Dell unveils Modern Data Centre solutions

New storage and server solutions from Dell as part of Modern Data Centre update

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Dell unveils Modern Data Centre solutions Dell has unveiled solutions for the 'Modern Data Centre' at Dell Technology World 2018.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 3, 2018

Dell Technologies has announced a number of additions to its storage and server lines under the banner of ‘Modern Data Centre'.

The new products, announced at Dell Technologies World in the US, include enterprise storage, replication and modular infrastructure solutions and services. The solutions are designed to address a wide range of traditional and emerging data centre workloads to help customers drive better business outcomes, the company said.

"Most of us are tasked to become more digital, more data-capable in IT," said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman, Products and Operations, Dell. "We have to transform IT to deliver better outcomes and to do so more in real time, with less latency, and a Modern Data Centre is required to compete. It's an exciting time at Dell Technologies. We're playing a key role helping our customers deliver better outcomes-not just in business, but for society and the world around us.

"The Modern Data Centre is the proving ground for our customers to gain a digital advantage over their competition and achieve better business outcomes. Dell EMC is delivering the Modern Data Centre innovations that our customers require, with new solutions that are engineered using future-proof technology to take on the data centre challenges of today and to support the next big thing that our customers are imagining for tomorrow."

The ‘Modern Data Centre' solutions include Dell EMC's PowerMax, enterprise storage, architected with end-to-end NVMe and a built-in, real-time machine learning engine.

The PowerMax is the world's fastest storage array, Dell said, delivering up to 10M IOPS and 50% better response times - 2x faster than the nearest competitor. End-to-end NVMe will support NVMe-over-Fabrics and high-speed, low-latency Storage Class Memory (SCM) to handle the demanding application workloads.

In addition, the PowerMax OS includes a built-in machine learning engine, which makes autonomous storage a reality, leveraging predictive analytics and pattern recognition to maximize performance with no management overhead. Built-in machine learning is the only cost-effective way to leverage SCM. Dell EMC is also the only company that can provide this level of storage software intelligence - currently analyzing 425 billion data sets in real time6 across its high-end All-Flash customer base.

PowerMax also includes inline deduplication and enhanced compression providing up to 5:1 data reduction, while delivering industry-leading security, protection and resiliency. It achieves greater than ‘six nines' availability to help ensure zero downtime of business-critical applications.

Other solutions unveiled at the event include the Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000 converged infrastructure. Dell EMC launched expanded options for VxBlock 1000 customers who can benefit from fast, smart and efficient storage with new support for PowerMax with end-to-end NVMe and XtremIO X2 All-Flash arrays. This means that the VxBlock system breaks the physical boundaries of traditional CI and offers enterprises even greater simplicity and flexibility to help accelerate their IT and digital transformation efforts.

Dell has also updated the XtremIO X2 All-Flash arrays with the new XIOS 6.1 operating system, and a new entry-level X2 model, which costs up to 55% less than the current generation.

The company will also preview PowerEdge MX, a new modular infrastructure solution for the modern data centre. Designed with Dell EMC's kinetic infrastructure, PowerEdge MX will enable customers to flexibly configure and optimize their IT infrastructure for new and emerging workloads.

Dell has also introduced Dell EMC ProDeploy Plus services, which it says can offer 66% faster deployment of solutions and 49% fewer technical support calls, as well as support services under ProSupport Plus.

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