PowerFlex is a software-defined infrastructure platform that is built to reduce operational and infrastructure complexity. PowerFlex empowers organizations to move faster by delivering flexibility, elasticity, and simplicity with an exceptionally predictable performance for mission-critical workloads, while also providing resiliency at scale. The PowerFlex family provides a foundation that combines compute and high-performance storage resources in a managed, unified fabric.
The PowerFlex storage platform:
PowerFlex leverages the power of software to unlock the full potential of rapid advances in industry-standard hardware and deliver extreme SLA outcomes. PowerFlex aggregates resources across a broad set of nodes, unlocking massive input, output, and throughput performance while minimizing the latency. Its distributed self-balancing architecture eliminates any hotspots and ensures consistency and simplicity over time. You can scale the system capacity while linearly scaling performance from a minimum of four nodes to thousands of nodes, on-demand and nondisruptively. In addition, the PowerFlex self-healing architecture means that outages, upgrades, and maintenance can occur without downtime, resulting in 99.9999 percent availability.
PowerFlex delivers transformational agility that enables organizations to rapidly respond to changing business needs. PowerFlex offers flexibility to mix and match the storage, compute, and hyperconverged nodes in a dynamic deployment, allowing you to scale storage and compute resources together or independently, one node at a time in accordance with your requirements.
The PowerFlex platform can also support a broad range of operating environments simultaneously, such as bare metal operating systems, hypervisors, and container platforms with a unified underlying infrastructure platform and management. You can also support heterogeneous workloads with varying requirements on a flexible shared infrastructure platform and modernize your application architectures on your schedule.
PowerFlex offers full-stack IT Operations Management (ITOM) and Life Cycle Management (LCM) with PowerFlex Manager. The platform provides extensive automation capabilities with PowerFlex Manager REST APIs and custom Ansible modules to integrate with your infrastructure, application, and DevOps workflows. PowerFlex Manager enables automated deployments and expansions with minimal firsthand time for the IT team, letting them focus on other strategic initiatives.
PowerFlex is designed to deliver superior outcomes at any scale for the most demanding mission-critical environments. It is optimized for a wide range of validated workload solutions ranging from traditional relational databases and modern cloud-native NoSQL databases to throughput-intensive analytics workloads.
The following figure shows the PowerFlex family: