Dell EqualLogic

Dell’s EqualLogic storage solutions deliver the benefits of consolidated networked storage in a self-managing, iSCSI storage area network that is affordable and easy to use, regardless of scale.
 

EqualLogic PS Series Architecture

The Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series is fundamentally changing the way enterprises think about purchasing and managing storage. Built on breakthrough virtualized peer storage architecture, the EqualLogic PS Series simplifies the deployment and administration of consolidated storage environments. Its all-inclusive, intelligent feature set streamlines purchasing delivers rapid SAN deployment, easy storage management, comprehensive data protection, enterprise-class performance and reliability, and seamless pay-as-you grow expansion.

That means no downtime for increasing capacity, moving data between storage tiers, or load balancing storage, and most management tasks are handled by the array, not the administrator. As a result, the EqualLogic PS Series of arrays makes enterprise-class shared-block storage practical for all servers and applications.

Whether you are seeking to consolidate storage, migrate from DAS or NAS, streamline data protection, or expand capacity, the PS Series of proven, self-managing storage arrays will meet the demanding requirements of your business-critical environment.

 
 
 
 

Why EqualLogic™ ?

Optimized Performance

Patented page-based volume management enables automatic movement of data while it is in use. This technology provides the foundation for online expansion, automatic configuration and load balancing, performance optimization, and advanced software functionalities — all with continuous access to data.

Increased capacity

That means no downtime for increasing capacity, moving data between storage tiers, or load balancing storage, and most management tasks are handled by the array, not the administrator. As a result, the EqualLogic PS Series of arrays makes enterprise-class shared-block storage practical for all servers and applications.

Self-Managed Storage

Whether you are seeking to consolidate storage, migrate from DAS or NAS, streamline data protection, or expand capacity, the PS Series of proven, self-managing storage arrays will meet the demanding requirements of your business-critical environment.

Key Benefits

Modular Design and Enterprise Reliability

With the modular design of the EqualLogic PS Series, you can buy only the amount of storage needed today and seamlessly add additional arrays in the future without disrupting business operations. Enterprise reliability features include fault tolerance; fully redundant, hot-swappable components (including disks, controllers, network interfaces, power supplies, and cooling fans); self-tuning, battery-backed, mirrored controller caches; hot sparing; support for RAID 5/10/50; and 99.999% availability.

Standards-Based Design Means Savings and Full Compatibility

Dell’s EqualLogic storage solutions leverage both the cost advantages and management simplicity of Ethernet technology. EqualLogic PS Series arrays use industry-standard protocols, disk drives, and network interfaces to provide low connection costs and high performance access to data. In addition, EqualLogic storage solutions support all leading operating systems and host applications, eliminating application incompatibility problems.

Unique Peer Storage Architecture

With the patented peer storage architecture — where “peer” means collaboration and equal partnership in a single, simple architecture — components and arrays work together to share resources, distribute loads, and collaborate for maximum performance, total data protection, and seamless scaling. This architecture enables the array to perform numerous functions that eliminate complexity, including:

  • A fully functional array within 60 minutes after opening the box.
  • Continuous resource monitoring and automatic management of configuration, load-balancing, capacity expansion, storage pools and tiers, volume snapshots, and replication.
  • Online, on-demand capacity expansion without disruption, including dynamic allocation of disk space, connectivity, security, and performance for every application.
  • Comprehensive system monitoring, proactive disk drive scanning, group event notifications, multi-pathing, instant recovery, and disaster protection.
  • A comprehensive toolkit to facilitate the deployment, ongoing management, and protection of PS Series SANs in Microsoft Windows OS environments.

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PS series Virtualised iSCSI SAN Overview Brochure

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PS Series Virtualized iSCSI SAN Reference Guide

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Dell EqualLogic PS for Cisco Catalyst 3750X

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Dell EqualLogic Configuration Guide

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