The companies said that among the enhancements to Dell/EMC ControlCenter Navisphere software, MirrorView software and SnapView software suites is the ability for customers to securely manage storage networks from remote locations and increase the storage network's uptime. The enhanced software products join Dell and EMC's global offering of storage systems and services as new developments in the relationship since announcing the partnership in October of last year.
According to the companies, Navisphere v.6.0 enhancements include centralized, Web-based management interface enabling customers to monitor, configure and tune Dell/EMC storage securely from anywhere at any time using a JAVA-based Web browser; as well as enhanced security features designed to control access and protect the integrity of the storage system.
MirrorView enhancements include cost-effective disaster recovery and business-continuance capabilities through enhanced remote mirroring between geographically separated Dell/EMC FC4700 systems; as well as the ability for customers to mirror up to four primary sites to a single secondary site and reduce their disaster recovery/business continuance costs by up to 20 percent.
SnapView enhancements include improved operational efficiencies through customers being able to take multiple snapshots of a single LUN and perform multiple, simultaneous processes such as data backups or refreshes.
Other Dell/EMC FC4700 platform enhancements include management support for the full line of Dell PowerVault(tm) tape products; additional boot from SAN for Dell PowerEdge servers and enhanced clustering capabilities to allow for increased uptime; as well as additional Unix server support.
The enhanced software is planned to be available worldwide on Dell/EMC storage next month.