With more bandwidth and capability for your most demanding environments, Dell announces the Dell Force10 MXL blade interconnect, a  40Gb Ethernet switch for the M1000e Blade chassis. Part of our Virtual Network Architecture, the MXL switch is designed as a high performing, high density switch that can support the most demanding workloads in traditional, virtual, public and private cloud environments. Its features include…

  • Highest Performance in a Blade Switch – The MXL is Dell’s first 40GbE enabled blade switch. The introduction of this high performance, low latency switch builds on Dell’s leadership of 40Gb Ethernet shipments.
  • Highest Density in a Single Blade Switch - The MXL is scalable up to six 40GbE ports., providing up to twenty four 10 GbE ports from a single blade switch using breakout cables.
  • Stackable for Simplified Management – The MXL can be stacked, allowing  up to six M1000e switches to be managed using a single IP address. Stacking consolidates ports and provides a cost effective pay-as-you-grow aggregation solution.
  • Scalability & Modular to Fit Your Business – The MXL can be easily upgraded with FlexIO modules to add 40GbE QSFP+, 10GbE SFP+ or 10GBase-T ports. This port flexibility allows you to add 1, 10 or 40GbE ports as your data center grows.
  • Converged Networking - With the Dell Force10 MXL switch,  you can converge your SAN & LAN networks using FIP Snooping and connect to your existing FCoE forwarding device. The Force10 MXL switch is fully IEEE DCB compliant and supports a number of converged Ethernet and Fibre-Channel based storage applications.
  • Feature Rich FTOS – The Force10 operating system (FTOS) provides predictable, reliable network performance while reducing operations and management overhead.  FTOS uses Industry Standard CLI with Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching and routing support and powers some of the largest and most demanding data center environments in the world.

The MXL Switch will be featured this May at Interop 2012 in Las Vegas (Dell.com/InteropLV2012) where Dario Zamarian, VP & GM of Dell Networking, will give a keynote address on May 8. The MXL will also be on display in June at Dell Storage Forum in Boston (DellStorageForum.com) and at other events throughout the year. We invite you to visit us at these events.

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