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.
|Dell’s Primary Storage Families|
The PowerVault™ product line provides a set of highly modular storage, which starts from the basic Just a Bunch of Disks (JBOD) and RBOD to entry-level SAN/NAS network storage. PowerVault is a great product family that can address a broad range of entry to mid-range storage requirements for OEM focused on value.
PowerVault also has a full line of backup and archiving products that provides you with a complete range of products to address your customers' backup and archiving requirements.
Dell EqualLogic™ storage solutions deliver the benefits of consolidated networked storage in a self-managing, Internet SCSI (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, these solutions dramatically reduce 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 shared-block 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) or network attached storage (NAS), 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.
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™ network 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 movement 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 network 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
- Intelligent storage automation — Simplify your IT infrastructure with zero-touch management
- 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
Dell Storage Backup and 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 such trusted technology partners as CommVault® and Symantec™. In addition, iSCSI-to-SAS bridge cards enable direct connection between tape systems and storage area networks (SANs) without any degradation in transfer speed.
• 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
DX Object Storage
Simple, Scalable and Affordable Fixed-Content Storage
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content. From web publishing to archiving, the Dell DX Object Storage Platform offers a powerful combination of data and storage management features through an elegant, self-managing, peer-scaling architecture.
- Simple — Simple to implement, manage and adapt
- Scalable — Scale from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes. Store billions of files. Broad access through HTTP — and now via standard file protocols (CIFS and NFS) with the new DX6000G Cluster File Server
- Affordable — x86 hardware and integrated software. Self-managing and self-healing
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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