Feeds

Dell buffs up EqualLogic SAN arrays with solid state drives

Expanding virtual storage pools

Intelligent flash storage arrays

As we exclusively revealed last week, Dell is launching a new PS6000 line of EqualLogic iSCSI SAN arrays, featuring solid state drives and expanded software offerings.

Compared with the current PS5000 products, The PS6000 delivers up to 91 per cent faster sequential write workload performance and is up to 29 per cent faster for sequential read workloads.

There are five PS6000 models: PS6000E; PS6500E; PS6000X; PS6000XV; and PS6000S (details here). The PS6000S debuts solid state drives - the array has a separate controller dedicated to the SSDs. They can be combined, Dell says, to scale performance linearly.

The PS6000s can be integrated with existing PS5000 products to expand their virtual storage pools: a PS group can now have more than 500TB of capacity.

Dell is offering ProConsult services (ProConsulting in EMEA) to help customers design a storage infrastructure using the new boxes. A SAN Headquarters dashboard provides centralised monitoring of dozens of PS Groups and is available at no charge to in-warranty and service contract customers. Hyper-V Smart Copysnapshots is added to the EqualLogic software suite, so that Hyper-V virtual machines can be recovered in seconds. The PS6000 arrays are also VMware vStorage-ready.

Dell is also adding the NX4, based on EMC's Celerra NX4, to its product range, adding in filer capabilities for Windows, Linux, and UNIX environments, as well as the flexibility to consolidate file and application (block) storage via iSCSI or Fibre Channel.

The PS6000 arrays' pricing starts at $17,000 with the PS6000S starting at $25,000. The products and services are available worldwide from Dell and its partners. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
More alleged private, nude celeb pics appear online
Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster
US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper
Stand down, FTC... you can put your feet up for a bit
Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up
Big Blue's big super's big appetite for big data in big clouds for big analytics
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.