Dell Announces Their First Storage Blade: PS-M4110

Colossus_EQL_PSM4110_Product_Source_Guide_v6Today at the Dell Storage Forum in Boston, Dell announced their first ever storage blade –  known as the “EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array”.  This new addition to the Dell storage and blade portfolio will provide a fully-virtualized storage, server and networking solution within a single blade chassis.

The new storage blade is an iSCSI blade and offers features consistent with the Dell EqualLogic PS4100 series storage product line.  The PS-M4110 is a double-wide, half-height blade form factor that will support up to 14 x 2.5” drives.  The blade features up to two, hot-pluggable 10GbE controllers with 2GB of usable memory per controller.  It also features a dedicated 1 x 100Mb management port available through the Dell PowerEdge M1000e Chassis Management Controller (CMC).  As mentioned above, both the drives and the controller are hot-pluggable, accessible via a drawer that slides out.The PS-M4110 will be available in 4 different configurations:

  • PS-M4110E – 14x 2.5” 7.2K NL SAS 500GB or 1TB drives

  • PS-M4110X – 14x 2.5” 10K SAS 600GB or 900GB drives

  • PS-M4110XV – 14x 2.5” 15K SAS 146GB or 300 GB drives

  • PS-M4110XS – 9x 2.5”, 10K SAS 600GB drives and 5x 2.5” SSD 400GB drives

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  9. Andreas Erson

    I’m very interested in how this product is connected to the fabrics in the M1000e?

    I’m hoping for a flexible solution where you can choose to either equip it with 10GbE NDCs for Fabric A or mezzanines for Fabric B or C.

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  13. mikejroberts

    you are correct on the update, you can connect it to fabric A or B. The Blade Array can have up to 2 10Gb controllers for redundancy, they are active/passive, one connects to the A1 or B1 fabric, one to the A2 or B2 fabric.

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