Today’s IT plays a vital role in generating new business value, delivering new services and capturing new markets. Information and technology teams are radically rethinking how they can take advantage of cloud, data management and security strategies to create value for the enterprise. The core of all successful IT initiatives is the efficient, cost-effective and secure access to enterprise data. Traditionally, this data has been stored in arrays accessible through Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI, or FCoE Storage Area Networks (SANs).
More recently, the well-established SAN methodologies are being challenged by virtualization and Software Defined Storage (SDS). While virtualization brings numerous advantages to the data center, such as more efficient resource utilization, decreased level of management complexity, lower power and cooling demands, etc., it also introduces new challenges, including specific performance requirements, application isolation, security aspects and business continuance and disaster recovery considerations.
Dell EMC embraces both methodologies, offering robust, comprehensive storage networking solutions that enable organizations to access their vital data where and when it’s needed within an efficient, secure, and cost-effective environment.
Start small and scale as you grow with the Dell EMC storage networking portfolio. Whether you need an entry-level switch for a departmental SAN or a large fabric for an enterprise level application, Dell EMC can help with traditional or SDS-based configurations, providing the best cost for performance solutions.
Some businesses are expanding their existing SAN and NAS infrastructure while others are deploying software-defined storage (SDS) solutions with hypervisor-integrated systems and open-source solutions. Dell EMC and Dell EMC partners enable you to choose the best approach for your data center and evolve at a pace that meets your business needs.
Dell EMC offers a comprehensive portfolio of multi-protocol switches that are ready to meet your storage connectivity needs.
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Dell EMC offers an industry leading Fibre Channel switch portfolio based on Brocade and Cisco Fibre Channel products and technology. For more than 15 years Dell EMC has been working hard to identify, validate, and offer a comprehensive line of Fibre Channel switches. Customers can purchase the following OEM products along with Dell EMC servers, storage, and networking through Dell. Additionally, customers will also benefit from industry-leading Dell EMC support and services for these products.
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Is there a straight forward, definitive list of which storage arrays support DCB? As I understand it, everything in the stack needs to support DCB for it to work but I cannot find any info on whether the SC series supports DCB. If not, can anyone tell me when it will be supported on the various SC/SCv arrays?
Dell Storage HCL en.community.dell.com/.../20438558 provides a list of arrays / switches that support DCB (Converged). Both PS series MD series support DCB for iSCSI. Currently, SC series does not.