1. CENTRALIZE STORAGE AND REDUCE ADMINISTRATIVE OVERHEAD
The PS Series’ unique peer storage architecture consolidates all storage resources into an easy-to-manage tiered pool of storage, securely accessed by servers across a standard Ethernet network. The PS Group Manager provides a single, intuitive administrative interface, accessible from anywhere on the network.
2. SIMPLIFY IT OPERATIONS AND REDUCE TOTAL IT EXPENDITURES
The all-inclusive feature set of the Dell EqualLogic PS Series makes advanced virtualization and data protection features available to enterprises of all sizes, without breaking the bank. Automatic system expansion, data protection, and tiering functions minimize administrative tasks even as storage needs grow over time.
3. ONLINE SCALABILITY WITHOUT DOWNTIME
Bringing additional storage online is truly seamless; additional disk and controller resources are automatically brought online without disrupting applications accessing the storage pool. Performance scales linearly as workloads are automatically load balanced, spreading data across all active disks, arrays, and interface ports. In addition, built-in thin-provisioning functionality improves flexibility and scalability, reducing administrative costs and making the Dell EqualLogic “pay-as-you-grow” strategy seamless for applications.
4. INCREASE AVAILABILITY AND PROTECT CRITICAL DATA SETS
PS Series arrays are built for enterprise deployments, providing fully redundant, hot-pluggable system architecture that minimizes administrative tasks even as storage needs grow over time. Volumes are RAID-protected, and through advanced system and disk monitoring, faults can be quickly recognized and addressed without downtime. Low overhead snapshots and remote replication enable you to simply create a virtually unlimited number of space-efficient point-in-time copies at primary and remote sites for quick recovery from disk or backup to tape.
5. CONSOLIDATE STORAGE ASSETS ACROSS MULTIPLE OS ENVIRONMENTS
Dell EqualLogic PS Series supports initiators across all major operating systems. Gigabit Ethernet NICs and HBAs provide high performance, multi-path access to centralized storage assets. Boot-from-SAN and virtualized desktop capabilities allow system disks to be totally removed from distributed server and desktop assets, benefiting from the high availability and data protection features offered by the SAN.
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