Published: Tue,22 August 2006 17:00:00 CST
Last Build Date: Tue,22 August 2006 17:00:00 CSTCopyright: Copyright 2006 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTVirtualization can offer increased scalability, reliability, and availability while helping simplify management and reduce operating costs. Now, Virtual Remote Desktop solutions based on VMware® Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and virtualized Dell™ EqualLogic™ Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage area networks (SANs) can offer similar benefits for the desktop environment—helping reduce the traditional cost and complexity of managing physical laptops, desktops, and workstations.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTProtecting and restoring virtual machines (VMs) can be slow and inefficient, and can take precious server resources away from critical applications. Dell™ EqualLogic™ Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition enables administrators to quickly and easily create hypervisor-aware snapshots of VMs—helping simplify data management, enhance scalability of data protection and recovery, and increase application performance.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTEffectively protecting virtualized environments using traditional backup tools can be both difficult and time-consuming. Symantec® Backup Exec™ 12.5 software, part of the new Dell™ PowerVault™ DL2000 – Powered by Symantec Backup Exec, is designed to provide powerful, simplified backup and recovery for VMware® virtualized environments.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTDell™ PowerEdge™ blade servers and Dell EqualLogic™ Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage area network arrays help the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania quintuple computing power while simplifying management and reducing costs.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTA high-performance, energy-efficient solution based on Dell™ PowerEdge™ blade servers and a Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage area network array provides Optimal Blue with an anticipated 50 percent improvement in application response time.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS5500E Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage area network (SAN) array allows organizations to simply and cost-effectively deploy high-density, highly scalable, and consolidated SANs for tiered storage, primary and secondary applications, and disaster recovery operations.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTNew Seagate® Barracuda® ES.2 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives, available in Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers and Dell PowerVault™ storage, are designed to provide the exceptional performance, efficient operation, robust data integrity, and seamless integration required by near-line ecosystems in enterprise data centers.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTDell and CommVault have teamed up to create a next-generation disk-based backup system that combines leading-edge Dell™ hardware with innovative CommVault® data protection software. The new state-of-the-art Dell PowerVault™ DL2000 – Powered by CommVault integrates disk-based backup and recovery with de-duplication technology to help deliver fast, reliable data protection.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTOngoing data growth can present major challenges for IT organizations. The combination of CommVault® Simpana® backup-to-disk software and Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS5500E Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage area network (SAN) arrays can provide a simplified, scalable, cost-effective way to gain control over enterprise data and create a platform to support future growth.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTCombining high-performance Dell™ hardware with market-leading Symantec® Backup Exec™ software, the new Dell PowerVault™ DL2000 – Powered by Symantec can help organizations of all sizes deploy simplified, cost-effective data protection—helping accelerate backup and recovery, enhance media reliability, reduce total cost of ownership, and minimize the need for IT staff intervention and management.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ PowerEdge™ Expandable RAID Controller (PERC) 6.1 firmware release introduces multiple features designed to enhance reliability, performance, and ease of use to help organizations meet the challenges of ongoing data growth.
Fri, 24 October 2008 05:00:00 CSTDell and CommVault have teamed up to create a next-generation disk-based backup system that combines leading-edge Dell
Fri, 24 October 2008 05:00:00 CSTCombining high-performance Dell
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTDell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e modular blade enclosures connected to a Dell/EMC CX3-20 storage area network helped supply chain provider YCH Group reduce data center floor space by 70 percent and power consumption by up to 45 percent compared with the previous solution.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTCreating application-consistent point-in-time data snapshots at the storage area network level can work well in traditional environments, but can also be a complex, manual process. Dell EqualLogic™ Auto-Snapshot Manager allows IT administrators to quickly and easily create and restore snapshots, clones, and replicas at the application level—helping simplify data management, reduce business disruption, and improve data integrity.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTVirtualized IT infrastructures can simplify management and facilitate business continuity while helping minimize power consumption and procurement costs. Virtualization also helps organizations automate disaster recovery plans. Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and VMware® Site Recovery Manager (SRM) software provide integrated, cost-effective, automated site recovery and testing for enterprise data centers.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTSmall and medium businesses (SMBs) often contend with the same storage growth challenges as large enterprises, but with limited IT staff and resources. The Dell™ AX4-5 storage array is designed to help SMBs consolidate their data to a streamlined, scalable, high-performance storage environment in a cost-effective, easy-to-manage way.