Dell Storage for OEM Solutions

Dell’s Storage Product Families

Dell’s Storage Product Families
Dell has one of the most complete storage portfolios on the market today. If you have not looked at Dell storage recently, it is time to take a look and consider Dell™ OEM Solutions for your OEM storage needs.

Meet the Dell PowerVault MD3 — the next generation of affordable storage.

Fully OEM-Ready for your solution

Affordable storage

  • Low space and power requirements
  • Software available a-la-carte

Versatile options

  • 12Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb iSCSI or 12Gb SAS versions
Data ProtectionReliable data protection
  • Snapshots, replication or virtual desk copies

  • Virtualization & consolidation
    • Modular, scale-out needs
  • Business application
    • Exchange, SQL, SharePoint
  • Mid-size solutions
    • Project or application-specific
    • Multi-SAN deployment options
  • Migrating off proprietary solutions
  • Consolidation & flixibility
    • Multi-protocol requirements (iSCSI, FC, FCoE)
  • Enterprise applications
    • Large content stores, BI / DW / DSS
    • Larger scale business applications (Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Oracle)
  • Larger scale enterprise solutions
    • Datacenter class storage
    • advanced auto-tiering for superior efficiency

Dell’s Primary Storage Families

PowerVault MD3
The Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3 offers OEMs high performance and expandability at an affordable price.powervault MD3 
Optimized for general-purpose or intensive computing, virtualized environments, big data, video applications, and more, its versatility and reliability ensure that your solutions have the latest technology available.The PowerVault MD3 family is the most affordable general-purpose storage solution for entry-level customers, ideally suited for high-performance computing (HPC) environments, remote office/branch office solutions and a broad variety of storage intensive workloads.


As an OEM, controlling the cost of your solution is essential. You need to make your solution affordable while managing your profit. The PowerVault MD3 is a very cost-effective storage solution, featuring reduced space requirements and lower requirements for power and cooling — allowing you to balance cost efficiency with performance.


Depending upon the needs of your solution and your customers, Dell offers 12Gb Fibre Channel, 1Gb or 10Gb iSCSI or 12Gb SAS versions. This gives you the flexibility to meet big bandwidth needs or the capability to address big data growth while ensuring continued high performance.

The PowerVault MD3 family also offers a broad range of software that can help manage the operation of the storage array. By purchasing through the Dell OEM Solutions team, you have the flexibility to select (and pay for) only those options that make sense in the context of your solution.


Your customers depend on your solutions. And whether they are mission-critical systems or not, your customers want them to be reliable. Dell offers a range of features that are designed to ensure the storage that comes with your solution is worry-free.  

Empower your solutions with the next generation of affordable storage.

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Dell EqualLogic™ storage solutions deliver the benefits of consolidated networked storage in a self-managing,
(iSCSI) storage area network that is affordable and easy to use, regardless of scale.

By eliminating complex tasks and enabling fast and flexible storage provisioning, this solution dramatically reduces the costs of storage acquisition and ongoing operations.

Patented page-based volume management enables automatic movement of data while it is in use. This technology provides the foundation for online expansion, automatic configuration and load balancing, performance optimization and advanced software functionalities — all with continuous access to data. That means no downtime for increasing capacity, moving data between storage tiers or load balancing storage, and most management tasks are handled by the array, not the administrator. As a result, the EqualLogic PS Series of arrays makes enterprise-class networked storage practical for all servers and applications.

With its unique peer storage architecture, the PS Series delivers high performance and availability in a flexible environment with low cost of ownership. Whether you are seeking to consolidate storage, migrate from direct attached storage (DAS), streamline data protection or expand capacity, the PS Series of proven, self-managing storage arrays will meet the demanding requirements of your business-critical environment.
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compellent Dell Compellent

When you need enterprise-level storage with scale-up and scale-out capabilities, look at Dell Compellent’s award-winning storage.

