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You may not be a Fortune 100 company, but you deserve tiered storage too, right? Right?!?!

Dell certainly thinks so. The Texas-based hardware house this week rolled out a new fleet of storage services that focus on the needs of mid-sized companies.

The fresh services arrive alongside Dell's larger services pitch, which is that it provides no nonsense, get in and get out operations. Dell doesn't want to form a lifelong friendship like IBM. It just wants to fix something and move on, or so the claim goes.

New to Dell's services arsenal are programs around tiered storage, back-up and recovery and disaster recovery. All pretty familiar stuff to anyone in the storage game.

The tiered storage effort will see Dell help mid-sized companies move data around different storage boxes, making sure that current data sits on high-performing systems, while older, less used data makes its way to cheaper storage. Dell thinks such help can make a real difference in letting smaller companies save over the long haul on storage purchases.

The backup and DR services are just what you might expect. Dell again wants to give smaller guys a chance to build out sophisticated recovery systems at a reasonable price.

Dell will perform similar services for larger companies and even manage the IT systems of the big boys.

Overall, Dell is proud of itself from moving past the "assessment" stage with its storage services and to the point where it can design and build new systems and then monitor and manage those systems, if the customer desires the whole shebang.

The extension of the storage services reflects Dell's view that there's lots of growth left in the data management game.

Dell bought UK-based storage consultancy the Networked Storage Company (TNWSC) in Dec. of 2007 to help out with this data attack.

There's more on Dell's services here. ®

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