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTThe new Dell™ PowerVault™ MD1120 storage enclosure is designed to provide high-performance direct attach storage for ninth-generation and later Dell PowerEdge™ servers. Taking advantage of energy-efficient, rack-dense 2.5-inch Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drive technology, this enclosure is well suited for applications requiring high I/O or throughput rates.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTIn heterogeneous storage environments, a lack of interoperability can be a critical barrier to effective data management. Double-Take® software helps overcome this challenge by providing a cost-effective, simplified way to migrate, consolidate, and protect data in these environments, including those using multiple types of Dell™ servers and storage.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTBy helping eliminate redundant backup data, de-duplication provides a key way to streamline backup, recovery, and archiving (BURA) for organizations of all sizes. Combining Data Storage Group ArchiveIQ™ software with Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series storage arrays can help overcome common BURA challenges and enable cost-effective, scalable, and simplified disk-based data protection.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTDefragmentation software has long been a standard tool for enterprise servers. Now, an increasingly mobile workforce is demanding top performance and reliability from systems on the go. Diskeeper® 2008 software provides transparent, automatic disk defragmentation designed to boost productivity across the entire system spectrum, from the smallest laptop to the largest server.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTBrocade® storage area network (SAN) switches are designed to meet the needs of rapidly growing enterprise IT environments. As the first Brocade switch to support both the Brocade Fabric OS® and McDATA Enterprise OS platforms, the Brocade 5000 offers flexible interoperability in a scalable, high-performance switch, while the port-dense Brocade 4900 facilitates cost-effective consolidation.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTDell periodically releases updates for its servers, storage, and other enterprise platforms. These updates are classified as urgent, recommended, or optional depending on the enhancements they provide. Dell recommends customers keep their system firmware and software up-to-date to take advantage of these enhancements, which are designed to improve system functionality and minimize potential problems. The following tables summarize recent firmware updates for Dell™ PowerEdge™ components and Dell PowerVault™ storage. To sign up for Dell Technical Updates, visit support.dell.com/support/notifications/technicalupdates.aspx.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CST
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTBuilt on a patented peer storage architecture, the EqualLogic® PS Series of Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage arrays offers high performance, reliability, intelligent automation, and seamless virtualization of a single pool of storage to enable simplified enterprise storage deployment, ease of management, and comprehensive data protection.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTThe advent of Internet SCSI (iSCSI) technology, combined with the latest in server virtualization software, can offer enhanced capabilities and benefits to enterprises of all sizes. This article provides guidance on building a virtualized infrastructure with EqualLogic® PS Series iSCSI storage arrays and VMware® virtualization software.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTRobust business continuity has historically been out of reach for small and medium businesses (SMBs) because it was often too costly and overly complicated. EqualLogic® PS Series Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage arrays enable organizations of all sizes to deploy an enterprise-level storage infrastructure offering comprehensive data and application protection.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTHardware consolidation has become a key way for enterprises to increase efficiency and reduce ongoing data center costs. By combining this approach with de-duplication technologies such as those in CommVault® Simpana™ 7.0 software, which are designed to remove unnecessary copies of data, they can reclaim storage space and extend consolidation down to the data itself.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTDell and Microsoft have worked together to create unified disk-to-disk-to-tape systems—Dell™ PowerVault™ Data Protection Solutions—that help avoid the drawbacks of traditional tape- and disk-based data protection. Optimized for Microsoft® software–based workloads, these systems can provide versatile, comprehensive protection for environments built with Dell PowerVault servers and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTMicrosoft® System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is designed to combine the advantages of traditional tape backup and disk-based continuous data protection processes in a unified platform. This article delves into the key functionality of DPM 2007 and how it can help streamline and enhance data protection processes.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ PowerVault™ RD1000 removable disk drive provides a flexible, cost-effective way for small and medium businesses to meet data growth and long-term archiving requirements—designed to provide both higher performance and simpler management than traditional tape media while being more portable and durable than traditional external hard drives.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTDell™ PowerEdge™ servers, Dell/EMC storage, and Dell OptiPlex™ desktops help online retailer Tesco.com support a 30 percent annual customer expansion rate.
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 05:00:00 CSTMicrosoft® System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is designed to combine the advantages of traditional tape backup and disk-based continuous data protection processes in a unified platform. This article delves into the key functionality of DPM 2007 and how it can help streamline and enhance data protection processes.
