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Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

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Join our experts as they discuss what’s new with VPLEX and RecoverPoint this quarter! At a high level...


With Tuesday's announcements, we are adding VPLEX features to extend VMware integration, infrastructure features to increase VPLEX and network performance and utilization along with new management capabilities for reporting and performance metrics.

RecoverPoint 4.0 is a huge step forward, bringing affordable tier-1 data protection to the Midrange with the introduction of the virtual RecoverPoint Appliance (vRPA) reducing the total solution cost for VNX customers by up-to 60%. And RecoverPoint is now easier to manage for all customers, large and small. A new graphical user interface is designed to work like Unisphere and make it easier to protect more data with less effort.


Your hosts:

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   Ashish Palekar

Ashish is a 10 year veteran at EMC as a developer, manager, and currently is a product manager. You can also follow him on twitter

@logicalblock.

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  Steve Breault

Steve is a Principal Product Manager for EMC  focused on  VPLEX since 2010.   Steve has 15 years + in the storage industry.  He is a BSEE and has an MBA.  He has a focused interest in Cloud Computing, Business Continuity, Data Protection and all things VPLEX!

This event begins on April  30th, 2013, and the discussion will be opened then for questions. Ashish and Steve will then be taking your questions then until May 14th. Book mark or subscribe to this discussion to ensure you don't miss it.

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Re: Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

Following today's press release, we are delighted to open up this discussion on what's new with VPLEX and Recoverpoint, .

We look forward to a fun, collaborative and informative discussion.

Regards,

Mark

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bubbameetze1
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Re: Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

Just reading about the new Recoverpoint offering, there is a software-only option for Recoverpoint?  What does that entail?  Would that be a recoverpoint installation that somehow doesn't use the Recoverpoint appliances?

Bubba Meetze

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stevebreault
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Re: Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

Hi Bubba,

Thanks for the first question.  You are absolutely correct.

RecoverPoint can now be configured as a software-only solution, a virtual RecoverPoint Appliance (vRPA).   The vRPA runs on a VMware virtual machine (VM) for less-demanding environments and is available with VNX.   This brings an affordable Tier-1 data protection product to the Midrange saving customers up to 60%. 

RecoverPoint now offers a choice to ensure the best value for a customer’s business and application environment.  Customers can still choose a physical RecoverPoint appliance (RPA) for maximum performance and multi-site configurations.    For small sites or less-demanding environments, customers can choose a software-only virtual RPA (vRPA) option for VNX for a lower total cost of ownership.

Steve

kaseyh
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Re: Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

What type of documentation is posted online for the vRPA?  I have found a FAQ but not much else.

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aap1
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Re: Re: Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

Hi

Please stay tuned - more documentation on the VRPA is forthcoming shortly.

Blogs from Chuck Hollis (Are Snaps Dead?) and Itzik Reich (RecoverPoint 4.0 Finally!) cover some additional details if you are interested.

Regards

Ashish

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mattyboy1
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Re: Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

Hi

I wanted to confirm if version 4.0 allows more than just one remote and local copy of data.

Also I am at EMC World next week will demos be available?

Daniel

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John_F_Kim
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Re: Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

Is VPLEX now more integrated with VMware?

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Yossi_Saad
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Re: Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

Hi Daniel,

Yes, 4.0 allows up to 4 remote copies, or 1 local and 3 remote copies. One of the remote copies can be Sync, and the others (or all) could be Async. Each link is independent so it allows you to access different points in time in different locations - it's really cool.

Interestingly, since our implementation is symmetric, you can also replicate from multiple sites into a single location. This gives you the flexibility to build your multi-site environment any way you want.

Please visit the RecoverPoint booth at EMCworld for more details and to see demos. To specifically learn more about multi-site support, how it is implemented and performance considerations, join the session titled: "RecoverPoint: Optimizing Your Environment for Multi-Site Data Protection".

Yossi


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stevebreault
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Re: Ask the Expert: VPLEX and RecoverPoint – What’s New?

Hi John,

Yes, VPLEX has added VAAI support, which offloads storage intensive operations to the arrays. This hardware acceleration enables your VMware hosts to scale by saving CPU and network bandwidth.

Steve

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