Introducing the New Gold Standard for Entry Storage

Dell PowerVault ME5 is a simple, powerful and scalable storage solution for high value SMB workloads.

Graphic providing features details of Dell Technologies PowerVault ME5.Today Dell Technologies unleashed Dell PowerVault ME5, a series of three new entry storage models that are purpose-built and optimized for SAN and DAS and poised to address a wide range of small-to-medium business (SMB) 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 does this with a modern software design that offers twice the performance, throughput, capacity and memory of its PowerVault ME4 predecessor – without compromise. PowerVault ME5 is set to help SMBs boost productivity and economic growth by improving their access to data and staying competitive. 

Our global Sales and Channel Partners have catapulted Dell Technologies into a leadership position within the entry storage segment with over 53,000 systems spread over more than 26,000 very satisfied PowerVault customers. Dell’s success can be credited to its legacy of knowing how to design cost-efficient solutions that can address numerous SMB challenges of data storage growth, management simplicity, performance and data protection. 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.

“Dell PowerVault ME5 provides our resellers with significant refresh revenue while our customers will realize significant performance, capacity and throughput gains helping them achieve their business goals,” says Jörg Eilenstein, COO, TIM AG.

Dell Technologies ME5 group photo.
New PowerVault ME5012, ME5024, ME5084 models.

PowerVault storage has always brought customers 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.

Analyst quote on Dell Technolgies PowerVault ME5.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 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, our 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 – 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.

Now, with the availability of Dell PowerVault ME5 with valid configurations starting as low as $12,000, entry storage has never been so powerful, scalable and economical.

We welcome you to see for yourself at our PowerVault site.

About the Author: Shannon Champion

Shannon leads Product Marketing for Dell Technologies’ leading and comprehensive portfolio of primary storage, HCI, and CI offerings. Shannon joined Dell EMC in 2014, helped launch the first EMC hyper-converged solution in that year, and has been part of the hyperconverged marketing team since then. As a marketing and sales enablement expert, Shannon has more than 20 years of experience in several cross-functional and management roles within IT including product marketing, business development, manufacturing and quality with both direct manufacturers and channel partners. Before joining EMC, Shannon led Cisco product management and marketing for a national channel partner, PC Connection; was a product marketing manager and quality engineer for the IBM/Lenovo PC Division; and worked as a manufacturing process engineer for IBM’s microelectronics division. Shannon received her M.B.A. from Kenan-Flagler School of Business in North Carolina, and her M.S. and B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester in upstate NY. Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. Our industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies enables organizations to modernize, automate, and transform their data center.