PowerVault DL2100 powered by Symantec Backup Exec

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Simplified Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape Data Backup and Recovery


The only integrated backup to disk solution from Dell and Symantec.

  • Up to 55% faster disk-based backups and 49% faster recoveries than backup with tape
  • Deduplication option: learn more about deduplication
  • Wizard-driven management capabilities
  • Continuous data protection for Exchange, file and SQL

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PowerVault DL2100 Storage Server







  • Value Series: 1 X Intel® Xeon® E5520, 2.26Ghz, 8MB Cache

    Performance Optimized: 2 X Intel® Xeon® E5520, 2.26Ghz, 8MB Cache

Operating System

  • Factory Installed OS:

    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, Standard Edition, x64


  • SAS 5/E HBA

    U320 SCSI HBA

    Fiber Channel HBAs: Emulex or QLogicHBAs

    Tape Options:


    PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000 Compact Tape Libraries

    PowerVault ML6000 Modular Tape Libraries


    PowerVault 124T Autoloader


  • PowerVault DL2100 – Powered by Symantec Backup Exec™ is available in four options:

    Backup Exec 2010 DL Edition: Includes Factory Installed Backup Exec Media Server (including the licensing for Continuous Protection Server and connectivity to a single tape drive) and licenses for backing up 2 Windows File Server Agents. This comes with 1 or 3 Years of Software maintenance included.

    Backup Exec 2010 DL Edition with Deduplication: Includes Factory Installed Backup Exec Media Server with deduplication (including the licensing for Continuous Protection Server and connectivity to a single tape drive), and licenses for backing up 2 Windows File Server Agents. This comes with 1 or 3 Years of Software maintenance included.

    Additional available licenses:

    BE 2010 Windows Server Agents: Includes Licenses for backing up two Windows Files Servers.

    BE 2010 Linux/Unix Server Agents: Includes Licenses for backing up two Linux/Unix Files Servers.

    BE 2010 Email Protection Agents: Includes Licenses for backing up two Email (Exchange or Lotus Domino) Servers.

    BE 2010 Database Agents: Includes Licenses for backing up two Database (SQL, Oracle, Sharepoint, and Active Directory) Servers.

    BE 2010 Virtual Agents: Includes Licenses for backing up two Virtual Servers (Vmware and/or HyperV). Only one agent is required for every Physical server, with support for unlimited number of virtual servers on the physical server.

    BE 2010 Archiving Agents: Includes Licenses for archiving One File Server or Email Server (with up to 50 additional mailboxes).

    BE 2010 Library Expansion Option: Includes Licenses for Adding Two additional Tape Libraries to the media server.

    BE 2010 Advanced Database Option: Includes Licenses for protecting an advanced database (Oracle RAC or SAP)

    BE 2010 Central Management Addon Pack: Includes the license for Central Admin Server Option (the feature allows for centralized management of multiple DL Media Servers)


    • Energy Smart- Two hot plug high efficient 570w PSU OR High Output Two hot-plug 870W PSUs
Start Protecting Data 5 Times Faster

Start Protecting Data 5 Times Faster

Simpler and Faster to Set Up and Manage

The Dell™ PowerVault™ DL2100 powered by Symantec® Backup Exec 2010™ (part of the Dell TierDisk family of products) is the industry's first and only integrated solution for faster disk-based backups with a deduplication option and recoveries that lets you start protecting your data in just 18 minutes. Dell has simplified the backup process by offering the only integrated hardware, software and services solution powered by Symantec Backup Exec 2010. The PowerVault DL2100 comes factory-installed with Symantec Backup Exec 2010 software and a unique wizard driven set up and management utility. The backup software comes with integrated automated dynamic disk provisioning that configures and sets up the disks for immediate use. Set it up, configure storage, add more disks —it only takes a few clicks. 

Deduplication Option

Savings, Simplicity and Adaptability
The PowerVault DL2100 with Backup Exec 2010 Deduplication Option supports a data-reduction strategy by optimizing storage and network bandwidth.The PowerVault DL2100 with Backup Exec 2010 is a unique solution that offers different levels of deduplication that is easily adaptable to your environment. In the deduplication process, duplicate data is deleted, leaving only one copy of the data to be stored. However, indexing of all data is still retained if that data should ever be required. 

Integrated Tape Support

The PowerVault DL2100 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 recovery.
Faster, More Reliable Backup

Faster, More Reliable Backup

Managing backups with tape can be complex and time-consuming. Backups to tape often exceed their backup window, and tape-based backups can be prone to failure.

Disk-based backup with the PowerVault DL2100 – Powered by Symantec are up 55% faster than tape and restores are up to 50% faster.

Better Than VTL

Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs) are "point products” that can help fix backup and recovery bottlenecks in the short term. But they are separate components that create silos of information and add management complexity. Virtual tapes have to be created, provisioned, and managed from a separate interface, and VTL products lack alerting and reporting within the backup solution. The PowerVault DL2100 is a native, disk-to-disk solution that eliminates the need for manual setup and management. It automatically and dynamically provisions disks, invisibly to the user, and gives you proactive monitoring, alerts and reporting.
Remote Backup, Management, Monitoring and Maintenance

Remote Backup, Management, Monitoring and Maintenance

Your data centre administrators can use the PowerVault DL2100 to backup data from remote offices to the data centre. Administrators can setup backup tasks and policies and do system monitoring and maintenance from a central location. This makes the PowerVault DL2100 the ideal backup solution for remote offices that do not have IT experts on site.
Learn More Intelligent Disaster Recovery White Paper  

Granular Recovery Technology for Speedy Restores

With Symantec Backup Exec 2010’s patent-pending Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) for critical Microsoft® applications, including Exchange, SharePoint (MOSS), and Active Directory your administrator can recover granular objects from a single-pass backup by simply browsing and selecting it. GRT lets you recover specific items such as public folders and individual mailboxes — even individual e-mails, attachments, and calendar items — all without a time-consuming full restore.
Continuous Data Protection for Exchange and File

Continuous Data Protection for Exchange and File

The PowerVault DL2100 – Powered by Symantec Backup Exec 2010 continuously protects Microsoft Exchange and file data by backing up changes to the disk in real time as they occur. Not only does this improve the overall level of data protection, it also reduces administrative complexity because it eliminates the need for full, incremental, or differential backups for Exchange data.
Learn More Continuous Data Protection White Paper  

Protection for Desktops and Laptops

Backup Exec 2010’s Desktop and Laptop Option (DLO) lets users automatically protect and sync multiple desktops and laptops via a network share. DLO lets users choose continuous, scheduled, or manual backups and provides an intuitive interface that lets users access their most up-to-date data whether they are in the office or on the road.
Protection for VMware Virtual Machines

Protection for VMware Virtual Machines

Managing backups on virtual machines can be difficult and expensive due to licensing requirements. The PowerVault DL2100 – Powered by Symantec Backup Exec 2010 incorporates award-winning technology for virtual machine protection. The Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure includes protection for an unlimited number of guests on an individual ESX host. In addition, Backup Exec 2010 leverages several VMware technologies including VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) that make backing up and restoring virtual machines faster and easier.
Learn More VMWare Virtual Machine Protection White Paper
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 provide 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:
  • 7x24 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.
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 onsite* 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 non-essential 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.

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 sets 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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