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Dell: New storage dish? Nah - we'll just mash up EqualLogic and Compellent

Steady adaptation, no new products and no super-niche specialisation please: these were the three takeaways El Reg storage desk retrieved from a briefing with Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager at Dell Storage. The impression we gained was that Dell is set on expanding its mainstream enterprise storage offering's …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 2013

Dell speeds EqualLogic arrays: Stuff spindles, let's add some flash

Spindles are clearly not speedy enough, as Dell is adding flash to two mid-range EqualLogic arrays to speed up VDI, data warehousing and OLTP data access. The EquaLogic arrays provide iSCSI data access for medium and large enterprises and come in four varieties: PS4100 entry-level PS6100 mid-range PS6500 virtualised and scale …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2012
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Dell blades up EqualLogic storage arrays

Dell is previewing a new blade server implantation of its EqualLogic storage arrays that will slide into its M1000e blade enclosures and offer customers and all-blade server, storage, and switch option, while at the same time not many compromises on performance or density. The EqualLogic PS-M4110 blade array takes up two half- …

10GigE jetpacks strapped on EqualLogic underlings

Dell has added 10Gbps Ethernet cards to two of its 1GigE EqualLogic iSCSI arrays, bumped up their controllers and built in greater Linux and Windows host integration. The range starts at the 1GbitE PS4100 entry level, and then rises up through the 1GbitE PS6100, the virtualised and scale-out PS6500, the 10GbitE PS6010 and PS6510 …
Chris Mellor, 27 Feb 2012
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Dell extends EqualLogic range

Dell has extended its EqualLogic iSCSI storage arrays with new products, 2.5-inch drive support, and automated tiering between EqualLogic group nodes. The existing PS4000 and PS6000 models – single or dual controller arrays which both used a 3U x 16-drive enclosure – are refreshed with PS4100 and PS6100 models, with new drive …
Chris Mellor, 23 Aug 2011
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Dell growing EqualLogic engineering team by 50 per cent

The Dell EqualLogic engineering team is going to be lead by Brian Nadeau, one of EqualLogic's first ten employeers. Like the founders Nadeau worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, now absorbed into HP courtesy of its Compaq acquisition. He was involved in SCSI things inside Ultrix, DEC's Unix-alike offering. After leaving DEC …
Chris Mellor, 22 Apr 2010
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Ryanair plumps for Dell EqualLogic

Ryanair, the low-cost airline renowned for its customer service, has chosen a Dell EqualLogic storage system for its Dublin data centre, rejecting competing offers from HP and an IBM/NetApp combo. The contract is worth €470,000 and is part of a Ryanair data centre upgrade intended to improve its internal IT. Ryanair is aiming to …
Chris Mellor, 09 Aug 2010
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Dell bundles data mgmt AND flash into 1.2m IOPS flashy array

Dell has produced an all-flash array within the EqualLogic environment, thinking customers need existing data management capabilities on top of flash speeds, and not a binary either-or choice. It has revved up its mid-range iSCSI SAN array with the PS6210, following on from the PS6110, a 64-bit version of the EqualLogic …
Chris Mellor, 11 Dec 2013
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Clueless over your heaps of unstructured data? You could soon whip out 'DIY tool'

DataGravity appears to be working on a kind of GUI-driven SQL for unstructured data so small to medium businesses can run data analytics, possibly without having to hire data scientists – although this has not been confirmed. After studying a DataGravity blog closely, along with other blogs and reports around the 'net, Vulture …
Chris Mellor, 18 Feb 2014

Dell spits up storage revenues after gobbling promising upstarts

Dell's storage revenues are continuing to decline as the company fails to reap the benefits of its acquisitions. EqualLogic and Compellent were great startups but the stellar growth of those two units has not translated into stellar growth for Dell's storage revenues. In its latest quarter, which finished at the end of June, the …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2013
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Sweet little lies: Rumours from the flash world reach El Reg's scribe

Rumours was a great Fleetwood Mac album to listen to. Now hear this: El Reg's Storage Rumour Control has three good ones (rumours, not Fleetwood Mac albums – sadly) for your delight. The first is that IBM is developing a full DS-class flash array using FlashSystem (acquired TMS RamSan) technology. The flash modules would be …
Chris Mellor, 22 Nov 2013
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Dell EqualLogic engineering boss leaves

Paula Long, the driving force of EqualLogic engineering, has left Dell. She was VP of Storage for the Product Group focused on EqualLogic, and came to Dell with the EqualLogic acquisition. Its development centre stayed at Nashua, New Hampshire, separated from Dell HQ in Round Rock, Austin, Texas. Her LinkedIn entry reads: "After …
Chris Mellor, 21 Apr 2010
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EqualLogic excelling

