Enterprise Data Storage Systems

Updated: December 30, 2019

2014. Dell combines data storage systems EqualLogic and Compellent



With the worldwide availability of the SC4020 branded as Dell Storage, the company signals the coming together of its separate EqualLogic and Compellent networked storage array lines into a single brand and product technology. The SC4020 is a 2U, 24-drive storage area network (SAN) array scaling past 400TB of raw capacity. Inside the SC4020 is the EqualLogic iSCSI access stack and Compellent Storage Center v6.5 software. Dell says it hasn’t had a Fibre Channel array in the SC4020’s price band until now. Customer’s existing EqualLogic and Compellent products will have a migration path to the converged technology line. Along with the convergence of the EqualLogic, Compellent and other Dell storage technologies into a single shared (networked) storage product line, the company is looking outside and using OEM agreements to provide more specialised and application-specific server/storage appliances.