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    FluidFS in a Multi-protocol (SMB/NFS) Environment

    This paper describes the network components that interface with FluidFS to provide a manageable, secure solution for sharing files in both SMB and NFS domains, and discusses best practices for deploying systems where both protocols need to access files simultaneously.

  2. Fluid Data Reduction for FluidFS

    Fluid Data Reduction for FluidFS

    Fluid Data Reduction for FluidFS

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    SC4020 product review: Taneja Group

    In this lab validation, industry analyst firm Taneja Group provides a technical deep dive of the new Dell Storage SC4000 and highlights specific customer use cases.

  4. Taneja Group: Overview of Dell XC Solutions

    Taneja Group: Overview of Dell XC Solutions

    Traditionally, converged infrastructure systems have been built using a three-tier architecture where compute, networking and storage, while integrated together in same rack, still consisted of best-in-breed standalone devices. These systems work well in stable, predictable environments, however, when a virtualization environment is dynamic with unpredictable growth, traditional three-tier architectures often times lack the simplicity, scalability and flexibility. Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliances powered by Nutanix software are HyperConverged models that are extremely flexible and scalable. This solution brief examines what constitutes a dynamic virtualized environment and how the Dell XC Web-scale Appliance series fits into such an environment.

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    Dell EqualLogic TCO Analysis

    This ESG Lab report examines the economic excellence of highly scalable Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI virtualized storage solutions compared with those of other leading storage vendors.

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    New economies of storage with Dell Compellent Flash-optimized solutions

    With the introduction of the Dell Compellent flash-optimized solutions, Dell changed the economics of flash storage and broke the current pricing boundaries. By offering solutions that can provide performance at the capacity and price of a rotating disk, Dell is making flash storage affordable and accessible to a broader segment of the market.

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    NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Technologies partners with Dell OEM


    An India-based cloud services provider drives growth at home and abroad while cutting order lead times in half and saving millions of dollars on office expansion with the help of Dell OEM Solutions.

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    Medien-Service Untermain (MSU) improves its services and storage abilities


    An IT services provider in Germany restores customer virtual machinery 90 percent faster, and its entire data center 80 percent quicker, while otherwise boosting services with an end-to-end Dell BURA solution.

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    The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs builds a private cloud


    A multi-state addiction treatment program helps caretakers treat patients faster and simplifies IT management thereby enabling business growth with a new end-to-end Dell private cloud financed through Dell Financial Services.

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    Cardiff and Vale College - Video


    A college in the Welsh capital launches its £45million state-of-the-art campus with an end-to-end solution from Dell that delivers the best of e-learning to help develop a local community that is ready for the opportunities in an evolving world of work and education.

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    IndigoVision teams with Dell OEM Solutions for global distribution and support


    U.K.-based provider of IP video surveillance systems works with Dell OEM to provide a range of storage for its customers, take products into new markets and ensure global support.

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    Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) - Infographic


    Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) includes 25 universities and children’s hospitals, including the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital, as well as the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), who are, with support from Dell and Intel, creating a new model for treating children with cancer.

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    FAW Foundry increases efficiency and reduces cost with its VDI solution


    A leading auto casting manufacturer in China reduces desktop downtime by 68 percent to improve productivity and cuts the total cost of ownership on the environment by almost 50 percent with Dell end-to-end virtual desktop infrastructure.

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    PRIME aerostructures GmbH adds AppAssure to its end-to-end Dell environment


    Aeronautics technology firm CEO gets his weekends back and can grow his company with ISO and EASA compliance through Dell AppAssure backup software.

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    Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) utilizes big data IT


    Oncologists and geneticists give hope to pediatric cancer patients deemed incurable by using precision medicine and Dell IT to develop custom treatments. Some patients are now in remission, and the tumors in 60 percent of others are no longer growing.

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    TelecityGroup offers flexible cloud solutions with its end-to-end Dell infrastructure


    U.K. data centre provider takes business into new markets with dedicated private and shared cloud offerings based on Dell blade servers and Dell storage.

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    Wilson Sons standardizes its data center and ensures remote access across Brazil


    One of the largest sea and port operators in Brazil engaged Dell to help it consolidate and standardize its data center architecture and ensure that all its units throughout the country had remote access to applications.

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    The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs - Video


    Addiction treatment facility increases the quality of patient care by utilizing a Dell-based private cloud solution and Dell Financial Services to deploy a secure, manageable and high performing virtual environment.

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    University of Cambridge offers HPC services for small and medium businesses


    Globally revered university in the U.K. develops a high-performance computing cloud platform for small and medium businesses to utilize with the hopes of increasing research, development, and the knowledge economy.

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    The Center for Space Simulator Development and Personnel Training (CSD&PT) refreshes desktops with VDI


    Astronaut training facility in Russia keeps its competitive edge while saving energy when it turns to a Dell end-to-end virtualized desktop infrastructure, built on Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell PowerVault storage, Dell Networking and Dell Wyse endpoints.

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    Celtic Manor Resort deploys a secure and virtualized environment


    A leading five-star resort makes combined IT savings of £67,000 a year while supporting major events like NATO meetings with a Dell end-to-end platform featuring servers, storage, networking and firewalls.

  1. PowerVault MD3 Storage Array Series Spec Sheet

    PowerVault MD3 Storage Array Series Spec Sheet

    The Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3 series of arrays is PowerVault’s answer for affordable entry level storage.Whether you need to consolidate your storage, support the demands of data intensive applications or optimize your virtual environments, the MD3 series has been designed to meet your growing business needs.The flexibility of the MD3 series lets you decide the protocol, supports a wide range of drive types, and has many optional premium software features that you can add as you choose.

  2. PowerVault MD3 iSCSI Series Spec Sheet

    PowerVault MD3 iSCSI Series Spec Sheet

    The Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3 iSCSI array series offers 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet iSCSI SAN solutions that are ideal for entry-level storage consolidation in virtualized environments that require high availability and high performance without sacrificing ease of use. Designed for flexibility, the MD3 iSCSI array series support a range of drive types, enclosures and RAID levels all within a single array.

  3. Dynamic Disk Pools Technical Report

    Dynamic Disk Pools Technical Report

    The DDP feature dynamically distributes data, spare capacity, and protection information across a pool of disk drives. These pools may range in size from a minimum of 11 drives to potentially as large as of all of the drives in the PowerVault MD3 storage system including the expansion units. In addition to creation of a single Dynamic Disk Pool, storage administrators may opt to create traditional disks in conjunction with Dynamic Disk Pools or even multiple Dynamic Disk Pools, providing an unprecedented level of flexibility. This technical report provides a technical overview of the DDP feature as well as providing best practice guidance for usage.

  4. Dell Compellent Flash-optimized Solutions Spec Sheet

    Flash-Optimized Solutions

    Enhance performance in enterprise applications and VDI environments with improved I/O and low latency.

  5. Dell EqualLogic PS4110 and PS4100 Series Spec Sheet

    Dell EqualLogic PS4100 Series Spec Sheet

    EqualLogic PS4100 Series The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS4100 storage arrays are designed to provide excellent flexibility, performance and capacity for your growing business requirements. The series offers multiple configurations in drive capacities with up to 36TB of storage in 2U/3.5” options. Ideal for small or midsized companies and remote offices, the PS4100 Series offers a virtualized architecture, enterprise software and easy administration at an affordable price.

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    SanDisk DAS Cache FAQ


    Get answers to frequently asked questions about the SanDisk DAS Cache solution, a server-level caching software product for Direct Attached Storage brought to you by Dell, which accelerates application performance for workloads such as OLTP, OLAP, HPC, and Business Analytics.