SRDF SRA & SRM TestFailover with existing snapshots

Can the SRDF SRA use an older snapshot/clone/etc. rather than taking a fresh copy each time? Very occasionally I get this question from customers, particularly those who have seen the RecoverPoint functionality. For those who are not familiar with RecoverPoint (RP), it is another replication technology that we have that permits both local and remote... Continue Reading →

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RecoverPoint 5.1 for VMAX3/AFA

The previously announced version 5.1 of RecoverPoint that supports VMAX3/VMAX All Flash is now available for download here. I covered the RP capability with VMAX3/AFA in this post in May. Just a quick reminder that this is an asynchronous solution for local and/or remote replication, protects at the storage group level, and works with the current RP... Continue Reading →

RecoverPoint with VMAX3/All Flash…and SRM

Dell EMC today announced the impending availability of RecoverPoint (RP) 5.1 which is built for use with VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash (I'm just going to use VMAX3 from here forward). You may recall that RP is available on VMAX2 but can only be attached to a VMAX3 via VPLEX. I have a paper that actually uses both... Continue Reading →

5977 HYPERMAX OS Q2 2017

In conjunction with Dell EMC World, we have announced our latest HYPERMAX OS release (the software that runs on the VMAX3/VMAX All Flash). I'm never quite sure of the naming for these releases, but this one does not have the usual "SR" designation which is defined as a service release. If I were comparing it... Continue Reading →

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