Dell, in cooperation with Microsoft, announced the release of their supported hardware for Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces and Scale-Out File Server.
Dell’s announcement is an exciting development which will help more customers take advantage of the performance and availability of virtualized storage with Windows Server.
Dell went on:
Microsoft’s Storage Spaces, a technology in Windows Server 2012 R2, combined with Dell’s PowerEdge servers and PowerVault storage expansion solutions, can help organizations like hosters and cloud-providers that don’t have the feature-set needs for a separate storage array to deliver advanced, enterprise-class storage capabilities, such as continuous availability and scalability, on affordable industry-standard servers and storage.
The HCL has
not been updated yet, but it appears that. Dell has two appliances that they are pushing:
- MD1220: a 24 drive tray, similar to the DataOn DNS-1640
Dell has also published Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces on Dell PowerVault.
So, one of the big storage companies has blinked. Who is next?
BTW, when I checked out the Irish pricing, the Dell MD1220 was twice the price of the DataOn DNS-1640. After bid price, that’ll be an even match, so it’ll come down to disks for the pricing comparison.