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Dell’s Back To School Must Haves And Guidance To Support Guardians & Families

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 13, 2020 by itnerd

With parents and children gearing up for a different learning experience virtually and in classrooms this year, having the right tech that suits one’s needs and budgets, has never been more relevant!

Below are some back-to-school must haves from Dell, to help students succeed in the new school year:

  • NEW XPS 13: Students demand both versatility and mobility in a laptop they can be proud to show off. This device can tackle school projects, edit photos and videos, stream 4k content without buffering, and enable videoconferencing with classmates and family. The ultramobile XPS 13 also effortlessly fits in your backpack, tote or purse. Starts at CAD $1,449.99.
  • NEW Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1: Open browsers and apps quickly, and swipe through reading assignments with ease on this 14” 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop. The screen size is great for students who are also looking for a little extra viewing space for video chatting with friends and watching Disney+ and Netflix once homework is complete. Starts at CAD $699.99.
  • UltraSharp 25 USB-C Monitor (U2520D): Get the extra screen space to tackle school projects with the UltraSharp 25-inch monitor. It nestles perfectly with a compact base wherever your desk setup may be. With a wide colour coverage, images are displayed in true-to-life colour on this QHD monitor with VESA DisplayHDRTM 400, making it perfect for all your creative tasks or for consuming all forms of digital entertainment. Starts at CAD $464.29.

Additionally, Dell has created a guidance document to support guardians and families as they help students navigate extended school closures, by focusing on supporting social and emotional learning. I had a look at this and it is pretty comprehensive.

Dell Announces New Latitude Chromebook Enterprise

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 11, 2020 by itnerd

Chrome OS has accelerated its expansion within businesses amid the shift to work from anywhere. The new Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise, a 14-inch premium business laptop or 2-in-1 from Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL), boosts productivity with on-the-go power, sophisticated security and fast connectivity features employees need.

With the Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise, Dell expands its Latitude Chromebook lineup – now offering a mainstream and premium option – to give companies more choice in devices without sacrificing enterprise-class scale, manageability and security. 

Work Anywhere: Designed for executives, mobile professionals and remote workers, the Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise includes innovative security and productivity features, allowing employees to power up quickly with no time wasted on setting up the device. Co-engineered with Intel as part of the Project Athena innovation program, the Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise offers LTE mobile broadband, Intel WiFi 6 and up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors to boost productivity and performance for bandwidth-intensive activities, such as working up to 8.6 times faster in Google Sheets.

Additional key features include:

  • First-ever 4K panel with Low Blue Light display available on a Chromebook Enterprise: The Latitude 7410 provides better readability and eye comfort with built-in 4K low blue light display technology. An expansive, four-sided narrow border display also provides more screen to connect with colleagues, and acoustic noise reduction features that enhance video calls.
  • World’s longest battery life of any premium Chromebook: With up to 21 hours of battery life, mobile professionals can complete tasks throughout the day. If they do need a charge, the device can charge quickly from 0% up to 35% in as little as 20 minutes with ExpressCharge Boost or get up to 80% charge in as fast as an hour with ExpressCharge.
  • Ease of use: Employees and executives pressed for time can rely on one-hand assist to power the Latitude Chromebook in less than three seconds simply by opening the lid. For extra flexibility, the device comes with the one of the broadest array of ports available in a premium Chromebook Enterprise. Simple app access is available locally or online through the Chrome Browser or the managed Google Play Store. Employees get peace of mind with an optional built-in privacy panel and camera privacy shutter.
  • Premium design: Professionals can choose between machined aluminum or carbon fiber on the world’s lightest 14-inch Chromebook Enterprise laptop. A new silver color is available on the Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise to give more employees a modern look and feel.

Management and Security: As organizations prepare for long-term remote work, Dell Technologies Unified Workspace reduces IT complexity and allows IT leaders to secure, manage and support the Latitude Chromebook Enterprise. Available in more than 50 countries and with 14 localized language keyboards, companies can select and purchase various configurations to meet employee needs. IT can manage the devices with the same level of support, security and reliability they expect in a corporate environment, and have confidence in platform stability with the Intel® Stable IT Platform. They can service and upgrade storage and batteries and operate the same support model across their entire organization.

