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Compellent Technologies

October 13, 2010 10:02 ET

Compellent Demonstrates Cloud Computing Architecture at Storage Networking World With Intel and VMware

Turnkey "Cloud on Wheels" Demo Shows the Simplicity of Creating Private Clouds for Enterprises

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  At Storage Networking World (SNW), Compellent, Intel and VMware will demonstrate how organizations can implement compact private cloud environments based on Compellent Fluid Data™ virtualized storage, Intel® Xeon®-based servers and VMware vSphere™. The "Cloud on Wheels" demonstration will show how customers can combine standards-based server hardware, automated tiered storage, server virtualization and 10Gb Ethernet networks to deliver IT as a service with increased efficiency, control and choice.

"Interest in cloud computing has never been greater as enterprises look for virtualized solutions to better manage growing data and practical ways to implement private cloud environments," said Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of business development and alliances, Compellent. "With Fluid Data storage as the foundation for the 'Cloud on Wheels' demonstration, we're confident end-users will be impressed with how automated tiered storage intelligently manages data in cloud environments when used with Intel and VMware technologies."

By supporting VMware and Intel platforms, Compellent further extends the value of its Fluid Data Architecture into enterprise data centers and helps enable customers to manage large pools of infrastructure -- including CPUs, storage and networking -- as an integrated, flexible and dynamic cloud environment.

"The 'Cloud on Wheels' solution is an example of Intel's commitment to finding a recipe of technologies that will give customers fast access to the many benefits of cloud computing," said Seth Bobroff, director of Strategic Storage Initiatives, Intel Data Center Group. "Together with Compellent and VMware, we've created a model that can deliver a turnkey private cloud environment quickly with a small footprint."

"The path to cloud computing starts with end-to-end virtualization and standards-based hardware platforms," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "We're pleased to join with Compellent and Intel to offer global enterprises a blueprint for an intelligent, self-managing data center that lays the foundation for cloud computing and IT as a Service."

Demonstration Details:

  • Compellent, Intel and VMware will demonstrate the "Cloud on Wheels" solution at SNW in Dallas on October 12 from 12:30 - 3:00 pm and 5:30 - 8:00 pm and October 13 from 12:30 - 3:00 pm at the Intel Booth #206.
  • The cloud solution includes four dual socket servers based on Intel® Xeon® 5600 processors (2.93 GHz), which power 100 virtual machines (VMs) managed by VMware vSphere 4.1. 
  • The four VM hosts connect via 10Gb iSCSI to the shared VM data stores on the Compellent storage system with tiers of 15,000 RPM and 7,200 RPM SAS drives.
  • Compellent automated tiered storage technology dynamically migrates data at the block level between storage tiers and RAID levels to ensure mission-critical data remains on the highest tiers for high-performance applications, while older data moves to less expensive disk drives. This is all done automatically, with no user intervention required.
  • Compellent Enterprise Manager integrates storage management with VMware vSphere 4.1 to provide a single interface to manage, deploy and report on capacity utilized by VMs.

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About Compellent
Compellent Technologies (NYSE: CML) provides Fluid Data storage solutions that automate the movement and management of data at a granular level, enabling organizations to constantly adapt to change, slash costs and secure information against downtime and disaster. This patented, built-in storage intelligence delivers significant efficiency, scalability and flexibility. With an all-channel sales network in 35 countries, Compellent is one of the fastest growing enterprise storage companies in the world. For more information and news, visit and

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