Dell Compellent Flash-Optimized Solutions
Boost performance for enterprise applications, such as Oracle and SQL
Dell Compellent Flash-Optimized Solutions provide all-flash or hybrid-flash storage with the SC220 enclosure and enhanced Storage Center 6.4 firmware. Flash-Optimized Solutions are designed to provide very-high-performance, low-latency storage to:
- Boost performance for enterprise applications, such as Oracle and SQL
- Accelerate OLTP, ERP systems and other I/O-intensive workloads
- Improve throughput and latency for virtual desktop environments
- Help lower data center power consumption and cooling requirements
- Help reduce rack space by up to 84% and reduce latency by up to 90%
Storage Center 6.4
Enhanced SC6.4 firmware provides exceptional capabilities designed to separate the Dell Compellent Flash-Optimized solutions from other all-flash and hybrid-flash solutions.
- It is the first storage solution in its class to tier sub-LUN data across traditional rotating drives, write-optimized single-level cell (SLC) SSDs, and read-optimized multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs.
- With the ability to tier across write-intensive SLC SSDs and lower-cost, high-capacity, read-intensive MLC SSDs in a single solution, Dell Compellent Flash-Optimized solutions can reduce costs up to 80 percent compared to other Flash-Optimized Solutions.
- Dell Compellent Flash-Optimized solutions offer up to an approximate 2x price advantage over hybrid-flash solutions and up to an approximate 5x price advantage over competitive all-flash solutions.
Global services and support
Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team delivers distinctive capabilities, including Copilot support and optimization as well as full data migration solutions to facilitate consolidation from multiple file systems. Dell takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives, and uses established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help lower your total cost of ownership.
Flash performance with high capacity at HDD prices
Enhance performance in enterprise applications and VDI environments with improved I/O and low latency. Dell™ Compellent™ Flash-optimized solutions’ unique way of tiering data allows you to deliver high-speed SSD performance to more applications in your environment while reducing your costs significantly compared to other flash-optimized solutions.1
Designed to drive down costs while boosting performance
The Dell Compellent Flash-optimized solutions can provide flash performance at rotating disk capacities and prices. They are the first flash-optimized solutions in their class to automatically tier data from write-intensive, single-level cell (SLC) SSDs to lower-cost, read-intensive, multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs and traditional rotating disks.2 The innovative Dell Compellent Flash-optimized solutions provide all-flash or hybrid-flash storage for your data center. These solutions offer up to an approximate 2x price advantage over competitive hybrid solutions, and up to an approximate 5x price advantage over competitive all-flash solutions.3
The Flash-optimized solutions are designed to provide high performance with low latency for enterprise databases, OLTP and ERP systems, and other I/O intensive workloads. With Compellent Flash-optimized solutions, you can achieve greater than 300,000 IOPS with low latency.4
Flexible configurations to meet your requirements
Dell Compellent Flash-optimized solutions provide all-flash or hybrid-flash storage with the energy-efficient Compellent Sc220 flash enclosure that has 24 2.5” drive bays or slots. In the all-flash solution, the 24 2.5” drive bays are populated with SSDs; the hybrid-flash solution uses a mix of SSDs and rotating disks.
Flash-optimized solutions use an SC220 flash enclosure that has six 400GB write-intensive SLC SSDs and six 1.6TB read-intensive MLC SSDs (one of the highest-capacity 2.5” enterprise-class MLC SSDs available). For an all-flash solution, you can fill the 12 remaining slots in the SC220 with six-packs of SLC and MLC SSDs. For a hybrid-flash solution, you can fill the 12 remaining slots with a combination of SSDs and 1TB 7.2K RPM HDDs.
An all-flash solution consists of one or more of SC220 flash enclosures and provides two tiers of storage with both read- and write-intensive SSDs for applications that require high IOPs and low latency. A hybrid-flash solution provides three tiers of storage and can be configured using one or more SC220 flash enclosures with both write- and read-intensive SSDs and HDDs, plus the option to expand capacity using additional SC220 enclosures with 7.2K, 10K or 15K RPM drives, additional SC200 enclosures with large capacity drives, or additional SC280 enclosures with 4TB 7.2K RPM drives.
Advanced enterprise technology
New storage profiles help ensure consistent low latency in performance-sensitive data volumes, while over-provisioned enterprise-class SAS SSDs provide endurance and sustained performance. To avoid any downtime due to SSD failure, the Dell Compellent storage management interface has a “gas-gauge” feature that indicates SSD life expectancy and alerts you when a replacement becomes necessary. Enterprise-class SSDs in Compellent Flash-optimized solutions have an expected endurance of five years.
The Dell Compellent Data Progression feature offers intelligent auto-tiering that continually optimizes performance and data placement as your system grows, making Flash-optimized solutions ideal for multiple tiers of SSDs. Read-intensive data is automatically moved to read-optimized MLC SSDs, while write-intensive data stays on high-endurance
SLC SSDs and cold data is ultimately moved to spinning disk drives. Use one or several Compellent enclosures to increase your data center’s efficiency and performance by keeping highly active data on high-performance, flash-optimized storage and placing less active data on high-capacity HDD storage all within a single array.
