Live Webinar:
Drowning in Data?
The Top 5 Reasons Object
Storage Can Solve Unstructured
Data Problems
Learn How Object Sto...
Welcome!
The presentation will start shortly – first, some logistics:
All audio is through your speakers, there is no dial...
Logistics, cont d.
•  Be on the look-out for a couple of polling questions
•  You may ask questions at any time during the...
Agenda
•  Company & Speaker Backgrounds"
•  What is Unstructured Data and its Challenges"
•  What is Object Storage?"
"
• ...
Background
•  Analyst firm covering storage, cloud and
virtualization markets"
"
•  Knowledge of these markets is gained
th...
Background
•  Cloudian is a Software Company focused
on Object Storage for Enterprises and
Service Providers. Cloudian has...
Poll # 1
How are you planning to reduce NAS hardware
costs for new purchases? "
q  Stay With NAS but Switch Vendors"
q  ...
What is Unstructured Data?
•  Unstructured Data is Data not in a Database (except NOSQL)
•  User files created by office pro...
What is Unstructured Data?
•  Unstructured Data is Data not in a Database (except NOSQL)
•  User files created by office pro...
Poll # 2
How much unstructured data do you estimate
you have within your company? "
q  Less than 25TB"
q  25 – 100TB"
q...
What Are The Unstructured Data Challenges?"
•  Increasing amount of capacity &
number of files
What Are The Unstructured Data Challenges?"
•  Increasing amount of capacity &
number of files
•  Longer Retention
o  Monet...
What Are The Unstructured Data Challenges?"
•  Increasing amount of capacity &
number of files
•  Longer Retention
o  Monet...
What Are The Unstructured Data Challenges?"
•  Increasing amount of capacity &
number of files
•  Longer Retention
o  Monet...
Leads to Unstructured Work Arounds"
•  NAS Sprawl
o  NAS systems are added to cover capacity
o  Number of files causes addi...
Leads to Unstructured Work Arounds"
•  NAS Sprawl
o  NAS systems are added to cover capacity
o  Number of files causes addi...
Leads to Unstructured Work Arounds"
•  NAS Sprawl
o  NAS systems are added to cover capacity
o  Number of files causes addi...
What is Object Storage?"
•  Other than a RAW file system, all file systems have one
primary objective - to organize data as ...
What is Object Storage?"
•  Other than a RAW file system, all file systems have one
primary objective - to organize data as ...
What is Object Storage?"
•  Other than a RAW file system, all file systems have one
primary objective - to organize data as ...
Private Cloud Storage vs. Public Cloud Storage"
•  Public and Private Cloud Storage
Architectures are:
o  Object based
o  ...
Private Cloud Storage vs. Public Cloud Storage"
•  Public and Private Cloud Storage
Architectures are:
o  Object based
o  ...
Private Cloud Storage vs. Public Cloud Storage"
•  Public and Private Cloud Storage
Architectures are:
o  Object based
o  ...
How Object Storage Solves 

The Unstructured Data Challenge"
•  Reduces Data Storage Costs
•  Increased Data Retention
Cap...
Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge"
•  Reducing Data Storage Costs:
o  Use more available capacity – higher object
co...
Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge"
•  Reducing Data Storage Costs:
o  Use more available capacity – higher object
co...
Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge"
•  Improved Data Protection and
Reliability
o  Automated node, rack or data cente...
Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge"
•  Improved Data Protection and
Reliability
o  Automated node, rack or data cente...
Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge"
•  Easier to Implement and Operate
o  Software download, install on your hardware...
Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge"
•  Easier to Implement and Operate
o  Software download, install on your hardware...
Cloudian Key Features!
•  100% S3 compatibility
•  Scales naturally (no
manual intervention)
from few Terabytes to
hundred...
Cloudian	
  Key	
  Features	
  
•  Runs on Commodity Hardware;
only one SKU
•  Simple and powerful UI
functionality, compl...
Cloudian:	
  So3ware	
  Defined	
  Storageo	
  
•  Cloudian + Commodity PCs = S3 Object
Storage Cloud!
•  Cloudian includes...
The Unstructured Data Challenge Solved"
ü  Reduces Data Storage Costs
ü  Increased Data Retention
Capabilities
ü  Impro...
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Are you drowning in unstructured data? Can a private cloud, object based storage system be the solution? Join our live webinar "5 Reasons Object Storage Can Solve Unstructured Data Problems" and learn how Object Storage can:

1. Reduce Data Storage Costs
2. Increase Data Retention Capabilities
3. Improve Data Protection and Security
4. Provide "Cloud" Flexibility
5. Be easy to implement and operate

