Dell Data-Center-In-A-Box To Shake Up Enterprise Market
June 12, 2012: BOSTON–The first day of Dell Storage Forum included a number of announcements, of course, but it was the EqualLogic Blade Array that drew the biggest round of applause from customers and partners, and is expected to make the biggest impact on the market.
Based on the company’s 4U PowerEdge M1000e blade chassis, the PS-M4110 blade array (or “data-center-in-a-box solution,” as Dell dubs it) combines a full-featured EqualLogic storage array, PowerEdge blade servers, and Force10 or PowerConnect networking switches. Expected to ship before November, the EqualLogic blade array includes the first quarter-height server blade, the first 40 Gbit Ethernet blade switch, the first enterprise-class blade storage and integrated management.
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