Dell PowerVault MD3220i

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Storage built for performance.

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  • PowerVault(TM) MD3220i 1Gb iSCSI SAN Storage Array


  • 3 Yrs Next Business Day Onsite Service
PowerVault MD32x0i

Consolidation = Efficiency

Reduce the effort required to store and manage your data. The MD3200i/MD3220i arrays raise the bar for performance, flexibility and scalability.

  • Supports up to 32 physical servers when connected to one or more Ethernet switches
  • With an option to scale up to 192 total hard drive storage capacity with PowerVault MD1200 and/or MD1220 enclosures
  • Cuts management complexity with a single management interface
  • Four times the base capacity over the previous generation
  • Six times the capacity over the previous generation

Now it's simple to improve storage utilization by pooling storage resources. Increase availability with redundant hardware and a streamlined management and backup process.

PowerVault MD32x0i

iSCSI Storage is Ideal for Virtual Server Environments

The MD3200i/MD3220i arrays offer several advantages

  • 1 Gb Ethernet is a mature, well-understood technology that is less complicated
  • Ethernet hardware is cost-effective and readily available.
  • Widespread familiarity with Ethernet technology can help cut training time and costs.

The PowerVault™ VMware® vCenter™ Plug-In 5.0 support provides VMware administrators with powerful capabilities designed to increase their productivity and simplify their jobs.

The Plug-In is designed to monitor and manage the MD arrays used in conjunction with VMware virtualization software, allowing administrators to monitor and provision the storage subsystems they employ — with the ultimate goal of ensuring the performance and availability of the virtual infrastructure they are managing.

MD storage systems are certified for use in virtualized application environments with VMware ESX, Citrix® XenServer™ and Microsoft® Hyper-V software. Please see hardware support matrix for more details.


In addition, the MD series storage arrays support vSphere™ Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA). This enables unprecedented coordination between vSphere/vCenter and storage arrays. It provides built-in storage insight in vCenter to support intelligent VM storage provisioning, bolster storage troubleshooting and enable new DRS-related use cases for storage.


PowerVault MD32x0i

System management is easy

The MD3200i/MD3220i arrays are managed by next-generation MD Storage Manager software, an intuitive, easy-to-use client-based application.

  • Two different management paths offer easy user interaction, even for those with only a basic familiarity of storage systems.
  • The enterprise window feature monitors multiple systems through a single interface.
  • Wizard-based array management helps simplify the configuration process.

Software detects and alerts you of any problems and launches an automatic Recovery Guru to help troubleshoot and resolve the issues.

Keep pace with ever-increasing performance demands

The MD3200i/MD3220i arrays deliver an excellent performance/price ratio.

  • Four iSCSI ports per controller enable twice the throughput compared to previous Dell™ MD3000i iSCSI arrays.
  • Increased cache sizes of up to 2GB per controller meet large database application needs.
  • SSD support optimizes the system for the most demanding I/O (input/output) applications.

Reach new levels of flexibility and scalability

MD3200i/MD3220i arrays enable you to mix and match components to create your optimal tiered-storage environment.

Deploy up to 192 HDDs by simply plugging in PowerVault MD1200 and/or PowerVault MD1220 enclosures behind MD3200i arrays. Scale your system with a mix of both 3.5” and 2.5” hard drives.
  • Four times the base capacity over previous generation arrays
  • Six time capacity over previous generation with optional PFK for hard drives

Tested, validated and warranted to operate within the highest current temperature and humidity guidelines issued by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), the MD Family of arrays are capable of short-term, excursion-based operation in temperatures up to 113º F (45º C). By leveraging the thermal and reliability advantages engineered into this portfolio of equipment, customers are able to run data centers even warmer, helping reduce additional maintenance and infrastructure costs while enabling lower overall energy consumption.
PowerVault MD32x0i

Optional Data Protection

  • Snapshots
    Each virtual disk supports up to sixteen snapshots, with a total of 256 snapshots per system. These are typically used when data needs to be 'frozen' in time.
  • Virtual disk copy
    Virtual disk copy is full replication of an existing virtual disk at any point in time, often used for decision support and application development testing.
  • Self-encrypting drives
    If a drive is removed, the SED, which encrypts data written to the drive and decrypts data read from the drive, 'locks' to prevent unauthorized access.
  • High Performance Tier (HPT) Meet the most demanding performance requirements for your organization to remain productive and competitive.
  • Additional Hard Drive Premium Feature Key Ability to add up to 192 hard drives providing additional capacity to the MD Series of arrays.
  • Having the right backup solution is key to protecting your critical information. So is having the right support. Dell™ ProSupport™ is a portfolio of globally consistent, customer-driven support services that provides businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable and easier support solutions.

    Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

    • 24x7 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
    • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
    • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
    Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

    Speed of responseProtectionPremium proactive
    Mission Critical* — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour on-site*service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch.
    Keep your hard drive* — Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities.Enterprise-wide contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
    • Designated Service Delivery Manager
    • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
    • Planning and assessments

    Proactive maintenance
     — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

    Remote advisory options — Provides telephone and internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more.

    Basic Hardware Warranty*

    Basic support
    Ideal for nonessential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.
    Training Services                                                                                                                                                                                

    Dell Education Services
    Decrease downtime, improve utilization and ensure business continuity with storage training from Dell Education Services. A self-paced online training course jump starts the Storage Administrator on managing the PowerVault MD Storage environment.

    Additional service offerings 

    Comprehensive storage training and certification
    Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skill set for company compliance, the Dell-certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.

    Backup and recovery
    To sustain the continued operation of your storage solution, you should engineer availability, security and reliability into every process from the outset. Dell can provide backup and recovery solutions that help ensure adequate procedures are in place to minimize or avoid data loss.

    Storage consolidation
    Our storage experts analyze existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a storage consolidation. They will also develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.
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