Legacy storage architectures have historically been complex and costly with data rigidly coupled to hardware and frequent vendor-induced upgrades of both equipment and software licensing. Architectural limitations required overprovisioning of capacity to meet future SLAs despite the reality of constrained budgets.
Data has become the fuel that drives business acceleration, making organizations today extremely reliant on data storage. And that makes the storage decision strategic, far-reaching and full of risk. Limited-point products, dead-end growth paths, and bolt-on software applications create rigid boundaries around data storage. With an integrated software feature set, Dell Storage Center enables enterprises of all sizes to move beyond simply storing data to actively, intelligently managing data. Powerful storage software with built-in automation optimizes the provisioning, placement and protection of data throughout its lifecycle.
Through a single console, Active Fabric Manager (AFM) reduces the design and deployment tasks associated with manually designing, building and operating data center fabrics by 86% through the use of customizable design templates and a high level of automation.
The open networking model integrates a variety of these SDN-based technologies with a disaggregated hardware and software exosystem where customers have the choice of best-of-breed Ethernet switches, innovative third-party operating systems and open, standards-based applications and tools.
High-density, 1RU 48-port 1/10G BASE-T switch plus four 40GbE uplinks with non-blocking line-rate performance; feature-rich Dell Networking OS; optimized for iSCSI, DCB and ToR applications for Dell 12G rack servers, blade servers with Dell Networking MXL blade switch and storage solutions.