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Dell PowerMax 2500 and 8500 The latest PowerMax models achieve new levels of performance at scale combined with industry-leading cyber resiliency, intelligent automation, and high efficiency to unlock the power of data. Based on PowerMaxOS 10, a breakthrough NVMe scaleout architecture, and the latest global inline data reduction, PowerMax delivers predictable performance, enhanced flexibility, and the highest levels of efficiency to increase your competitiveness. The PowerMax 2500 provides organizations with an attractive entry point into mission-critical storage with up to 7×1 more storage capacity (8PBe) packaged in half the footprint vs. previous models. Combined with the industry’s richest data services, the 2500 offers flexibility and agility to support demanding mixed workloads of block, file, and mainframe storage with the highest levels of availability and cyber resiliency. Both models come with a 4:1 data reduction guarantee for Open Systems and 3:1 for Mainframe. The PowerMax 8500 delivers extreme performance at scale for massive consolidation of block, file, and mainframe storage to reduce complexity and drive down TCO. Customers can start small with two nodes and grow large to 16 nodes and up to 18PBe of total capacity. The 8500 is ideal for the most demanding mixed workloads that require always-on operations with the industry’s most advanced cyber resiliency including the new PowerMax cyber vault solution. Based on the powerful Dynamic Fabric architecture, the PowerMax offers a powerful yet flexible design to independently grow nodes and storage capacity in increments of a single drive. The PowerMax 2500/8500 utilize Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and today’s most advanced storage technologies including end-to-end NVMe, InfiniBand 100Gb/s, dual-ported NVMe flash drives, NVMe/TCP connectivity, and hardware-based data reduction. Each PowerMax model is designed for 6 nines of data availability and delivers continuously modern storage throughout its product lifecycle with Dell’s Future-Proof program, Anytime Upgrade, seamless data mobility, and PowerMaxOS upgrades in under 6 seconds2. Specifications Scale up and Scale out PowerMax is built from modular storage components for compute and media. The compute modules are packaged as node pairs. Each node pair contains two PowerMax compute nodes, complete software and licensing, cache memory, redundant power, and connectivity modules. These are combined with 48-slot Dynamic Media Enclosures (DMEs) to configure NVMe flash drives. PowerMax arrays are delivered with an all-inclusive software package. NVMe drive capacity can be added to the system to scale up to a total effective capacity of 8 PBe on the PowerMax 2500 and up to 18 PBe on the PowerMax 8500 (with global, inline compression and deduplication enabled). Detailed specifications and a comparison of the PowerMax 2500 and 8500 arrays follow:

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