Dell Technologies introduced Dell PowerVault ME5, a series of three new entry storage models that are purpose-built and optimized for SAN & DAS, and poised to address a wide range of small-to-medium business (SMB) business challenges. This includes keeping pace with data growth, improving operational simplicity, supporting newer and higher value workloads and delivering business outcomes much faster.
PowerVault ME5 features a modern software design that offers twice the performance, throughput, capacity and memory of its PowerVault ME4 predecessor. PowerVault ME5 is set to help SMBs boost productivity and economic growth by improving their access to data and staying competitive.
“Our success in this category can be credited to our legacy of expertise in designing cost-efficient solutions that address numerous SMB challenges, such as data storage growth, management simplicity, performance and data protection,” said Jason Encarnacion, Data Center Solutions Lead, Dell Technologies Philippines. “Meanwhile, significant technology investments coupled with a keen understanding of the customer’s business needs enables Dell to balance performance and cost for price conscious SMBs.”
With the help of its global Sales and Channel Partners, Dell Technologies catapulted into a leadership position within the entry storage segment. With over 53,000 systems spread over 26,000+ very satisfied PowerVault customers.
“Dell’s leadership in the entry storage segment is a testament of our robust collaborations with authorized partners and their network,” said Sarah Regino, Head of Channels, Dell Technologies Philippines. “The Dell PowerVault ME5 provides resellers with significant refresh revenue while customers realize significant performance, capacity and throughput gains helping them achieve their business goals.”
PowerVault storage delivers an all-inclusive experience of simplified operations, PowerEdge Server compatibility, rich data services, performance and cloud-based storage analytics. One of the reasons IT organizations will find PowerVault ME5 storage attractive is the overall management simplicity that starts with PowerVault Manager – a single ME5 array management (HTML5) GUI with intuitive user navigation and supported scripting with either a Redfish/Swordfish REST or CLI APIs.
PowerVault ME5 is also supported within Dell’s Open Management Enterprise (OME) framework that’s especially useful when PowerVault is installed alongside Dell networks, servers and other Dell 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 AIOPs that uses telemetry, machine learning and other algorithms to provide users with notifications and predictive analytics indicating the operational health of the array, remediation advice, anomalies, capacity projections, reclaimable storage, and more.
PowerVault ME5’s design is highly suited to support a broad set of application workloads including High Performance Computing File Systems with BeeGFS, PixStore and NFS file systems, Safety and Security (CCTV at the Edge), Microsoft and VMware Virtualization, up to 500 Virtual Desktops, select Edge use cases (Oil and Gas Exploration and Cloud Gaming) and many more without compromising performance or availability SLAs. PowerVault ME5 is also well suited for the Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) with its OEM-ready design. Many OEM customers want to utilize the Dell branding in their PowerVault based solutions, while others either require a fully de-branded solution or a rebranded ME5 with their own brand. While PowerVault ME5 can be configured as an all-flash array, Dell’s SMB customers appreciate that PowerVault ME5 is an affordable hybrid storage choice for any of these application environments that don’t demand the low latencies of all-flash and NVMe (nonvolatile memory express) – yet still necessitate important availability, reliability and security characteristics.
“Many SMB customers, like their enterprise counterparts, want to simplify their IT operations, reduce risk and deploy faster and more scalable storage platforms to keep up with modern applications and data growth, they’ll be glad to know that the new PowerVault ME5 arrays remain the simplest, most cost-effective way to meet their infrastructure requirements and desired outcomes,” closed Encarnacion.
The Dell PowerVault ME5 with valid configurations are now available through Dell resellers in the Philippines.