Items tagged with Compellent

Major corporations have been picking up smaller companies at a really rapid pace these days. Google has been on a buying spree, as has Apple. And now Dell is on the move as well. The computer maker has just agreed on a deal to acquire Compellent, a provider of highly-virtualized storage solutions with automated data management features, including tiering and thin provisioning, for enterprise and cloud-computing environments. It's not hard to imagine why Dell would do a thing like this. Cloud-based solutions are becoming more and more important these days, and enterprise businesses are always important to keep happy. According to Dell, the acquisition is the latest strategic investment by Dell... Read more...
Bigger hard drives are just a fact of life; ones that ship next year will be larger than those that ship this year. Hard drives are only headed onward and upward, but even knowing that, hearing that a 900GB drive could soon spring into notebooks is a real head-turner. According to Compellent's future road map, that's exactly what's coming: a 900GB 2.5" HDD, and sooner than you may think. Reportedly, a 900GB 2.5" drive, spinning at a rapid 10000RPM, is coming "soon," with a 300GB 2.5" drive spinning at 15000RPM on the horizon as well. A 15000RPM hard drive in a notebook would certainly blow away benchmarks from every other notebook hard drive, and even SSDs would probably have to re-think their... Read more...
We're all about more options when it comes to solid state drives (not to mention lower prices), but on the same token, we'll take a splash of innovation wherever we can get it. Compellent Technologies has just stepped forward with an innovation of its own, offering up the first solid state storage solution with automated, block-level tiering. In order to do so, it will integrate the STEC Zeus IOPS enterprise SSD into its storage area network (SAN). In order to maximize SSD utilization and efficiency, Compellent's patented software will enable customers to deploy only two SSDs in a "tier 0" configuration, automatically migrating inactive data to less expensive drives. The automated tiered storage... Read more...