Introducing PowerMax

Below is a summary of the session I did on VMAX at Dell Technologies World.  Introducing PowerMax!!

  • PowerMax, NVMe driven storage array
  • 10M IOPs, 150GB/sec
  • 16m snaps
  • Compression, dedupe, D@RE
  • 6x9s uptime
  • PowerMax 2000 and PowerMax 8000
    • 7M IOPS and 10M IOPs
    • 1PBe and 4PBe
    • 64 FC/iSCSI and 256 FC/FICON/iSCSI
  • Dual Ported Active/Active
  • 48 CPU cores and 72 CPU Cores
  • 7TB NVMe Drives
  • True NDU, No impact to hosts for upgrades
  • Service levels: Diamond, Silver, Bronze
  • SnapVX, Protect Point
    • 256 snaps and 1024 linked
    • Protect against accidental deletion
  • SRDF
    • Synch, Metro and Async
    • Online device expansion
    • ORS interoperability
    • SRDF Metro: Add, Remove, and Move devices
  • Non-Disruptive Migrations
    • Free
  • Enhanced Mainframe data services
  • ProtectPoint integration to DataDomain
  • Unisphere for PowerMax 9.0
    • HTML5 Based
  • eNAS capabilities
  • 3:1 Average Inline Data Reduction
  • 2019 introduce Real-time machine learning
  • Machine Learning engine
  • NVMe protocol used
  • 3D XPoint drives coming in 2019
  • NVMe + SCM in 2019
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VxRack FLEX: Introduction and What’s New

Below is a summary of the session I did on VxRack Flex at Dell Technologies World.

  • ScaleIO is now VxRack Flex OS
  • Choice of Hyper-visor/bare metal
  • High performance for applications and databases
  • Server SAN / 2-layer architecture
  • Multi-hypervisor / Bare Metal
  • 14th Generation adds 2.3x IOPs, 250% more bandwidth
  • Management and Monitoring
    • VxFlex OS, VMware vCenter, Vision Intelligent Operations, ESRS
  • Data Protection with DPS Suite, Avamar and Netowrker with Data Domain and RP4VMs

Hardware

  • Dell PowerEdge 14th Gen
  • Nexus 9K ToR
  • 9K access switch
  • 3k management
  • VxRack Controller
  • Completely redundant
  • R640 and R740XD options

Software

  • VxFlex OS (Formely ScaleIO)
  • Choice of hypervisor