Dell today announced advancements in its Fluid Data architecture with new solutions that are said to enable the technology company's customers to manage information more effectively.
The new offerings include the DR4000, which is Dell’s first deduplication backup appliance that integrates intellectual property from the Ocarina acquisition; Storage Centre 6.0, which is a software for Compellent storage arrays; and broader support for Dell Force10, PowerConnect and Brocade storage networking solutions, according to a press release issued by Dell today.
“With Dell’s new primary, archive and backup storage solutions, the Dell Fluid Data architecture delivers the storage intelligence customers need to deal with a sea of constant IT change without driving up costs, wasting time or continually replacing infrastructure,” said Ho Chye Soon, general manager, commercial business, Dell Singapore.
The DR4000 is said to provide capabilities that eliminate multiple copies of the same data and enable customers to keep more data online longer and readily available in the event of a disaster or data loss.
The disk-based backup solution is further said to enable SMBs (small-and medium-sized businesses) and large enterprise to eliminate redundant copies of data by decreasing disk capacity requirements up to 15 times, and also reduce bandwidth requirements for data transfer by up to 15 times.
Dell's Storage Center 6.0 software includes 64-bit support that doubles memory size to improve performance and scale,and is designed to enable data centres to improve cost savings by upgrading to the new firmware.
With the exapnded support for the Dell Force10, Dell PowerConnect Ethernet solutions and Brocade 16 GB Fibre Channel switches, Dell intends to speed storage deployment, increase performance and simplify administration through improved interoperability.
“These new Dell storage solutions offer an open, flexible platform that provides customers with a foundation for painless future growth and complements Dell’s expanding server, networking and software portfolio.” said Scott Winslow, chief executive officer, Winslow Technology Group, a Dell Premier PartnerDirect channel partner.
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