• Paul Fingleton

Dell Target SMB sector new X-Series and N1500 Networking devices

Dell today announced an enhanced networking portfolio designed to target small to medium-sized businesses: the new X-series family of smart managed switches and the Dell N1500, a new member of the N-series family of products, designed for smaller fully managed environments.

IT departments of all sizes are looking to create a network infrastructure that is able to manage this new generation of mobile, cloud computing and workload processing, but in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) sector are often constrained by limited resources.

Dell has unveiled the new X-Series and N1500 products to help SMBs have the ability to grow their networks at a flexible and affordable rate. The aim of these products to give a consumer-like experience with simple, guided wizards, while also providing enterprise-level network control at a cost-effective price.

“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 “Today’s announcement is another example of our commitment to enable customers to break free of outdated networking paradigms.”

Dell Networking X-Series

The Dell Networking X-Series is a family of smart web-managed 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10GbE switches specifically designed for SMBs that offer intuitive, enterprise-class features, as well as multiple flexible configurations. SMB customers can enjoy advanced network management without requiring professional IT support thanks to step-by-step wizards and customisable dashboards that make configuration, calibration and troubleshooting quick and accurate.

Dell Networking N1500

The Dell Networking N1500 family 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 Networking W-series wireless support

To reassure wireless customers and partners, Dell announced extended support for the W-series family of wireless access points and controllers. Dell is committed to supporting the W-series without interruption throughout the product lifecycle.

Dell expect the Dell Networking X-Series to be available from May 15th, through Dell Channel and Distribution Partners​. The N1500 will be availabile later in the summer.

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