Dell To Build 3 Petabyte Storage Infrastructure For JAIST
February 8th, 2013 By: John Rath
Dell announced that Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) has selected Dell Compellent arrays to provide high-performance and large capacity storage for its growing, private cloud environment that supports its students and researchers.
The new storage infrastructure is one of Dell’s largest Compellent installations, with a capacity of three petabytes. JAIST selected Dell for Compellent’s automated data tiering technology, which allows them to benefit from both the performance and capacity from a single system, which previously had been managed separately. The storage infrastructure also features IPv6 compatibility, advanced snapshot features and advanced replication features. A key requirement for JAIST was to eliminate the issue of depleted IPv4 addresses and build an efficient storage infrastructure with IPv6 compatibility.
“With advancements to the Dell Fluid Data architecture and the enterprise capabilities of Dell Compellent storage arrays, an increasing number of customers are turning to Dell for large-scale storage deployments,” said Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager of Dell Storage. “JAIST’s selection of Dell Compellent is the latest example of our ability to efficiently and cost effectively offer both performance and protection to power business-critical workloads.”
The new storage arrays will bolster the storage capabilities of FRONTIER (FRONT Information EnviRonment), a campus IT platform constructed to support advanced teaching and research activities at JAIST, which specializes in graduate-level education and research. As the core of this system, a private cloud environment is being implemented with the aim to improve convenience for users and help achieve low cost, high energy efficiency and streamlined management by centralizing hardware resources.