Dell's financial first quarter 2010 results saw revenues and profits down, but within the falling revenues there was a storage bright spot. Dell's total storage revenues in the quarter were $534m, 24 per cent down from the previous quarter's $703m and 17 per cent less than the $644m reported in the first quarter of fiscal 2009. …
Chris Mellor, 29 May 2009
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Dell internalises EqualLogic's automated data movement

Dell contacted us when we reported on its 10GbitE product announcements to say that contrary to our first impression, that it did have "auto-data movement between tiers of EqualLogic storage." How does this work when EqualLogic arrays have to have homogeneous disk drives inside them? Compellent has had automated data movement …
Chris Mellor, 17 Dec 2009
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Dell's blade data-centre-in-a-box 'much better than HP's'

Dell is now shipping an EqualLogic storage blade array, and claiming it is much better than HP's equivalent product. The idea is to converge blade form factor servers, storage and networking hardware inside a single rackmount enclosure or chassis that can be bought, installed and managed as a single system. This is easier to do …
Chris Mellor, 24 Sep 2012
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Gartner networked storage suppliers: Behold the Reg spaghetti-graphic

Gartner’s worldwide external controller-based disk storage numbers have come in - and we’ve graphed them for all the quarters since the start of 2011. Some caveats: These are disk storage numbers; no solid state storage is included, We calculated percentage shares and any errors are ours, Hitachi/HDS revenue excludes OEM …
Chris Mellor, 20 Mar 2014
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Dell tanks up with hot Fluid Cache, drives databases twice as fast

Dell has extended its Compellent array's automated data tiering to place hot data in connected server's PCIe flash caches, nearly doubling database access speed, increasing user counts 6 X and lowering per user costs by 70 per cent. The news of the Fluid Cache for SAN product came at Dell's Enterprise Forum in Frankfurt. Marius …
Chris Mellor, 15 Apr 2014
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Dell buffs up EqualLogic SAN arrays with solid state drives

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 …
Chris Mellor, 25 Mar 2009

Dell staffers head for exit armed with redundo cheques

The first wave of Dell folk to volunteer to leap from the privately owned biz with a redundancy parachute, swept over parts of the organisation last week – and by all accounts the numbers exceeded management targets. Or so say our sources close to the company, some of whom are now former Dell people that were only too happy to …
Paul Kunert, 12 Feb 2014
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Dell bringing SSDs to the EqualLogic party?

A revamped Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN storage array product line could be just around the corner, according to documents seen by El Reg. The PS6000 will boast better protection, solid state disk speed and more Ethernet capacity. The PS6000 should increase the gigabit Ethernet port count from three per controller for the current …
Chris Mellor, 17 Mar 2009
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Dell replaces entry-level EqualLogic boxes

Dell has replaced the PS5000 entry point to its EqualLogic iSCSI storage arrays with the PS4000. It is also announcing a new NX3000 network-attached storage (NAS) box. The EqualLogic line, which has recorded stunning sales results recently, consisted of the PS6000 and PS5000. The PS6000 was announced in March and features a …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jun 2009

Dell's fellow from Big Blue heads up blue sky division

A now-private Dell appears to have set up a Research Division headed by IBM import Jai Menon. Menon, a former IBM fellow, joined Dell in October 2012, becoming the chief technology officer at Round Rock. Now several reports, here and here for example, say he has been given the role of big boss of the R & D Division inside Dell …
Chris Mellor, 04 Feb 2014
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Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure

A recent report based on views gathered from resellers reveals Cisco reps are enthusiastically selling Invicta all-flash arrays as both stand-alone and UCS converged arrays against EMC's XtremIO and Pure Storage. William Blair's Data Networking and Storage Tracker findings are based on "in-depth interviews with 41 US and …
Chris Mellor, 14 Apr 2014

Dell storage boss Topgun Thomas leaves 'to pursue a new opportunity'

Darren Thomas, head of Dell's Storage Group, is leaving the company, following several quarters of declining revenue and an influx of new executive blood into Dell. Dell spokesperson Gladtys Elia said: "Darren Thomas has decided to pursue a new opportunity outside of Dell. … Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager of …
Chris Mellor, 07 Dec 2012
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Fine print: Dell bod tells us the details of Fluid Cache for SAN

Fluid Cache for SAN is Dell’s technology to integrate server PCIe flash cards and networked SAN storage. We talked to Bob Fine, director of product marketing at Compellent to find out more about how it works. El Reg: Is Compellent's Storage Center (Data Progression functionality) loading data into the connected server's PCIe …
Chris Mellor, 16 Apr 2014

