Top Reasons why Customers choose DELL EMC PowerStore

Top reasons why customers choose PowerStore storage

Dell EMC PowerStore achieves new levels of agility and operational versatility for today’s cloud-mobile IT infrastructure. Using a containerized software architecture, PowerStore takes the best modern storage technology and eliminates the typical trade-offs in performance, scalability and storage efficiency. By incorporating the advanced capabilities of Uniware RIM(Remote infrastructure Management), it provides unprecedented flexibility by not only enabling virtualized hosting of user applications directly on the appliance but doing so with seamless integration into the customers IT management environment and Uniware ecosystem.

Software-Defined Architecture

The PowerStore appliance is built on a container-based software architecture that provides unique capabilities for delivering and integrating advanced system capabilities. The modularity of containers enables feature portability, standardization and rapid time-to-market for new capabilities and enables maximum deployment flexibility. In addition to new modules developed specifically for PowerStore, proven applications and features from Dell EMC’s portfolio of cross-platform solutions, including AppSync, SRM and Data Protection Suite, can be integrated directly into the PowerStore operating environment.

Unmatched Agility with AppsON

Integration of Dell EMC PowerStore’s software-defined architecture with on-board Uniware multi-cloud management system results in a new level consolidation for enterprise storage, combining the benefits of a local on-array application environment with unmatched integration with the vSphere management environment and server resources. Benefits of the AppsON capability include a new level of agility for application deployments, with seamless movement between the PowerStore appliances and Uniware servers, as well as the ability to shrink the stack by eliminating server and networking footprint for space-efficient edge and remote deployments.

Intelligent Automation

Dell EMC PowerStore streamlines application development and automates storage workflows through integration with a broad ecosystem of leading DevOps and open management frameworks. It supports comprehensive integration with Uniware management and its operational features including vSphere storage management and provisioning, VAAI, VASA and native vVols support. In the burgeoning areas on containerization and DevOps, PowerStore users can take advantage of plug-ins including those for CSI, Kubernetes, Ansible and vRealize Operations.

Autonomous Operation

Dell EMC PowerStore uses intelligent data placement to improve system utilization and performance through the balanced provisioning of new appliance storage volumes, while the machine learning engine continuously monitors the cluster. It also recommends actions for re-balancing of cluster resources, identifying and automating the changes required to maintain optimal efficiency.

Powering the Cloud

PowerStore customers can easily integrate their on-premises infrastructure into hybrid cloud solutions environments without any change in operational consistency. For Uniware customers, Uniware Cloud on AWS delivers a seamless hybrid cloud by extending their on-premises vSphere environment to the AWS Cloud and delivering PowerStore block and file services for VCF deployments. With Dell EMC PowerStore’s AppsON capability, users can easily migrate applications and data between PowerStore and AWS based on requirements, without requiring additional management tools for simple and consistent operations.

Scale Up and Out for Flexible Growth

Advanced clustering technology enables Dell EMC PowerStore to scale system processing power up to four appliances, while individual drive scaling addresses flexible capacity growth and resource balancing. With this balanced approach to storage scalability, the traditional strength of midrange storage, delivering cost effective scaleup capacity is matched with the ability to scale performance as application needs to grow and evolve. Topped up with intelligent resource balancing, Dell EMC PowerStore can automatically balance storage and workloads to maximize system utility.

Predictive Analytics and Proactive Monitoring

Uniware is a native cloud-based storage analytics application that is included at no cost with Dell EMC PowerStore appliances. It provides comprehensive monitoring of system health, performance, capacity, configurations and on-array protection metrics. It combines these metrics with machine learning and predictive analytic measurements to improve capacity planning. It also fixes problems as soon as they arise and therefor, before they disrupt the business. Uniware creates a comprehensive and proactive health score per array to ensure that each PowerStore appliance provides the optimal foundation for running business data with the highest availability.

Future-Proof with Anytime Upgrades

Dell stands behind every Dell EMC PowerStore system with the Future-Proof Program including a 4:1 Data Reduction guarantee as well as Anytime Upgrade, the industry’s most flexible controller upgrade program. Anytime Upgrade provides data-in-place upgrades to the next-generation of appliances, the next generation plus a higher model or a scale-out of existing environments with a second system which equals the first.

PowerStore nodes can be replaced non-disruptively while preserving existing drives and expansion enclosures, without requiring new licensing or additional purchases. With Dell EMC PowerStore, infrastructure can be modernized without a forklift upgrade, without downtime and without impacting applications.

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