Call a Specialist Today! The PS Series addresses branch office and SMB storage needs with simplified administration, rapid deployment and an affordable price, while providing a full set of enterprise-class data protection and management features, solid performance, scalability and fault-tolerance. To grow storage capacity and performance for remote office needs, two PS arrays can be combined in a SAN group. The PSXV is an intelligent storage array that is designed to provide rapid installation, simple management, and seamless expansion. All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network connections, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional.
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Call a Specialist Today! The PS Series addresses branch office and SMB storage needs with simplified administration, rapid deployment and an affordable price, while providing a full set of enterprise-class data protection and management features, solid performance, scalability and fault-tolerance.
To grow storage capacity and performance for remote office needs, two PS arrays can be combined in a SAN group. The PSXV is an intelligent storage array that is designed to provide rapid installation, simple management, and seamless expansion.
All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network connections, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional. The PSXV is designed to be installed, configured, and serving storage in less than one hour. Master your data-hungry tasks with EqualLogic PSXV - powerful performance with easy, flexible management for small or midsize companies and enterprise branch offices.
The proven, high-performance, self-managing storage arrays are designed to meet the requirements of your growing business. With 24 SAS 2. Not only does EqualLogic's latest v5. Dell doesn't just sell you more storage—Dell delivers comprehensive end-to-end solutions to help you store and manage your data so you can efficiently move the right data to the right place at the right time for the right cost.
PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables you to purchase only the storage you need when you need it.
PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network connections, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks. All PS Series arrays in a SAN work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources, and expand to meet your growing storage needs.
The reliable PSXV also includes fault-tolerant capabilities through use of fully redundant and hot-swappable controllers, fan trays, power supplies, and disk drives with hot spares, as well as vertical port failover. The EqualLogic PS Series arrays include innovative firmware and host software with no additional cost or software licensing fees. EqualLogic's latest firmware release offers new benefits to your organization so your hardware can continue to meet your current needs and be ready to grow with you as the demands of the virtual era increase:.
EqualLogic Host Software extends the functionality of the array-based software enabling cooperation with the host. With a variety of systems built for capacity and performance, there is a Dell EqualLogic solution designed to suit your needs. And with comprehensive Dell Data Management Services that help plan, design, implement and support an efficient data management strategy and ecosystem, you can satisfy today's data availability, retention and recovery requirements while preparing to meet the demands of tomorrow.
Front View. Rear View. Front Open 24 Drives View. Dell delivers comprehensive end-to-end solutions to help you store and manage your data so you can efficiently move the right data to the right place at the right time for the right cost. By using the advanced features in EqualLogic, IT departments can leverage existing investments and maximize the capabilities of PS Series. Let EqualLogic do the work for you, while still maintaining control of your storage environment.
Each EqualLogic array ships with a powerful set of features that help you manage, protect and optimize your data. The EqualLogic Group Manger helps streamline storage and data management while the EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility helps minimize downtime when transferring large amounts of data. Dell EqualLogic SAN Headquarters SAN HQ is a centralized monitoring and reporting tool that gathers and provides in-depth information on performance, capacity and alerts across multiple groups of EqualLogic PS arrays, helping improve performance and effective allocation of group resources.
Advanced feature enhancements include:. Dell provides host integration tools for Microsoft, VMware and Linux environments, providing customers with the following benefits:. The EqualLogic product overview shows how each EqualLogic software module integrates with the storage systems to enable capabilities for enterprise datacenters.
Dell believes that a well-planned and maintained storage infrastructure can support growing data requirements without the corresponding increase in cost and complexity. Intelligent data management allows organizations to optimize the value of their storage investment with a better use of resources.
Dell Data Management Services can help customers design, implement, manage and maintain storage infrastructures that satisfy data availability, retention and recovery requirements. This new support portfolio is focused on your needs, time demands and budgets. Got an IT staff? Dell demonstrates its commitment to ensuring customer success not only by simplifying network storage with the EqualLogic PS Series, but also by delivering consistently superb customer and professional services.
Dell ProSupport Dell ProSupport is a configurable suite of support services that enable you to build a solution that's right for your organization. A break from a traditional tiered structure, ProSupport enables you to choose a support model based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources.
Do you need full service support or do you have an IT staff? Once a model is chosen, you may further tailor your support level by selecting options to address everyday IT challenges, such as unplanned downtime, data and asset protection, support planning, resource allocation, software application management, and more.
Data Management Consulting from Dell Dell offers a comprehensive suite of workshop, assessment, design, and implementation services to help customers get the most from their EqualLogic PS Series infrastructures.
Focused on data management, application performance, data protection, and cost of ownership, Dell consultants can provide practical action-oriented plans, to help deliver specific, predictable and measurable outcomes through high-impact, short duration projects.
Services include:. Dell Infrastructure Services Dell infrastructure services are designed to help customers automate and centrally configure, deploy, and manage their day-to-day end user computing and data center operations. These services extend a customer's existing on-premise IT infrastructure with off-premise cloud services designed to better address challenges with mobility, highly distributed organizations, security, compliance, business continuity, and disaster preparedness.
Dell's EqualLogic storage solutions deliver the benefits of consolidated networked storage in a self-managing, iSCSI storage area network that is affordable and easy to use, regardless of scale. By eliminating complex tasks and enabling fast and flexible storage provisioning, these solutions dramatically reduce the costs of storage acquisition and ongoing operations.
Patented page-based volume management enables automatic movement of data while it is in use. This technology provides the foundation for online expansion, automatic configuration and load balancing, performance optimization, and advanced software functionalities - all with continuous access to data.
