Dell has completed the acquisition of Force10 Networks*, a leader in high-performance data center networking. The Force 10 Networks portfolio delivers networking virtualization management and profile-based allocation of physical and virtual resources to workloads based on dynamically changing application needs. The solutions provide enterprise performance and resiliency while reducing overall total cost of ownership, simplifying network deployment, and supporting open, standards-based systems and management solutions.
Next generation data center networks (also known as “fabrics”) must enable automation of virtual machine movement across data centers. Over the past three years, Dell has expanded its enterprise presence into a complete solutions provider, including development of an integrated stack of server, storage, networking and services resources that help customers streamline operations. The addition of networking is a core complement to Dell’s server strength.
The acquisition enables Dell to be able to offer customers a comprehensive end-to-end infrastructure solution across storage, servers and networking.
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*Statements that relate to future results and events are forward-looking statements based on Dell's current expectations. Actual results and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that projected benefits may not materialize as expected; that the transaction may not be timely completed, if at all; that Dell is unable to successfully implement the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of integration strategies; and other risks that are described in Dell’s Securities and Exchange