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Principled Technologies Publishes Results from Hands-on Testing of the Dell EMC PowerMax 8000 All-Flash NVMe Array and the Array of a Competitor

BWW News Desk
March 15, 2019

Companies in the market for enterprise-class storage seek a platform that provides strong application performance, makes efficient use of storage capacity, employs an underlying architecture that will serve them well as their needs change over time, and makes routine tasks quick and easy to execute. A new study from Principled Technologies used hands-on testing to explore these capabilities for two all-flash NVMe storage arrays, the Dell EMC PowerMax 8000 and the array of a competitor (“Vendor A”).

According to the report, “The Dell EMC PowerMax array delivered 25 percent more IOPS on an OLTP-like workload. In a simulated migration of a compressible data set, the Dell EMC PowerMax exceeded the expected compression ratio while the Vendor A array failed to meet it. In contrast to the federated architecture of Vendor A, the Dell EMC PowerMax architecture lets both controllers access every disk, which could increase flexibility and reduce upfront planning and ongoing maintenance. Finally, the Unisphere for PowerMax management tool let us execute a routine task in half the time we needed on the Vendor A array.”

To learn more about what PT discovered about the advantages of selecting the Dell EMC PowerMax 8000, review the comparison report, infographic, and video


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