Note: This is my (almost) live blog from yesterday’s session with Andrew Corcoran & Ed Casmer.
Traditional dcs are too rigid for evolving biz needs
IT has too spend most of the $$ supporting existing infrastructure, not expanding to new techs
virtualization + automation helps w costs, CapEx limits
1.2 Trillion spent annually just to “keep the lights on” (not reinvesting, getting better/more efficient)
Check out www.dell.com/powersolutions for lots of technical information.
Dell’s efficient IT strategy: Standardized, Simplified, automated plus using tech innovation that is open, capable, and affordable
that provides greater IT efficiency. Measure so TCO can be shown back to the biz.
30 – 70% of storage is typically underutilized
Rule of thumb: 1TB can add $1million to budget
Dell’s POV on storage:
Innovation through storage virtualization/automation
Eliminate fork-lift sw license renewals
Storage fabric no longer differentiates produccts
Tiered storage recoups up to 50% of your costs
Compellent Storage Center
EQL – iSCSI with DCB support
EQL – FS7500 Block & File level access? what access? Either CIFS or NFS
Integrates w others EQL if the software is at the latest level
Compellent – what is min block size? 512K
Symantec products that integrate with Dell Storage:
Data Protection: Backup Exec, NetBackup
Archive & Storage optimization: Enterprise Vault, backup exec dedule & archive option,
Storage management & availablity