Dell PowerVault series storage systems feature high storage capacity and fast access times. To ensure that these devices are always reliably available, excellent maintenance is indispensable. At Hardwarewartung.com, we’ll show you the benefits of vendor-independent maintenance of your Dell storage systems.
Dell is one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world. The group, founded in 1983, originally offered computer components. Some time later, full PCs and notebooks and other accessories followed. Dell was primarily active in the private customer business, but the group has developed more and more in the business sector and now also offers numerous products for companies. These include, among others, servers and storage systems. One of Dell’s most popular storage environments is called PowerVault. This is a DAS system. This abbreviation stands for Direct Attached Storage. This means that the storage is directly connected to the server and can not be reached over the network. This guarantees low access times and easy connection.
PowerVault is a disk array that is populated with individual hard drives. This allows customers to customize the devices according to their individual needs. If low access times are important, you can simply use very fast SSD storage instead of the usual hard disks. The different products of the PowerVault series are characterized by very different sizes. Therefore, they are excellent for both small and medium sized businesses.
Under the name EqualLogics, Dell also operates network storage connected via a SAN. Dell bought the once-owned company EqualLogics 2008 to expand its storage portfolio. The computer giant continues this course of expansion today and announced in 2016 the purchase of EMC.