In an effort to help large-scale datacentre customers achieve mission-critical business goals faster and more consistently with less cost and downtime, Dell recently unveiled newly designed solutions and services.
The announcement means that Dell now provides customers with infrastructures that can scale easily and adapt quickly now and into the future. According to Dell, the new servers are designed specifically for the fastest growing datacentre market, new highest-end enterprise storage arrays and hyperconverged appliances, next-generation data protection software, and new IT deployment and automation services.
“With today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape, Dell focuses on designing datacentre solutions that offer market-leading performance and have the agility and flexibility to keep pace with new workloads and demands, changing architectures and business growth,” said Marius Haas, chief commercial officer and president of Dell Commercial Sales and Enterprise Solutions.
Dell Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS) is a new line of business within Dell’s Enterprise Solutions organisation designed to meet the specific needs of web tech, telecommunications service providers, hosting companies, oil and gas, and research organisations.
The company claims that the Dell DSS 7000 is the industry’s densest storage server built to meet the storage needs of an exascale future. Building on its hyperscale leadership, the new storage server is based on the DCS XA90 and is capable of delivering up to 720 terabytes of storage in a single 4U chassis. The DSS 7000 packs up to 90 hot-serviceable 3.5-inch drives and two 2-socket server nodes to provide cloud builders with a low dollar-per-gigabyte cost for object and block storage.
Meanwhile, the Dell DSS 1500, DSS 1510 and DSS 2500 are new 1U and 2U servers that have been purpose-built to provide this set of customers with the technology they need for their specific workload needs. Featuring a minimalistic design, flexible storage and IO options, industry-standard baseboard management controller (BMC) systems management and the latest Intel Xeon processors, these new DSS servers help customers maximise operational efficiency while providing optimal performance.
Dell also launched new storage arrays and all-flash cost-per-gigabyte solutions.
The combination of Dell’s new flagship Dell Storage SC9000 storage array controller, new 12Gb SAS expansion enclosures and next generation array software, Dell claims, offers customers the highest-performing, most enterprise-focused SC Series release to date.
The Dell Storage SC9000, based on Dell’s 13th generation PowerEdge server platform, offers all-flash and hybrid flash configurations and delivers 40 percent more IOPs –with the ability to achieve more than 385,000 IOPS4—and more than double the throughput compared to previous SC Series arrays.
New Dell Storage Center 6.7 array software, on the other hand, offers substantial enterprise enhancements, boosting overall SC Series support for private clouds and other mission-critical applications.
Highlighted new capabilities include Live Volume auto-failover for built-in disaster recovery with zero workload downtime and integrated host-side data protection for Oracle, Microsoft and VMware environments.