By merging file servers and block storage into one PowerVault NX300 system, you can manage more with less effort. This enables you to leverage existing protocols, technologies and IP infrastructure, cutting your system-wide deployment and management costs for info-sharing across both file and block data.
Set Up and Manage with Ease
The PowerVault NX300 integrates everything you need, right out of the box, to begin sharing information safely and efficiently, without wasting time, money and resources building a file server from scratch.
Automates setup and configuration with the “initial configuration task” tool.
Supports unlimited users through included client-added licenses (CALs).
Manage your information remotely through a web-based browser using Remote Desktop and the Microsoft Management Console.
The NX300 NAS system integrates seamlessly into your Windows® environment, taking advantage of the same management and protection tools you’ve already deployed. Integration with non-Windows® clients is also effortless and transparent.
Headless operation and remote management are offered through the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) and Java Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). In addition, the Remote Desktop for Administration feature in Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 provides remote administration of re-occurring management tasks, saving valuable time and resources.
Storage Technology that Works for You
The NX300 offers of the right mix of high storage capacity and data management software to help keep your storage deployment efficient. The factory-installed Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 x64 operating system condenses the top file-serving features from Windows® Server 2008 R2 and adds advanced storage management features designed for faster, more efficient and more reliable file sharing.
- Choose your capacity point by selecting from a variety of SATA/NLSAS hard drives up to 12TB of capacity
- Reduce duplicate files (transparent file-level deduplication) with single-instance storage (SIS)
- Access information faster through Distributed File System (DFS) namespaces
- Share files across Windows and non-Windows clients with CIFS (SMB 2.0) and NFS.
Block and file storage, Single Instant Storage and internal as well as external capacity expansion. The smart integration of these SMB critical features help ensure that your storage investment is protected for years to come.