Dell Technologies rolls out latest storage system in its Unity line

Dell Technologies rolls out latest storage system in its Unity line
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29 May, 2019

Massachusetts-based Dell Technologies said it has introduced another midrange storage system in its Unity line. Called EMC Unity XT, the product offers twice the speed of its predecessor.

The company claimed that EMC Unity XT was 67% faster than its closest competitor.

According to Dell, the system has been built for multi-cloud, which generally refers to a mix of public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

The new platform provides all the central processing unit (CPU) power needed to run applications, process files, and produce data reduction, as well as deliver operational data services simultaneously, Dell said. Data reduction, which is the process of reducing the amount of capacity required to store data, can increase storage efficiency and reduce costs.

“Disruptions brought in by new-age technologies have forced businesses to modernise their information technology (IT) in order to gain digital advantage," said Amit Mehta, director of modern data-centre division, Dell Technologies.

Dell has also announced a few more services for its Dell EMC Isilon solution to help customers keep pace with the data deluge in artificial intelligence use cases like autonomous driving, media and entertainment, as well as healthcare. 

“An organisation’s ability to harness the power of its data capital will determine the winners and losers in the digital economy. To deepen the value of traditional IT assets, many enterprises are looking to modernise their IT infrastructure as a critical step to become more digital,” said Jeff Clarke, vice-chairman of products and operations, Dell Technologies.

The company added that it is expanding its portfolio of cloud-enabled infrastructure solutions with new Dell EMC cloud storage services that will extend customers’ data centres to the cloud, providing Dell EMC storage – directly connected to the public cloud compute – as a service.

Last week, Dell had added a new software platform called PowerProtect and a multi-dimensional appliance called PowerProtect X400 to its data protection portfolio to ensure ease of deployment, scaling, and upgrade.

Earlier this month, IT services provider Dell had launched a new set of solutions for edge and core computing.

Dell’s customers can use the solutions on public and private clouds, where they can process, transport, consume and store data.

Dell had also launched a new set of cloud and edge solutions targeted at enterprises with hybrid cloud in order to reduce the complexity of managing multiple cloud offerings.