Dell EMC PowerScale storage systems aimed at organizing businesses’ unstructured data

Dell Technologies (Dell) announces Dell EMC PowerScale, a new family of storage systems aimed at setting a new “industry standard” for how organizations capture and capitalize on unstructured data, such as documents, images, videos, and social media content.

“Organizations across the Asia Pacific and Japan are looking for their unstructured data storage solutions to do three things well — be scalable, manage the increasing growth of data volume as well as data types and finally, handle data well, no matter where it lives,” said Jay Tuseth, GM, Unstructured Data Solutions, Asia Pacific, Japan & China, Dell Technologies.

The Dell EMC PowerScale storage portfolio offers simplicity at any scale, handling any unstructured data, be it across data centers, at the Edge or in the cloud, and providing intelligent insights that are drawn from their data as well as their infrastructure.

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Dell EMC PowerScale runs on the next generation of OneFS, the operating system best known for powering Dell EMC Isilon. The PowerScale family features new 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, offering the performance that customers need to handle demanding AI, analytics, Internet of Things, digital media, healthcare, and life sciences workloads. New all-flash PowerScale F200 nodes bring up to five times more performance than its predecessor. Enhanced inline data reduction makes the platform up to six times more efficient.


PowerScale clusters can scale from 11TB raw capacity to 60PB and millions of file operations without disruption or costly downtime for customers. Through flexible failover policies, PowerScale delivers up to 85% storage utilization across a cluster and can sustain multi-node failures. With support for a number of leading management and container orchestration frameworks, such as Kubernetes, and Ansible, customers can streamline application development and reduce deployment timeframes.

The introduction of Dell EMC DataIQ software helps companies extract business value from unstructured data, typically uncategorized and found in siloes throughout businesses. DataIQ breaks down data siloes by delivering a single view of the file and object data across Dell EMC, third-party, and public cloud storage.

Dell EMC CloudIQ infrastructure monitoring and analytics software combine machine learning and human intelligence to provide customers with real-time performance and capacity analysis as well as historical tracking for a single view of Dell EMC infrastructure.

Multiprotocol support

PowerScale OneFS 9.0 features broad multiprotocol support, including new S3 support for modern apps relying on object storage. It can be easily deployed in core data centers, in edge locations, or as part of a multi-cloud strategy.

PowerScale for Multi-cloud can directly connect to all major public clouds as a managed service — ideal for customers looking to move or deploy demanding apps in the cloud. Google Cloud customers looking to save time and management complexity can choose Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud, a native cloud service that combines the performance, scale, and consistent experience of PowerScale with the economics and simplicity of Google Cloud.