Dell Raises The Bar For Open Networking With New Disaggregated Software

Dell extended its reach in Open Networking with the dellannouncement of Operating System 10 (OS10) from Dell Networking. This next-generation networking software is designed to introduce new levels of software flexibility and programmability in large-scale data center environments. The OS10 software environment advances the functionality of modern data centers by disaggregating network software, so customers have more choice in how software is used throughout IT operations.

“With Dell Networking OS10 released we have unlocked the last Open Networking Industry frontier. We disaggregated our Operating system from hardware platforms two years back with Open hardware platform; and, now have unlocked our Operating system for an Androidified world. Imagine the possibilities with an Android like ecosystem for networking platforms. That is the disruption Dell is unfolding,” said Amandeep Singh, Country Manager, Dell Networking. “With this leap, our customers are empowered to create more efficient and flexible paths across network systems by virtue of software-stack choices, new custom abilities, software flexibility and programmability in large-scale datacentre environments.”

“OS10 represents an interesting new direction for Dell as it continues to extend and enhance its networking portfolio with innovations in software and hardware,” said Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC. “It’s worth noting that Dell also is looking beyond networking as an operational silo or a discrete domain, anticipating fast-evolving requirements for consumption models, IT operations, and the breaking down of traditional IT silos.”

“Modern, software-defined, data centers require a fresh approach to operations – not just for the network, but across compute and storage elements as well,” said Tom Burns, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking and Enterprise Infrastructure. “OS10 gives customers a future-ready springboard to innovate their networks and data center infrastructure more quickly and consistently, affording customers greater efficiency and capability at scale.”