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Dell EMC Metro node 7.0.1 Product Guide

General use cases and benefits

The following table summarizes the general metro node use cases and their benefits.

Table 1. General metro node use cases and benefits
General use cases Benefits
  • Migration: Move data and applications without impact on users.
  • Virtual Storage federation: Achieve transparent mobility and access within a data center and between data centers.
  • Resiliency: Mirror across arrays within a single data center or between data centers without host impact. This increases availability for critical applications.

For all metro node deployments, do the following:

  • Presents storage volumes from back-end arrays to metro node engines.
  • Federates the storage volumes into hierarchies of metro node virtual volumes with user-defined configuration and protection levels.
  • Presents virtual volumes to production hosts in the SAN through the metro node front-end.

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