Isilon OneFS 8.2
Dell EMC introduced the Isilon OneFS version 8.2 software and hardware to help provide customers with the scalability and performance need to manage the massive deluge of unstructured data they are continuing to see, particularly with the new kinds of workloads including artificial intelligence, Grocott said.
The new version of Isilon OneFS will support an increase of 75 percent in terms of capacity to up to 58 petabytes of capacity in a single file system and a single volume compared to the previous version. Dell EMC also expanded Isilon's multi-cloud support with the Cloud Pool technology that allows data to be moved from Isilon to both the Google and Alibaba public clouds. The new Isilon OneFS technology is also being given native Google Cloud Platform support for file services, with early access scheduled to be available this Summer. By year-end, Isilon will also support Dell EMC's CloudIQ cloud-native mobile application to provider infrastructure insights and analytics.
Dell EMC also introduced a new entry-level node for the Isilon. The H5600 is a 4U chassis that can fit up to four nodes starting at 200 TBs each using 10-TB SATA hard drives.
The new Isilon OneFS 8.2 appliances and software are slated to ship some time in the second quarter of 2019.
Dell EMC used Dell Technologies World to beef up its data protection capabilities with its new PowerProtect software.
The new PowerProtect software is Dell EMC's next-generation data management platform designed from the start as a software-defined offering that supports self-service SaaS environments in multi-cloud environments, and comes with what Grocott called "best-in-class" VMware integration to simplify protecting applications living within a VMware environment.
The PowerProtect software has native integration with VMware, Oracle, and other applications, and allows the development of a centralized governance and oversight capability while enabling long-term retention to public clouds.