Dell has announced new Dell EMC PowerOne infrastructure, a solution that integrates PowerEdge compute, PowerEdge storage, PowerSwitch networking and VMware virtualisation in one system.
The new solution is designed to deliver new and emerging services enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Jeff Boudreau, Infrastructure Solutions Group president at Dell Technologies, states that the new solution automates IT more, so users need to focus less on managing and more on benefiting from the technology.
“PowerOne is Dell Technologies instantiated as an all in one autonomous system,” said John Roese, president and CTO of products and operations at Dell Technologies. According to him, this is the first time Dell has offered a fully integrated solution with a new form factor and a new system, since the end-to-end renewal of Dell EMC’s infrastructure products.
Automation inside the system
Not only is PowerOne suitable for running AI tasks, automation is also integrated into the system itself. The PowerOne controller is the brain of the system, which is responsible for the cooperation between the mentioned server components. It also ensures the integration of cloud management toolsets such as VMware vRealize. This smart automation is simply necessary, according to Dell, because “you can’t build autonomous infrastructure with dumb products”.
ZDnet reports that the automation engine uses Kubernetes microservices, as well as Ansible workflows to help users automate the configuration and provisioning of components. In this way, a data center as-a-service must be provided with maximum ease of use for customers.
“PowerOne is now joining the Dell Technologies Cloud portfolio to help customers build this multi-cloud infrastructure. It brings the data centre, physical infrastructure into the cloud world at an entirely new level”, Roese said.