Dell Technologies Raises the Bar for Delivering Technological Innovation

Dell Technologies receives two TechTarget Product of the Year awards for Dell EMC VxRail and Dell EMC PowerStore.

We are pleased to announce that both Dell EMC PowerStore and Dell EMC VxRail have been named to the 2020 Products of the Year by TechTarget’s Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.  Dell Technologies was the only major vendor to win in two categories. In the hyper-converged and composable infrastructure category, Dell EMC VxRail E Series with Intel Optane persistent memory was named the Gold Award winner while Dell EMC PowerStore took home the Silver Award in the disk and disk subsystem category.

The key to transformation is taking rapid action at the right time. That is why we put our customers and partners at the center of everything we do – helping them to stay agile. The 2020 Product of the Year selection, which marks just the latest award in a string of customer, partner and industry recognition, is further validation that we are headed in the right direction.

VxRail: Making the Exceptional Expected

Launched over 5 years ago, VxRail remains the only jointly engineered hyperconverged infrastructure system with VMware. VxRail has continually set and raised the bar for reliability, performance and operational simplicity with features like single click upgrades and VMware synchronous releases (30-day commitment), helping to make Dell Technologies #1 in HCI Systems for 14 consecutive quarters.

Our customers realize exceptional productivity and business advantages with VxRail as highlighted in a recently completed IDC study The Business Value of Dell EMC VxRail and VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail. Some of the impressive results include:

  • 452% 5-year ROI with 10 months to payback
  • 32% faster transactions and 39% faster queries
  • 72% lower application costs

In addition, customer reviews were instrumental in delivering us the prestigious March 2020, Gartner Peer Insight Customer Choice for HCI. One customer noted: “They promised us a ‘mythical unicorn’ of IT; VxRail definitely delivered” – Senior Network Analyst II, Education (read full review).

We also delivered innovation at the edge with the release of our first-ruggedized VxRail, the D Series, resulting in CRN naming it one of the Coolest Hyperconverged Systems for 2020.

PowerStore: The Future of Storage is Here

Last year, we introduced PowerStore – a modern storage appliance designed for the data era. This groundbreaking new platform broke records at Dell Technologies, becoming the fastest-ramping storage products in our history, with quick adoption in diverse industries around the world. Customer reviews cite the platform’s uniquely adaptable infrastructure, modern software design, 7x performance improvement vs. previous platforms and game-changing innovations like AppsON.

  • “…it fits like a glove with our cloud strategy”
  • “…delivers the best data reduction with phenomenal performance”
  • “…leverages virtualization like no other array on the market”

In addition to the Storage Magazine award, PowerStore has also been recognized by CRN as the overall winner for 2020 Product of the Year for Storage – SMB External Storage Hardware, CRN 2020 Tech Innovator Award, Storage-Midrange, as well as taking home and a Design Value Award Winner for Design Management Institute!

Thank You!

We will stop at nothing to help our customers and partners and we thank you, recognizing Dell Technologies for what we help to deliver to you – innovation, rich features and functionality, top-notch quality and reliability, and an industry-leading future-proof program. We look forward to what’s next in 2021. For more information please visit the PowerStore and VxRail websites or reach out to your account representative.

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.