by Adam Armstrong

Synology Launches DiskStation Manager 5.1

Synology has officially launched the latest version of its operating system for NAS, DiskStation Manager 5.1 (DSM 5.1). As mentioned in the beta announcement, DSM 5.1 provides feature-rich backup and security tools, increased productivity, media functionality, and management. DSM 5.1 also has a number of enhancements helping users complete their cloud solutions by providing an advanced private cloud “that works inline with the public cloud- allowing local storage, control, and peace of mind with convenience.”

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Cloud Marketplace Public Beta Program Launched

Dell has launched the Dell Cloud Marketplace public beta program. The marketplace will give both developers and IT managers a single unified console on dell.com where they can compare, purchase, use, and manage public cloud services from Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Joyent. Dell is aligning itself with Delphix, Docker, and Pertino allowing users to subscribe to these solutions along with the public cloud infrastructure of their choice. Dell is also giving developers on-demand tools in order to improve cloud-based application performance with Foglight APM SaaS edition.

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by Josh Linden

Dell PowerEdge VRTX Refresh (13G)

The Dell PowerEdge VRTX is Dell's answer to the needs of ROBO and small offices that can benefit from the convergence of compute, networking and storage within a tower chassis with a footprint barely larger than a standard PC. Like its 12G-based predecessor, the 13G-enabled VRTX supports up to four server nodes (blades) with options for 25x 2.5-inch drive bays or 12x 3.5-inch bays. Some of the most significant advances for the VRTX platform are offered via the new 13G M630 server node which features increased performance, storage capacity, and management functionality over its 12G M620 predecessor.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces PowerEdge FX Converged Architecture

Today Dell announced its new next-generation converged architecture, the Dell PowerEdge FX. This is one of the several new solutions Dell is introducing in order to bridge the gap between traditional IT requirements and new application requirements. All of these new solutions and appliances will help customers on their path to software-defined data centers (SDDC), with future-ready IT solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces PS4210 Hybrid Arrays

Today Dell announced its new entry-level enterprise storage array series, the PS4210 series. This is Dell’s first hybrid storage array in the entry-level PS4000 series. The PS4210 series arrays are fully compatible and interoperable with Dell’s previous EqualLogic PS family. The PS4210 series is aimed at small-to-medium data centers and remote offices that want the benefits of EqualLogic storage but may not need the top-end capacity or performance requirements. 

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by Brian Beeler

Dell Announces $25k All Flash Array

Today Dell is announcing one of the lowest cost all-flash arrays (AFA) in the industry, the Dell Storage SC4020 Entry-Level All-Flash array. The new all-flash array configuration essentially halves the entry-level AFA configurations Dell offers today, giving them a major pricing advantage. Dell indicates 98% of their SC4000-class arrays are going out the door in hybrid configurations, the aggressive $25,000 price-point simply incents more organizations to sample the benefits of flash with enterprise-ready data services and support. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell XC Web-Scale Converged Nutanix Appliance Hits GA

Dell has announced the general worldwide availability of the XC web-scale converged appliance series featuring Nutanix technology. This series of appliances merge compute, storage, and hypervisors into a single offering giving customers enterprise-class storage for virtualized servers and VDI environments. In June of this year Dell had announced plans to offer a Nutanix appliance. Today's announcement launches five configurations of the appliance to the market at large. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell PowerEdge FX2 Review

The Dell PowerEdge FX2 Architecture represents a significant evolution of Dell’s converged infrastructure strategy by offering the PowerEdge FX blade-based architecture in the form of a 2U rackmounted modular compute and storage platform. The PowerEdge FX2 is planned for general availability in December, and in the meantime StorageReview has been working with a review unit in our Enterprise Test Lab in order to develop an analysis of a platform that has the potential to change the way we approach the PowerEdge family and Dell’s converged infrastructure portfolio.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Asserts Themselves as the World's Fastest Growing, Integrated Technology Company

At Dell World 2014, Dell has announced they are the world's fastest growing, integrated technology company. On the heels of this news, Dell is also expanding its global footprint by opening another solution center for enterprise customers. Through its research arm, Dell is pushing disruptive innovation to record-breaking performance. With Dell Financial Services, Dell is helping customers acquire technologies to drive business value. And Dell Ventures is helping to shape the future of IT.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces OpenStack Reference Architecture Program

Today EMC announced that it is offering an OpenStack Reference Architecture Program. Along with the newly announced EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Edition, this new offerings is aimed at helping customers with their OpenStack deployments and to help increasing investments in OpenStack.

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