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 05:00:00 CSTDell and Microsoft have worked together to create unified disk-to-disk-to-tape systems—Dell™ PowerVault™ Data Protection Solutions—that help avoid the drawbacks of traditional tape- and disk-based data protection. Optimized for Microsoft® software–based workloads, these systems can provide versatile, comprehensive protection for environments built with Dell PowerVault servers and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 05:00:00 CSTQualified high-performance computing (HPC) cluster configurations based on the IBRIX Fusion file system and Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000 storage can provide a robust, cost-effective, high-performance architecture for parallel application deployments.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTMidsize businesses face the daunting challenge of managing rapid data growth with constrained budgets and limited staff. Advances in IP-based networked storage technology such as network attached storage and Internet SCSI (iSCSI) can help organizations of all sizes take advantage of existing resources to easily and cost-effectively build, maintain, and manage sophisticated storage networks.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000i Internet SCSI (iSCSI) array enables enterprises to easily consolidate storage for multiple servers. To illustrate its performance in a consolidated environment, Dell engineers performed tests demonstrating that the PowerVault MD3000i provides sufficient throughput to handle five server workloads as well as two incremental backups over an eight-hour period.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTSmall and medium businesses, remote offices, and departments and workgroups must cope with the same IT pressures as large enterprises, but with smaller budgets and fewer dedicated staff members. Internet SCSI (iSCSI)–based storage arrays such as the Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000i offer a cost-effective way for these organizations to consolidate storage while providing powerful, easy-to-use management tools.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTDigital data is outstripping storage capacity and complex systems are failing to adapt under the strain as storage demands grow faster than IT budgets. The good news is that easy-to-use IP-based networked storage with built-in data protection and management capabilities promises to bridge the budget gap—and effectively complement traditional Fibre Channel–based storage area networks.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTMicrosoft® System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is designed to combine the advantages of traditional tape backup and disk-based continuous data protection processes in a unified platform. This article delves into the key functionality of DPM 2007 and how it can help streamline and enhance data protection processes.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTDell and Microsoft have worked together to create unified disk-to-disk-to-tape systems—Dell™ PowerVault™ Data Protection Solutions—that help avoid the drawbacks of traditional tape- and disk-based data protection. Optimized for Microsoft® software–based workloads, these systems can provide versatile, comprehensive protection for environments built with Dell PowerVault servers and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTQualified high-performance computing (HPC) cluster configurations based on the IBRIX Fusion file system and Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000 storage can provide a robust, cost-effective, high-performance architecture for parallel application deployments.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTA flood tide of digital data and increasingly complex regulatory requirements have made data backup, recovery, and archiving critical aspects of enterprise operations. Dell Services experts can assess how effectively an information infrastructure is getting the job done and deploy integrated, best-of-breed storage solutions to help ensure the safety and recoverability of critical data.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTStorage area networks (SANs) have traditionally been reserved for large enterprises with the budgets and IT staff resources to handle them. Now, Dell and Cisco have collaborated to create SAN solutions designed specifically for small and medium businesses, allowing them to deploy high-performance, enterprise-class storage in a cost-effective, easy-to-manage way.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTDell-recommended solutions for Microsoft® Exchange environments can help simplify the design and deployment of messaging infrastructures using industry-standard components. This article describes two optimized solutions using Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)–based Dell™ PowerVault™ MD1000 and PowerVault MD3000 storage.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTThe ability to boot server operating systems over an Internet SCSI (iSCSI)–based storage area network can offer multiple advantages, including increased system reliability, simplified management, and accelerated restore processes. To help enterprises utilize this functionality, Broadcom and Dell have teamed up to offer enhanced iSCSI boot on Broadcom® Ethernet controllers in Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTFollowing best practices from Dell and Microsoft can help enterprises design a high-performance Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 database on Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers and Dell PowerVault™ storage. This article provides specific guidance and best-practice recommendations in the areas of storage, OS, and database configuration.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ PowerVault™ NX1950 integrated network attached storage system offers cost-effective, versatile storage for small and medium businesses and remote offices. To demonstrate its performance in a high-availability configuration, Dell engineers simulated a mixed environment running key Microsoft® Exchange and SQL Server™ workloads alongside Microsoft Windows® and Linux® file shares.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTImplementing an e-mail archiving system can bring multiple challenges, including choosing which messages to archive, how long to retain them, and how to find specific messages after they have been archived. The Symantec® intelligent archiving approach enables organizations to efficiently classify, filter, retain, and search for e-mail messages while helping simplify management and control resource costs.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CSTMidsize businesses face the daunting challenge of managing rapid data growth with constrained budgets and limited staff. Advances in IP-based networked storage technology such as network attached storage and Internet SCSI (iSCSI) can help organizations of all sizes take advantage of existing resources to easily and cost-effectively build, maintain, and manage sophisticated storage networks.