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PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel Storage Array Series

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High-speed Fibre Channel storage.

Add high-throughput, highly efficient Fibre Channel storage to your data center, including the latest 16Gb Fibre Channel technology.

 
 
PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel Storage Array Series

 

Overview

Introducing 16Gb Fibre Channel Technology that delivers high-performance and high-capacity storage

Consolidate your Fibre Channel storage with the PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel array series. The arrays are ideal for entry-level storage consolidation that requires high availability, high performance and business continuity without sacrificing ease of use and reliability. Featuring the next generation of high-performance 16Gb Fibre Channel models, the MD3 arrays are designed for versatility, supporting a range of drive types, premium software features and a choice of 2U or high-density 4U chassis.
Powervault MD36x0f Series - Introducing 16Gb Fibre Channel Technology that delivers high-performance and high-capacity storage

Get affordable enterprise-level performance

Take advantage of the enhanced features offered on all PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel arrays, including the latest 16Gb models.  
  • Improved performance: Get up to 2x performance with the new 16Gb FC array*
  • Controller options: Have 16GB total cache* for maximized throughput
  • Dynamic Disk Pools: Improved DDP functionality that supports 20 disk pools, and can support up to 120 SSDs
  • Multi-protocol connectivity from the host: Get 16Gb FC and 12Gb SAS connectivity
  • Thin Provisioning: Allows allocating and consuming physical storage capacity as needed in disk pools
  • SSD Cache: Increases execution speed of applications by caching previously read data (available with High Performance tier only)
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support: Allows integration of array commands with VMware in the host environment
  • Try and Buy: Allows 90-day trial software licenses for specific software to determine what premium features suit your environment
Powervault MD36x0f Series - Protect your data

Protect your data

Keep your valuable information safe with these additional PowerVault options:

 

  • Remote Replication: Replicate data to any global location that includes mirroring thin provisioned pools
  • Snapshots: Easily recover files after accidental deletion or alteration with point-in-time copies of data.
  • Virtual Disk Copy (VDC): Enable quick and seamless virtual disk relocation and disk-based backup and recovery with a full, replicated copy of source data.
  • Self-encrypting drives (SEDs): Render data useless to unauthorized users with drive-level encryption, even if the drive has been removed from the enclosure.
  • Instant Secure Erase: Permanently and securely remove data when SEDs are repurposed or decommissioned.

Spend less managing your data

The PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel array series brings affordability to primary storage and allows you to add capacity and software as needed. It keeps your storage directly attached to your data infrastructure and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer® and VMware® ESX. In addition, the MD-series storage arrays support vSphere® Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA).
Simplify physical and virtual resource management with MD Storage Manager and PowerVault VMware vCenter™ Plug-In 5.0.
 Powervault MD36x0f Series - MD Storage Manager Powervault MD36x0f Series - VMware vCenter Plug-In 5.0

MD Storage Manager

With wizard-based array configuration and single-pane management, MD Storage Manager can alert you to problems and launch its recovery guru to automatically help troubleshoot and resolve issues. 

VMware vCenter Plug-In 5.0

Monitor, manage, provision and optimize storage for performance and availability across your virtual infrastructure. You can also implement Storage Replication Adapters (SRA) to simplify management of disaster recovery with centralized recovery plans and VASA to create profiles that map to volumes and virtual machines. 

Upgrade with the Premium Feature Key bundles that meet your priorities.

Powervault MD Series - Data Protection

Data Protection:

Ensure your data is protected with Snapshot, VDC and Remote Replication.
Powervault MD Series - High Performance

High Performance:

Data is increasing at an alarming rate, but performance should not be impacted. This bundle includes the High Performance tier, SSD cache and the additional drive capacity license.

Speed recovery with Dynamic Disk Pools.

Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) protect data by dynamically distributing data across pools of drives. In the event of a drive failure, DDP will identify the critical data and dynamically rebalance the data so the array can return to an optimal state faster than it would in the typical RAID environment. DDP can now support up to 20 disk pools and up to 120 SSDs.
MD3800f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

MD3800f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity allows customers to take their Fibre Channel architecture to a higher level of performance and availability. The MD3800f features: 
  • Up to twelve 3.5" or 2.5" SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives in a 2U chassis
  • Support for a maximum of 180 or 192 drives when utilizing the Premium Feature Key to expand beyond the 120
  • standard configurations
  • Single or dual active/active controllers
  • 4GB cache per controller or 8GB per controller in dual-controller configurations
MD3820f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

MD3820f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity allows customers to take their Fibre Channel architecture to a higher level of performance and availability. The MD3820f features:
  • Up to 24x 2.5" SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives in a 2U chassis
  • Support for a maximum of 180 or 192 drives when utilizing the Premium Feature Key to expand beyond the 120
  • standard configurations
  • Single or dual active/active controllers
  • 4GB cache per controller or 8GB per controller in dual-controller configurations
 
MD3860f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

MD3860f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity allows customers to take their Fibre Channel architecture to a higher level of performance and availability. The MD3860f features:
  • Up to 60-drive configuration (20 HDDs minimum), supporting 2.5" and 3.5" SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives in a 4U chassis
  • Support for a maximum of 180 or 192 drives when utilizing the Premium Feature Key to expand beyond the 120
  • standard configurations
  • Standard High Performance Tiering with SSD Cache and Thin Provisioning to optimize performance and capacity
  • Single or dual active/active controllers
  • 4GB cache per controller or 8GB per controller in dual-controller configurations
MD3060e expansion enclosure

MD3060e expansion enclosure

A 60-drive expansion enclosure specifically designed for the MD3 dense array series, the MD3060e* dense enclosure is an eBOD (expansion bunch of disks), which operate in the same fashion as a JBOD (just a bunch of disks). There are two enclosure management modules (EMM) that allow for management of the expansion drives via the MD3 Dense Array controllers. The MD1200 and MD1220 are designed for use as expansion for the MD3 2U arrays.
  • Up to two expansion enclosures can be daisy chained to an MD3 SAS Dense array
  • Options for mix and match of 3.5", 2.5", SED or SSD drives*
  • Add two MD3060e enclosures (max) for up to 180 drives in just 12U, providing up to 1.8PB of raw capacity* Dual EMM controller option only, using the enclosure management modules

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