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"Ultimately, we needed a reliable data recovery solution that would provide the protection we needed in the event of a disaster for a price point we could afford. When Hurricane Rita was headed for Houston and our main office, we were able to do last minute snapshots and replication to a safe location with the sophisticated data management features provided with the EqualLogic SAN. EqualLogic was priceless in this situation."

Steve Collins, Benchmark Energy IT Administrator


Auto-Snapshot Manager/Microsoft® Edition (ASM/ME) is a unique and innovative bundled data protection feature of the Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN that enables fast online backups and quick restores of Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). Through an easy-to-use graphical interface, ASM/ME coordinates the creation, recovery and scheduling of VSS-compliant Dell EqualLogic SAN based snapshots of Hyper-V virtual machines helping enhance protection, storage utilization, and performance.
Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition (ASM/VE) is a unique and innovative data protection feature of the Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SAN that enables fast online backups and quick restores of VMware virtual machines and VMFS file systems.
Together, EqualLogic and Microsoft provide a powerful yet easy to use solution by combining MSCS for Windows 2003 and EqualLogic PS Series arrays. Now you can outfit your applications with highly performing, highly scalable storage that supports on-demand growth and performance improvement of your server cluster environment, without disruption of service.
CommVault® Simpana® Backup & Recovery is an “iSCSI aware” data and storage management solution that has been engineered for adaptive deployment, superior performance, and painless automation. Through Storage Policies, CommVault helps make it simple to implement even the most intricate data and storage management strategies and enforce them across your enterprise. Its innovative architecture allows the CommVault storage management intelligence to integrate with iSCSI SANs.
As organizations of all sizes consolidate their IT infrastructures through server and storage virtualization, the importance of data center reliability and recoverability becomes increasingly important.
Auto-Snapshot Manager extends the intelligence of Dell EqualLogic SAN and enables Administrators to create and manage Smart Copy snapshots, clones, or replicas for point-in-time copies of Exchange Storage Groups that can be instantly restored.
PS Series iSCSI storage resources deliver the high performance and high availability that Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint require, all of which can be protected with DPM 2007.
BrightStor ARCserve Backup is one of the most popular backup and recovery products in the world for companies of all sizes. BrightStor ArcServe Backup has built its market presence by being affordable, and its fan base by being simple to use. With this application and EqualLogic's PS Series arrays working as a team, you can provide storage for your primary applications and databases, and store your snapshots or backup-to-disk files in one centralization location.
Akorri BalancePoint is an agentless virtual appliance management solution that installs quickly and makes virtualization management simple. BalancePoint uses advanced analytics to help troubleshoot problems faster, improve visibility, and help optimize performance and capacity utilization across applications, servers, and storage.
Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series SAN arrays can help ensure VMware® View-based VDI implementation project success by reducing operating costs, simplifying architectures and adding flexibility.
For managers of Dell EqualLogic storage, the answer to monitoring rapid data growth is SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ). SAN HQ uses Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to collect performance, alarm and health status data from dozens of PS Series Groups that could be spread at multiple locations the world.
Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays are an ideal platform for Oracle database storage deployments. Due to the critical nature and high growth of the data managed by Oracle databases, IT administrators require a cost effective storage environment that can enable them to easily manage, scale and protect their data while delivering optimal performance.
A virtual remote desktop solution based on Dell EqualLogic PS Series SANs and Citrix® XenDesktop™ can enable strong data protection, centralized control, simplified life-cycle management and low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Built on a patented peer storage architecture, the Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN provides a high performance, reliable, scalable, storage platform particularly effective in Microsoft WS 2008 Hyper-V environments. The PS Series storage arrays function as peers, working together to share resources, evenly distribute workloads, and collaborate to help optimize application performance and provide comprehensive data protection for the virtual machines operating in a WS 2008 Hyper-V environment.
VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is a new VMware Infrastructure 3-based solution that is tightly integrated with Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage to offer centralized disaster recovery management, automation, and testing for a virtualized datacenter.
Rapid, reliable data recovery is simple, affordable and nonintrusive with TimeSpring CDP software coupled with EqualLogic storage arrays. TimeData’s unique file-based and application-intelligent CDP ensures that your data is always available, consistent and recoverable to any moment in time. EqualLogic’s iSCSI-based storage is a complementary platform that delivers the intelligence and reliability to truly protect your data.
VMware® vSphere™ is the industry’s first private cloud operating system that provides a comprehensive framework from which Dell can help deliver enhanced virtualization capabilities to clients. The combined strength of Dell and VMware® can deliver significant benefits for small, medium, and large organizations across all industries and sectors.
