Earlier this year Dell announced the next generation of high performance switching for today’s demanding big data, Web 2.0, high performance computing (HPC), and cloud workloads with the Dell Networking Z9100-ON Fabric Switch. We were the first in delivering this new, extremely cost effective, highly flexible, multi-rate 10/25/40/50 and 100GbE switching to the market. Today we are announcing another first with an exciting new paradigm for the industry utilizing this technology -  the Dell Networking S6100-ON Multi-rate Fabric Switch. The S6100-ON is a customizable fixed form factor switch with 4 bays and 3 unique modules.  It allows customers to mix and match modules delivering greater flexibility and choice than anything on the market today for this technology.

What are the three modules and what makes them unique for customers?

1) 16 ports of 40GbE. With 4 of these modules, customers can have up to 64ports of 40GbE in just 2RU! 

2) 8 ports of QSFP28. This allows for up to 8 ports of 100GbE, 16 ports of 40 or 50GbE, or 32 ports of 10 or 25GbE switching all within the same module. 

3) 4 ports of QSFP28 and 4 ports of CXP. The CXP ports allow for interconnects with legacy 100GbE in customer’s existing data centers as well as 4 ports of the newer/lower cost QSFP28. 


Dell Networking S6100-ON Multi-rate Fabric Switch


In addition, the S6100-ON continues Dell’s leadership in Open Networking switching, disaggregating the hardware from the software so that customers have a choice in networking operating systems.  Dell’s leadership in Open Networking has resulted in Dell being recognized as the most-innovative and most-disruptive mainstream data center networking vendor in the market over the past 12 months.

To learn more about this highly flexible, high performance switch check out the video below.