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Fluid Data Storage: Driving Flexibility in the Data Center

Published By: PC World
PC World
Published:  Jul 02, 2012
Length:  12 pages

This paper discusses eight must have Dell Compellent technologies that combine to create new levels of efficiency and flexibility while cutting cost now and in the future:

1. Fluid Data Architecture– Storage is managed at the most granular level with built-in system intelligence to enable the dynamic flow of enterprise data.

2. Storage Virtualization– Storage is virtualized at the disk level to create a flexible pool of storage resources shared by all servers all the time.

3. Thin Provisioning– Allocation is completelyseparated from utilization so any size volume can be created at any time, yet capacity is only consumed when data is written.

4. Automated Tiered Storage– Data dynamically cascades from tier to tier according to actual usage, freeing up high-performance drives for mission-critical applications.

5. Space-efficient Snapshots– Continuous snapshots only capture changes in data for real-time protection with instant recovery to any point in time.

6. Thin Replication– Data is replicated between local and remote sites using space-efficient snapshots and native IP connectivity, eliminating the need for high-speed data links or identical system configurations.

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