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The 2021 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

From among 373 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry—including in cloud, infrastructure, security, software and devices—that offer both strong differentiation and major partner opportunities.

Storage - Midrange


Dell EMC PowerStore

Dell Technologies recently expanded its Dell EMC PowerStore portfolio with the launch of a new entry model, the PowerStore 500. Targeted as a lower-priced all-flash storage array, the PowerStore 500 nonetheless brings enterprise-level performance and storage services for businesses of any size—including for use in remote or branch locations, edge environments, or larger IT deployments. The array, which is also available through Dell’s Flex On Demand service, comes in a 2U form-factor chassis with capacity of up to 1.2 petabytes. It supports up to 2.4 million SQL transactions per minute and 1,500 virtual desktops per appliance. In addition, Dell recently unveiled its PowerStoreOS 2.0 software that provides enhanced performance and the ability to run applications directly on the system via the AppsON capability—providing benefits around performance, workload consolidation and mobility.


Quantum H4000

Powered by Quantum’s StorNext 7 file system, the Quantum H4000 is a converged storage appliance that offers strong performance and rapid deployment of a shared storage environment at sites outside of large data centers. The H4000 ultimately offers a complete shared storage file system environment in a single 2U appliance.

Tintri IntelliFlash H-Series

Tintri’s IntelliFlash H-Series of hybrid NVMe systems offer unified storage services that bring together NVMe performance with HDD economics for SAN and NAS workloads at multi-petabyte scale. The systems provide autonomous optimization of SSD-to-HDD ratios for all workloads, and provide both simplified management and massive performance.

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