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Redefining the economics of storage
More innovation. Less frustration
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.
Today’s technology is dramatically impacting storage architectures as organizations seek to deploy new features and capabilities, embark upon the next chapter in virtualization, and glean more insights from their data. The siloed storage systems of the past are giving way to broader ecosystems — enhancing data center capabilities, speed of execution and cost structures.
Welcome to the virtual era
Dell understands the storage hurdles of today. With the volume, velocity and value of data accelerating at an ever-increasing pace, making a departure from historically costly and complex approaches to storage is critical. Dell is redefining the economics of storage through modern architectures, a focus on customer workloads, and an end-to-end integrated portfolio of server, storage, networking, software and services offerings. Dell can help you develop the right data center and virtualization strategies based on your workloads for faster response times and lower TCO. From performanceoptimized flash technologies to ultra-dense storage enclosures — and anything in between — Dell’s end-to-end storage portfolio can offer you an optimal solution for your business demands.
The power to do more
Legacy storage systems are ill-equipped to address the business needs of today. Designed in a previous era and deployed in storage silos, these systems have limited ability to fully address virtualization needs or to deliver economies of both function and scale across today’s data center environments. Dell’s approach to modern storage architectures starts with flexible, modular designs that easily integrate across our broad ecosystem of internal and external capabilities. The result is storage solutions that specifically address workload and data center challenges, and deliver real advances in capabilities and value.
Designed from the ground up for virtualized environments, Dell’s modern storage architecture is scalable, easily enhanced, and uncoupled from the limitations of any legacy architecture with intelligent tiering and innovative licensing. It offers the ability to deeply integrate across the Dell end-to-end portfolio, deploying common technologies across a family of storage products.
Dell Storage leverages state-of-the-art technologies to help you maximize efficiency while slashing storage costs by converging servers and storage. Some businesses are expanding their existing SAN and NAS infrastructure while others are deploying software-defined storage (SDS) solutions with hypervisor-integrated systems and open-source solutions. Dell and its partners enable you to choose the best approach for your datacenter and evolve at a pace that meets your business needs. To meet the demands of I/O intensive workloads, Dell’s unique Data Progression technologies enable performance-optimized flash at the price of a hard disk solution. To run your business, Dell can help you achieve a balance of price and performance with your virtualized or traditional IT environments that can leverage the investments you’ve already made, thereby reducing your TCO. Lastly, a Dell cost optimized solution is ideal for your cold data storage as it will allow you to reduce the overall cost of supporting your data.
Dell Storage SC Series
Dell Storage SC Series offers versatility and ongoing economic value for today’s most demanding data center environments. The SC Series software delivers modern features that fully virtualize your data and fine-tune your storage environment to help you meet aggressive workload demands using the fewest drives necessary.
Automated, intelligent data tiering dynamically places hot data on high-performance drives and cold data on highcapacity drives, allowing you to maximize application performance without straining your budget or sacrificing capacity. “Thin” methods (provisioning, snapshots, clones) as well as intelligent block-level deduplication and compression on all-flash or HDD arrays enable capacity reduction, driving costs down.
To maximize efficiency and investment protection, the new Dell Storage Manager (DSM) software supports multi-array, multi-site, cross-platform replication and management (PS Series and SC Series) from a single interface. And Dell’s innovative approach to services (including ProSupport, ProSupport powered by Copilot, Copilot and Dell Optimize offerings) ensures your data center runs smoothly, aligning directly with your business needs.