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Dell introduces new SMB network solutions

New X-series and expanded N-series switches to deliver easy networking for smaller companies

The X-series and N-series are intended to provide network solutions that are suited to the needs of SMBs.
The X-series and N-series are intended to provide network solutions that are suited to the needs of SMBs.

Dell has announced a new range of network solutions which are designed to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses.

The new range includes the X-series family of smart managed switches and an expanded N-series switch family, with the addition of the Dell N1500 for smaller fully managed environments.

The new solutions are intended to enable SMBs to manage increasing demands for computing and growing workloads, the company said, and to enable SMBs to grow their networks at a flexible and affordable rate.

"Dell brings decades of experience delivering enterprise-class features in technology solutions specifically designed for small and medium-sized customers," said Arpit Joshipura, vice president, Strategy and Product Management, Dell Networking. "Today's announcement is another example of our commitment to enable customers to break free of outdated networking paradigms."

The solutions include the Dell Networking X-Series of smart web-managed 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10GbE switches specifically designed for SMBs. The X-Series features multiple flexible configurations and step-by-step wizards and customisable dashboards that make configuration, calibration and troubleshooting quick and accurate.

The Dell Networking N1500 offers fully managed 1GbE switches optimised for smaller networks. The switches utilize a comprehensive enterprise-class Layer 2/3 feature set, common command-line interface (CLI) for consistent management and standard 10GbE SFP+ transceivers and cables for stacking, providing up to 200 1GbE ports in a 4-unit stack. SMBs can deploy a secure network that is optimised for VoIP and social environments, and prioritise network traffic for maximum efficiency.

Dell has also announced extended support for the W-series family of wireless access points and controllers.