Utilizing Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs with Symantec provides the secure foundation for managing backup, recovery, and archiving. With patented features like Continuous Data Protection for real time data protection, Backup Exec System Recovery for one step system restore to physical or virtual environments, and integrated Intelligent Disaster Recovery for system protection – Symantec Backup Exec is the right choice for maximizing the capabilities of Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays.
EqualLogic and emBoot™ together provide a means for booting via servers that have previously been unable to accommodate an iSCSI HBA. This is done through emBoot’s boot volume management system products, allowing you to designate specific servers to be booted over the network.
IT departments of all sizes are grappling with the problem of how to back up increasing amounts of data.
Integrating platforms for both server and storage virtualization is key to realizing virtualization’s full benefits. The Citrix® XenServer™ Adapter for Dell EqualLogic™ integrates server and storage functionality on a single management interface and delegates tasks according to each platform’s core strengths.
Through a combined EqualLogic and HBA partner solution you can now boot Windows 2000 and Windows Server™ 2003 servers directly from the network using iSCSI and the PS Series array.
Organizations trying to achieve higher levels of efficiency in their data center operations are broadly adopting server virtualization.
KOM Networks produces KOMworx, a software-based fixed content solution that works with EqualLogic PS Series intelligent storage arrays to create a WORM (“write once, read many”) solution for locking down and retaining content on the PS Series array for any set period of time.
Together, EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays and Microsoft Exchange provide the reliable messaging environment you need.
Together, EqualLogic PS Series arrays and Microsoft SQL Server provide the strategic database environment you need. PS Series arrays have intelligence designed in and enterprise data services already included. With PS Series arrays, you can consolidate your databases for better organization with improved provisioning and control.
NearPoint leverages iSCSI storage technologies such as EqualLogic’s PS Series array to provide near real-time data protection and access to archived data from multiple Exchange Servers.
One of the greatest challenges in IT is effectively backing up and protecting the vast and growing amounts of data stored throughout the distributed enterprise infrastructure. Riverbed Steelhead appliances and EqualLogic PS Series arrays can enable or facilitate network-based backup approaches that can fulfill the most difficult data protection challenges.
PolyServe leverages EqualLogic’s award-winning PS Series family of automated iSCSI SANs to simplify the shared storage infrastructure required to achieve scalable file serving and SQL Server consolidation. PS Series arrays are the perfect choice because they deliver the robust, high-performance storage and enterprise levels of reliability and scalability that PolyServe requires.
Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series SAN arrays can help ensure VMware® View-based VDI implementation project success by reducing operating costs, simplifying architectures and adding flexibility.
Leveraging EqualLogic’s Auto-Snapshot Manager, administrators can make full point-in-time copies of one or many SQL Server databases simultaneously – this is accomplished online, in only a few seconds, without any downtime or database performance impact.
Organizations rely on their computing infrastructure to provide a broad array of services. To meet demand to deploy, maintain, and grow these services, IT organizations must continue to add computing capacity.
The combination of high-performance Cisco® Catalyst® switches and Dell EqualLogic™ iSCSI arrays can provide IT departments with the ability to pool unused storage capacity, provision it on the fly as needed, and make changes non-disruptively, in live production environments.
Like other data protection and backup applications, SonaSafe for Exchange Server fully leverages iSCSI storage technologies such as EqualLogic’s PS Series array, utilizing disk-based storage for its automated backup, point-of-failure, or point-in-time recovery capabilities.
Like other data protection and backup applications, SonaSafe for SQL Server fully leverages iSCSI storage technologies such as EqualLogic’s PS Series array, utilizing disk-based storage for its automated backup, point-of-failure, or point-in-time recovery capabilities.
With Backup Exec and Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays working together, you can take advantage of a highly reliable and robust SAN-based data protection. PS Series arrays provide highly available, highly performing, scalable storage that can be leveraged for both production data and Backup Exec servers performing backups to disk or to tape.
Implementing plans to ensure business continuity for key IT services and business critical applications is an essential requirement for organizations today. Downtime of important applications is a costly proposition and extended downtime can even be fatal—industry research finds that a significant number of companies that experience extended interruption to IT services soon go out of business.
VMware, in conjunction with Dell, has created a scalable server and storage architecture for VMware View environments. The configuration uses a building block approach for sizing VMwrare View environments built on VMware Infrastructure 3, Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers and Dell EqualLogic PS5000XV iSCSI storage arrays.
Together, EqualLogic PS Series arrays and Microsoft Windows servers provide the strategic consolidation environment that you need. PS Series arrays have intelligence designed in and enterprise data services already included. With PS Series arrays, you can consolidate your Windows storage for better organization with improved provisioning and control.



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