Author Archives: Rick Gouin

About Rick Gouin

Chief Technology Officer, Winslow Technology Group
Dell SC (Compellent) Formally Announce End of Life

Dell SC (Compellent) Formally Announce End of Life

Dell SC, perhaps better known as Compellent, has finally had its end of life formally announced.  I feel like many people have been watching for this since the acquisition of EMC was announced in 2015.  At that time, Dell suddenly found itself with numerous overlapping storage platforms and product teams.  Jeff Clarke, COO at Dell, […]

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Hardening Your Dell Storage Center (SC) – Compellent

Hardening Your Dell Storage Center (SC) – Compellent

Over the last year or so, I’ve helped multiple companies recover from ransomware events utilizing snapshots on their storage arrays.  In several of these instances, the customer’s backups were compromised along with their production environment.  A storage array can be a nice part of a recovery strategy, as they seem to be targeted less frequently [...]Read More »
Dell’s PowerStore reaches down market with new entry level PS500T

Dell’s PowerStore reaches down market with new entry level PS500T

Dell is expanding the reach of the PowerStore mid-range storage platform further down-market with the introduction of the entry-level PowerStore 500T.  This smaller system is aimed at competing with the lower-end storage requirements found in SMB or ROBO deployments.  The system is supposed to come in around $30k for a base config with minimal storage. With [...]Read More »
Dell PowerStore Part 2!

Dell PowerStore Part 2!

  In the last segment, we went over PowerStore hardware. This time, we are going to dig into some more of the features, functionality, and capabilities of this newest midrange all flash storage array from Dell. The Basics: RAID PowerStore supports RAID 5, and you can choose from one of two different stripe widths. 4+1 or 8+1. […]

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