Fluid Data Architecture

A Fluid Data™ architecture enables Dell Compellent™ networked storage to manage enterprise data at a more granular level. Details about each block are captured in action, providing unprecedented system intelligence. A powerful data management and tiering engine uses this information to store, migrate and recover data efficiently and cost-effectively.

With its Fluid Data architecture, Dell Compellent breaks through the boundaries of traditional systems to deliver networked storage solutions with the future built-in. Business applications are implemented faster, information to make decisions is always available, new technologies are instantly deployed, and data is continuously protected against downtime and disaster.

Only a Fluid Data architecture can deliver

  • Breakthrough efficiency — Buy fewer drives and use more Tier 3 storage, saving on power and space without sacrificing performance 
  • Intelligent storage automation — Simplify your IT infrastructure with zero-touch management and advanced tiering 
  • Single platform scalability — Scale without limits on a persistent, technology-independent platform
  • Continuous data protection — Recover instantly and set up multisite replication in minutes
  • Real-time responsiveness — Rely on storage that performs as promised from day one

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Dell Storage Backup and Archiving Product Families

Dell Storage Backup & Archiving Product Families

PowerVault Backup and Archive

When it comes to backup/retrieval and archive library environments, no single solution suits all purposes. Dell offers a complete line of tape storage solutions, from stand-alone to autoloaders to scalable libraries. The amount of tape storage needed is determined by the amount of data that needs to be archived or protected, and the length of the backup window. To satisfy the growth of data requiring retention and archiving, enterprises choose from among tape solutions to satisfy data center, regional office, remote location and departmental needs, all of which offer a common look and feel.

Dell offers a complete line of libraries certified with industry-standard backup and retrieval applications, from Dell AppAssure, NetVault and vRanger. In addition, iSCSI-to-SAS bridge cards enable direct connection between tape systems and storage area networks (SANs) without any degradation in transfer speed.

Key benefits:

  • Flexibility to choose from a range of rackable, direct attached or automated tape solutions
  • Library Managed Encryption service on selected models of PowerVault tape systems
  • Integrated support for leading backup applications
  • Scalability up to 600+TB of capacity in a single automated tape enclosure
  • iSCSI-to-SAS bridge cards that allow direct attachment of tape libraries to an iSCSI SAN with minimal or no degradation in transfer rates

Have a Special Storage Requirement?

If we do not have a product currently that meets your unique storage requirements, then let’s talk. We have a team of talented engineers who can design, develop and build products to fit your specific storage needs.

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Product Name PowerVault MD1200 PowerVault MD1220 PowerVault MD36x0f t PowerVault MD36x0i t 
 PowerVault MD1200 PowerVault MD1220 PowerVault MD36x0f t PowerVault MD36x0i t 
Form factor 2U 2U2U2U
Controllers   Dual Dual 
Host Ports/Controller   2 - RJ45 4 - SFP 
Maximum Hosts Support   64 64 
Cache/Controller 512MB 512MB 2GB 2GB 
Drives/Enclosure Up to 12x 2.5” Up to 24x 2.5” Up to 12x 3.5”
Up to 24x 2.5” 
Up to 12x 3.5”
Up to 24x 2.5” 
Maximum HDD Count   120/192 optional PFK 120/192 optimal PFK 
Expansion Enclosures Up to 8 enclosures (4 enclosures
per port) 
Up to 8 enclosures (4 enclosures
per port) 
MD1200 and MD1220 MD1200 and MD1220 
Enclosure Mixing Yes Yes Yes Yes 
HDD Mixing in Enclosures Yes Yes Yes Yes 
HDD Carriers PowerEdge PowerEdge PowerEdge PowerEdge 
SAS Sables 8088 mini – SAS 8088 mini – SAS 8088 mini – SAS 8088 mini – SAS 
OEM Features N/A N/A N/A N/A 
Carrier GradeN/A N/A Physical De-Branding, NEBS-
Physical De-Branding, NEBS-
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