Dell has announced new Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault storage platforms.
Dell’s offerings now include the EqualLogic PS6000XVSand PS6010XVS and the PowerVault MD3200 andMD3200i storage arrays.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
“- New Dell EqualLogic PS6000XVS and PS6010XVS storage arrays combine the advantages of SAS and SSD drives in a single enclosure to improve density and performance. An extension of Dell’s expertise in automated load-balancing and data movement technologies, customers leveraging the EqualLogic 5.0 firmware can now benefit from automated data tiering within the new arrays.
– New advancements in the Dell EqualLogic software architecture dramatically improves the performance and scalability of EqualLogic storage arrays – all at no additional cost to new or existing EqualLogic customers. With the introduction of EqualLogic 5.0 firmware, VMware infrastructures can dramatically reduce SAN network traffic for the copy process by over 95% and CPU utilization for the copy process by over 75% VMware vStorage initiative.
– New Dell PowerVault MD3200 and PowerVault MD3200i storage arrays are ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses looking for an affordable, high performance virtualization platform. The MD3200 series of storage arrays provides up to two times the performance, host support and capacity scalability over the previous generation of products.”
The Dell EqualLogic PS6000XVS and EqualLogic PS6010XVS will be available in early August, while the Dell PowerVault MD3200 and PowerVault MD3200i will be available this week.
This is a nice bit of kit for a cheap VM solution. With RAID 10 support and upto 60TB of storage, starting at a nice price. I NEED ONE OF THESE!
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