Dell’s Data Flexibility in the Enterprise Environment{Comments Off on Dell’s Data Flexibility in the Enterprise Environment}


by Ahlyzik M
Summary:

Large organizations use various types of data in their daily operations and in doing so they utilize a number to databases to store their data. The structure that facilitates this process flow of information is referred to as n-tier architecture. The reason this structure has an nth capability is because multiple databases can be added to the architecture. Dell has created a number of data components that allow this structure to be implemented with features that make their product competitive and affordable. Below are a few of the features that Dell has used to differentiate their product:

Fluid Data Architecture: Data is managed at the most granular level that utilized business intelligence to enable the creation of dynamic flow in the organization.

Space Efficient Snapshots: Snapshots of the change in data is recorded in real time to access the recovery point from any time.

Thin Replication: Data is duplicated across local and remote sites using the snapshots which eliminate the use for identical system configurations.

Reflection:

I believe Dell’s decision to make their hardware with these features is a great idea considering that it will help cut costs and make businesses have increase workflow. This is the main goal of IT and it only seems logical for a company such as Dell to innovate in this niche of the industry. Since I have been writing these blogs, I have noticed this trend in the design of these database products. This trend involves maximizing storage space which in turn provides the ability to stay within budget while increasing productivity.

Citation:

Dell Compellent. (2011, February). Full Data Storage: Driving Flexibility in the Data Center Retrieved November 20, 2011, from A Dell Technical White Paper: http://docs.media.bitpipe.com/io_10x/io_102651/item_478131/dell-compellent-fluid-data-white-paper.pdf