PowerFlex rack is a software-defined infrastructure platform that delivers flexibility, elasticity, and simplicity with predictable performance and resiliency at scale by combining compute as well as high-performance storage resources in a managed unified network. This rack-based engineered system, with integrated networking, enables customers to achieve the scalability and management requirements of a modern data center.
PowerFlex appliance is a PowerEdge server that has been configured to be a node in a software-defined infrastructure deployment that runs PowerFlex software components. This offering allows customers the flexibility and savings to bring their own compatible networking.
PowerFlex Custom Nodes are validated server building-blocks configured for use with PowerFlex. They are available with thousands of configuration options and are available for customers who prefer to build their own environments.
PowerFlex software can also be deployed in the public cloud and is available in the Amazon Marketplace as PowerFlex cloud storage. PowerFlex on AWS offers the same on-prem benefits of high-performance, linear scalability, and high resilience as in cloud. PowerFlex also adds cloud-specific benefits, such as large volume sizes, extreme performance based on NVMe drives, and predictable scalability. With PowerFlex on AWS you can also get higher multi-Availability-Zone (multi-AZ) resiliency when PowerFlex Fault sets are distributed across multiple AWS Availability Zones.