Dell prices new Entry-Level All-Flash storage array at $25,000

At Dell World 2014, Dell announced it has expanded its storage portfolio which includes a new storage array priced $25,000 in the U.S.

The new Dell Storage SC4020 Entry-Level All-Flash configuration helps lower the entry cost for all-flash storage, next-generation storage arrays for SMB customers, and the first Dell series of web-scale, hyper-converged appliances, Dell said.

Also the new Dell Storage PS4210 Series delivers substantially improved application performance and connectivity options for small and mid-size deployments; and, the Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances for integrated compute and enterprise storage.

According to a 2014 ESG lab report, over a five-year period, Dell PS Series has the lowest TCO for small and large sized storage configurations – costing up to 58 percent less – when compared with other leading IT storage vendors, Dell said.

Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances integrates compute, storage and hypervisor resources into a single offering. Powered by Nutanix software, the new solution provides customers with an integrated IT approach that offers enterprise-class storage for virtualized server and VDI environments with simple deployment, management and scale as needed.

Dell has also announced Dell PowerEdge FX architecture, a next-generation converged infrastructure solution, which enables customers to precisely tailor data center technology to optimize myriad applications and reduce the impact of an outage.

The one common modular and scalable platform with servers, storage and networking integrated in one solution helps customers better manage, scale and budget for infrastructure to meet business needs.

The converged infrastructure approach of Dell PowerEdge FX affords efficiencies of shared power, I/O and management, integrated switching, and unsurpassed overall density capabilities at up to 40 2-socket servers in 10U, Dell said.

Dell Storage SC4020 ArrayAt the Dell World 2014, Dell also announced partnership with Brocade and Intel to help accelerate enterprise service delivery at the carrier edge. The companies have developed NFV-based solutions to virtualize and accelerate enterprise service delivery at the carrier edge.

The solutions leverage Dell’s newly-introduced NFV platform powered by the Intel Open Network Platform for servers architecture and the Intel Data Plane Developer Kit combined with the Brocade Vyatta vRouter software to virtualize existing customer edge and provider edge networking functions.

The PowerEdge FX architecture including PowerEdge FX2 chassis and initial sleds (FC630, FM120x4) will be available in December 2014.

The PowerEdge FX architecture sleds including the FD332, FN IOA, FC430, FC830 will be available in the first half of 2015.

The Dell Storage SC4020 Entry-Level All-Flash configuration will be available in early 2015.

The Dell Storage PS4210 Series Arrays are available worldwide today.

The Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances will be available starting November 11 with support for VMware ESXi and Microsoft Windows Hyper-V.

Rajani Baburajan

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