Dell EMC expands Software-Defined Storage portfolio


Dell EMC added a new component to its Software-Defined Storage (SDS) portfolio.

The ScaleIO Ready Node, a software-defined, all-flash offering that runs on Dell EMC PowerEdge x86 servers.

The company claims that this offering would be helpful for those customers who wish to  transform and modernize their data centers.

ScaleIO Ready Node combines flexible configurations of PowerEdge servers with ScaleIO software with a Dell EMC validated, and fully supported SDS solution that makes it easy for customers to purchase, deploy, and run.

“ Offering an all-flash version of this blockbuster product not only rounds out our robust portfolio of flash offerings, but provides customers with an easy way to capture the capacity, performance and efficiency benefits of software-defined storage without breaking the bank,” said Josh Goldstein, Vice President Product Management and Marketing for ScaleIO, Dell EMC.

According to Dell, ScaleIO Ready Node meets the demands of mission-critical enterprise workloads and it is easy to deploy. Customers can build a modern data center out of common Dell servers, using very few SKUs.

A 2016 Wikibon report projects the Enterprise Server SAN market to grow worldwide revenue at a 22 percent CAGR from 2015-2026, from $2.5 billion in 2015 to $22 billion in 2026.

This growth is evidenced with hyper scale web companies rapidly redesigning large data centers by adopting software-defined solutions for the services they deliver.

According to IDC, ScaleIO Ready Node is up to 50 percent more efficient compared to traditional SAN infrastructures. It also offers pay-as-you-grow pricing, allowing customers to easily scale at the right time and the right price.