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  1. 1. Live Webinar: Drowning in Data? The Top 5 Reasons Object Storage Can Solve Unstructured Data Problems Learn How Object Storage Can: Reduce Data Storage Costs Increase Data Retention Capabilities Improve Data Protection and Security Provide “Cloud” Flexibility Be easy to implement and operate Too Much Data
  2. 2. Welcome! The presentation will start shortly – first, some logistics: All audio is through your speakers, there is no dial-in A recording of this presentation and others can be viewed at any time without re-registering at: http://www.storage-switzerland.com/Webcasts.html You can also access our presentations from your iPad or iPhone both streaming or downloaded
  3. 3. Logistics, cont d. •  Be on the look-out for a couple of polling questions •  You may ask questions at any time during the presentation by using the Q&A box. We will answer questions in real time •  You can tweet us questions: @storageswiss •  Finally, please take a moment to provide feedback at the end of the presentation
  4. 4. Agenda •  Company & Speaker Backgrounds" •  What is Unstructured Data and its Challenges" •  What is Object Storage?" " •  How does Object Storage compare to Private and Public Cloud Storage?" •  The 5 Ways Object Storage Can Solve your Unstructured Data Problem"
  5. 5. Background •  Analyst firm covering storage, cloud and virtualization markets" " •  Knowledge of these markets is gained through product testing, real world implementations and interactions with users and suppliers" " •  The results of this research are found in the articles, briefing reports, case studies and lab reports on our web site:" www.storage-switzerland.com" George Crump is a veteran of the storage industry with over 20 years of experience designing and implementing storage and data protection architectures. He is the Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland which he founded seven years ago. Prior to that he was CTO at one of the nation’s largest storage integrators where he was responsible for identifying emerging technologies that the organization could use to help its customers solve their growing list of storage challenges. "
  6. 6. Background •  Cloudian is a Software Company focused on Object Storage for Enterprises and Service Providers. Cloudian has offices in Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Beijing." •  Cloudian flagship product is also called Cloudian®" •  Cloudian® Object Storage software has been deployed worldwide by large and small Enterprises and Service Providers" "www.cloudian.com" •  Giorgio Propersi is the GM, Americas and EMEA, for Cloudian" •  Giorgio is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and led to success six startups in his brief 30 year career" •  Giorgio’s deep technical experience encompasses Storage, Databases, Wireless, VoIP and Internet" •  Giorgio has a passion for vey complex projects that cover multi geographies, having travelling extensively in the US, Europe and Asia
 " " " " "gpropersi@cloudian.com"
  7. 7. Poll # 1 How are you planning to reduce NAS hardware costs for new purchases? " q  Stay With NAS but Switch Vendors" q  Considering a Scale-Out NAS Solution" q  Considering a Virtual NAS Solution" q  Considering Object Storage" q  Not Sure"
  8. 8. What is Unstructured Data? •  Unstructured Data is Data not in a Database (except NOSQL) •  User files created by office productivity application •  Semi-structured data (email) •  Rich media (images, audio, video) •  Machine generated data (cameras and sensors)
  9. 9. What is Unstructured Data? •  Unstructured Data is Data not in a Database (except NOSQL) •  User files created by office productivity application •  Semi-structured data (email) •  Rich media (images, audio, video) •  Machine generated data (cameras and sensors) •  Unstructured data is growing rapidly •  Being caused by normal growth in the use of productivity applications •  Plus the tremendous growth in rich media (images, audio and video) •  Compounded by the growth in machine-generated data (cameras, sensors)
  10. 10. Poll # 2 How much unstructured data do you estimate you have within your company? " q  Less than 25TB" q  25 – 100TB" q  100 – 500 TB" q  500TB – 1PB" q  More than 1PB"
  11. 11. What Are The Unstructured Data Challenges?" •  Increasing amount of capacity & number of files
  12. 12. What Are The Unstructured Data Challenges?" •  Increasing amount of capacity & number of files •  Longer Retention o  Monetization opportunities o  legal requirements
  13. 13. What Are The Unstructured Data Challenges?" •  Increasing amount of capacity & number of files •  Longer Retention o  Monetization opportunities o  legal requirements •  Performance degrades as storage or number of files increases
  14. 14. What Are The Unstructured Data Challenges?" •  Increasing amount of capacity & number of files •  Longer Retention o  Monetization opportunities o  legal requirements •  Performance degrades as storage or number of files increases •  High cost of storage management o  backup, replication, volume management/ provisioning o  data migration during fork lift upgrades
  15. 15. Leads to Unstructured Work Arounds" •  NAS Sprawl o  NAS systems are added to cover capacity o  Number of files causes additions at 50% full
  16. 16. Leads to Unstructured Work Arounds" •  NAS Sprawl o  NAS systems are added to cover capacity o  Number of files causes additions at 50% full •  Leads to Complex, Proprietary NAS Architectures
  17. 17. Leads to Unstructured Work Arounds" •  NAS Sprawl o  NAS systems are added to cover capacity o  Number of files causes additions at 50% full •  Leads to Complex, Proprietary NAS Architectures •  Results in o  Expensive, high-touch architectures o  Performance issues o  Data risks
  18. 18. What is Object Storage?" •  Other than a RAW file system, all file systems have one primary objective - to organize data as it is stored.
