Dell today announced it has an agreement to acquire Force10 Networks, Inc., which provides solutions designed to deliver new economics by virtualizing and automating conventional data center and cloud networks.
Force10's networking capabilities complement Dell's data center solutions portfolio, enabling it to offer customers a broader range of enterprise offerings, Dell said in a release.
“Today's data center networks are too complex and require too much manual intervention,” said Brad Anderson, senior vice president, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell. “What worked in the past is no longer viable in the virtual era. Dell's approach of offering customers open, capable and affordable solutions aligns with Force10's approach to offering customers new levels of flexibility, performance, scale and automation which is fundamental to changing the economics of data center networking.“
Founded in 1999, Force10 is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has R&D operations in Silicon Valley. Dell said it plans to keep Force10's existing operations in Chennai, India, as it continues to invest in additional engineering and sales capability to grow this business.