Digital content and file data are mission-critical assets for any business. Organizations use data to optimize operations, increase competitiveness and produce insight that can drive profitability. Ensuring that data is always available, that it can be managed easily and that its potential can be readily unlocked is key to success in today’s marketplace.
Delivering on this promise requires powerful distributed file systems that can deliver massive scalability for rapidly growing data volumes, extreme performance for next-generation applications, seamless integration with analytics platforms and the ability to extend to a multi-cloud infrastructure.
To enable organizations to maximize the value of their data capital, Dell EMC provides a family of scale-out, network-attached file storage systems designed to simplify management of the most demanding enterprise file workloads.
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Dell EMC Unity XT midrange storage is built new from the ground up to deliver unified storage speed and efficiency in a multi-cloud world.
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Organizations today have extraordinarily high expectations and requirements when choosing file storage technology. The most critical criteria include the ability to:
Dell EMC provides powerful file storage solutions that enable organizations to increase performance, capacity and value for a wide range of enterprise file storage workloads.
Dell EMC Isilon scale-out file storage solutions are built for enterprises that want to manage their data, not their storage. The Isilon family of file storage products include the choice of all-flash, hybrid or archive nodes that are simple to install, easy to manage and enable organizations to scale to virtually any size.
Dell EMC’s file storage systems provide:
The Dell EMC Isilon product family includes:
Dell EMC Unity XT is a 100% unified (file and block) storage solution that is designed for performance, optimized for efficiency and built for a multi-cloud environment. Unity XT provides midrange customers with the ultimate in unified storage management and simplicity that IT organizations want to store, manage and protect their data. The Unity XT family of unified storage products include the choice of all-flash and hybrid storage appliances, software defined storage or Converged Infrastructure systems for business that absolutely need to simplify IT with a turnkey engineered system experience.
Dell EMC Unity XT’s file storage capabilities provide:
The Dell EMC Unity XT product family includes:
When you choose Dell EMC file storage solutions, your technology is backed by Dell EMC support programs that help to maximize productivity and uptime. With a foundation of experts, tools and technologies, Dell EMC ProSupport Suites shift age-old monitoring and maintenance routines from reactive to proactive, passive to predictive and manual to automated. Continually delivering actionable insight, Dell EMC support services not only extend your IT team but help to resolve IT questions and problems in less time.
What is a file storage system?
File storage, or file-based storage, is a system of storing data, especially unstructured data, in a hierarchical structure that uses files and folders, much like a paper-based filing system with file cabinets and drawers. File storage is the predominant technology used on hard drives and network-attached storage systems.
What is file storage vs. block or object storage?
Object storage is a flat structure where files are broken into pieces, or objects, and spread out over a variety of hardware resources. Objects include a unique identifier that allows the object to be found in a distributed system along with metadata that describes the data. Block storage splits data into evenly sized blocks that each have their own address, but it includes no additional metadata that provides context for what the block contains.
What are the principal challenges of a file storage system?
Data trends such as big data, analytics and cloud storage technologies have resulted in a rapid growth of computer file storage. A growing number of applications that use strictly file-based access has also contributed to the increase in file storage requirements. Managing this growth can be complex, and without the right data storage solutions, data can be isolated in silos or rendered unavailable for retrieval and analytics.
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