Dell lowers Storage all-flash array (AFA) configuration price to $25,000

Dell today launched Dell Storage all-flash array (AFA) configurations starting at $25,000, lowering the entry price for all-flash mid-range solution.

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Dell claims that $25,000 is the lowest price for all-flash array in the IT market.

Alan Atkinson, general manager, Dell Storage, said: “As Dell continues to bring down the cost of enterprise class storage, we now offer customers the industry’s easiest to use and lowest cost entry point into mid-range, all-flash enterprise arrays.”

An October 2014 SSG-NOW independent survey of more than 300 global IT leaders said Dell is the top choice for deploying enterprise flash/SSDs.

Dell is offering two options.

Dell Storage all-flash array

Dell Storage SC4020 Entry-Level AFA single-tier configuration includes six 480GB read-intensive SSDs for a total of 2.8 terabytes of raw capacity for $25,000.

The price for an additional six 200GB write-intensive SSDs for a total of more than 4 terabytes of raw capacity will be $35,000.

Both new AFA configurations are based on the Dell Storage SC4020 array, which includes 24 drive bays and dual controllers in a 2U chassis, plus all standard software, options, installation and three-years of Dell Copilot support.

Customers can expand their Dell Storage SC4020 AFA as an all-flash solution by adding additional read-intensive or write-intensive drives – or achieve additional cost savings at any time by automatically moving cold data to one or more optional tiers of traditional spinning disks.

ELEAD1ONE, a provider of web-based automotive dealership software, opted for the SC4020 Flash-Optimized Solution that auto-tiers among write-intensive SSD, read-intensive SSD, and 7.2K HDD at its corporate office and call center.

Carmen Andreoli, director of infrastructure and IT at ELEAD1ONE, said: “We stood-up the SC4020 in less than a day and then completed an entire online migration of our virtualized environment without any downtime in less than 24 hours.”

Baburajan K
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