Dell has just released its new EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array. Yes, they’ve been talking about it for years…but it’s finally here. Essentially what Dell has done is taken an EqualLogic iSCSI SAN array and made it into a blade array that will fit and work in conjunction with other devices such as the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis, PowerEdge M-Series Blade Servers, Force10 MXL switches, PowerConnect 10G-KR blade switches, and other EqualLogic PS-M4110 blade arrays.
While many businesses might still have a need or desire for the traditional EqualLogic SAN unit, there may be certain environments where the PS-M4110 Blade Array might have a unique advantage, such as: remote and mobile businesses, growing enterprises low on space, any space-constrained environment, and even some data centers.
No doubt about it, the EqualLogic PS-M4110 is a full enterprise SAN and comes fully redundant. And, yes, it does come with the all-inclusive software and advanced SAN features you’ve come to love and expect to even include SAN HQ. The EqualLogic PS-M4110 comes standard with fourteen (14) 2.5-inch drives and can come in flavors of Near-line SAS, 10K SAS, 15K SAS, and even some hybrid configurations.
EqualLogic pricing on PS-M4110 blade array is now available for quoting and starts at around $25,000. Self-Service EqualLogic pricing on these units will be available soon.