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Dell Unified Storage

The Dell™ Unified Storage portfolio with Dell Fluid File System now provides the ideal foundation for a long-term unified storage strategy, with flexible, scale-out NAS solutions that are easy to use and that reduce total cost of ownership. It includes the platforms you and your customers already trust: Dell Compellent™, Dell EqualLogic™ and Dell PowerVault™.

Dell NAS solutions portfolio

  • Dell Compellent FS8600
    For mid-range and higher deployments that need efficiency, tiering and performance, the FS8600 brings the agility of the Compellent Storage Center platform into the NAS environment.
  • Dell EqualLogic FS7600/FS7610
    A purpose-built NAS appliance that delivers peer scaling, ease of use and all-inclusive software licensing, the FS7600 is ideal for IT applications (SQL, Microsoft® Exchange, VMware®), file workloads (block and file) and virtualized storage environments.
  • Dell PowerVault NX3600/NX3610
    Affordable unified storage and NAS functionality for midsize and smaller deployments, the NX3600 is ideal for budget-conscious customers who are primarily interested in consolidating file storage and a few applications.
  • Whether your focus is commercial or technical, a growing number of sales and marketing resources will be at your disposal over the next few months, to help you identify opportunities and sell these solutions effectively.

    Commercial sales
    Dell's flexible, scale-out NAS products, built around our new Fluid File System software, can help your customers manage both block and file storage on a shared hardware platform with shared management features.

    To learn more about Dell NAS solutions for your commercial customers, click on the following links:

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    Technical sales
    Dell Fluid File System removes the scalability limitations associated with traditional file systems, allowing up to 1PB of file data in a single namespace. It supports both scale-out performance and scale-up capacity expansion, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of deployments.

    To learn more about Dell NAS solutions for your technical customers, click on the following links:

    Dell Fluid File System white paper
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    Dell Second Generation of Scale-out NAS video


    Manage growth non-disruptively with highly scalable capacity and performance

    Dell Compellent™, Dell EqualLogic™ and Dell PowerVault™ with Dell Fluid File System software easily scale to meet the most dynamic block and file storage needs.

    Commercial Sales
    The Dell NAS portfolio allows your customers to add performance and capacity as needed without having to remove existing hardware or change software tools.

  • Shared backend infrastructure for block and file data
  • Performance and capacity scale non-disruptively
  • Common file system and feature set across Dell Compellent, Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault systems
  • To learn more about how Dell NAS solutions can help your commercial customers manage growth, click on the following links:

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    Technical Sales
    Dell NAS solutions improve IT agility with a shared, expandable platform for both block and file storage, and load balancing that optimizes performance as the system scales.

  • Scale-out architecture designed to support large namespaces (as large as 1PB, depending on the implementation)
  • File system size can scale to the usable capacity of a backend SAN
  • Supports 1 and 10Gb client network
  • FC, 1GbE and 10GbE SAN connectivity
  • To learn more about how Dell NAS solutions can help your commercial customers manage growth, click on the following links:

    Dell Fluid Files System Migration Guide


    Control costs with integrated management and shared infrastructure for block and file data

    Dell™ Unified Storage solutions allow your customers to deploy and manage block and file storage using standardized tools, which make management and expansion more efficient and less costly.

    Commercial Sales
    Dell Unified Storage helps control costs with shared infrastructure for block and file data. The portfolio includes solutions that are appropriate for a range of customer sizes and needs.

  • No overhead or the complexity of separate block and storage systems
  • Shared backend capacity can be expanded
  • Sing virtualized pool of storage for block and file data
  • To learn more about how Dell NAS solutions can help your commercial customers control costs, click on the following links:

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    To launch your own Dell Unified Storage campaign, click on the following links to download from Campaign Builder:

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    Technical Sales
    The Dell NAS portfolio delivers efficient shared block and file storage solutions for a variety of requirements across iSCSI and Fibre Channel environments.

  • Intuitive management through UI and CLI
  • Single virtualized pool of storage for block and file data
  • NAS volumes that can be created, expanded, shrunk or deleted with a single click
  • Maximum platform efficiency and utilization with data reduction, tiering and reservation-less snapshots
  • To learn more about how Dell NAS solutions can help your technical customers increase efficiency, click on the following link:

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    Protect against data loss and storage downtime with dependable, highly available file system

    With reliable file system technology and hardware, Dell™ Unified Storage solutions help your customers safeguard their data, increase availability and performance and maintain business continuity.

