Dell shipping new all-flash storage option for data-intensive apps

The PC maker asserted that its new all flash storage options cost less than comparable hard disk drive alternatives on the market.

Once again shifting the spotlight away from PCs (and all that private business news ), Dell is touting its enterprise storage portfolio -- specifically a new set of all-flash storage solutions for big data-hungry applications.

The Round Rock, Texas-based company asserted that its new all flash storage options cost less than comparable hard disk drive alternatives on the market.

For example, Dell touted that its Compellent all-flash series "costs less than a comparable 15K disk drive solution" thanks to automated tiering capabilities.

When taking advantage of dual flash drives deployments compared to utilizing "traditional" spinning arrays, Dell boasted that its new Compellent branded solutions could reduce latency by up to 90 percent, the rack space by up to 84 percent, and costs by as much as 56 percent.

One of the first products out the door will be the Dell Compellent SC280 dense enclosure.

Shipping immediately, the storage product is designed to tier data from down to a single array, promising up to 2.8 times more capacity than competing 2U 3.5-inch disk drives, translating to as much as 336 terabytes of hard drives in a 5U enclosure.

Once again touting saving everything from money to floor space, Dell touted this particular flash storage option as ideal for laboratories in the life sciences and even healthcare.

Overall, the Dell Compellent all-flash storage solutions are intended to be ready for archiving and performance-demanding apps from the likes of Oracle and SAP as well as those running on private cloud deployments.

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