Storage Consolidation

Storage Consolidation


Server Consolidation
Storage Consolidation


Business Continuity
High Availability


Systems Management
Client Management
Networking Management

Software Solutions

Dell OpenManage
Microsoft Exchange
Oracle Databases and Applications

Specialty Solutions

HPC Clusters

Dell simplifies your Storage Consolidation projects

Products and Services


Dell Storage Consolidation ROI Analyst Tool: - To get you started, we've developed the Dell Storage Consolidation ROI Analyst Tool. A simple, flexible application designed to help you deliver a customized, detailed business case to your management on the specific benefits of a Dell storage consolidation solution. It outlines the impact a Dell SAN or NAS consolidation solution can have in terms of the payback time, return on your investment, and how it can help lower your total cost of operations. To learn more about the Dell ROI Analyst Tool, call your Dell Account Team today. Find out for yourself how a Dell direct relationship can help start lowering your firm's total cost of operations.

What you can expect from an analysis:

Your Consolidation Plan
  • Sizing recommendations by application
  • Optimized for Cost, Performance and High Availability, or Local Disaster Recovery

Business Case Report
  • Benefits (tangible & intangible) & Costs
  • Key financials (ROI, IRR, NPV, break even analysis)
  • Detailed report with customer inputs, industry research, analysis results
  • Industry best practices data
  • "What if" scenarios
  • Benefits schedule

ROI Cost vs. Benefits - Sample Breakeven Analysis from ROI Tool


Dell/EMC and PowerVaultTM  storage solutions offer maximum availability, ease of management, high-level performance and interoperability. Dell storage products provide a broad offering of enterprise and cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of an organization of any size.

SAN and NAS solutions are complementary technologies that offer different benefits. Any option you choose can offer significant storage performance benefits.

- SAN architectures utilize a separate fibre channel network dedicated to storage. Consequently, SANs offer flexibility in distance and connectivity and are ideally suited for applications requiring dedicated storage such as database applications and online transaction processing.

- NAS solutions are ideal for storage situations in which general clients need access to data. It is well suited for shared network directories and web serving.


When you're ready to plan the implementation details, Dell IT Infrastructure Services can provide a comprehensive consolidation readiness assessment. Dell has services for the full lifecycle of Storage Consolidation starting at the feasibility assessment stage to effective implementation through program management. And to mitigate the risks of consolidation, Dell Services can outline the challenges and strategies to avoid them.

Contact your Dell account team to learn more about Dell Storage Consolidation.