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1 SOFTWARE DEFINED STORAGE IN ACTION Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 1

2 Storage is Growing At an Unsustainable Rate Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 2

3 Storage Market in Midst of Disruption Today CHALLENGES Server Storage Server Storage Server Storage Flash Converged Systems Too many incompatible devices NAS SAN NAS Flash Arrays SAN Hybrid Arrays New software for every device Silos of storage Cloud Management Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 3

4 The Typical Solution? MORE Incompatible Hardware Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 4

5 Why Software-defined Storage? The right software must be able to do a few things 1 Enable different storage devices to communicate with one another 2 Separate advances in software from advances in hardware 3 Pool all storage capacity and provide centralized management Make hardware maintenance, data migrations, and hardware 4 refreshes easy Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 5

6 One Software Platform for any Storage Hardware Accelerate Centralize & Automate Pool & Protect Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 6

7 One Storage Services Platform across your entire infrastructure Cross-device Storage Services 10 th generation product 16 Years of R&D 25,000+ deployments worldwide Most comprehensive hardware-agnostic storage stack in the industry Auto- &ering Async Replica&on Virtual SAN Storage Pooling Storage Load Balancing Centralized Management Analysis & Repor&ng Sync Mirroring Adap&ve Caching Thin Provisioning Data Migra&on Snapshots CDP NAS/SAN (Unified Storage) Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 7

8 Benefits at a Glance Surveyed DataCore Customers Report Up To: 75% 10x 4x 100% 90% reduction in storage costs performance increase capacity utilization reduction in storage-related downtime decrease in time spent on routine storage tasks Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 8

9 Use Cases for SANsymphony-V10 Virtualize your existing storage hardware Create virtual SANs with server-attached storage Integrate Flash/ SSDs with existing storage Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 9

10 Solution Overview Virtualize your existing storage hardware Create virtual SANs with server-attached storage Integrate Flash/ SSDs with existing storage Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 10

11 Virtualization Users Desktop Hypervisor Apps Server Hypervisor Disks Storage Hypervisor Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

12 Long-term Investment Protection Easily take advantage of advances in hardware technology Complete set of cross-platform storage services Avoid vendor lock-in and costly forklift upgrades Centralize storage management Repurpose aging storage systems Leverage whitebox or JBOD devices Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 12

13 Virtualize External Storage Hardware FUNDAMENTALS OF DATACORE STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION Runs on standard x86 servers One set of common storage services for all storage devices All storage capacity in a single pool eliminating wasted capacity Unlike storage systems communicate seamlessly reducing complexity and preventing downtime Replicates data leaving no single point of failure Seamless scalability with no reason to commit to a single hardware manufacturer Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 13

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16 Cross-Device Synchronous Mirroring Data is synchronously mirrored between unlike storage systems Replicate, failover and failback between unlike devices Seamlessly move data from one device to another Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 16

17 Easily Connect Between Sites Any Hypervisor Any Application Any Storage Hardware Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 17

18 Snapshot and CDP Le snapshot is a picture at a given time (Point In Time) Le CDP is like a video with recorded pointers (Timeshifting) SNAPSHOTS CDP 8h00 5 AM Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

19 3-5x performance on existing storage Uses x86-64 CPUs and memory from DataCore nodes as powerful, inexpensive mega caches Run applications at electronic memory speeds vs. slow spinning disks Intelligently anticipates reads and streamlines writes to optimize performance Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 19

20 Cluster Write Coalesce Pre-fetch Writes Reads Cache Cache Writes Reads Miroir Synchrone Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

21 Solution Overview Virtualize your existing storage hardware Create virtual SANs with server-attached storage Integrate Flash/ SSDs with existing storage Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 21

22 Storage array Intelligence Features Components Storage space (Source: IHS isuppli Research, August 2012) Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

23 Transform DAS, Flash & SSDs into a Virtual SAN Runs as a virtual machine on any application server Pools local storage resources for all to share Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 23

24 Full feature functionality with Virtual SAN Dramatically increase performance Share Flash cards between application servers Auto-tier between DRAM, flash and disk Share capacity across cluster of servers Speed up apps with DRAM caching Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 24

25 Massive Scale for Tier 1 Apps and VDI Scale out to 32 nodes Scale up to 32 PB Accelerate up to 50 million IOPS Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 25

26 Low Cost Storage at Remote Sites and Branch Offices Virtual SAN Virtual SAN Virtual SAN Virtual SAN Virtual SAN No need to buy expensive external storage Virtual SAN Scales up to 1000 s! Runs on any standard server hardware Virtual SAN Data Center Central SAN Virtual SAN Increases application performance Virtual SAN Virtual SAN Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 26

27 Solution Overview Virtualize your existing storage hardware Create virtual SANs with server-attached storage Integrate Flash/ SSDs with existing storage Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 27

28 Common Challenges With Flash Storage INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT How do I integrate this new technology with my existing environment? What new processes do I need to manage this investment? AVAILABILITY OF SOFTWARE FEATURES How do I get the functionality I need like high-availability and failover? What tools will I have to handle data migrations, tiering and thin provisioning to ensure that I m making the most of my investment? SHARING FLASH STORAGE BETWEEN APPLICATIONS Do I really need to buy dedicated Flash hardware for every application? Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 28

29 Easy Integration and Sharing of Flash Storage Flash Cards in Virtual SAN Flash Cards in DataCore nodes Flash Arrays in storage pool Share Flash between servers and applications Minimize downtime and risk of integration Complete set of storage services Block level auto-tiering Easily add Flash anytime Realistic path to all Flash environments Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 29

30 The Premier Software Stack for Flash One Software Platform for any Storage Hardware Cross-device Storage Services Flash - SSD and Arrays Flash/HDD Hybrid Auto- &ering Async Replica&on Virtual SAN Storage Pooling Storage Load Balancing Centralized Management Analysis & Repor&ng Sync Mirroring Adap&ve Caching Thin Provisioning Data Migra&on Snapshots CDP NAS/SAN (Unified Storage) Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 30

31 Putting it all together Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 31

32 Federate Virtual SAN with Physical SAN Expand beyond limits of application servers Fast local primary storage & secondary central pool Same set of services across both topologies Leverage central storage resources and services Replication, backups, etc., Managed from same console Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 32

33 Centrally Managed Environment Branch Office [Virtual SAN] Disaster Recovery Site [Virtual SAN] Cloud Storage Major Data Centers [Central SANs] Branch Office [Virtual SAN] Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 33

34 When to get started with SDS Before your next storage purchase Using or considering flash/ssds Expanding Server/Desktop Virtualization Developing your Business Continuity Plan Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 34

35 QUESTIONS? Contact: Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

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