Note to Presenter : Present to customers and prospects to provide them with a high-level overview of the EMC Symmetrix VMAX series—including VMAX 10K, 20K, and 40K with Enginuity 5876 and higher. The Symmetrix VMAX series with Enginuity 5876 accelerates the transformation to the hybrid cloud by federating, sharing, and tiering storage, which helps data centers consolidate applications and deliver new levels of efficiency through increased utilization rates, improved mobility, and simplified storage management.
Over eight years, the number of EMC customers in the elite “petabyte club”— those managing a petabyte or more of information—has grown from about 10 to more than 1,000, a 100-fold increase. If you're not a member of this club today, don’t worry, you will be shortly.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation . By the end of this decade, EMC anticipates another 100-fold increase in the number of customers in the petabyte club to more than 100,000 customers worldwide. And in 2012, a new club, the Exabyte Club, made its debut—comprised of customers managing over 1,000 petabytes of information. These clubs have been the catalyst to the technology shifts that are now occurring in our industry today. As a result of this shift, data centers will need to be built very differently than they have been over the past several decades. Data centers will need to be designed to solve current IT challenges of flat budgets, escalating complexity, increased business demands and of course, relentless data growth.
Note to Presenter : View in Slide Show Mode for animation. Symmetrix is the world’s most powerful storage solution built to meet demanding IT challenges. More than 20 years ago, Symmetrix introduced the first high-end enterprise storage array—the Symmetrix 4000. With each new Symmetrix, EMC elevated the industry standard for performance, scale, and capability of enterprise storage, and continuously maintained its position as the global high-end storage leader. Symmetrix is also the world’s most trusted storage, having released several first-to-market innovations that further defined the industry. From the very first Intelligent Cached Disk Array (ICDA), to local and remote replication, to advanced security and data protection solutions, Symmetrix has always been trusted to perform in the most mission-critical and demanding environments anywhere, including those in Banking, Manufacturing, and Government and Defense, to name a few. And with a proven track record of being both powerful and trusted, Symmetrix, with its advanced development, is also the smartest storage. With Intel technology inside, VMAX arrays are again leading the industry with innovations such as Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools (FAST VP), new levels of encryption with RSA, groundbreaking models for nondisruptive data movement with Federated Live Migration, and the industry’s best storage for virtual server environments.
The Symmetrix VMAX series consists of three products that are all current generation and optimized for specific markets and segments to provide superior value over the competition. Symmetrix VMAX 10K Symmetrix VMAX 20K Symmetrix VMAX 40K All three platforms are built on the industry-leading Virtual Matrix Architecture and run the same Enginuity code. The Symmetrix VMAX series and new features with Enginuity 5876 Q2 2013 SR accelerate your transformation to the hybrid cloud. They expand EMC's leadership in virtual storage, offering higher performance, management automation, and data mobility technologies critical to the delivery of cloud-based infrastructure and IT services.
The core strength of the VMAX comes from the highly scalable virtual matrix architecture which delivers the performance and consolidation required for hybrid cloud deployments. As with the VMAX 10K, 20K, 40K, you start with one Engine and as additional performance, connectivity and scale is required, a new Engine is added, while VMAX is on-line and operational. No downtime is needed to add an Engine. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. The VMAX 10K scales up to four Engines, while the VMAX 20K and 40K scale up to Eight engines. Even a single Engine VMAX is fully redundant via two high availability VMAX Directors.
Each member of the VMAX family incorporates high performance, multi-core Intel processors and uses high-speed PCIe interconnect technology. VMAX 10 is built with the latest 2.8GHz Intel processors and uses PCIe Gen2 technology. Like the VMAX 20K, the 10K leverages a dual virtual matrix design with up to 128GB of cache memory per Engine. VMAX 40K uses 50 percent more CPU cores and offers two-times more cache memory expansion compared with other models. These features allow VMAX 40K customers to achieve unprecedented levels of performance and scale for the most demanding mission-critical applications.
