Dell EMC Unity storage bookings touch $1 billion in 419 days

Dell EMC UnityDell EMC has achieved $1 billion in cumulative bookings for Dell EMC Unity All-Flash and hybrid flash storage after 419 days since shipping.

The US-based business technology company said on Thursday that Dell EMC Unity storage is one of the fastest-growing storage products in company history.

Nearly 6,000 enterprise customers have selected Dell EMC Unity since May 2016 to address block and file storage workloads such as databases, file systems, server virtual machines and virtual desktop infrastructures.

“Designed for All-Flash performance and cloud-like simplicity, Dell EMC Unity has taken the midrange storage segment by storm and is helping thousands of SMEs and enterprises modernize their data centers,” said Jeff Boudreau, president of Storage, Dell EMC.
Dell EMC Unity Storage Recently, Dell EMC introduced four new Dell EMC Unity All-Flash models – Dell EMC Unity 350F, 450F, 550F and 650F – providing up to 500TB of effective storage capacity per single U, and the introduction of a highly dense 80-drive, 3U footprint.

All new Dell EMC Unity models include a 4x larger file system with inline file compression, integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM) with snapshot mobility, introduction of Dynamic Pools offering simpler mapped RAID protection and support for external encryption key management via Key Management Interoperability Protocol.

Dell EMC Unity features an 8x increase in density and 8x more effective file system capacity than its predecessor, as well as the ability to install in under 10 minutes, 33 percent faster than previous generations.

North Carolina State University (NC State) has selected Dell EMC Unity storage to leverage its data efficiency services such as inline file compression and simplified management. The university’s IT department relies on the performance of its Dell EMC Unity All-Flash arrays to support a range of applications used by administration, faculty and students.

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), England recently deployed a Dell EMC Unity All-Flash storage system to support its InterSystems HealthShare informatics platform to consolidate localized data about 3.2 million patients into a single data warehouse.

With Dell EMC Unity All-Flash storage as its big data repository, CUH is realizing dramatic gains in complex query response times that now resolve in minutes and seconds instead of hours.

The deployment has resulted in a reduction of data center floor space and a 60 percent reduction in power consumption at CUH based on the replacement of two full racks of legacy storage with less than one rack containing Dell EMC Unity.