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  1. Dell DR4000 support for Symantec OpenStorage: Disk-to-disk-to-tape backup using a storage life cycle policy

    This white paper describes the Symantec OpenStorage Technology and Dell DR4000 support for this initiative. The paper presents the advantages to customers, two sample use cases and step-by-step guidance for implementing Dell OpenStorage support and configuring a NetBackup automated workflow for disk-to-disk-to-tape backups.

  2. Integrating Dell DR4000 into tape backup environments

    This white paper focuses on four typical use cases for integrating the Dell DR4000 advanced disk backup and disaster recovery appliance into existing tape infrastructure. With its efficient deduplication and compression algorithms, the DR4000 can be a cost-effective and critical addition to an organization’s disaster recovery plans. The DR4000 usually replaces a tape drive or library as the primary backup solution because it can deliver fast full backups and restores more efficiently than traditional tape devices. Using a combination of the DR4000 for primary backups and existing tape infrastructure for secondary backups, it provides a high-performance and reliable solution to meet legal obligations or business requirements for off-site storage, archiving and disaster recovery. In addition, the recent release of the DR4000 Rapid Data Access software plug-in enables more efficient workflows such as automating disk-to-tape backups to consolidate tape backup systems from remote sites into the data center.

  3. Deploying Dell PowerVault NX3600 series NAS appliance in CIFS environment

    This white paper is part of a series that presents guidance for planning and deploying the Dell PowerVault NX3600 network-attached storage (NAS) storage system. Here, we present guidance for deployment in a Microsoft Windows operating system environment using the CIFS protocol.

  4. Deploying Dell PowerVault NX3600 series NAS appliances in NFS environment

    This white paper presents guidance for planning and deploying a Dell PowerVault NX3600 series NAS storage system in a Linux environment using the Network File System (NFS) protocol.

  5. Configuring the Dell PowerVault NX3600 in a VMware vSphere environment

    This white paper is part of a series that presents guidance for planning and deploying the Dell PowerVault NX3600 network-attached storage (NAS) system. Here, we present guidance for deployment in a VMware vSphere 5 hypervisor environment using the NFS protocol.

  6. White paper — Disk-to-disk-to-tape backup using a storage lifecycle policy

    This white paper describes the Symantec OpenStorage Technology and Dell DR4000 support for this initiative. The paper presents the advantages to customers, two sample use cases and step-by-step guidance for implementing support for OpenStorage on the Dell DR4000 and in Symantec NetBackup.

  7. Rack Infrastructure Effects on Thermal Performance of a Server

    Focus: Quantify and analyze impact of Cable Management Arm and doors of IT equipment rack on airflow through a 1U server. Results: Rack doors and CMA were each in the three percent range and did not have a concerning impact on the performance of the server.

  8. Data Center Operating Temperature: What Does Dell Recommend?

    There is lots of hype these days about operating your data center at higher temperatures. You may be asking several questions regarding this topic: How much does it save and do the savings outweigh the risks? What temperature should I target? This paper addresses the theory that although an increase in IT inlet temperatures enables energy savings in the cooling process, it might be that the increased fan power associated with higher IT inlet temperatures might negate the facility efficiency advantages. What we found confirmed the hypothesis: there is a “sweet spot” operating temperature when you are using mechanical means to cool your data center.

  9. Cloud Training in a Box: Inexpensive and Reproducible Training Environments for Cloud Solutions

    This Dell Technical White Paper provides a virtual environment for demonstrating, testing and training on the use of Dell’s deployment procedures for an OpenStack cloud.

  10. Creating a Social Learning Platform

    This paper aims to help to guide the reader through the many challenges and pitfalls associated with a Social Learning Platform.