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  • Blog Post: Introducing the New Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix

    Today, we are making some changes to the way we publish our compatibility matrix documents for our SC Series (Compellent), PS Series (EqualLogic) and FS Series storage array products. To date, we have maintained separate compatibility documents for Compellent and EqualLogic based solutions. FS8600 (Compellent...
  • Blog Post: Technical Differences in the Various Data Optimization Techniques

    With the vast amounts of data growth, data optimization technology needs to be in place and integrated with all tiers of storage – primary, archive and backup. But there are the differences in dedupe and compression technologies and algorithms one can use, so what strategy do you use at each tier...
  • Blog Post: Dell EqualLogic Configuration Guide (ECG) Version 14.3

    Hello EQL Family, I am proud to announce that the EqualLogic Configuration Guide (ECG) has been updated to version 14.3. The goal of this guide is to provide a single reference for technical information, links to other product, technical information, and recommended Dell EqualLogic SAN design methodologies...
  • Blog Post: Customer Insight Drives Dell Storage Conference Series in 2010

    We just wrapped up the last stop on the Dell Storage Conference after hosting customers in San Jose , Chicago , Baltimore , & Houston . The purpose of these conferences was to talk with customers not only about the latest Dell PowerVault Solutions, but to talk with them about what they are trying...
  • Blog Post: Red Hat Enterprise virtualization (RHEV 3.0) works on Dell PowerEdge servers

    Posted on behalf of Gireesha US from Dell Linux Engineering team Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0 is supported on shipping PowerEdge 11th generation and 12th generation servers (2-socket and 4-socket servers). It has been validated and certified on the list of supported Dell PowerEdge...
  • Blog Post: New! - EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for Linux

    Dell is adding a brand new version of the EqualLogic Host Integration Tools to the toolbox. This new tool allows for better integration of Linux into any EqualLogic infrastructure. So what is new, well everything is new, this is the first HIT release for Linux. It will work with RHEL 5.5, 6.0 on both...
  • Blog Post: Accelerating FS Series NAS NDMP backup performance

    NAS NDMP Backup Challenges Enterprise storage has witnessed unprecedented growth of unstructured data over the last decade. This has created multiple challenges for implementing efficient backup and recovery policies. The Dell EqualLogic FS7500 NAS supports standard backup software using NDMP Ver...
  • Blog Post: Dell Storage Forum 2011: Orlando Preview

    It has been a full week since I last wrote about some of the exciting things we have in store for this years Dell Storage Forum in Orlando, Florida. We have just two more weeks until the 3 in 1 event. This year we have combined the Compellent C-Drive and the Dell Storage Forum: EqualLogic Users Group...
  • Blog Post: Database storage Solutions: Is Network Attached Storage (NAS) a good choice?

    Written by: Zafar Mahmood Database Solutions Traditional Network Attached Storage solutions are usually deployed for the purposes for testing and developing databases due to their inherent performance limitations. Performance limitations arise due to additional overhead of managing the network...
  • Blog Post: Dell Data warehousing Solutions using Columnar Indexes for Enhanced Performance

    Now, Dell has the latest data warehouse solutions incorporating the latest and greatest of database features from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 . Microsoft SQL Server 2012 comes with several exciting features which directly benefits the database environments. One of the important features, which impact...
  • Blog Post: Updated Lync Server 2010 Reference Architectures and Sizing Data

    This post is authored by Akshai Parthasarathy, Baaskar R, and Andrew Coleman from Global Solutions Engineering In April of this year, the Global Solutions Engineering team delivered a Lync Server 2010 Virtualization Whitepaper and an accompanying Reference Architecture booklet . We also went into...
  • Blog Post: 20TB Fasttrack Data warehouse Solution using PowerEdge R720 and PowerVault MD3620F

    Dell has recently refreshed its data warehouse offerings with 12 th generation servers and the latest SQL server release, SQL server 2012 . These latest fast track offerings bring in the best of technology elements to offer a high performing and cost effective data warehousing solution. These reference...
  • Blog Post: Benefits of Deploying Exchange 2010 on Dell Compellent

