Dell upgrades PowerStore hardware, software

Dell is detailing components and program updates to its midrange unified file and block PowerStore storage architecture.

The upgrades appear two years after Dell released the PowerStore platform, which it promises has observed 12,000 deployments in that time. That’s a really excellent demonstrating contemplating it competes with NetApp, HPE, Hitachi Vantara, IBM, and Pure Storage in the block storage sector.

Shannon Champion, product or service marketing lead for Dell Technologies in converged infrastructure and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), thorough the upgrades in a web site put up. 

The Gen 2 system refresh is pretty an enhance about the more mature hardware. Now utilizing Cascade Lake-era Intel processors, the new PowerStore methods appear with up to 50% extra IOPS for combined workloads, up to 70% a lot quicker writes, and up to 10 periods advancement in copy operations. Greatest capability is up 66% to far more than 18 PBe for every cluster, thanks to a 24-bay, 2U rack NVMe growth chassis, with aid for up to eight situations far more volumes per appliance.

Also, PowerStore supports 100Gb NVMe/TCP deployment by Dell’s SmartFabric Storage Computer software, which automates deployment and connectivity of SAN materials. Businesses with out Fibre Channel infrastructure can now hook up PowerStore to NVMe/TCP networks, which Dell states can provide up to 73% greater general performance at 50% decrease expense for every port.

On the computer software front, PowerStoreOS 3. provides more than 120 new characteristics and extra new capabilities than the original 2020 start, in accordance to Winner. It provides indigenous file, VMware virtual volumes (vVols), and metro region synchronous replication to the existing asynchronous block replication to safeguard any workload (block, vVols or file) within just the PowerStore ecosystem. (Metro volume synchronous replication lets enterprises to build a shared storage atmosphere across a metro region length, according to Dell.) 

PowerStoreOS 3. also substantially updates VMware integration with conclude-to-close VMware visibility inside of the PowerStore Manager GUI, moreover the capability to provision VM-degree PowerStore solutions, such as snapshots and replication, instantly from vSphere.

On the protection entrance, PowerStore 3. adds Components Root of Trust and Safe Boot, many thanks to the new Xeon chips, for silicon-based mostly protection in opposition to malware tampering. It also allows third-occasion crucial supervisor guidance, conclusion-to-stop FIPS 140-2 compliance, and CEPA-enabled ransomware detection.

Dell says PowerStore Gen 1 customers who enrolled in Dell’s At any time Up grade program will get the Gen 2 hardware upgrade, 3. software, and the ProDeploy deployment products and services – which presents swift deployment and configuration of client programs – at no added expense.

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