Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Symmetrix Remote Data Facility.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
I cannot recall us requesting any changes or new features. It does what we need it to do for the most part. If you are new to the product, the initial setup might be a bit difficult. There could be some new management or monitoring tools added to the solution. Those need a separate license. It would be nice if they were on the basic configuration.
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.
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Symmetrix Remote Data Facility, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?