Dell Unifies Servers, Storage and Networking in Converged Blade Platform
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Dell is bringing together technologies from across its product portfolio, including servers, storage and networking gear and converging them into a single solution.
Brian Payne, executive director of Server Solutions at Dell, explained to InternetNews.com that the converged platform leverages a Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade chassis as the base.
"We see Blades as a great foundational element for infrastructure convergence," Payne said. "Blades are already addressing by definition, efficiency and use of space, as well as use of power."
Payne added that Dell traditionally has had network and server pieces in the blade array, but it has not had the storage component. On the storage side, Dell can include as many as four storage arrays and up to 56 TB of storage in a blade chassis. The Dell EqualLogic storage arrays can also grow outside of the blade chassis, providing even more scalability if needed.