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Dell and Faction Launch New Storage and Data Protection – Faction Inc.

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Today, Dell and Faction announced new multi-cloud storage and data protection capabilities, as well as sharing the results of third-party studies that demonstrate the power and flexibility of multi-cloud offerings.

“The future of IT is hybrid – a world that balances the right public cloud services with the right on-premises infrastructure to provide the performance, scale, functionality and control required of modern applications and development paradigms,” said Joe CaraDonna, the CTO of Public Cloud and APEX Offerings at Dell Technologies, in a blog. “As customers consider this hybrid model, it is important to take a data-first approach. With data being the most valuable asset of your business, you must be mindful of how it is to be accessed, managed, protected, and secured.”

Dell and Faction provide a consistent way to manage storage and data protection for multiple clouds from a single place with one uniform experience.

The multi-cloud portfolio consists of:

  • Dell Technologies Cloud Storage for Multi-cloud, which combines the performance and enterprise-grade features of Dell Technologies storage systems (Dell EMC PowerScale, PowerStore, PowerMax and Unity XT) and the best native cloud services in AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and Oracle Cloud to offer customers simple, flexible, direct multi-cloud access.

  • Dell Technologies Cloud PowerProtect for Multi-cloud, a fully managed service that enables customers to efficiently protect their data and applications across public clouds in a single destination via a low latency connection.

ESG Research Shows PowerScale for Multi-cloud is 89% cheaper than file storage on multiple clouds

Analyst firm ESG also has published reports that quantify several benefits of the Dell and Faction offering, including:

  • Dramatic storage cost savings: Storage costs were as much as 89% lower with PowerScale for Multi-cloud, when compared to managing three copies of data across three clouds.

  • Massive scale: GPU compute cores were used simultaneously across the three clouds and scaled up to one million cores, illustrating the ease of tapping dynamically into compute resources of multiple clouds. While spot instances are offered by public clouds at a discount, there is no guarantee of their availability. The workload was moved between clouds to take advantage of the availability and low cost of spot instances.

  • Extreme performance: The solution can reach up to 2 Tb/s simultaneous multi-cloud throughput via multi-protocol data access on PowerScale for NFS, SMB, HDFS and S3. The self-service bandwidth re-provisioning enabled the re-allocation of the supported service bandwidth between the clouds to ensure that even the most demanding workload gets the performance that it needs.

The ESG studies are available via the Dell blog.

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