Simplified Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape Data Backup and Recovery
Enjoy fast, easy data protection with the Dell™ PowerVault™ DL Disk-Based Backup Appliance powered by CommVault. One of the industry's premier integrated solutions for faster disk-based backups and recoveries, this integrated backup-to-disk appliance enables you to start protecting your critical data in less than 30 minutes.
- Wizard-driven setup and management capabilities
- Built-in data deduplication
Protect your data
Integrated tape supportThe PowerVault DL Appliance is available with the Dell PowerVault TL2000, TL4000, or ML6000 tape library integrated into the full solution. Take advantage of backup-to-disk for quick availability, then transfer to tape from the same management console for offsite disaster protection.
Built-in data deduplication reduces storage by up to 95%*The Dell PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance powered by CommVault with Simpana® 9 delivers end-to-end integrated source and target deduplication. This can save you bandwidth and with deduplication throughput rates that can reach 4.5TB per hour, you can significantly reduce your backup windows.*
Even in this era of massive data growth, the PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault helps you optimize your storage capacity by limiting duplicate storage blocks. Source-side deduplication also helps eliminate redundant backup data.
Starting at the client, deduplication is designed to extend from the enterprise to the client, then on to the disk and the tape through a single solution. The new global deduplication capability can leverage a common deduplication database with multiple data-management policies, each with its own retention settings.
Fast, reliable backupsDisk-based backup with the PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault is fast and reliable, enabling you to restore with confidence. Tape-based backups, on the other hand, can be complex and time-consuming, in addition to being prone to failure and often exceeding their backup windows.
Normally, recurrent full backups can take a toll on server I/O (input/output) and slow down user applications. The PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault removes that performance burden by continually backing up smaller incremental changes from production servers and merging them with unchanged data to create a synthetic full backup copy. Commvault’s patented Smart Client technology reduces the incremental backup time by tracking all files that have changed.
When a storage policy copy is deduplicated, creating the primary (full) and secondary (aux) backups can be accelerated by identifying and transferring the data signatures (instead of the data itself) to the target wherever possible. This saves network operation and administration time when performing backup, recovery and disaster-recovery procedures.
Distributed branch-office protectionEnable efficient replication of deduplicated backups by pairing two PowerVault DL Appliances powered by CommVault devices across geographically distributed sites. Managed from a central site, each remote appliance helps provide rapid data recovery at the branch office while an identical copy is produced at your disaster recovery site to protect your data for restores or tape backup.
Simplifying administration and data managementThe PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault has graphic dashboards that enhance visibility and ease backup management, showing you how much capacity is being used and providing warnings as you near defined thresholds. The new enhanced reporting feature highlights health checks, data protection, media management, billing charge-back, capacity planning and service-level agreement (SLA) performance.
Automated discovery can find new clients on the domain and significantly reduce the time it takes to bring on new servers or implement new modules or agents. This automation also enables quick-and-easy installation of update or upgrade packages to all identified systems within that domain.
CommVault SnapProtect supports virtual environmentsCode EqualLogic™ SAN snapshot management controls directly into the data protection agents with CommVault's patent-pending SnapProtect™ enabler. This enables you to create a point-in-time snapshot of the VM to use in various data-protection operations. SnapProtect works in conjunction with hardware snapshot engines and backs up hundreds of VMs running key business applications to meet your backup windows.
You can further reduce your administrative cycles by using predefined policies to automatically discover and protect VMs.
Reduce primary storage use with file and email archiving agentsArchiving server data helps control your data growth, resulting in smaller backups and faster recoveries. The PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault includes file, email and SharePoint. Archiver software that moves infrequently accessed data from production servers and archives it for unified backup and data protection. End users and applications, however, retain normal access to the archived items at all times.
PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance powered by CommVault is available in both a Standard Edition and an Advanced Deduplication Edition, each coming with five File System Agents and options for additional agents.
Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.