Earlier this month we asked Dell EMC to discuss the features of its upcoming unified mid-range storage server. The company declined our request, saying it was too soon to talk.
But what’s this? Check out the February 7 CRN interview with Dell Technologies Vice Chairman Jeff Clarke, who said the new box would have:
- A container-based architecture using micro-services
- A news software stack supporting
- NVMe drives,
- NVMe over Fabrics
- Future storage-class, persistent memory products
- A new filesystem
- AI-based management
Compare this with our own suggestions that we helpfully shared with Dell to try and get the conversation started.
- Controllers based on Dell servers
- A new file system to cope with burgeoning file data growth
- A new software stack to cope with new storage media
- SSDs for fast access data
- Disk drives for bulk capacity data
- NVMe drive support
- NVMe-oF support (Ethernet, Fibre Channel and TCP versions)
- Architecture supporting storage-class (persistent) memory
- Support for persistent memory NVDIMMs and SSDs
- AI-driven admin like PowerMax
- AI-driven migration from Unity + XtremIO + SC + ScaleIO to the new box
itI seems we got it mostly right after all. Will the name be PowerServe as one source has suggested?