    Commercial Sales
    Dell NAS solutions are inherently dependable and reliable at the hardware and software level, which provides increased availability, data protection and fast recovery—without degrading overall performance.

  • Single, unified strategy for data protection
  • High-availability architecture with built-in protection for business critical data
  • Redundant hardware ensures reliability
  • File-level replication enables a disaster-recovery strategy
  • To learn more about how Dell NAS solutions can help your commercial customers reduce risk, click on the following links:

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    Fluid File Systems Solutions Brief
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    Technical Sales
    With Dell NAS solutions, your customers can count on high availability, built-in protection for business critical data and consistency across Dell storage platforms.

  • Distinctive active-active clustering and cache mirroring for controller pairs increases data availability and performance
  • Checksums and failsafe journaling protect file metadata
  • File system-level redirect on write snapshots enable instant recovery without degrading performance
  • Support for antivirus applications and NDMP backup for additional data protection
  • To learn more about how Dell NAS solutions can help your technical customers reduce risk, click on the following link:

    Dell Compellent FS8600 Best Practice Guide
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    Position yourself for continued success with Dell Unified Storage

    Dell™ is committed to the future of Dell Unified Storage and the Dell Fluid File System, backed by Dell's Fluid Data architecture plan. Our long-term strategy means that you can be a committed partner for your customers' future storage needs and that the solutions you install today can continue to deliver value.

    Win sales today with Dell NAS solutions and lay the foundation for future revenue as Dell continues to develop solutions backed by our Fluid Data architecture plan. By combining Dell Unified Storage products with the rest of Dell's broad storage portfolio, you can position yourself for storage success with any of your clients.

  • The Dell Fluid File System is implemented across Dell's storage portfolio, including Dell Compellent™, Dell EqualLogic™ and Dell PowerVault™
  • Dell has dedicated engineering resources committed to delivering increasingly complete storage management over time, such as fully integrated SAN and NAS management
  • Dell's licensing model allows for free software upgrades in the future. According to Forrester® Research, "82% of IT leaders believe that a perpetual license structure for storage software, which allows users to transfer software from old equipment to new equipment and receive updates at no additional charge, could reduce their storage total cost of ownership."1
  • To learn more about how Dell Unified Storage solutions can help you achieve storage success today and in the future, click on the following links:

    Partner Webinar – January 23, 11:00 CST
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    Forrester White Paper: Reduce Storage Complexity to Improve IT Agility
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    1 Forrester Consulting. "Reduce Storage Complexity To Improve IT Agility". A Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Paper Commissioned by Dell Data. 2012 September. 

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    Dell Unified Storage portfolio assets:


    White Papers

    Dell Fluid File System white paper
    Forrester white paper: Reduce Storage Complexity to Improve IT Agility
    Forrester Infographic

    Brochures

    Fluid File System Solutions

    Partner Presentations

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    Competitive

    Dell Fluid File System v. EMC Secured
    Storage Competitive KnowledgeBase Tool

    Sales Cards

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    Co-Brandable Campaign Builder Assets

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    What's next for Dell Unified Storage?
    Don't miss the upcoming webcast featuring the Dell Unified Storage roadmap.
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    Training Promotion
    The first 250 Partners to complete four NAS product training classes will earn 350 Partner AdvantEdge points! Classes include:

    Commercial Sales

  • Dell FluidFS Sales Overview (FFS0612WBTS)
  • Dell Compellent Unified Storage with FluidFS Sales Overview (CFFSS0812WBTS)
  • Dell EqualLogic NAS Sales Overview v2 (EFSS0611WBTS)
  • Dell PowerVault Unified Storage with FluidFS Sales Overview (PVNA0912WBTS)
  • Technical Sales

  • Dell NAS Technology Overview (NTO0612WBTT)
  • Dell Compellent Unified Storage with FluidFS Technical Overview (CFFT0912WBTT)
  • Dell EqualLogic Unified Storage with FluidFS Technical Overview (EQFST1012WBTT)
  • Dell PowerVault Unified Storage with FluidFS Technical Overview (PFST1012WBTT)
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