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 »
Managing Your Network Traffic – How to use VLANs in Dell OS10

Managing Your Network Traffic – How to use VLANs in Dell OS10

Dell OS10 Basics Part 3 Dell OS10 is Dell’s latest switch operating system. It is built on a Linux core and is Dell’s offering in the Open Networking space. It is NOT intended as an upgrade for switches running OS6 (N-Series) or OS9 (legacy S-Series), however, any Dell S- or Z-Series switch with a “-ON” […]

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4 Quick Tips for More Efficient Dell OS10 Switch Management

4 Quick Tips for More Efficient Dell OS10 Switch Management

Dell OS10 Basics Part 1 Dell OS10 is Dell’s latest switch operating system. It is built on a Linux core and is Dell’s offering in the Open Networking space. It is NOT intended as an upgrade for switches running OS6 (N-Series) or OS9 (legacy S-Series), however, any Dell S- or Z-Series switch with a “-ON” […]

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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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