They are releasing the PowerVault MD3000i, a SAN array that uses iSCSI, aimed at giving a huge and reliable chunk of storage. Given that data retention has only grown year by year, obviously it's a win win situation for Dell. On top of that, they plan on expanding their storage products even further in the future:
Storage is an area in which Dell is looking to grow. It is its smallest business, responsible for only 4 percent of its revenue in the most recent quarter. Dell is also looks to be making a play in the small-business category.
The unit offers capacities up to 18TB, a behemoth amount indeed. At around $13,000 for a fully configured system, that's under $1 per gigabyte – not a bad price point, and something that might make mass amounts of data retention for companies that have been struggling with it, such as ISPs.