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Dell EMC ScaleIO is a software-defined solution that uses your existing hardware or Dell EMC servers to turn existing DAS storage into shared block storage. Uniting ScaleIO and PowerEdge servers and bringing the power of all flash to software-defined storage to transform data centers. Quickly deploy a fully architected block storage server SAN that is a pre validated, configured and fully supported solution. ScaleIO is designed and optimized to transform your server and storage performance and address your critical needs. You get countless advantages. From the ability to manage bandwidth consumption and eliminate application “hogging”, to innovative data backups with unique write able snapshots, and much more. Capacity and compute scale out from 3 servers to over 1,000. You also get seamless storage scale out as application servers are added. Scaling up, down, left, right, sideways is easy and efficient with ScaleIO.

ScaleIO is purposely designed to be an enterprise-grade scale-out software-defined storage solution. It applies the principles of server virtualization to standard x86 server flash and hybrid media, turning them into high performance, sharable, pools of storage. Whether your block storage needs are for traditional, modern or cloud workloads, ScaleIO has you covered. You’ve grown to the point where you’re operating multiple, silos of storage and are dealing with the challenges of each arrays’ lifecycle. With ScaleIO, you can consolidate and reduce the footprint of your data center — simplifying the lifecycle and achieving greater TCO benefits. Private clouds and IaaS require greater elasticity and agility in order to scale to meet changes in demand. ScaleIO automatically and dynamically provisions storage using just software and standard x86 hardware. The “pay-as-you-grow” model means you can reach whatever scale you need, when you need it, without impacting applications or services.

Dell EMC ScaleIO Server SAN

ScaleIO is a perfect fit for many block based use cases. From next generation databases to IaaS to traditional enterprise applications, ScaleIO can provide the scalability, performance, flexibility and elasticity required by these various workloads. Customers are looking for ways to move to a hyper-converged architecture to optimize TCO, reduce complexity and transform their data center to support traditional and next generation applications. ScaleIO is the only product on the market that gives organizations the ability to move to software-defined SAN (SAN.Next) and hyper converged infrastructure with a single software solution. You can choose software-defined SAN to start and then move to hyper-converged, or go all in on hyper converged from the start. ScaleIO enables service providers and enterprises to build public and/or private clouds. ScaleIO’s scalability, flexibility and pay as you grow licensing model enables customers to expand at their own pace.

Dell EMC ScaleIO Advantages

ScaleIO is designed and optimized to transform your server and storage performance and address your critical needs. You get countless advantages. From the ability to manage bandwidth consumption and eliminate application hogging, to innovative data backups with unique write able snapshots, and much more. Software-defined block storage — or Server SAN — is an important next generation data center storage model that organizations need to understand in order to meet today’s challenges — and be ready for new opportunities. Data growth is one of the biggest challenges facing enterprise IT today. Analysts IDC say the digital universe of data is now doubling every two years, to reach a projected 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes) by the year 2020. Data is being created in massive quantities from a range of sources, including the web, social media, mobile devices, and the billions of connected smart machines that constitute the Internet of Things.

Service Level Agreements

Another key driver for IT leaders is to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for performance and availability that they have set for the organization something that traditional data storage infrastructure is increasingly struggling to achieve. Public cloud can also fail to meet many enterprise SLAs for performance, security and availability — which is why many organizations are creating their own private or hybrid cloud infrastructure. The costs to manage and run your business are skyrocketing. You need to quickly and seamlessly respond to rapid change and uncertainty, and a traditional, siloed infrastructure defined by Servers, Network and Storage (SAN) has inherent issues that compound the challenges you face. Living in now leads to inefficient capacity planning, higher costs and longer time to market. ScaleIO enables customers to transform their SAN based IT infrastructure to a next generation, software-defined Server SAN to solve the problems associated with their current environment.
Dell EMC ScaleIO

Every Avamar backup is a full backup, which makes it easy for you to browse, point, and click for a single-step recovery. Avamar provides fast, reliable NAS system backup and recovery via the Avamar NDMP Accelerator node. With this approach, a Level-0 backup is performed only once, during the initial full backup. Subsequent daily full backups are achieved by requesting only Level-1 incremental dumps, and building them into a daily full backup view. This dramatically reduces backup times and the impact on NAS resources, and allows an easier and faster recovery.

Avamar eliminates backup bottlenecks and provides the freedom to consolidate storage and optimize NAS systems — without limiting the number and size of files or volumes — to meet the backup window. With automated multi streaming, Avamar can protect large-scale out NAS systems, including Isilon, by delivering increased throughput to protection storage. Avamar’s Fast Incremental architecture provides an efficient solution to protect High Density File Systems (HDFS).