Availability and pricing:

The Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise is available now starting at $1,299.00 U.S. and will be available soon with Intel® Core™ i3 processors starting at $1,099.00 U.S.

Meet The New Dell XPS Desktop & Dell S-series Monitors

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 9, 2020 by itnerd

Redesigned from the ground up, the XPS Desktop returns as the most powerful XPS system ever built. Powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ (up to i9K) Processors and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER™ graphics, it’s equipped with high-end performance features to fuel hardware intensive tasks, creative workflows, gaming and virtual reality. 

The new XPS Desktop packs amazing performance into an even smaller form factor than previous generations (19L vs. 24L) and offers plenty of expandability options with a tool-less chassis, so you can continue to improve your PC over time. It includes up to a 500W power supply to support up to 225W graphics, four storage bays and three expansion slots — a solid base for future computing needs. Dell engineers designed this system to maximize performance and airflow from the open architecture. Thermals are enhanced with voltage regulator cooling, strategic venting placement and high RPM fans to maintain adequate airflow.

Designed and validated for hobbyist content creators as part of NVIDIA’s RTX Studio program and backed by NVIDIA Studio drivers, the XPS Desktop delivers the performance and reliability you need to bring any at home creative project to life. To make the selection process easy, configurations labeled as “Creator Edition” have been carefully chosen for those who aspire to cultivate their digital content creation skills – whether that be in photography, graphic design, music production or beyond.

Taking cues from fan favorite design elements of the new XPS 13XPS 15 and XPS 17, the XPS Desktop features a modern and minimalist design in either Mineral White or Night Sky colors that fits perfectly into any home or office environment.

XPS Desktop is available in the U.S. and Canada today and across participating European and Asian countries throughout the month starting at US $649.99.

There are also new S-series monitors featuring a sleek, new design in Platinum Silver. Whether you are streaming your favorite shows, leisurely gaming or complementing your home office setup, these monitors are available in sizes from 27” to 32” with integrated speakers, 99% sRGB color coverage and AMD FreeSync™ technology. 

Enjoy sharp and immersive visuals with the Dell 32 Curved 4K Monitor (S3221QS), which comes equipped with dual 5Wspeakers tuned for an enhanced audio-video experience. And for those looking to elevate their creative experiences at home, theDell 27 4K Monitor (S2721QS) and Dell 27 QHD Monitor (S2721DS) feature IPS technology for vibrant colors across any angle.

Finally – and for the first time ever – Dell Premium Panel Exchange is now available on the new S-series monitors during the limited hardware warranty period to ensure bright pixels do not distract from your viewing experience.

Pricing and availability:

  • Dell 32 Curved 4K UHD Monitor (S3221QS) is available worldwide on August 20, starting at US $499.99.
  • Dell 27 4K UHD Monitor (S2721QS) is available worldwide on August 20, starting at US $449.99.
  • Dell 27 Monitor (S2721DS) is available worldwide on August 20, starting at US $349.99.

Dell Technologies Rolls Out Payment Flexibility Program

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 6, 2020 by itnerd

As organizations continue to navigate the changing business landscape impacted by COVID-19, their ability to quickly pivot spending priorities is more essential than ever. There isn’t an option to move away from tech or stop maintaining infrastructure — especially with the extension of remote work, the increasing need for automation and emerging technologies like 5G, AI and machine learning.

Dell Technologies is committed to offering the flexibility businesses need to adapt and thrive through this crisis, to help manage shifting priorities, stay agile, preserve capital and access essential technology.

As companies re-evaluate their IT priorities to drive business forward into the “new normal,” Dell Technologies has rolled out the Payment Flexibility Program for businesses that need to reduce up-front IT costs and free up resources. It is built on the strong foundation of Dell Financial Services (DFS) and Dell’s industry-leading end-to-end IT portfolio, and offers various customizable offers that help businesses manage cash flow.

