Results for Storage Hardware
  • Blog Post: How Dell Storage SC4020 Stays Skinny on Capacity Usage, Fat on IOPs

    One of the things I like about the new Dell Storage SC4020 is that there’s no performance penalty fo r saving money by reducing capacity usage. Sure, other array vendors tout cost-saving benefits for various data reduction features, but chasing down the net impact can become a real shell game,...
  • Blog Post: Our customer-driven journey to a VM-aware data center

    As I am about to drive away to my new home across the country, I can’t help to think of all the milestones that led me to my current destination. Technology, like life, is in an ongoing journey where a series of developments will lead you to new destination over time. At Dell Storage, it is our...
  • Blog Post: Enable efficient data protection and simplify management with Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools

    Ed. Note: This post was authored by Nicole Werts, Dell Storage Product Marketing I have been planning a trip to Ireland to celebrate my stepfather’s 80th birthday. Naturally, this requires a lot of decision making. For example, what landmarks should we visit during our 10-day journey? And should...
  • Blog Post: Dell PowerEdge VRTX for desktop virtualization: The time is now

    The adoption of the Dell PowerEdge VRTX has been impressive, especially among small and mid-size organizations looking for an all-in-one solution, from a single vendor – just look at how customers Emerson and Carestream have been talking about us. The concept of enabling remote offices, small business...
  • Blog Post: Dave Siles in Infoworld talking about virtualization

    If you are thinking about virtualization projects, you ought to read this article in Infoworld about Kane County Illinois ' experiences with their CTO, David Siles . Dave is a well-known authority on VMware installations and is often called on for his advice at events such as VMworld, Infoworld's...
  • Blog Post: VMworld's Around the Corner - What's Dell Got?

    ( editor's note - this post comes to us courtesy of Tim Sherbak, one of our virtualization gurus ) The VMworld show is next week in Las Vegas and we'll be there in a big way. We'll be there to show solutions highlighting data protection, disaster recovery, consolidation, virtual desktops...
  • Blog Post: Dell jumps out into iSCSI lead

    Just in case you didn't know already , Dell is the numero uno vendor in iSCSI SAN arrays. iSCSI is a strategic initiative at Dell and customers should expect to see us expand our product lines in the months and years to come. One of the reasons for our success is the no-cost business model of...
  • Blog Post: Eric Schott on VMware access mode support in SRM

    This is a video shot last September at VMworld in San Francisco. We had a birds of feather session with Eric Schott (Director of Product Management, EqualLogic) and Kiran Ranabhor (Technical Product Manager for DR, VMware) and the question was asked what kinds of storage provisioning (or access modes...
  • Blog Post: A Data Management MANIFESTO

    DATA GROWTH - It's a politically charged issue The US Government may have come up with a last-minute resolution to avoid credit default but based on feedback from the IT leaders I’ve been talking to, there’s another serious debt crisis to resolve- The Storage Debt Crisis. Data growth...
  • Blog Post: It’s a Wrap: Dell Power Solutions Magazine September 2009 Issue

    Wrapping up each quarterly issue of Dell Power Solutions Magazine is akin to a symphony of the publication persuasion, the movements carefully orchestrated to simultaneously deliver over 130 pages of content in print, digital, and Web form factors. But all of the editorial in the September 2009 issue...
  • Blog Post: The Other Side of the FCoE Story

    My husband says I’m passionate, and that’s why I like to argue. I’ve been wishing for an argument on FCoE for some time now (a wish in which I’m not alone ), but all I run across is how FCoE is going to save the world. In my search for the rest of the story (as the late Paul...
  • Blog Post: Is tape dead? What do you use it for?

    This was originally posted here , on the EqualLogic Storage@Work blog With SSDs coming on fairly fast and products like Dell's RD 1000 now available for removable disk drive backup, the question is what or why are you using tape. I really want to know. Here is the link to a BlipTV video where...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Data Deduplication

    Data deduplication is a topic being asked about by our customers, and being discussed in the media , more and more. Would you like to know Dell’s take on it? In the video below, Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager of Dell's storage business , discusses Dell’s view on...
  • Blog Post: Server Virtualization: It’s a Priority!

    If you’re looking for ways to simplify and save in the data center – or even “server closet,” one of the most important strategies available to you is server virtualization. When you migrate several applications running on several different servers onto a single server, you...
  • Blog Post: The State of Solid State

    In two previous articles, I discussed appliance server storage in terms of cost-effective, high-performance solutions and high-capacity, low-cost solutions. This installment will address the newest trend in enterprise-class storage, flash-based, Solid-State drives (SSDs). Introduced to the mass market...
  • Blog Post: Amen Brother!

