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Top Reasons to Choose Dell EMC PowerScale for AI

By Matt Francis | Posted on October 29, 2021 | Posted in AI/ML, Dell EMC


The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is being driven by four major factors.


Data growth

IDC has predicted that global data will reach 163 zettabytes by 2025. To put that number into perspective, if 1,000 gigabytes equals a single terabyte, a single zettabyte is roughly equivalent to one billion terabytes. Now multiply that by 163.

Redapt - Dell Powerscale - graphic1Compute power

Modern GPUs and CPUs, architected to be massively parallel, now provide the computational capacity to rapidly mine massive amounts of data. This mining makes AI not just possible, but effective.

AI innovation

There has been a massive investment in AI toolkits and models, making it possible for organizations to more quickly train machines to learn, make predictions, and evolve through data.

High-performance storage

The latest Network Attached Storage (NAS) technologies are capable of scaling to store larger and larger datasets, along with the ability to remove I/O bottlenecks that have traditionally slowed data science.

4 reasons organizations should use Dell EMC PowerScale for AI


Redapt - Dell Powerscale - graphic2-11. Scalability

Dell EMC PowerScale and Isilon nodes leveraging the PowerScale OneFS operating system provide a flexible NAS solution. It is easy to install, can rapidly scale both capacity and performance, and allows for a single admin to manage petabytes of data.



Redapt - Dell Powerscale - graphic3-12. Portability

PowerScale makes it simple to store unstructured data—the lifeblood of AI—at the edge, in a datacenter, or in the cloud. Additionally, organizations can run a wide range of applications and workloads with multi-protocol data access.



Redapt - Dell Powerscale - graphic4-13. Efficiency

The combination of OneFS and SmartDedupe can deliver up to 80 percent storage utilization, while the F200, F600, F810 all-flash, and the H5600 hybrid platforms provide high-speed, in-line data compression to improve storage optimization even more.



Redapt - Dell Powerscale - graphic5-14. Security

OneFS’s software-defined architecture is enterprise-grade, ensuring availability, redundancy, security, and data protection.



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