Dell strengthens its storage solutions
By Digital News Asia July 6, 2012
- Fluid Data advancements unify and protect storage from start to scale
- Offers customers file capabilities across each of Dell’s primary storage platforms
DELL has announced advancements in its Fluid Data storage architecture to help customers efficiently manage their data and protect business information.
These include updates to the Dell Fluid File System for a common, enterprise-class distributed file system across the company’s three primary storage solution families, a new Compellent platform that dynamically unifies block and file data, and a new entry-level Brocade 16GB Fibre Channel switch to support next-generation applications, the company said in a statement.
“The Dell Fluid Data architecture is designed to manage the growth of our customers’ data, so they can manage the growth of their business,” said K.T. Ong, general manager of Commercial Business at Dell Sales Malaysia.
“We are delivering a new customer experience across a tightly integrated set of products and solutions with shared capabilities across our portfolio -– driving up optimization, driving out the cost of forced end of life, and driving forward the speed and flexibility required by IT,” he said.
The Dell Fluid File System was introduced in 2011. The latest release integrates with the new Dell Compellent FS8600 network-attached storage (NAS), offering customers file capabilities across each of Dell’s primary storage platforms – Compellent (pic), EqualLogic and PowerVault.
This provides customers with a common, enterprise-class distributed file system featuring snapshots, replication and built-in data protection features, and the ability to manage file and block information on a single enterprise storage platform, Dell claimed.