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Dell EMC Cloud Tiering Appliance – Product Brief

Last updated December 19, 2022 for end of year updates. Concise and unbiased 5-page overview of the features and functionality of EMC Cloud Tiering Appliance. Download the Product Brief now!

The Dell Cloud Tiering Appliance (CTA) is policy-based software for file tiering, migration, and archiving. It is also called the Dell Cloud Tiering Appliance in some documentation. It is delivered either software on Dell hardware or as an appliance or as an integrated virtual machine for VMware ESX. It is no longer available as a Dell branded appliance.

The virtual machine product is called Cloud Tiering Appliance/VE (CTA/VE). Both can be configured for high availability (CTA-HA and CTA/VE-HA). For this product brief, CTA will be used to describe functionality, independent of delivery mechanism or HA configuration.

With the exception of special support for snapshots on Dell storage systems, called Block Archiving, tiering and archiving are essentially the same functionality, with the usage determined by the nature of the secondary and tertiary targets. Multi-level tiering is supported.

Dell EMC CTA Product Brief Includes

  • Overview
  • Usage
  • Highlights
  • EvaluScale Table
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion

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