Dell adopts latest SSD tech in enterprise flash storage solution

RI SSDs based on TLC 3D NAND technology available in Storage SC Series array from next month

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Dell adopts latest SSD tech in enterprise flash storage solution Atkinson hopes to ‘redefine the economics of enterprise storage’.
By  Stephen McBride Published  July 24, 2015

Dell this week claimed it had become the first storage array provider to adopt "the industry's newest, highest-density and lowest-cost-for-performance enterprise flash drives".

Read-intensive (RI) SSDs (solid-state drive), based on triple-level cell (TLC) 3D NAND technology will be available in Dell's Storage SC Series array from next month.

"The combination of these technologies and previously available flash and hard disk drive options enables customers to benefit from lower-than-ever flash price-for-performance and increased storage density across all array segments to meet high-end to entry-level customer needs," Dell said in a statement.

Dell said it could now offer Dell Storage SC4020 enterprise-class all-flash solutions for as low as $0.53 per GB for typical hybrid flash configurations.

"As the first array vendor to announce support for this latest flash technology, Dell continues to redefine the economics of enterprise storage and tear down cost barriers to flash adoption," said Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager, Dell Storage.

"With these advancements, we can substantially reduce the cost of high-performing, flash-optimised arrays while also cranking up the performance of affordable, general-purpose arrays. Customers can purchase or update existing arrays to benefit from the performance and density of enterprise flash at unparalleled costs."

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