Dell Expands Data Center Push with New Systems, Services
The SC 6.7 array software includes such enhancements as Live Volume auto-failover for disaster recovery with no downtime and integrated host-side data protection for Oracle, VMware and Microsoft environments. Active data compression capabilities new to the software mean up to 93 percent flash capacity savings, officials said. All this will improve support within the SC Series portfolio for private clouds and mission-critical applications, they said. Other new offerings include the latest Data Protection/Rapid Recover software aimed at cloud workloads and which includes features from Dell's AppAssure application recovery technology. The company also is taking endpoint recovery into account with new software that also offers continuous backup. In addition, Dell is rolling out a range of new converged appliances that offer tightly integrated compute, storage and hypervisor technology in a single architecture. Among the latest systems is the XC6320, a highly dense offering that includes four compute nodes in a 2U form factor that support more than 44TB of storage. There also are the XC630-10F and XC6320-6F All-Flash Nodes. Hyperconverged solutions continue to generate interest from businesses looking to reduce costs and simplify their data centers. According to numbers from market research firm IDC, the market will grow 60 percent between 2014 and 2019, with $3.9 billion in revenue projected in 2019.To help businesses embrace new data center systems, Dell is offering a portfolio of integrated application modernization software. Marius Haas, chief commercial officer and president of Dell Commercial Sales and Enterprise Solutions, said in a statement that the new offerings "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 also is offering the ProDeploy Enterprise Suite of services to help customers more easily deploy their infrastructure solutions, and to give channel partners more services to sell. With such services, organizations can deploy systems 39 percent faster and save up to $2,000 per deployed devices, Dell officials said.