  19. 19. What is Object Storage?" •  Other than a RAW file system, all file systems have one primary objective - to organize data as it is stored. •  Traditional POSIX file systems use a hierarchical folder structure. •  When you or the application wants the data back you navigate that folder structure
  20. 20. What is Object Storage?" •  Other than a RAW file system, all file systems have one primary objective - to organize data as it is stored. •  Traditional POSIX file systems use a hierarchical folder structure. •  When you or the application wants the data back you navigate that folder structure •  Object storage essentially assigns a serial number to a data set (think file) called an object. •  This creates a flat index •  When you want this file back, you or the application provides the index with the serial number •  Object Storage is very commonly used by cloud storage providers and is often called Cloud Storage
  21. 21. Private Cloud Storage vs. Public Cloud Storage" •  Public and Private Cloud Storage Architectures are: o  Object based o  Are software focused (defined) o  Using commodity off the shelf hardware o  Scales in a nodal fashion (scale out)
  22. 22. Private Cloud Storage vs. Public Cloud Storage" •  Public and Private Cloud Storage Architectures are: o  Object based o  Are software focused (defined) o  Using commodity off the shelf hardware o  Scales in a nodal fashion (scale out) •  Public Cloud Storage o  Located off-premise o  Is “rented” and a monthly/quarterly basis
  23. 23. Private Cloud Storage vs. Public Cloud Storage" •  Public and Private Cloud Storage Architectures are: o  Object based o  Are software focused (defined) o  Using commodity off the shelf hardware o  Scales in a nodal fashion (scale out) •  Public Cloud Storage o  Located off-premise o  Is “rented” and a monthly/quarterly basis •  Private Cloud Storage o  Located on-premise o  Is purchased as capacity demands dictate
  24. 24. How Object Storage Solves 
 The Unstructured Data Challenge" •  Reduces Data Storage Costs •  Increased Data Retention Capabilities •  Improved Data Protection and Reliability •  Flexibility •  Easier to Implement and Operate
  25. 25. Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge" •  Reducing Data Storage Costs: o  Use more available capacity – higher object counts o  Utilize commodity servers and low cost internal disk storage o  Leverage existing investment by utilizing legacy storage
  26. 26. Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge" •  Reducing Data Storage Costs: o  Use more available capacity – higher object counts o  Utilize commodity servers and low cost internal disk storage o  Leverage existing investment by utilizing legacy storage •  Increased Data Retention Capabilities o  Increased number of objects under single architecture o  Increased system scalability – single system can grow for years
  27. 27. Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge" •  Improved Data Protection and Reliability o  Automated node, rack or data center aware replication o  Automated handling of failures o  Distributed files across nodes makes data harder to read o  Encryption
  28. 28. Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge" •  Improved Data Protection and Reliability o  Automated node, rack or data center aware replication o  Automated handling of failures o  Distributed files across nodes makes data harder to read o  Encryption •  Cloud Flexibility o  Massive scale – start small (TBs) and scale to (PBs) o  Software defined storage allows for mixture of performance and capacity
  29. 29. Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge" •  Easier to Implement and Operate o  Software download, install on your hardware o  Access through native REST (S3-compatible REST brings 350+ application ecosystem) o  Built in usage reporting, billing and charge back capabilities
  30. 30. Solving The Unstructured Data Challenge" •  Easier to Implement and Operate o  Software download, install on your hardware o  Access through native REST (S3-compatible REST brings 350+ application ecosystem) o  Built in usage reporting, billing and charge back capabilities o  No more downtime due to data migration or forklift upgrades – software assisted data migration that is transparent to applications and requires minimum IT involvement o  No more storage provisions (LUN or Volume Management) – full self-provisioning
  31. 31. Cloudian Key Features! •  100% S3 compatibility •  Scales naturally (no manual intervention) from few Terabytes to hundred of Petabytes DC1 DC2 DC3 Real “Multi Data Center” storage, you choose “where” to store your data while minimizing your hardware "
  32. 32. Cloudian  Key  Features   •  Runs on Commodity Hardware; only one SKU •  Simple and powerful UI functionality, complete Management capabilities •  Integrates effortlessly with Cloud Compute (Citrix Cloud Platform, OpenStack, cloudstack) "• qui •  Self-managing, self-healing, self-replicating, completely elastic
  33. 33. Cloudian:  So3ware  Defined  Storageo   •  Cloudian + Commodity PCs = S3 Object Storage Cloud! •  Cloudian includes Backend Storage, Full Replication, Complete Consistency Criterion, Provisioning, Billing, GUI, etc." •  Private or Public Storage Cloud" •  You choose what to store on premises, and what to store in the cloud"
  34. 34. The Unstructured Data Challenge Solved" ü  Reduces Data Storage Costs ü  Increased Data Retention Capabilities ü  Improved Data Protection and Reliability ü  Flexibility ü  Easier to Implement and Operate
  35. 35. Thank  you  for  Joining!   A  recording  of  this  and   our  other  webinars  is   available  on  our  website   (no  need  to  re-­‐register)   Please  rate  this  webinar.   Your  reviews  help  us!   Click  on  the  QuesCons   buDon  on  the  right  hand   side  of  your  viewer   Contact  And  Resources:   George  Crump:  gcrump@storage-­‐switzerland.com   www.storage-­‐switzerland.com   Select  ADachment  buDon   for  data  sheets  and  white   papers    

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