Meanwhile, Dell says its MXL/IOA blade switching system, which was introduced at Interop Spring 2012, is one of the fastest growing product lines in its portfolio. Dell says it has shipped over 3,000 units to more than 700 customers in about two quarters. Customers are using the system for east/west traffic optimization with direct 40G connectivity from a Dell PowerEdge 1000e blade server rack to the core fabric, Dell officials say.
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