Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) 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 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. “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.”
The leader in enterprise storage i 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 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.ii New all-flash PowerScale F200 nodes are up to five times faster than its predecessor. Enhanced inline data reduction makes the platform up to six times more efficient.iii
Simplicity at any scale
PowerScale can start small and grow to massive, petabyte-scale while remaining simple and easy-to-use:
Dell Technologies makes it easy for customers to understand their data and storage infrastructure health through software included with PowerScale:
Any data, anywhere
PowerScale supports a wide variety of file protocols and customers can easily deploy it to meet their infrastructure needs:
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 vii.
Keith Bradley, IT manager, Nature Fresh Farms
“When you buy our tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, what you don’t see is the sheer amount of data created by taking that produce from the greenhouse to the grocer. Nature Fresh Farms is a data-driven operation that needs storage that can scale-out without causing costly technology refreshes. That’s why we’re an Isilon customer today, and why we’re so excited about PowerScale. New nodes at the edge that integrate seamlessly with our existing clusters will be a gamechanger.”
Ulrich Betzler, senior storage architect,Steinbuch Centre for Computing at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
“New S3 protocol support in Dell EMC PowerScale OneFS is highly impressive and exceeded our performance expectations. PowerScale is a formidable platform, and we think it will play a critical role in our IT infrastructure moving forward.”
Amita Potnis, research director, Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, IDC
“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.”
Mark Graham, vice president, Partner Business Development, Trace3
“PowerScale’s ease of use, innovative new data management capabilities and flexible deployment options – from edge to core to cloud - represents a massive opportunity for the unstructured data storage market and the channel. Trace3 is eager for our customers across all our market segments to see what it can do for their data centers.”
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i IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2020Q1, June 10, 2020 – Vendor Revenue.
ii Based on Dell Technologies analysis, May 2020. Actual results will vary.
iii Performance varies by cluster. Workload dependent. Based on Dell Technologies analysis, May 2020. Actual results will vary.
iv Based on Dell Technologies analysis, May 2020. Actual results will vary.
v “The Total Economic Impact™ Of Dell EMC PowerScale OneFS Powered Systems,” a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Dell Technologies, June 2020.
vi DataIQ Subscription available for third-party storage and cloud storage scanning and data movement.
vii Payment solutions provided and serviced by Dell Financial Services L.L.C. or its affiliate or designee (“DFS”) for qualified customers. Subject to credit approval, product availability, applicable law, and documentation provided by DFS.