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Dell EqualLogic PS5500E iSCSI Array

Dell EqualLogic PS5500E iSCSI Array

Dell EqualLogic PS5500E iSCSI Array

Hugely Scalable Dell EqualLogic virtualized iSCSI SAN with performance and enterprise reliability

  • Virtualized PS Series SAN architecture for consolidation and tiered storage
  • Seamless scalability, up to 576 TB in a single SAN
  • High density storage: 24 or 48 TB in 4U of rack space
  • Low TCO with excellent cost-per-GB and comprehensive SAN management and protection software
  • Help save money, space, and energy by consolidating with the PS5500E

Dell EqualLogic PS5500E

Dell EqualLogic PS5500E is a virtualized iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With SATA disk drives the PS5500E delivers excellent cost-per-gigabyte and up to 576TBs of high capacity storage.

Dell EqualLogic PS5500E

Exceptional ease of use


The PS5500E is an intelligent storage array that provides rapid installation, simple management, and seamless expansion. All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network topology, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional. A PS5500E can often be configured and serving storage in less than 1 hour.


Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed when it is needed – helping to prevent both underutilization and over-provisioning. Using patented data movement technology, all Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays in a SAN work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources and expand to meet growing storage needs.

The Dell EqualLogic PS5500E, like all of the PS5000 Series, is designed to meet and exceed the rugged requirements of the data center. The PS5500E includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot swappable components – standard dual-controllers, triple fan trays, triple redundant power supplies and disk drives with hot spares. Self tuning write-back caches are battery-backed and mirrored across controllers for ultimate protection without compromising performance.

Modular design with enterprise reliability

Enterprise data services without additional cost


The PS5500E has built-in storage features once relegated to top-tier data centers, enabling best practice storage for every size organization. Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays include the following enterprise data services and software features with no additional software licensing fees:


  • PS Group Manager
  • Rapid Provisioning
  • Remote Setup Wizard
  • Roles-Based Administration
  • Volume Management
Data Protection, Availability and Recovery
  • Auto-Replication, Multi-Way
  • Instant Volume Restore
  • Multi-Path I/O1
  • Multi-Volume, Writeable Snapshots
  • Snapshot and Auto-Replication Scheduler
  • Volume Cloning
  • Volume Consistency Sets
Storage Virtualization
  • Array Evacuation
  • Automatic Load Balancing
  • Automatic or Manual Storage Tiering
  • Complete SAN Virtualization
  • Online Data and Volume Movement
  • RAID Load Balancing
  • Storage Pools
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System
  • E-mail Home
  • Enclosure Monitoring System
  • Performance Monitoring
Server Management and Protection Integration
  • Auto-Snapshot Manager/Microsoft Edition2
  • Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition3
  • Automatic MPIO Connection Management
  • Microsoft VSS and VDS Providers
  • Smart Copy for Microsoft®  Exchange® , SQL Server®  ,Windows®  File Systems and VMware®  VMFS
  • VMware®  Site Recovery Manager Adapter


Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays represent a breakthrough in storage economics, from purchase and setup to operation and upgrades. Unlike traditional SANs, the PS Series comes complete with all available software and applications expected from an enterprise-level SAN. The PS5000 Series scales on-demand and online allowing storage growth without disrupting applications. As a result, Dell EqualLogic PS5000 Series arrays provide exceptional flexibility at a low total cost of ownership.

Whether consolidating a direct-attached storage (DAS) infrastructure, migrating data from and existing SAN, streamlining data protection processes or simply adding storage capacity, the Dell EqualLogic PS Series offers a family of proven, high-performance, self-managing storage arrays designed to meet the requirements of any SAN environment.

Flexibility with low cost of ownership

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