Enhancements to the PowerVault MD3000

This week, we brought new expansion capabilities to the PowerVault MD3000 storage array by connecting up to two additional PowerVault modular disk subsystems. With this enhancement, up to 45 300GB SAS disk drives—or 13.5 terabytes of raw capacity—can store critical information on PowerEdge servers, particularly two-node server clusters.

We recently published this PDF article about setting up highly available storage for cluster-aware applications, including SQL Server, Exchange Server, and Oracle Database with Fail Safe software. The PowerEdge Cluster SE600W and PowerVault MD3000 are SAS-based solutions that improve upon the performance, reliability, and scalability limitations in previous-generation SCSI platforms.

In this video, Dave Zenz from the PowerVault engineering team provides an overview of the MD3000 deployment and initial configuration using the Modular Disk Storage Manager. 

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For further understanding of the PowerVault MD3000 user interface and functionality, check out this interactive flash demo.

About the Author: Joe Pollock

Joe Pollock is a Director of Marketing for Dell, currently focused on strategic initiatives that help organizations realize their digital future through IT innovation and transformation. In his 17-year career at Dell, Joe has helped shape the company’s thought leadership position—based on insights gleaned from myriad customer engagements—on the critical imperatives business leaders must act upon to meet the demands of a highly dynamic, technology-driven marketplace. Joe has nearly 25 years of experience working in the technology industry, having held leadership positions in sales, marketing and product management with expertise that spans the full enterprise IT ecosystem. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.