Grow storage alongside your business, not before
Dell Compellent provides users with advanced thin provisioning technologies that optimize storage utilization within their environments. Unlike traditional SANs, Storage Center does not require users to preallocate space. Storage is pooled, ensuring space is available when and where it is needed. You can even reclaim capacity that is no longer in use by applications, automatically reduce the space needed for virtual OS volumes and thin import volumes on legacy storage to improve capacity utilization.
Thin provisioning assigns virtual storage volumes on demand. Compellent Dynamic Capacity software completely separates allocation from utilization, enabling you to provision any size volume upfront yet only consume disk space when data is written. Thin write technology assesses the incoming payload and designates capacity for each write on demand, leaving unused disk space in the storage pool for other servers and applications.
Compellent software works together to give users a real performance edge and drives down the overall cost of storage — improving utilization and reducing power consumption and management time.
- Eliminate the pre-allocated but unused disk capacity inherent to traditional network storage systems
- Expand volumes online and add capacity on the fly to accommodate change without disruption or downtime
- Convert legacy volumes to virtual volumes when introducing them to the storage pool using Thin Import
- Use Free Space Recovery to reclaim disk space after files are deleted in environments