Dell EMC PowerOne is a combination of computing, storage, networking, and data protection from across Dell EMC’s Power portfolio in a fully engineered and highly automated system to transform data centers. So, it helps companies while shifting from traditional operations to modern cloud outcomes. The Dell EMC PowerOne, autonomous infrastructure product, will be available November 22 on Dell Technologies On Demand’s data center-as-a-service offering.
Automation for the modern data center
PowerOne is a part of Dell Technologies On-Demand announcement packaging together an existing portfolio of on-premises services, including PC and data center-as-a-service offerings, as well as deployment, support, and management services. Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, PowerMax storage, PowerSwitch networking, PowerProtect data protection, and VMware virtualization software are all integrated into PowerOne.
It has autonomous infrastructure capabilities for deploy robust, workload-ready vSphere clusters with just a few clicks. It reduces manual tasks by 98 percent, saving time and money while enabling you to focus on new initiatives that serve the entire business. Notably, its automation lifecycle has Launch Assist, which automates the installation and configuration of hardware and VMware clusters through the use of intelligent algorithms.
The intelligent algorithms leverage Dell and VMware validated design best practices. The second one is Lifecycle Assist, which checks firmware settings and performs automatic updates. The third one is Expansion Assist, which allows enterprises to dynamically add, remove or reassign capacity or resources as needed.
PowerOne simplifies IT operations
According to Dell executives, PowerOne is part of the company’s overarching strategy to simplify IT operations and provide enterprises the ability to easily consume on-premises infrastructure through an OpEx model for IT infrastructure purchasing.
The technology automates specific tasks. It serves as a stepping stone to the vision of a fully autonomous data center, where a data center can monitor and manage itself automatically with little human intervention, said Jon Siegal, Dell’s VP of product marketing, in a recent press briefing.
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IT is on a journey toward autonomous. IT is not ready to go completely hands-free 24/7, but with PowerOne, they can start to declare outcomes and rely on the system to handle the rest.