Dell has announced plans to boost the speed of its storage portfolio with a new set of software updates.
At its Dell Technologies World event, the company revealed that the move will include more than 500 software updates on products including its PowerStore, PowerMax and PowerFlex platforms.
The hardware giant says the updates will include automation, data mobility and security improvements across cloud storage, on-premises servers and edge environments at no additional cost to existing customers.
What’s in store for users?
Dell Powerstore, Dell’s all-flash hardware storage array, will see a 50% performance boost for mixed workloads with up to 66% more capacity, with software-only high-availability metropolitan replication.
Powerstore users are also configured for better support for file workloads, including file-level retention, native file replication, and support for third-party file monitoring and protection against ransomware.
The update will also provide Powerstore users with deeper integrations with VMware, including improved vVols latency and performance, disaster recovery capabilities with VMware vSphere, replication of virtual volumes (vVols), virtual machines and fast clones.
Dell PowerMax, the company’s end-to-end Storage Class Memory (SCM) and NVMe solution, is ready to receive updates such as cyber vaults for traditional and mainframe deployments, as well as capabilities CloudIQ ransomware prevention tool.
PowerMax will now also be able to store 65 million snapshots for data recovery.
Dell PowerFlex, the company’s software-defined storage cloud, is set to receive a new file service that will combine block and file storage, allowing organizations to consolidate traditional and containerized workloads across deployments bare metal and virtualized.
Dell also said the new updates will simplify PowerFlex deployment via NVMe-over-TCP connectivity and allow organizations to streamline operations with new unified compute, storage and system lifecycle management capabilities. within the PowerFlex Manager software.
Dell PowerStore, PowerMax and PowerFlex updates are all expected to be available in Q3 2022.