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Dell Announces SC4000 And Z9500 as Mid-Tier Storage Solutions

By John Law - on 15 May 2014, 8:42pm

Dell Announces SC4000 And Z9500 as Mid-Tier Storage Solutions

From L-R: Sumir Bhatia, General Manager - South Asia, Enterprise Solutions, Dell Global B.V.; K.T. Ong, General Manager, Consumer and Commercial Business, Dell Malaysia; and William Tan, Country Leader, Enterprise, Dell Malaysia.

Dell Malaysia today held an event to announce the launch of its latest products in enterprise technology.

One of the products that were announced was the new Dell Storage SC4000 Series arrays, a mid-range fiber channel storage market with all-flash and hybrid array options that offer enterprise-class performance for mid-tier deployments.

“The Dell Storage SC4000 Series represents the latest example of Dell redefining the economics of enterprise storage and a huge opportunity for our customers, channel partners and Dell,” said K.T. Ong, General Manager, Consumer and Commercial Business, Dell Malaysia. “Dell now can offer enterprise-class, fiber-channel arrays in a high performing, affordable solution designed for mid-sized deployments. These arrays offer the advanced capabilities of larger-scale enterprise storage to help medium-sized organizations become more competitive, while enabling Dell to address an entirely new storage market segment with out world class solutions and support.”

The new Dell Storage SC4000 Series arrays, designed for mid-tier business operations.

The new Dell Storage SC4000 Series arrays will debut with the Dell Storage SC4020: a 2U, 24-drive storage area network (SAN) based on Dell's Compellent Storage Center software. It can scale to 408 Terabytes of raw capacity, supports a wide range of workloads for organizations across all industries and sizes seeking a high-performing, mid-sized SAN entry point or a remote or branch office storage solution. As an example, the SC4020 can host up to 10,000 Microsoft Exchange 2013 user mailboxes in a single 2U SAN with 24 high disk drives and, with only 12 drives, the very same 2U SAN can achieve up to 129,000 Oracle database workload IOPS (input-output operations per second) with less than one millisecond latency.

The other product that was announced during the session was the Dell Networking Z9500 Ethernet Fabric Switch.

The Dell Networking Z9500 Fabric Switch can support up to 132 ports at an Ethernet speed of 40GbE.

The Dell Networking Z9500 Fabric Switch is the highest density, fixed form factor data center switch with a full suite of L2/L3 routing and switching protocols. Simply put, the device works the same way a standard Ethernet Switch works: it takes a single network cable and splits it into as many ports as the Switch is built to accommodate. The only difference is that with the Z9500, it supports as many as 132 ports at an Ethernet speed of 40GbE. That's approximately 400 times faster than the standard 100Mbps Ethernet lines that we currently use.

The Dell Storage SC400 Series Arrays is set to be available during May 2014, while the Dell Networking Z9500 Fabric Switch will see availability worldwide in June 2014.

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