Dell used the Dell Enterprise Forum to unveil a new twist on tiered storage with the introduction of tiering between two different flash storage technologies in its Dell Compellent storage arrays.
Dell also enhanced its Compellent arrays with its first dedupe capabilities and new high-density storage shelf.
Alan Atkinson (left) and Pete Korce (center), both of whom are vice presidents and general managers for Dell storage, introduce the new technology to a couple of rounds of applause from the audience.
Atkinson said the new ability for Dell Compellent arrays to move data between high-performance SLC flash and high-capacity MLC flash was a first for the industry and will result in a significant drop in pricing for high-performance storage.
"We're going to deliver you flash solutions at the same price of hard disk drives," he said.