Business Continuity for Microsoft Exchange 2010

Business Continuity for Microsoft Exchange 2010 Enabled by EMC Unified Storage, Cisco Unified Computing System, and Microsoft Hyper-V is a technical whitepaper with reference architectures, best practices and technology offerings based upon EMC information infrastructure and Microsoft virtualization environments –  including Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and System Center – that provide customers with measureable steps to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

EMC also released Zero Data Loss Disaster Recovery for Microsoft Exchange 2010: Enabled by EMC Unified Storage, EMC Replication Manager for Exchange 2010, Brocade End-to-End Network, Dell Servers, and Microsoft Hyper-V.

EMC solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V environments help customers meet their requirements to extract the highest value from their investments through optimized deployment, scalability, consolidation and protection within virtualized environments.

  • Increased Scalability and Accelerated Deployment: Customers look to their virtualized environments to reach new heights in efficiency. To help bring this forth, EMC E-Lab™ architected a virtualized infrastructure that included EMC® Symmetrix® VMAX™ , Windows Server R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V which proved to scale to support 1,024 virtual machines. In addition, EMC TimeFinder® local storage replication was used to accelerate the deployment of virtual machines by up to 27 times faster than a scenario employing traditional network based methods. This solution was validated through in-depth testing and analysis by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Lab.
  • Advanced Consolidation for Virtualized Microsoft Exchange 2010: Customers look to significantly consolidate resources needed for a broad deployment of Microsoft Exchange 2010. To address this, EMC, Cisco Systems, Inc. and Microsoft collaborated to design and build a reference architecture modeled on a virtualized Storage Area Network (SAN) and based upon EMC Unified Storage, EMC Virtual Provisioning™, Cisco Unified Computing System, and Microsoft Hyper-V. The SAN proved to support more than 32,000 Microsoft Exchange users and consolidated server requirements by a 3-to-1 ratio when compared to non-virtualized environments.
  • Zero Data Loss Protection for more than 20,000 Exchange Users:  Customers need to optimize performance and data protection for deployments of Microsoft Exchange 2010 within Microsoft Hyper-V environments. To help successfully guide them through this effort, EMC, Brocade, Dell, and Microsoft combined efforts to create a reference architecture based upon a multi-site, virtualized SAN that leveraged EMC storage, Dell servers, Brocade end-to-end network, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. After deploying the new EMC Replication Enabler for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 storage-based replication, the reference architecture proved that 20,000 Microsoft Exchange users could be protected against data loss.

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