Dell has announced its network fabric called Dell Active Fabric Manager which will help in creating LAN and SAN converged network management and control infrastructure. The industry is moving towards SDN and convergence so such a solution is likely to find plenty of takers. The solution will deliver operational and management control of a converged network. Along with this product, Dell has also announced its new 1U converged LAN/SAN switch – the S5000 Switch - which will also aid network convergence.
One of the biggest reasons for these products was the fact that network traffic has grown by leaps and bounds within the data center industry. This means that there is enough scope for automation of fabric for workloads.
The Fabric from Dell is also smart about the different kinds of storage including FCoE, Fiber Channel and IP Storage. The S5000 switch will have 10GBE and 40 GBE capabilities.
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