All Flash Array
All-flash storage, also known as an all-flash storage array (AFA), is a storage architecture designed to take advantage of solid-state memory technology. Benefits can include low latency, higher IOPS, greater storage density and reduced power consumption.
Hybrid storage, also known as hybrid flash, combines flash with hard-disk drive (HDD) media in the same array to blend performance and lower-cost capacity.
Hybrid arrays are ideal for businesses that wish to run a mix of workloads, simply and affordably, on a single storage platform , balancing performance and economics.
File and Block: Dell Unity
Dell EMC Unity All-Flash and Hybrid Flash arrays set new standards for storage with compelling simplicity, all-inclusive software, blazing speed, optimised efficiency, multi-cloud enablement – all in a modern NVMe-ready design – to meet the needs of resource-constrained IT professionals in large or small companies.
Designed for performance, optimised for efficiency and built for hybrid cloud environments, these systems are the perfect fit for supporting demanding virtualised applications, deploying unified storage and addressing Remote-Office-Branch-Office requirements. Unified storage is a platform with storage capacity connected to a network that provides file-based and block-based data storage services.
File: Dell Isilon
Isilon is a scale out network-attached storage platform offered by Dell EMC for high-volume storage, backup and archiving of unstructured data.
Isilon integrates easily with a choice of cloud services and, with built-in data analytics support, allows you to unlock data capital to accelerate the digital transformation of your business.
Object: Dell Elastic Cloud Storage
Dell Elastic Cloud Storage ( ECS ) is built for accelerating digital transformation by bridging both traditional and next generation applications. With ECS, you can store and manage unstructured data with public cloud like scalability and flexibility while having complete control over your data with reduced security and compliance risks.
Modernise your infrastructure leveraging a scale-out object architecture that eliminates the need for re-platforming apps and disruptive cloud migrations.
Lay the foundation for a data-driven business, fuel analytics initiatives using capabilities such as in-place HDFS support and native metadata search.
With Dell Elastic Cloud Storage appliances, your business can accelerate application development including cloud-native app development with deep multiprotocol support and S3 compatibility
Software -defined storage is a storage architecture that uses a layer of software to provision, orchestrate and manage physical data storage capacity on industry-standard servers.
Storage defined storage implies storage software isn’t defined by the hardware it runs on – software is decoupled from hardware and can run on any industry standard hardware that can be procured.
By adopting SDS , IT organisations can incrementally add capacity a few nodes at a time so that as demand increases, storage can grow to meet the demand — as opposed to having to invest in more and more hardware for traditional storage arrays.
SDS will enable them to have more flexibility in their procurement model and significantly lower storage costs.
Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is a storage architecture that separates the management and provisioning of storage from the underlying physical hardware, similar to a server and network virtualisation.
This approach brings together the simplicity and agility of the Cloud with measurable cost benefits. With software-defined storage, applications are dynamically provisioned with the precise mix of capacity, performance, and protection needed—no more, no less and the storage allows businesses to eliminate inefficient, purpose-built hardware and use more agile, transparent, and automated systems instead. It provides storage simplicity, efficiency, and cost-savings that server virtualisation brought to the compute layer.