|Storage solutions as dynamic as your data.|
The management of storage growth continues to be one of the top global challenges faced by IT professionals today.
We understand this challenge and have architected our storage solutions so they are flexible to operate and scalable by design in order to optimize your investments and consolidate systems for maximum agility.
Dell’s storage solutions keep your data as flexible as you need it to be.
With a unique, software-based approach, Dell’s storage solutions let you access the right data at the right time in the right place for the right cost. It incorporates the latest storage technologies into multiple generations of hardware systems, so you can take advantage of improvements now and in the future. Our solutions adapt to the I/O patterns and business workloads of your operations so you spend less time managing data and more time using it to fuel the growth of your business.
|The best data management approach is also the most competitive.|
Our storage solutions can save your organization time and money with built-in features such as scale out automated tiering and load balancing and replication to deliver a low total cost of ownership. Unlike other storage solution providers that require disruptive migrations to new platforms when additional capacity is needed, Dell’s storage solutions allow you to easily scale up in size and performance without having to rip and replace.
|Data storage as flexible as you need it to be|
Business is constantly evolving. So in order for your company to be fluid and adaptable, your storage solutions need to be, too. No one knows this better than the Caterham F1 Team, which has to react to race-altering decisions in microseconds.
Consolidated and Unified Storage
The growth of company files, email, databases, and application data drives a constant need for more storage. But with some storage architectures, growth can mean burdensome management and decreased asset utilization if storage resources remain trapped behind individual servers. By implementing Dell's Storage Consolidation and Unified Storage Solutions, IT organizations can consolidate storage resources to:
• Centralize storage and reduce administrative overhead
• Simplify IT operations and reduce total IT expenditures
• Expand storage capacity, performance, and network bandwidth online without downtime
• Increase availability and protect critical data sets
• Consolidate storage assets across multiple OS environments
• Manage a single pool of storage for file and block access using NAS appliances integrated directly with Dell PowerVault, EqualLogic and Compellent platforms.
|Dell EqualLogic SAN and NAS storage |
The EqualLogic family of virtualized storage solutions from Dell is ideal for fast-growing companies and organizations. Built on an advanced, peer-storage architecture, EqualLogic storage simplifies the deployment and administration of consolidated storage environments. And, it offers a simple path to rapid deployment, comprehensive data protection, enterprise-class performance and reliability, and seamless pay-as-you grow expansion.
• Simplify Windows Storage Consolidation with Dell storage
|Dell Compellent SAN and NAS storage|
Dell Compellent’s unique, software-based approach to managing dynamic data powers the data center with efficient, flexible and reliable enterprise-class storage. With a flexible SAN and NAS architecture, Compellent scales and adapts easily to your business needs, boosts application performance, optimizes both block and file data management and helps lower total cost of ownership.
|Dell PowerVault SAN and NAS storage|
Optimized for small and medium business, branch offices and high-performance computing, Dell PowerVault primary storage solutions are designed to enable affordable DAS, SAN and NAS in any infrastructure without compromising enterprise-class features and reliability. You get a balance of performance, operational simplicity and flexibility that’s easy to manage using Dell’s multiprotocol, multigenerational Modular Disk Storage Manager and the optional OpenManage Storage Management platform.
• Case Study: Affilinet
|Dell ProSupport™ Plus |
The only good time to solve a problem is before it happens. We know you simply can't afford to be surprised by hardware failures that put your business at risk. SupportAssist enhances your Dell ProSupport Plus experience with automated remote monitoring technology available, at no cost, on select Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell storage solutions and PowerConnect networking equipment. SupportAssist integrates with Dell OpenManage Essentials to give you the added capabilities with automated support and systems health checks resulting in preventative maintenance recommendations so you know your systems are performing at all times.
|Consulting for Data Storage |
Dell IT consultants work with you to rapidly perform an automated data collection process, business needs assessment and gap analysis to provide you with a custom tailored data storage solution design and cost benefit analysis. This cost-effective solution can clearly show how today’s data storage technologies, processes and procedures can reduce costs while ensuring business workload needs are adequately met or exceeded. Dell Storage Accelerator combines our deep business and technical expertise to help you best store, manage, maintain and leverage your information assets with the most appropriate and cost-effective storage solution. In addition, our highly skilled Deployment Services experts with will optimize your storage solution configuration to perform based on your business needs, so you can get your business up and running quickly and smoothly.
