Recarta’s very own Andy Wynne celebrated the launch of Dell EMS’s SC Storage range at the prestigious Lords Cricket Ground. The event was hosted by Cricketing legend Phil Tuffnell.
“Obviously this day was to showcase the new Dell EMC offering, as well as how great Hammer are as a distributor partner.” Andy Wynne states.
The Technology from the 2 vendors has now been re-branded into 2 hybrid storage offerings in terms of the SC range which is block only (was Compellent) and the Unity (old name “VNX”) range which is Hybrid both block and file. They also have their own Flash only boxes and a new extreme i/o offering.
For data protection the good old EMC data domain and Isolon are retained within the new portfolio.
“The highlights were around the growing use of Hyper converged infrastructure, and the new Dell EMC VNX rail which has everything you need infrastructure wise in one box, in a suggested 4 node cluster presentation. Really comes into its own when you scale up. Secondly, Virtustream is Dell EMC’s version of flexible cloud enabling software, which I though was a good cloud storage plug in for the in house storage portfolio. As the need for data storage continues to grow this solution will have more and more relevance to those seeking a scalable storage environment.” continues Wynne.
Finally , Dell EMC highlight that data protection against hackers etc was very interesting, in that a reseller play around what the experts say may bring in sales opportunities around storage.
“On a lighter note, the tour around Lords was fantastic and guest speaker at 5pm was the one and only Phil Tuffnell , absolutely hilarious regaling us of cricket stories, women, Jungle and excessive drinking. A great day out”.
For more information on DELL EMC’s Storage portfolio please contact Andy on 0844 800 7822