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Dell EMC PowerFlex SDS Announced

by Juan Mulford
Dell EMC PowerFlex SDS

Today, Dell Technologies has announced the Dell EMC PowerFlex software-defined storage (SDS) solution. The PowerFlex family, previously known as VxFlex, is now part of Dell’s Power portfolio, by which the company aims to deliver consistent, predictable outcomes that drive businesses forward. The solution, further enables transformational agility for organizations looking to modernize their data center operations.

Today, Dell Technologies has announced the Dell EMC PowerFlex software-defined storage (SDS) solution. The PowerFlex family, previously known as VxFlex, is now part of Dell’s Power portfolio, by which the company aims to deliver consistent, predictable outcomes that drive businesses forward. The solution, further enables transformational agility for organizations looking to modernize their data center operations.

Dell EMC PowerFlex SDS

With this SDS solution, PowerFlex can deliver high-performance, scalable, and resilient storage services. Its flexibility allows customers to use it in disaggregated, bare metal, or multi-hypervisor deployments. Dell states that the solution unlocks massive performance with the ability to scale capacity, IO performance, and throughput linearly to 1000s of nodes and achieve six-nines (99.9999%) availability. PowerFlex’s software-defined architecture eliminates disruptive and costly data migrations. Nodes can be easily swapped out with no downtime or performance/availability impact. This capability means no more fork-lift upgrades and brute-force data migrations. Customers can evolve their infrastructure to meet key business objectives while freeing up IT organizations to focus on business-critical applications.

This release also brings several new data services that help our customers achieve predictable outcomes and higher availability. Notable new features include:

  • Replication and Disaster Recovery: Native asynchronous replication and fully operational disaster recovery with RPO as low as 30 seconds.
  • Secure Snapshots: For industries with specific corporate governance and compliance requirements, including healthcare and finance.

Dell’s platform provides a robust framework for automating IT processes and workflows that help drive consistency across infrastructures. PowerFlex Manager provides a simple, comprehensive toolset for IT operations and lifecycle management that updates PowerFlex and automates operational workflows for the entire infrastructure across storage and compute.

PowerFlex presents a flexible foundation for IT infrastructure and enables businesses to embrace change. It supports a wide variety of traditional and modern applications, ranging from bare-metal databases and virtualized workloads to modern cloud-native containerized applications, all on a single platform. Dell says the solution is validated and optimized for a broad ecosystem of enterprise workloads and cloud automation platforms, enabling IT to consolidate any workload confidently.

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