Solutions for Virtualized Servers and Storage
Hypervisor-based virtualization offers the potential to transform the data center into a world where pooled servers, networking, and storage can be rapidly deployed to meet the needs of your business.
Dell offers an efficient and highly integrated approach to building a solid storage foundation that can optimize the virtual data center; maintain broad choice in vendors, technologies and architectures; and allow seamless scalability while delivering high efficiency and cost-effectiveness. In addition to the self-protecting software features of Dell storage platforms, information can also be protected against loss with Dell data protection solutions for virtual environments.
• Optimized storage for today’s virtualized data centers
• Converging networks into an agile, elastic data center fabric
• Storage virtualization — the next step in controlling spiraling costs
• CIO Strategies for Storage: Leverage virtual storage for virtual servers
• Accelerate your VMware journey with Dell Storage
• Optimizing the Storage Infrastructure for Private Cloud and Beyond
|VMware vSphere and Dell storage for efficient virtual datacenters |
VMware® vSphere™ uses the power of virtualization to help transform datacenters into dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures Together, Dell and VMware deliver efficient, resilient, virtual infrastructure solutions that are fast to deploy and easy to manage.
• Optimize virtual infrastructure through integrated storage management
• 7 ways Dell Compellent optimizes VMware server virtualization
• PowerVault MD32X0i and VMware Flexible and Scalable VMware SAN
|Microsoft Hyper-V environments- Enabling the Virtual Data Center simply and cost-effectively|
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 with Hyper‑V™ offers virtualization capabilities that can help you simplify data center operations and streamline IT infrastructures. Dell provides a fully engineered, end-to-end, holistic virtualization solution that includes hardware, services, and support for Windows Server 2008 with Hyper‑V.
• Dell EqualLogic PS Series SAN Offer Robust, High-Availability Infrastructure for Microsoft WS 2008 R2 Hyper‑V
• Using the Storage Center Command Set to rapidly provision storage in a Hyper‑V environment
• Microsoft® Hyper‑V® Planning Guide for Dell PowerVault MD Series Storage Arrays
• Dell Storage Solutions Guide for Microsoft® Hyper‑V™
|Citrix XenServer environments|
Citrix® XenServer® provides an enterprise-class, cloud-proven, and open server virtualization solution that radically reduces data center costs by transforming static and complex IT environments into more dynamic, easy-to-manage virtual data centers. It provides advanced management capabilities to integrate and automate virtual data centers at a fraction of the cost of other solutions.
• Simplified Management of Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SANs in Citrix XenServer
• Dell Compellent Storage Center XenServer 6.x Best Practices
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Environments Dell ensures desktop virtualization project success with advanced integration
Cloud and Virtualization Consulting — Plan your journey from virtualization to the cloud with Dell experts
Solutions for Business Critical Workloads and Applications
Data drives applications that business depends on, so the design and management of your data storage infrastructure can profoundly affect business success. Whether you are deploying a standalone email server, consolidating applications for several departments or building a multitenant Software-as-a-Service installation, your storage design must meet specific application requirements.
Customers can minimize capital and operational costs while delivering on each application's service level needs by automatically leveraging different storage tiers – including Solid State Disks – for performance efficiency. Dell storage solutions also permit companies to tailor the data protection and availability strategy to fit application or workload requirements.
You can rely on Dell to provide specific resources to guide the storage design for your applications.
|Scalable and rapid Microsoft Exchange deployments|
Email and messaging applications have become mission-critical communication and collaboration technologies for enterprises of all sizes. Microsoft® Exchange is the most often deployed messaging environment in the corporate marketplace.
Dell’s storage portfolio includes a choice of scalable platforms that have built-in integration software for Exchange to provide performance, reliability, and support for e-mail.
