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PowerVault NX3100 Network Attached Storage

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The PowerVault™ NX3100 is a capacity-dense, dedicated network attached storage (NAS) solution that’s integrated with enhanced file-sharing software and designed to help smaller offices stay efficient and productive. The NX3100 is also flexible enough to support applications (block data) that help people with limited resources save time by eliminating the need to manage separate types of storage.


  • Supports up to 24TB in a compact 2U chassis
  • Expands up to 384TB total external capacity with Dell™ PowerVault™, EqualLogic™ and EMC™ arrays
  • Ships with everything you need — the automated initial setup and configuration wizard lets you easily set and forget

PowerVault NX3100
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Operating System

  • Windows® Storage Server 2008 Standard Edition

File Access Protocols

  • CIFS, NFS, FTP

    Type of Data Supported

    File and Block

Form Factor

  • 2U rack-mount

Processor

  • Number of Processors
    1 or 2

    Processors Supported
    Intel® Xeon® E5506, 1.86GHz/4M, 2C 80W & 5620 procs

Storage

  • 12, 3.5" data drives
    (there are also two additional, 2.5" drives for the OS)

    Memory

    6GB, 12GB or 24GB DDR3

    Max Internal Capacity

    24TB raw (with near-line SAS)

    Drives Supported
     
    SAS (15K): 450GB, 600GB
    Near-line SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB*

RAID

  • H700 (internal drives), H800 (external drives)

    Hardware RAID Levels (factory-installable options)
    R1 + R5/R1 + R6

    Hardware RAID Levels (custom-configurable options)
    0, 1, 5, 10, 50, 6

Management

  • Dell OpenManage™ featuring Dell Management Console

    Remote Management
    Optional iDRAC Enterprise or Native Java RDP plug-in

Data Protection Features

  • SIS, DFS-R, Snapshots (VSS)

Chassis

  • 3.42 H x 17.53 W x 26.17 D (in)
    86.7 H x 445.2 W x 664.6 D (mm)

    External Scalability
    PowerVault, EqualLogic and EMC arrays (DAS and SAN)

    Slots
    2 x4 PCIe + 1 x8 PCIe

    Availability
    Hot-plug hard drives, Hot-plug redundant power, Hot-plug redundant cooling
    No cluster support

    Rack Support
    ReadyRails™ sliding rails for 4-post racks, static
    ReadyRails™ for 4-post and 2-post racks

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PowerVault NX3100 Network-Attached Storage: Share up to 384TB of files and apps in your office

Share up to 576TB of Files and Application Data.

  • Grow capacity internally up to 36TB, using 12 data drives in a compact 2U chassis. Choose from 450GB/600GB SAS or 1TB/2TB/3TB near-line SAS. The NX3100 system grows with your business needs.
  • Expand capacity externally with a wide selection of Dell’s PowerVault™ arrays for up to 576TB maximum capacity.
  • Manage your data with the built-in data management software. Create policy based actions to move, backup or otherwise manage the lifecycle of your data.
  • Deliver better managed file services across Server Message Block (SMB) and NFS with File Services Resource Manager (FSRM).
By merging file servers and block storage into one PowerVault NX3100 system, you can manage more with less effort. This enables you to leverage existing protocols, technologies and IP infrastructure, cutting your system-wide deployment and management costs for info-sharing across both file and block data.
PowerVault NX3100 Network-Attached Storage: Storage technology that works for you

Storage technology that works for you

The NX3100 offers of the right mix of high storage capacity and software to keep your storage network highly efficient. The factory-installed Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 x64 operating system condenses the top file-serving features from Windows® Server 2008 and adds advanced storage management features designed for faster, more efficient and more reliable file sharing.

  • Choose higher-capacity or higher-performance with select SAS, near-line SAS and SATA hard drives.
  • Reduce duplicate files (transparent file-level deduplication) with single-instance storage (SIS).
  • Access information faster through Distributed File System (DFS) namespaces.
  • Share files across Windows and non-Windows clients with CIFS (SMB 2.0) and NFS.
Block and file storage, Single Instant Storage and internal as well as external capacity expansion. The smart integration of these SMB critical features help ensure that your storage investment is protected for years to come.
PowerVault NX3100 Network-Attached Storage: Setup and Manage Your Information with Ease

Set Up and Manage with Ease

The PowerVault™ NX3100 integrates everything you need, right out of the box, to begin sharing information safely and efficiently, without wasting time, money and resources building a file server from scratch.

