Data center class IT storage out to remote office and small to medium business
The Dell EqualLogic PS4000 is designed to address the needs of remote office / branch office and small medium business storage deployments. It is designed with the same innovative EqualLogic virtualized architecture and the full software feature set as previous generations. However, it offers an affordable entry point for smaller PS Series configurations so remote offices can get the benefits of data center class IT solutions such as storage consolidation and virtualization. PS4000 Pricing makes it one of the most affordable solutions for small and medium sized businesses.
Dual power, fans and controllers with (2) 1GbE network connections each.
Ever wonder what all the suffixes on the Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays mean? Here’s a quick summary:
“E” – SATA drives running at 7200 RPM
“X” – 10,000 RPM Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives (various capacities exist)
“XV” – 15,000 RPM Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives (various capacities exist)
While most customers choose “E” arrays for more static, less critical data, don’t underestimate their performance. The striping and caching intelligence that is built into the units means you will get outstanding performance regardless of drive type.