Dell EMC PowerStore is Dell Technologies’ latest ground breaking All-flash NVMe Data Storage array.
Based on a versatile scale-up and scale-out platform utilizing Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and today’s most advanced storage technologies, including NVMe Flash, and dual-ported Intel® OptaneTM SSDs, PowerStore uses powerful analytics, automation and active resource balancing to optimize performance and eliminate management overhead. Each appliance utilizes dual active-active storage nodes and a container-based software architecture to provide maximum adaptability. Dell EMC Powerstore utilizes inline data reduction to provide a minimum of 4:1 Data Reduction Rate.
The PowerStore platform is available in two different product models: PowerStore T and the PowerStore X models.
PowerStore T models are unified storage arrays which can service block, file, and vVol resources along with numerous data services and efficiencies. PowerStore T models are perfect for traditional and modern workloads, with examples including relational databases, electronic medical record applications, content repositories, and many more. Beyond the power of a single PowerStore T model appliance, multiple PowerStore T model appliances can be grouped in a cluster. A PowerStore T model cluster can consist of a single-appliance or scale up to four PowerStore T model appliances in a single cluster. A PowerStore cluster enables scaling the compute, storage, and connectivity of the PowerStore solution while managing multiple appliances from a single control plane. A cluster can migrate resources between appliances and intelligently load balance new applications based on storage metrics.
PowerStore X model appliances enable running applications directly on the appliance through the AppsON capability. A native VMware ESXi layer runs embedded applications alongside the PowerStore operating system, all in the form of virtual machines. This feature is in addition to the traditional storage functionality of PowerStore X model appliances, which supports serving external block and vVol storage to servers with FC and iSCSI. This innovative design is perfect for storage-heavy applications, providing additional compute and high-performance storage to an existing environment, or any scenario where density, performance, and availability are primary factors.