• Dell EMC PowerMax 8000 NVMe Data Storage

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    • Enable massive consolidation and extreme performance for traditional and next-generation applications with the Dell EMC PowerMax 8000 storage array.

      PowerMax 8000 is the world’s fastest data storage array1 and the flagship of the all-flash PowerMax family. This enterprise array is built with end-to-end NVMe to offer the highest levels of performance for the most demanding mission-critical workloads in the modern data center.

      Meet the requirements of enterprise IT with six nines of high availability and massive scalability.

      PowerMax delivers the data services you trust with the Essentials or Pro software packages. Maximize storage efficiency with inline, global data dedupe and compression. Data-at-rest encryption and best-in-class data protection keep data secure and available.

    • Key features:

      • End-to-end NVMe platform designed for the highest levels of storage performance of up to 10M IOPS2
      • Scales up to 4PB effective capacity with deduplication and compression
      • Optimizes performance with built-in machine learning engine and automated data placement
      • Supports open systems, mainframe, IBM i, block and file storage
      • Protects investment with the Future-Proof Loyalty Program (support agreement required)
    • Dell EMC PowerMax 8000 Specifications

    • Specifications  

      Bricks/zBricks

       

      5Number of Bricks or zBricks

      1 to 8

      ENGINE ENCLOSURE

      4u

      CPU

      Intel Xeon E5-2697-v4

       

       42.8 GHz 18 core

      # CORES PER CPU/PER

      ENGINE/PER SYSTEM

      18/72/576

      DYNAMIC VIRTUAL MATRIX INTERCONNECT

      InfiniBand Dual Redundant Fabric:

       

      56 Gbps per port

      CACHE

       

      CACHE-SYSTEM MIN (RAW)

      1,024 GB

      CACHE-SYSTEM MAX (RAW)

      16 TB (with 2,048 GB engine)

      CACHE-PER ENGINE OPTIONS

      1 TB, 2 TB

      VAULT

       

      VAULT STRATEGY

      Vault to Flash

      VAULT IMPLEMENTATION

      4 to 8 NVMe Flash SLICs / Engine

      FRONT END I/O MODULES

       

      MAXIMUM FRONT-END I/O MODULES/BRICK

      6 (up to 8 on Mainframe)

      FRONT-END I/O MODULES AND PROTOCOLS SUPPORTED

      FC:  4 x 16 Gbs (FC, SRDF)

      10 GbE: 4 x 10 GbE (iSCSI, SRDF)

      FICON:  4 x 16 Gbs (FICON)

      eNAS I/O MODULES

       

      MAX eNAS I/O MODULES/ SOFTWARE DATA MOVER

      63

      eNAS I/O MODULES SUPPORTED

      10 GbE: 2 x 10 GbE Optical

      110 GbE:  2 x 10 GbE Cu

      28 Gbs: 4 x 8 Gbs FC (Tape BU)

      eNAS SOFTWARE DATA MOVERS

       

      MAX SOFTWARE DATA MOVERS

      38 (7 Active and 1 Standby)

       

      (8 Data Movers requires minimum 4 Bricks)

      MAX NAS CAPACITY/ARRAY (TERABYTES USABLE)

      3584

    • Quantity one (1) 2 x 10 GbE Optical module is the default choice/Data Mover.

      Used to support NDMP Tape Backup.

      Support for 8 Data Movers on the PowerMax 8000 is available by request.

      CPUs run continuously in Turbo Mode except at significantly elevated ambient temperatures.

      zBricks applicable to PowerMax 8000 only.

      Two eNAS I/O modules/Datamover standard.  Three can be supported depending on configuration via RPQ.

    • Specifications  

      CAPACITY, DRIVES

       

      Max Capacity per Array (Open)[1]

      4 PBe

      Base Capacity per Brick (Open)

      54 TBu

      Base Capacity per Brick (Mainframe)

      13.2 TBu

      Incremental Flash Capacity Packs

      13.2 TBu

      Max Drives per Brick

      32 Usable + spare(s)

      Max Drives per Array

      288

      Max Drives per System Bay

      144

      Min Drive Count per Brick

      8 + 1 spare

      NVMe DRIVES

       

      NVMe Drives Supported (2.5”)

      1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB

      BE Interface

      NVMe over PCIe

      RAID Options Supported

      RAID 5(7 +1) (default) RAID 6(6+2)

      Mixed RAID Group Support

      No

      Support for Mixed Drive Capacities

      Yes

      NVMe DRIVE ARRAY ENCLOSURE

       

      24 x 2.5” Drive DAE

      Yes

      CABINET CONFIGURATIONS

       

      Standard 19" bays

      Yes

      Single Brick System Bay Configuration

      No

      (Packaging based on Quad Bricks, but initial Brick in each System Bay supported)

      Dual/Quad Brick

      System Bay Configuration

      Quad

      Third Party Rack Mount Option

      Yes

      DISPERSION

       

      Third Party Rack Mount Option

      Yes (on request)

      PRE-CONFIGURATION FROM FACTORY

       

      100% Thin Provisioned

      Yes

      HOST SUPPORT

       

      Open Systems

      Yes

      Mainframe

      Yes

      Mixed Mainframe and Open

      Yes

      POWER OPTIONS

       

      Input Power Options

      Single or Three Phase Delta or Wye

    • 1 Max capacity per array based on over provisioning ratio of 1.0.

      2192 drives can be supported in a single cabinet when two systems are packaged in the same rack.

      3 13.2TBu Brick and Flash capacity pack usable capacities are based on RAID 5 (7+1). 11.3TBu base capacity and Flash capacity pack increments possible with RAID 5(3+1) on PowerMax 2000.

    • Specifications  

      I/O PROTOCOLS SUPPORTED

       

      16 Gb/s FC Host Ports

       

      Maximum/Brick

      132

      Maximum/array

      1256

      16 Gb/s FICON Host Ports

       

      Maximum/Brick

      132

      Maximum/array

      1256

      10 GbE iSCSI Ports (Optical)

       

      Maximum/Brick

      132

      Maximum/array

      1256

      10 GbE SRDF Ports (Optical)

       

      Maximum/Brick

      132

      Maximum/array

      1256

      Embedded NAS ports

       

      10 GbE Optical Ports

       

      Max ports/Software Data Mover

      4

      Maximum ports/array

      32

      10 GbE Copper Ports

       

      Max ports/Software Data Mover

      4

      Maximum ports/array

      32

      8 Gb/s FC Tape Back Up Ports

       

      Max ports/Software Data Mover

      2

      Maximum ports/array

      16

    • 1 Maximum number of ports/brick and maximum/array based on initial system sale as multi-brick.  If system originates as a single brick, port counts will be reduced to a 24 per brick maximum and a 192 per array maximum.

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      2 Based on Dell EMC internal analysis of maximum input/output operations per second (within a single array) for PowerMax 8000, March 2018

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