Dell And Its Distributed Architecture

July 23, 2012 No Comments »

The information and traffic flow around an enterprise network has changed by leaps and bounds over the past decade of so. With increasing mobility of workforce, more cloud computing and virtualization and bigger volumes of data, enterprises have had to keep up. But the lagging behind of network architecture is causing huge bottlenecks to the enterprises. Thanks to the use of traditional three- layer design, networks cannot keep up with the changes in technology.

Networking vendors like Dell are therefore bringing in distributed core architecture into play. This alternative to the conventional monolithic design is helping enterprises enjoy advantages like performance, higher resilience and better scalability. Dell has also adopted an open standards method to build its distributed core solutions.

The company is giving three choices to enterprises. The three distributed core deployments differ in performance levels and port counts. For instance, the Z9000 has 32 40GbE and 128 GbE ports which are the foundation for the leaf spine data center fabric.

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About Rakesh Dogra

Rakesh is a member of writing team at Data Center Journal. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and CoC in Marine Engineering from Maritime and CoastGuard Agency, UK. His Post Graduation in Computing is from Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria Universities, UK. Has years of experience in sailing as Marine Engineer in deep ocean going vessels. Currently owns and operates an outsourcing consultancy as well.

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