Dell EqualLogic PS4000XV iSCSI Array

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Dell EqualLogic PS4000XV iSCSI Array

The Dell EqualLogic PS4000 Series of virtualized iSCSI SAN arrays are designed to bring enterprise-class features, intelligence, automation and reliability to remote or branch office, departmental and small-to-medium business (SMB) storage deployments.

The PS4000 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. With 15,000 RPM SAS disk drives, the PS4000XV array offers the best performance in the PS4000 Series with strong random IOPS performance for branch office deployments. To grow storage capacity and performance for remote office needs, two PS4000 arrays can be combined in a SAN group. To further scale out the SAN, EqualLogic PS6000 arrays can be added seamlessly without sacrificing the initial investment in PS4000 arrays.

The PS4000XV 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 PS4000XV is designed to be installed, configured, and serving storage in less than one hour. To improve enterprise-wide storage management, the EqualLogic SAN HeadQuarters software tool provides centralized performance and event monitoring of EqualLogic SANs across multiple sites, for instance PS4000 deployments at branch offices and PS6000 deployments in corporate data centers.

EqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage they need, when they need it — helping to prevent both underutilization and over-provisioning. Using innovative data movement technology, all EqualLogic PS Series arrays in a SAN work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources, and expand to meet growing storage needs.

The EqualLogic SAN line is designed to meet and exceed the rugged requirements of the data center. The PS4000XV includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — dual-controllers, standard dual fan trays, dual power supplies, and disk drives with hot spares.

Offering built-in storage features previously available only to top-tier data centers, the PS4000XV enables best-practice storage for organizations of any size. The EqualLogic PS Series arrays include the following enterprise data services and software features with no additional software licensing fees:


* PS Group Manager
* SAN HeadQuarters Multi-SAN Historical Performance Monitoring
* Rapid Provisioning
* Remote Setup Wizard
* Roles-Based Administration
* Volume Management

Data Protection, Availability and Recovery

* Auto-Replication, Multi-Site
* Instant Volume Restore
* Multi-Path I/O
* Multi-Volume, Writeable Snapshots
* Snapshot and Auto-Replication Scheduler
* Volume Cloning
* Volume Consistency Sets

Storage Virtualization

* Array Evacuation
* Automatic Load Balancing
* Automatic or Manual Storage Tiering
* Complete SAN Virtualization
* Online Data and Volume Movement
* RAID Load Balancing
* Storage Pools
* Thin Provisioning


* Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System
* E-mail Home
* Enclosure Monitoring System
* Performance Monitoring

Server Management and Protection Integration

* Auto-Snapshot Manager/Microsoft®  Edition
* Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware®  Edition
* Automatic MPIO Connection Management
* Microsoft®  VSS and VDS Providers
* Smart Copy for Microsoft®  Hyper-V, Exchange® , SQL Server® ,Windows®  File Systems and VMware®  VMFS
* VMware®  Site Recovery Manager Adapter

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