Dell offers new PowerVault MD3 and financing schemes for SMBs


Infotech Lead America: Dell has launched upgraded PowerVault MD3 that enables SMB customers to store up to 180 terabytes of data in a 60-drive, 4U rack enclosure.

SMB organizations will benefit as the new PowerVault MD3 will offer easy access to flexible enterprise solutions for all stages of growth.

Dell is launching the MD3 dense array globally this month.

Dell said its zero-percent FMV lease offer helps SMBs to manage their expanding data storage needs while preserving their valuable capital for more tactical day-to-day business needs.

Dell is offering a special 36-month FMV lease to qualified customers who lease $5,000 or more on combined enterprise solutions that include PowerVault storage, PowerEdge servers and PowerConnect switches.

Dell also added new features to the DR4000 disk-based backup and recovery appliance. These new features will ensure tighter integration with Symantec OST (OpenStorage) and the ability to replicate from multiple appliances to one.

“Dell continues to invest in its SMB and mid-market storage solutions to help customers looking for the right balance of performance and value. The dense array design of the new MD3 combined with enhanced software capabilities across our MD and DR products provide the power to do more with a growing set of features and capabilities that provide new levels of efficiency and performance,” said Brett Roscoe, general manager, Dell Data Management Solutions.

As a 12U configuration, with one MD3 dense array combined with two MD3 dense expansion enclosures, the storage solution can scale up to 180 hard drives, store up to 540 terabytes of data, and supports Fibre Channel, SAS and iSCSI protocols.

Dell claims that SMBs save space, power and administrative costs.

The zero-percent PowerVault offer is a 36-month zero-percent FMV lease on all PowerVault storage components with a minimum purchase of $5,000 or more and runs through Nov. 2, 2012 in the U.S. This FMV lease offers customers low monthly payments and end-of-lease options designed to give customers choice and flexibility.

“To keep up with larger competitors, small and medium-sized organizations need flexible systems equipped to address changing market dynamics and the demands they put on IT,” said Antonio Julio, executive director, Commercial Enterprise Solutions, Dell.

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