Dell EMC expands switching range for CIOs to handle digital transformation

Dell EMC S4200-ON and S5048-ON switchDell EMC announced new switching products — Dell EMC S4200-ON and S5048-ON switch — to help enterprise CIOs to manage network demands resulting from their digital transformation.

The US-based technology major did not indicate about the price of Dell EMC S4200-ON and S5048-ON switch for enterprises.

IDC says 50 percent of the Global 2000 will see the majority of their business depend on their ability to create digitally-enhanced products, services, and experiences in response to evolving consumer expectations by 2020.

“Transforming IT operations to drive innovation is a foundational element to the broader digital transformation efforts happening with enterprises and service providers,” said Tom Burns, senior vice president, Networking, Enterprise Infrastructure and Service Provider Solutions at Dell EMC, in a statement.

Dell EMC S4200-ON increases Top-of-Rack performance, bringing Open Networking to Data Center Interconnect applications.

The company said that the Dell EMC S4200-ON switch using merchant silicon is a 10/100GbE data center switching platform for deployment at the top-of-rack (ToR) and Data Center Interconnect applications.

Dell EMC S4200-ON switch delivers:

# 500x larger buffers than standard Dell EMC 10/100GbE switching platforms, boosting East-West traffic and distributed application performance

# 15x larger tables than standard Dell EMC 10/100GbE switching platforms for use in Data Center Interconnect and full routing applications

# Up to 10x performance increase for Big Data environments compared to standard Dell EMC ToR platforms

# Up to 2-3x cost savings for interconnect applications compared to proprietary wide-area routing platforms
Cisco share in Ethernet switch market Q2 2107Dell EMC provides two upgrade paths to best fit customer’s 25GbE adoption schedules:

The first upgrade path leverages Dell EMC Networking S5048 25/100GbE switch for CIO customers looking to extend their 10GbE environments with capability to move to 25GbE. CIOs can upgrade service NICs from 10GbE to 25GbE when ready, or upgrade to higher performing servers with native 25GbE capabilities, and connect to the 25GbE-ready S5048.

The second is intended for CIO customers seeking maximum compute and network performance. It combines Dell EMC PowerEdge 14G servers, 25GbE NICs and the recently introduced OS10-based S5148 switch.

“With ever-increasing performance and capacity demands on their networks, 25GbE is quickly gaining momentum with customers,” said Sameh Boujelbene, industry analyst at Dell’Oro Group.

Dell EMC created three new Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Ready Nodes to help service provider customers accelerate time to market and enterprises customers simplify deployments.

According to IDC’s latest forecast, SD-WAN infrastructure and services revenues will see a compound annual growth rate of 69.6 percent and reach $8.05 billion in 2021.

“Commercially-available SD-WAN solutions are relatively new but their ability to address pressing enterprise networking needs has led to a rapid embrace of the dynamic architecture they propagate,” said Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure at IDC.

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