DCC adds Dell storage solutions to its portfolio

closeup_enclosure_LRA close up of the Dell Compellent Storage Centre 5.4.South African distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has added the Dell Compellent storage solution to its growing list of products

The high-end storage solution, which features a virtualised storage platform and fluid data capabilities, will provide resellers the chance to offer their own clients an end-to-end Dell solution.

Jaco Erasmus, Dell enterprise specialist for DCC, said, “Dell is very focused on bolstering its footprint in the enterprise space and the acquisition of the Compellent storage range approximately a year ago fills out its storage range nicely.

“Dell’s home grown PowerVault storage solutions are for entry-level applications, EqualLogic addresses the needs of SMEs, and Dell Compellent is targeted at the very high-end user — typically organisation with numerous branches, customers, transactions and/or data intensive operations.”

Dell Compellent features a powerful data movement engine, virtualised software applications and an agile hardware platform.

“Its fluid data storage technology can help slash the time and cost of managing storage by up to 80 per cent while dramatically simplifying the management of IT infrastructure,” Erasmus noted.

“It uses a sophisticated data movement engine to automatically place data on the right storage tier, moving data internally between different classes of disk drives based on actual usage.

“By moving inactive data to lower cost, high capacity drives and eventually archiving data offsite via a public cloud, businesses need to buy fewer high-performance drives and can take advantage of more lower-tiered storage, saving money on cooling, power and space,” he added.

DCC is planning to offer its customers sales training and product awareness support on its Dell Compellent products.

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