Dell launches networking solutions for SMBs

Dell launched a networking portfolio which the company claims has been designed specifically to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, including the new X-series family of smart managed switches and an expanded N-series family with the addition of the Dell N1500 for smaller fully managed environments.

Distributed, global workforces have given rise to increased mobile and cloud computing. This, combined with the rise in data analytics, has caused businesses to experience a data deluge. IT departments of all sizes are looking to create a network infrastructure that is able to manage this new generation of computing and workload processing but are often constrained by limited resources. To provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with a competitive edge and the ability to grow their networks at a flexible and affordable rate, Dell has introduced these innovative networking solutions that combine cost effective, enterprise-level network control with consumer like ease.

“Dell brings decades of experience delivering enterprise-class features in technology solutions specifically designed for small and medium-sized customers,” said Arpit Joshipura, vice president, Strategy and Product Management, Dell Networking. “Today’s announcement is another example of our commitment to enable customers to break free of outdated networking paradigms.”

“Dell has historically strived to provide its customers with solutions that can be optimized for workloads of every size. We observed that SMBs (just as larger enterprises) are being affected by the increased workload rising out of the high impact trends of social, mobility, cloud and analytics. To effectively work through these workloads such businesses require enterprise level technology which is right sized, resource light and financially flexible. Keeping innovation at the forefront, our new N-Series and X-Series networking products works efficiently and seamlessly in mid-market companies by providing enterprise level technology optimized for their workloads,”said Manish Gupta, Director & General Manager, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India.

“As new age SMBs start to mark their presence in the global arena and opt for IT as an enabler to optimize as well as expand their business/daily operations, industry specific solutions that can offer ease of manageability and real time control & visibility are rising in demand. Dell’s new series of switches are expected to specifically address these unique business needs of SMBs. The integration of security, flexibility and scalability in these products at an affordable price would surely maximize the business value of such technology investments and help them focus on their core business”, said Gaurav Sharma, Research Manager – Enterprise, IDC India.