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Dell EMC launches PowerStore infrastructure platform

The new platform is built from the ground up with superior technology and expertise to address the challenges of the data era

Dell EMC launches PowerStore infrastructure platform

Dell Technologies has announced Dell EMC PowerStore – a modern infrastructure platform built from the ground up with superior technology and expertise to address the challenges of the data era.

According to Dell EMC, organisations can accelerate decision making, data access and application performance with PowerStore, which is designed for six-nines (99.9999%) availability. Machine learning and intelligent automation allows for faster delivery of applications and services with up to 99% less staff time to balance volumes. PowerStore will transforms data center operations and allow organisations to evolve their infrastructure in lockstep with everchanging business needs.

Dan Inbar, president and general manager, storage, Dell Technologies said, “Customers tell us a 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. Dell EMC PowerStore blends automation, next generation technology, and a novel software architecture to deliver infrastructure that helps organisations address these needs.”

PowerStoreOS, the system’s container-based software architecture, enables feature portability, standardisation and rapid time-to-market for new capabilities. It is the only purpose-built storage array that includes a built-in VMware ESXi Hypervisor ,  administrators can deploy apps directly on the array for greater flexibility. An industry-first, AppsON is ideal for data-intensive workloads in core or edge locations and infrastructure applications.

New native tools within the PowerStore Manager wizard allow customers to automate entire migrations in fewer than ten clicks.  Customers can take advantage of a number of non-disruptive options to migrate from existing storage like Unity, SC, PS Series, VNX and XtremIO.

With Dell Technologies On Demand (DTOD), PowerStore customers can respond to workload spikes and new service requests with elastic capacity and cloud economics. Organisations can choose between two flexible pay-per-use consumption models with short-and-long term commitment options, including a new one year term for flexible consumption. Global support, deployment and managed services can be included to help simplify IT infrastructure management.

Dell EMC adds cloud flexibility with PowerStore, where customers can deploy PowerStore in the way that best meets their cloud strategy and business needs. Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services can directly connect PowerStore to all major public clouds including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and Google Cloud as a managed service. Cloud Storage Services provide Data Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to VMware Cloud on AWS.

PowerStore can also be deployed as a storage option within Dell EMC PowerOne autonomous infrastructure, which accelerates an organisation’s shift to cloud-like operations.

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