To help large-scale datacenter customers achieve business goals faster and more consistently, Dell has announced new solutions and services. It helps customers with infrastructures that can scale easily and adapt quickly now and into the future with new servers designed specifically for the fastest-growing datacenter 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 focusses on designing data center 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 & President of Dell Commercial Sales and Enterprise Solutions.
“The new solutions and services announced demonstrate the ability to scale simply and cost-effectively, allowing large-scale customers to reap the benefits of intelligently designed solutions that reduce total cost of IT ownership and shift the prioritization of resources from day-to-day IT management to higher-value services that help achieve business results and support growth.”
Dell Data center Scale able Solutions (DSS) is a new line of business within Dell’s Enterprise Solutions organization designed to meet the specific needs of web tech, telecommunications service providers, hosting companies, oil and gas, and research organizations.
The Dell DSS 7000 is the densest storage server built to meet the storage needs of an exa scale future. Building on its hyper scale 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.
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 maximize operational efficiency while providing optimal performance.
The combination of Dell’s new flagship Dell Storage SC9000 storage array controller, new 12Gb SAS expansion enclosures and next-generation array software offers customers the highest-performing, most enterprise focussed SC Series release to date. It is based on Dell’s 13th generation Power Edge server platform and offers all-flash and hybrid flash configurations and delivers 40-per cent 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 offers substantial enterprise enhancements, boosting overall SC Series support for private clouds and other mission-critical applications. Highlighted new capabilities include Live Volume auto fail over for built-in disaster recovery with zero workload downtime and integrated host-side data protection for Oracle, Microsoft and VMware environments. New active data compression capabilities offer up to 93-per cent flash capacity savings, and innovations, such as the industry-first deployment of TLC 3D NAND technology in a true high-performance, high-endurance setting, provide further cost savings.
Next-generation Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery software, engineered in the cloud era with cloud recovery in mind, integrates proven and familiar features of App Assure and other leading Dell IP designed to eliminate downtime for customer environments.
Rapid Recovery features “Rapid Snap for Applications” technology that can capture an entire application and its relevant state, enabling complete application and system recovery with near-zero RTOs and aggressive RPOs.
Dell is also expanding its capability around endpoint protection by delivering the first release of Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Recovery, a new software solution with proven IP to deliver continuous backup and fast, easy endpoint recovery. Complementing the new releases, Dell is offering new simplified pricing for VRanger, giving organizations with growing virtual environments access to a scale able VM backup solution starting at $699 including 24/7 support.
Dell has also announced the next wave of Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances, which integrate compute, storage and hyper visor resources into a single offering to help reduce TCO and streamline data centers.
The latest hyper converged solutions include the Dell XC6320, the highest-density XC Series appliance to-date, with four compute nodes that support more than 44 terabytes of storage in a 2U form factor. New Dell XC630-10F and XC6320-6F All-Flash Nodes are the first XC Series all-flash appliances, offering a cost-for-performance boost with data tiering between flash drives types based on actual data usage.
The Dell Pro Deploy Enterprise Suite includes three deployment services and full training and certification to help secure the path to a future-ready data center. The flagship Pro Deploy Plus, the industry’s most complete deployment service, rapidly integrates new technologies and optimizes the long-term performance of critical systems.
For channel partners, Dell offers the flexibility to deliver, resell and co-deliver deployment services. Through new training and certifications, customers and partners gain the same storage and networking expertise as Dell certified engineers. By reselling Dell deployment services, partners can significantly expand their capacity and cover the globe by supplementing their capabilities. PartnerDirect premier and preferred partners also can earn a deployment services competency to access Dell methodologies and tools while becoming eligible to co-deliver ProDeploy with Dell.