Discover how Dell’s latest Exchange 2013 Storage Solution built on Dell PowerVault MD3260 Storage array and PowerEdge R620 can help meet the high-performance messaging requirements of your organization. This solution combines the Dell PowerVault MD3260 storage array resiliency and performance features with Microsoft Exchange 2013 Data Availability (DAG) storage resiliency to provide a robust messaging solution for up to 15000 mailboxes with 4GB size. Up to four PowerEdge R620s attached to a Dell PowerVault MD3260 are configured as the building block for a three copy DAG solution. This DAG employs three of the building blocks mentioned above. Two building blocks at the local site are configured as active/active where each building block hosts 56 Exchange database copies. 28 of the databases are the building block's own active databae copies and the remaining 28 databases are passive copies of the peer building block at the local site. The remote site hosts the third copy of each database in the configuration. This database distribution enables site resiliency spanning the local and remote sites. The figure below depicts the suggested distribution of database copies.


The PowerVault MD3260 high-density enclosure is designed to scale the needs of applications requiring large amounts of data storage. The MD3260 is a 60-drive, 4U standard rack enclosure. It can scale up to 180 hard drives in just 12U with two MD3060e enclosures that operate like a JBOD (just a bunch of disks).

Dell PowerEdge R620 is a 2-socket CPU, 1 U, multi-purpose server, offering an excellent balance of redundancy and value in a compact form factor. It is a most suitable hardware building block for any mid-size or large business. It delivers enormous performance in a dense 1U form-factor, enabling larger and more efficient databases and mail servers. Major features of the server/storage system include:

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 or E5-2600 v2 product family
  • Dual processor sockets
  • Up to 768 GB of Memory with 24 DIMMs
  • Integrated RAID support through PERC H310, PERC H710, PERC H710P
  • External HBA Up to three PCIe 3.0 expansion slots
  • RAID – PERC H810
  • Non-RAID – 6 Gbps SAS HBA
  • Choice of NIC technologies
  • Dell OpenManage™ Essentials and Dell Management Console, Dell OpenManage Power Center and Dell OpenManage Connections

   For more information, see Dell PowerEdge R620 Server product page.

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