Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) has unveiled its new Auto-Snapshot Manager Smart Copy for Exchange as the latest in a series of application-aware snapshot, cloning and data replication capabilities designed to enhanced the company's EqualLogic PS5000 Series SAN solution for midsize businesses.

The new functionality enhances the PS Series' host integration capabilities to help reduce the amount of time IT administrators spend managing Windows-based business applications. Administrators can automate data validation checks and quickly recover from data loss or corruption.

"The Smart Copy feature set is yet another way the PS Series is simplifying storage and enhancing Dell's overall vision of simplifying IT," Kevin Wittmer, senior manager of product marketing for Dell EqualLogic storage solutions, said in a statement. "Evolving Smart Copy to include Exchange data protection and recovery is part of our initiative to make PS Series storage more application aware."