Dell Technologies announces the new PowerScale Storage system

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Dell Technologies has announced Dell EMC PowerScale, a new family of storage systems engineered with industry-leading storage software and server hardware.

This sets a new industry standard for how organizations capture and capitalize on unstructured data, such as documents, images, videos and social media content.

“The amount of unstructured data enterprises store as file or object storage is expected to triple by 2024, and there are no signs of it slowing,” said Dan Inbar, president and general manager, Storage, Dell Technologies. “In this data era, businesses need a simple, seamless and cost-effective way to store and use unstructured data to innovate, create differentiation and bring products to market faster. The Dell EMC PowerScale family provides the foundation companies need to unlock the potential of their data, no matter where it resides, and use it to drive meaningful business impact.”

The PowerScale runs on the next generation of OneFS, the operating system best known for powering Dell EMC Isilon. The PowerScale family features new 1U PowerEdge-based PowerScale all-flash and NVMe nodes and existing Isilon all-flash, hybrid and archive nodes running the PowerScale OneFS 9.0 operating system.

Commenting on the announcement, Amita Potnis, research director, Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, IDC said: “Organizations seeking out ways to manage the exponential growth of unstructured data must understand that this is not just a storage issue, it’s a holistic data management challenge. PowerScale allows companies to easily capture unstructured data, and when combined with new Dell EMC DataIQ software, companies can better understand how to make that data can work for them.”

Powerscale delivers up to 15.8 million input-output operations per second (IOPS) per cluster, offering the performance that customers need to handle demanding AI, analytics, IOT, digital media, healthcare and life sciences workloads.

Dell EMC PowerScale also supports a wide variety of file protocols and customers can easily deploy it to meet their infrastructure needs.

Dell EMC PowerScale OneFS 9.0, PowerScale nodes and DataIQ are now generally available globally.

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