Tuesday, 10 September 2019 23:01

Dell EMC adds dual-port Optane and automation to PowerMax


Dell EMC's inclusion of dual port Intel Optane SSDs and Storage Class Memory (SCM) as persistent storage in PowerMax servers is an industry first, according to the company.

Dual port Intel Optane SSDs were co-developed by Dell and Intel as part of their decades-long partnership.

PowerMax servers configured with dual port Optane SSDs will be available from 16 September 2019.

In addition, NVMe-oF is now available for all Dell EMC PowerMax arrays for high performance and low latency.

This involves PowerMax 32Gb FC I/O modules, 32Gb Connectrix switches, directors and 32Gb NVMe host adapters with Dell EMC PowerPath multipathing software.

According to internal testing, these configurations can deliver up to 15M IOPS, 350GBbps bandwidth, 50% better response times, and sub-100 microsecond read response times.

PowerPath is the first enterprise-class SAN multipathing software with full support for NVMe-oF, Dell officials said.

PowerMax uses machine learning, predictive analytics and pattern recognition to automatically place data on the correct media type.

Other new features simplify the automation of infrastructure operations and DevOps workflows.

These are the VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) plug-in, pre-built Ansible modules (available on GitHub), and the Container Storage Interface (CSI) plug-in for Kubernetes on PowerMax.

For organisations following a multi-cloud strategy, there are Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs for Dell EMC PowerMax, VMware Cloud Foundation validated PowerMax and Unity XT arrays, and Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services for disaster recovery across AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.


As part of our Lead Machine Methodology we will help you get more leads, more customers and more business. Let us help you develop your digital marketing campaign

Digital Marketing is ideal in these tough times and it can replace face to face marketing with person to person marketing via the phone conference calls and webinars

Significant opportunity pipelines can be developed and continually topped up with the help of Digital Marketing so that deals can be made and deals can be closed

- Newsletter adverts in dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- News site adverts from small to large sizes also as dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- Guest Editorial - get your message out there and put your CEO in the spotlight

- Promotional News and Content - displayed on the homepage and all pages

- Leverage our proven event promotion methodology - The Lead Machine gets you leads

Contact Andrew our digital campaign designer on 0412 390 000 or via email andrew.matler@itwire.com



Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication have become mandatory in most industries.

Data encryption methods previously used only by military and intelligence services have become common practice in all data transfer networks across all platforms, in all industries where information is sensitive and vital (financial and government institutions, critical infrastructure, data centres, and service providers).

Get the full details on Layer-1 encryption solutions straight from PacketLight’s optical networks experts.

This white paper titled, “When 1% of the Light Equals 100% of the Information” is a must read for anyone within the fiber optics, cybersecurity or related industry sectors.

To access click Download here.


Stephen Withers

joomla visitors

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.



Recent Comments