Dell Networking and VMware Better Together
Dell and VMware strategic alliance is built on a long history of working together to build unique, integrated, industry-leading product and service solutions involving VMware® technology and Dell servers and storage that help customers to simplify their IT
Together, Dell and VMware have invested hundreds of thousands of hours in joint engineering, architectural design and solution validation to deliver integrated solutions with exceptional performance, reliability and simplified management.
Network Virtualization with Dell Infrastructure and VMware NSX
Learn about the benefits of network virtualization with VMware NSX on a reliable and proven Dell infrastructure including Dell servers, networking, and storage. With Dell networking providing a solid physical network underlay, we explore a completely converged infrastructure running VMware NSX network virtualization technology. The unique innovation VMware provides with NSX and the proven and complete end-to-end converged infrastructure Dell provides offers the best-of-class solution for Data Centers and Enterprises looking to save costs and increase productivity with this transformative technology.
Network Virtualization with Dell Infrastructure and VMware NSX Reference Architecture Dell Networking: Multitenancy Across Physical and Logical Environments with VRF-lite and VMware NSX
The Dell and VMware converged infrastructure solution
Dell worked closely with the VMware NSX team to deliver an end-to-end converged infrastructure solution that enables the flexibility to unify pools of virtualized and non-virtualized IT assets. Network virtualization with VMware’s NSX and Dell’s robust data center switching products provides the programmability, automation and cloud scalability to meet the needs oftoday’s complex networks, and allow administrator to simplify operations and fully utilize the underlying network capacity.
Dell VMware Converged Infrastructure Solutions Brief.pdf
What is Dell Open Networking?
Dell Networking S-3048-ON, S4810-ON, S4048-ON, S6000-ON, and Z9100-ON switches offer an innovative disaggregated-hardware/software solution for data center networking. Based on our dependable, award-winning S-Series and Z-series switch hardware and featuring a choice of third-party OS and software options, these solutions give you the power to transform your network and accelerate data-center innovation with simplified, high-capacity network fabrics.
Designed to ease network fabric orchestration and automation, Dell Open Networking switch solutions are cost-effective, easy to deploy and provide a clear path to software-defined networking (SDN).
Open Networking Wiki
Dell Open Networking and VMware
To make such an ecosystem work requires a commitment to open networking—to a collection of networking tools built around standards. To that end, Dell is partnering with VMware and Cumulus Networks to redefine open networking for the software-defined data center by delivering VMware’s NSX™ network virtualization solution with Cumulus Linux™ OS on Dell networking switches.
More about Dell Open Networking
Unlocking the Open Networking Ecosystem with Dell VMware Cumulus Solutions Brief.pdf
Dell S6000 and VMware NSX
Dell and VMware have created a software-defined networking solution to meet todays east-to-west traffic challenges.
One example is the work Dell has done to support VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform for vCenter deployments. Dell’s new S6000 switch offers two-way integration with NSX (as well as supporting controller and programmatic deployments).
Dell S6000 Networking Wiki
The move to SDN is being driven by the need of data center administrators to capably respond to today’s demands, such as integrating bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs with existing systems. Until recently, networking solutions have been proprietary, vertically integrated and hierarchical. This structure has placed handcuffs on IT’s ability to innovate its own solutions, and leads to vendor lock-in.
Dell and SDN Wiki
Whitepaper:The Dell point of view on SDN
Active Fabric Manager
Dell Active Fabric Manager (AFM) 2.0 provides simplified configuration, management and monitoring of Dell Active Fabric leaf and spine elements. With AFM 2.0, Dell will be introducing command line interface functionality for VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch allowing customers to now configure both physical and virtual fabric switches with common design templates and industry-standard command line syntax.