Dell/Compellent SC8000 Controller


Finally got to do our first Dell Compellent SC8000 SAN installation today.  The new SC8000 controllers are based on the Dell r710 servers, no more SuperMicro components.  The one thing that really stood out for me, even though it has nothing to do with technology, was the way the controllers were shipped.  The packing is much more efficient and probably more environmentally friendly due to the smaller/compact boxes.

Dell Storage Forum 2012 - Boston

I was lucky enough to get a chance to attend the Dell Storage Forum in Boston this year.  It was a great conference and lots of new product announcements were released revolving around the Dell Compellent SAN.  The new SC8000 controller looks sweet and I can't wait to get my hands on one to see it in action.


Tuesday Night Dell Storage Forum Reception at Fenway Park

Rockin the Dell Compellent SAN


Wanted to share a few quick pics from a SAN install last week here in town, pretty good sized 96 total SAS 6gb disks in eight enclosures...sweet!

Next week, I'm headed to California to install a Dell Compellent SAN in California for large customer.

Dell Compellent Storage Forum - Orlando, Florida 2011


We are really excited to be here at the Dell Storage Forum to see what is coming down the pipeline from Compellent since the Dell acquistion.  Michael Dell and Phil Soran's keynotes were awesome!


Michael Dell - Not sure why my picture came out so bad, I blame my Droid X.

Compellent Training Recertification


I'm headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota to get re-certified as a Compellent SAN installer.  I am happy to find out that my flight has Wi-Fi...woo-hoo, only 3 hours to go!