    Chris Evans writes about keeping things simple , especially storage.
  • Blog Post: Blade Server Myth #1 – Cost

    One of the primary ways to simplify IT infrastructure – and save in the process – is through server consolidation . Blade technology is a good way to approach this, but many IT managers are reluctant to take the blade route. There are several myths about blades that create the impression...
  • Blog Post: Pointy headed blogger bites the hands the fed him

    We really crushed it last year @ EqualLogic and won some awards. Fearless leader Don Bulens was the CEO of the year. Love and kisses, Don. Format: flv Duration:
  • Blog Post: Customer Derek Schwab on iSCSI performance

    Derek Schwab is an admin at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. He's got a couple short and sweet pointers for optimizing the network for an iSCSI SAN . As Derek says: "I’ve had a couple of vendors tell me iSCSI is not an enterprise solution and I’d never see over 250Mbps of throughput...
  • Blog Post: Storage Networking World - My Thoughts

    After spending last week at SNW to present on 6Gbps SAS and virtualization, I left with a lot on mind. First, it was a great show and SNIA and Computerworld are to thank for that. Their professionalism in running an event are second to none. Everyone has asked me two things. First, I get asked, “How...
  • Blog Post: Crash consistent snaps of Exchange on PS5000 SANs

    The conversation below happened yesterday and was connected to an older posting on my Storage @ Work blog on EqualLogic's site . I thought the content was good so I copied it below for readers at InsideIT. Stan is the external commenter and Darren Miller is an excellent product guy and SME who responded...
  • Blog Post: iSCSI for SMBs with virtual servers

    This article on Byte and Switch talks about an ad hoc survey that was done at SNW this week. Turns out that a large percentage of those surveyed see storage as one of their biggest challenges in implementing virtual servers. I don't know how the survey broke down by customer size, but I know that...
  • Blog Post: Another "Recommended" Award...This Time For Dell's EqualLogic PS6000 Storage Array

    Building on the momentum of multiple positive product reviews for Dell's PowerEdge R610 server, this week we also chalked up another editorial award in the U.K. in IT Pro's review of the the Dell EqualLogic PS6000 storage array review . The reviewer, Dave Mitchell, had this to say about the...
  • Blog Post: Scripting external elements with Site Recovery Manager

    VMware's SRM (Site Recovery Manager), which was announced this week , can accommodate a number of critical elements that are external to VMware system stuff that should be part of a system recovery at a remote site. This is another video made at our BOF last September at VMworld in San Francisco...
  • Blog Post: Live from Dell Storage Forum – Introducing Next Generation Fibre Channel from Brocade

    As the storage networking world continues to evolve at an ever increasing pace we once again find ourselves at Dell’s premier storage event, Dell Storage Forum . This time we are in Boston with more than 700 interested customers, bloggers, press and analysts. All of us share the same interest;...
  • Blog Post: SCSI timeouts on Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN Arrays

    VM Squad posted today about a problem he perceives exists with Dell EqualLogic arrays. Its not a problem, but that's what one of competitors is telling people. The issue is the time it takes to upgrade firmware in our systems, which is 15 seconds in the systems we are selling today. What's interesting...
  • Blog Post: The Storage World Descends on Dallas - SNW Fall 2008

    ( editor's note - this post comes to us from Tony Ansley of Dell’s storage product group which will be supporting hands-on labs at SNW next week .) If you’re interested in what Dell is doing with enterprise storage, make every effort to get to Dallas (OK, Grapevine…) for the...
  • Blog Post: Always nice to see a customer saying good things

    This was originally posted here , on the EqualLogic Storage@Work blog A customer of ours, John Wilder, talks about his experiences working with our iSCSI SAN products. Besides liking the ease of use and installation features of his PS series array, he is using thin provisioning and snapshots too. Here...
  • Blog Post: Are enterprise flash advantages sustainable?

    There's been a lot written about flash SSDs lately, starting with EMC following their announcement of the technology, and followed by other companies wanting a market position in relationship to flash . From a strictly marketing perspective, EMC pulled off an excellent move, forcing other companies...
  • Blog Post: Shine on U crazy diamond!

    DevCentral has an great post about the development of HA over the years. And he's a rocker too, which led me to a completely unrelated site that I liked . (this post was first made on my Storage @ Work blog)