PowerFlex software-defined infrastructure is designed to enable customers to modernize without constraints with features that allow extreme consolidation and flexibility. It enables the customers to automate their infrastructure and processes to boost IT agility with intelligent software-driven automation that streamlines operations. It is designed to optimize IT outcomes with software-driven storage optimization that ensures extreme workload results.
Software is the key factor of success in the PowerFlex offering. PowerFlex software components provide software-defined storage services. The software-driven optimizations in the PowerFlex software enable extreme performance, linear scalability, and mission-critical availability, empowering you to simplify most demanding workloads. The software components also help to simplify the infrastructure management and orchestration with comprehensive IT Operations Management (ITOM) and life cycle management (LCM) capabilities that span compute and storage infrastructure, from BIOS and firmware to nodes, software, and networking.
PowerFlex is the software foundation of the PowerFlex platform. It delivers high performance, highly resilient block storage service that can scale to thousands of nodes while ensuring enterprise-grade mission-critical availability.
PowerFlex Manager is the software component in the PowerFlex family that enables IT operations and LCM automation while enabling flexible APIs and extensive automation.
PowerFlex is available in multiple consumption options to help customers meet their project and data center requirements. PowerFlex appliance and PowerFlex rack provide customers the flexibility to choose a deployment option to meet their exact requirements.
PowerFlex rack is a fully engineered system, with integrated networking that enables the customers to simplify deployments and accelerate time to value. PowerFlex Manager provides IT operations and life cycle management automation.
PowerFlex appliance offers customers a smaller starting point of four nodes, while enabling them to use their existing network infrastructure. PowerFlex Manager provides IT operations and life cycle management automation.
PowerFlex custom nodes offer broad configuration options and provide customers the choice of IT operations and life cycle management tools. PowerFlex Manager is not supported with PowerFlex custom nodes.
With PowerFlex, the customers deploy to match their initial needs and easily expand with massive scale potential, without having to compromise on performance and resiliency.
Note: The Validated Platform for Red Hat OpenShift is supported only on the PowerFlex appliance deployment option.