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This past month, EMC has released a new version of SRDF/CE, MV/CE and internally announced a new addition to the Cluster Enabler family. I don’t think it’s been publicly announced, so I’ll have to refrain from posting any details on the third item at this time.
..he was talking about RecoverPoint/CE which was announced after his entry was written.
My corner of the universe has changed recently and RecoverPoint is back on my agenda. I think a corner stone of EMC's Information Infrastructure division has always been in replication technologies and as partisan as this most certainly will read (Apply filters accordingly) SRDF has to be recognized as King of the Mountain in the high end array based replication market while with more than 300K Clariions sold MirrorView is one of if not the most widely used array based block storage replication technology in the modular storage market.
Right in between them sits the network based RecoverPoint product line. Being heterogeneous means customers who may not have any EMC storage hardware can leverage the company's ongoing R&D expenditure in the area of replication technology without ditching your current storage provider(s).
For example, RecoverPoint/Cluster Enabler supports both heterogeneous and homogenous configurations. Which means you can mix and match third party arrays so long as they're on the RecoverPoint support matrix. This differs from SRDF/CE and MV/CE which are homogenous (Symm to Symm or CX to CX) only.
One of the things I've always liked about RecoverPoint is that it's a treasure trove of interesting technologies which have applications in a lot of different areas. One of the coolest advancements to occur while I was busy with other things? Cascaded RecoverPoint. It provides three site disaster restart with consistent point in time images.