    Recent studies released by Gartner suggest that about 80 percent of the data generated becomes stale after it is created. Often this data takes up storage space on disks spinning at 15K rpm. Another study by ESG indicated that companies are using only 40 to 50 percent of their usable storage capacity...
  • Blog Post: Dell's Participation in Open Source India(OSI) Days 2012 Conference

    Posted on behalf of Gireesha US from Dell Linux Engineering team. OSI (Open Source India) Days - The Asia's Mega Open Source Convention ( www.osidays.com ) was being organized for the 9 th time in India during October 12 to 14 at the NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore. It was targeted at nurturing...
  • Blog Post: Design Methodology for Exchange Server 2010 on Dell Active System 800v

    Designing and implementing Exchange Server 2010 solutions on a virtualized infrastructure requires a different approach than the traditional way of designing Exchange Server 2010 solutions on physical infrastructure. Engineers at Dell Global Solutions Engineering have proposed a novel design framework...
  • Blog Post: Updated Exchange 2010 Online Advisor!

    Posted on behalf of Akshai Parthasarathy from Dell's Global Solutions Engineering Since the days of Exchange 2003, the Dell Global Solutions Engineering (GSE) team under Next Generation Computing Solutions team has been releasing the Advisor tool for those seeking to size their deployments. The...
  • Blog Post: Dell Storage Forum 2011: Let the count down begin

    Well this week is just about all but in the books, the second full week of May is over. The NBA playoffs are down to just a few teams with the Eastern and Western Conferences just about set for next week. Speaking of conferences … there are only three more weeks until Dell Storage Forum 2011 kicks...
  • Blog Post: Solutions by Engineers for Engineers Presents Dell At VMworld

    Whether you are attending VMworld 2011 or not, Dell is here to give you the power to do more. We have created Dell At VMworld to aggregate all Dell technical collateral and social media related content pertaining to Dell at VMworld 2011. You can follow all of the Dell at VMworld Twitter conversations...
  • Blog Post: How to Offload the Boot Process to Compellent Storage with Server Instant Replay

    Authors : Prem Agarwal and Leena Kushwaha. This blog post discusses how IT administrators can offload the boot process from host to a shared storage array and how to avoid the lengthy process of server restore. The concept of Boot from SAN , be it FC or Ethernet SAN, alleviates the need for each...
  • Blog Post: If it’s Wednesday, it must be random… optimizing SQL Server workloads for performance using EqualLogic PS Series storage

    How would you rate yourself for grocery shopping on any particular day? For me, it depends on whether I went grocery shopping prepared or unprepared. For example, if I were coming home from work one Wednesday and made the last-minute decision to stop by the grocery store, I would be unprepared and not...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 on Dell PowerEdge servers

    Dell has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 on Dell PowerEdge servers Starting June, 2013 The RHEL6.4 will have Dell OpenManage 7.3 support The RHEL 6.4 will be offered as a Factory Installed Operating System on Dell PowerEdge servers Red Hat Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Reducing Datacenter Footprint for Exchange Server 2010 Deployments

    Reducing Datacenter Footprint for Exchange Server 2010 Deployments Whether you deploy your messaging solution on premise or in the cloud, if you deploy physical or virtual machines, a considerable portion of your total cost of ownership revolves around datacenter footprint. Datacenter footprint has...
  • Blog Post: Simply the Best - Dell Storage gets even better

    You are asking yourself, how can Dell improve their storage portfolio. They have PowerVault, with the MD line of direct attached storage. The PowerVault NX line of network attached storage. The MD line for storage area networks, with one of the most simplest and easiest arrays on the market to configure...
  • Blog Post: EqualLogic network connectivity guidelines: “How many hops?”

    In this discussion, I’d like to address the guidelines on network hops between EqualLogic arrays. The assumption is that the entire EqualLogic Group, comprised of pools, is deployed within a single Layer 2 Ethernet network, which is usually limited to connectivity within a data center. IP addresses...
  • Blog Post: Using PowerEdge Express Flash PCIe-SSD in VMware ESXi environment

    Dell Inc. announced the PowerEdge Express Flash PCIe-SSD devices a in May that corresponded to the launch of the Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers – Wave 2 . Dell adopted industry standards for form-factor and connector (can’t wait for the adoption of NVMExpress ). Dell is an active...