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Dell PowerVault NX3000 Network Attached Storage
Built-in Efficiency, High-Availability Clustering

Dell PowerVault NX3000 Network Attached Storage

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The NX3000 lets you leverage SAN arrays for expansion or deploys in a clustered configuration for high availability. If you are having trouble keeping up with your data growth and you have limited resources to manage your file environments, the Dell PowerVault™ NX3000 is the NAS device you need.

  • Advanced software for more efficient data sharing
  • No time wasted to set up or manage
  • Integration that adapts to your environment
  • Integrated or gateway deployment
  • Easy to deploy high availability solution

Advanced Software for More Efficient Data Advanced Software for More Efficient Data

It is now possible to share data among many disparate users in an efficient way. Single Instant Storage (SIS) eliminates data clutter. It identifies duplicate files, saves one copy and replaces other version with pointers to the stored versions. Distributed File System (DFS) gives you simplified, quick access to data stored across wide area network/local area network (WAN/LAN) environments. DFS replication makes it possible to eliminate local backup at branch offices and rely on daily backups from the corporate office. This helps keep administrative tasks centralized and easier to manage.

File Services Resource Manager (FSRM) is a single management interface that delivers better managed file services across Common Internet File System/Network File System (CIFS/NFS) and provides improved control and compliance over files. This is great for audit and planning purposes.

NFS allows administrators to consolidate file-sharing resources so both Windows and non-Windows clients can collaborate more effectively. 

The PowerVault™ NX3000 supports systems management with remote management through Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) and Dell OpenManage™ 6.1including DMC (Dell Management Console), IT Assistant.

No Time Wasted to Set Up or ManageNo Time Wasted to Set Up or Manage

File services are already preconfigured as part of the NX3000 for painless deployment. This reduces the overall deployment time, as it removes many management tasks and minimizes the impact on organizations’ file infrastructures.

The new Initial Configuration Tasks interface starts automatically during log-on for streamlined setup of admin passwords, network settings, domain membership and configuring updates. This lets users get back to running their business instead of babysitting setup.

Remote management is handled through a simple browser with ActiveX® Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for Windows® or Java™ RDP for non-Windows.

Finally, there is no need for Client Access Licenses (CALs) because support for multiple users is already built into the appliance. The PowerVault™ NX3000 solution expands capacity using PowerVault MD storage arrays or by leveraging storage area network (SAN) arrays, acting as a network attached storage (NAS) gateway. 

Adding to the internal storage capacity of high-performance serial attached SCSI (SAS) drives, or high-capacity nearline-SAS or serial ATA (SATA) drives, external expansion arrays can provide even more flexibility. With support for both SAS and SATA in a single enclosure, MD storage arrays enable organizations to optimize their storage deployments by storing data on different drive technologies without adding unnecessary hardware. 

Implementing clustered, high availability solutions is also easy by clustering two NX3000 appliances. The PowerVault NX3000 can grow with you and support many companies' growing data availability requirements.

Integration that Adapts to Your EnvironmentIntegration that Adapts to Your Environment

The Dell PowerVault NX3000 is a network attached storage system that stores both file and application data(using the optional Internet SCSI target) at the same time while supporting different operating environments. The PowerVault NX3000 can also be deployed as a storage area network (SAN) gateway in front of a Dell/EMC, EqualLogic™ PS Series or PowerVault MD Series backend to leverage your existing SAN investment.

The PowerVault NX3000 harnesses the performance of the Intel Xeon quad-core or dual-core 5500 series processors resulting in improved file access and throughput. Plus, it has the added bonus of advanced software, making data easier to manage and share.

Energy-Efficient DesignEnergy-Efficient Design

The PowerVault NX3000 features Energy Smart™ technologies that are designed to reduce power consumption while increasing performance capacity. Energy-efficient design features include:

  • Efficient power supply units right-sized for system requirements
  • Innovative system-level design efficiency
  • Policy-driven power and thermal management
  • Highly efficient standards-based Energy Smart components

All these elements are designed to increase energy efficiency across our latest core data center servers while delivering the performance your business requires.

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