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Dell Compellent FS8600

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Put more data in less space with FluidFS v3.

Supports up to 2PB in a single namespace and helps cut capacity needed for unified storage and file-intensive workloads by up to 48%.

 
 

 

Enhance your file storage performance

Help lower Dell Compellent Storage Center TCO with the enhanced Fluid File System v3 (FluidFS v3) and FS8600 network-attached storage (NAS) appliance.
Compellent FS8600 storage
  • Achieve up to 494,000 SPEC OPS with a true scale-out architecture that helps drive better performance at approximately one-third the price of the current market leader.*
  • Scale performance linearly as your FS8600 system grows by transparently adding nodes and automatically load balancing.
  • Optimize stability and concurrent connection scalability with enhanced protocol support (SMB 2.1, NFS v4).
  • Add flexibility with a 10Gb iSCSI backend connectivity option to the Storage Center array.
  • Upgrade your storage environment from 1GbE to 10GbE.

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Achieve the best rack density of any major storage solution

 

  • Reduce the storage capacity needed for unified storage and file-intensive workloads by up to 48%* with policy-driven variable-block deduplication and compression.
  • Easily manage up to 2PB* of capacity within a single namespace (double capacity over previous-generation FluidFS) using up to four FS8600 appliances in two Dell Compellent Storage Center systems and Storage Center OS (SCOS) 6.x.
  • Enhance IT productivity with the fully integrated Enterprise Manage 2014, a single GUI for SAN and NAS management.
  • Overallocate file storage space with NAS thin provisioning and grow volumes unencumbered by the physical capacity of the NAS pool.
  • Enable code and workflow testing against nonproductive data sets with thin volume cloning.
Compellent FS8600 storage

Scale with ease

Expand file storage performance and capacity within your existing storage infrastructure. The FS8600 with FluidFS v3 provides a flexible scale-out NAS solution that helps prevent the need for painful and expensive forklift upgrades.

  • Simplify data growth by managing one file system of up to 2PB* within a single namespace.
  • Automatically reduce capacity needed to store file data by duplicating and compressing data that has not been accessed for 30 days or more.
  • Scale to the best rack density of any major storage solution with FS8600, SCOS 6.4 and Dell Compellent SC280 dense enclosures (up to 2PB* of raw data per 48U rack).
Compellent FS8600 storage

Global services and support

Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team delivers distinctive capabilities, including Copilot support and optimization as well as full data migration solutions to facilitate consolidation from multiple file systems. Dell takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives while using established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help lower your total cost of ownership.
Dell Compellent Services

Award-winning service with over 96 percent customer satisfaction

Dell Compellent™ Copilot Support delivers proactive, comprehensive 24x7 technical support that covers the storage center infrastructure. Operating out of a state-of-the-art U.S. call center, Dell Compellent Copilot engineers continuously monitor system performance and alert customers of potential issues. Dell Compellent Copilot Support provides:
  • 24x7 access to highly trained Dell Compellent Copilot Support engineers.
  • Priority or next business day on-site response by Dell Compellent-certified technicians.
  • Priority, next business day or UPS ground delivery of replacement parts.
  • Storage system monitoring via integrated SupportAssist technology.
Dell Compellent Copilot Support enables you to choose the right level of phone support, on-site* support and parts delivery for your unique business needs. Every call is answered by a highly trained copilot engineer, who takes ownership of the entire storage infrastructure, including third-party technology partner products.

Speed of responseProtectionPremium proactive
Call center: A phone call away — Perfect for enterprise storage environments where immediate phone assistance by a highly trained support engineer is a must to speed issue resolution and avoid unplanned downtime.

On-site: Priority or next business day — Choose from priority (4/8/24-hour, depending on location) or next business day on-site* response by a Dell Compellent-certified technician.

Parts delivery: Priority or next business day
 — Choose from priority (4/8/24-hour, depending on location) or next business day parts delivery. UPS ground shipping also available.
Data management and protection
  • Warranty*: protection of hardware components.
  • Software Subscription includes perpetual software licensing for patches, updates and releases; only incur additional fees when adding new functionality or more capacity.
SupportAssist — Provides enhanced proactive support capabilities through:
  • Remote monitoring of system capacity and performance.
  • Automatic capacity threshold alerts.
  • Proactive calls from Copilot engineer to notify customer of possible issues.
  • SupportAssist only sends information about the health of your storage center back to Copilot, no customer data is ever transmitted or accessed.

Dell Compellent Services

Dell Compellent ServicesDell Services storage experts go beyond everyday administration to help you improve the performance and utilization of your Dell Compellent Storage Center system. The Dell Compellent Services portfolio provides system installation and implementation, as well as training. From disaster recovery planning to physical relocation, the Dell Services team is available to provide professional assistance when you need it.


  • Dell Compellent Deployment. Implement fast. Implement correctly. Implement once. No need for your IT staff to spend time researching correct processes and advanced configuration task sequences or purchasing the correct tools. We can reduce costs and relieve your IT department of the time-consuming implementation tasks that otherwise divert valuable IT resources from business-critical activities.

    We bring two unmatched values to every implementation: deep knowledge of our products and broad experience deploying them. We do thousands of deployments every year across the globe, in just about every type of customer environment. From this vast experience we have acquired best practices that are integrated into our processes. As a result, we are very well aware of what undocumented activity must occur to avoid mistakes. In addition to doing it right the first time, we rarely encounter situations or issues for which we are not prepared. So, you can be confident your new Dell Compellent storage system is installed properly, configured per the design specifications and that your data is migrated safely from your legacy storage system without disrupting operations or end users.

  • Dell Compellent Copilot Optimize. Through the personal assistance of a dedicated support expert, we help you improve system utilization and performance with proactive reviews, health checks and evaluations, as well as advanced configuration and software support. Ensure a highly available and optimal performing storage area network (SAN) through ongoing best practice guidance while minimizing diagnostic troubleshooting and reducing service calls.

Training Services                                                                                                                                 
Dell Education Services
Decrease downtime, improve utilization and ensure business continuity with storage training from Dell Education Services. With Compellent training from Dell, Compellent Administrators will learn to perform key administrative tasks for a Compellent Storage Center and effectively manage all tools associated with Storage Center operations.
Dell Storage Consulting Services
Storage consulting from Dell helps customers develop transformational strategies to meet their complex data management business needs. By engaging Dell, customers can optimize the way that data is stored, protected and managed, allowing customers to free up valuable resources, budget and time. Here are just some of the areas with which we can assist you:
  • The consolidation of storage infrastructure within one/multiple data centers
  • The optimization of storage infrastructure for virtual environments
  • The development and adoption of data protection processes or improvement of backup operational processes
  • The classification and categorization of data for storage tiering
  • The planning, design and implementation of an IT Disaster Recovery plan or simply Data Disaster Recovery
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