Dell EMC Eyes Open Networking Expansion In ‘Bold’ Bid To Break Cisco’s Proprietary Networking Stranglehold On Enterprises
#DellEMC networking boss Tom Burns is setting the company up for battle, pitting the Round Rock, Tex., IT giant and open networking advocate against industry stalwarts #Cisco and #HPE. “Customers are looking to move away from traditional networking,” Burns told CRN. “They want to do something different, and Dell EMC and #VMware are the visionaries.” ￼ Burns published a blog Thursday about the advances Dell EMC networking has made over the last three years, highlighting the key differences between the company’s open model and the proprietary model that has until now kept Cisco on top of the market. He previewed some of the market moves Dell EMC could make, including the introduction of more multi-rate 100GbE and next-generation open networking switching platforms aimed at the data center and campus environments.