Dell greases Euro storage partners' palms with $10m

Dell is putting $10m discount dollars on the table for Western Europe channel partners who close enterprise business by the end of the year. Partners will get their cash via an additional discount of 5% on all "qualifying" orders between now and New Year’s Eve. The enterprise orders that count are Dell PowerEdge, Compellent, …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2012

Dell quick to ship first EqualLogic box

Dell is already punting its first EqualLogic storage array, just a few days after it closed the $1.4bn acquisition of the iSCSI storage specialist. The PS5000 is obviously an EqualLogic baby, with somewhat questionable Dell parentage given the date of the corporate marriage. Parthenogenesis, you might say. Like most EqualLogic …
Austin Modine, 04 Feb 2008
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Does Dell scorn EMC with EqualLogic buy?

On Monday, Dell said it will acquire iSCSI storage vendor EqualLogic for $1.4bn. That's no small chunk of change even for a company with Dell's deep pockets. And the price is even more significant when you consider Dell's historic aversions to meaty acquisitions. The purchase not only illustrates Dell's fevered blitz for larger …
Austin Modine, 07 Nov 2007
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Speaking in Tech: Dell loves acquired firms like 'adopted kids'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise The crew at our enterprise tech-cast pushed past the storage crowds yesterday at the Dell Storage Forum in Boston to bring Reg readers a special recording of Speaking in Tech. Greg Knieriemen, cloud and storage expert Ed Saipetch and new media ace Sarah Vela recorded the …
Team Register, 13 Jun 2012
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El Reg's Deep Outback XP upgrade almost foiled by KILLER ARACHNIDS

Australia's Northern territory, where The Reg is this week doing a Windows XP upgrade at the Wirliyatjarrayi Learning Centre in the remote community of Willowra, is huge and empty. Let's give that statement some dimensions. The United Kingdom covers 243,610 km2 and is home to 63.23 million people. Texas covers 696,241 km2 and …
Simon Sharwood, 02 Apr 2014

Dell storage still staggering a year after EMC break-up

Dell's storage business is not keeping pace with its servers and networking business. This could be a lingering effect of its changed storage strategy, in which it has stopped reselling EMC storage and begun flogging its own acquired Compellent and EqualLogic gear as part of a "converged" solution. But it appears that customers …
Chris Mellor, 20 Nov 2012
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EqualLogic tiers SAS for faster iSCSI

EqualLogic has brought out its first iSCSI array to use SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drives and support tiered storage. Called the PS3000, the array - effectively an IP SAN in a box - features new software able to support multiple tiers of storage, said Paul Klinkby-Silver, EqualLogic's European VP. For highest performance, the …
Bryan Betts, 14 Sep 2006
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Data-furtling execs look to establish cohabiting silos

EqualLogic alumni are at it again; running a storage startup to virtually tier data in different silos and extract information simply without complex server analytics software. Nashua, New Hampshire-based DataGravity is led by Paula Long who co-founded EqualLogic. She and her co-founder John Joseph started up Data Gravity to …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jun 2012
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Think thin, says EqualLogic

EqualLogic is the latest storage vendor to adopt thin provisioning, but unlike HDS which offers it on high-end Fibre Channel storage, EqualLogic is adding it to its midrange PS-series iSCSI arrays. The company said as well as including thin provisioning in new arrays at no extra cost, it will also be available to existing …
Bryan Betts, 16 May 2007
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The only thing holding Dell back is ... er, Mickey D himself

Uncertainty abounds at Dell's Texas HQ as Michael Dell struggles to take the company private. Sources keep whispering that there's a "plan" in the offing – but what is that plan? My personal prediction – reading the tea leaves at the bottom of the Dell teacup – is that the deeply fractured organisation wants to dance with the …
Chris Mellor, 04 Sep 2013
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What's the way ahead for Dell storage?

Where has Dell's storage business model gone awry? Dell storage has exhibited declining sales for about two years despite Dell buying some of the hottest storage startups around, like EqualLogic and Compellent. Why is this? When Dell buys companies it goes to great lengths to keep their employees and ensure their culture stays …
Chris Mellor, 10 Dec 2012

It's not just crap PC sales: Dell's storage revs are also slipping

Has the spark has gone out? Despite acquisitions Dell's storage revenues have been declining for over a year. The effort to develop synergies between the products hasn't delivered the sales goods yet. Is it time for a re-think? Dell has just announced second fiscal 2013 quarterly results with revenues 8 per cent down year-on- …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2012
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EqualLogic doubles up its enterprise SAS

