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Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN

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Dell Compellent Storage Center with Fluid Data technology delivers an all-in-one storage array that always puts data in the right place at the right time for the right cost, and dynamically adapts to meet changing business needs.

  • Automate and manage your entire infrastructure with a single tool.
  • Protect your data against downtime and disaster.
  • Experience best-in-class enterprise support with immediate response.

 
 
Dell Compellent Storage Center
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Fluid Data Storage Solution From Dell Compellent

Storage

  • Storage Capacity
    Each system supports up to 1,232 Fibre Channel drives or 960 SAS drives in the storage array**

    Drive Interfaces
    FC, NL-SAS and SAS drives
    Different drive types, transfer rates and rotational speeds can be mixed in same system

    Disk Drives Available

    SSD
    146GB FC

    200GB SAS

    Fibre Channel
    300GB* 15K RPM
    600GB* 15K RPM

    SATA* (upgrade drives available through October)
    1TB* 7.2K RPM
    2TB* 7.2K RPM

    SAS
    146GB* 15K RPM*
    450GB* 15K RPM
    600GB* 15K RPM
    600GB* 10K RPM*
    1TB* 7.2K RPM
    1TB* 7.2K RPM*
    2TB* 7.2K RPM

    *2.5 drive
    **The maximum usable capacity supported by a system varies based on configuration.

Scalability

  • Each system supports up to 1,232 Fibre Channel drives or 960 SAS drives in the storage array.
    Each 3.5" Fibre Channel enclosure holds up to 16 Fibre Channel or 14 SSD drives (with a FC drive in bay 1 and bay 16).
    Each 3.5" SAS enclosure holds up to 12 SAS drives.
    Each 2.5" SAS enclosure holds up to 24 SAS drives.

Processor

  • 2.53 GHz Quad-core (Series 40), 3.0 GHz Dual-core (Series 30)

Cache

  • Maximum cache per controller 4GB (Series 40), 3.5GB (Series 30)
    Battery-less (Series 40), Battery-backed cache (Series 30)

RAID

  • Supports RAID 0, 5, 6 and 10
    Any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single Storage Center
    Multiple RAID levels can exist on the same storage tier within an array

Operating System

  • OS Support
    Microsoft® Windows® Server, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, IBM AIX, Novell NetWare, Apple, Tru64, VMware®

Controller

  • Number of Controllers
    1 or 2 per system

I/O Expansion Slots

  • I/O Expansion Slots per Controller

    6 PCI-E (Series 40)

    1 PCI-X and 4 PCI-E (Series 30)

Connectivity

  • Connectivity & Ports

    Front-End Connectivity
    Fibre Channel (4Gb, 8Gb), iSCSI (1Gb, 10Gb), FCoE (10Gb)
    Simultaneous interface support

    Maximum Front-End Ports
    22 (Fibre Channel), 10 (iSCSI), 10 (FCoE) per controller
    A switch is recommended for all configurations and required for clustered controller configurations

    Back-end Connectivity
    Fibre Channel (4Gb), SAS (3Gb, 6Gb)
    Simultaneous interface support

    Maximum Back-End Ports
    22 (Fibre Channel), 22 (SATA), 20 (SAS) per controller

    Maximum Back-End Loops/Chains
    Up to 11 (Fibre Channel) or 10 (SAS)
    7 (Fibre Channel), 8 (SAS) enclosures per loop/chain

Software

  • Storage Center Core Software

    Disk Virtualization:
    Manage disks as a single pool and present disk resources to any server.
    Port Virtualization: Increase port capacity, disk bandwidth and I/O connectivity while enhancing failover.
    Server Mapping: Rapidly map hundreds of virtual servers simultaneously.
    Disk Optimizer: Intelligently restripes data as disks are added to optimize performance.
    Thin Import: Convert data from legacy systems into thin provisioned volumes on a Dell/Compellent SAN.
    Application Optimizer: Set the size of data transfers within the SAN to match I/O performance for different applications.
    Copy-Mirror-Migrate: Make copies or mirrors and migrate volumes without impacting users.
    Boot from SAN: Allow diskless servers to share storage resources and boot from the SAN.
    Heterogeneous OS: Support any number of simultaneous operating systems.
    LUN Masking: Hide unassigned LUN/ID numbers for secure storage domains.
    Performance Monitoring: Real-time reports to identify and optimize performance and utilization.
    Unified User Interface: Enterprise-level functionality through a common intuitive user interface.
    System Administration: Operate from any standard browser. Create unique user profiles with administrator configured privileges.
    Remote Monitoring/Phone Home: Remotely report status and automatically trigger service responses.

