Dell Fluid Data Architecture promises to deliver the right data at the right time
Dell is introducing its Fluid Data Architecture technology to address the growing data storage needs of the digital age. The solution promises to deliver highly virtualized, unified and scalable architecture designed for the data center of the future. This allows businesses to take advantage of technological advances while leveraging on lowered costs brought about by economies of scale.
Is there a need to change current storage?
According to Dell, the answer is a definite YES! Research by Dell has come up with the following facts:
- Volume: data will grow by 650% over the next five years
- Velocity: demand for datacenter space more than doubling every 24 months creating rapid infrastructure change
- Value: 61% of executives surveyed want more information when making a decision
The Fluid Data storage architecture promises to address the following difficulties:
- People: your customer exepct more and better information from you whenever they want
- Processes: You need to help to manage the onslaught of information your organization demands
- Procurement: You can not just add more disk and solve the problem
The Fluid Data technology if built on four (4) technologies acquired by Dell:
- EqualLogic – provides peer-Scale SAN
- Exanet – provides highly-Scalable NAS
- Ocarina Networks – provides content-aware compression and dedupe
- Compellent – multi-protocol tiered SAN
The combination of these technologies promise to deliver the following:
- Access to right data at right time
- Task automation through policy based management of data
- Flexibility to enable integration of different data technologies (fibre channel, scsi, etc)
With the right blend of technology, experience, and resources, expect Dell to play a key role in pushing the IT industry in the Philippines one more step towards the future.
Dell Delivers New Storage Solutions for the Virtual Era Built on its Fluid Data Architecture
- Dell Fluid Data storage gains momentum in enabling a highly virtualized, unified and scalable architecture designed for tomorrow’s data center
- Dell Compellent storage solutions expand Dell’s leadership in terms of virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies
- New Dell EqualLogic Unified storage extend Dell’s leadership in intellectual property for enterprise storage
MANILA, Philippines, October 4, 2011 – Dell today announced new solutions built on its Fluid Data Architecture to optimize cost, performance and protection as storage scales with a growing organization. Highlighted solutions include its Dell Compellent 16Gbps Fibre Channel interoperability and new Dell EqualLogic Unified storage.
With Dell Compellent, enterprise data is actively, intelligently managed throughout its lifecycle so enterprises can constantly adapt to changing business conditions. Together, a Fluid Data™ architecture, storage virtualization, intelligent software and modular hardware bring unprecedented efficiency, simplicity and security to enterprise storage. Data center resources are utilized to their full potential.
Built-in intelligence and automation ensure data is available when and where it’s needed. And an open, persistent hardware platform scales in line with business needs to protect storage investments over the long term.
These solutions represent a milestone in Dell’s vision for a Fluid Data Architecture designed to help customers efficiently and flexibly manage data. Dell is uniquely unencumbered by legacy storage technologies and rigid philosophies that do not support customer needs in the Virtual Era. Instead, Dell is focused on the development and acquisition of storage intellectual property that delivers productivity and efficiency gains for highly-virtualized data centers.
“Organizations of all sizes continue to place a priority on boosting IT asset efficiency while improving IT responsiveness to business pressures. Ever greater exploitation of virtualization is a key element in these efforts, and the deployment of flexible and intelligent storage systems is frequently the key to successful efforts,” said Richard Villars, vice president of storage and IT Strategies at IDC. “Dell’s continued investment in advanced yet cost effective storage solutions along with a continued expansion of its enterprise service and solutions organization, puts the company in a strong position to help IT organizations get the most from their data centers, today, and in the future.”
Dell Compellent Features 16Gbps Fibre Channel Infrastructure Interoperability
Dell has successfully demonstrated compatibility between a Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN with Brocade 6510 16Gb Fibre Channel switch and Brocade 1860 16Gb Fabric Adapter. Dell will continue to build on its leadership in enterprise storage by introducing 16Gbps Fibre Channel offerings. This new technology will help customers unleash the power of their SAN environments to support next-generation applications and cloud services. This increased performance will provide organizations investment protection and a future-ready infrastructure capable of overcoming the challenges of enormous data growth. By combining Dell’s Fluid Data architecture with Brocade’s 16Gbps Fibre Channel infrastructure, Dell is delivering high performing SAN solutions that empower customers to stay at the leading edge of technology.
New Dell EqualLogic Unified Storage Extends Fluid Data Architecture
In support of customers’ growing storage demands, Dell has begun shipping the new EqualLogic FS7500, the company’s latest NAS solution that works with EqualLogic PS Series arrays to deliver the only scale-out, unified storage platform for mid-size deployments. The EqualLogic FS7500 uses the Dell Scalable File System, a high-performance, clustered file system based on Dell intellectual property. The Dell Scalable File System architecture incorporates features formerly found only at the very high end including advanced caching, load balancing and multithreading for fast I/O processing. This is the first step toward Dell’s long-term vision of a uniquely feature-rich, highly-scalable file system.
Customers consolidating applications onto a unified platform are demanding improved flexibility, to react to unanticipated changes in their application environment; flexibility not delivered by legacy unified solutions. As the EqualLogic unified storage platform provides online capacity and performance scaling for both file and block interfaces, customers can easily scale their platform in any dimension to meet business requirements.
“We continue to transform our storage business through acquisitions and developing our own intellectual property. Our Fluid Data Architecture provides a strategy that helps customers lower the complexity and cost of managing their data. Today’s announcement marks significant progress in delivering on that strategy.” said Richard Teo, President, Dell Philippines. “The new EqualLogic capabilities extend Dell’s leadership in virtualized IP-based storage solutions that are easy to manage. The new storage arrays can help our customers run highly optimized and efficient data centers by automating configuration and improving performance without forcing forklift upgrades.”
“With the latest release of the Dell EqualLogic FS7500 Unified storage, Dell is expanding on our mid-market storage standard in terms of ease of use, reliability and performance,” said William Tan, Enterprise Storage Lead, Dell South Asia. “The EqualLogic FS7500 adds highly scalable NAS capability to the EqualLogic product line to provide a high performance scale-out unified storage solution for midsize deployments.”