Dell announced the launch of PowerVault MD3500 and PowerVault MD3600i storage solutions to meet the rigorous customer demands, as part of its ongoing focus on providing enterprise-class technologies to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB).
The PowerVault MD3500 featuring the Dell Scalable File System, provides affordable scale-up NAS functionality for smaller scale, high availability deployments. The system works with PowerVault MD32x0i and MD36x0i storage arrays to help provide affordable unified storage with iSCSI, CIFS and NFS access to block and file data. With no architectural limits to file-system size, it is designed to give customers more flexibility than traditional unified storage. Integrating file system technology from Exanet, the Dell Scalable File System delivers the first unified storage solution in Dell’s PowerVault iSCSI storage array product series. It also offers data protection features.
The PowerVault MD3600i is an Ethernet-based (10GbE) storage device that is designed to deliver storage capacity to small and midsize businesses without sacrificing performance or flexibility. With a multi-generational management interface the MD3600i can be installed in under 30 minutes. Growing businesses with limited technical and financial resources can keep up with data growth, Web and media demands while reducing server sprawl by virtualizing infrastructure applications. The system also provides medium-sized businesses with remote offices a cost-effective way to support virtualized infrastructures leveraging 10GbE Ethernet to improve limited or slow data migration between home and remote office locations. Lastly, the MD3600i continues to maintain the value of being able to share common components with PowerEdge server line (i.e. hard drives) expediting installation and deployments for SMB customers.