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Dell updates data centre solutions

New data centre storage, networking, servers and systems management from Dell

Dell's open system approach offers companies new converged architecture, without being locked in to a closed stack, says Anderson.
Dell's open system approach offers companies new converged architecture, without being locked in to a closed stack, says Anderson.

Dell has announced a new release of storage, networking and server hardware, plus services and systems management solutions focused on data centres.

The new product offerings are intended to enable businesses to add open-standard systems to extend existing data centres or for new deployments, with pre-configured solutions allowing companies to easily deploy virtualization solutions. The launch includes new Dell EqualLogic storage products, Dell PowerConnect networking solutions and Dell PowerEdge blade servers, new systems management updates and new storage, virtualization and support services from Dell.

"Organisations benefit from Dell's approach to open, capable and affordable technologies that preserve choice and free up budgets for innovation and today we are introducing several new product and solution offerings to reinforce that direction," said Brad Anderson, senior vice president, Enterprise Product Group, Dell.

"With new solutions for virtualization management, new innovations in our server and storage product lines and expanded service offerings our customers can utilise Dell for the benefits of a converged architecture - dynamic workload allocation, faster time to deployment, seamless management - but they don't want to be locked into a closed technology stack," he added.

The new solutions have been designed for quicker deployment, with less resources and risk involved in rolling out solutions, along with integrated management solutions across, servers, storage and networking, to reduce the amount of resources involved in maintaining and managing solutions.

Among the new launches are Dell EqualLogic and PowerVault storage platforms, with automated data tiering, improved performance and scalability, and PowerVault systems for SMBs; and blade and rack PowerEdge servers, optimized for virtualisation, and updates to the LifeCycle Controller, Chassis Management Controller, and Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) systems management solutions. The launch also includes new networking solutions, including PowerConnect-J series switches, gateways and chassis, produced through Dell's OEM agreement with Juniper, and PowerConnect B-series chassis switches, produced through an OEM agreement with Brocade.