Photo - Ed Fiore, vice president of engineering for Dell storage, inspects a new Dell Compellent SC280 super dense data storage enclosure at Dell's Eden Prairie, Minnesota, design centre.
Computing solutions firm Dell Malaysia has announced new storage and enhanced analytics solutions as part of its continuing plan to deliver end to end data centre solutions.
Dell Malaysia general manager, commercial business, KT Ong, said the new flash-optimised storage solution raises the bar for data-intensive application performance and can help businesses drive down the cost of flash solutions by as much as 75 percent based on Dell's internal estimates.
"While businesses continue to look to drive cost and complexity out of their data centres, they also are charged with finding flexible IT solutions that provide the optimal performance for the many kinds of workloads and applications they manage," said Ong. "As businesses work to keep pace with massive data growth, many also are turning to IT systems optimised for performance- and data-intensive workloads like those required to analyse customer and business data for insights that help achieve their goals."
He cited IDC's December 2012 expectations that the worldwide big data technology and services market will grow at a 31.7 percent compound annual growth rate with revenues reaching US$23.8 billion by 2016. Infrastructure technology for big data deployments is expected to grow the fastest with the storage segment expected to increase at the highest rate, 53.4 percent.
The new solutions help to reduce data centre footprint and costs with densest storage enclosure from any major SAN [storage area network] vendor in its class, he said. "The next generation Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.4 array software, is optimised for data-intensive workloads, and also exploits the potential of automated tiering and
ties together new Compellent offerings."
Ong (pic above) said these included:
- The Dell Compellent Flash Optimized Solution - the industry's first storage solution in its class with intelligent data placement across multiple types of flash technologies or in combination with traditional drives.
- The Dell Compellent SC280 offers the best rack unit density of any major storage solution with up to 2.8 times more capacity than competing 2U enclosures. As Dell continues to drive innovative system efficiency, this capacity-optimised solution for hosting tiered data can store up to 336 terabytes in a 5U footprint while significantly reducing data centre space requirements.
- Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS) v3 offers customers enterprise-class file storage featuring improved performance at one-third the cost of the market leader, according to Dell's comparisons of competitor specifications.
"Dell is best positioned with an end-to-end data centre approach that provides open, scalable, integrated and automated solutions designed to simplify and generate the most value out of an IT investment," said Ong. "With today's portfolio updates, Dell builds on our innovative storage capabilities while allowing customers to pack more storage in significantly less space and benefit from optimised performance for the most demanding environments."
The new Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.4, Flash Optimised Solution and SC280 enclosure have planned availability for the third quarter of 2013.
Dell Fluid File System v3 has planned availability for early in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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