The 10 Top SSD And Flash Storage Products Of 2018 (So Far)

Dell EMC PowerMax

Dell EMC's new PowerMax all-flash array, formerly known as the VMAX, was built from the ground-up with the latest storage media technologies including NVMe flash storage and future server-class memory. The entry version scales to up to 1 petabyte of effective capacity across two "PowerBricks" after in-line deduplication and compression, with up to 1.7 million IOPs of performance. The PowerMax 8000 scales to up to 4 petabytes across eight PowerBricks, with up to 10 million IOPs.

The PowerMax represents Dell EMC's first entry in the implementation of machine learning. Its new PowerMaxOS storage operating system leverages years of performance and maintenance data collected from the VMAX installed base and real-time data within the array itself to make decisions about such things as what data or block goes on what tier of storage to free up high-performance tiers.