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1 NEXENTA S VDI SOLUTIONS BRAD STONE GENERAL MANAGER NEXENTA GREATERCHINA

2 VDI Storage Challenge 95% of I/O is small, random writes Very challenging for a storage system End users demand low latency

3 NexentaStor Software-based unified storage appliance NFS, CIFS iscsi, FibreChannel NexentaStor is an operating system and storage software installed on x86 servers OpenStorage solution Running on commodity hardware iscsi, FibreChannel, SAS, AoE

4 Data Integrity Features 256-bit checksum Checksum stored physically separate from data Eliminated RAID write hole Data always consistent on disk Advanced RAID and three-way mirroring Self-healing

5 Virtualization Features Multi-protocol support Snapshot and clones Thin provisioning De-duplication VAAI support

6 Thin Provisioning Example: Storage pool is 4T Create 4 zvols each 2T Storage Pool 2T 2T 2T Monitor pool usage: Thin provisioning doesn t give you more physical space! 2T

7 Virtual Machine Management VM-consistent snapshots Fast VM cloning Create and relocate VMs Multi-hypervisor support

8 NEXENTASTOR FOR VDI Copyright Nexenta

9 NexentaStor: Ideal for VDI Ability to buffer writes into sequential streams Hybrid storage pool architecture Inline compression Ability to run as a virtual machine According to a VMware architect: NexentaStor s inline De-Dupe & Compression reduce I/O from VSA to SAN/NAS by 80%

10 Hybrid Storage Pools Read Cache Enables outstanding price/performance Transaction log Small random writes for VDI are written to SSD to enable low latency acknowledgements to desktop user Writes are buffered, compressed, and grouped into sequential, and larger, writes to go to disk

11 Compression Compression done in-line at time of write Enabled by default Leverages typically idle processing power Can improve overall I/O performance Compresses only if at least 12% benefit Many algorithms supported LZJB for loss-less compression GZIP 0-9 Extensible Compression algorithm can be changed on-the-fly Affects future writes

12 Run as a VSA Virtual Machines NexentaStor as VSA Hypervisor Local Cache Backend Storage Package the storage as a VM on the hypervisor system As you add hypervisors to scale, you add the storage VM as well Uniform IOPs per user as you scale Deliver I/O to the hypervisor from inside the hypervisor Minimize network traffic Reduces number of slots needed on the server

13 NEXENTAVSA FOR VIEW Copyright Nexenta

14 NexentaVSA for View New product Co-developed with VMware Provides exceptional VDI performance Provisions storage and VMWare View Performance benchmarking and re-calibration tools Bundled with hardware certified by VMware

15 Automated Provisioning 1 Create NexentaStor as a VSA on the ESX Host machine NFS 2 Discover all the Storage devices and SSDs in the ESX machine and attach it to the VSA 3 Create Storage pools based on the profiles 4 Create NFS share 5 Deploy View, Linked Clones and Full Clones

16 Analytics and Benchmarking Tools to meet performance requirements (bandwidth, latency, IOPS)

17 Nexenta and Cisco s VDI Solutions NexentaStor Unified storage appliance Software on top of x86 server VDI, cloud, NAS, SAN Certified with UCS C200 Certified with UCS C210 NFS, CIFS, iscsi, FC NexentaStor & Cisco at KT Unified storage appliance Software on top of x86 server VDI cloud service VMs hosted on C200s UCS C200s UCS C210 NexentaVSA for View Co-developed w/vmware Joint testing with Cisco of all-cisco solution VDI VMware Cisco HA option for VDI UCS B230s 3 rd -Party JBOD Cisco VDI in a Box OR UCS C240 UCS C240s UCS C240s

18 CASE STUDIES Copyright Nexenta

19 Ballintrae Problem Providing 1,000 hosted desktops in the cloud Needed 18,000 IOPS at a reasonable cost Low cost, reliable solution NFS and iscsi support Solution NexentaStor 3.0 Compression Snapshots De-duplication Thin provisioning NexentaStor bare metal deployment Desktone 19

20 Korea Telecom Wanted VDI solution for their internal use Excellent performance compelled them to become a reseller of VDI service Cisco UCS C200 and C210 servers 3 C200 nodes running XenServer Each supporting 120 users C210 node running NexentaStor NexentaStor 8T Gold License $2970 Supporting 360 users

21 CCS Group Limited IT hosting and communications company VMware partner Offer various storage and virtualization services Wanted to deliver virtual desktops as a managed service Cared about secure multi-tenancy Chose NexentaVSA for View

22 Learn more about the latest storage technology trends at: OpenStorage Summit China Beijing, China January 18, 2013

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