Dell has launched an enhanced disk storage system, the next generation of its storage area networking (San) offering that is delivered through the collaborative partnership of EMC.
The company says its AX storage systems feature software and hardware advances designed to simplify storage consolidation while providing increased system availability and ease of configuration. Customers can choose the AX150 for Fibre Channel, or the AX150i for iSCSI. Both are designed to support up to 10 servers and 6Tbytes of storage.
AX systems are being positioned as the next generation of the industry's first affordable, easy-to-install San. The alliance between Dell and EMC is now in its fifth year and the two companies say they are now focused on bringing customers cost-effective, scalable and reliable storage products that reduce the complexity of storing and managing information created by the explosive growth of business data.
Key features of AX include increased power redundancy; additional iSCSI ports; enhanced snapshot software; 3.5in SATA II disc drives in 250Gbyte and 500Gbyte models ranging from 750Gbyte to 6,000Gbyte of raw disk capacity; and bundled software such as EMC Navisphere Management Suite, EMC Power Path and EMC SnapView Express.