Dell has completed the acquisition of Compellent Technologies which is a rapidly growing provider of highly- virtualized storage solutions with automated data management features, including tiering and thin provisioning, for enterprise and cloud-computing environments.The Compellent Fluid Technology combines a powerful data movement engine, intelligent software and modular hardware that can help cut costs up to 80 percent. This architecture provides block level intelligence to automatically place data on the right storage tier to optimize performance and maximize cost savings.
Dell has also announced a dramatically expanded Dell Storage Forum 2011, which will now include Compellent solutions and channel partners. With the expansion of PartnerDirect channel program new initiatives will be taken to help partners accelerate profitably through higher volume, grow relationships and deliver value and choice to customers. Dell’s storage portfolio already includes EqualLogic and PowerVault. This new development would help customers better manage data growth, reduce storage costs and simplify management of IT infrastructure.