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Dell Builds New Linux Network Operating System

Joshipura said that Dell is not branding its new Linux powered networking operating system on the N-series at this time. He stressed however that from a management perspective, Dell’s networking solutions can all be managed seamlessly whether or not the system is Linux or FTOS.

“The kernel is Linux, but that doesn’t show up from an operations perspective,” Joshipura said. “What it provides is the openness, reliability and programmability that Linux brings.