Dell Technologies unveils PowerScale storage systems


Dell Technologies has unveiled the Dell EMC PowerScale, a family of storage systems for organizations to better 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.

Dell EMC PowerScale runs on the next generation of OneFS, says Dell. The PowerScale family features 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.

The PowerScale family delivers up to 15.8 million input-output operations per second (IOPS) per cluster, says Dell. All-flash PowerScale F200 nodes are up to five times faster than its predecessor.

PowerScale can also start small and grow to massive, petabyte-scale. Clusters can scale from 11TB raw capacity to 60PB and millions of file operations, Dell. Nodes can be added to either PowerScale or an existing Isilon cluster.

The introduction of DataIQ software lets companies extract business value from unstructured data, typically uncategorized and found in siloes throughout businesses, says Dell.

PowerScale OneFS 9.0 features broad multi-protocol support, including S3 support for modern apps relying on object storage. Additional support for protocols including NFS, SMB and HDFS, says Dell.

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

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