Unified storage is a shared storage device that provides consolidated block and file services to open system clients and physical and virtual servers. Applications and users access data over a shared network.

Large numbers and various types and release levels of direct-attached storage or internal storage can be difficult to manage and protect as well as costly due to very low total utilization rates. Unified storage provides the cost savings and simplicity of consolidating storage over an existing network, the efficiency of tiered storage, and the flexibility required by virtual server environments


Dell EqualLogic FS7610 

Memory : 24GB DDR3 1066MT/s per controller 

Connectivity: 1GbE configuration options , 10GbE configuration options

File system capacity: Up to 509TB


Dell Compellent FS8600 

Processor : Dual Intel E5620 4 core

Memory : 48GB DDR3 1066 MHz per controller 

Connectivity: 8Gb FC configuration ,10Gb iSCSI configuration options

File system capacity : Up to 3.2PB