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Storage For A Modern #DataCenter World The key to @Dell EMC storage sales returning to growth lies not only in a robust storage market, but a robust product line, and the company in the second have proved it could go toe-to-toe with the best with major enhancements across its offerings. While some of the enhancements stemmed from improved hardware, including new Intel Xeon processors and higher-performance flash storage, the key enhancements were software related. CRN looks at 10 key products in the Dell EMC storage lineup, one that offers the broad capabilities to match the company’s position as the world’s largest storage vendor.

Elastic Cloud Storage

Elastic Cloud Storage is a software-defined, cloud-scale, object storage platform that brings the availability and serviceability of traditional storage arrays to commodity server infrastructures in a private cloud offering. ECS provides comprehensive protocol support for unstructured object and file workloads on a single platform that lets customers manage globally distributed storage infrastructure under a single global namespace with anywhere access to content. Dell EMC in May updated the platform to include the ECS Dedicated Cloud Service to provide hybrid deployment models. It also introduced ECS Next, which provides enhanced data protection, management and analytics.

Integrated Data Protection Appliance

Dell EMC in May introduced its Integrated Data Protection Appliance, or IDPA, a purpose-built, pre-integrated appliance bringing together data protection storage, software, search and analytics to protect data across a wide range of applications and platforms. According to Dell EMC, the IDPA offers fast deployment of data protection for physical and virtual workloads, and lets coverage seamlessly extend to the cloud with native cloud-tiering for long-term retention to private or public clouds. The appliances feature encryption, fault detection and healing, along with an average 55:1 deduplication rate for data both on-premises and in the cloud.


Dell EMC provides scale-out NAS offerings aimed at fast-growing unstructured data in its Isilon line. The Intel Xeon-powered Isilon portfolio, which helps manage demanding enterprise file workloads, is available with all-flash, hybrid flash or spinning disk. It provides high-capacity utilization and automated tiering, and can scale from tens of terabytes to tens of petabytes. Dell EMC in May enhanced its software-only Isilon SD Edge to deploy on a single Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server to make it available at a lower cost point for smaller remote offices. The updates also include support for VMware vSphere 6.5, as well as deployment using virtual storage platforms like ScaleIO and VMware vSAN.

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