After three years of research, Dell has announced the completion of the Storage Centre Operating System 7(SCOS7),an innovative platform, which will further redefine the economics of enterprise storage by accelerating the industry shift to modern, flash-based architectures.
The uniquely adaptable SCOS 7 aggressively promotes the adoption of flash while elevating and abstracting data control through increased virtualisation. It unifies Dell’s storage ecosystem across multiple portfolios. The release provides new intelligence and flexibility to help businesses advance their infrastructure to meet today’s needs and prepare for future challenges.
Country Manager, Dell Nigeria, Akin Banuso, said the new operating system would deliver industry-leading capabilities resulting in significant business benefits for customers, including increased portfolio-level investment protection.
“Dell’s SC Series has always been an extremely progressive storage platform – and SCOS 7 is by far our most revolutionary software release to date. We designed the SC platform from the ground up to be future ready and this release takes flash, deduplication and system intelligence to the next level,” Banuso said.
“SCOS 7 makes leading-edge storage technology practical for more workloads, enabling a fundamental transformation of the data centre by eliminating acquisition cost barriers for flash and lowering ongoing expense with simplified management and increased efficiency” he added.
SCOS 7 will be delivered as a free firmware upgrade for SC Series customers with a current support contract. Most SCOS 7 features are available immediately on SC9000, with general availability across the SC Series portfolio planned for Q3, 2016. Dell PS Series customers who want to take advantage of the new PS and SC unified management and cross-platform replication capabilities can upgrade to the new PS 9.0 firmware, available this month at no charge with a current support contract, Banuso said, but explained that licenses between PS and SC series do not transfer and a Replication license is needed for the SC Series.