EMC offers customers a full line of high-end storage platforms. Let’s take a closer look at choosing among the different models. Symmetrix VMAX 10K is the entry platform into the Symmetrix line and is ideal for those customers needing high-end scale and availability with the ease of smaller arrays. VMAX 10K can be installed quickly; in fact, EMC is seeing customers obtain the first I/O within a four-hour setup window. VMAX 10K offers the perfect balance among ease of use, performance, high availability, and price for smaller enterprises or upper midtier customers who require a multi-controller storage design. When higher levels of scale, capacity, availability and performance are essential, and full replication and high customization are required, Symmetrix VMAX 20K is the most appropriate choice. VMAX 20K offers up to eight Engines and 3,200 drives (2.5”), providing support for mainframe and IBM i hosts as well as open environments. VMAX is a customizable solution with high levels of scaling and performance. Symmetrix VMAX 40K represents the highest performing, most agile storage platform in the world. Customers who need to run multiple, high-demand workloads on a single array or are experiencing exceptional data growth will benefit from the performance, scale, and high availability of VMAX 40K.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. Now let's take a deeper look at the operational characteristics of the hybrid cloud, and how EMC meets these demanding requirements today. First, the technology needs to be powerful , and time after time, customers select EMC for their most demanding workloads in the data center. They’re not just demanding from an application response time perspective, but they're also demanding environments because local replicas are being created for backup or decision support, or remote replicas are being created for high availability and business continuity.
The Symmetrix VMAX 40K builds on the Symmetrix VMAX 10K and 20K foundation of powerful, trusted, smart storage to provide even higher levels of performance, availability, and intelligence in the virtual data center. Symmetrix VMAX 40K is the highest-performing, most scalable storage platform in the industry. With VMAX 40K, you get twice the performance and twice the capacity—within the same space and power footprint. You can get the most performance in the smallest footprint with VMAX 40K, along with more performance per watt. Symmetrix VMAX 40K incorporates many innovative enhancements, including high-density storage where space-constrained data centers can accommodate 33 percent more drives in the same footprint. That’s up to 3200 high-density drives on one array. Symmetrix VMAX 40K also delivers System Bay Dispersion, so the array can be separated by up to 82 feet (25 meters) in data centers with floor-loading issues. This feature also helps you work around data center obstructions, such as columns, during installation. And the 40K is equipped with the latest technology, including lightning-fast eMLC (enterprise multi-level cell) Flash drives.
If you require additional performance and scale for mission-critical environments, you can take advantage of up to 4 PB of usable capacity, double the bandwidth, and twice the cache memory with Symmetrix VMAX 40K. In fact, you can use twice as many Dynamic Cache Partitions (16) with VMAX 40K compared with existing models.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. The Symmetrix VMAX 40K is the most flexible array in the industry, offering different configuration options to match your data center needs. Companies can mix high-density 2.5” drive racks with high-capacity 3.5” drive racks in the same array. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Users can also disperse system bays and storage bays to ease floor planning and position your business for future data growth. High-density configurations deliver maximum customer benefits, including 33 percent more drives, in 33 percent less space, with 35 percent lower weight, drawing 27 percent less power.
Here is an overview of the Symmetrix VMAX 10K. Symmetrix VMAX 10K is designed for easy installation, set-up, and use and is ideal for companies needing increased failure mode performance or an easy entry into a Symmetrix-based storage infrastructure. Leveraging the Virtual Matrix Architecture, Symmetrix VMAX 10K provides enterprise-level reliability, availability, and serviceability and scales up to four engines with a total of eight directors. The VMAX 10K can be configured with as little as 24 drives all the way up to 1,560 drives supporting up to 1.5 PB of usable capacity. To further enable simplicity and cost-effectiveness, Symmetrix VMAX 10K is also a 100 percent virtually provisioned system. Virtual Provisioning is the next wave in storage technology and gives a host, application, or file system the view that it has more storage than is physically provided. One benefit of Virtual Provisioning is the elimination of manual calculations, since physical storage is allocated only when the data is written, rather than when the application is initially configured. An additional benefit of Virtual Provisioning is that it may reduce power and cooling costs by reducing the amount of idle storage capacity in the array. FAST VP is available bundled or unbundled when ordering and by adding FAST VP for fully automated tiered storage makes the installation and daily operation easier than it has ever been before for Symmetrix. Also, the system arrives bundled with all the necessary tools you may need to manage, migrate, and protect against a disaster. Symmetrix VMAX 10K also includes pre-configuration, for easy set-up on the same day the array is received, with an installation that takes less than four hours. This allows you to deploy quickly and get to first I/O very soon. For Symmetrix VMAX customers who have invested in SRDF technology, Symmetrix VMAX 10K offers them the ability to leverage their SRDF competencies in processes, scripts, and knowledge of SRDF technology. Thin to Thick SRDF replication allows a VMAX 10K to be part of any SRDF replication configuration.
