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Dell Simplifies SMB Storage

ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) today announced the availability of the AX4-5, an entry-level storage area network (SAN) solution specifically designed to meet the growing storage needs of small and medium-sized organizations. Detailed technical information can be found at Dell AX4-5.

According to IDC, demand for storage capacity continues to grow at a rate of nearly 60 percent per year.1 Small to medium-sized entities, including branch offices of larger organizations, increasingly face challenges related to data growth and management while IT budgets remain flat.

The Dell AX4-5 array can meet the needs of rapidly growing data capacity with the ability to expand up to 60 drives and soon support up to 60TB of data2. The AX4-5 array can be configured for Fibre Channel or iSCSI networks and supports mixed drive configurations to suit customer-specific needs: SAS drives for high performance and SATA drives for capacity.

This is the latest step in the strong partnership between Dell and EMC,” said Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager, Dell storage. “We’ve worked closely with EMC to define, design and deliver this system tailored to SMBs. Together we are delivering capabilities not previously seen in entry-level SANs.”

Dell Inc.