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The challenge in managing storage : Joseph Kremer, Dell, President

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Joseph Kremer, Dell, President, Public-Large Enterprise, APJ, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand talks about the critical challenges in managing storage. He stated that today’s dynamic business landscape has no place for complex and inefficient storage systems and talks about how Dell Compellent and fluid data management is a game changer

Joseph Kremer, Dell, President, Public-Large Enterprise, APJ
Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

What do you think are the storage pain points in emerging markets, India in particular?

In the virtual era, how we consume information has changed, its changing organizations too.

Having said that, in storage, I know for sure that cost reduction is the key priority. Data integrity, availability and security continue to be of paramount importance.  Security will be the focus especially as cloud computing gains momentum. Consolidation still remains a challenge. Of course, storage systems should also interact well with heterogeneous hosts and applications.

How is Dell helping customers address these pain points?

 Our open, capable and affordable Intelligent Data Management (IDM) solutions ensure enterprises achieve enormous storage efficiencies. IDM actually helps to prioritize and classify stored content and direct it more securely and efficiently to the right storage asset. IDM is now delivered with Dell Compellent’s Fluid Data architecture and as most customers would know that fluid changed the way you experienced storage.

We ensured a very strong foundation when building the IDM architecture with strategic acquisitions like EqualLogic, Exanet, Ocarina Networks and notably Compellent.  Today, our storage focus is well recognized.  In fact, we feature in the Gartner Leaders Quadrant.

What is unique about Dell Compellent?

Compellent is one big step in our efficient enterprise storage strategy.  Fluid Data redefines the Data Center, optimizing efficiency, agility and resilience for Enterprises and cloud.  Being a leader in storage innovation, Compellent comes with a rich feature set that saves both Capex and Opex. It is just one model with no forced end life. Let me tell you that the advantages are huge. Compellent offers 8 must have technologies for the IT Director.

  • A Fluid Data Architecture Enables the Flow of Enterprise Data 
  • Storage Virtualization Creates a Flexible Pool of Storage for All Servers
  • Thin Provisioning Fully Optimizes the Utilization of Disk Capacity
  • Automated Tiered Storage Dynamically Classifies and Migrates Data
  • Snapshots Provide Data Protection and Quick Recovery
  • Thin Replication Protects Multi-Site Data with Configuration Flexibility
  • A Unified User Interface Simplifies Storage Resource Management
  • An Open, Agile Hardware Platform Scales On Demand

Any specific customers in India?

We have made significant inroads into Communication, IT & ITES industries. We foresee great momentum in manufacturing, Govt. and BFSI as well.//

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