Dell Technologies Continuously Modern Storage – eBook

Executive Summary

Modernizing and simplifying infrastructure is a key priority for IT organizations as they replace aging storage systems. The digital transformation initiatives that enterprises increasingly pursue to gain greater business value from their data often include next-generation workloads, such as analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), that require high performance, availability, and scalability. Procuring storage systems that support scale-out, software-defined architectures and nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) technologies now takes on added importance in comparison to past refresh cycles. Intelligent management and automation capabilities are also critical for organizations that need to stay agile to respond to business needs on expedited time frames and reduce total cost of operations in a tough economic climate.

Dell PowerStore offers scale-up and scale-out architecture options, enterprise-level performance and availability, low-latency NVMe solid state drives (SSDs) and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technologies, and AI-driven management and automation to ease operations at midrange storage system price points. IDC conducted research that explored the value and benefits for organizations that were using Dell PowerStore to optimize, modernize, and scale business-critical workloads. The research initiative included interviews with organizations that not only use Dell PowerStore but also have deep experience and knowledge about the costs and benefits of using the storage system.