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2 SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE IN ACTION What s new in SANsymphony-V 10 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 3

4 Enterprise Storage Market 30 years ago Server Storage 5 years ago Now Server Storage Server Storage External Storage External Storage Cloud Storage Drivers of change Server flash Capacity Growth Commiditization Refresh Cycle Cloud economics Software-defined

5 The DataCore Vision DataCore is committed to creating an enduring and dynamic softwaredriven storage architecture liberating storage from static hardware-based limitations George Teixeira DataCore CEO

6 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 4 Make hardware maintenance, data migrations, and hardware refreshes easy 6

7 One Software Platform for any Storage Hardware Accelerate Centralize & Automate Pool & Protect 7

8 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) 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 9

10 Solution Overview Virtualize your existing storage hardware Create virtual SANs with server-attached storage Integrate Flash/SSDs with existing storage 10

11 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 11

12 Solution Overview Virtualize your existing storage hardware Create virtual SANs with server-attached storage Integrate Flash/SSDs with existing storage 12

13 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 13

14 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 14

15 Massive Scale for Tier 1 Apps and VDI Scale out to 32 nodes Scale up to 32 PB Accelerate up to 50 million IOPS 15

16 Solution Overview Virtualize your existing storage hardware Create virtual SANs with server-attached storage Integrate Flash/SSDs with existing storage 16

17 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? 17

18 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) 18

19 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 19

20 Putting it all together 20

21 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 21

22 Centrally Managed Environment Branch Office [Virtual SAN] Disaster Recovery Site [Virtual SAN] Cloud Storage Major Data Centers [Central SANs] Branch Office [Virtual SAN] 22

23 SANsymphony-V 10 What s New 23

24 Major Areas of Enhancements Virtual SAN Pool DAS on hosts Scalability Up to 32 nodes Smart Deployment Wizard Self-Tuning Performance Visualization High-performance Networking 24

25 Deployment tool to simplify SANsymphony-V installation and setup Different templates to chose from: Single HA pair Smart Deployment Wizard Unified Storage Virtual SAN node 25

26 Self-Tuning Enhancements 26

27 Disk Pool Auto Tiering Preemptive Tier Space Management A customizable percentage of capacity is kept available for new allocations and promotions Percentage applies to any tier within a pool except the lowest SAUs that heat up may get promoted faster if there is free space available in the tier above New allocations go to the highest tier according to the Storage Profile first SAUs allocated in the reserved space may prompt migrations to keep space clear New allocations Tier1 Tier2 Tier3 27

28 Auto-Tier Reserve Space

29 Disk Pool Auto Tiering Write-aware auto tiering Takes WR IOs into account when building the heat map Can be turned on/off at the Virtual Disk level Configurable via the Storage Profile 29

30 Disk Pool Heatmap display Display change; SAUs are now ordered by hotness in descending order from left to right IO per second and IO latency counters 30

31 Disk Pool Intelligent Rebalancing Improved rebalancing logic takes Virtual Disks into account when leveling SAUs across spindles Avoid piling up SAUs on few physical spindles that belong to the same Virtual Disk Ensures uniform distribution of SAUs per VDisks 31

32 Disk Pool Targeted Recovery Eliminates recovery of entire pool in case a pool disk fails A new wizard-driven Purge action figures out which Virtual Disks are affected, what data (SAUs) they are missing, and how to proceed Mirrored VDisks get restored by recovering the missing SAUs from the good side Single and Dual VDisks are brought back online but with unallocated holes in them (no mirror to recover from) Initiating a pool recovery is a manual action due to its potentially destructive nature to single/dual VDisks a well as Snapshots and Rollbacks. 32

33 Targeted Recovery in Action

34 Performance Visualization Enhancements 34

35 Performance Visualization Additional System Health displays to visualize storage allocation and channel utilization Display IO/s and IO latency per Disk in Pool Heatmap Create a physical disk max. latency counter Performance Counters for Host port pending or outstanding commands System wide performance view 35

36 System Health Bandwidth Display 36

37 More Insight from Heat Maps ms 37

38 IO Poller Process Enhancements Multi-core CPU Thread Scheduling Optimisation Dynamic scaling of poller thread instances Always use at least 2 threads (unless <=4 CPUs) System spins up more threads if front-end workload demands it and more CPU cores are available New performance counters ProductivePolls, UnproductivePolls & TotalThreads 38

39 Networking Enhancements 39

40 Faster Gig Ethernet Choices For iscsi and Remote Replication: 10/40 GbE Emulex NIC 10/40/56 GbE Mellanox NIC 40/56 GbE Mellanox Switch NIC Teaming (combine 2 or more NICs as one) Aggregate bandwidth and/or Maintain link when a NIC is down 40

41 Virtual SAN Optimizations Loopback vdisks now appear in a new DataCore Disks folder under the server Make it easier to serve a vdisk to a SANsymphony-V Node Extend Smart Deployment Wizard to assist with multiple setup 41

42 Large Groups Up to 32 nodes per Server Group Combine traditional DataCore Servers and Virtual SAN nodes within same group 42

43 SANsymphony-V 10 What s Next 43

44 Storage Domains Access Control SSV Storage Features Group and subset definition User controlled configuration changes to defined subsets of the system Storage Policy Storage location ( What pool, where in the pool? ) Quality-of-Service (bandwidth, IOPs) Quota Management ( how much pool space ) Utilization tracking Metrics for reporting and charge back 44

45 SSV Storage Features (Con t.) A Storage Domain is a subset of resources or a group of objects Domain A Domain B Domain C Individual users are authorized per Storage Domain Users can change the resources/objects inside a Storage Domain The Storage Policy determines: Storage location; which disk pool(s) a domain can use Storage class; what types of storage (tiers) a domain is allowed to use Quotas; how much capacity a domain can consume Quality-of-Service; how much bandwidth a domain can consume Storage Policy Dom A Storage Policy Dom B Shared Resources Storage Policy Dom C Storage Domains track utilization Enables Chargeback 45

46 SSV Storage Features (Con t.) Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Long-term CDP Retention time only limited by storage capacity Optimize resource utilization Rollback improvements Rollbacks persist without impact to parent Virtual Disk Application-consistent rollback point Mark known-good points in the history log 46

47 SSV Storage Features (Con t.) Data Mobility Move Virtual Disks across servers Single operation to relocate a VDisk on the fly Move VDisk to another pool if performance requirements change Move VDisk to another node to overcome IO bottlenecks Maintenance Enhancements Transition ownership of VDisks between nodes Maximize availability in maintenance scenarios 47

48 SSV Storage Features (Con t.) Data Mobility - Maintenance Disk Pools and Virtual Disks can be transitioned to another server within the server group Continued High-Availability during maintenance tasks Software upgrades Hardware repair No dedicated standby node All nodes are active any time Alternative node continues serving IOs Transition ownership of disk pool 48

49 Software Integration & Certifications Supplemental activities not tied to specific releases: ESX 5.5 Certification SRM 2013 Certification Commvault Simpana Backup Smart Deployment Wizard Performance Trending and Analysis App 49

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