That means no downtime for increasing capacity, moving data between storage tiers, or load balancing storage, and most management tasks are handled by the array, not the administrator.
As a result, the EqualLogic PS Series of arrays makes enterprise-class shared-block storage practical for all servers and applications. With its unique peer storage architecture, the PS Series delivers high performance and availability in a flexible environment with low cost of ownership. Whether you are seeking to consolidate storage, migrate from DAS or NAS, streamline data protection, or expand capacity, the PS Series of proven, self-managing storage arrays will meet the demanding requirements of your business-critical environment.
In this context, peer describes the collaboration and equal partnership of a single, simple architecture; components and arrays function as peers, working together to share resources, evenly distribute loads, and collaborate to help optimize application performance and provide comprehensive data protection. The result is an intelligent storage array that can deliver rapid installation, simple management, and seamless expansion. Using patented, page-based data mover technology, members in a storage area network SAN work together to automatically manage data, load balance across resources, and expand to meet growing storage needs.
Because of this shared architecture, enterprises can use PS Series arrays as modular building blocks for simple SAN expansion see Figure 1. Figure 1. Grouping multiple Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays helps increase capacity and performance linearly—without increasing management complexity.
This architecture provides the basis for numerous features and capabilities, including peer deployment, control, provisioning, protection, and integration. Peer deployment is a SAN configuration technology that can sense network topology, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct a system health check to help ensure that components are fully functional.
Peer deployment enables IT staff to potentially install, configure, and deploy most EqualLogic arrays in minutes. Peer control offers virtualized storage management with a single view. PS Series arrays are designed to be self-managing; systems are designed to continuously monitor storage resources and automatically load balance data across controllers, network connections, and disk drives to help deliver optimal performance.
Peer control automates key functions for configuration, management, storage pooling, and data distribution, helping minimize the complexity of storage administration.
Peer provisioning enables administrators to dynamically provision resources to meet application requirements—including not only disk space, but also connectivity, security, performance, and data protection. When application requirements change, the storage configuration can change seamlessly.
Peer provisioning is designed to simplify expansion while systems remain online; new arrays can be automatically added to the group and automatically connect to the SAN. Expansion is linear, enabling administrators to scale not only disk drives but also controllers, ports, cache, and performance as the environment grows. Peer provisioning enables enterprises to purchase storage on demand, which facilitates efficient use of both capital and storage resources.
Advanced thin provisioning capabilities are included, giving administrators additional flexibility in providing storage to applications. Administrators can also allocate virtual storage to volumes up to preset limits and add physical capacity on demand. In both physical and virtual server environments, cloned volumes can be rapidly assigned to different servers to help meet changing needs.
Peer protection starts with a robust design that avoids single points of failure and is designed to provide greater than It also includes built-in features such as application-aware snapshots for quick recovery and remote replication for disaster protection. These features enable administrators to quickly create end-to-end solutions that can help provide comprehensive protection against multiple types of failure or outage.
Peer integration provides a comprehensive software toolkit to facilitate the deployment, ongoing management, and protection of EqualLogic SANs in Microsoft Windows OS environments and VMware environments. The EqualLogic peer storage architecture makes enterprise-class performance, scalability, and reliability possible in an intelligent, automated management framework that helps eliminate tedious administrative tasks while enabling easy best-practices storage management.
EqualLogic PS Series arrays can be fully functional within minutes of opening the shipping box. Built into the array is an automatic sensing and configuration technology that helps eliminate complex and cumbersome manual tasks, enabling a quick start. Once it identifies the network topology, this intelligence checks component functionality and automatically builds RAID sets. With a few simple steps and without special expertise, administrators can deploy an enterprise-class SAN seamlessly, without downtime.
This capability helps eliminate the complex manual configuration of other SANs, allowing administrators to focus on servers and applications. The PS Series has built-in storage features once relegated solely to top-tier data centers, enabling enterprise-class storage for virtually every size organization.
Built-in monitoring and notifications provide e-mail, syslog support, and comprehensive Simple Network Management Protocol SNMP monitoring and traps—all standard features.
Snapshots can be used for quick recovery and offloading backup operations. PS Series arrays are designed to implement safe snapshot recovery in which data is not discarded unintentionally, helping provide the flexibility to implement true enterprise storage.
Automatic load balancing The EqualLogic approach to optimizing performance is simple: maximize the horsepower of all available components in the SAN.
Because of the unique peer storage architecture used by EqualLogic PS Series arrays, instead of relying solely on individual components to deliver high performance, peer control leverages all relevant components. It automatically load balances to seamlessly spread data across active storage resources, helping maximize performance by intelligently optimizing the available network connections, cache, controllers, and drives.
Through this optimization, each PS Series array can support high transactional workloads and database applications. When multiple arrays are added together the PS Series quickly scales, and performance grows linearly with each additional array. Tiering and pooling The EqualLogic tiering capability enables administrators to prioritize applications within a SAN by placing them on separate storage resources, each optimally configured for the required service level of the application.
Administrators can configure separate storage pools within a single SAN to help build an efficient, flexible, easy-to-manage storage environment. Using this "SAN within a SAN," administrators can gain the advantages of consolidation, but can also easily separate workloads as needed: by application, service level, disk type, cost, or even by department within the organization.
For example, large, high-density SATA PS Series arrays can be placed in dedicated pools to provide capacity-oriented tiers of storage for files, near-line applications, archiving, and de-duplicated backups. Because online data movement is built into all PS Series arrays, administrators can adjust application resources and move data between different pools of storage without downtime or disruption.
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