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Dell EMC PowerStore Metro Node Announced

by Adam Armstrong
Dell EMC PowerStore Metro Node

Today, Dell Technologies announced its Dell EMC PowerStore metro node. Dell EMC PowerStore is the companies midrange storage array that is stated to be up to seven times faster. The newly announced metro node is aimed at addressing business continuity challenges.

Today, Dell Technologies announced its Dell EMC PowerStore metro node. Dell EMC PowerStore is the companies midrange storage array that is stated to be up to seven times faster. The newly announced metro node is aimed at addressing business continuity challenges.

Dell EMC PowerStore Metro Node

Over the past year, many have been forced to remote work and remote education. But even before this, data needed to be always available. Outages and downtime make work and school more difficult and can cost businesses quite a bit, including customers. Backup and disaster recovery are one step of getting things moving again when a failure arises but there is still a gap of time with no access. The world of regulations has responded by requiring synchronous data mirroring to prevent outages and critical data loss. Dell EMC PowerStore metro node comes just in time to help with the above challenges.

One of the ways in which Dell EMC PowerStore metro node addresses business continuity is its active-active metro configurations. Active-passive solutions are common in the industry and some active-active and thought to not be truly set up this way. The Dell EMC PowerStore metro node claims to be a true active-active configuration that allows simultaneous writes at both sites and supports Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) equal to zero. Zero means no data loss and no time to recover, meaning no downtime. The node also has an automatic initiation of an instant site failover for further protection.

Key benefits of the Dell EMC PowerStore metro node:

  • Volume/LUN level granularity: This allows the replication of specific LUNs for application-level granularity, significantly reducing TCO and improving flexibility by giving users the choice of which workloads to replicate.
  • Non-disruptive addition of consistency groups: Supports consistency group add/delete operations without disruption. This provides operational flexibility with zero downtime and means users can add or remove volumes to consistency groups without breaking the replication.
  • Multi-Platform Support: Enables replication between different Dell EMC array types.
  • Avoid degradation to array performance: Metro node replication has zero performance impact on the storage array.
  • No additional host software: It’s self-contained and does not require any software to be deployed on the hosts or a host reboot.
  • Provides multiple capabilities and configurations: In addition to synchronous metro replication, PowerStore metro node can also support local configurations for continuous application availability, data mobility to non-disruptively relocate workloads, and enables storage technology refresh without application downtime.
  • Compact form factor with high performance: The PowerStore metro node cluster is comprised of two 1U units that support 32Gb/s Fibre Channel.

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