Thursday, February 22

PowerVault ME5, the storage solution for SMEs


Dell PowerVault ME5 Storage

Dell has just renewed its range of storage for small and medium businesses. Called PowerVault ME5, it is a range of three new midsize business storage models specifically designed and optimized for SAN and DAS and ready to address a wide range of SMB business challenges. This includes keeping pace with data growth, improving operational simplicity, supporting new workloads, and delivering business results much faster. The PowerVault ME5 makes this possible through a modern software design that offers twice the performance, throughput, capacity, and memory of its predecessor PowerVault ME4. PowerVault ME5 is set to help SMBs drive productivity and economic growth by improving their access to data and staying competitive.

PowerVault storage provides customers with a comprehensive experience of simplified operations, PowerEdge Server support, rich data services, cloud-based storage performance and analytics. One of the reasons IT organizations will find powerVault ME5 storage appealing is the overall management simplicity provided by PowerVault Manager: a single ME5 array management GUI (HTML5) with intuitive user navigation and supported scripting with a Redfish/Swordfish REST or CLI API. PowerVault ME5 also supports Dell’s Open Management Enterprise (OME) framework, which is especially useful when PowerVault is installed alongside Dell networks, servers and other infrastructure in a data center. Finally, customers with ProSupport Services for PowerVault ME5 can access CloudIQ at no additional cost. CloudIQ is Dell’s cloud-based AIOP that uses telemetry, machine learning and other algorithms to provide users with predictive notifications and analytics indicating array operational status, remediation advice, anomalies, capacity projections, reclaimable storage and more.

PowerVault ME5 is set to help SMBs drive productivity and economic growth

The PowerVault ME5 is designed well suited to support a broad set of application workloads, including high-performance computing file systems with BeeGFS, PixStore and NFS file systems, security and safety (CCTV at the edge), virtualization from Microsoft and VMware, up to 500 virtual desktops, Edge use cases (oil and gas exploration and cloud gaming) and more, without compromising performance or availability SLAs. PowerVault ME5 is also suitable for original equipment manufacturing (OEM) with your OEM-ready design. Many OEM customers want to use the Dell brand in their PowerVault-based solutions, while others require a completely unbranded solution or a rebranded ME5 with their own brand. While PowerVault ME5 can be configured as an all-flash array, PowerVault ME5 is an affordable SMB hybrid storage option for any of these application environments that don’t demand the low latencies of all-flash and NVMe, but However, they still require important availability, reliability and security features.

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