PowerStore provides various deployment options for MongoDB, including deploying it on the PowerStore T appliance or on the PowerStore X appliance. This flexibility enables you to choose the best configuration for your needs.
When deploying MongoDB on external hosts connected to the PowerStore T appliance, the appliance can focus exclusively on performing storage operations, allowing it to dedicate 100% of its resources to this task. The external hosts can run any operating systems supported by MongoDB. You can also add them as external VMware ESXi nodes to your existing VMware infrastructure, allowing you to create MongoDB VMs within the VMware environment.
Alternatively, deploying MongoDB virtual machines within a PowerStore X appliance allows the application to execute directly on the storage appliance, resulting in a seamless, all-in-one experience. The PowerStore T and PowerStore X appliances share many hardware components, which means that they have access to many of the same hardware features, including high availability, fault tolerance, non-disruptive upgrades, data reduction, and data protection capabilities, just to name a few. However, it is important to note that certain features, specifically with PowerStoreOS 3.0 and PowerStoreOS 3.5, are exclusively available on the PowerStore T models. For details, see the white paper and the blog What’s New in PowerStoreOS 3.5 on the .