Dell sets up SMB storage roll out

Affordable SAN deployment

Dell this week unveiled systems for small and midsize businesses that let customers deploy storage-area networking and tape automation technology affordably.

The Dell/EMC CX3-10 is a entry-level storage system that can attach to either the SAN via Fibre Channel or Gigabit Ethernet network via iSCSI.

It accommodates either high-capacity Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) or high-performing Fibre Channel drives, which can be intermixed in the same array for a total capacity of 30TB. The 1U (1.75-inch) high storage processor contains four Fibre Channel and four iSCSI connections.

The Dell/EMC CX3-10 is shipped with PowerPath failover and management software factory installed. It is managed locally or remote via the Navisphere Task Bar software.

The Dell/EMC CX3-10 supports as many as eight directly connected or six SAN connected Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX or AIX host computers.

Using 500GB Serial ATA or 73G-, 146G- or 300G-byte Fibre Channel drives, the CX3-10 starts at US$22,000.

The PowerVault TL2000 and the PowerVault TL4000 tape libraries support LTO-3 (Limited Tape Open) media.

Priced the same as tape autoloaders, the TL2000 and TL4000 let SMB customers consolidate their data protection and archiving environments.

The PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000 hold 44 tape cartridges for a total capacity ranging from 9.6T to 17.6TB. They are available in 2U (3.5-inch) high or 4U (7-inch) high configurations. Each tape library is rack-mountable and customer installable. The TL series starts at $US9,300.

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