Why SME Customers Choose Dell PowerVault ME5 Storage for their High Value Workloads

Dell PowerVault ME5 is simple, fast and affordable storage for the cost conscious Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses. ME5 is purpose-built and optimized for SAN and DAS application workloads with compelling performance, highly scalable capacity and overall management simplicity to support a wide range of workload types. ME5 is also validated for use with Dell PowerEdge Servers enabling rapid access to application data - without compromise.

1. High Performance Computing (HPC)

IT organizations will experience optimum read/write throughput, highly scalable capacity and fast front-end connectivity when deploying High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions with PowerVault ME5 storage, Dell Networks and Dell PowerEdge Servers. This combined infrastructure can support several parallel file systems including PixStor, BeeGFS and NFS File Store with small, medium and large modular building block configurations accompanied by best practice and reference architecture documents. Dell also provides IT the opportunity to reduce risk of implementing complex technology implementations by allowing IT staff to test drive and tune leadingedge HPC, AI and Data Analytics systems in the Dell HPC and AI Innovation Lab prior to purchase.

2. Safety And Security (CCTV)

IThe rise of global surveillance has created demands for reliable, highly available and adaptable storage solutions to keep pace with advances in video technology and management at the Edge and the unceasing data growth associated with real-time video capture. PowerVault ME5 is an ideal and affordable solution to handle the bandwidth, performance and capacity requirements for CCTV operations at the Edge to keep pace with your surveillance needs. With PowerVault ME5, CCTV at the Edge will support video streaming from hundreds of surveillance cameras at any bit rate. Dell Safety & Security Labs are outfitted with leading technology from all major safety and security vendors, allowing us to validate all best-of-breed physical security applications with Dell’s portfolio of products and solutions.

3. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

PowerVault ME5 storage with Dell PowerEdge Servers is a great infrastructure combination for small-scale VDI environments that can assure businesses of a quality end user experience when deploying persistent virtual desktops. Using this infrastructure combination, IT organizations can centrally manage their VDI environment, launch as many as 500 virtual desktops in under 5 minutes.

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