Making the Most of Data – and the Opportunity it Represents

Dell is leading the field in Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for a reason…

Digital transformation is often discussed in terms of processes, services and applications. But what’s really driving it is data: management of it, access to it, and the ability to analyse it and put it to use. And of course, it’s growing at a phenomenal rate – especially when it’s unstructured. According to Gartner, by 2022, more than 80% of enterprise data will be stored in scale-out storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers, up from 40% in 2018¹.

Organizations need to make the most of their data capital, and they need the tools to achieve it. Here at Dell, we’re proud to be among the market leaders. Indeed, for the third year in a row, we have been recognised as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage (DFOS).

In the 2018 report, Gartner highlights both Isilon and ECS as one of the strongest performers in the market, which should come as no surprise, given our strong market leadership over the last years. And now, with the recent launch of the ECS EX-Series this past August, the announcement last year of the Isilon Generation 6 hardware platform, and more to come early next year, that leading position is something on which we’re sure to build.

What customers seek

Your customers need a flexible solution that allows them to make the most of all the information they hold. With the powerful data analytics functions of Dell Unstructured Solutions, they can unlock that data capital.

With Dell Isilon Scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS), your customers can store, manage and protect unstructured data with efficiency and massive scalability. Dell Isilon is the industry’s #1 family of scale-out network-attached storage systems, and is designed for demanding enterprise file workloads. Your customers can choose from all-flash, hybrid and archive NAS platforms powered by Intel® Xeon® processors.

With Dell ECS Object Storage, they can capitalize on their traditional data assets through modernization. With ECS, they can store and manage unstructured data with public cloud-like scalability and flexibility, while retaining complete control over the information they hold, as well as reducing their security and compliance risks.

Develop compelling sales arguments with our market-leading position: read Jeff Boudreau’s external blog announcing our position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. And, you can explore and distribute the full Gartner report to your customers and prospects – link here.

About the Author: Varun Chhabra

Varun Chhabra is Senior Vice President of Infrastructure (ISG) and Telecom Marketing at Dell. He has been with Dell since 2015. Prior to joining Dell, Varun worked at Microsoft, where he held a variety of product marketing roles supporting the Intelligent Cloud (Microsoft Azure and Windows Server) business, as well as at Oracle, where he was a software developer. Varun has an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.