Dell’s high-performance storage solutions are optimized for smaller-scale consolidation and virtualization projects. They include SAN and direct-attached storage arrays, as well as high-capacity expansion enclosures. The robust management software ensures unbeatable flexibility and scalability while keeping an eye on the bottom line.
While both series deliver exceptional performance, the MD3200 series is an SAN (storage area network) that uses 6GBs SAS technology to provide shared storage and virtualized environments on Dell’s PowerEdge servers. It includes the MD3200 and the MD3220. The high availability of storage and combination of outstanding flexibility and scalability makes it an excellent performer in mixed virtualized environments.
Additionally, the MD3200i series of iSCSI SAN arrays provides a solution for network storage consolidation and virtualization deployments for up to 32 physical servers. It is an excellent entry-level solution for a virtualized environment and is particularly well suited for deployments that need higher performance and increased density.
The MD1200 series, which includes the PowerVault MD1200 and MD1220, is a direct-attach expansion enclosure that can be connected either to an MD3200 array or to a PowerEdge server — achieving the capacity needed for high-performance, data-intensive applications. The MD1200 is a power player when it comes to capacity, with an expansion enclosure that is perfectly designed for applications that need extended storage capacity and to move large amounts of data.
The MD1200’s 2U array is designed to accommodate up to 24 2.5-inch SAS HDDs or SAS SSDs to provide up to 24 TB of storage.
The MD1220 also offers terrific performance. It is fast, flexible and reliable, with a 2U array able to accommodate up to 24 2.5-inch SAS HDDs or SAS SSDs, giving it the capacity to provide up to 12 TB of storage.
Finally, the MD1200 and MD1220 systems can be combined behind a PowerEdge RAID Controller.