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  • StorNet is a services company. We don’t make products. We don’t develop software. We don’t create code. What we do is we make sure that we have the expertise in each of the different storage elements to solve specific storage problems. We put the people, processes, methods and services together. The services that we provide are analysis, fulfillment, installation, support and management. The primary value is that we provide is a single point of contact or expertise. In this area there are multiple sales people- 20 or so StorageTek, 15 Hitachi, 4 Veritas, and 2 Legato, not to mention 1 or 2 switch reps per company. Their job is to have a warm and fuzzy relationship with you in which they can encourage you to buy products from them. The danger here is that the solution to your problem is whatever is in their bag. (If you only have a hammer everything looks like a nail.) SANs or enterprise backup and recovery systems are complex technology that usually involve multiple vendors. Imagine building a car where several vendors want to sell you the engine, others want to sell you the transmission, and still others are showing you the options in leather seats. We build the car by selecting from the best products for your unique needs and then give you a single point of expertise. And we coordinate the response of all the different vendors in a way that is respectful of your time and your requirements.
  • StorTrust lets you sleep soundly knowing that your data is managed and secure. StorTrust is a comprehensive service… from analysis through training and management, or available as individual options. As a Managed Storage Service Provider, StorNet lets you keep the data near the server, the way God intended it; thereby protecting your investment and allowing you to control your infrastructure. No amount of hardware and software can solve a storage management problem without the experience gained from years of designing, installing, and supporting storage management solutions. StorNet has developed a suite of professional services to assist its customers through the entire life cycle of a storage management project. StorNet offers a suite of professional services designed to maximize the benefits of a StorNet developed solution. These services are broadly categorized as systems analysis and design, solution implementation, post sales support and consulting services. A storage management plan that supports business critical applications typically includes the following design elements: Centralization & consolidation of servers and storage Implementation of a data management framework Implementation of fault-tolerant, high performance networks Server and application availability in the event of failure Data protection and continuous access Disaster tolerance Storage Management Assessment and Design Independent / Site Specific 5x9 7x24 On-Site Classroom
  • The pride we have in our suppliers is multiplied when we speak of our customers. As a company that focuses on the enterprise data center, we have been selected by the most respected companies in the world to design and deliver their mission critical storage systems…
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  • We are respected as one of the experts in the industry with a broad base of independent knowledge. We are tied to the customer’s needs as opposed to any vendor’s products. Over 400 years in combined business and technology experience with 180 employees to implement best-in-class storage offerings for our customers. We were storage before storage was cool!
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    1. 1. The Storage Services Company
    2. 2. Re-Centralizing Storage Systems Allows for: <ul><li>Reduced Operating Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Capital Expenditure </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized Policy Management </li></ul><ul><li>Configuration Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited Scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized Administration </li></ul>
    3. 3. StorNet: A Services Company <ul><li>We bring: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People, processes, methods and services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis, fulfillment, installation, support and management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We deliver: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A single point of expertise </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. StorNet Storage Services <ul><li>Consulting Services </li></ul><ul><li>Product Sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>System Integration & Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Training </li></ul><ul><li>SupportCare Integrated Technical Support </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Monitoring & Management </li></ul>StorTrust - Comprehensive enterprise-wide storage service offerings available on a pay-for-service basis.
