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The Greening of the Data Center Technology in Depth

As industry analysts and consultants, the Taneja Group has a single driving mission: to deliver hype-free, accurate, and responsible information about important issues impacting the server and storage industry. This is why we have turned our attention to the green data center, which we believe badly needs insight and clarity in the midst of marketing smokescreens and competing claims. This Technology in Depth represents Taneja Group's take on this important issue. We present the background of the energy crisis, explore important data center trends, and tell you how we believe the industry should respond to a real problem and a real opportunity.

Publish date: 08/01/07
Profiles/Reports

Dell Compellent: Fluid Storage for a Virtualized World

The enterprise datacenter was a very different place just a few years ago. Over the last decade, several macro trends have converged: rapid server consolidation enabled by virtualization, dramatic data proliferation and the rise of “big data,” solid-state drive technology advances, and an increasingly mobile and demanding workforce. In short, IT continues to consolidate, while business becomes more distributed. This tension drives the search for greater efficiency now at the heart of every IT decision. And no-where is this pressure felt more acutely than in the storage layer. Virtualized and consolidated work-loads create new types of storage I/O contention, which are costly to troubleshoot and repair. Storage costs continue to rise because capacity planning is harder in today’s dynamic business environment. Over time, performance limitations, wasted capacity, and complex operations eat into the bottom line and increase lifetime storage TCO. These realities drive the need for more intelligence in the storage layer. In this technology brief, we explore the ways in which Dell Compellent’s Storage Center is delivering such intelligence today.

Publish date: 12/08/11
Profiles/Reports

More than an Exercise: Dell Compellent Storage Center and Five Nines Availability

Five nines availability is not restricted to the enterprise. Businesses of all sizes, from cost conscious mid-size to larger enterprises, frequently need five nines availability. At the same time they also require cost-effective CAPEX and OPEX. Dell has already stepped in to this market with the five nines Compellent Storage Center. Their test results are impressive and illustrate how seriously Dell takes the need for cost-effective yet highly available storage for businesses. 

Publish date: 09/26/12
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Dell Compellent and Five Nines Availability

Dell’s Compellent Storage Center has demonstrated that a five nines storage system does not require soaring CAPEX or OPEX.

  • Premiered: 09/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Dell Compellent Storage Storage Center five nines Availability
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Dell combines faster and cheaper SSDs in one box, with automatic tiering

Many enterprise storage systems include two or more types of hard disk drives, with data automatically moved between those two tiers of storage. The same concept has now been applied to two types of SSDs.

  • Premiered: 06/06/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: PC World
Topic(s): TBA SSD TBA Dell TBA Compellent TBA Auto-Tiering TBA SLC TBA MLC
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Dell adds Compellent all-flash array, primary dedupe

Dell today rolled out two storage products that people have been waiting for – an all-flash array and primary deduplication – at the Dell Enterprise Forum conference.

  • Premiered: 06/11/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Dell TBA Compellent TBA SAN TBA Auto-Tiering TBA Primary Storage Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA scale-out TBA NAS TBA EqualLogic TBA Unified Storage TBA SLC TBA MLC TBA Hybrid Array TBA hybrid flash TBA Data Progression TBA Ocarina Networks
Profiles/Reports

Redefining the Economics of Enterprise Storage

Enterprise storage has long delivered superb levels of performance, availability, scalability, and data management.  But enterprise storage has always come at exceptional price, and this has made enterprise storage unobtainable for many use cases and customers.

Most recently Dell introduced a new, small footprint storage array – the Dell Storage SC Series powered by Compellent technology – that continues to leverage proven Dell Compellent technology using Intel technology in an all-new form factor. The SC4020 also introduces the most dense Compellent product ever, an all-in-one storage array that includes 24 drive bays and dual controllers in only 2 rack units of space.  While the Intel powered SC4020 has more modest scalability than current Compellent products, this array marks a radical shift in the pricing of Dell’s enterprise technology, and is aiming to open up Dell Compellent storage technology for an entire market of smaller customers as well as large customer use cases where enterprise storage was too expensive before.

Publish date: 05/05/14
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Dell strikes OEM deal with Nutanix to sell hyper-converged storage

Dell today revealed plans to resell Nutanix hyper-converged storage software on Dell hardware, launched an entry-level Compellent SAN array and disclosed a multi-year plan to integrate its Compellent and EqualLogic platforms.

  • Premiered: 06/24/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Dell TBA Nutanix TBA hyper convergence TBA hyper-converged TBA Storage TBA Compellent TBA Dell Compellent TBA SAN TBA EqualLogic TBA PowerEdge TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Virtualization TBA Deduplication TBA scalability TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA iSCSI TBA replication TBA Arun Taneja
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Redefining the Economics of Enterprise Storage (2015 Update)

Enterprise storage has long delivered superb levels of performance, availability, scalability, and data management.  But enterprise storage has always come at exceptional price, and this has made enterprise storage unobtainable for many use cases and customers. Most recently Dell introduced a new, small footprint storage array – the Dell Storage SC Series powered by Compellent technology – that continues to leverage proven Dell Compellent technology using Intel technology in an all-new form factor. The SC4020 also introduces the most dense Compellent product ever, an all-in-one storage array that includes 24 drive bays and dual controllers in only 2 rack units of space.  While the Intel powered SC4020 has more modest scalability than current Compellent products, this array marks a radical shift in the pricing of Dell’s enterprise technology, and is aiming to open up Dell Compellent storage technology for an entire market of smaller customers as well as large customer use cases where enterprise storage was too expensive before.

Publish date: 06/30/15
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Dell-EMC acquisition leaves questions as Tucci steps away

When the Dell-EMC deal is complete, EMC CEO Joe Tucci will step away after 15 years on the job -- leaving Michael Dell and others to carry on his legacy.

  • Premiered: 10/13/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Dell TBA EMC TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA VMWare TBA Virtualization TBA Pivotal TBA RSA TBA EqualLogic TBA Compellent TBA Dell Compellent TBA convergence TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA converged TBA Cloud TBA Amazon TBA Google
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Taneja Group Predictions for 2016 – Arun Taneja, #3

We thought the bloodbath for traditional external storage array products would subside by now but now we believe it will continue unabated into 2016.

Profiles/Reports

5 9's Availability in a Lower Cost Dell SC4020 Product? Yes, Really!

Every year Dell measures the availability level of its Storage Center Series of products by analyzing the actual failure data in the field. For the past few years Dell has asked Taneja Group to audit the results to ensure that these systems were indeed meeting the celebrated 5 9s availability levels. And they have. This year Dell asked us to audit the results specifically on the relatively new model, SC4020.

Even though the SC4020 is a lower cost member of the SC family, it meets 5 9s criteria just like its bigger family members. Dell did not cut costs by sacrificing availability, but by space-saving design like a single enclosure for media and controllers instead of two separate enclosures. Even with the smaller footprint – 2U to the SC8000’s 6U -- the SC4020 still achieves 5 9s using the same strict test measurement criteria.

Frankly, many vendors choose not to subject their lower cost models to 5 9s testing. The vendor may not have put a lot of development dollars into the lower cost product in an effort to reduce cost and maintain profitability on a lower-priced system.

Dell didn’t do it this way with the SC4020. Instead of watering it down by stripping features, they architected high efficiency into a smaller footprint. The resulting array is smaller and more affordable, and retains the SC Series enterprise features: high availability and reliability, performance, centralized management, not only across all SC models but also across the Dell EqualLogic PS and FS models. This level of availability and efficiency makes the SC4020 an economical and highly efficient system for the mid-market and the distributed enterprise.

Publish date: 08/31/16