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EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) Synchronous - license

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  • additional 1 TB capacity
  • 401-600 TB
  • for non-SATA drives only
  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • Win
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • License
  • additional 1 TB capacity
  • 401-600 TB
  • for non-SATA drives only
  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • Win
The EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) family of software is the most powerful suite of remote storage replication solutions available for disaster recovery and business continuity. Fully leveraging the industry-leading high-end Symmetrix hardware architecture, it offers unmatched deployment flexibility and massive scalability to deliver a wide range of distance replication capabilities to meet mixed service level requirements with minimal operational impact. The field-proven SRDF family is the most widely deployed set of high-end replication solutions, with tens of thousands of installations in the most demanding environments. And only the SRDF family can provide cross-volume and storage system consistency, tight integration with industry-leading applications, and simplified usage through automated management.

SRDF/Synchronous (SRDF/S) provides high-performance, host-independent, realtime synchronous remote replication from one Symmetrix to one or more Symmetrix systems.

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Brand: Dell EMC
Compatibility: PC , Unix
Manufacturer: EMC Insignia
Model: Synchronous
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)

Software
License Category: License
License Qty: Additional 1 TB capacity
License Type: License

System Requirements
Platform: Linux , UNIX , Windows

General
Category: Networking applications
Installation Type: Locally installed
Subcategory: Network - network backup , Network - storage management

Licensing
Hardware Pricing: 401-600 TB
Licensing Details: For non-SATA drives only

