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Dell Technologies Adds Enhancements to PowerScale with OneFS 9.4

by Harold Fritts

Dell Technologies has added enhancements to PowerScale OneFS and introduced a new feature that allows flexible data movement and copying, incremental resyncs, and more to OneFS 9.4. PowerScale OneFS is the operating system that provides the intelligence behind all Isilon scale-out storage systems, combining three layers of traditional storage architectures.

Dell Technologies has added enhancements to PowerScale OneFS and introduced a new feature that allows flexible data movement and copying, incremental resyncs, and more to OneFS 9.4. PowerScale OneFS is the operating system that provides the intelligence behind all Isilon scale-out storage systems, combining three layers of traditional storage architectures.

powerscale cluster OneFS 9.4

PowerScale OneFS 9.4 provides an additional option for data transfer, including transfers to object storage targets. This design creates a single, intelligent, distributed file system that runs on a OneFS powered storage cluster. In addition to unlocking the potential of unstructured data, OneFS provides the ability to store, manage, protect, secure, and analyze data all while running a variety of applications. OneFS is a scalable, high-performance, modular storage architecture that enables data innovation.

OneFS 9.4 updates

New features and functionality to PowerScale OneFS 9.4 include:

Feature Description
SmartSync Data Mover
  • Introduction of a new OneFS SmartSync data mover, allowing flexible data movement and copying, incremental resyncs, push and pull data transfer, and one-time file to object copy. Complementary to SyncIQ, SmartSync provides an additional option for data transfer, including to object storage targets such as ECS, AWS, and Azure.
IB to Ethernet Backend Migration
  • Non-disruptive rolling InfiniBand to Ethernet back-end network migration for legacy Gen6 clusters.
Secure Boot
  • Secure boot support is extended to include the F900, F600, F200, H700/7000, and A700/7000 platforms.
Smarter SmartConnect Diagnostics
  • Identifies non-resolvable nodes and provides their detailed status, allowing the root cause to be easily pinpointed.
In-line Dedupe
  • In-line deduplication will be enabled by default on new OneFS 9.4 clusters. Clusters upgraded to OneFS 9.4 will maintain their current dedupe configuration.
Healthcheck Auto-updates
  • Automatic monitoring, download, and installation of new healthcheck packages as they are released.
CloudIQ Protocol Statistics
  • New protocol statistics ‘count’ keys are added, allowing performance to be measured over a specified time window and providing point-in-time protocol information.
SRS Alerts and CELOG Event Limiting
  • Prevents CELOG from sending unnecessary event types to Dell SRS and restricts CELOG alerts from customer-created channels.
CloudPools Statistics
  • Automated statistics gathering on CloudPools accounts and policies, providing insights for planning and troubleshooting CloudPools-related activities.

OneFS works exclusively with dedicated platform nodes, referred to as a “cluster.” A single cluster consists of multiple nodes, which are rack-mountable enterprise appliances containing: memory, CPU, networking, Ethernet or low-latency InfiniBand interconnects, disk controllers, and storage media. As such, each node in the distributed cluster has compute, and storage or capacity capabilities.

A complete cluster is combined with hardware, software, networks

With built-in interoperability, OneFS solutions are provision capacity in minutes to a cluster. A single volume, single filesystem, and single namespace enable consolidation of data and elimination of storage silos. Regardless of the number of nodes in a cluster, a OneFS powered solution allows users to store and manage petabytes of data with a single admin.

With support for protocols like NFS, SMB, S3, and HDFS, users can simultaneously run applications that require file and object protocols on the same dataset which helps maximize the value of data in a Data First world.

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