About the Payment Flexibility Program:

  • 0% interest rates for all Dell Technologies server, storage and networking solutions
  • Ability to defer the first payment up to 180 days on all data center infrastructure and services to help manage cash flow
  • Short term options for remote work and learning with 6 to 12-month terms and refresh options for laptops and desktops
  • One year term to flexible consumption offerings in the Dell Technologies On Demand program
    • You can scale usage of Dell Technologies converged, hyperconverged, hybrid cloud, storage and data protection solutions and only pay for what you use
  • This commitment extends to Dell’s channel and global alliance partners with DFS accessible to thousands of partners
  • The offers under the program are valid through July 31, 2020

In addition, Dell is also making $9B in financing available this year to help fund critical technology and IT infrastructure needs including running the business, taking care of staff and accessing essential technology.

Dell Introduces PowerFlex Software-Defined Storage

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 25, 2020 by itnerd

Today, Dell Technologies introduced PowerFlex software-defined storage. The PowerFlex family, previously known as VxFlex, is now part of our Power portfolio, helping deliver consistent, predictable outcomes that drive business forward.

PowerFlex delivers sophisticated high-performance, scalable, resilient storage services, and its unmatched flexibility allows customers to use it in disaggregated, bare metal or multi-hypervisor deployments. It unlocks massive performance with the ability to scale capacity, IO performance and throughput linearly to 1000s of nodes and achieve six-nines (99.9999%) availability.

Thanks to PowerFlex’s software-defined architecture, disruptive and costly data migrations are a thing of the past. Nodes are easily swapped out with no downtime or performance/availability impact. This means no more fork-lift upgrades and brute-force data migrations. Customers can evolve their infrastructure as needed to meet key business objectives while freeing up IT organizations to focus on business-critical applications.

This release also brings a number of new data services that help our customers achieve predictable outcomes and greater availability. Notable new features include:

  • Replication and Disaster Recovery: Native asynchronous replication and fully operational disaster recovery with RPO as low as 30 seconds.
  • Secure Snapshots: For industries with specific corporate governance and compliance requirements, including healthcare and finance.

To learn more, you can read an announcement blog by Travis Vigil, SVP Product Management, Dell Technologies Storage and Data Protection HERE.

Dell Launches New Gaming Gear

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 23, 2020 by itnerd

Today, Dell announced updates to the range of gaming laptops, monitors and peripherals which are slated for release this year. Here’s the highlights:

Dell G7 Laptop

Dell is introducing the new G7 15/17, a powerful gaming laptop that stands out with its own sophisticated style that can easily go from classroom to gaming.

Completely redesigned – with a slim design, powerful performance and value-added features like customizable chassis light – the new G7 touts significant all-around improvements over the previous gen for on-the-go gaming. As we struggle to squeeze into our swimsuits this summer, the G7 15 is a step ahead, dropping by 4mm to a svetle 20.5mm at the hinge, thanks to the innovative hinge design and the black anodized, all-metal chassis construction. The same for its elegant narrow bezel display, going from 9.9mm to 6.5mm on G7 15 and 8.16mm on the 17-inch.

The G7 is powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs (up to i9) and NVIDIA’s GeForce graphic cards (up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 with Max-Q Design on the 15”, or NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 Super on the 17”). Its gameplay experience is enhanced with a precision glass trackpad, customizable chassis lighting and 4-zone RGB keyboard.  And a discrete “Game Shift” macro key instantly kicks the fan’s speed into dynamic performance mode for heavy action scenes. Nahimic 3D Audio rounds out the experience with a 360⁰ soundscape with VoiceBoost and Sound Tracker radar. The new G7 17 will be available on June 23 starting at $1,429.99 USD, with the G7 15 available on June 29 starting at $1,429.99 USD.

Dell G5 Desktop

In the spirit of gaming desktops, Dell brings roller coaster-worthy momentum to the G5 desktop.

Cranking up the torque is Intel’s new 10th Gen Core CPU, delivering performance upgrades for high frames-per-second and smoother gameplay. Paired with VR-capable NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX/RTX or AMD Radeon™ RX 5600 graphics cards for stunning 1080p gaming, you can experience strong performance and lighting quick responsiveness for uninterrupted gameplay.

During intense gaming sessions, you’ll love the G5’s four thermal mode options in the Alienware Command Center that’s adjustable whether you’re gaming, working, studying or watching videos. Easy to expand or upgrade with tool-less entry, G5 is designed as a compact desktop that makes it easier to game in a smaller space like a dorm room, bedroom or office. Its distinctive front panel design is accented by full RGB LED lighting and an optional clear window side panel, making it a stunning conversation starter. The new G5 is initially on sale July 9 starting around $699.99 USD.