Current storage systems are not equipped for the growing needs of your data. An IDC study confirms Dell EMC offers the broadest software-defined storage portfolio, powered by Intel Xeon processors, that provides the enterprise-grade agility to support your digital business demands. Software-defined storage offers elasticity, scale, and simplicity — with no compromises. The cost to store, manage and analyze billions or trillions of data objects just isn’t feasible using traditional storage, given the cost of constantly having to make new hardware investments to keep up with growing data stores. By decoupling software from hardware, software-defined storage makes it possible to simply acquire low-cost commodity hardware instead — reducing the cost of acquiring storage by as much as 50%.

To do data analysis in a traditional storage environment, you have to make multiple copies of data or coalesce it from multiple sources. That’s inherently slow, inefficient and unsuited to the amount and variety of IoT-generated data. But software defined cloud storage introduces the concept of a geo-distributed data lake, with the protocolsin place to accept a variety of data on the front end and to perform analytics-in-place wherever edge-device data is collected for rapid — even real-time — data analysis. It also enables analytics at the core on archival data for visibility into ever-increasing data sets.

Current storage systems are not equipped for the growing needs of your data. An IDC study confirms Dell EMC offers the broadest software-defined storage portfolio that provides the enterprise-grade agility to support your digital business demands. Better security — secures the mission critical workloads by implementing dynamic security policies. Improves network productivity — ensures effective load balancing, better content delivery and improves the network uptime. Reduces cost — lowers CAPEX cost by minimizing the need for hardware devices such as routers & switches. Lowers OPEX costs due to massive improvement in network management.

The policy based automation aspect of SDN also allows the network to expand into large number of nodes. Dell EMC has the broadest network storage portfolio — elastic scale-out, in-place analytics, and cloud-connected. Scale-IO — enterprise scale-out server SAN block storage, Isilon — enterprise scale-out NAS file storage. Elastic Cloud Storage — geo-federated cloud-scale object storage out In-place analytics, cloud-connected.

Accelerate your enterprise data lake and enable the most demanding workloads with Isilon All-Flash storage systems. Deliver blazing performance for unstructured data while you benefit from the efficiency, flexibility, and resiliency of Isilon. Isilon all flash introduces a revolutionary, highly dense design with 4 Isilon storage nodes in a 4U chassis. Select from configurations that provide 96 TB to 924 TB of capacity per chassis. Easily expand your Isilon with up to 100 chassis in one cluster, with cluster performance totaling up to 25 million IOPS and 1.5 TB per second bandwidth.

Brings all flash performance to unstructured data workloads. Delivers massive scalability up to 924 TB capacity in a single cluster. Supports up to 250,000 IOPS and 15 GB/second bandwidth per chassis. Offers robust data protection and security options. Maximizes efficiency with 80% storage utilization, data deduplication, and storage tiering. Automated storage tiering integrates storage at the core with available cloud services from a choice of providers. You can now get the performance you need to meet tight backup windows and support critical applications and workloads.

With software-defined storage, enterprises can create giant geo-distributed pools of storage that grow as large as necessary with very little effort on the part of IT and its users. The economic benefits are unprecedented, too, as commodity-based platforms increasingly provide the foundation for next generation storage, replacing more costly purpose-built storage arrays.

And it all starts with understanding what we mean when we talk about software-defined storage — it’s an approach to storage system design using the principles of distributed computing that delivers elastic, scale-out, multi-protocol, and geo-distributed capabilities all with a simplified management experience. This is how we will all store more data, and more kinds of data, than we have ever done before.

Not all VVols storage support is created equal. While VMware Virtual Volumes simplify management and provide per VM storage control, the revolutionary VMAX takes VVols integration to a whole new level. Not only was VMAX designed to support the scale of VVols — up to 64,000 virtual volumes today and many more in the future — but the VMAX service level objective management paradigm that has radically simplified storage management realizes the full value of VVols storage polices.

By matching policies to Service Level Objectives (SLOs), VMAX provides the highest levels of availability, data protection and performance directly to the VM. VMAX all flash storage leverages the industry’s first open storage and hypervisor converged operating system, HYPERMAX OS. It combines industry leading high availability, I/O management, quality of service, data integrity validation, storage tiering, and data security with an open application platform. HYPERMAX OS features the first real-time, non disruptive storage hypervisor that manages and protects embedded services.

Benefit from high bandwidth and a low-cost per gigabyte. VNX-VSS arrays are ideal for distributed sites and uses including city surveillance, government, and transportation security. VNX Software Essential Pack includes Dell EMC FAST automatically optimize for the highest system performance and the lowest storage cost simultaneously. VNX Events and Retention keep data safe from changes and deletions. Local protection practice safe data protection and repurposing. Protect data against localized failures, outages, and disasters.

Hypervisor based replication fifteen VM licenses for RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines delivers local and remote hypervisor based replication. vVNX virtual unified storage lets you easily create test and development environments without the need for dedicated storage platforms. Get the unified storage and data management features of vVNX in this free software download for use in VMware environments. IT organizations are increasingly looking to software defined storage solutions to provide agility and flexibility to their operational and development environments.