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CSTThe Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)–based Dell™ PowerEdge™ Expandable RAID Controller 5 (PERC 5) can significantly increase performance over previous-generation SCSI-based PERCs. This article outlines the storage system architecture of the PERC 5 and discusses how administrators can optimize RAID storage performance for different types of workloads.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CSTFeaturing a scalable industry-standard format, Dell™ PowerVault™ Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 4 (LTO-4) tape drives and libraries offer lots of room to grow, with outstanding data transfer rates, double-density native storage capacity, and enhanced data encryption capabilities.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CSTDell™ PowerVault™ Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 4 (LTO-4) tape drives and libraries afford exceptional storage security and performance to accelerate regulatory compliance and business continuance as well as routine data center backups. Features include native physical capacity of up to 800 GB, native data transfer rates of up to 120 MB/sec, and drive-level encryption.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CSTSymantec® Backup Exec™ System Recovery is designed to provide advanced protection for systems running Microsoft® Windows® operating systems, enabling flexible recovery to dissimilar hardware platforms, virtual environments, and unattended remote locations. This article outlines the key features and enhancements of Backup Exec System Recovery 7.0.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CSTIntegrating virtualized servers with shared storage is necessary for flexible virtual machine (VM) mobility, but can be more complicated than many enterprises expect. The second article in this ongoing series details the advantages Internet SCSI (iSCSI) offers in virtualized environments, including simplified deployment, comprehensive storage management and data protection functionality, and seamless VM mobility.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CSTCombining VMware® Infrastructure 3 and EMC® layered applications provides powerful high-availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery capabilities that can help organizations create highly resilient IT infrastructures and meet stringent service-level agreements, recovery point objectives, and recovery time objectives for critical systems.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CSTDell™ Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage arrays are designed to provide cost-effective, easy-to-deploy shared storage for software like the VMware® Infrastructure 3 server virtualization suite. This article discusses the key features of these arrays, outlines how administrators can configure them for use with VMware software, and provides test results comparing their performance in a virtualized environment.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTDell OpenManage™ IT Assistant 8.0 helps administrators discover, inventory, monitor, and manage Dell/EMC storage devices. This article provides a brief overview of device discovery prerequisites, procedures, and troubleshooting.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000 external RAID enclosure allows multiple servers to access a shared pool of expandable storage, helping enterprises avoid the costs and complexities of Fibre Channel or Ethernet storage infrastructures. This article outlines the hardware, configuration, and management features of this storage system.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTImplementing appropriate hardware and software configurations is key to optimizing performance in complex data centers. This article describes results from the two-tier SAP® Interaction Center Benchmark for the mySAP™ Customer Relationship Management 2005 application on Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTMovie theaters worldwide are rapidly switching from film-based movie projection to digital playback technology. To help theaters manage this transition, the Dell OEM Industry Solutions Group has developed a cost-effective, high-performance digital cinema solution that is designed to be reliable and easy to support.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000 storage array offers cost-effective enterprise storage that can scale to help meet future storage and application server requirements. This article discusses the benefits possible when deploying the PowerVault MD3000 along with Oracle® Database 10g with Oracle Real Application Clusters and Dell PowerEdge™ servers.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ PowerEdge™ Cluster SE600W is a high-availability cluster solution based on Dell PowerEdge servers, Microsoft® Windows® operating systems, and the Dell PowerVault™ MD3000 storage system. Deploying this solution enables enterprises to achieve highly available service levels in a cost-effective way.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTInternet SCSI (iSCSI) technology is changing the face of networked storage, providing a cost-effective and easy-to-manage alternative to Fibre Channel networks. The first article in this ongoing series explores the basics of iSCSI architecture; clarifies several common misperceptions about its performance, manageability, and security; and discusses how enterprises can implement iSCSI using Dell™ PowerVault™ and Dell/EMC storage.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTSymantec® Backup Exec™ 11d for Windows Servers introduces significant backup and recovery capabilities for Microsoft® Exchange environments, including Granular Recovery Technology and Continuous Protection Server, as well as robust capabilities for systems running Microsoft SQL Server™, Microsoft Office SharePoint® Portal Server, and Oracle® software.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTDesigning a consolidated storage infrastructure is the first step toward successfully implementing Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 to help manage ever-increasing e-mail growth. EMC has created an integrated, cost-effective storage infrastructure blueprint for Exchange Server 2007 deployments using Dell/EMC CX3 UltraScale™ series storage arrays and EMC® software that can deliver high availability and performance while scaling effectively for future growth.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTWith intellectual capital flowing through messaging systems and an increasingly mobile workforce, enterprises face significant challenges surrounding data access, operational efficiency, security, and data protection. Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 addresses these concerns by providing a comprehensive, integrated, end-to-end messaging solution designed to reduce costs and complexity, enhance performance, and simplify compliance.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTIn this special poster insert, see how Dell cluster solutions are designed to protect access to business-critical applications and eliminate single points of failure in a wide array of environments. Integrating Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell PowerVault and Dell/EMC storage, and other key components, Dell high-availability cluster configurations can scale flexibly and cost-effectively to meet the management and performance needs of any size enterprise.
