Dell EMC Unveils PowerScale, A New Family of Storage Systems

Dell Technologies announces Dell EMC PowerScale, a new family of storage systems engineered with industry-leading storage software and server hardware to set a new industry standard for how organizations capture and capitalize on unstructured data, such as documents, images, videos and social media content.

The leader in enterprise storage unlocks the potential of unstructured data

Dell EMC PowerScale runs on the next generation of OneFS, the operating system best known for powering Dell EMC Isilon. The PowerScale family features new 1U PowerEdge-based PowerScale nodes and existing Isilon all-flash, hybrid and archive nodes running the PowerScale OneFS 9.0 operating system.

PowerScale delivers the performance that customers need to handle demanding AI, analytics, IOT, digital media, healthcare and life sciences workloads. It can deliver up to 15.8 million input-ouput operations per second (IOPS), and new all-flash PowerScale nodes are up to five times faster than its predecessor. Enhanced inline data reduction makes the platform up to four times more efficient.

Simplicity at any scale

PowerScale can start small and grow to massive, petabyte scale while remaining simple and easy-to-use:

  • Scale without disruption: PowerScale clusters can scale from 11TB to 50PB and millions of file operations without disruption or costly downtime for customers. Nodes can be added to either PowerScale or an existing Isilon cluster in just 60 seconds.
  • Intelligent automation: With smart scale-out capabilities, PowerScale distributes resources effectively so that customers can get the most performance out of a cluster. 
  • Resilient and efficient: Through flexible failover policies, PowerScale delivers 80% storage utilization across a cluster and can sustain multi-node failures.
  • Programmable infrastructure: With support for a number of leading management and container orchestration frameworks, such as Kubernetes, Ansible and OpenShift, customers can streamline application development and reduce deployment timeframes. 

Intelligent insights

Dell Technologies makes it easy for customers to understand their data and storage infrastructure health:

  • Put data to work: The introduction of Dell EMC DataIQ software helps companies extract business value from unstructured data, typically uncategorized and found in siloes throughout businesses. DataIQ breaks down data siloes by delivering a single view of file and object data across Dell EMC, third-party and public cloud storage. Users can gain better control over their data, ensure the right teams have access to it, and make the most of their investment by ensuring data is stored on the right tier within their storage environment. 
  • Proactive health monitoring: Dell EMC CloudIQ infrastructure monitoring and analytics software, included with PowerScale, combines machine learning and human intelligence to provide customers with real-time performance and capacity analysis as well as historical tracking for a single view of Dell EMC infastructure.

Any data, anywhere

PowerScale supports a wide variety of file protocols and customers can easily deploy it to meet their infrastructure needs:

  • Any applications: PowerScale OneFS 9.0 features broad multiprotocol support, including new S3 support for modern apps relying on object storage. Additional support for protocols, such as NFS, SMB and HDFS, allows customers to run a large number of traditional and modern applications without compatibility concerns.
  • Deployment flexibility: PowerScale is easily deployed in core data centers, in edge locations or as part of a multi-cloud strategy. The compact 1U footprint and minimum cluster size of new all-flash and NVMe PowerScale nodes make it an ideal option for edge deployments.
  • Multi-cloud supportPowerScale for Multi-cloud can directly connect to all major public clouds as a managed service, ideal for customers looking to move or deploy demanding apps in the cloud. Google Cloud customers looking to save time and management complexity can choose Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud, a native cloud service that combines the performance, scale, and consistent experience of PowerScale with the economics and simplicity of Google Cloud.

Flexible consumption with Dell Technologies On Demand

With Dell Technologies On Demand, PowerScale customers can respond to workload spikes and new service requests with elastic capacity and cloud economics. Several flexible pay-per-use choices with short-and-long term commitment options are available, including a one year term for flexible consumption.

Availability

  • Dell EMC PowerScale OneFS 9.0, PowerScale nodes and DataIQ are now generally available globally.

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