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Dell EMC PowerStore 9000 | 5000 | 1000 : A Quick Primer!

Dell EMC just launched PowerStore – their new storage appliance, built around a unified data-centric architecture.

Here is a quick primer on the Dell EMC PowerStore 9000, PowerStore 5000 and PowerStore 1000 storage appliances!


Dell EMC PowerStore : What Is It?

Dell EMC PowerStore is a new mid-range storage appliance, with a flexible, container-based architecture, and end-to-end NVMe design.

It promises to offer 7X better performance with 3X lower latency than previous mid-range storage appliances, as well as the ability to scale up to 2.8 petabytes per appliance, and up to 11.3 petabytes per cluster.


Dell EMC PowerStore : Advantages

Dell EMC promises that PowerStore will offer these advantages to organisations looking to transform their data center operations :

Designed For Any Workload

Dell EMC PowerStore will support any workload, whether traditional or modern workloads.

Its PowerStoreOS container-based software architecture offers portability, standardisation, as well as rapid deployment.

It also supports AppsON, which allows organisations to run applications directly on the appliance.

High Performance, Massive Storage

Thanks to its end-to-end NVMe design, and support for dual-ported Intel Optane Storage Class Memory (SCM) SSDs, it is seven times faster with three times lower latency than its predecessor, Unity XT.

Each appliance can offer up to 898 TB of storage, which can be scaled up using expansion enclosures to 2.8 petabytes. It can also be scaled out to eight nodes, offering 11.3 petabytes of storage in the cluster.

It also automatically dedupes and compresses the data, offering a guaranteed 4:1 data reduction.

Autonomous Appliance

When scaled out, Dell EMC PowerStore are loosely coupled, allowing a machine learning engine to intelligently place data to rebalance storage volumes.

The machine learning engine is continuously and autonomously monitoring resources of each appliances and data requests, for maximum efficiency.


Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services can directly connect PowerStore to all major public clouds. It can be deployed as a storage option within Dell EMC PowerOne autonomous infrastructure.


Dell EMC PowerStore : Models + Specifications

At launch, Dell EMC is offering three PowerStore appliances, with these specifications :

Per Appliance
Base Enclosure 2U, 2-node enclosure with twenty-five 2.5-inch NVMe drive slots
Expansion Enclosure 2U enclosure attached to PowerStore base enclosure
with twenty-five 2.5-inch SAS drive slots
Maximum 3 per appliance
Power Supplies 2 dedundant power suppliers per enclosure
Max Drives 96 96 96
NVRAM 2 4 4
RAID Options RAID 5 (4+1 or 8+1)
CPUs 4 x Intel CPUs
32 cores (1.8 GHz)
4 x Intel CPUs
64 cores (2.1 GHz)
4 x Intel CPUs
112 cores (2.1 GHz)
System Memory + Cache 384 GB 1,152 GB 2,560 GB
Mezzanine Cards 2 2 2
IO Modules 4 4 4
Embedded SAS IO Ports 4 x 4 lane 12Gb/s SAS ports for back-end connection
Front End Ports 24 24 24
16/32Gb FC End Ports 16 16 16
10 Gbase-T / iSCSI Ports 24 24 24
10/25 GbE / iSCSI Ports 24 24 24
Max Raw Capacity 898.56 TB 898.56 TB 898.56 TB
Power Consumption 1597 W max 1758 W max 2047 W max
Heat Dissipation 5,449 Btu/hr 5,995 Btu/hr 6,985 Btu/hr


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Microsoft Lumia 650 Now Available

1 April, 2016 – Malaysians can now look forward to the latest device to join the Lumia portfolio; the Lumia 650, starting at a recommended retail price (“RRP”) of just RM899 (~US$219).

Built for business users and Windows fans alike, the Lumia 650 is available for pre-order starting today till 7 April exclusively via the Microsoft Online Store on Lazada, while it will be available in Microsoft Authorized Reseller and Microsoft Mobile Reseller stores nationwide from 8 April onwards.

Customers will also be hugely rewarded when they purchase a Lumia 650 during this promotional period:


  • 1-7 April: First 150 customers will receive 13,899 AirAsia BIG points, which can be redeemed for a free return ticket to their dream destination – whether it’s Phuket or Krabi – together with a RM25 Lazada rebate voucher.

Retail availability

  • 8-15 April: As an introductory offer, customers can also enjoy 13,000 AirAsia BIG points, which can be redeemed for a free return ticket to their chosen holiday destination.

The Lumia 650 brings the power of Windows 10 to your pocket with beautiful craftsmanship and protection against modern security threats.

“As we sharpen our mobile strategy with a focus on phones, the Lumia 650 is another step towards bringing Windows 10 to more than a billion devices.” said Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia. ”We’re extremely proud of the Lumia 650 and believe it will quickly be seen as the device that provides the perfect balance between work and personal needs. With robust built-in security features, paired with maximum everyday business productivity and familiar Windows 10 experience, we designed the Lumia 650 to bring the best of Microsoft productivity and security to our customers, all wrapped in a beautiful, slim package.”

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Sophisticated Lumia 650 Design

With a highly polished, diamond cut and anodized aluminium frame measuring at only 6.9mm thick, the Lumia 650 is Microsoft’s thinnest phone ever. Its crisp 5-inch OLED display provides a clear and bright viewing experience, even in direct sunlight. The Lumia 650 also features a removable battery and expandable storage up to 200GB for flexibility on the go.

Lumia 650 features a 5MP wide-angle, front-facing camera and Microsoft’s flagship imaging algorithms, providing remarkable photo and video capabilities. Leveraging world-class optics, the advanced 8MP rear-facing camera includes options for rich capture and living images enabling users to always capture the memory as it happens.

The Best of Microsoft Productivity
Building on the promise to bring Windows 10 to more people, the Lumia 650 is perfect for business deployment thanks to the security of Windows 10 Mobile. It runs the latest Microsoft Office apps right out of the box, allowing users to create and edit documents on-the-go and sync them to the cloud via OneDrive.

The Lumia 650 fits perfectly into the enterprise with built-in support for Microsoft business applications, new third-party Universal Windows Applications like Uber, and one click setup of common everyday tools like Office 365. It also allows IT to test the latest Windows 10 Mobile updates against critical line of business systems and apps, before it is distributed to end users via mobile device management (MDM).



The Lumia 650, starting at a recommended retail price (“RRP”) of RM899 / ~US$ 219 is available for pre-order beginning 1 April on the Microsoft Online Store on Lazada, and will be in stores at various Microsoft Authorized Reseller, Microsoft Mobile Reseller Stores.


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Microsoft Lumia 950 & 950 XL Brings Continuum To Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur – 16th December 2015 – Windows 10 fans will be glad to know that Microsoft is finally bringing Continuum to Malaysia with the launch of the Microsoft Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL smartphones yesterday. Microsoft also announced their partnership with DiGi to offer Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL bundles to business professionals in Malaysia.

Starting right now, both the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are available to pre-order on the Microsoft Online Store at the recommended retail price of RM 2,699 and RM 2,999 respectively. The first 100 customers to purchase either devices will receive a FREE Microsoft Display Dock worth RM 309. Delivery of the Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL will start from the 18th of December 2015 onwards.


Microsoft Lumia 950 & 950 XL Now Available In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Dec 15, 2015 — Microsoft Malaysia has officially launched the phone that works like your PC – the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL – at an exclusive event for the media, partners and fans today. These are the newest flagship devices to join the Lumia portfolio and are first to run on Windows 10.

The company also announced their latest partnership with Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) to launch a unique and comprehensive range of phone plans that bundle the two most productive smartphones on the planet – the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL – to business professionals in Malaysia.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were chosen as they run on Microsoft’s latest operating system – Windows 10 – therefore delivering a familiar and consistent experience that extends across one’s Windows devices, in addition to having a wealth of innovative feature such as Continuum (the ability to turn your phone into a big-screen projector and a big-time productivity tool with the use of a Microsoft Display Dock) and Windows Hello beta (the ability to unlock the device with the use of an iris scanner).

Elaborating on the announced partnership with Digi, Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia said, “More and more people are now experiencing the new and more personal computing experience through Windows 10. With 110 million devices now running on Microsoft’s operating system, we are creating even more opportunities for Microsoft Lumia to take that innovation to the next level. This partnership with Digi marks the start of an exciting new venture as we build upon the unique experiences that Windows 10 offers for today’s busy business professional.”

Jon French, General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Device Sales (MMDS) Asia Pacific echoed Golebiewski’s sentiments. “We designed Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL for people who want the most productive smartphones running on the most productive operating system,” he said. “Business professionals who want a premium phone that can work like a PC now have the perfect partner for their Windows devices in Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. With full Windows 10 and features like Continuum for phone, it’s easy to do more than ever from your phone whether you’re in the office, at home or on the road. These are the phones that Windows fans and business professionals in Malaysia have been waiting for: powerful, productive, performance-driven, unique and innovative.”


Landmark Digi Partnership

This partnership will see Digi offering the following plans:

Microsoft Lumia 950Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Device PriceFREERM 330
Monthly FeeRM 238RM 238
Internet Quota10 GB10 GB
Local Calls / SMSUnlimited Calls / SMSUnlimited Calls / SMS
ExtrasUnlimited WhatsApp / WeChatUnlimited WhatsApp / WeChat
Contract Tenure24 Months24 Months

In addition, Digi will be also offering a special bundle for the upcoming Microsoft Lumia 550 – the most affordable 4G LTE Microsoft Lumia smartphone. This will be available at the end of December 2015.

“We are confident that by combining the most productive smartphones on the planet with the fastest and widest connectivity coverage in Malaysia, we are empowering every person and every organization to do more and achieve more,” said Loh Keh Jiat, Chief Sales Officer, Digi. “Having the widest 4G LTE footprint, our customers and other business professionals are always connected with Digi. Partnering with Microsoft enables us to enhance our business offering, providing greater value to our customers with a device that’s built on the premise of productivity.”