Networking Came to a Fork in the Road

Mike Fratto
Mike Fratto

Summary Bullets:

  • Dell is leading the competitive market in disaggregated switching with four switches and three (soon to be four) OSs supported.
  • Any networking vendor could equal Dell’s early lead in a few months, but catching up with Dell’s integration strategies will take longer.

While Cisco and VMware are squabbling over ACI and NSX and other networking vendors are trying to gain mind and market share with enterprise IT, Dell has taken a turn away from all of its competitors by committing its future data center switch lines to its ‘open networking’ (ON) strategy that may very well be a significant differentiator in the future. Continue reading “Networking Came to a Fork in the Road”