Dell Gaming Monitors     

Take your pick with the new Dell 27 Gaming Monitor (S2721DGF) and Dell 27 Curved Gaming Monitor (S2721HGF).

In the flat screen category, our Dell 27 Gaming Monitor offers a reimagined design for gamers who want captivating visuals with VESA DisplayHDRTM 400 for graphic-intensive games. With fast IPS technology, QHD resolution, support for NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible and AMD FreeSyncTM Premium Pro technology, you can expect great color quality and consistency, a blazing 165Hz refresh rate and true 1ms (gray to gray) response time in Extreme mode as well as tear-free, stutter-free graphics.

Spotted with its new gaming-inspired design that offers both functional and aesthetic benefits, the ultra-thin three-sided bezel enlarges the screen area. The intuitive OSD navigation with joystick and short-cut buttons at the back of the monitor is easy to reach and use, while the adjustable stand and tapered base makes for comfortable viewing and the smaller footprint provides greater versatility. Dell 27 Gaming Monitor is available worldwide on July 28 for $569.99 USD.

Designed to draw you deeper into the game, the Dell 27 Curved Gaming Monitor delivers truly immersive gameplay on its expansive curved FHD VA panel display.  With support for NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible technology and fast 144Hz refresh rate, you will enjoy swift and responsive gameplay coupled with buttery-smooth visuals without motion blur. Like its flat screen cousin, this gaming monitor also features the newly revamped gaming-inspired design providing a refreshed identity. Optimized ventilation is achieved with the extra vents on the back for enhanced heat dispersal.  Dell 27 Curved Gaming Monitor is available in China on July 17, expanding worldwide on August 21 for $279.99 USD.

Alienware Keyboard

Does a keyboard make a difference? You know it does. That’s why Dell has pulled out all the stops to bring you the Alienware RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (AW410K).

Designed with full Cherry® MX Brown Switches, its full-height keys are known for their tactility, silent travel and light actuation force, giving gamers incredibly responsive and tactile feedback (not to mention a 100 million-keystrokes lifespan). This thing is beautiful and useful at the same time.  It features fully programmable keys for macros and key assignments as well as AlienFX per-key RGB backlighting that is customizable with up to 16.8 million brilliant colors. The keyboard is safe from freezing up during intense gaming sessions with 100% anti-ghosting with NKRO. With three different angles and easy height adjustability you can game comfortably, while a pass-through USB port conveniently connects to other devices.  Alienware RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is available for sale on August 4 for $129.99 USD.

Early Preview of the Redesigned XPS Desktop

As a bonus – and while Dell is on the subject of desktops – Dell is excited to give you a first look at the new XPS Desktop with a modern minimalistic design. Joining the XPS 17 laptop as the latest addition to NVIDIA’s RTX Studio program, this desktop provides massive performance for powering creation, gaming and VR. Stay tuned for more details coming July 2020.

And finally, as you’re potentially getting ready to spend more time outdoors, Dell also wanted to mention another rig that can that travels – the new Alienware Area-51m. It’s a powerhouse on the patio and a beast at the beach available now starting at $2,299.99 USD

Dell Technologies & VMware Carbon Black Extend PC Security While Easing IT Stress

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 18, 2020 by itnerd

Today, Dell Technologies and VMware Carbon Black have announced an integrated solution which gives IT and security teams access and visibility to the BIOS health of their PCs from wherever they are working. With IT teams settling into their new normal of servicing and securing fleets of devices from afar, creating an expanded attack surface, it’s critical for organizations to ensure their workers’ PCs are secure at the BIOS level.

Dell Technologies has posted a blog on this topic which you can find here.

Dell EMC Unveils PowerScale, A New Family of Storage Systems

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 16, 2020 by itnerd

Dell Technologies announces Dell EMC PowerScale, a new family of storage systems engineered with industry-leading storage software and server hardware to set a new industry standard for how organizations capture and capitalize on unstructured data, such as documents, images, videos and social media content.

