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eBook: Dell Compellent lets you spend less time managing your data [Dell]

Client Computing | Posted on May 3, 2012 by Emily A. Davidson

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Dell Compellent storage is an enterprise data storage array that delivers high performance with fewer drives, power and space. With Compellent being utilized any organization can save time and reduce human error with its built-in intelligence and automation which streamline data management. Compellent has advanced space-efficient snapshot technology that protects organizations against needless downtime which translates into dollars lost.

Dell Compellent storage systems can help address 8 common data storage issues.

1. Fluid Data architecture

By managing data at a more granular level Dell Compellent storage is able to provide real-time intelligence for dynamically storing, migrating and recovering data. How does this work? Fluid Data architecture manages data at the block level capturing specific information about each block throughout the day giving you quick deployment of business applications.

2. Storage virtualization

Black level data management also allows Dell Compellent to virtualize storage at the disk level.  This means that all storage resources are available to all servers, all the time. Virtualizing storage allows users to create hundreds of virtual volumes to support any virtual platform and optimize the placement of virtual applications without wasting time, money or disk space

3. Thin Provisioning

The advantages of thin provisioning are huge for businesses. When storage space is allocated to applications most of the time all the space that has been set aside isn’t used leaving storage stranded. With Dell Compellent thin provisioning software called Dynamic Capacity administrators can provision any size of virtual volume upfront but only consume physical capacity when data is written to disk. This translates into organizations saving 40-60% of disk space that would have been lost to preallocation.

4. Automated tiered storage

The tedium of manually managing information is a thing of the past with automated tiered storage. Data Progression software lets Dell Compellent classify and migrate data to the optimum tier based on how often that data is accessed. Organizations can reduce disk expenditures by as much as 80% with automated tiered storage.

5. Snapshots mean quick recovery

Data Instant Replay software makes data snapshots space efficient because with this software a full mirror isn’t required. Only changes in data since the last snapshot need to be captured. This means less disk space is consumed and because these snapshots are so efficient recovery can take as little as ten seconds and volumes can be mapped to any server without disruption!

6. Thin replication

Thin replication technology is another great feature of Dell Compellent that allows you to cut hardware costs, reduce bandwidth and improve recovery further.

7. Unified user interface

Your storage environment can be viewed from a unique, point and click interface. A wizard guides users through system setup and application configuration, making even advanced operations simple and straight forward. Dell Compellent can even generate summaries, cost-saving calculations and utilization chargeback reports.

8. Scale on demand

Scale from entry-level to enterprise on the same platform. Seamlessly adopt new and emerging technologies on the fly. All this can be done without disruption!

Dell Compellent is designed to ensure that when your business grows you’ll have a storage infrastructure in place that can scale alongside your business easily.

To get a more detailed explanation of Dell Compellent download our eBook here.

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