Dell eyes easy data storage with Fluid Architecture

Summary:The company's Fluid Data Architecture offers a number of different storage options designed to make it easier for companies to manage data at a lower cost

Dell is expanding its storage solution offerings using its Fluid Data Architecture for growing businesses that are looking for flexible methods of managing data.

The idea behind Fluid Data Architecture is to to help companies manage data easier while lowering the cost. Dell's new options for IT departments include the EqualLogic FS7500, a scalable NAS system designed to support load balancing and multi-threading for fast I/O processing. Able to handle up to 510TB in a single share, this option also comes with scale-out CIFS and NFS support as well as N-way scalability with automated failover.

Dell's second option is the PowerVault MD3600f and 3620f storage arrays. These arrays offer up to eight 8GB Fibre Channel ports and up to 96 additional hard drives with the possibility to mix and match SSD, SAS, near-line SAS, and self-encrypting drives. Dell has also implemented some disaster recovery options, including virtual disk copying and snapshots along with remote replication.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Dell intros new storage solutions with Fluid Data Architecture on ZDNet.com.


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Topics: Storage

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