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Dell Powervault MD in a VMware Environment



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  • Taking a decades-old approach to storage—one that pre-dates virtualization—can keep you from realizing the benefits of the virtual data center.You need a storage architecture designed with your entireVMware infrastructure in mind—from servers and storage to networking and the cloud. Dell Fluid Data storage is designed from the ground up to address the unique challenges of virtualized data centers. This innovative, next generation storage architecture will help you reach a new level of efficiency in your virtual data center.Solving problems legacy storage vendors are still working on.Architected in the last decade with virtualization patents to address every need in a virtual server environment A Fluid Data architecture includes four areas of storage, each with different attributes: production, offsite recovery, archive and backup.Our Compellent and EqualLogic products provide virtualized, scale-out storage. Automated tiering and migration across disk/RAID types. Thin provisioned volumes and data copies. Non-disruptive upgradability, seamless scalability. While the PowerVault family provides a Scalable, cost-effective entry point into shared storage.And the DX is object-based storage for scalable, safe long-term storage.Modular storage solutions and innovative licensing scale on demand without downtime or forklift upgradesWith innovative Fluid Data technology, you can intelligently manage data throughout its lifecycle and automatically tier block and file data from end user to cloud
  • As a result of our innovative approach, we integrate tightly with all Vmware features including vSphere, View, VASA, and SRMMeaning you can accelerate virtualization across your environmentExperience truly comprehensive bi-directional infrastructure management–from desktops to servers to the cloudTake advantage of dozens of points of engineering integration to offload tasks to the SANWith Fluid Data storage, complex administration is automated and easyYour team can go from bare metal to new VM in a few steps
  • Dell Fluid Data solutions portfolio delivers a complete range of systems, software and services for every storage need in your virtual data centerFrom primary to archive and small business consolidation to large scale enterpriseWith Dell Storage, you can: Consolidate storageVirtualize DesktopsProtect and recover dataVirtualize Tier 1 ApplicationsBackup and Recover DataArchive and Retain DataRight-size storage capacity and performance for virtualized apps


  • 1. Dell Powervault MD in a VMware Environment
    Kyle Walczak
  • 2. Optimize VMware with innovative storage designed for virtualization.
    Intelligent data management
    Modern, virtual architecture
    Grow-with-you systems, licensing
    Automated block and file tiering
    Single solution
  • 3. Accelerate virtualization with integration from View to vCenter.
    Bi-directional management
    Dozens of engineering integrations
    Automated administration
    Quick VM creation
  • 4. Manage the entire data lifecycle for virtualized apps with Fluid Data
    Systems, software and service
    Primary to archive; small to enterprise
    Right-size capacity and performance
  • 5. PowerVault MD32/36 Series of Arrays
    Commonality of components
    Multi-generational array management
    DAS, SAN scalability
    Mix and match drive sizes and speeds
    Supports SAS, NL-SAS, SED or SED
    Virtualization certified & ready
  • 6. PowerVault MD vCenterPlug-in 5.0
    Enables configuration of MD series
    Single pane of glass management
    Automate storage with vSphere integration
    Lowers Administration cost
    Simple configuration, provisioning, monitoring
    Facilitates efficiency in the data center
  • 7. PowerVault MD Storage Replication Adapter (SRA)
    Recovery Solution to simplify IT
    Automated array-based remote mirroring
    Allows testing of DR plan with no downtime
    Supports VMware 5.0 & 4.1
    Certified with MD Fibre Channel arrays
    Discover local storage systems &LUNs
  • 8. PowerVault MD VMware aware Storage APIs (VASA)
    Communicates with VMware directly
    Identifies characteristics of storage
    Speed, capacity, etc. are monitored
    Supports VMware 5.0 & 4.1
    Policy-based VM storage management
    Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler
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