Symmetrix Remote Data Facility Overview

Symmetrix Remote Data Facility is the #7 ranked solution in our list of top Data Replication tools. It is most often compared to NetApp SnapMirror: Symmetrix Remote Data Facility vs NetApp SnapMirror

What is Symmetrix Remote Data Facility?
The Symmetrix Remote Data Facility family of software is the gold standard for remote replication in mission critical environments. Built for the industry-leading high-end VMAX hardware architecture, the SRDF family of solutions is trusted for disaster recovery and business continuity.
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Symmetrix Remote Data Facility Customers
Global Security Provider, SSM Health Care, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Shriners, BZWBK, Qatar Islamic Bank, Sudwestrundfunk (SWR)
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AGT Infrastructure Operations at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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RPO and RTO have improved drastically

What is our primary use case?

SRDF is used our disaster recovery service by using replication from our production site to our DR site. We have two different production and DR site pairs in two different global geographies. One use case has got SRDF asynchronous replication and another has SRDF synchronous replication primarily due to business requirements and the location of the DR sites. At the DR sites, snapshots of replicated volumes are created and provisioned to hosts facilitating periodic DR tests.

Pros and Cons

  • "The feature of taking snapshots from the replicated volumes has allowed us to use them for DR testing to validate the application consistent point of recovery."
  • "The main pain point that we experienced is during device creation. For every newly provisioned volume, creating replication relationships between production and DR site, creating snapshots for third copy at DR site, and configuring them in appropriate replication groups and device groups means that there are lot of steps involved and a lot of room for error. There has to be a lot of checks and balances which need to be incorporated to make sure that the solution is set up correctly."
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