The VxBlock System 1000 offers multiple storage arrays natively without the addition of a Converged Technology Extension.
You can add as many storage arrays or platforms as the connectivity model allows.
You can combine multiple storage arrays for block-level storage.
The following best practices are implemented when combining multiple storage arrays and storage array platforms for block level storage:
You can combine multiple storage arrays for file-level storage.
The following best practices are implemented when combining multiple storage arrays and storage array platforms for file-level storage:
Multiple storage arrays have management and monitoring features.
Unisphere for multiple VMAX arrays
Unisphere 360 enables you to access the data center from any device, including tablets and mobile devices. Unisphere 360 consolidates and simplifies management for VMAX storage arrays. Managing a data center with multiple storage systems can be a large-scale project on its own. Although Unisphere for VMAX allows multiple arrays to be managed from the same instance, the maximum number of devices and arrays are limited. Unisphere 360 supports up to 200 systems covering VMAX All-Flash, VMAX3 and VMAX. A single window view with access to all VMAX storage arrays allows you to manage, monitor, and plan at the array level or for the entire data center.
Unisphere and CloudIQ for multiple Dell EMC Unity and Dell EMC Unity XT arrays
Unisphere Central obtains aggregated status, alerts, host details, performance and capacity metrics, and storage usage information from the systems. Unisphere Central allows administrators to take a quick look at their entire storage environment and rapidly access storage systems that are in need of attention or maintenance.
CloudIQ is a no cost software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud-based storage analytics application. CloudIQ uses near real-time intelligence, proactive monitoring, and predictive analytics to deliver comprehensive health scores for Dell EMC Unity and Dell EMC Unity XT storage systems from the cloud.