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This a a wish-list of what I would like to hear at the Dell Storage Forum 2012, for future features or roadmap in Dell Storage products:

  • An ASM Linux edition that work with LVM (actually does not exist).
  • An integration between ASM Virtual edition with the ASM Windows edition in order to handle granular restore of files, mail and database in VMs without use a guest iSCSI initiator inside them.
  • More applications supported in Compellent’s ReplyManager (without using scripting).
  • Storage snapshots integration with backup programs, to implement a backup offload procedure (something is actually possible with CommVault, or with scripting).
  • Extent the replication also to other storage of MD3xxx family.
  • RAID across Equallogic member to have a fully redundant group (actually the volume distribution act as a RAID0, wonderful for performance but could be dangerous for resilience).
  • Unified NAS solution for Equallogic and Compellent (and, why not, also the PowerVault MD3xxx serie): the FS7500 and the zNAS have similar approach, but different technologies and interfaces.
  • And for the next year, I hope that that the european edition will not be in the first working week of the year.


Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (3031 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.