Software is the key differentiation and the “secret sauce” in the PowerFlex offering. PowerFlex software components not only provide software-defined storage services. They also simplify infrastructure management and orchestration with comprehensive ITOM and LCM capabilities. These capabilities span compute and storage infrastructure, from BIOS and Firmware to nodes, software, and networking.
The core foundational component in the PowerFlex family that enables Software Defined Storage (SDS) services is called “PowerFlex.” This name represents the core value that it enables for the platform. Also, PowerFlex Manager is a comprehensive IT Operational Management (ITOM) and Life Cycle Management (LCM) tool that drastically simplifies management and ongoing operation.
PowerFlex (previously VxFlex OS) is the software foundation of PowerFlex software-defined storage. It is a scale-out block storage service that is designed to deliver flexibility, elasticity, and simplicity with predictable high performance and resiliency at scale.
PowerFlex Manager is the software component in the PowerFlex family that enables ITOM automation and life cycle management capabilities for PowerFlex systems.