Dell EMC upgrades storage portfolio with Unity and Isilon enhancements

Dell EMC this week announced new software features for its mid-range storage product Unity, as well as a new entry to its Isilon solution for unstructured data, the F810.

Unity’s Operating Environment 4.5 release comes with a significant software upgrade, with new features such as advanced data reduction, data protection, and management functions. The tech giant also announced Dell EMC Unity Cloud Edition, allowing for the deployment of Dell EMC Unity storage as a VM in a VMware Cloud environment. Dell EMC says the initial qualification is for VMware Cloud on AWS.

The F810 is Dell EMC’s latest addition to its flagship Isilon All-Flash storage system, and will help businesses reduce their data centre footprint and costs related to floor space, power and cooling. It delivers up to 250,000 IOPS and 15GB per second bandwidth per 4U chassis in a 144 node cluster. The company says the system is designed for easy integration into existing Isilon clusters without the need for manual migration.

Dell EMC also quietly announced Dell EMC ClarityNow, a complementary software solution for Dell EMC Isilon and Elastic Cloud Storage that provides a unified system view across heterogeneous distributed storage and the cloud.

Dell EMC Isilon F810 and Dell EMC ClarityNow software are now available globally through Dell EMC and its authorized channel partner network, as well as the Dell EMC Unity 4.5 release.

EMC acquired Isilon Systems November 2010 for $2.25 billion, before Dell picked up EMC for $67 billion in August 2016

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