Dell EMC Bets Big on PowerStore; Projects as the Future of Multicloud Storage Infrastructure
In 2020, IT Modernization is key to sustaining growth and scaling operations. The massive rise in Big Data analytics has put intense pressure on the current IT infrastructures. As data and hybrid Clouds grow in size and scale, the demand for containerization and kubernetes is also rising. These have led to a spurt of storage-related innovations not just in the DevOps centers, but also in Edge, AutoML and Enterprise Datacenters, letting containers to move into a more concrete position within on-premise and hybrid Cloud architecture. In 2018, IBM announced the launch of its first NVMe solution, IBM Flash Storage. In 2019, Red Hat was acquired.
Competition in the storage solutions for hybrid multi-Cloud environment has exploded many times over, mostly due to the extended complexities in deployment and managed services, in addition to security and data governance standards.
To live up to the perennial challenges thrown open by the customers, Dell EMC has commercially launched its fastest and most-responsive enterprise storage platform- PowerStore.
The always-on flexible infrastructure is purpose-built to assist VMware virtualization and software applications for quicker response times.
Dan Inbar, president and general manager, storage, Dell Technologies said, “Dell EMC PowerStore blends automation, next-generation technology, and a novel software architecture to deliver infrastructure that helps organizations address these needs.”
Dell EMC PowerStore is the Modern Infrastructure for the Data Era
PowerStore runs up to 7 times faster than all its predecessors and 3 times more responsive compared to its mid-range storage arrays.
Dan Inbar added, “Customers tell us the main obstacle keeping them from achieving their digital transformation initiatives is the constant tug-of-war between supporting the ever-increasing number of workloads–from traditional IT applications to data analytics –and the reality of cost constraints, limitations, and complexity of their existing IT infrastructure.”
In an evolving IT landscape, Dell EMC Future-Proof Program offers customers the freedom to enhance their infrastructure on their terms.
Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC
“As organizations modernize their IT infrastructure, they must embrace technology that streamlines operations, eliminates the complexity and can scale in the face of exponential data growth. By developing Dell EMC PowerStore through an infrastructure-centric lens, the company has created a platform that can tackle today’s IT challenges while being flexible and scalable enough to meet future IT needs.”
With an all-time-ready enterprise storage platform like Dell’s PowerStore, organizations can accelerate decision making, data access and application performance.
IT structures must be capable of handling any workload, without losing their resilience. With PowerStore, IT teams can avail of a wide range of traditional and modern workloads with its scale-up, scale-out architecture for block, file and VMware vVols.
Enhanced end-to-end NVMe design and support for Storage Class Memory, powered by dual-port Intel Optane™ SSDs, add additional efficiency to overall performance. Dell EMC’s PowerStore supports intelligent automation for programmable management of IT and DevOps.
Machine learning and intelligent automation allow for faster delivery of applications and services with up to 99% less staff time to balance volumes. Powered by machine learning algorithms, PowerStore complements the IT storage solutions to sync with existing VMware and orchestration frameworks including Kubernetes, Ansible, and VMware vRealize Orchestrator.
All labor-intensive processes like initial volume placement, migrations, load balancing and issue resolution are managed effectively by IA and Machine Learning applications.
What is the Future of Storage?
Dell EMC’s PowerStore showcases the future of storage with its CloudIQ monitoring and analytics software. The adept combination of AI/ML and Human intelligence works in tandem and seamlessly refining the full Dell Technologies infrastructure portfolio for even greater insights.
Additional components like the Container-Based Architecture (PowerStoreOS), PowerStore Manager, and AppsON, unlock the future of storage with their new standards in security, portability, standardization and rapid time-to-market for new capabilities.
AppsON, in particular, could alone change the way we see at Edge Computing frameworks. It includes a built-in VMware ESXi Hypervisor to handle data-intensive workloads in core or edge locations and infrastructure applications.
Dell EMC PowerStore makes the job of DBA much simpler with the capability to directly deploy and manage new SQL-based applications.
Dell Technologies On Demand can immediately detect workload spikes and answer new service requests with elastic capacity and cloud economics.
In the near future, we shall see organizations enjoying a flexible pay-per-use infrastructure that further simplifies IT modernization journeys.
Currently, Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services directly connects PowerStore to all major public clouds including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud. In addition, the Cloud Storage Services provide Data Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to VMware Cloud on AWS.
Get Prepared to Scale Compute and Storage
Steven Kuovo, technology architect, Core Technology Service Group, Boston Scientific said,
“Dell EMC PowerStore’s unique architecture and intelligent automation help us ensure our resources are being used as efficiently as possible while also making sure we’re prepared to scale compute and storage as we need it. We’re excited at the potential that Dell EMC PowerStore has to transform our IT infrastructure.”
Heather Hitchcock, Chief Commercialization Officer, MIC said,
“At Medical Informatics Corp. (MIC), scale and flexibility are critical to the success of our clinical surveillance and analytics solutions. Dell EMC PowerStore’s innovative AppsON capability gives us compute and enterprise-class storage in one system, simplifying our infrastructure while reducing our overall storage footprint. It’s a critical feature as we’re helping hospitals rapidly expand bed capacity and creating flexible, scalable remote monitoring of data across connected devices. Now our healthcare providers have the data they need to intervene faster and provide quality care from any location.”