Dell PowerStore provides native and non-native solutions to protect data and to help organizations meet business goals for both data availability and protection. PowerStore native replication solutions can replicate data to other systems, whether they are at the same site or a remote facility. Having remote copies of data protects against outages on the main system. Data protection features in PowerStore also enable quick recovery on a destination system with minimal to no data loss, depending on the replication method selected.
This white paper describes the following replication technologies for PowerStore:
Native synchronous replication is available with Metro Volumes. The describes this feature in detail. Asynchronous replication and Metro Volumes can be configured and managed in PowerStore Manager, PowerStore CLI, or REST API. PowerStore Manager is an intuitive HTML5-based interface that allows users to configure and manage their replication setup and provides a visual representation of the configuration.
Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is a virtual appliance that offers an alternative solution for VM replication for PowerStore. RecoverPoint is configured for VM protection through the intuitive Dell Unisphere Manager for RecoverPoint interface. Due to its agnostic nature, RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines enables recovering VM data for any point in time and replicating the data towards many other storage systems.
Dell metro node offers continuous application data availability and transparent data mobility for block storage. Metro node is placed into the data path between hosts and creates a flexible storage architecture.