In a recent blog post, I wrote about Dell EMC’s continued investment in two strong midrange storage products (Dell EMC Unity and Dell EMC SC Series), as well as our commitment to providing customers of all sizes a “choice in price, performance and features.” We stand by these commitments and today I want to provide some context for our channel partner community.
Continued Network-attached Storage (NAS) Support Based on Partner & Customer Feedback
One of the benefits of being privately-controlled is Dell EMC can prioritize customer and partner needs and invest accordingly. We have a first listen mindset, and a bias to continually improve.
On our Storage portfolio, Dell EMC considers its NAS support a key area of strength. And, through recent discussions, partners and customers expressed the desire for Dell EMC to refresh its Dell EMC FS8600 gateway storage array. This product in an enterprise-class scale-out NAS solution with a FluidFS scale-out file system.
Given this feedback, we are pleased to communicate Dell EMC will refresh the Dell EMC FS8600 with the FS8700 NAS array within the next 12 months. We will continue to offer the FS8600 through 2018; and, as with all Dell EMC products, will provide continued support for a period of five years from end of sale.
Deliver a Considerable Set of Dell EMC Solutions for Your Customers’ Diverse NAS Workloads
Together, Dell EMC and you—our valued partners—can provide customers with best-of-breed NAS solutions that are supported through our collective knowledge and experience. We’re seeing a lot of great, transformational conversations happen after customers take our simple 12-question IT Transformation assessment.
The breadth of the Dell EMC portfolio enables our partners to compete in NAS opportunities with small-to-medium businesses to large enterprise customers.
- Dell EMC SC + FS8600: An easy add-on Gateway that delivers transactional, scale-out NAS for SC Series storage
- Dell EMC Unity: Unified File and Block & Transactional NAS (VMware & databases)
- Dell EMC Isilon: File-only Workloads, General Purpose / Unstructured NAS (audio, video, large graphics files)
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