Dell has announced that it will implement more than 500 software enhancements in its storage portfolio.

The computer giant says innovations in PowerStore, PowerMax and PowerFlex will lead to increased intelligence, automation, cyber resilience and flexibility in many clouds.

“Organizations around the world are looking to Dell to help them move faster while making their data a competitive advantage,” said Dell Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Clark.

“We deliver major software innovations to our portfolio to help customers make the most of their data and resources.”

Dell PowerStore

Innovations in the Dell PowerStore will see up to 50% better application performance, 66% more capacity and improvements to enterprise files, and new VMware integrations.

The enhancements also provide better support and secure file workloads with file-level retention, proprietary file replication and support for third-party file monitoring and protection against ransom software, Dell said.

Dell PowerMax

PowerMax will introduce improvements in cyber resilience, including cyber repositories for traditional and mainframe deployments.

It will also double the performance of the new NVMe architecture from end to end and increase productivity with automated storage operations, such as intelligent provisioning of multiple arrays, workload optimization, and health monitoring and recovery.

Dell PowerFlex

PowerFlex will introduce file services to simplify workload consolidation and add file support for all major container orchestration platforms.

Customers can also simplify the implementation of PowerFlex through NVMe-over-TCP connectivity with a consistent, standards-based storage network, Dell said.

When will the improvements be available?

Dell PowerStore, PowerMax, and PowerFlex enhancements plan for global availability in the third quarter of 2022.

Eric Burgener, research vice president of IDC’s Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, said: “Organizations are increasingly looking for an IT infrastructure that provides a cloud experience wherever their data lives.

Dell has designed these extensive software and hardware enhancements to its comprehensive multi-cloud infrastructure portfolio to provide this experience with greater automation, security and control.

Mike Heintzelman, vice president of modern solutions at TD Synnex, added that the innovations will help “organizations simplify IT operations.”

He said: “Our customers choose Dell Technologies storage because it is trusted and provides significant innovations that help organizations keep up with the changing business and IT landscape.

“Significant software innovations introduced in Dell’s storage portfolio will help organizations simplify IT operations, innovate securely, and gain more value from their data.”

Dell unveiled the move during its Technologies World event in Las Vegas, which will take place from May 2 to 5.

So far, she has made a number of announcements, including new cloud experiences, an expanded SaaS ecosystem, and suggestions to help customers manage and secure applications in data centers and multi-cloud environments.

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