HPC), TGen – The Translational Genomics Research Institute and LexisNexis deployed Dell C-Series switches for their non-blocking performance and line-rate capability to accelerate workloads and results, in a compact form-factor.In Higher Education, Jeonju University expanded connectivity for students and administration with access to online and mobile learning solutions, using Dell C300 and C150 switches for 10GbE traffic performance.Within the enterprise and services sectors, Beijing TV and Asian Paints focused their efforts on expanding capability with high performance backbones using Dell C-Series platforms, while being assured of redundant operation and network uptime.To further help customers extend their C-Series investment, Dell today announced a new 8-port 10-Gigabit SFP+ line card, to enable higher density, more economical SFP+ connectivity for small and medium businesses, enterprise campus and data center customers. In a C300 switch, customers can readily step up to 64 SFP+ ports of 10GbE for high performance, non-stop networking with open-standards operation.With the Dell Networking C-Series C150 and C300 switches, Dell understands customer needs to continue deploying modular switches as a critical piece in their end-to-end networking solution. Modular switches continue to provide tremendous value for customers, delivering the flexibility and scalability required as well as long-term investment protection.Continue the conversation by following @DellNetworking on Twitter. Find out more on this and other updates to our campus networking products on Dell TechCenter at read more

Dell EMC Ireland COE welcomes Barnardos to Cork Campus #LegacyofGood

first_imgDell EMC Ireland COE was delighted to welcome Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos Ireland, to our Ovens campus on 8th June 2017. The aim of the visit was to give team members an overview of the great work that Barnardos does in Ireland, and how Dell EMC is supporting these activities.In a frank ‘fire-side’ type chat with Bob Savage, VP Dell EMC Centres of Excellence in EMEA, Fergus shared his own career history and how he came to work with Barnardos. It was truly a humbling experience to hear the individual stories that Fergus shared from over 12 years with Barnardos, and how this charity has changed children’s lives for the better. Following this deeply engaging conversation, and a brief Dell EMC TV interview, Fergus had a tour of the Campus in Ovens.On 12th April 2017 Dell EMC Ireland announced a three year partnership with Barnardos. The partnership, which involves the provision of financial support as well as the sharing of employee expertise, skills and the volunteering of time, is designed to support the good work and continued vision of Barnardos.Dell EMC, together with employees in Cork, Limerick and Dublin, will work with the team at Barnardos to help raise the profile of the charity’s National Collection Day. The annual collection day which takes place every September has significant potential to help raise much needed funds for children as well as to raise the profile of the valuable work that Barnardos is doing in communities across the country. The Dell EMC team will help publicise the flagship day to enhance its reach through the provision of technical support and advice. Hundreds of Dell EMC employees are expected to take to the streets in Dublin, Cork and Limerick to dramatically increase the number of collection points and thus help to raise more funds.Both organisations also plan to work together to address the growing digital divide that exists in Irish society. Barnardos has a network of well-established homework clubs and friendship clubs throughout the country. Working with Dell EMC, they plan to introduce a number of Code Work Clubs introducing technical literacy and coding skills to children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to learn what is increasingly becoming a core life skill.Bob Savage also shared his thoughts behind the strategic partnership announcement with Barnardos and you can read his blog here.You can learn more about Barnardos and the great work they do here.I truly believe this is an excellent and very worthwhile way to embrace how we at Dell achieve our Legacy of Good goals and also highlights how we can #GoBigWinBig! So why not get involved and help make a change for the better!Elaine BeareProgram Manager / Senior AnalystCOE PMO Group – Dell EMC Ireland COEFollow me on Twitter @ElaineBearelast_img read more