    Storage Center Applications

    Data Instant Replay:
    Create space-efficient Replays (snapshots) that restore data instantaneously while ensuring the integrity of enterprise application data spanning multiple volumes (Consistency Groups).
    Remote Instant Replay: Create space-efficient Replays (snapshots) of data at multiple locations and expedite initial synchronization (Portable Volume).
    Dynamic Capacity: Allocate space based on actual data written (Thin Provisioning).
    Data Progression: Automate tiered storage between storage classes based on user-defined rules.
    Fast Track: Place active data on the outer tracks of a disk.
    Dynamic Controllers: Cluster storage controllers to increase system availability and performance.
    Enterprise Manager: Comprehensive monitoring, reporting and remote replication management.
    Multipath Manager for Microsoft Servers: Failover and load balancing for Microsoft Servers (MPIO).
    Replay Manager for Microsoft Servers: Non-disruptive Replays for Microsoft Servers (VSS).
    Live Volume: Online migration of volumes between storage systems.


Chassis

  • Storage Controller
    Rack size: 3U
    Height: 5.2in. (13.2cm), 3 EIA units
    Width: 17.2in. (43.7cm)
    Depth: 25.5in. (64.8cm)
    Weight: 75lb. (34.1kg)

    Fibre Channel Enclosure (3.5" Disks)
    Rack size: 3U
    Height: 5.12in. (13.0cm), 3 EIA units
    Width: 19.0in. (48.2cm)
    Depth: 19.7in. (50.0cm)
    Weight: 78lb. (35kg)

    SAS Enclosure (3.5" Disks)
    Rack size: 2U
    Height: 3.46 in. (8.7cm), 2 EIA units
    Width: 19in. (48.2cm)
    Depth: 24.8in. (63.0cm)
    Weight: 57lb. (25.8kg)

    SAS Enclosure (2.5" Disks)
    Rack size: 2U
    Height: 3.46in. (8.79cm), 2 EIA units
    Width: 19in. (48.2cm)
    Depth: 24.8in. (63.0cm)
    Weight: 53lb. (24kg)

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Controller
    Power Consumption: 400W
    Power Supplies: Dual (redundant)
    Heat Dissipation: 1,365BTU/hour
    Temperature: 50-95°F (10-35°C)
    Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
    Inlet Type: NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42

    Fibre Channel Enclosure (3.5" Disks)
    Power Consumption: 450W
    Power Supplies: Dual (redundant)
    Heat Dissipation: 1,540 BTU/hour
    Temperature: 41-104°F (5-40°C)
    Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
    Inlet Type: NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42

    SAS Enclosure (3.5" Disks)
    Power Consumption: 410W
    Power Supplies: Dual (redundant)
    Heat Dissipation: 1,725BTU/hour
    Temperature: 41-104degrees F (5-40 degrees C)
    Relative Humidity: 8% to 80% (non-condensing)
    Inlet Type: NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42

    SAS Enclosure (2.5" Disks)
    Power Consumption: 425W
    Power Supplies: Dual (redundant)
    Heat Dissipation: 1,785BTU/hour
    Temperature: 41-104 degrees F (5-40°C)
    Relative Humidity: 8% to 80% (non-condensing)
    Inlet Type: NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42

Emissions/Safety


  • Controller
    FCC Class A; EN55022 Class A; EN 61000-3-2/-3-3; CISPR 22 Class A; EN55024/CISPR 24; (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11); EN60950/IEC 60950 Compliant UL Listed (USA), CUL Listed (Canada), TUV Certified (Germany), CE Marking (Europe)

    Fibre Channel Enclosure
    UL and cUL listed. Tested to UL/IO/EN 60950. Certified Body Certificate and Report to IEC60950. CE marked to the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC. FCC Class A.
    EMC: EN55022/EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3

    SAS Enclosure
    EMC FCC pt15B Class A, EN55022 Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, EN 55024, CISPR24, aEN61000-3-2/3, CNS13438 Safety EN/IEC/UL 60950-1, CNS14336 CB report: CE, UL, cUL, FCC, BSMI

Regulatory

  • Emissions/Safety

    Controller

    FCC Class A; EN55022 Class A; EN 61000-3-2/-3-3; CISPR 22 Class A; EN55024/CISPR 24; (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11); EN60950/IEC 60950 Compliant UL Listed (USA), CUL Listed (Canada), TUV Certified (Germany), CE Marking (Europe)

    SBOD Enclosure
    UL and cUL listed. Tested to UL/IO/EN 60950. Certified Body Certificate and Report to IEC60950. CE marked to the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC. FCC Class A.
    EMC: EN55022/EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3

    JBOD Enclosure
    UL and cUL listed. Tested to UL/IO/EN 60950. Certified Body Certificate and Report to IEC60950. CE marked to the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC. FCC Class A.
    EMC: EN55022/EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3

    EBOD Enclosure
    EBOD Enclosure EMC FCC pt15B Class A, EN55022 Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, EN 55024, CISPR24, aEN61000-3-2/3, CNS13438 Safety EN/IEC/UL 60950-1, CNS14336
    CB report: CE, UL, cUL, FCC, BSMI

    Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
    Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
    Dell and the Environment
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