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Use Dell EMC Ready Node for ScaleIO to quickly deploy a software-defined storage for block storage needs. Create web-scale infrastructure and grow on demand.

Dell EMC Ready Node for ScaleIO

Lay the foundation for scale-out, software-defined storage with Dell EMC Ready Node for ScaleIO. You can use Ready Node for ScaleIO to quickly deploy a new storage or hyper-converged software-defined storage (SDS) architecture. Great for enterprises and service providers looking to deploy web-scale, enterprise-ready storage infrastructure.

Ready Node for ScaleIO is a block storage node that combines Dell EMC ScaleIO software-defined storage and Dell PowerEdge servers with direct-attached storage (DAS). Cluster multiple nodes to centralize I/O and benefit from extreme application performance, massive scale, and supreme elasticity through automated load balancing.

Begin with as little as three nodes, offered in different combinations of CPU, storage (including all flash), and memory. Grow by the node. And the ability to pool storage resources eliminates data migrations and forklift upgrades in addition to reducing costs.

Key features:

  • Tuned, optimized, validated, and supported by Dell EMC
  • Combines Dell EMC ScaleIO software-defined storage and Dell PowerEdge servers
  • Supports a range of hypervisors and operating systems
  • Scales from 3 nodes to more than 1,000
  • Provides performance that scales linearly: 10 million+ IOPS
  • Offers all-flash configurations optimized for capacity or density

  • Product Spec Sheet Dell EMC Ready Node for ScaleIO Tech Specs 
    Product Data Sheet Dell EMC Ready Node for ScaleIO Data Sheet 
    Storage Type Direct Attached Storage (DAS) 
    All Flash 
    Compute Integration Dell PowerEdge x86 Server 
    Server Virtualization VMware vSphere 
    Windows Server Hyper-V 
    Storage Virtualization EMC ScaleIO 
    Management Infrastructure ScaleIO User GUI and/or CLI 
    VMware Plug-In 
    REST Gateway 
    Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 (iDRAC8) 
    Product ScaleIO Products 
    Solution For Data Center Consolidation 
    Enterprise-Class Storage 
    Browse By Primary Storage 
    All-Flash Storage 
    Software-Defined Storage 
    Servers Optimized for SDS  
  • Data Protection ProductsDescription
    Dell EMC AvamarFast, efficient daily full backups and single-step data recovery.
    Dell EMC Data DomainScalable, reliable, and cloud-enabled protection storage for cost-effective backup, archive, and disaster recovery.
    Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual MachinesAny point-in-time recovery for VMware Virtual Machines. Local and remote replication.

    Included SoftwareDescription
    EMC ScaleIOSoftware-defined block storage that creates a virtual SAN from direct-attached storage on local servers. Flexible, scalable, and capacity on demand.
    SanDisk DAS CacheServer-side caching software that accelerates access to data on direct-attached storage. Included only with SSD configurations of ScaleIO Ready Node.
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  • Product Warranty
    Dell EMC Ready Node for ScaleIO comes with a one year, hardware only limited warranty.

    The following services are available for purchase.
    Customer Services
    Enhanced Support24x7 service for production environments, including around-the-clock customer service, next business day onsite response, proactive remote monitoring and resolution, and installation of non-customer replaceable units. 
    Premium SupportMission critical support for fastest resolution, including 24x7 customer service and monitoring, priority onsite response for critical issues, installation of operating environment updates, and installation of all replacement parts.


    Professional Services
    Installation ServicesProfessional Services offerings are available for Ready Node for ScaleIO or Existing ScaleIO clusters. The services include physical installation of Ready Node for ScaleIO, hardware verification tests, and software installation and implementation services.

    For additional information on all of the Professional Service offerings available for Ready Node for ScaleIO and ScaleIO, please visit the Service Offering Index.
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Dell EMC ScaleIO

Deploy scalable, efficient software-defined storage on standard x86 server hardware with Dell EMC ScaleIO. Reduce TCO and deployment times for block storage.
  • Software-defined storage
  • Scales from terabytes to petabytes
  • Works with all storage media: SSD, HDD, PCIe
  • Eliminates data migrations
  • Free download

Dell EMC VxRack System FLEX

Deliver infrastructure as a service (IaaS) at scale with Dell EMC VxRack System FLEX. Software-defined storage goes hyper-converged for high performance.
  • Dell PowerEdge servers powered by Dell EMC ScaleIO software
  • Scales out to thousands of nodes
  • Support for multiple hypervisors, operating systems, and bare metal
  • Built and supported as one product

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