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2 In a world where real-time information is critical, there s just no room for unnecessary complexity. Did you know? Dell Networking Active Fabric solutions for the modern data center are optimized for performance and facilitate cost savings. Customers who use Dell Active Fabric have realized: 77% less power consumption 59% average savings 86% less time to design and deploy (by using Active Fabric Manager rather than manual installations) Say goodbye to expensive and proprietary network technologies, long development cycles, and convoluted network designs. And instead, become agile and efficient with a modernized, open-standards-based network built with Dell technologies. A fast, flexible and scalable IT architecture from Dell can eliminate bottlenecks and other obstacles so your employees and customers can quickly access the applications and data they need where and when they need them. On the following pages, see how organizations like yours have used Dell s modern data center networking solutions to launch new services, increase competitiveness, and realize significant cost, time and energy savings. You can also be poised for the future with a network that s:

3 Find out how you can modernize your network today. Open. Innovative. Flexible. Protect long-term agility and choice with technologies based on open standards so you can break free of proprietary and hierarchical constraints. And evolve your infrastructure at your own pace, including operating systems, applications and hardware. Are virtualization, cloud, mobility or software-defined networking on the horizon? You can do it with Dell Networking. Easily redefine your offerings to meet new requirements with Dell s automated, high-performance active fabric architecture. It reduces tiering and keeps the networking function closer to the compute function in the data center, improving eastwest traffic, lowering latency and reducing costs so your network can facilitate what s next. Connect and consolidate server, storage and software elements with switching platforms that support existing and emerging network designs, modern apps and 1/10/40GbE. Plus, you can manage everything from a single console.

4 Networking Open Your Network to Innovation Leading training provider leverages SDN to deliver learning-as-a-service 1 Dell Networking Solution Dell Networking M-Series switches, and Z9000 Switches with Intel Xeon Processors Dell Servers Dell Services Dell Storage Facilitates simultaneous learning for 20,000 users Company profile Company IIHT Cloud Solutions Industry Technology Country India Website iihtcloudsolutions.com Modernizing a network transforms IT training IT education provider IIHT wanted to give clients a more cost-effective, hands-on training option. Traditionally, students have had to learn using a dedicated and customized physical infrastructure. To revolutionize this model by delivering training as a service, IIHT established IIHT Cloud Solutions. IIHT Cloud Solutions built its data center on a software-defined network that s based on the Dell Active Fabric architecture with Dell Networking Z9000 switches that include Intel Xeon processors. Now, IT staff can rapidly provision virtual learning environments from centralized controllers without touching any hardware. And the 40GbE connectivity between servers improves the provisioning speeds of lab scenarios by 75%. Scales effectively to support 65% growth in six months Reduces port density by 90% Cuts time spent on network management by 70% Achieves 40% reduction in TCO We ve achieved 65 percent growth in our customer base within the last six months. View the full IIHT Cloud Solutions case study here

5 Networking Open Your Network to Innovation 2 Doubling down on a new data center Company profile Company WMS Gaming Industry Sports and Gaming Country United States Website wms.com Dell Networking Solution Dell Networking C300, S4810, S50V and S55 Switches, and Z9000 Switches with Intel Xeon Processors Dell Desktops Dell Servers Dell Services Dell Storage Modernizing a network transforms online gaming WMS Gaming is a global innovator in electronic and online gaming, with customers on six continents. When its systems and network were close to capacity, WMS began to check out new data-center options that could improve application performance and scale and save money. The company found it could leverage its investments, simplify infrastructure and reduce costs with a Dell solution. Engineers replaced the existing Cisco network with Dell Active Fabric that features Dell Networking Z9000 switches powered by Intel Xeon processors, along with Dell Networking S-Series and C-Series switches. The solution supports management nodes, casino feeds, and facilitates core and enduser connectivity. Accelerates application performance by removing network bottlenecks Halves TCO Increases efficiency so IT employees have more time for innovation Doubles data-recovery speeds Realizes 100% ROI in one year for the backup solution All our major business applications are in our Dell-based private cloud. View the full WMS Gaming case study here

6 Networking Open Your Network to Innovation 3 Social search engine delivers customized search for unique user needs Dell Networking Solution Dell Networking 6248 and S4810 Switches, and Z9000 Switches with Intel Xeon Processors Dell Servers Dell Services Achieves 120% ROI from new IT Company profile Company Yunyun.com Industry Technology Country China Website yunyun.com Modernizing a network transforms internet search results Yunyun.com wanted to launch an innovative internet search engine that would give millions of people faster, more customized answers for queries by narrowing search results based on each user s social media profiles. To launch its new engine, IT staff needed a highly scalable and fast network platform, and high-performance servers. Yunyun found what it needed from Dell. The company built its data center s network with a Dell Active Fabric architecture that uses Dell Networking Z9000 switches with Intel Xeon processors. To help ensure that the search engine can process more than one billion requests per day, Yunyun s cluster is connected with 40GbE uplinks. IT staff scale the network linearly as needed with the solution s network management platform. Increases user satisfaction by 30% compared with other search engines Cut time spent on Networking Management in half Reduces implementation costs by 20% Delivers 10x network scalability We are confident in the ability of the Dell solution to scale by tenfold as demand grows. View the full Yunyun.com case study here

