Dell is introducing a top-of-rack switch and related management software as part of a push to develop a total fabric solution built on advances in software-defined networking and virtualization based on the OpenFlow protocol. The S5000 module switch is part of the company's Active Fabric networking offering, which boasts up to a 77% reduction in power costs, according to Dell. The company is also reiterating its loyalty to Windows RT in its tablet portfolio plans.

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