PS Series Virtualization

"Simplicity is the Solution"


"The EqualLogic PS arrays work beautifully with our virtualization software, allowing us to respond to a server failure in minutes with the click of a mouse. We wanted to build a dynamic data center infrastructure, and that required an unusually flexible and resilient storage system."

Phillip Skeete, Plains Exploration & Production Company IT Direct

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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