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Dell Compellent Storage

In today’s global marketplace, the ability to efficiently store, manage, access and extract value from data is synonymous with business success. State-of-the-art storage virtualisation is no longer a luxury — it is a key business requirement. Fortunately, the Dell Compellent SC4000 Series now gives even small organisations and remote departments the automated flexibility necessary to succeed in a big data world.

Flexibility

The multiprotocol capable Dell Compellent SC4020 model and its optional expansion enclosures may be populated with any combination of hard disk drives (HDD) or solid-state drives (SSD). Virtualised multi-tier, multi-RAID-level storage policies are applied quickly and automatically, taking full advantage of the unique characteristics of your disks, and allowing you to target application-specific price and performance requirements with a minimum of planning or effort.
 
Dual redundant controllers, 24 internal drive slots, eight 8Gb Fibre Channel or four 10Gb iSCSI network ports,1 and four additional 10Gb ports for management and replication are all delivered in a space-saving 2U chassis, making the flexible SC4020 a true all-in-one solution. For expansion beyond 24 drives, add Dell Storage SC200 or SC220 enclosures for over 400TB total raw capacity.

Optimisation

Dell’s auto-tiering benefits now extend to flash, where multiple high-performance SSD tiers are enabled, leveraging the best attributes of both write-intensive (SLC) and read-intensive (MLC) drives. Whenever you’re ready, move your hot data to flash with an all-flash or hybrid SSD/HDD array. The Dell Compellent SC4020 all-flash solutions now cost less than a comparable 15K disk drive solution.
 
Dell Compellent SC4000 Series arrays support SAN infrastructure natively, and with the Dell Storage FS8600 NAS front-end, can also support file-based systems under unified management. Intelligent enterprise features such as space-efficient Replay Snapshots, Remote Sync/Replication, and FastTrack drive optimisation, which make them a perfect complement to any Dell server installation. Regardless of your present infrastructure, this open standard array helps you begin your migration to a modern storage system in small, affordable increments.
 
Compellent Data Progression

Dell Compellent Copilot Support delivers proactive, comprehensive 24×7 technical support that covers the entire storage infrastructure. Operating out of a state-of-the-art U.S. call centre, Dell Compellent Copilot engineers continuously monitor system performance and alert customers of potential issues. Dell Compellent Copilot Support provides:

24×7 access to highly trained Dell Compellent Copilot Support engineers.

Priority or next-business-day on-site* response by Dell Compellent-certified technicians.

Priority, next-business-day or UPS ground delivery of replacement parts.

Real-time storage system monitoring via integrated Phone Home technology.

Dell Compellent Copilot Support enables you to choose the right level of phone support, on-site3 support and parts delivery for your unique business needs. Every call is answered by a highly trained Copilot engineer, who takes ownership of the entire storage infrastructure, including third-party technology partner products.

Dell Compellent Data Progression

Dell Compellent Data Progression is fully automated and integrated into the storage layer. The tiering software virtualises and moves data based on policy-driven profiles at a highly granular level using real-time system intelligence. Data Progression automatically migrates data to the optimum storage tier and/or RAID level based on actual use and performance needs, without manual intervention.
 
Using metadata, Data Progression can determine if a block is heavily accessed and how those accesses typically occur. If a block is heavily used, Data Progression can place that block on a high-performance disk. If the block is inactive, Data Progression can migrate it down to a lower cost, high-capacity disk. Unlike other arrays that require time-consuming and complex disk pool management, Data Progression automatically places the right data in the right place at the right time, for the right cost.

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