PHOTO - KT Ong, general manager, commercial business, Dell Sales Malaysia.
Malaysian SMBs and large enterprises could reduce backup data by up to 15 times with new Fluid Data architecture solutions from Dell Malaysia.
Speaking on 10 February 2012, Dell Sales Malaysia general manager, commercial business, KT Ong, said the company's new storage backup, application and networking solutions for SMBs (small and medium businesses) to large enterprises is part of its Fluid Data architecture portfolio.
"Today's IT organisations are moving faster than ever down a road that is constantly changing. That's why their data needs to be as dynamic as their business," said Ong. "With Dell's new primary, archive and backup storage solutions, the Dell Fluid Data architecture delivers the storage intelligence customers need to deal with a sea of constant IT change without driving up costs, wasting time or continually replacing infrastructure."
"[Specifically] the advancements to Dell Fluid Data architecture are in the form of the new Dell DR4000 storage platform, which offers customers a disk-to-disk backup solution with deduplication and compression, helping to reduce backup data by up to 15 times as well as the new Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.0 that extends automated tiered storage capabilities and significantly reduces storage TCO [total cost of ownership]," he said.
"Dell storage supports Dell Force10 Ethernet and PowerConnect networking and Brocade next-generation 16Gb [Gigabit] Fibre Channel SAN [storage area network] solutions," said Ong. "The Fluid Data architecture also integrates intellectual property from the Ocarina acquisition; a major software release for Compellent storage arrays; a new storage optimisation solution for Microsoft SharePoint; and broader support for Dell Force10, PowerConnect and Brocade storage networking solutions."
"By keeping data online for weeks or even months before moving it to archive storage, customers can more easily locate and restore important data, creating new efficiencies and helping to reduce the total cost of ownership for their storage infrastructure," he said. "The DR4000 is ideal for SMBs as well as remote offices of large enterprises in need of a disk-based backup solution that can eliminate redundant copies of data by decreasing disk capacity requirements up to 15 times, and also reduce dependence on tape backup, bandwidth requirements for data transfer, and backup storage costs to as low as US$0.25/GB list pricing."
"Dell continues to invest and focus on creating 'better together', integrated offerings underpinned by core Dell intellectual property," said 451 Research's storage research director, Simon Robinson. "With these recent product introductions and enhancements, Dell continues to build on its vision of Fluid Data architecture. This strategy fits well with the broader Dell portfolio, and also opens a significant opportunity to expand its footprint within its own existing customer base and in the wider storage market. Dell is well placed to move more aggressively both upstream and downstream."
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