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Dell Technologies Introduces Software Enhancements Across Storage Portfolio

by Harold Fritts

At the start of day two of Dell Technologies World, Dell Technologies announced software enhancements across its storage portfolio. More than 500 software advancements will improve intelligence, automation, data mobility, and security across clouds, on-premises, and edge environments with no additional cost to existing customers.

At the start of day two of Dell Technologies World, Dell Technologies announced software enhancements across its storage portfolio. More than 500 software advancements will improve intelligence, automation, data mobility, and security across clouds, on-premises, and edge environments with no additional cost to existing customers.

The enhanced software across Dell PowerStore, PowerMax, and PowerFlex deliver faster data insights, better multi-cloud data control, and increased cyber resiliency. The advancements follow the introduction of Project Alpine, bringing enterprise capacity, performance, and protection of Dell storage software to public clouds.

Dell PowerStore

Dell PowerStore is said to deliver up to 50 percent better performance in a mixed workload and 66 percent greater capacity based on Dell’s internal tests. The enhancements provide businesses with improved business continuity planning strategies with software-only high availability metro replication configured in as few as five clicks. Other software advancements make it possible for organizations to:

  • Better support and secure file workloads with file-level retention, native file replication, and support for third-party file monitoring and ransomware protection.
  • Take advantage of VMware integrations, including improved vVols latency and performance, simplified disaster recovery with vVols replication, VM-level snapshots, and fast clones.
  • Maximize performance of new hardware with end-to-end NVMe support and increased networking speeds.
Dell PowerStore 1000

Dell PowerStore 1000

Dell PowerMax

PowerMax introduces cyber resiliency advancements, including cyber vaults for traditional and mainframe deployments. CloudIQ ransomware capabilities to help detect cyber-attacks early to minimize exposure and speed recovery. PowerMax now supports up to 65 million secure snapshots to improve cyber recovery and increased efficiency with a 4:1 data reduction guarantee.

Dell PowerMax 2500

Dell PowerMax 2500

Other PowerMax benefits include:

  • Increase productivity with automated storage operations such as multi-array smart provisioning, workload optimization, and health monitoring and remediation.
  • Quickly move data to public clouds with faster cloud snapshot shipping and recovery, built-in HA to minimize downtime, and easy restore of cloud-based object storage data.
  • Based on Dell’s internal testing, double the performance, with up to 50 percent better response times in demanding application and mainframe environments on two new NVMe-based PowerMax models.

Dell PowerFlex

PowerFlex consolidates traditional and modern workloads with new file services that allow for unified block and file capabilities on a single platform. PowerFlex simplifies multi-cloud and DevOps with broad file and block support for all major Kubernetes and container orchestration platforms from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Red Hat, Suse, and VMware.

Dell PowerFlex 750

Dell PowerFlex 750

The enhanced software provides customers with the ability to:

  • Realize greater TCO savings by consolidating traditional and containerized workloads using unified block and file storage services across bare metal and virtualized deployments.
  • Simplify PowerFlex deployment through NVMe/TCP connectivity with consistent standards-based storage networking.
  • Streamline operations with new unified compute, storage, and system lifecycle management capabilities.

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