Dell EMC PowerOne is a new all-in-one system that harnesses the power of Dell Technologies, bringing together compute, storage, networking, virtualization, and data protection into one streamlined autonomous infrastructure system. With all-in-one simplicity, autonomous operations, and flexible consumption options, PowerOne can accelerate your organization’s shift from traditional operations to modern cloud outcomes.
Figure: Dell EMC PowerOne (thanks to Dell EMC)
PowerOne delivers advanced automation throughout the entire lifecycle.
Launch Assist – Guidance to initialize the system, optimized for VMware platforms, and simplify the configuration and deployment of vSphere clusters tailored to the exact needs of your workloads.
Lifecycle Assist – Automates time-consuming and labor-intensive lifecycle management, saving thousands of manual tasks, lowering risks, and enabling you to focus on future innovation while maintaining reliable and secure infrastructure.
Expansion Assist – Ease the process of expanding system components and lower the risk of adopting new technologies.
Reduce Risk: Factory-built and pre-validated, PowerOne saves you time and greatly reduces risk by converging all components ahead of time, so you don’t have to.
Save Time: With the PowerOne Controller, Launch Assist, and the PowerOne API, you can accelerate deployment and speed your time to production.
Save Money: PowerOne delivers lifecycle management, end-to-end system monitoring, and automated expansion processes to make ongoing operations efficient and safe, saving the costs that come with outages, maintenance, and lengthy upgrade processes.
Figure: Dell EMC Intelligent Automation (thanks to Dell EMC)
With all-in-one simplicity and unmatched autonomous provisioning capabilities, Dell EMC PowerOne transforms IT operations and helps accelerate your organization’s journey to modernization in the cloud era.
PowerOne Controller: Powered by Kubernetes, Ansible, and a microservices architecture, the PowerOne Controller automates thousands of tasks and enables the deployment of work load-ready clusters with just a few clicks.
PowerEdge MX: Kinetic infrastructure optimized to support multiple generations of technology.
PowerOne Networking Fabric: Open networking fabric automated to near zero-touch.
PowerMax: A multi-controller, active/active scale-out architecture – NVMe done right.
Figure: Dell EMC PowerOne Components (thanks to Dell EMC)
Following are some technical specifications including:
|COMPUTE||Chassis: MX7000 Compute sleds: PowerEdge MX740c (two-socket) and MX840c (four-socket)|
|MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SERVERS PER SYSTEM||MX7000 chassis: 10, Compute Domain: 80, Compute Pod: 240|
Dell EMC Networking S5232F-ON (leaf switches) Dell EMC MX7000 Networking IO Modules (IOM):
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX9116 Fabric Switching Engine (FSE)
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7116 Fabric Expanding Module (FEM)
SAN: Connectrix MDS 9148T and 9396T
|STORAGE (Note: mixing multiple storage types in one system is supported)||Dell EMC Storage: PowerMax Family (2000E, 2000P, 8000E, 8000P)|
|VIRTUALIZATION||VMware: vSphere, NSX (for management cluster), ESXi, vCenter Server Note: Bare metal deployments are also supported|
|DATA PROTECTION||For PowerOne Controller: Dell EMC NetWorker, with optional Data Domain For Workload Clusters: Dell EMC Data Domain, Dell EMC Avamar, and Dell EMC NetWorker|
|SYSTEM MANAGEMENT||PowerOne Controller: Provides intelligent automation and orchestration of PowerOne System components. Exposed through the PowerOne API and its front end: the PowerOne Navigator Web UI.
Compute: Two OOB management S4148T-ON switches. Designed for future scale-out to encompass additional S4148T-ON OOB switches and S5232F-ON aggregation switches.
|CABINET||Intelligent Physical Infrastructure Cabinet from Dell EMC|
Dell EMC PowerOne will be globally available on November 22, 2019.
Sources: Dell EMC PowerOne, Solution Overview, Technical Specifications
Author: Nisar Ahmad
Systems Engineer, vExpert 2017-19, owner of My Virtual Journey, with experience in managing a Datacenter environment using VMware and Microsoft Technologies. This blog mainly covers virtualization and cloud technologies but also covers some other technologies such as Cyber Security, Quantum Computing etc.