IP-based storage is thoroughly enterprise-ready, claimed iSCSI specialist EqualLogic as it doubled the capacity of its high-end SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) storage box with almost no change in price. The new PS3900XV array uses Seagate 300GB SAS drives to provide 4.8TB of capacity for around £40,000 - just £1,000 more than the 2 …
Bryan Betts, 19 Feb 2007

Dell flashes more hints about flashy servers

Dell has dropped more hints about just what it will produce as a result of its June 2011 acquisition of RNA networks, again saying server-based flash goodies will enter its storage lineup during 2013. Speaking at the Dell Storage Forum in Sydney today, Dell's general manager and executive director for PowerVault Data Management …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Oct 2012
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Compellent swoops in, saves Dell storage

Dell's fiscal 2012 second quarter storage revenues, shrunk by lost EMC business, would have shown no growth or even a loss but for booming Compellent sales. Overall storage revenues dropped 20 per cent year-on-year to $502m. The company's numbers indicate that Dell's sales of EMC-sourced storage dropped 61.6 per cent compared to …
Chris Mellor, 18 Aug 2011
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Dell ditches EMC after 10 years

Dell has officially stopped reselling EMC kit and will instead push its own storage kit. Let battle be joined. This means Dell will not sell Dell-branded EMC OEM and resold EMC CLARiiON, Celerra, Data Domain and VNX products. However, Dell will support existing customers with these products. It will resell capacity upgrades ( …
Chris Mellor, 18 Oct 2011

Dell's new Compellent will make you break down in tiers... of flash

Dell thinks its Compellent arrays will be more compelling with automated tiering extended to different types of flash, policy-driven deduplication and namespace expansion added to the filesystem, and more drives in a smaller space. The storage boxes' new Storage Center 6.4 software can handle flash tiering and distinguish …
Chris Mellor, 05 Jun 2013
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What's that racket? Oh my God, it's VMware's vSAN bull in the disk array shop

VMware has launched its virtual storage area network (vSAN) technology; pretty much unleashing a raging bull into a china virtual storage appliance shop and watching all the crockery racks of electronics go flying. Available now as a beta, vSAN can create a virtualised storage array that pools the disks and flash drives of a …
Chris Mellor, 28 Aug 2013

Dell to sell Brit firm's 'fastest in the world' HPC arrays

Dell is going to resell Xyratex ClusterStor high-performance computing arrays, which should be good news for the UK data-storage firm after its recent Q4 tumble on the back of crummy enterprise demand and tumbling disk drive sales. ClusterStor is Xyratex's supercomputing and high-performance computing (HPC) storage array, billed …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2012
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Infosmack LIVE! with Michael Dell

This is a special episode from the Dell Storage Forum 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Andy es, Michael Dell is on the Infosmack, the world's best podcast about enterprise tech. Let's have some show notes: Phil Soren, President of Dell Compellent, on the progress of Compellent's integration with Dell Brian Bell, Executive Director of …
Drew Cullen, 17 Jun 2011

Hungry investors sink $30m into cohabiting silo crew DataGravity

DataGravity, the data-furtling virtual-storage-tier startup led by EqualLogic execs co-founder Paula Long and John Joseph, has trousered another $30m in B-round venture funding. This comes just seven months after we learned of its existence and a $12m seed funding round. Not bad, not bad at all. The premise of DataGravity is to …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jan 2013
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Why you need a home lab to keep your job

IT professionals can't assume their employers want, or can afford to, train them in the latest technologies and should hone and acquire new skills at home in a self-built test lab. That's the opinion of Mike Laverick, VMware's senior cloud infrastructure evangelist. Laverick has operated a lab for over a decade, starting with a …
Simon Sharwood, 07 Feb 2013
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Atlassian heading for the exit?

Atlassian has appointed Doug Burgum, a software entrepreneur and former head of Microsoft’s Business Solutions Group, as its Chairman in a move viewed as taking the Australian software darling into the global tech major league. The company which now operates in Sydney, San Francisco and Amsterdam, also plumped up its board with …

HP storage unit battered as buyers dodge EVA, tape

HP's storage results sank 5 per cent year-on-year in its latest quarter due to declining EVA array and tape product revenues. CFO Cathy Lesjak said in the earnings call: "In Storage, the continued strong performance of 3PAR with more than 60 per cent growth and StoreOnce with double-digit growth did not offset the decline in EVA …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 2012
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Dell aligns Foglight management tools with VMware stack

Dell bought a slew of software companies to build out its infrastructure and cloud management tools, and has made no secret of its aspirations in the software arena. And that's why Dell is getting out in front of the impending launch of VMware's ESXi 5.5 hypervisor and related vSphere 5.5 management extensions, widely expected …