Dell delivers new storage backup

Dell announced advancements in its Fluid Data architecture that enable customers to quickly adapt to the changing demands of their organizations and increase automation for management of their primary, backup and archive data.

The Fluid Data architecture is strengthened today with new offerings that include Dell’s first deduplication backup appliance that integrates intellectual property from the Ocarina acquisition; a major software release for Compellent storage arrays; a new storage optimization solution for Microsoft SharePoint; and broader support for Dell Force10, PowerConnect and Brocade storage networking solutions.

“Today’s IT organizations are moving faster than ever down a road that is constantly changing. That’s why their data needs to be as dynamic as their business,” said Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager, Dell Enterprise Storage. “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.”

The DR4000 combines the performance and reliability of disk-based backup with innovative deduplication and compression capabilities from Dell’s Ocarina Networks acquisition. These capabilities 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.

By keeping data online for weeks or even months before moving it to archive storage, customers can more easily locate and restore important data, creating new efficiencies and helping to reduce the total cost of ownership for their storage infrastructure.

The DR4000, available in 40TB, 81TB or 135TB effective storage capacities in a single appliance, features inline deduplication and compression, deduplicated replication, advanced data protection, and non-disruptive deployment, certified with leading backup software applications.

he new Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.0 software includes new 64-bit support that doubles memory size to improve performance and scale. With its advanced tiering, thin provisioning and replication features, the modular design of the Dell Compellent SAN enables data centers to improve cost savings by upgrading to the new firmware and implement future product releases without requiring a rip-and-replace process. The new Dell Compellent firmware enables customers to take advantage of future Compellent software advancements while improving performance with existing solutions.

Storage Center 6.0 also expands Dell and VMware’s long-standing integration and engineering collaboration to help customers accelerate their move to dynamic data centers and cloud computing environments. Together, Dell and VMware provide the core framework for a virtualized data center and storage solutions that meet joint customer needs. Extending its existing Dell EqualLogic and PowerVault application integration for VMware vSphere 5®, Dell today introduced new VMware specific enhancements for Dell Compellent storage customers.

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