The new Dell Networking N-series includes new silicon, hardware chassis and a new Linux-based operating system. The new switches include the N2000 and N3000, both 1 GbE switches with 10 GbE uplinks. Dell’s refreshed campus portfolio competes in a highly competitive space dominated by Cisco, with HP and Juniper also pushing hard for market share.
The N2000 and the N3000 series include both 24- and 48-port configurations, with the N2000 operating as a Layer 2 device and the N3000 operating at Layer 3.
The N4000 is a 10 GbE switch with 40 GbE uplinks and also has both 24- and 48-port configurations available.