Dell EMC® VNX series unified storage systems deliver uncompromising scalability and flexibility for the mid-tier while providing market-leading simplicity and efficiency to minimise total cost of ownership.
Based on the powerful new family of Intel Xeon E5-2600 (Sandy Bridge) processors, the Dell EMC VNX series implements a modular architecture that integrates hardware components for block, file, and object with concurrent support for native NAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and FCoE protocols. The series delivers file (NAS) functionality via two-to-eight Data Movers and block (iSCSI, FCoE, and FC) storage via dual Storage Processors leveraging full 6 Gb SAS disk drive topology. The system leverages the patented MCx™ multi-core storage software operating environment that delivers unparalleled performance efficiency. You can choose between block services, file services, or unified services. The unified configuration includes the following rack-mounted enclosures:
- Block Services: Disk processor enclosure (includes disk drives) or storage processor enclosure (no drives included) plus standby power system. Capacity for Block or File use cases is added via Disk Array Enclosures (DAEs)
- File and Unified Services: One or more Data Mover enclosures and a Control Station to deliver file protocols.