Since their recent merger in September 2016, Dell EMC have announced new products and features within their offering. Top picks in our opinion include:

Dell EMC Unity Storage Array (released this year at EMC World, updated Oct 2016)

  • A new mid-range storage solution available in All-Flash and Hybrid models
  • Designed and engineered from the ground-up to meet the mid-tier market demands for flash, affordability, and simplicity
  • Built-in data protection, cloud-based management, and proactive assist software
  • Unity All-Flash now provides up to 384TB in a 2U rack through new support for 15.36TB 3D NAND (SAS Flash 4) flash drives

Dell EMC VxRail 4.0 (announced October 2016)

  • Hyper converged infrastructure that meets today’s data centre flexibility needs by scaling out, based on a software defined data centre model
  • Native integration within VMware environments
  • Addition of the Dell PowerEdge server portfolio
  • Delivers 2 times more flash storage and up to 40 percent more CPU performance vs. VxRail 3.5
  • VxRail can now support storage-heavy workloads with storage dense nodes, graphics-heavy VDI workloads with GPU hardware, and entry-level nodes for remote and branch office
  • Support for Intel Broadwell Processors
  • Includes a lower 3 x node entry point

William Taylor, Data Centre Practice Lead at Cisilion