Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage combines the efficiency and flexibility of software-defined storage with the power of Dell EMC Isilon scale out NAS. Extend your data lake to the enterprise edge. Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge extends the data lake to enterprise edge locations including remote and branch offices, allowing you to consolidate, simplify management, and protect unstructured data used to support a wide range of workloads. Expand your data lake by consolidating data from edge locations to your core data center. Leverage multi-protocol capabilities to support a wide range of 2nd and 3rd platform applications including big data analytics to gain more value from enterprise edge data. Simplify data and storage management at the edge with familiar software tools and the automated features of the OneFS operating system. Software-defined scale out NAS on industry standard hardware for the enterprise edge.
While data is geographically distributed, organizations and IT workers are under pressure to provide global visibility and cost-effective management for all unstructured data, regardless of the location. Enterprises with branch and regional offices are further challenged with dispersed islands of storage that are costly and inefficient, while being difficult to reliably maintain and protect. Increased efficiency — leverage commercial off-the-shelf hardware and your virtual server environment at edge locations to deploy an economical software-defined storage solution with the power of OneFS. Increase efficiency and storage utilization at the edge to over 80% by aggregating unused storage capacity. Enterprise data protection — Increase data protection at the edge by automatically replicating data to your core data center. Eliminate the need for manual data backup processes and protect data consistently at all of your edge locations.
Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge VMWare Integration
Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage is tightly integrated with the VMware environment and runs on top of VMware ESX 5.5 or 6.0. It leverages VMware vCenter for management with a plug-in management server that is used to install licenses, or add and remove nodes from a cluster. The VMware vCenter plug-in runs as a virtual image on VMware ESX 5.5 or 6.0. The server and storage resources on the selected hardware do not need to be dedicated to Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage. This includes multi protocol support to support a wide range of applications and workloads along with enterprise grade data management and protection capabilities. This increases operational flexibility and lowers storage costs without increasing management complexity. The production version of Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage incorporates licenses for all Dell EMC Isilon data management and protection software including Dell EMC Isilon SyncIQ for data replication.
Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage
The Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage product family combines the power of Isilon scale out NAS with the economy of software-defined storage. Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage is purpose-built to address the needs associated with growing unstructured data in enterprise edge locations including remote and branch offices. IsilonSD Edge allows you to quickly deploy a simple and efficient scale out NAS solution that utilizes industry standard hardware in a VMware environment. Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage also extends the reach of the data lake from your core data center to your edge locations by economically supporting smaller capacity deployments in a virtualized infrastructure. IsilonSD Edge is simple to deploy and manage. Each Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage deployment can scale to 36 TB of storage capacity. Using industry standard hardware in a VMware environment.
VMware revolutionized the SDDC well over a decade ago by virtualizing the compute infrastructure. Recent advances in connectivity around software-defined networking (SDN) enable rapid and flexible provisioning of networking resources. And, coupled with the dynamic capabilities of software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, enterprises have the flexible and agility to respond rapidly. According to IDC, software-defined infrastructure (SDI) will provide business agility improvements, IT cost savings, and IT staff productivity benefits. In a recent Brief by ESG, 60% of the enterprises are committed to deploying a SDS solution as part of their long-term strategy. Isilon has shown that the data lake is the enabler that helps organizations effectively and efficiently store and manage unstructured data. Isilon has further extended the data lake to cover not just the assets in the data center but also those in the branch and regional offices.
Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage
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