  • Automates setup and configuration with the “initial configuration task” tool.
  • Supports unlimited users through included client-added licenses (CALs).
  • Manages your information remotely through a web-based browser using Remote Desktop and the Microsoft Management Console.
The NX3100 NAS system integrates seamlessly into your Windows® environment, taking advantage of the same management and protection tools you’ve already deployed. Integration with non-Windows® clients is also effortless and transparent.

Headless operation and remote management are offered through the integrated Dell™ Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) and Java Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). In addition, the Remote Desktop for Administration feature in Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 provides remote administration of recurring management tasks, saving valuable time and resources.

Dell Services
Dell offers services across the storage lifecycle that can help you plan a storage solution aligned with your IT objectives, efficiently implement the technology into your business and help maintain your storage solution at peak performance to support your critical business operations.

Plan - Design and Assess

Whether you're consolidating disparate data stores onto a SAN platform for the first time, or adding platforms to support growing storage requirements, Dell's experienced SAN professionals can help you choose the right technology to meet the demands of your scalable enterprise.

Storage Consolidation Services

  • Infrastructure Consolidation Readiness Assessment Analyses existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a server or storage consolidation.
  • Consolidation Planning and Validation Develops a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.

Implement - Deploy, Train and Recover

Dell provides a choice of deployment service offerings ranging from as needed, over-the-phone consultation and remote assistance to on-site project management and deployment services for complex storage migration and consolidation initiatives.

Storage Installation Services

  • On-site or remote installation of your complete Dell storage system is highly recommended. By allowing Dell to provide installation, you can help reduce the time required to get your system up and running, while making efficient use of your employees' time.
  • Remote Installation for the Dell NX4 provides customers with an alternative to on-site installation for direct attach or Dell NX4 configurations. By using a combination of Phone and Remote support, Dell technicians can assist customers with all aspects of configuring Windows hosts to access the Dell NX4. This service is only available for those configurations deemed "customer installable" and applies only to Windows configurations.
  • Getting your IT resources quickly up-to-speed on any new technology is essential in today's fast-past business environment. Dell's comprehensive on-line or on-site training courses will arm your IT staff with the skills they need to proficiently manage your new Dell NX4.


Maintain - Support and Optimize

After your Dell NX4 is fully operational, Dell can help keep it running smoothly. Dell ProSupport services can help you maximize your SAN's availability and performance.

  • Operations Performance Benchmarking Innovative management tools and processes, providing customers with unprecedented visibility into their IT operations and a mechanism for continuous improvement.
  • ECC Real-time Tracking Window A real-time web based tool that allows customers to track the real-time position and status of every open incident they are experiencing around the world, without picking up the phone.

SAN Maintenance Service is designed to provide periodic health checks, updates and upgrades for your SAN system throughout your Limited Warranty period. We can analyse your system for overall health and provide software and system updates and upgrades. We can also provide how-to assistance for configuring or installing SAN components through our Enterprise Assistance program. For ongoing performance, dependability, changing demands and challenges, the SAN Maintenance service is the smart choice for your SAN system maintenance.

1 Technician, replacement part or unit (depending on service contract) will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting. Subject to parts availability, geographical restrictions (on site and/or next business day service not available in some locations) and terms of service contract. Service timing dependent upon time of day call placed to Dell. Defective unit must be returned or paid for. Replacements may be refurbished.
2 Technician, replacement part or unit (depending on service contract) will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting.
3 The defective hard drive must still be covered by the hardware limited warranty.
4 Limited Warranty coverage for the Dell NX4 is available for up to three (3) years with initial purchase of the product and may be extended for up to one (1) additional year with purchase of a separate warranty extension plan prior to the expiration of the original limited warranty2 purchased for the product. The exact length of the Limited Warranty coverage period will be reflected on your packing slip or invoice.

Dell ProSupport
– Designed to address the technology challenges you face today.
 
Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 7x24 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

 

Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology – rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to help reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

SPEED OF RESPONSEPROTECTIONPREMIUM PROACTIVE
Mission Critical  - Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour on-site service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.Data Management and Protection
  • Keep Your Hard Drive helps you retain control of sensitive data
  • Hard Drive Data Recovery provides unlimited attempts to recover data from a failed hard drive
  • Certified Data Destruction wipes your hard drive clean and destroys data
Enterprise-Wide Contract – Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Proactive Maintenance - Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

Remote Advisory Options - Provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization, and more.


Additional Service Offerings 

Comprehensive Storage Training and Certification

Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skill sets for company compliance, the Dell Certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.

Backup and Recovery

To sustain the continued operation of your storage solution, you should engineer availability, security and reliability into every process from the outset. Dell can provide backup and recovery solutions that help ensure adequate procedures are in place to minimize or avoid data loss.

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