The leader in enterprise storage unlocks the potential of unstructured data

Dell EMC PowerScale runs on the next generation of OneFS, the operating system best known for powering Dell EMC Isilon. The PowerScale family features new 1U PowerEdge-based PowerScale nodes and existing Isilon all-flash, hybrid and archive nodes running the PowerScale OneFS 9.0 operating system.

PowerScale delivers the performance that customers need to handle demanding AI, analytics, IOT, digital media, healthcare and life sciences workloads. It can deliver up to 15.8 million input-ouput operations per second (IOPS), and new all-flash PowerScale nodes are up to five times faster than its predecessor. Enhanced inline data reduction makes the platform up to four times more efficient.

Simplicity at any scale

PowerScale can start small and grow to massive, petabyte scale while remaining simple and easy-to-use:

  • Scale without disruption: PowerScale clusters can scale from 11TB to 50PB and millions of file operations without disruption or costly downtime for customers. Nodes can be added to either PowerScale or an existing Isilon cluster in just 60 seconds.
  • Intelligent automation: With smart scale-out capabilities, PowerScale distributes resources effectively so that customers can get the most performance out of a cluster. 
  • Resilient and efficient: Through flexible failover policies, PowerScale delivers 80% storage utilization across a cluster and can sustain multi-node failures.
  • Programmable infrastructure: With support for a number of leading management and container orchestration frameworks, such as Kubernetes, Ansible and OpenShift, customers can streamline application development and reduce deployment timeframes. 

Intelligent insights

Dell Technologies makes it easy for customers to understand their data and storage infrastructure health:

  • Put data to work: The introduction of Dell EMC DataIQ software helps companies extract business value from unstructured data, typically uncategorized and found in siloes throughout businesses. DataIQ breaks down data siloes by delivering a single view of file and object data across Dell EMC, third-party and public cloud storage. Users can gain better control over their data, ensure the right teams have access to it, and make the most of their investment by ensuring data is stored on the right tier within their storage environment. 
  • Proactive health monitoring: Dell EMC CloudIQ infrastructure monitoring and analytics software, included with PowerScale, combines machine learning and human intelligence to provide customers with real-time performance and capacity analysis as well as historical tracking for a single view of Dell EMC infastructure.

Any data, anywhere

PowerScale supports a wide variety of file protocols and customers can easily deploy it to meet their infrastructure needs:

  • Any applications: PowerScale OneFS 9.0 features broad multiprotocol support, including new S3 support for modern apps relying on object storage. Additional support for protocols, such as NFS, SMB and HDFS, allows customers to run a large number of traditional and modern applications without compatibility concerns.
  • Deployment flexibility: PowerScale is easily deployed in core data centers, in edge locations or as part of a multi-cloud strategy. The compact 1U footprint and minimum cluster size of new all-flash and NVMe PowerScale nodes make it an ideal option for edge deployments.
  • Multi-cloud supportPowerScale for Multi-cloud can directly connect to all major public clouds as a managed service, ideal for customers looking to move or deploy demanding apps in the cloud. Google Cloud customers looking to save time and management complexity can choose Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud, a native cloud service that combines the performance, scale, and consistent experience of PowerScale with the economics and simplicity of Google Cloud.

Flexible consumption with Dell Technologies On Demand

With Dell Technologies On Demand, PowerScale customers can respond to workload spikes and new service requests with elastic capacity and cloud economics. Several flexible pay-per-use choices with short-and-long term commitment options are available, including a one year term for flexible consumption.

Availability

  • Dell EMC PowerScale OneFS 9.0, PowerScale nodes and DataIQ are now generally available globally.

Dell Technologies Cloud & Google Cloud Launch Hybrid Storage Solution

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 21, 2020 by itnerd

Dell Technologies and Google Cloud launch Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloudto help organizations control exponential data and application growth and ease the flow of files across their private clouds and Google Cloud.

Dell also is reducing the barrier of entry and improving overall capabilities for hybrid cloud deployments with additional Dell Technologies Cloud advancements. Customers now can move workloads across public and private clouds with greater flexibility and adopt a hybrid cloud approach that best fits their needs while reducing costs. According to Forrester, customers using Dell Technologies Cloud over the course of three years could see an incremental return on investment of more than 170% and recoup their costs in fewer than six months1.