• Evaluating storage platforms for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
• Benefits of Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 on Dell Compellent with Data Progression
• Auto-Snapshot Manager Microsoft Edition For Microsoft Exchange 2010
|Storage Supporting Microsoft SQL|
Dell and Microsoft® have partnered to deliver an open, capable and affordable set of solutions integrated with SQL Server so you can improve database environments with minimal IT support. Dell's end-to-end storage solutions can help you take full advantage of SQL Server® scalability, improve cost efficiency and maximize IT agility through data center virtualization and consolidation helping IT administrators seamlessly manage database infrastructure.
• Quick recovery and advanced data protection for Microsoft SQL Server with Dell EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager for Microsoft (ASM/Microsoft) v4.5
• Boost SQL Server database availability and efficiency with Dell Compellent™ Storage Center Storage Area Networks
|Storage for Microsoft SharePoint environments|
Microsoft® SharePoint® has become a mission critical enterprise document management system that requires fast and reliable backups, rapid, granular data recovery capabilities, and efficient storage. But, many organizations struggle with establishing a consolidated SharePoint data storage infrastructure that efficiently scales, lowers TCO, and establishes proper governance policies. To gain control of SharePoint data - and to extract its full business value - organizations need data storage solutions that reduce SharePoint storage costs, decrease management overhead, and scale seamlessly.
• Optimizing Microsoft® SharePoint with Dell
• Enhancing data protection and recovery for SharePoint environments
• IT Consulting for SharePoint 2010
|Storage for Oracle Environments|
Help your business thrive with a Dell Oracle® database storage solution designed and built to meet your unique needs. Make smart decisions based on data that’s available in milliseconds. And keep that data out of the wrong hands. Trust Dell and Oracle for robust, flexible database solutions that can help you standardize, simplify and automate your IT infrastructure.
|High Performance Computing storage solutions|
Support even the most massive computing requirements with High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions from Dell. Dell HPC solutions combine multiple systems to perform complex calculations, so you can achieve a supercomputer’s performance level — without the cost. With Dell, you can quickly, economically and easily buy and deploy new or additional cluster nodes and computational capacity as you need it. Dell offers high-performance storage technology building block components (servers, storage, networking and software) optimized for parallel computing.
• Accelerating application performance with Dell Fluid Cache for DAS 1.0
Compellent All-flash storage solution (SC220 with eMLC and SLC flash drives)
The Dell Compellent All flash storage solution is performance-tuned for low-latency, high-input/output operations per second (IOPS) requirements of enterprise database, OLTP and data-intensive workloads. As the first system to automatically tier data across write intensive SLC and read intensive MLC SSDs, the Compellent Storage Center 6.4 software release and All flash storage solution can help reduce costs up to 75% compared to other all flash storage solutions.
Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) SolutionsIn this data driven world, managing systems and maximizing data protection at Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) locations is just as important as it is in central offices. Dell’s ROBO solutions provide you with the flexibility to manage systems and data at ROBO offices from a central location or let ROBO offices manage their own systems and data locally using a comprehensive set of advanced data protection) and management software.
VRTX is the first converged IT solution designed specifically for a remote and small office environment. It has the features, functionality and raw power that sophisticated data centers have, but in a package that costs as much as some high-end business desktop computers to run your business (small use), or to connect to enterprise networks (ROBO).
This comprehensive data center in-a-box includes award-winning PowerEdge servers, efficient shared storage, fast networking and simplified management. And it’s backed up with worry-free deployment and support services from Dell. VRTX provides a simple way to extend the data center to securely run high-end, on-site applications with local storage and centralized management using pre-virtualized, pre-converged, standardized infrastructure.
Dell PowerVault MD & NX Series
Dell PowerVault MD & NX Series is an affordable, entry-level DAS, SAN and NAS self-protecting storage solution. PowerVault storage includes optional features for snapshots, virtual disk copies and replication. On the PowerVault MD and NX series of systems, you get a balance of performance, operational simplicity and flexibility that’s easy to manage using Dell’s multi-protocol, multi-generational Modular Disk Storage Manager and the optional OpenManage Storage Management platform.
EqualLogic PS4100 Series
The Dell EqualLogic PS4100 series provides rapid deployment, enterprise-class data protection, solid performance, and fault-tolerance — all while providing simple management and seamless expansion based on innovative Fluid Data architecture.
• Storage Consolidation and Data Protection for the Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO)