Dell Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud documentation

Last reviewed 2023-06-06 UTC

Dell PowerScale for Google Cloud, a solution in Dell's Storage portfolio, is a turnkey-managed solution that provides an ideal platform for deploying performance-intensive, file-based workloads.


The workflow for using Dell PowerScale for Google Cloud has the following steps:

  1. Dell extends a private offer with a purchase agreement.
  2. The user is added to the allowlist for the service.
  3. The storage user enables the API and creates the cluster.
  4. Dell enables the cluster for use.
  5. The storage user creates a fileshare in the cluster.

The steps are illustrated in the following image:

Preferred workflow for Dell Cloud PowerScale customers,


Dell PowerScale for Google Cloud is feature-rich, scalable, managed by Dell, and it offers the following features:

  • It enables enterprises to run the most demanding file-based workloads that require extreme performance and throughput, including AI and ML.
  • It offers scale-out capacity up to 50 pebibytes (PiB) in a single namespace and scale-out performance up to 97 MBps/TiB.
  • It is managed and operated by Dell experts who provide complete lifecycle management of the environment.

Use cases

Use Dell PowerScale for Google Cloud for any of the following purposes:

  • Run machine learning models against high-resolution data for greater model accuracy with access up to 50 PiB per namespace.
  • Accelerate genome analysis research and optimize costs for any project size with on-demand compute and storage resources.
  • Perform big-data analytics. PowerScale storage is the first scale-out NAS platform that natively integrates with the Hadoop Distributed File System layer.