Feeds

Dell vaults into bed with Microsoft

Storage power play

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Dell's EMC re-badging storage division will be the first to flog Microsoft's new Unified Data Storage Server 2003.

The PowerVault NX1950, based on Dell's own MD3000 direct-attached disk array, will be punted at small to mid-sized outfits, starting at about $17,000. It brings two firsts to Dell storage offerings with both block and file modes and iSCSI support.

Microsoft acquired the technology to add iSCSI to the OS earlier this year from Maryland-based String Bean Software.

Unified Data Storage Server will appear on other systems, but for now Dell is the only vendor to build kit designed for it. The software will slot into existing Windows and UNIX-based file environments. Microsoft said it would be adding NAS gateway capability in the first half of next year.

The box will go up against HP and NetApp in an already crowded field, but Dell will increasingly fancy a bigger bit of the storage market now that it's not so good at selling PCs. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Brit boffins use TARDIS to re-route data flows through time and space
'Traffic Assignment and Retiming Dynamics with Inherent Stability' algo can save ISPs big bucks
Microsoft's Nadella: SQL Server 2014 means we're all about data
Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence'
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.