To enhance expertise in routing, switching, network operating system, network management and reference architecture
Chennai, India, July 24, 2012 – Dell India today announced in press statement, 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 Dell’s 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.
“We see tremendous opportunity for Dell’s networking business. Globally, there is now a $7-billion opportunity in the data center market and a total of $20 billion in networking. With the integration of Force10 into the fabric of Dell’s solutions, we have expanded our market, our roadmap, our investment, our reach and of course our customers. The focus presently is on building more unified capabilities throughout our server, storage and networking businesses, which will enable our customers to enjoy the benefits of improved manageability and tighter integration between these technologies, resulting in a lower TCO for them,” said Dario Zamarian, Vice President & General Manager, Dell Networking.
“Chennai has emerged as a critical market for innovation, research and development for Dell. Talent acquisition and management will be a priority over the next twelve months, as we look to enhance the role of this center in Dell’s networking projects globally. We plan to significantly increase our investment in routing/switching and open automation/network management functions,” said Sreedhara Narayanaswamy, Executive Director & Center Head for Chennai R&D, Dell India.