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Author: Kevin Komiega
Dell unleashed a barrage of new storage products today with Dell-branded versions of EMC's Celerra and Data Domain deduplication systems, as well as a homegrown object-based storage system that marks Dell's first foray into a new segment of the storage market.
Topping the list of new products is Dell's DX Object Storage Solution, a system that uses metadata to store fixed digital content in a scalable, flat address space.
Dell (NSDQ: DELL) claims that the DX Object Storage Solution is designed to access, store and distribute billions of files or other digital content, from archiving to the cloud.
The hardware piece of the DX platform is supplied in the form of clustered 2U, 12-drive x86 storage nodes.
"We sell a lot of 2U, 12-drive servers, which gives us an advantage from a business perspective. We're leveraging that with user-friendly software to create a very strong [value proposition for managing secondary storage]," says Brett Roscoe, a senior manager at Dell.