7 Networking Open Your Network to Innovation 4 UK college embraces BYOD and cuts IT spend Dell Networking Solution Dell Networking 5548, 8100 and MXL Switches, and Z9000 Switches with Intel Xeon Processors Dell Servers Dell Storage Dell Tablets Improves students grades and class participation Company profile Company Milton Keynes College (MKC) Industry Higher Education Country United Kingdom Website mkcollege.ac.uk Modernizing a network transforms college s educational model Milton Keynes College (MKC) wanted to launch online-learning and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) capabilities to meet students expectations and keep pace with emerging educational models. However, MKC s existing IT infrastructure could not deliver the performance, connectivity or resilience needed to achieve its goals. To evolve its educational offerings, MKC designed and deployed a modern architecture with Dell. Engineers implemented a new network backbone that features two Dell Networking Z9000 core switches with Intel Xeon processors. Engineers also consolidated and virtualized MKC s data center, facilitating connectivity to its three campuses by deploying a M1000e blade chassis and Dell Networking MXL blade switches. Saves nearly 210,000 (US$338,000) in power costs Returns more than 700,000 (US$1.2 million) in operational savings Boosts IT staff efficiency Improves IT reliability By virtualizing our entire data centre, we ve significantly reduced capital expense. View the full Milton Keynes College case study here

8 Networking Open Your Network to Innovation 5 eresearch innovators drive discovery through collaboration Company profile Company eresearch SA Industry Technology, Education Country Australia Website ersa.edu.au Dell Networking Solution Dell Networking 5548 and S- Series Switches, and Z9000 Switches with Intel Xeon Processors Dell Security Dell Servers Dell Services Dell Software Dell Storage Modernizing a network transforms big data analysis eresearch SA was established to give Australian researchers a shared high-performance computing (HPC) solution so individual researchers no longer had to maintain their own HPC cluster. To ensure low latency and high network speeds for its open-source cloud, eresearch SA uses Dell Active Fabric. At the solution s core are Dell Networking Z9000 switches with Intel Xeon processors. Dell Networking S4810 (top-of-rack) switches connect individual servers and additional Dell switches connect storage to the cluster. By having access to a faster, more modern 40GbE infrastructure, researchers now enjoy a fortyfold increase in data-access speeds, and they can transfer terabytes of data in minutes rather than days. Administrators also save time by managing the entire cluster from a single console with Dell OpenManage Network Manager software. Speeds data access by 40x for researchers Reduces IT administration time by 40% Cuts energy consumption by 25% for participating universities Delivers the scalability and flexibility needed to meet disparate requirements Protects data without slowing performance Other institutions can plug directly into our network and gain access to our services at 40 Gbps. View the full eresearch SA case study here

9 Networking Open Your Network to Innovation 6 Making intelligent speech-recognition services available through the cloud Company profile Company Anhui USTC iflytek Industry Technology Country China Website iflytek.com Dell Networking Solution Dell Networking Z9000 Switches with Intel Xeon Processors Dell Laptops Dell Servers Dell Services Dell Software Dell Storage Modernizing a network transforms speech-recognition services Anhui USTC iflytek delivers 70% of the speech-recognition solutions in China. To keep pace with increasing demand from 150 million subscribers, iflytek needed to expand its cloud infrastructure and increase efficiency. To deliver consistently fast web-based speech services, and get the elasticity it needs across numerous cloud data centers, iflytek created a trunk-plusbranch architecture based on Dell Networking Z9000 switches with Intel Xeon processors. As a result, iflytek s core architecture can scale from 2TB to 160TB while maintaining only three microseconds of latency. The solution also increases efficiency because iflytek staff can automate tasks, and monitor and control communication with virtual machines using features in the Dell Networking Operating System. Facilitates rapid expansion Scales network by 80x while maintaining 3 microseconds of latency without IT staff intervention Reduces TCO by 30% Provides 100% service reliability Dell provided us a cloud infrastructure platform solution using superior products... which has reduced our total cost of ownership. Boosts employee efficiency by 15% with mobile computing View the full eresearch SA case study here

10 With a Dell Networking solution, it s easier to customize your infrastructure to overcome your specific IT challenges whether they re performance, scale, reliability, security, or the delivery of new services. Design your network your way with an end-to-end portfolio that includes flexible, best-of-breed equipment. What does this mean for you? Chief Technology Officer IT Manager Chief Financial Officer Reduce time-to-market for new strategic initiatives to increase competitive edge Facilitate fast and reliable services for customers and employees Protect IT from evolving threats, maintain business continuity and comply with regulations Minimize network complexity to realize significant time, cost and energy savings Increase choice and break free from vendor lock-in with technologies based on open standards Support more users, more workloads and more data in a smaller footprint Simplify the implementation of new services including cloud and BYOD Deliver consistently fast access to systems and applications, especially mission-critical assets Save time and money by taking advantage of one vendor to provide a total end-to-end solution Drive revenue and profitability with a more affordable network Leverage existing investments and extend lifecycles via increased scale Streamline network implementation, training and maintenance Take advantage of competitive financing options Realize additional savings by facilitating virtualization and cloud-based services Start your journey toward a modern and optimized network today at dellnetworking.com

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