1 G13001797: Dell’s innovative Compellent Flash-optimized solution is approximately 1/5 the price versus competitive solutions based on competitive U.S. list pricing from June 2013 IDC Product Evaluation Service (USD). Street pricing calculated assuming a discounting of approximately 50% for all competitive systems and Dell Compellent.
2 G13001252: Based on internal Dell analysis performed in May 2013, comparing similar Dell Compellent offerings to EMC VNX Family, HP 3PAR StoreServ, HP EVA, IBM V7000, IBM XIV, Hitachi Data Systems HUS 100 Family, and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Family.
3 G13001797: Competitive U.S. list pricing from June 2013 IDC Product Evaluation Service (USD). Street pricing calculated assuming a discounting of approximately 50% for all competitive systems and Dell Compellent.
4 G13001116: Internal test performed by Dell in March 2013 with Storage Center v6.3.10 on dual SC8000 controllers running workloads using IOmeter with a 100% read, 100% sequential load with 4K sector transfer size. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability.
|Compellent Flash-Optimized Solutions|
|SAS SSD (supported on the SC220)||400GB SAS (write-intensive SLC SSD)
1.6TB GB SAS ( read-intensive MLC SSD)
|SAS HDD (supported on the SC220)||1TB 7.2K RPM|
|SC8000 Front-end connectivity||Fibre Channel (4Gb, 8Gb, 16Gb), iSCSI (1Gb, 10Gb), FCoE (10Gb) Simultaneous interface support|
|SC8000 Maximum front-end ports||16 (Fibre Channel), 10 (1Gb iSCSI), 10 (10Gb iSCSI), 10 (FCoE) per controller
NOTE: SC8000 controller can support up to 16 FC front-end ports with 4-port low-profile SAS back-end IO option.
|SC8000 Back-end connectivity||SAS (6Gb, 3Gb), Fibre Channel (2Gb, 4Gb, 8Gb)|
|SC8000 Maximum back-end ports||16 (FC), 20 (SAS) per controller
NOTE: No SATA ports, FC and SATA enclosures are connected to 8Gb Fibre Channel IO card.
|SC8000 controller||Rack size: 2U
Height: 87.3 mm (3.44 inch)
Width: 482.4 mm (18.98 inch) with rack latches; 444 mm (17.08 inch) without rack latches
Depth: 755.8 mm (29.75 inch) with bezel
Weight: 19.73 kg (43.5 lbs)
|SC220 enclosure||Height: 87.3 mm (3.44 inch)
Width: 482.4 mm (18.98 inch)
Depth: 541 mm (21.30 inch)
Weight: 23.31 kg (51 lb) (maximum configuration) 8.61 kg (19 lb) (empty)
Wattage: 700W (Power Supply Rating) hot swappable 80 Plus® Silver certified power supplies, 475W maximum draw
Heat Dissipation: 2,389 BTU/hr (at 700W) and 1,621 BTU/hr Max (at 475W)
Voltage: 100-240 VAC, auto sensing
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Amperage: 8.6 A at 100 V, 4.3 A at 240 V
|Rack support||ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks|
|SC8000 Product operating system||Storage Center 6.4 or later|
|SC8000 OS support||Microsoft® Windows Server®, Oracle® Solaris, HP®-UX,Oracle Linux, IBM® AIX®, Novell® NetWare, SLES, Apple, HPTru64, VMware® Citrix XenServer, RedHat|
|SC8000 Processor||2 x 2.5 GHz six-core (Sandy Bridge) Intel™ processors per controller|
|SC8000 Memory (read cache)||16GB* to 64GB total available cache per controller, with a maximum 128GB per dual controller system (a dual controller configuration is required to support full high availability and failover capabilities in production environments)|
|SC8000 Storage capacity||Each system supports up to 960 SAS drives. The maximum usable capacity supported by a system varies based on configuration.. Each 2.5" SAS enclosure holds up to 24 SAS drives.|
|SC8000 RAID||Supports RAID 0, 5, 6, RAID 10 and RAID 10 DM (dual mirror). Any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single Storage Center. Multiple RAID levels can exist on the same storage tier within an array.|
|Environmental Operating Conditions|
|SC8000 controller||Power: Dual, redundant 750W 80 Plus® Platinum-certified power supplies
Maximum Power: 425W
Max Heat dissipation: 1,450 BTU/hr
Operating temperature: 50 - 95°F (10 - 35°C)
Non-operating temperature: -40 - 149°F (-40 - 65°C) Operating humidity ranges (non-condensing): 20% to 80%
Non-operating humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95%
Inlet type: NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42
Fan: 6 internal hot-pluggable fans
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.