Storage devices come in all sizes, speed and features. Among the array of storage units, the midrange storage has for the past few years become a significant part of enterprise storage strategy. No longer are enterprises interested in the ‘monolithic high-end arrays’ considering the advantage of easier deployment and usage that comes along with midrange storage. High-end features like data services and simplified management are being migrated to midrange devices by organizations. The advantage of having a midrange system is that they are build-as-you-go storage systems enabling the addition of disks, controllers and software, as required. While most monolithic systems can expand capacity by increasing the number of disks, controllers or storage processors, these are not on-the-fly additions. The flexibility offered in midrange storage systems gives administrators the ability to start small today and build up as business requirements expand. This is certainly advantageous for the organizations that start out under small and medium scale as they can increase their storage devices as the company grows.
“Dell Technologies, the leader in the enterprise storage has an array of midrange storage devices that empower and deliver IT services up to 64 percent faster with modern storage, optimize any workload and discover the hidden value in data, accelerate analytics performance up to 78 percent to support critical workloads like AI helping Arrow PC’s customers in benefiting from these advantages,” Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network (Dell Technologies – Titanium Partner)
Midrange storage provides data services that include remote application and snapshot utilities that enable administrators to create and move copies of data within single or multiple systems. This in turn helps the IT department that is maintaining these devices as there is no need for a dedicated administrator to help maintain these devices. But while these companies may face smaller budgets, they have the same needs as large enterprises for high performance, availability, data reduction, and other capabilities. So, they look for midrange storage solutions to meet their budget objectives. There are multiple midrange storage systems for organizations to choose from:
Dell EMC Unity XT Series: It has set new standards for storage with compelling simplicity, all-inclusive software, blazing speed, optimized efficiency and multi-cloud enablement all in a modern NVMe-ready design to meet the needs of resource-constrained IT professionals in large or small companies. Designed for performance, optimized for efficiency and built for hybrid cloud environments, these systems are the perfect fit for supporting demanding virtualized applications, deploying unified storage and addressing remote-office-branch-office requirements.
Dell EMC SC Series: The SC series provides companies of any size the technology advantage they need to compete in today’s fast-changing markets. Intelligent all-flash and hybrid storage solutions offer transformational performance, flexible tiered storage architecture and future-proof value. SC offers a ‘federated’ portfolio of all-flash and hybrid array models that work together to give companies of all sizes an enterprise-class technology advantage. From affordable entry solutions offering great per GB value, to large arrays providing over 2 million max IOPS and 6PB raw capacity, SC solutions are built to evolve with the needs of business, taking organizations smoothly and cost-effectively from where they are now to where they want to go.
Dell EMC XtremIO: Modern data centers require storage that can consistently meet heavy performance demands, provide un-paralleled support to manage the entire virtual workload lifecycle, and deliver demanding SLAs. Dell EMC XtremIO, the purpose-built all-flash array, is designed for this virtual era. With multi-dimensional scalability, in-memory metadata, unmatched storage efficiency, rich application integrated copy services, metadata-aware replication, and unprecedented management simplicity, XtremIO delivers on the promise of a simple, agile, scalable, fully-virtualized data center all while minimizing infrastructure foot print and TCO.
Dell EMC PowerStore: The groundbreaking PowerStore family eliminates traditional tradeoffs in performance, scalability, and storage efficiency, with a data-centric, intelligent, and adaptable infrastructure that transforms and mobilizes both traditional and modern workloads. PowerStore is a uniquely adaptable infrastructure platform that complements and extends your existing investments. Combining the advantages of cutting-edge storage hardware with the flexibility and simplicity of modern software design, PowerStore gives unprecedented freedom to evolve an organizations IT, keeping pace with a rapidly changing world. Dell EMC PowerStore makes the job of DBA much simpler with the capability to directly deploy and manage new SQL-based applications. PowerStore offers ways to support these choices utilizing Dell Technologies Cloud Storage Services or supplement storage scaling for HCI independent of compute as well as providing both compute and storage at edge locations.