Built on award winning peer scaling EqualLogic™ architecture, the Dell™ PS Series iSCSI storage arrays offer high performance, reliability, intelligent automation and seamless virtualization of storage to enable simplified enterprise storage management and data protection. For scalable, unified storage solutions, combine PS Series block storage arrays with FS Series network-attached storage (NAS) appliances.
As processor speeds increase and cores continue to grow, the need for faster transfer of data to and from the local fabric is also accelerating. Until recently, 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) networking has been dedicated largely to client connections to service provider networks such as research centers and telecom carriers. Now, 100GbE is poised to fill the need for faster data transfer more affordably and in a wider range of organizations than ever before.
Content development departments are under constant pressure to deliver increasingly complex content, on timetables that are always shrinking. This requires storage solutions that are high performance out of the box, while being able to seamlessly scale up and out as business needs grow. Organizations cannot take long downtimes for forklift upgrades when they need to scale up performance or capacity, while facing rigid deadlines. All the same, the data must be secure from loss, as well as highly available in case of unplanned hardware failures. The Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS) is purpose-built specifically to meet these needs, and more. The FluidFS architecture is a fully virtualized, parallel active-active design. In environments, such as rendering, where performance is critical, and storage access is distributed across multiple hosts (such as render nodes), the Dell Fluid File System is designed for, and has proven to be able to deliver exceptional performance.