Lets talk about SRDF feature in DMX for disaster recovery/remote replication/data migration. In today’s business environment it is imperative to have the necessary equipment and processes in place to meet stringent service-level requirements. Downtime is no longer an option. This means you may need to remotely replicate your business data to ensure availability. Remote data replication is the most challenging of all disaster recovery activities. Without the right solution it can be complex, error prone, labor intensive, and time consuming.
SDRF/S addresses these problems by maintaining real-time data mirrors of specified Symmetrix logical volumes. The implementation is a remote mirror,
¨ The most flexible synchronous solution in the industry
¨ Cost effective solution with native GigE connectivity
¨ Proven reliability
¨ Simultaneous operation with SRDF/A, SRDF/DM and/or SRDF/AR in the same system
¨ Dynamic, Non-disruptive mode change between SRDF/S and SRDF/A
¨ Concurrent SRDF/S and SRDF/A operations from the same source device
¨ A powerful component of SRDF/Star, multi-site continuous replication over distance with zero RPO service levels.
¨ Business resumption is now a matter of a systems restart. No transportation, restoration, or restoring from tape is required. And SRDF/S supports any environment that connects to a Symmetrix system – mainframe, open system, NT, AS4000, or Celerra.
¨ ESCON fiber, fiber channel, Gigabit Ethernet, T3, ATM, I/P, and Sonet rings are supported, providing choice and flexibility to meet specific service level requirements. SRDF/S can provide real-time disk mirrors across long distances without application performance degradation, along with reduced communication costs. System consistency is provided by ensuring that all related data volumes are handled identically – a feature unique to EMC. Hope this litte article will help you to understand about SRDF/S.