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Dell to Provide Japanese University with Cloud Storage System; Alan Atkinson Comments

Dell_Logo.svgDell has been chosen by the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology to replace two large-scale storage systems with three-petabyte compellent arrays to improve the University’s cloud storage environment and inspire world-class research from its learning community.

According to a company statement, the large-capacity compellent arrays provide cloud storage and support for JAIST's frontier campus IT platform, addressing reliability, capacity and efficiency issues by centralizing the hardware resources that students and scientists need for graduate-level education and research.

Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager of Dell storage, said the capabilities of the company’s large-scale storage deployments has recently grown and the JAIST contract is a testament to that.   

The Dell compellent storage system:
“¢ automates data tiering between SSD and SAS drives
“¢ enables fast data access with its advanced snapshot and replication features
“¢ provides IPv6 compatibility

With Dell’s data tiering technology,  JAIST storage will be managed by a single system where it previously had been managed separately. 

Dell will  support IPv6 with the new system so that JAIST can extend its infrastructure to the required scale provided by the new 128-bit addressing scheme.

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Written by David J. Barton

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