    5. 5. Science/Health Amgen DNA Sciences H Lee Mofffitt Cancer Center Inova John Hopkins University Mayo Foundation Texas Health Systems Education/Research Bechtel Bettis Cornell University Federal Data Naval Research Penn State University State of California University of Michigan Selected Customers Finance/Insurance Cendant Mortgage Charles Schwab Cooper Neff MBNA Providian Financial Susquehanna Partners The Vanguard Group Utility/Oil El Paso Energy Exxon Mobil Corporation FinaElf E&P USA Waste Management
    6. 6. Manufacturing ABB Industrial Systems Boeing Eastman Kodak General Electric LearJet Lockheed Martin Micron Technology Nokia Philips Semiconductor Raytheon B2C/Web Infonautics Corp. Interliant Yahoo! Broadcast Services Selected Customers, cont. Telecom/Cable AT&T ComCast Qwest Sprint Worldcom/UUNET Software Filetek Inktomi Microsoft/Hotmail MSC Software Oracle
    7. 7. <ul><li>Leading independent data storage services company </li></ul><ul><li>Headquartered in Englewood, CO </li></ul><ul><li>Sales/support locations nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>National technical support center–Plano, TX </li></ul><ul><li>Blue chip client base </li></ul><ul><li>World-class supplier/partner relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1991 </li></ul>Company Background
    8. 8. Trends in Storage Management <ul><li>Storage Consolidation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disk Consolidation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tape Consolidation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SAN/NAS Convergence </li></ul><ul><li>Contingency Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Virtualization </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Management and Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Add Incremental Value to existing investments </li></ul>
    9. 9. Storage Consolidation allows for: <ul><ul><li>Reduced Operating Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Capital Expenditure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized Policy Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuration Flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlimited Scalability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized Administration </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Disk Consolidation <ul><li>Networked Storage is the enabling technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre Channel SAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP SAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NAS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Often combined with server consolidation efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Higher ROI and lowered TCO </li></ul>
    11. 11. Tape Consolidation <ul><li>Library Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>High Density Tape Devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AIT-3 100GB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LTO Ultrium 100GB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SuperDLT 110GB </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SAN Based Backup </li></ul><ul><li>Global Backup Reporting </li></ul>
    12. 12. The True Savings of Centralized Storage
    13. 13. SAN/NAS Convergence Fewer distance limitations Simplified file sharing Easy to deploy and support Centralized Management High availability Data Transfer Reliability Reduced traffic on LAN Flexible configurations High Performance Improved scalability Advantages File Sharing in NFS and CIFS Small Block data transfers over long distances Limited read-only database access Mission critical OLTP Centralized Data Backup Disaster Recovery Applications NAS SAN Protocol
    14. 14. Storage Networking <ul><li>SAN now mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>SAN options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FC-IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iSCSI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SoIP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dual purpose SAN/NAS subsystems </li></ul><ul><li>SAN island interconnects </li></ul><ul><li>“ Core-Edge” architecture </li></ul>
    15. 15. Typical StorNet Project
    16. 16. Contingency Planning <ul><li>Increased sense of urgency </li></ul><ul><li>Most open system data is not covered </li></ul><ul><li>Technology options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RAID-based replication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server-based replication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appliance based replication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application Continuity Curve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Match the investment to the value of the application </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Storage Resource Management (SRM) <ul><li>Asset Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disk Capacity Available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disk Capacity Used </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capacity Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>File Age Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Trending </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul>
    18. 18. Storage Virtualization <ul><li>The next “killer-app” </li></ul><ul><li>Heterogeneous disk support </li></ul><ul><li>Access via IP or FC </li></ul><ul><li>Storage capacity on the fly </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snapshot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirroring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fail-over </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Remote Management & Monitoring <ul><li>The next step in service </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-vendor support </li></ul><ul><li>Java-based access </li></ul><ul><li>XML tools </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with product specific management applications </li></ul><ul><li>StorTrust services </li></ul>
