Dell storage, AI innovations promise 2x faster performance than rival

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Dell EMC has announced a number of innovations at Dell Technologies World, Las Vegas, aimed at accelerating the performance of enterprise IT.

Among the innovations include the datacenter solution PowerMax storage array, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) advancements, and the new Dell Wyse 5070 thin client.

PowerMax, featuring end-to-end NVMe and a built-in, real-time machine learning engine, is capable of delivering up to 10M IOPS2 and 50 percent better response times – 2x faster than the nearest competitor, according to Dell.

The storage system supports NVMe-over-Fabrics and high-speed, low-latency Storage Class Memory (SCM), capable of handling the world’s most demanding application workloads.

PowerMax also includes inline deduplication and enhanced compression providing up to 5:1 data reduction, while delivering industry-leading security, protection and resiliency. It achieves greater than “six nines” availability to help ensure zero downtime of business-critical applications.

With its advancements around Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Dell is simplifying the path to VMware-based Clouds, the company said.

The new Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack SDDC advancements offer greater performance and adoption of next generation technologies for multi-clouds in VMware environments.

Dell EMC VxRail adopts advanced technologies, including NVMe and 25Gbps networking connectivity, to greatly speed access to data and applications while Dell EMC VxRack SDDC, built on VxRail hardware with Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers, simplifies management and improves performance. Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack SDDC offer clear path to adopt VMware-based private, hybrid and multi-clouds, Dell said.

The new Dell Wyse 5070 thin client now includes Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation infrastructure and simplified configuration options, the company said.

The solution offers multiple OS, configuration and deployment options, helping enterprises embrace new ways to procure, deploy and manage virtual desktops and apps

With their innovations in Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, PowerMax storage and Dell Precision workstations, Dell and EMC have brought artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning from the desktop to the datacenter, the company said.

Dell EMC PowerEdge is expanded to accelerate AI-driven workloads, analytics, deployment and efficiency. Dell has also expanded its relationship with Intel to advance AI community innovation, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) capabilities with Dell EMC Ready Solutions.

Rajani Baburajan