Dell ObjectScale for Modern Storage Now Available

Next-generation object storage helps IT and developers scale the value of Red Hat OpenShift and VMware environments.

Our next-generation object storage platform, Dell ObjectScale, is now generally available for ordering and for download as a free Community Edition in the Dell Downloads site (Unstructured Data Storage section.)

ObjectScale takes our proven Dell ECS platform as its basis to deliver a new software-defined, microservices-based architecture using Kubernetes. Dell Technologies now offers two complementary enterprise-class object storage options: ECS great for traditional workloads/applications and ObjectScale optimal for modern, cloud-native application development in VMware or Red Hat Open Shift environments.

Graphic providing details on Dell ObjectScale's flexible deployment options. Kubernetes-based object storage from the market leader

On behalf of our global team, I’m honored we’ve been recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a Leader in in the Gartner® 2021 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.”¹

With the latest evolution in object data storage from Dell Technologies, organizations can deliver cloud-scale storage services with the reliability and control of a private-cloud infrastructure. There’s no theoretical limit to the amount of data stored with ObjectScale, and it scales up to meet the data growth challenges facing your business.

And it’s a multi-purpose platform, engineered for cloud-native apps, analytics, AI/ML, media content and long-term archives. Developers can enjoy on-demand, self-service storage via deployment APIs, accelerating application innovation, lowering TCO and empowering a true DevOps culture.

ObjectScale on VMware: featuring VCF and VxRail

ObjectScale’s integration of VMware vSphere with Tanzu™ and the vSAN Data Persistence platform enable you to support modern application workflows using the same VMware infrastructure and tools you know—including Dell VxRail, the only fully integrated, pre-configured and tested HCI system optimized for vSAN.

Now, VxRail customers can deploy ObjectScale on the world’s leading HCI with added support for VMware Cloud Foundation release 4.4², further powering modern workloads that require S3.

It’s a great example of how engineering between VMware, VxRail and ObjectScale unlocks opportunities for your development team and business.

ObjectScale on Red Hat OpenShift: backed by expanded partnership  

ObjectScale also gives you the flexibility to deploy and run S3 compatible object storage on Red Hat OpenShift to support cloud-native applications directly from an on-premises data center.

ObjectScale customers and solution providers can expect even more strategic value as a result of the recent expanded collaboration between Dell Technologies and Red Hat.

“Red Hat and Dell Technologies have a long history of collaboration in extending customer choice and cloud-native innovation based on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform. We are pleased to deepen our relationship to help further drive customer success,” says Bill Sullivan, director, Global Alliances, Red Hat.

Our solution³ on OpenShift gives you the flexibility to run ObjectScale alongside traditional applications on a full-stack Dell infrastructure that includes servers, primary storage and supporting software. The solution features:

    • Data center-level scalability – with the ability to expand clusters to petabyte-scale and 1000+ nodes
    • Maximized storage efficiency and optimized performance – with the ObjectScale bare-metal CSI driver
    • Red Hat OpenShift 4.6 long-term support

Try ObjectScale in your data center for free

There are many more exciting features of ObjectScale to explore and we encourage you to try it out. We offer a free Community Edition of the software to 30TB with no expiration so you can test it in your data center.

Learn more at our Objectscale page.

¹ Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage” by Julia Palmer, Jerry Rozeman, Chandra Mukhyala, Jeff Vogel, October 1, 2021. Dell Technologies was recognized as Dell EMC until 2019.

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² Requires the VMware vSAN Data Persistence platform, VMware vSphere 7 U3c+. On VxRail systems, this requires VxRail Manager 7.0.320.

³ Requires Red Hat OpenShift 4.6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS) 4.6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8/7.9 or 8.0

About the Author: David Noy

David Noy brings 25 years of experience in the storage and data management industry. He spent nearly a decade leading engineering and product management teams for numerous companies, including Dell Technologies, NetApp, Veritas, and Cohesity. Today, David leads two industry-leading technology divisions at Dell Technologies, Unstructured Data Storage and Data Protection, where he is helping to embolden innovation around data management and hybrid cloud; and driving advancement of holistic solutions to help heighten business success for customers worldwide.