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Dell Launches 10 Gigabit Ethernet In Storage Array

The upgrade is designed for today's virtualized data centers.

Dell on Tuesday introduced an upgrade of its Dell/EMC CX4 storage arrays that includes a 10 Gigabit Ethernet, which the vendor says addresses the input/output needs for the growing compute density of virtualized environments within data centers.

The latest version of the CX4 arrays contains an UltraFlex Modular I/O that enables customers to add ports supporting 8 Gb and 4 Gb Fibre Channel and 1 Gb and 10 Gb iSCSI. The latter enables companies to consolidate "stranded servers" onto an existing storage-area network, support more virtual servers and aggregate multiple 1 Gb iSCSI connections to fewer 10 Gb ones, Dell said.

"Ethernet is increasingly being chosen as the networking technology for storage as customers look to consolidate and virtualize their data centers," Praveen Asthana, VP of enterprise storage and networking at Dell, said in a statement. "With a 10 gigabit option and its inherent advantages in virtualized environments, Ethernet's case gets even stronger as the most simple and capable networking fabric."

In addition, Dell has added virtualization-aware Navisphere management software that provides automatic discovery of virtual machines and VMWare ESX servers, virtual-to-physical machine mapping and advanced search for VMs.

Finally, the arrays upgrade includes drive spin-down as a standard feature to help reduce power and cooling requirements. The feature enables users to set policies for drives to power down when not in use.

Dell also launched consulting services for storage consolidation. In addition, the company introduced the PowerConnect M6348 48-port Gigabit Ethernet Blade Switch.

In June, Dell expanded its server and storage portfolio and added more flexible support services and turnkey virtualization configurations for small and medium-sized businesses.

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