High performance scale out NAS with Compellent FS8600
The Compellent FS8600 NAS appliance provides a flexible solution for capacity- and performance-intensive file workloads. Based on Dell Fluid File System version 3, it shares the backend infrastructure with the Compellent Storage Center SAN, enabling an efficient SAN and NAS ecosystem with a single virtualized pool of disks for all block and file storage. The advantages of Compellent’s block architecture, including the cost savings and efficiencies of automated tiering and thin provisioning, extend to the NAS pool (the logical space allocated to the FS8600 for NAS use).
The Compellent FS8600 scale-out NAS solution supports a single file namespace across as many as four appliances with up to 2PB of manageable space on two Storage Center arrays. Because adding NAS appliances increases performances linearly, the FS8600 can deliver industry-leading performance based on SPEC File OPS (operations per second) per dollar of CAPEX1, enabling it to cost-effectively address file workloads as they expand over time without costly platform upgrades.
The FS8600 with FluidFS v3 includes policy-driven, variable block data reduction, cutting the capacity needed for common enterprise data in half2 by de-duplicating and compressing redundant data when it is no longer needed. The FS8600 also provides robust data protection capabilities, including snapshots, replication, and NDMP backup support, without adding complexity. In addition, customers benefit from an end-to-end storage solution that is completely covered by the award-winning Copilot support program.