Dell EMC PowerScale Aims New Benchmark In Storage

Dell Technologies reveals 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 amount of unstructured data enterprises store as file or object storage is expected to triple by 2024 and there are no signs of it slowing,” said Dan Inbar, president and general manager, Storage, Dell Technologies adding, “In this data era, businesses need a simple, seamless and cost effective way to store and use unstructured data to innovate, create differentiation and bring products to market faster. The Dell EMC PowerScale family provides the foundation companies need to unlock the potential of their data, no matter where it resides and use it to drive meaningful business impact.”

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 all-flash and NVMe nodes and existing Isilon all-flash, hybrid and archive nodes running the PowerScale OneFS 9.0 operating system. The PowerScale family delivers up to 15.8 million input-output operations per second (IOPS) per cluster, offering the performance that customers need to handle demanding AI, analytics, IOT, digital media, healthcare and life sciences workloads.

PowerScale is said to start small and grow to massive, petabyte scale while remaining simple and easy-to-use with its features: Scale without disruption, Intelligent automation, Resilient and efficient, Programmable infrastructure.

Dell Technologies makes it easy for customers to understand their data and storage infrastructure health through software included with PowerScale. 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.

Dell EMC CloudIQ infrastructure monitoring and analytics software 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 infrastructure.

PowerScale supports a wide variety of file protocols and customers can easily deploy it to meet their infrastructure needs, like: Any application can run, Deployment flexibility and Multi-cloud support.

PowerScale for Multi-cloud can directly connect to all major public clouds as a managed service. 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. Dell EMC PowerScale OneFS 9.0, PowerScale nodes and DataIQ are available globally.

Amita Potnis, research director, Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, IDC quoted, “Organizations seeking out ways to manage the exponential growth of unstructured data must understand that this is not just a storage issue, it’s a holistic data management challenge. Dell EMC PowerScale allows companies to easily capture unstructured data, and when combined with new Dell EMC DataIQ software, companies can better understand how to make that data can work for them. PowerScale’s software defined architecture allows the platform to easily handle today’s unstructured data challenges while not losing sight of what the future might hold.”