Dell server storage solutions are engineered to handle the most demanding business applications and are designed with specific features to run workloads, such as High Performance Computing (HPC), collaboration, database, business intelligence, data warehousing, and more efficiently.
The Dell server storage solutions offer:
PERC and SW RAID support on all PowerEdge servers with DAS
NVMe PCIe SSDs support on the 12th, 13th, 14th generation of Dell systems
BOSS card support on most of the 14th generation of Dell systems.
Host Bus Adapters support on the 11th, 12th, 13th generation of Dell systems
The highlights of each server storage components are listed here:
PowerEdge RAID Controller
The Dell PowerEdge RAID controllers (PERC) are enterprise class and entry level controllers designed for enhanced performance, increased reliability and fault tolerance, and simplified management.
The simplified management abilities of PERC provide a powerful and easy-to-manage option to create a robust infrastructure and also help maximize server uptime.
BOSS-S1 is a simple RAID solution card that provides simple redundancy and availability mechanism with RAID 1. The card also offers support for enterprise-level storage and controller products, non-RAID disk support with one or two devices, and scalable capacity.
The Dell PowerEdge Software RAID controller (SW RAID) is a driver that controls the SATA controller(s) chipset and NVMe PCIe SSDs. This is offered as an integrated solution on the Dell PowerEdge systems.
NVMe PCIe SSD
The Dell PowerEdge Express Flash Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Solid State Device (SSD) adapter is a high performance storage device, designed for solutions requiring low latency, high I/O operations per second (IOPS), and enterprise-class storage reliability and serviceability.
The Dell NVMe PCIe SSDs are offered as a Multi-Level Cell (MLC) or Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash technology, with a high-speed PCIe 3.0 compliant interface.
Host BUS Adaptors (HBA)
The Dell Host Bus Adapters (HBA) are enterprise class controllers, which provide physical disk drive interface with no-RAID capability.
For more information about the Dell EMC OpenManage documentation, go to Dell.com/openmanagemanuals.
For more information about the RAID solutions, see the User’s Guide at Dell.com/storagecontrollermanuals.