Storage Field Day is a highly anticipated event to meet and network with a select group of independent tech influencers and thought leaders. It’s always a great opportunity to have an open exchange on what’s happening within the storage industry with an experienced audience representing a wide range of perspectives. This year’s event was no different, with Dell taking center stage discussing how to deliver a continuously modern storage experience. This session included an update on the storage portfolio and strategy as well as a deep dive geek-out on what’s new and cool.
Storage based IP networks leveraging the NVMe protocol can provide a cost effective, high performance connectivity alternative to traditional Fibre Channel SANs. While ecosystem support, such as VMware, is maturing, the tools required to set up and manage NVMe based networks lack the automation and integration compared to Fibre Channel. Providing admins with similar IP based automation tools is a key requirement to drive adoption and simplify management at scale. The introduction of Dell’s Smart Fabric Storage Services (SFSS) addresses these challenges. Deploying storage with NVMe over IP using SFSS provides the necessary automation to significantly simplify and standardize the management these deployments. Leveraging SFSS will help accelerate adoption of this new technology and maximize IT’s ability to leverage the cost and performance benefits of NMVe over IP.
Cybersecurity is a top of mind concern for every IT organization. Recent events show how cyber threats are not only persistent but constantly evolve. IT teams are challenged to react to these threats and be proactive in minimizing their security risks and vulnerabilities. Doing this effectively at scale requires security to be built in and automated as much as possible. New cybersecurity intelligence now included with CloudIQ to detect, report, and remediate infrastructure security vulnerabilities provide new levels of visibility into potential threats. Leveraging CloudIQ with Cybersecurity helps IT teams better protect their users, organizations, and customers.