The Future of Direct-attached Storage is “Better Together”

PowerVault MD Series simplifies the challenges of server capacity expansion and delivers high-speed application access to data.

Regardless of scale, IT business advantages often occur when innovative technologies can be merged or integrated together to simplify operations, enhance business agility, sharpen a competitive edge and improve overall efficiencies, including cost and time savings. These advantages can prove to be either disruptive, causing notable change in the way the business operates, or incremental, extending the technological capabilities that already exist.

At Dell Technologies, we recently announced a next generation of PowerVault storage systems. These systems directly attach to previous and new generations of PowerEdge servers that provide incremental storage capacity to meet the needs of server application data growth. The new series of PowerVault storage enclosures include the low-cost dense MD2412, the performance-optimized MD2424 and the high-density MD2460. Beyond the models themselves, we designed these systems for the future with support for emerging technologies including SAS4 24Gb and PERC, ensuring continued value into the distant future. We call this “better together.”

The new Dell PowerVault M2460 storage solution, frontal view.
The new Dell PowerVault M2460 storage solution.

Better Together

Better together for Dell means ensuring our customers get more value out of their technology investments by coupling platforms with the features, functions and services they need for success. PowerVault and PowerEdge teams did this with compelling collaboration and technology integration to simplify the challenges of server capacity expansion and deliver high-speed application access to data. The better together efforts have resulted in a joint solution that takes a step toward the future, bringing compute power and storage scalability firmly together – affordably.

The latest PowerEdge servers are easy to use and equipped to handle vast amounts of data for all kinds of outcomes. With our customers pursuing so many different strategies to accomplish more, having the PowerVault MD Series as a validated, trusted and economical storage option is imperative for high availability and server workload scalability needs.

Reach New Heights with PowerVault MD

The PowerVault MD Series, like PowerEdge servers, is fully supported by Dell Technologies and OEM-ready for companies wanting to integrate this combined solution into their product offerings.

So, if you’re looking for an affordable, dense storage solution to easily expand your PowerEdge server capacity, none are quite as accessible as the PowerVault MD Series. The MD Series offers future-ready benefits that can save you time and hassle down the road. That’s investment protection.

Visit the PowerVault and PowerEdge product sites to learn more.

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.