Dell Technologies Cloud and Google Cloud deliver hybrid cloud for file storage

OneFS for Google Cloud delivers a native cloud experience that combines the scalability and performance of scale-out network-attached storage from the industry’s number one provider of storage systems, Dell Technologies2, with Google Cloud’s analytics and compute services.Now, companies can easily move and access high performance computing and demanding workloads, as large as 50 petabytes, in a single filesystem between on-premises Dell EMC Isilon filesystems and Google Cloud without having to make changes or adjustments to their applications.

According to a recent report from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), while file data often accounts for at least half of an organization’s on-premises data, very little of it is stored in public clouds, primarily due to performance and scale limitations3. Take the media and entertainment industry, for example. Video files with 4K resolution demand terabytes of storage and require high throughput and low latency file storage, which makes it challenging for production companies to manage large file workloads in public clouds. But, now with OneFS for Google Cloud, they can easily work across private and public clouds with consistent operations and have the flexibility to scale as needed.

A modern apps experience in every cloud

Dell Technologies Cloud, which tightly integrates infrastructure and services across the Dell Technologies portfolio, makes hybrid clouds simpler to deploy and manage regardless of where data and applications reside. With new Dell Technologies Cloud advancements, organizations can more easily create a modern applications experience in every cloud, close the cloud-native skills gap and get the most out of their entire infrastructure.

Dell Technologies Cloud Platform now provides a simple and direct path to Kubernetes from a single environment, with support for containerized workloads and traditional virtual machines on the same Dell EMC VxRail infrastructure. This approach integrates VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and Dell EMC VxRail into a single solution, enabling a consistent approach across all cloud locations. VMware administrators can use familiar tools to manage modern apps that combine both containers and virtual machines from a single operating environment.

Lowering adoption barriers and expanding support

With the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform subscription model and deployment services, available through Dell Technologies On Demand, customers now have more choices for consuming cloud infrastructure and can get up and running in as little as two weeks. With new node configuration options that include as few as four nodes, customers can begin their hybrid cloud journey at approximately half the cost and smaller footprint and grow their cloud deployment over time.

Dell Technologies Cloud Platform offers customers a self-managed solution. For customers seeking a cloud service, Dell Technologies today also announced the next-generation of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC featuring an enterprise scale, 42 rack unit infrastructure, doubling the amount of supported processor cores, memory options and NVMe all-flash storage. The cloud service is now also certified with VMware Horizon to support business continuity efforts through the delivery of virtual desktops and applications to remote workforces as well as to healthcare workers in hospitals and clinics. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, which offers data center as-a-service capabilities, provides customers with more simple, secure and scalable infrastructure at their on-premises data center and edge locations.

Modernized networking with SD-WAN

Dell Technologies Cloud is extending its – capabilities to networking with new updates to Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution powered by VMware. Customers now have more appliance and bandwidth capability options for rapid deployment of SD-WAN in a single solution. This helps improve performance for demanding workloads, like VOIP, video streaming and VDI, and ensure application performance and business continuity. 

Additional resources

Dell Technologies Announces Enterprise SONiC Distribution

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 12, 2020 by itnerd

Dell Technologies is announcing Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies, a new set of fully supported open source networking solutions that help enterprises modernize and simplify the operations and management of their data centers at scale.

As organizations increasingly rely on modern hybrid cloud models to do business, the historically monolithic and proprietary approach to networking has created inefficiencies and unneeded complexity. Dell Technologies is building off the work Microsoft spearheaded as part of the Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) open source project. By integrating SONiC into the DNA of the Dell EMC PowerSwitch Open Networking hardware, Dell’s Enterprise SONiC Distribution removes complexity and creates an agile and flexible network through an approach built on open standards.

With commercial-grade support for Dell’s Enterprise SONiC Distribution, cloud providers and large enterprises have a new level of production-tested tools, services and support that previously required significant internal investment technology support teams. It gives customers support for full-stack solutions with enterprise capabilities and advanced functionality.

Dell Technologies provides a broad selection of open network operating systems, giving customers the ability to choose the hardware and software platform that best suits their priorities and take advantage of the benefits of open source innovation without sacrificing support or security and eases of integration into their own IT environments.