    20. 20. Incremental Improvements <ul><li>Adding value to what you have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Backup Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bare Metal Restoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational Improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchical Storage Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail Capacity Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SLA Monitoring </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Business Realities <ul><li>New investments must have hard ROI </li></ul><ul><li>New investments must lower TCO </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer “forklift upgrades” </li></ul><ul><li>Storage is a non-discretionary spending item </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement strategies in flux </li></ul>
    22. 22. Storage fundamentals
    23. 23. Today’s Model - Server Attached <ul><li>Drawbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Management Complexity: Geographically distributed, multiple footprints. </li></ul><ul><li>Low Performance: Not tuned for any one application. Performed multiple tasks simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>Limited scalability: Due to limited performance & channel-attached storage. </li></ul><ul><li>Low availability: M’s vs. K’s of code. </li></ul><ul><li>Limited data access: Multiple file systems, channel-attached, captive storage. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Resource Use: Unused storage is unshareable. </li></ul><ul><li>Data Protection: The bulk of the backup data must come across the LAN, creating significant LAN I/O issues. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Network Attached Storage (NAS) Defined <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>High Availability: Thin Kernel - K’s vs. M’s of lines of code </li></ul><ul><li>File Serving Performance: Thin OS has 1/3 of GPOS ops, FMP (hi I/O thruput) </li></ul><ul><li>Backup Performance: No Host, no LAN, single tape library </li></ul><ul><li>Data Sharing with security: Transparent UNIX/NT, open protocols, co-authored security </li></ul><ul><li>Lower TCO: Single footprint, one management interface, simple installation & maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Data Protection: 80% of data is located on one server, significantly reducing LAN I/O </li></ul>
    25. 25. Enterprise Disk Defined <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely Reliable: Disk sub-systems rated in 50+ years of MTBF </li></ul><ul><li>Less expensive than a SAN for a limited number of servers (less than 32): Saves the cost of the switch and LUN management software </li></ul><ul><li>No software required for Disk Partitioning: May be more compatible with legacy systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Data Replication in the unit: Allows for DR copies of data to be made with effecting Network or Application availability. </li></ul><ul><li>eSAN Building Block : In a large San multiple ports on the Enterprise Disk are required to maintain high performance </li></ul><ul><li>Data Protection: One server can be given access to all storage, eliminating network I/O </li></ul>
    26. 26. Storage Area Network (SAN) Defined <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>High Availability: Redundancy is easier to design. Upgrades can be done while active. </li></ul><ul><li>High Performance Storage: Data transfers up to 100mbs </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Disk Storage: Dynamically optimizes storage investment </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Data Storage: Allows for multiple servers to share the same files system. </li></ul><ul><li>LAN Free Backup: Eliminates the LAN from the backup process </li></ul><ul><li>Server-less Backup: Eliminates the server from the backup process. </li></ul><ul><li>Clustered Server Configurations: Enables three plus node server clustering </li></ul>
    27. 27. Shared Disk Storage <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Shared disk storage configurations will allow each server to access and manage it’s assigned storage area </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned storage space will be transparent to all other servers in the group </li></ul><ul><li> Additional storage allocations can be assigned ‘on-the-fly’ with no interruption of services to any system in the group </li></ul><ul><li>Additional storage systems or servers can be added without interruption of services to any system in the group </li></ul>
    28. 28. Shared Data Storage <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Data allows multiple, heterogeneous servers to access the same data with no ‘file-lock’ contention </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Data eliminates the need to duplicate copies of data for secondary applications such as Web Hosting, Data Mining, or DSS </li></ul>
    29. 29. LAN Free Backup <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Data is sent directly to local tape storage but managed remotely </li></ul><ul><li>Because a SAN does not compete with the LAN traffic, more data can be backed up in less time </li></ul><ul><li>SAN allows users to re-capture bandwidth that had been lost to data traffic </li></ul><ul><li>This implementation allows greater flexibility, reliability and throughput when compared to any of the shared LAN-based backup architectures </li></ul>
    30. 30. Serverless Backup <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Data moves from on-line fibre channel attached disk storage directly to tape storage across the SAN </li></ul><ul><li>Significantly reduces CPU impact during backup </li></ul><ul><li>Enables full time back up capability </li></ul><ul><li>Serverless backup requires the implementation of “data-copy” or “data-mover” agents on the SAN Hub and Switch devices. </li></ul>
    31. 31. Clustered Servers <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>SAN technology provides a path to any server’s data. Clustering software allows those servers to “stand-in” for downed servers </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Host Server fail-over Availability (2 Servers is not a cluster). </li></ul><ul><li>Clustering is more than just protection against unplanned failure. It eliminates the need for planned maintenance windows and can provide load balancing. </li></ul>
    32. 32. When losing access to data is simply not an option… StorNet – The Storage Services Company For additional information contact: Warren Avery 480-902-3160 [email_address]