Dell India today announced that it is turning its research and development center in Chennai into a Center of Excellence in Networking for Dell.
Since the acquisition of Force10 Networks in August 2011, Chennai has become a critical research and development (R&D) hub for Dells Networking business, leading transformation projects in three domains: Servers, Networking and Storage. As a Centre of Excellence, the Chennai Development Center will enhance its expertise in routing, switching, network operating system, network management and reference architecture. The center will focus on high-end design and development of Force10 networking switches and routers, in collaboration with the San Jose Development Center (SDC). The Chennai center will facilitate a complete end-to-end networking product development platform, which will be cost effective and value driven with capabilities across development, design, quality assurance, product management and support. The Chennai Development Center will facilitate the complete process starting from the inception of an idea based on customer requirements, to developing, testing and shipping products to the customer.
Over the last year, all data center innovation from Force10 Networks has been successfully integrated into Dell’s solutions and is now available to customers. This forms the basis of the 10/40G fabric to connect servers, storage and networking. The Dell Force10 center in Chennai is a global center of competence for leading-edge core/switch product development, including software for Force10s E-, S- and C-Series product lines and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS). Since the acquisition, the center has already accomplished leading innovations built on data center networking products like Z9000 on performance-packaging-power metrics. The center has successfully designed, developed and delivered technologies in open automation and blade switching, while gaining more than 560 man-years of Force10 Operating System (FTOS) experience.