Dell Has Seen the Future of Storage

By Jeff Couzens | VP, Market Strategy and Communications

We recently had the chance to check in with Dell and they've seen the future of storage. They call it PowerStore.

Managing data has become something of a paradox for many organizations. That’s about to change.

There isn’t a single infrastructure that can synthesize the vast complexities of data – causing organizations to silo the resources across different architectures. At the same time, IT is being pressured to make things easier, more accessible, and automated to mesh within the frameworks that already exist. That’s difficult with data separated into numerous siloes.

Now both of those issues can be addressed. Dell Technologies has introduced PowerStore, giving businesses a new architecture and a new approach to storage. PowerStore will unlock the power of your data – no matter how it’s currently being created, processed, and stored – and will allow you continue evolving without major interruptions to your operation.

PowerStore enables this through an adaptable platform that delivers the most out of your existing investments, while enabling the system to evolve. It mixes state-of-the-art storage hardware with the needed flexibility of software design.

There are three main boxes that must be checked for most organizations when it comes to data storage infrastructure:

  1. Data-centric
  2. Intelligent
  3. Adaptable
PowerStore was built to deliver all three at once, without adding another management silo.

With PowerStore, businesses can now handle any workload, and the data-centric design enables flexibility for any operation. PowerStore utilizes the best storage technology available, but without sacrificing efficiency, performance, and scalability. Its design leverages end-to-end NVMe, making it 7x faster than previous arrays, and a 3x better response time. It also boasts a 4:1 data reduction guarantee.

Intelligent automation is a main feature behind PowerStore, which also simplifies management. This lowers overall operating costs and drives efficiency. Built-in AI and machine learning evaluate and analyze resource levels, application demands, and storage use to keep things balanced and optimize performance. That smart monitoring can also help predict future needs and mitigate risk.

PowerStore is also adaptable. The highly programmable infrastructure allows for simplified management and applications to run directly on the appliance. This feature empowers your technology to change along with the changes in your business – no matter how unpredictable the future may be. As part of Dell’s Future-Proof program, upgrades can be performed at any time and without downtime. That speed and workload mobility protect your investment and make those changes more predictable.

And, upgrades can happen at your own pace because PowerStore’s configuration makes it easy to scale both capacity and performance.

To make all of this possible, PowerStore was built from scratch with the latest developments across storage, interface, and network technology.

PowerStore offers a new approach to your infrastructure, with new levels of flexibility. It allows you to modernize core, edge, and cloud without disruption; and its built-in machine learning can optimize the resources you already have. For the resources you don’t have, its adaptable architecture protects your investment by allowing for easier and smoother upgrades.

PowerStore is dynamic enough for anyone who is moving forward in this era of new data. That means any business currently using any environment – traditional three-tier solutions, clouds, hyper-converged infrastructure, or any combination of everything. PowerStore can adapt and make things simpler without adding yet another management silo. That leaves your team to leverage the skillsets currently in place – all with the comfort of knowing you’ve invested in your organization’s future.  

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