Dell has introduced a range of storage systems for small and mid-sized businesses that the company said offered users an affordable way into lstorage-area networking and tape automation technology.

The Dell/EMC CX3-10 is a entry-level storage system that can attach to either the SAN via Fibre Channel or Gigabit Ethernet network via iSCSI. It accommodates either high-capacity Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) or high-performing Fibre Channel drives, which can be intermixed in the same array for a total capacity of 30TB. The 1U (1.75-inch) high storage processor contains four Fibre Channel and four iSCSI connections.

The Dell/EMC CX3-10 is shipped with PowerPath failover and management software factory installed. It is managed locally or remote via the Navisphere Task Bar software. The Dell/EMC CX3-10 supports as many as eight directly connected or six SAN connected Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX or AIX host computers and uses
500GB Serial ATA or 73G-, 146G- or 300GB Fibre Channel drives.

The PowerVault TL2000 and the PowerVault TL4000 tape libraries support LTO-3 (Limited Tape Open) media. Priced the same as tape autoloaders, the TL2000 and TL4000 let SMB customers consolidate their data protection and archiving.

The PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000 hold 44 tape cartridges for a total capacity ranging from 9.6T to 17.6TB. They are available in 2U (3.5-inch) high or 4U (7-inch) high configurations. Each tape library is rack-mountable and customer installable.