Dell launches EqualLogic Storage Solutions to Redefine Economics of Data Center
New Delhi, India, December 13, 2013: Dell, leading end-to-end technology solutions provider, has launched its next generation Dell EqualLogic storage solutions at the Dell Solutions Tourin India,and globally at the annual Dell World conference held in Texas.The new Storage solutions help customers architect new data while meeting increasing IT performance and network access demands. The new solutions are the highest performing Dell EqualLogic storage solutions to date and will help customers architect and build future-ready data centers. The new solutions will be made available to Indian Customers this month.
New Dell EqualLogic releases include the PS6210 storage arrays, which extend Dell’s ability to deliver flash at the price of disk solutions for customers seeking both faster performance and higher cost efficiency for their data-intensive virtual environments.The Storage Platform offers up to three times Performance Improvement. The new generation of industry-leading Dell EqualLogic storage technologies allows customers to scale from small environments to large data centers while addressing their needs for enterprise-class storage that is easy to manage and optimized for highly-virtualized environments.
Reiterating Dell’s commitment to the Indian Enterprise market, the company launched the new storage platform as part of the Dell Solutions Tour, a three city solutions showcase for over 1000 IT decision makers across verticals in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. The solutions tour is being held in tandem with the Dell World IT conference in Texas, Austen where the storage line was released.
S. Sridhar, Director & General Manager, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India said, “Our constant engagement with our customers has made us understand that organizations are looking for storage solutions that are affordable and are able to address the massive growth of performance-hungry applications and unstructured data. With this in mind, at Dell our strategy continues to be to empower our customers to do more with their IT infrastructure. The new EqualLogic range has been built to address just this by providing customers with high performance block and file storage, in a user-friendly manner such that customer devote less resources on IT administration and more resources on their business objectives.”
The simplicity and virtualization support designed into EqualLogic has helped the company remain the overall market leader of iSCSI-based storage for more than the past five years, according to IDC. Dell storage customers can benefit from offerings announced today that seamlessly integrate into existing environments without requiring downtime or a storage overhaul:
Dell EqualLogic PS6210 Series arrays
With six models, including all-flash, hybrid and all-HDD options, the new arrays offer increased throughput, up to three times higher performance and four times the memory of prior generations with a faster, more powerful storage controller. New flash-enabled arrays can support 2.4 times the virtual desktops7 and double the OLTP database workload performance with half the latency of prior-generation arrays.8The scale-out architecture enables organizations to minimize I/O bottlenecks and address growing workloads with flash-enabled SANs that can achieve more than 1.2 million IOPS with less than two millisecond latency.9.
Dell EqualLogic Array Software 7.0
Dell continues to simplify storage management, accelerating customers’ virtualization efforts by streamlining ongoing administration with new policy-based access controls and an improved user interface, available, like all EqualLogic software, at no additional charge for customers with active support contracts. Dell makes major technology transitions easy to adopt, by offering, for example, a new 64-bit software version for new arrays that works seamlessly with a 32-bit version for older arrays.
Dell EqualLogic SAN Headquarters 3.0
Dell’s SAN monitoring software provides in-depth reporting and analysis and robust performance and event monitoring across multiple EqualLogic groups. The new release includes Array Software 7.0 features support and Dell SupportAssist enhancements that improve Dell’s customer support with expanded automated support case creation and new case tracking.
Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS) v3 on EqualLogic FS7610/7600
Dell’s latest file system software decreases the capacity needed to store common enterprise file data by up to 48 percent by deduplicating and compressing redundant data when no longer needed.10 FluidFS v3 offers expanded protocol support and more third-party certifications, growing the ecosystem of industry-specific supported solutions, including leading healthcare picture archiving and communications system (PACS) vendors.
Flash at the Price of Disk to be incorporated
The new generation of EqualLogic storage extends Dell’s cost competitive all-flash offerings on the heels of Dell being recognized as the overall preferred vendor for flash-based enterprise solutions among IT leaders globally, according to independent research from ITIC and Storage Strategies NOW.11 The new arrays unlock the power of flash, allowing customers to achieve up to 3 times the IOPS performance compared to the previous generation of flash-enabled arrays. 1 One EqualLogic PS6210 all-flash array can provide higher performance and capacity compared with four all-15K disk arrays while delivering 64 percent lower latency, 75 percent less rack space and 11 percent lower total cost.4.
Dell OpenManage Delivers Advanced Automation to Optimize Infrastructure and Workloads
IT is under constant pressure to optimize infrastructure for the workloads that matter most to the business, monitor and manage the full stack of hardware within their environment, decrease deployment time and simplify operational tasks. With enhancements to Dell’s industry acclaimed agent-free embedded server management technology, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, customers can now automate server deployments and configurations for optimal workload performance and availability. The new automation features simplify systems management operations for environments of any scale – from one server to thousands – allowing administrators to decrease time from setup to production by more than 90 percent.
Dell EqualLogic PS6210 Series, FS7610/00, and supporting software are available worldwide this month.
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