Product Reviews
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's a great, stable traditional product that is out there and once you set it up it just keeps running. Valuable Features:Replication, once it's setup it can just run.Improvements to My Organization:The replication works great from prod site to DR site.Room for Improvement:It's a solid product and that's been out on the market for over a decade.Use of Solution:6 years.Deployment Issues:Some minor issues but not really any big ones.Stability Issues:As of late I have seen the replication drop but this was not due to the SRDF, it was due to the high rate of IO changes on the OS side.Scalability Issues:None.Customer Service:Top notch.Technical Support:Excellent.Previous Solutions:We did use recoverpoint initially and then switched to SRDF. As Recoverpoint needs 20% more space for journals and is not really a reliable solution for DR purposes.Initial Setup:It was straight forward.Implementation Team:In-house.ROI:DR was a major initiative from the higher management and that was fulfilled.Other Solutions Considered:Yes, Recoverpoint. And with SRDF you don't need any outside appliance to do the replication. Everything is handled by the engine with dedicated cache for replication.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. October 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SRDF compared with EMC Recover Point has less capabilities but provides ??reliability and stability. Valuable Features:Reliability and stability, 3 SAN storage star replication (1 box only with storage cache, no disks).Improvements to My Organization:Currently is not used but was implemented 4 years ago for UNIX filesystems and Oracle DB replication.Room for Improvement:SRDF compared with EMC Recover Point has less capabilities, for ex. CDP (local or remote) is missing, only EMC assets compatibility, as a TCO is more expensive than implementing IBM SVC or EMC VPLEX virtualization and replication (more supported assets).Use of Solution:2 years.Deployment Issues:No.Stability Issues:No.Scalability Issues:No.Customer Service:Very good.Technical Support:Very good.Previous Solutions:Because lack in systems heterogeneous support, only EMC storage, no CDP, no visual planned/unplanned switch framework for failover/failback.Initial Setup:No, very easy but need to understand differences compatible with IBM SAN Storages.Implementation Team:Yes we used a local vendor S&T SRL.ROI:I cannot say SRDF has a ROI because its role is to mitigate the risks such as system unavailability or system loss (DR).Cost and Licensing Advice:This info is confidential but the TCO is very good compared with other vendors.Other Solutions Considered:In the past we used IBM Remote replication and mirroring.Other Advice:My advice in nowadays is to look first inside current infrastructure and decide if SRDF is the only choice, for ex. we use mixed data replication: DB replication or application aware replication or filesystem/block level. We use CDP features where is available but we are oriented for app level replication and integrity.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. October 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by A bigger benefit if used in an active, multi-site configuration. There are less expensive methods for a DR scenario. Valuable Features:The ability to control functionality with a command line utility for ease of scripting.Improvements to My Organization:SRDF has served as a robust method of providing a golden, point-in-time copy of our most critical data.Room for Improvement:I would like to see command line status queries give higher level, more meaningful results; i.e. data synchronizing, completely synced or split and write ready.Use of Solution:I have used iterations of SRDF for approximately 10 years.Deployment Issues:There were missteps made in the order in which job steps had to occur for the integrity of data when using scripts.Stability Issues:I do not recall any issues with SRDF stability.Scalability Issues:In the early days of SRDF, licensing was on an disk array by disk array basis. The license model has changed, so scalability is now limited to the amount you've purchased in the array.Customer Service:Customer service for this product was top notch.Technical Support:Technical support has always been attentive and helpful. We found they also have a thorough knowledgebase.Previous Solutions:Our team made the decision to make a change to IBM's XIV asynchronous data replication. The switch was made due to cost.Initial Setup:Initial setup was a bit complex. Tools focused on a deep-level knowledge of configuration.Implementation Team:We had a vendor team help with the initial setup. Their expertise did not dive past the disk array technology, so we had to provide the proper configuration from our host side.ROI:Our ROI was minimal, because we use it for a cold, disaster recovery method.Cost and Licensing Advice:Cost was rolled into a much bigger purchase. Ongoing cost was not that detailed.Other Solutions Considered:Log shipping methods by Oracle and Sequel.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by If this had a bit better data compression, it would be the best storage vendor on the market. Valuable Features:Most valuable features of the product are :- Reliability- Ease of use- Different purposes and usability availableImprovements to My Organization:In all the companies in which I have used the product the ease of Disaster Recovery was implemented in such a manner that the Risk of a Site Disaster was mitigated in a efficient way. Furthermore it made the migrations of complete DataCenters to other (new Data Centers at other locations) a piece of cake (although the complexity of the old Data Center and Infrastructures it self made it often time consuming).Room for Improvement:I could only think of maybe some better data compression.Use of Solution:I have been using the product since 2001, in different companies and for different purposes.Deployment Issues:I didn't encounter any deployment issues I can recall, and if there were any issues the vendor fixed most of them in no time!Stability Issues:The stability is one of the strong features of the Product, so no issues worth mentioning.Scalability Issues:As far as scalability goes, it surpasses all other vendors as far as you ask me!Customer Service:On a scale of 1 to 10 : A 10Technical Support:On a scale of 1 to 10 : A 10EMC is as far as I am concerned the only organization in which the Support organization is an essential part of the overall organization and Products !None other companies and vendors can even get close to the level EMC delivers Technical Support if you ask me!Previous Solutions:In some of the Companies for which I have worked they used other products, but these were not nearly as good, so often they switched to EMC and SRDF.Initial Setup:The initial setup is straightforward, although it expects a certain level of technical knowledge and intelligence.Implementation Team:All Implementations were done and executed as a joint venture, which is and was the strength of the implementation.By use of this kind of implementation the in-house team immediately got a learning on the job experience of the new versions and possibilities.Cost and Licensing Advice:It depends on the amount of strorage which needs to be replicated by the SRDF product.Other Solutions Considered:No most of the Companies for which I have worked had EMC storage and the logical step is and was SRDF.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. October 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Straight forward, although you might face some complexity during the design phase. Improvements to My Organization:We have built our Disaster Recovery site using the SRDF/s & SRDF/A, Using the SRDF we could have our off site Golden copy for the Critical Data and we managed to restore it back in case of data loss or corruption.Room for Improvement:They should work more in ‘Security’ and WAN replication.Use of Solution:7 yearsDeployment Issues:No main issues, some complexity in the design.Stability Issues:In general, it’s very stable although some time SRDF don’t behave as expected specially if the link is not stable or saturated.Scalability Issues:No issuesTechnical Support:Huge gab of professionalism and experience between the regions, we always need to escalate our issues to get it solved.Initial Setup:Straight forward, although you might face some complexity during the design phase.Implementation Team:The design was done by the vendor while the implementation was done by a partner. Most of them were experts with some limitations.Other Solutions Considered:Symantec ReplicatorDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. September 17, 2014
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