Dell EMC strengthens all-flash midrange storage portfolio

ANI | Updated: Nov 14, 2017 13:50 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 14 (ANI): Dell EMC is expanding its midrange storage portfolio with two new SC All-Flash data storage arrays, along with key software updates to Dell EMC Unity, designed to boost efficiency and cost savings for mixed block and file workloads.

Additionally, Dell EMC also introduced its Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program. The new program offers a three-year satisfaction guarantee, along with customer benefits such as all-inclusive software, hardware investment protection, storage efficiency guarantees, worry-free data migrations and free Virtustream Storage Cloud.

The new range, optimised for All-Flash, offer premium performance and enterprise-ready features. SC All-Flash arrays are designed to help customers modernise their data centers to gain more speed, efficiency and cost-savings from existing applications. It is also designed to help customers open up possibilities for the business to support new flash-enabled use cases and workloads.

The Dell EMC SC5020F and Dell EMC SC7020F are offered as 3U appliances featuring dual active/active controllers with 8-core Intel Xeon processors and up to 256GB memory and multiprotocol support for 10GB iSCSI and 16/32GB FC network connections.

The products also feature all-flash performance up to 399,000 IOPS per array and 3.9 million aggregate IOPS per multi-array federated cluster. It also features federated data mobility, scale and protection, whereby ships ready to link into federated multi-array clusters for easy, non-disruptive workload migration and load balancing; includes auto-failover feature for built-in business continuity

Further, with self-optimising efficiency, intelligent data de-duplication and compression, RAID tiering and pervasive thin provisioning help make cost savings automatic. Every advanced SC Series feature is included with no extra software licenses to purchase or maintain.

Designed for simplicity, All-Flash performance and unified SAN-NAS environments, Dell EMC Unity helps organisations speed deployment, streamline management and seamlessly tier storage to the cloud. The new Unity v4.3 OS provides several key updates including de-duplication to help lower costs, along with new technologies to facilitate non-disruptive system upgrades and enable file synchronization.

The new Dell EMC Unity v4.3 OS offers:

·Enhanced All-Flash efficiency with the addition of inline deduplication

·Synchronous file replication helps ensure zero data loss business continuity

·New capability enables online data-in-place storage controller upgrades

"The enterprise storage market is showing robust growth in India, thereby making this segment one of the key priorities for Dell EMC Channel. The unified channel partner program allows all our partners to access the entire range of our products from the edge to core. Incentives like the Future-Proof Storage Loyalty program which entails a 3-year Satisfaction Guarantee delivers risk-free investment benefits to partners thereby providing them with the competitive edge to stay ahead of the curve," said Anil Sethi, Vice President, Channels, Dell EMC India.

Dell Financial Services (DFS) offers a variety of flexible consumption payment solutions that enable customers to acquire IT and plan for growth and future storage demands. Additionally, Dell EMC Services provides customers with a complete portfolio of technology implementation and support services available, addressing diverse IT needs with choice, flexibility and scale.

SC All-Flash will be available in December. The new Unity OS v4.3 will be made available in January 2018 to Dell EMC Unity customers with a valid support contract. The Dell EMC Future-Proof Storage Loyalty program is available now with the purchase of any new SC Series or Dell EMC Unity data storage array directly through Dell EMC or any of its certified channel partners. (ANI)