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Storage Resource Library

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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.

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    Dell Compellent FS8600 Network-Attached Storage Networking Best Practices Guide

    The purpose of this document is to cover specific implementation concepts or specifics related to the Dell Compellent FS8600 networking environment. It is not intended to be a primer or Dell Compellent FS8600 introductory resource for any of the subject matters involved, and it assumes at least introductory knowledge of many of the subjects covered in this document.

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    Dell Compellent Flash-Optimized Data Progression

    For several years, Dell Compellent Storage Center arrays have leveraged a unique application of RAID and tiering methods — Dell Compellent Data Progression — to optimize storage performance and capacity. With the emergence of higher performing controllers, as well as the rapid adoption of SSDs, Dell has a new level of Data Progression optimized for flash drives.

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    iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel SANs: Three reasons not to choose sides

    This white paper will explore three reasons why you need to simplify networking fabrics in a way that keeps your options open for new requirements and technologies. Customer examples will illustrate how these three reasons play out in the real world.

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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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    Rethinking Disaster Recovery Planning in a Virtual World

    In an era where so much depends on online services and up-to-date data, it is crucial to have a comprehensive plan for backup and recovery. A successful disaster recovery plan requires a holistic approach that considers business imperatives, current systems, staffing, procedures and technological choices.

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    Vail Resorts: Peak performance

    To heighten the slope-side experience for visitors in a fiercely competitive market, Vail Resorts offers an innovative, storage-intensive social networking app using Dell Compellent storage with automated data tiering and simplified storage management.

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    Europcar South Africa: Accelerating performance through a private cloud

    Europcar South Africa drives IT agility by building a private cloud that delivers services on the fly and boosts staff productivity, helping the car rental company increase customer loyalty and attract new clients.

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    The University of Alabama at Birmingham

    11/1/2013

    World-renowned research institution speeds global research with a Dell™ private cloud based on the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud reference architecture, Inktank® Ceph® and Dell Crowbar.

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    Indianapolis Airport Authority - Video

    10/1/2013

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority partnered with Dell to implement a Dell Active Infrastructure that accelerated service deployment, maximized data center efficiency, and strengthened IT service quality.

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    UST Global - Video

    10/1/2013

    UST Global partners with Dell to design a virtualized data centre solution powered by Dell Compellent storage and PowerEdge servers to expand their infrastructure capacity & performance to achieve improved client responsiveness and business continuity.

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    How Dell Does IT: Networking

    12/1/2012

    Dell Networking infrastructure at Austin City Limits Music Festival delivers 100 percent wired and wireless uptime, powering live video streaming and interactive computing.

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    Menzies Aviation - Video

    11/1/2012

    Leading provider of passenger, ramp and cargo-handling services Menzies Aviation successfully deploys Windows Server 2012 and significantly reduces software costs

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    Speedscan

    11/1/2012

    Australian document process outsourcing firm realizes benefits of virtualization

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    Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    11/1/2012

    Texas Tech improves storage utilization by 40 percent while reducing RTO by 75 percent

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    Keek Inc.

    11/1/2012

    Keek supports triple-digit growth with no unplanned downtime using end-to-end IT solution.

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    Vialink

    11/1/2012

    Digital services firm cuts storage management time by up to four hours a month with object-based storage platform.

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    Menzies Aviation

    11/1/2012

    Leading provider of passenger, ramp and cargo-handling services, Menzies Aviation successfully deploys Windows Server 2012 and significantly reduces software costs.

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    Evans & Peck

    10/1/2012

    Australian consulting firm meets strong growth demands

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    Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13

    10/1/2012

    Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 improves productivity with Unified Communications solution from Dell Services.

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    Hampton Park Secondary College

    10/1/2012

    Hampton Park Secondary College implements a virtual desktop infrastructure that supports any student device and reduces IT support needs by 66 percent.

  1. Redefining the economics of enterprise storage

    Exponential data growth and escalating I/O demands require flexible, scalable storage systems that can be optimized for diverse workloads. Dell storage architectures are designed to manage data with consummate simplicity, efficiency and agility.

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    Redefining the economics of enterprise storage

    Exponential data growth and escalating I/O demands require flexible, scalable storage systems that can be optimized for diverse workloads. Dell storage architectures are designed to manage data with consummate simplicity, efficiency and agility.

  3. In-depth monitoring and analysis are essential to effective storage management.

    Optimize storage performance with automated monitoring and diagnostics

    In-depth monitoring and analysis are essential to effective storage management. Dell™ EqualLogic™ SAN Headquarters version 2.6 with Dell SupportAssist is designed to improve these capabilities and accelerate problem resolution for EqualLogic storage.

  4. Dell Fluid File System solutions are designed to scale performance and capacity independently to meet growing data demands.

    Managing unstructured data

    High performance, dynamic scalability and simple management help ensure a successful storage strategy. Solutions based on Dell™ Fluid File System are designed to scale performance and capacity independently to quickly meet growing data demands.

  5. Four key capabilities enhance data protection efficiency and performance in highly virtualized IT environments.

    Reworking data protection for a virtualized environment

    Server virtualization puts a strain on backup and recovery processes for virtual machines and applications. Discover how four key capabilities enhance data protection efficiency and performance in highly virtualized IT environments.

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    Accelerate your VMware journey with Dell storage

    VMware virtualization technologies lay the foundation for the next-generation highly virtualized data center. As organizations make their journey to the cloud, careful consideration of the storage infrastructure is paramount. When it comes to storage, traditional storage platforms simply weren’t designed for the rapidly expanding data sets, hyperdense servers, workload variability, and rate of change that defi ne the “new normal.” New solutions are warranted, unrestricted by legacy limitations.