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Accelerating Performance in a Virtual Environment:Using Server-side Flash StorageSteve Fingerhut, VP of Marketing, LSI Accelerated Solutions Division
Who is LSI LSI: Who We Are Industry Leadership Strong relationship with Cisco fromLSI Corporation is a leading their first entry into Serversprovider of innovative silicon,systems and software technologies 25 years of storage leadership andthat enable products which innovationseamlessly bring people, 33M+ Storage controller units shippedinformation and digital contenttogether. Technology and market share leader in Enterprise flash LSI is Everywhere Data Exists2 LSI Confidential
The Datacenter Before virtualization • Each server ran a single application – Inefficient server utilization – Lack of shared resources SAN Traditional SAN3 LSI Confidential
The Datacenter Before virtualization • Each server ran a single SAN application – Inefficient server utilization SAN SAN – Lack of shared resources SAN • Datacenter complexity grew with SAN every user or app added SAN SAN SAN SAN Overall data center productivity and effectiveness is weakened4 LSI Confidential
Virtualization: Tangible Benefits • Datacenter simplification with reduced server footprint SAN • Efficient server utilization • Responsive provisioning SAN and flexibility SAN SAN SAN SAN SAN SAN SAN High transaction rates with minimal response SAN times is no longer just a goal, but a strategic imperative in virtual environments5 LSI Confidential
Performance Impacts • Storage performance physically cannot keep – CPU performance has increased exponentially – Hard drive performance has lagged SAN6 LSI Confidential
Performance Impacts • Storage performance physically cannot keep – CPU performance has increased exponentially – Hard drive performance has lagged SAN • Data cannot be provided to the virtual machines fast enough – Virtual applications are starved for data Potentially limits some of the benefits gained from virtualization7 LSI Confidential
How Do You Solve This Challenge? Replace your storage? Buy more Adding more “Short-stroke” Replace all HDDs servers? DRAM? HDDs? with SSDs What other options are Cisco and LSI Bringing You High Performance to there? Provide Application Acceleration in the Data Center8 LSI Confidential
How Do You Solve This Challenge? Replace your storage? Buy more Adding more “Short-stroke” Replace all HDDs servers? DRAM? HDDs? with SSDsThe Solution: Acceleration Software Solutions LSI EMC VFCache Nytro XD 9 LSI Confidential
Application Acceleration • Dramatic application acceleration for Cisco Blade servers • Automated intelligent caching of frequently accessed data with Nytro XD or EMC VFCache software SAN10 LSI Confidential
Application Acceleration • Dramatic application acceleration Nytro XD for Cisco Blade servers Nytro XD Nytro XD Nytro XD • Automated intelligent caching of frequently accessed data with Nytro XD or EMC VFCache software SAN • Optimized data IO rates for faster virtual server/physical server performance Improved IT agility11 LSI Confidential
Demonstrated Results with LSI Nytro™ XD—Virtualization Nytro XD Nytro WarpDrive + XD Caching SW Response Time (ms) SAN Application Operating System Nytro XD with SAN 35x Faster Nytro XD Software 3.8x More Transactions/ SAN Transactions Second Nytro XD with SAN SAN Nytro XD Transparently Accelerates App Data Hot Data Cold Data Virtual Environments12 LSI Confidential
Demonstrated Results with LSI Nytro™ XD Nytro XD Nytro WarpDrive + XD Caching SW Response Time (ms) iSCSI SAN Application Operating System Nytro XD with iSCSI SAN 10x Faster Nytro XD Software 10x More Transactions/ iSCSI SAN Transactions Second Nytro XD with iSCSI SAN 10x faster SAN Nytro XD Transparently App Data Hot Data Cold Data Accelerates SAN or DAS Arrays13 LSI Confidential
Nytro Predictor: Easy as 1, 2, 314 LSI Confidential
Why LSI Nytro in Flash Performance • World’s best flash management Leadership • Maximum available CPU, memory for performance Optimized for • Alleviates the I/O bottlenecks that are result of virtualization Virtualization • More VMs can be handled by the same physical servers • Fully offloaded architecture does not tax server CPU Uniquely Positionedin PCIe Flash Solutions • Based on industry-leading Flash Storage Processor technology Proven Enterprise • Generations of successful validation in server ecosystem Experience and Partnership • Based on a joint partnership between Cisco and LSI 15 LSI Confidential
To Learn More 1. Meet with Cisco team members 2. Visit the LSI booth, #1921 Moscone South – Real-world demonstrations – LSI theater 3. Go to www.thesmarterwaytofaster.com16 LSI Confidential
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