Dell has just released its new, cheaper enterprise class Dell storage all-flash array (AFA) configurations, with prices starting at $25,000.

The new all-flash array configurations are available in two shipping options: the Dell storage SC4020 entry-level AFA single-tier configuration that includes six 480GB read-intensive SSDs for a total of 2.8 terabytes of raw capacity and the Dell storage SC4020 flash-optimized AFA multi-tier configuration with a six 480GB read-intensive SSDs; plus an additional six 200GB write-intensive SSDs for a total of more than 4 terabytes of raw capacity.

“For years, price has been the number one barrier to enterprise flash adoption, and we’re knocking down these walls to make the high performance, reliability and smaller footprint of flash practical for almost any workload,” said Robin Kuepers, storage marketing director, Dell EMEA. He further stated that, “As Dell continues to bring down the cost of enterprise class storage, we now offer customers the industry’s easiest to use and lowest cost entry point into mid-range, all-flash enterprise arrays.”

An all-flash array is a solid state storage disk system that contains multiple flash memory drives instead of spinning hard disk drives. The report claims that the cost offers customers the lowest entry price for an all-flash mid-range solution by any major vendor.

The two AFA configurations are built on the Dell storage SC4020 array that includes 24 drive bays and dual controllers in a 2U chassis. It also includes installation, options, a standard software and three years of Dell Copilot support.

Olumuyiwa Coker Author

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