The Force10 acquisition will enable Dell to broaden its networking portfolio and deliver its virtual network services infrastructure. Existing Dell PowerConnect line will continue to address the campus switching market and focusing on enabling anytime and anywhere data access.
According to Dell, datacenter networks are changing. Methods that worked in the past are no longer viable options for future technology. Future datacenter networks must enable automation of virtual machine movement across datacenters.
“Data center networking is going through a significant transformation to support applications and virtualization and meet the needs of end users and IT administrators. Simply put, customers need a new approach, which is what we are calling Virtual Network Services Infrastructure. Force10's history of product innovation and technology leadership in data center networking matches and accelerates our vision,“ said Dario Zamarian, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking.
The acquisition will allow the enterprise to offer customers a comprehensive end-to-end infrastructure solution across storage, servers, and networking allowing customers to transform network infrastructures into an open, reliable and scalable data center and cloud computing fabric.
“We are excited to work with Dell. Combining Dell's global scale, reach and enterprise portfolio with our innovation in high-performance networking provides our customers the best end-to-end solution for today's and tomorrow's data centers,“ said Henry Wasik, chief executive office, Force10 Networks.
With the combination of Force10 and Dell’s current PowerConnect portfolio, the company now offers a comprehensive switching strategy for data center, enterprise and campus/branch environments.