Thu, 01 February 2007 05:00:00 CSTDell OpenManage™ IT Assistant 8.0 enables administrators to configure launch points for management applications and tools for discovered networked devices, such as servers, switches, and printers. This article discusses how administrators can set up, customize, and use this feature in their environment.
Thu, 01 February 2007 05:00:00 CSTDell™ Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID Storage Manager is a stand-alone storage management application that enables administrators to configure, monitor, and manage storage configurations on SAS controllers, physical drives, and virtual disks. This article discusses the application’s key features for Dell PowerEdge™ SC servers and Dell Precision™ workstations.
Thu, 01 February 2007 05:00:00 CSTSymantec® Backup Exec™ 11d for Windows Servers software, along with the Continuous Protection Server feature and Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server, can provide fast, flexible technology to help protect vital enterprise messaging data in Microsoft® Exchange environments. This article examines how this software can protect Exchange data on Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers with Dell PowerVault™ storage.
Thu, 01 February 2007 05:00:00 CSTTiered storage consolidation can provide an efficient, cost-effective way to manage growing data volumes while helping simplify data management, increase storage utilization and availability, and enhance backup, recovery, and archiving processes. This article discusses implementing tiered consolidation using Dell/EMC CX3 UltraScale™ series storage arrays and EMC® Navisphere® Quality of Service Manager software.
Wed, 01 Nov 2006 05:00:00 CSTThe McDATA 4416 Fibre Channel switch module, when integrated into the Dell™ Modular Server Enclosure, can support a storage area network for a Dell PowerEdge™ 1855 or PowerEdge 1955 blade server system. This switch module builds on the functionality of the previous-generation McDATA Fibre Channel switch module and introduces several features to enhance management of demanding storage infrastructures.
Wed, 01 Nov 2006 05:00:00 CSTDell™ PowerEdge™ servers running VMware® ESX Server virtualization software provide multiple host-level data protection features. However, none of these features can prevent catastrophic site-level failure resulting from serious accidents or natural disasters. Dell engineers integrated ESX Server with EMC® MirrorView™ software in a Dell/EMC storage area network to demonstrate site-level disaster recovery.
Wed, 01 Nov 2006 05:00:00 CSTImplementing a business continuity solution to help protect and ensure the availability of critical data has become increasingly important for many enterprises. This article discusses how enterprises can evaluate their business continuity requirements and how Dell/EMC CX3 series storage arrays and EMC® software can help meet these requirements cost-effectively.
Wed, 01 Nov 2006 05:00:00 CSTRecovery management goes beyond the backup-and-restore paradigm to offer an efficient way to protect data and help ensure its continual availability. Using replication and snapshot technology to create a recovery tier within the storage environment, a recovery management implementation can provide enterprise IT organizations with uninterrupted access to data.
Wed, 01 Nov 2006 05:00:00 CSTSerial Attached SCSI (SAS) is the successor of SCSI technology, and is designed to meet the performance requirements of new-generation servers by taking advantage of serial connection to help improve performance and scaling. This article discusses deployment of SAS storage in high-performance computing clusters.
Tue, 1 Aug 2006 05:00:00 CSTSerial Attached SCSI (SAS) introduces new levels of performance and scalability for direct attach storage. To take advantage of industry-standard SAS technology, Dell offers the Dell™ PowerVault™ MD1000 storage ex-pansion enclosure. When combined with the Dell PowerEdge™ RAID Controller 5/Extended and the Dell OpenManage™ Server Administrator application, the PowerVault MD1000 can provide a comprehensive SAS storage system.
