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1 SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE IN ACTION Ben Treiber Director Strategic Systems Engineering Richard Drewelow Sales Director, Western Region Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 1

2 Founded 1998 Privately owned Investors Flagship Ventures Updata Partners Insight Venture Partners Personnel ~250 people across the globe Market Segment Software-Defined Storage Major Locations Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Headquarters & US Support Center) Austin, Texas Munich, Germany Paris, France Reading, UK (European Support Center) Sophia, Bulgaria Tokyo, Japan (APAC Support Center) 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 SAN New software for every device Flash Arrays Hybrid Arrays Silos of storage Cloud Management Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 3

4 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. 4

5 One Software Platform for any Storage Hardware Accelerate Centralize & Automate Pool & Protect Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 5

6 Introducing SANsymphony -V10 Cross-device Storage Services Define Your Storage 10 th generation product Runs on standard x86 servers Most comprehensive hardware agnostic storage stack in the industry 25,000+ deployments worldwide Auto-tiering Async Replication Virtual SAN Storage Pooling Storage Load Balancing Centralized Management Analysis & Reporting Sync Mirroring Adaptive Caching Thin Provisioning Data Migration Snapshots Continuous Data Protection NAS/SAN (Unified Storage) Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 6

7 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. 7

8 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. 8

9 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. 9

10 Virtualize External Storage Hardware FUNDAMENTALS OF DATACORE STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION Runs on standard x64 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. 10

11 Management Challenges Space Launch System development 100TB needed 1PB <40% utilization High availability required No budget for additional storage Solution DataCore SANsymphony-V Servers - Dell R900 Storage - Infortrend, Promise, Dell MD3000 Benefits 400TB reclaimed Automatic fail-over Increase performance Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

12 Costs Challenges 400TB Capacity High availability Limited budget Solution DataCore SANsymphony-V Dell R900 Servers HDS VSP Benefits High Availability - Metro Mirror Rapid implementation < 30 days Successful launch of BlueCloud Avoid Vendor Lock-in Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

13 Coexistence Challenges Vendor Lock In (avoidance) Multiple Brands of Storage Additional Capacity Needs Downtime avoidance (metro-cluster) Solution DataCore SANsymphony-V Dell R720 Servers New VNX-2 and EQL 6500 / 6510 Benefits High Availability - Metro Mirror Avoid Vendor Lock-in Notes: All connectors FC unless otherwise listed. All storage hosts (not shown) are FCoE It is assumed that the CNX is going to be repurposed. Multiple Fiber Pairs DataCore1E Mirrors DataCore2H 10Gb Multiple Fiber Pairs iscsi 10Gb 10Gb iscsi 10Gb iscsi iscsi Nexus Nexus Gb iscsi 10Gb iscsi 10Gb 10Gb 10Gb 10Gb iscsi iscsi iscsi iscsi CX4 CX4 10Gb iscsi VNX possibly possibly 10Gb VNX iscsi EQL 6510 New EQL 6500 Original EQL 6510 New EQL 6500 Original Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

14 Dramatic Productivity Improvements Reduce unproductive hours spent on: Data Migrations Hardware Refreshes Capacity Expansion Hardware Maintenance Unexpected Downtime Before 62% With DataCore 23% In our 24x7 environment, we leverage DataCore to bring in the new SAN, migrate all of the data without any downtime and within normal business hours. Neville Lee Director of Infrastructure at Englewood Hospital % of time spent on routine storage tasks Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 14

15 New Economics of Storage Hardware Avoid hardware vendor lock-in Skip costly forklift upgrades Repurpose aging storage systems Leverage lower cost storage hardware Massive reduction in planned downtime Integrate new hardware with minimal disruption The best hardware refresh is the one we didn t do * * DataCore Customer Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 15

16 10x 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. 16

17 Auto-tiering Dynamically Optimizes Resources Create up to 15 tiers of storage Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier n Hot Warm Cold Archive Above average moves up a tier Below average moves down a tier Evaluates data at the block level so data from a single application can reside on multiple storage tiers Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 17

18 Faster Apps / IT Advantage Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 18

19 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. 19

20 Easily Connect Between Sites Any Hypervisor Any Application Any Storage Hardware Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 20

21 Peace of Mind Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 21

22 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. 22

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 Virtual Data Center Challenge/s Aging infrastructure No high availability outages cost $$$ Limited remote management DataCore SANsymphony-V HP M310e Servers Microsoft Hyper-V Microsoft System Center Benefits HA = Business Continuance Remote Management Unattended installation 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 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-tiering Async Replication Virtual SAN Storage Pooling Storage Load Balancing Centralized Management Analysis & Reporting Sync Mirroring Adaptive Caching Thin Provisioning Data Migration Snapshots Continuous Data Protection NAS/SAN (Unified Storage) Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 29

30 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. 30

31 Performance Challenge/s Daily Oracle reports taking 40hrs to create Manhattan Associates No high availability outages cost $$$ No remote replication Solution DataCore SANsymphony-V Dell R720 Server Fusion-IO VMware Benefits Report creation time reduced 40hrs to 5hrs (+600% faster) Implemented High Availability 31 Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

32 Putting it all together Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 32

33 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. 33

34 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. 34

35 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. 35

36 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-tiering Async Replication Virtual SAN Storage Pooling Storage Load Balancing Centralized Management Analysis & Reporting Sync Mirroring Adaptive Caching Thin Provisioning Data Migration Snapshots Continuous Data Protection NAS/SAN (Unified Storage) Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved. 36

37 QUESTIONS? Contact: DataCore Software Corporation. All Rights Reserved. DataCore, the DataCore logo and SANsymphony are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2014 DataCore Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

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