Dell EMC PowerShare

Dell Technologies has grown to become one of the world’s most prominent IT infrastructure providers with their deployment of APEX along with their global collaboration with Equinix but they’re going one better now as they’ve just enhanced their Dell EMC PowerStore enterprise storage systems with new firmware upgrades that beef up their performance and automation capabilities.

These automation updates are complemented by Dell EMC CloudIQ, a storage monitoring and analytics software that offers actionable performance and capacity insights in real time.

To give a bit of perspective as to the popularity of Dell EMC PowerStore appliances, Dell Technologies has stated that they’ve globally shipped more than 400 petabytes of PowerStore storage – the equivalent of 136 billion MP3 music files – in more than 60 countries across a slew of industries, from education, gaming and healthcare, all the way to retail, financial services and more.

Dell EMC PowerStore Update – PowerStoreOS 2.0 Benefits

Dubbed as PowerStoreOS 2.0, the new software upgrade can be applied towards new and existing PowerStore appliances without any service disruptions. Once installed, organisations can experience several improvements in performance with 25% more Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) as well as support for scale-up, scale-out workloads for block, file and VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes. 

The addition of the PowerStoreOS 2.0 upgrade also adds the option of NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe-FC) as well as the ability to run applications directly on the system via the AppsON feature for better performance, mobility and workload consolidation.

Another additional benefit of the update is that it optimises capacity and performance for storage management with a guaranteed 4:1 data reduction with the Intelligent Data Reduction functionality constantly running without affecting overall performance. 

The PowerStoreOS 2.0 update also protects against dual drive failures via the Dynamic Resiliency (DRE) engine, requiring 98% less effort versus traditional RAID configurations.

“PowerStore is the fastest-growing new architecture in Dell history. New and existing storage customers are seeing first-hand how its unique design, extreme performance and standout automation capabilities help them innovate and maintain a competitive advantage,” said Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies.

Dell EMC PowerStore’s performance, automation, deduplication and scalability capabilities are helping to transform our IT infrastructure,” said Richard Goodwin, group director of IT, Ultraleap. “With PowerStore, we are realising a 450% performance improvement on some applications and are seeing data reduction rates well above Dell’s 4:1 data reduction guarantee. In our world, speed is a key differentiator and PowerStore is helping accelerate access to the critical data and applications we need to bring our innovations to life.”

Alongside the new PowerStoreOS 2.0 upgrade, Dell Technologies has also introduced the new PowerStore 500 appliance that is a compact 2U form-factor design with the ability to store up to 1.2 petabytes and support 1,500 VDI desktops and up to 2.4 million SQL transactions per minute, all at an affordable price point for smaller organisations or as a supplemental alternative for deployment by  larger organisations.

Dell EMC PowerStore

“The launch of PowerStore 500 will help reduce barriers to entry for the overall platform — making the product offering even more attractive for our mid-size customers as well as those with diverse edge solutions across APJ,” said Grainger Wallis, Senior Vice President, Cloud and Data Storage Solutions, Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell Technologies. “Moreover, the significant update to our PowerStoreOS software enhanced by Dynamic Resiliency Engine (DRE) technology will benefit all PowerStore models with increased levels of performance, intelligence as well as additional protection for mission-critical data within the appliance.” 

The PowerStoreOS 2.0 upgrade along with the availability of the PowerStore 500 will be respectively downloadable and acquirable from 10th June 2020. For more details, check out