Tue, 1 Aug 2006 05:00:00 CSTStorage is an essential data center component, and storage area networks can provide an excellent way to help ensure high availability and load balancing over multiple redundant data paths. To take advantage of these benefits in Linux® OS environments, enterprise IT organizations can use applications to set up multipath I/O configurations.
Tue, 1 Aug 2006 05:00:00 CSTThis article discusses some of the ways system administrators can use Symantec® Backup Exec™ System Recovery soft-ware for migration and deployment of new hardware into IT environments with previous-generation system architectures.
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Tue, 1 Aug 2006 05:00:00 CSTDisk-based data protection is increasingly essential as a supplement to tape-based protection to meet rapid recovery re-quirements for business-critical enterprise applications. Among the various disk-based solutions, array-based data pro-tection offers distinct benefits that take advantage of the latest technologies to provide fast, affordable recovery for any size organization.
Tue, 1 Aug 2006 05:00:00 CSTToday’s IT organizations face unprecedented challenges brought on by globalization, rapid expansion, limited resources, and increasing prominence of core enterprise applications. Ninth-generation Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers and Dell/EMC CX3 UltraScale™ series storage arrays offer a world of choices through open management, interoperability, and virtual-ization. By embracing standards to help simplify operations, increase resource utilization, and scale out cost-effectively, these high-performance platforms grow scalable enterprise applications responsively and manage change flexibly.
Thu, 1 Feb 2006 05:00:00 CSTEffective risk assessment and business continuity provisions enable organizations to minimize downtime and recover crucial applications quickly when disaster strikes. By analyzing business processes and functions and defining the impact of system downtime in financial terms, enterprises can effectively prioritize the enterprise-wide recovery process to help reduce business consequences. Based on internally honed best practices, Dell’s top 10 rules for disaster planning can help enterprises align recovery efforts with overall business objectives.
Thu, 1 Feb 2006 05:00:00 CSTOracle
Thu, 1 Feb 2006 05:00:00 CSTSymantec
Thu, 1 Feb 2006 05:00:00 CSTVMware
Thu, 1 Feb 2006 05:00:00 CSTThis article describes an architectural approach to booting servers from storage area networks (SANs) that employs an out-of-band boot-from-SAN manager. This approach incorporates both present and future industry standards.
Thu, 1 Feb 2006 05:00:00 CSTBackground Patrol Read, a new feature in Dell
Thu, 1 Feb 2006 05:00:00 CSTIntelligent management and Ultrium 3 Linear Tape-Open (LTO-3) technology are built into the first truly modular tape library from Dell for intelligent backup and affordable scalability.
Thu, 1 Feb 2006 05:00:00 CSTClusters of Dell
Tue, 1 May 2006 05:00:00 CSTAs a component within the Dell Modular Server Enclosure, the Avocent Digital Access KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switch provides remote access capabilities to Dell
Tue, 1 May 2006 05:00:00 CSTVirtual tape libraries combine the best of both worlds, using disk as the primary backup medium and tape for long-term archiving. Using backup software from Yosemite Technologies, IT organizations can combine the strengths of Dell
Tue, 1 May 2006 05:00:00 CSTCommVault
Tue, 1 May 2006 05:00:00 CSTIncreased drive capacity, expanded host connectivity, and improved system availability mark the second generation of the world’s easiest SAN storage array.
Tue, 1 May 2006 05:00:00 CSTDell engineers explored virtual CPU resource-management options and the benefits of using a dynamic resource-allocation mechanism to help meet quality of service requirements for various Internet mail protocol scenarios. In this study, the test team ran the Microsoft
Tue, 1 May 2006 05:00:00 CSTLeveraging advances in Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology, Dell
Mon, 16 June 2008 05:00:00 CSTThe new Dell
Thu, 8 May 2008 05:00:00 CSTMigrating data associated with Microsoft® operating systems, applications, and other software can be a challenge administrators overlook when planning system upgrades. Dell™ PowerVault™ and Dell EqualLogic™ storage and CommVault® Simpana® data management software enable flexible data migration and transparent, release-specific data object recovery and backup to help simplify upgrades in enterprise environments.
Thu, 8 May 2008 05:00:00 CST