Dell EMC PowerMax, world’s fastest storage array launched at Dell Technologies World

Dell Technologies has launched Dell EMC storage and server products backed by a comprehensive services portfolio. The newly launched products are designed to address a wide range of traditional and emerging data center workloads.

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Dell Technologies has launched Dell EMC storage and server products backed by a comprehensive services portfolio at the . The newly launched products are designed to address a wide range of traditional and emerging workloads. Dell Technologies has introduced Dell EMC PowerMax, one of the fastest storage array built for mission-critical applications. PowerMax is engineered with end-to-end NVMe, ready for Storage Class Memory (SCM) and NVMe over Fabrics. Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000 will support end-to-end NVMe with PowerMax for extreme performance without compromise for mission-critical applications. Dell EMC XtremIO adds native replication, new entry point X-Brick system at up to 55% lower cost than the previous generation and support for VxBlock 1000.

“The Modern Data Center is the proving ground for our customers to gain a digital advantage over their competition and achieve better business outcomes,” said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman, Products & Operations, Dell.

“Dell EMC is delivering the Modern Data Center innovations that our customers require, with new solutions that are engineered using future-proof technology to take on the data center challenges of today and to support the next big thing that our customers are imagining for tomorrow,” he added.

Dell EMC PowerMax

Dell EMC’s PowerMax, an enterprise-class storage, is architected with end-to-end NVMe and a built-in, real-time machine learning engine. Building on the architecture and capabilities of Dell EMC’s flagship storage system, PowerMax is one of the world’s fastest storage array, delivering up to 10M IOPS and 50% better response times – 2x faster than the nearest competitor.

Architected with end-to-end NVMe to support NVMe-over-Fabrics and high-speed, low-latency Storage Class Memory (SCM), PowerMax is not only fast, smart and efficient, but also engineered to handle the world’s most demanding application workloads, said Dell.

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 time across its high-end All-Flash customer base, said Dell Technologies.

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, said Dell Technologies.

Storage solutions are increasingly being consumed within the converged infrastructure, namely the Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000. Dell EMC offers 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.

To speed implementation of PowerMax or VxBlock in their environment, customers can take advantage of Dell EMC ProDeploy Plus services for up to 66% faster deployment and up to 49% fewer technical support calls. Customers can also choose ProSupport Plus for consistent best-in-class support delivered across their environment and up to 75% faster service request response time, said Dell Technologies.

Dell EMC XtremIO

XtremIO X2 All-Flash arrays gain major updates with the new XIOS 6.1 operating system, including delivering the industry’s most efficient replication across a wide area network (WAN). X2 metadata-aware native replication is highly efficient and provides an added level of data protection for application workloads. XtremIO replication sends only unique data to the remote site to minimize bandwidth requirements by 75% or more, enabling potential network cost savings. XtremIO replication requires up to 38% less storage space at disaster recovery sites and operates with predictable performance to achieve recovery point objectives of 30 seconds.

Dell Technologies also introduced a new Dell EMC X2 entry model for customers, at up to 55% lower cost than the previous generation. Designed with XtremIO’s unique metadata-centric architecture with full data services including inline data reduction (in-memory space-efficient copies, deduplication, and compression), XtremIO can also achieve over “five nines” availability, offering customers enterprise-grade capabilities that start at midrange prices.

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX

Dell EMC will preview PowerEdge MX, a new modular infrastructure solution for the modern data center. 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, said Dell Technologies.

Available in the second half of 2018, PowerEdge MX will bring new levels of flexibility to IT, ideal for dense virtualization, software-defined storage and networking, network functions virtualization (NFV) and big data analytic environments.

Dell EMC’s Modern Data Center solutions PowerMax and XtremIO X2 with native replication, as well as VxBlock System 1000 with XtremIO X2, are available now. VxBlock System 1000 with PowerMax support will launch this summer. Dell EMC PowerEdge MX has planned global availability for the second half of 2018, said Dell Technologies.

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