DriveScale and Dell EMC Expand Partnership to Solve Challenges Posed by Modern IT Workloads

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Dell EMC will resell DriveScale’s software composable infrastructure (SCI) technology to help customers improve the efficiency and agility of their data center infrastructure for cloud native applications.

The companies say this will help Dell EMC meet the growing demand among its customer base for a more flexible architecture to run distributed workloads such as Hadoop, Cassandra and other scale-out systems.

According to the vendors, modern workloads, such as Hadoop, NoSQL databases and other big data technologies, are dynamic and unpredictable, with data growing exponentially as enterprises find new ways to mine this information for business value. This has resulted in IT administrators struggling to correctly size physical infrastructure for each application or respond to changing workloads that are experiencing a spike in demand. DriveScale’s SCI solution provides organizations with a next-generation data center architecture that treats hardware infrastructure as code – delivering gains in efficiency and agility while lowering both equipment and operating costs.

DriveScale’s SCI solution allows data center administrators to disaggregate their infrastructure into separate pools of compute and storage resources, and quickly compose and re-compose them to meet the specific needs of a workload. IT teams can achieve higher utilization levels, reduce over-provisioning and respond much more quickly to changing business requirements. The DriveScale System does not require any changes to an existing application stack and delivers equivalent performance to a bare metal server with internal storage.

Earlier this year, DriveScale joined the Dell EMC Tech Connect Program and was certified on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, Ethernet Switches, and Direct Attached Storage. This new reseller agreement deepens the relationship between the two companies and provides customers with an easier path to manage big data in private and hybrid cloud environments.

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