Photo - Dell - KT Ong, GM, Commercial Business, Dell Sales Malaysia
Dell Malaysia has launched updates to its end-to-end storage portfolio, which has advanced its Fluid Data architecture offering, said the technology solutions provider.
"The nature of IT and what a data centre should do for an organisation is changing rapidly as customers face multiple and often competing models of how technology is delivered - from client to cloud to converged," said Dell Sales Malaysia general manager, commercial business, K.T. Ong, speaking during the launch of Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.3 in Malaysia.
"Dell is best positioned with an end-to-end storage architecture that can optimise data at every point in its lifecycle through intelligence and automation. Dell's Fluid Data Architecture enables new capabilities that power the data centre, so customers can drive real business results," said Ong.
He said: "The new Dell Compellent and PowerVault MD3 software increases performance and automation with enhanced scalability and performance for Dell Compellent arrays."
"Compellent SC8000 controllers with Storage Center 6.3 software can increase performance up to 100 percent over previous versions when running enterprise workloads," said Ong. "In addition, with this release, Dell is the first storage provider to announce end-to-end 16 GB Fibre Channel capability - from server to switch to storage - doubling bandwidth and speeding access to business critical applications and data."
He said the solutions are designed for medium to large enterprises and cloud computing. "Dell Compellent arrays offer best in class automated tiering, advanced data protection and superior ease of use. These features combine with a highly scalable, modular design that enables users to update storage software at no additional cost and easily expand without requiring a 'rip and replace' of their existing infrastructure."
"According to a new IDC White Paper, commissioned by Dell, Compellent installations had almost twice as long a productive lifespan than non-Dell storage solutions with organisations replacing Compellent every 6.9 years compared to 3.5 years for their other storage environments," said Ong.
Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.3 has planned availability for beta in early 2013 and general availability in Q2 2013.
Dell PowerVault MD3 software enhancements and Dell PowerVault DL2300 are now available.
Dell Quest NetVault Backup 9.0 has planned availability in the coming months.
Dell PowerVault DL4000 has planned availability in Q1 2013.
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