Dell PowerVault ME5012

The affordable, simple, and fast Dell EMC PowerVault ME5012 SAN/DAS Storage Array is optimized to run a variety of mixed workload applications – physical and virtual – for small businesses.

 
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General Array Details:


HDD: 12 x 3.5” drive bays (2.5” drive carriers supported)
Memory: 16GB per controller (32GB total)
Controller: 2 hot-swappable per chassis (dual active), Single/dual controller support for 2U models
IO: FC, iSCSI (optical or BaseT), SAS
Power: Redundant 580W

 
 

TECH SPECS


FEATURES



Greater Performance and Scalability for a Diverse Set of High-value Small to Medium-sized Business Workloads.
PowerVault ME5 is a block-level entry storage platform with a dual-active controller architecture — optimized for SAN and DAS — ideal for high-performance computing, databases, small-scale VDI, security workloads and much more.


All-inclusive Software Simplicity
PowerVault ME5 provides features that simplify tasks such as system installation, configuration, and serviceability enabling IT generalists to manage resources more efficiently and focus on the bigger picture.

Intuitive web-based (HTML5) management
Simple to order with all-inclusive software
Configurable in minutes
Easily expandable


All-inclusive Software Innovation
PowerVault ME5 storage arrays deliver all the software you’ll need to store, manage and protect your data:


Optimized for SAN and DAS


PowerVault ME5 is purpose-built and optimized for SAN and DAS workloads. Connecting the PowerVault ME5 to a Dell PowerEdge server to address the challenges of server capacity expansion or to a SAN for flexibility and scalability ensures that business applications will always get high-speed and reliable access to their data – without compromise.


  • Direct-attach to Dell PowerEdge server
  • Consolidate SAN storage

Protect Your Data


Keep your valuable information safe with these PowerVault ME5 features:


  • Replication: Replicate data to any global location with either ME4 or ME5 target arrays and support for mirroring and thin-provisioned pools
  • Snapshots: Easily recover files after accidental deletion or alteration with Re-direct-on-Write snapshot copies
  • Virtual Disk Copy (VDC): Enable quick and seamless virtual disk relocation and disk-based backup and recovery with a full, replicated copy of source data
  • Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs): Render data useless to unauthorized users with drive-level encryption, even if the drive has been removed from the enclosure

Greater Performance & Capacity  


PowerVault ME5, with faster Intel® Xeon® processors, dual-active controllers and a robust operating environment delivers:


  • Up to 640K IOPs performance
  • 12GB/s Sequential Read and 10GB/s Sequential Write throughput
  • Up to 6.72PB capacity (Firmware is designed to support up to 8PB)
  • Up to 6.72PB capacity (Firmware is designed to support up to 8PB)
  • ME5 firmware is designed to support up to 8PB as higher drive capacities are validated

Simple to navigate and configure, PowerVault ME5 is easy to provision and manage from anywhere, anytime with an intelligent, HTML5 web-based GUI. PowerVault Manager also helps alert you to identify problems and identify and resolve issues quicker.


Simplified Management
Easily configure, provision and manage PowerVault ME5 from anywhere, anytime with an intelligent, HTML5 web-based GUI. PowerVault Manager also helps alert you to identify problems and identify and resolve issues quicker.


CloudIQ Storage Analytics
CloudIQ is Dell’s cloud-based AIOps application that uses telemetry, machine learning, and predictive analytics to provide PowerVault ME5 proactive health notifications, remediation advice, capacity projections, reclaimable storage identification, and more. CloudIQ is available with Dell ProSupport and ProSupport Plus services for Dell infrastructure systems at no additional cost.


Speed Data Recovery with ADAPT
PowerVault ME5 ADAPT software protects data by dynamically distributing it across pools of drives. In the event of a drive failure, ADAPT will identify the critical data and dynamically rebalance the data so the array can return to an optimal state faster than it would in the typical RAID environment.

Saves time and money
Faster drive rebuilds
Supports up to 1PB capacity or up to 128 drives