Dell introduced on Thursday the Dell Networking Z9100-ON switch based on the “Tomahawk” network ASICs from Broadcom wich is offering 32 ports of 100GbE in just 1RU with multi-rate capabilities. The Z9100-ON provides 32 ports of 100GbE, 64 ports of 40GbE, 64 ports of 50GbE, 128 ports of 10GbE, or 128 ports of 25GbE all within a single RU switch for unprecedented choice and flexibility.
The Z9100 is designed for cloud, HPC and Web 2.0 applications that require a range of options in switching rates in high-density environments and excels in Big Data analysis and where high performance, low latency requirements exist. The fabric switch offers up to seven times the density per RU versus a competing switch.
The new switch is not only capable of running Dell’s own OS9 network operating system (which came from its Force10 Networks acquisition a few years back) but also can be equipped with the ONIE open network operating system installer and can be used to load Cumulus Linux from Cumulus Networks and Switch Light from Big Switch Networks.
Additionaly, Dell anounced two additional open networking switches, the S3048-ON and the S4048-ON, providing 1/10/40GbE.
Read the Press Release.