Symmetrix VMAX 10K uses a hardware design that can house both engines and drives in a single enclosure. VMAX 10K Engines can support up to 300 drives per engine. Drive bays 1 and 2, each containing 300 drives, can also be added to the system for a total of 1560 drives, all of which use custom-built EMC 19” rack cabinets for optimal floor space use additionally you can use a customer provided third-party rack for the Symmetrix VMAX 10K. Symmetrix VMAX 10K is available only with single-phase power, and with the array dispersion capability, bays can be separated up to 10 meters apart using optical cables. This allows you to work around obstacles that might present themselves in the data center, such as a pole or column.
Symmetrix VMAX 10K is smart and efficient because it is easy to manage. The 100 percent virtually provisioned environment works with the Zero Space Reclaim capability, which when combined with EMC Open Replicator for Symmetrix, eliminates separate steps to reclaim “zero” space when migrating virtually provisioned devices. Virtual Provisioning also allows you to shrink and grow pools with automatic balancing across them. And when combined with TimeFinder clones and virtual snapshots, you can also take further advantage of the virtually provisioned environment thus preserving storage capacity. FAST VP optimizes performance and reduces cost, while radically simplifying management and increasing storage efficiency. FAST VP’s advantages over all vendors include more granular movement of sub-LUN data between tiers, which provides not only better optimization of Flash drives, but better responsiveness in adapting to changes in data activity. FAST VP also supports two, three or four storage tiers whereas some competitors support only two. In the next few slides, we’ll spend go into great detail on FAST VP. Symmetrix VMAX 10K includes pre-configuration for easy set-up on the same day the array is received, with an installation that takes less than four hours. The combination of Symmetrix VMAX 10K’s Virtual Provisioning and Auto-Provisioning Groups delivers dramatic reductions in administration and machine time required to perform storage provisioning. For example, the time required to provision 1 TB of capacity—which includes forming RAID groups, creating and initializing the LUNs, and mapping the LUNs to hosts—can be accomplished in fewer than four minutes. Compared to a Symmetrix DMX-3 using traditional thick provisioning tools, this represents a more than 95 percent reduction in total time to provision.
Note to Presenter: The VMAX 20K provides extensive flexibility to match your data center needs. Companies can mix high-density 2.5” drive racks with high-capacity 3.5” drive racks in the same array. High-density configurations deliver maximum customer benefits, including 33 percent more drives, in 33 percent less space, with 35 percent lower weight, drawing 27 percent less power than VMAX arrays built with 3.5” drives.
Over the past decade, server processing technology has continued to advance along the Moore’s Law curve. Every 18 months, memory and processing power have doubled. Note to Presenter : Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Hard drives continue to spin at the same rate. Disk drive technology has not progressed at the same rate as server processing power. This has caused a bottleneck in the I/O stack whereby the server and the application have capacity to process more I/O than disk drives can deliver. This is referred to as the I/O gap. Flash drive technology is now filling that gap.
Note to Presenter : View in Slide Show mode for animation. 15K drives cannot handle the highest-performance data, and are not cost-effective for low activity or “cold” data. For the highest-performance data, Flash has the lowest cost per transaction ($/IOPS)—about 75 percent lower than 15K drives. And Flash is 95 percent cheaper than 15K on mWatt/IOPS. For cold data, high capacity SATA hard disks have 75 percent lower cost per gigabyte versus 15K drives.
EMC was the first storage vendor to bring enterprise Flash drives to mission-critical storage environments. During 2008, EMC offered the highest performing SLC Flash drives with its Symmetrix platform. Four years later, EMC has shipped over 40PB of Flash and driven down the cost per GB significantly. In fact, over the last 4 years cost per GB has decreased 88%.
EMC customers are thrilled with EMC’s implementation of Flash drives with VMAX. In fact, this major credit card company was able to gain significant operational and financial benefits by replacing traditional short-stroked disk drives with VMAX and Flash drives. The business benefits include: 75% Faster response time (6ms to 1.5ms) $3M saving / yr (faster fraud detection) 34% reduction in energy efficiency 50% Fewer drives in the production site 40% Less Frames- eliminated short stroking Note to Presenter : If asked, here are the Customer Environment Details: IBM mainframe customer running TPF for: - Credit card processing - Fraud detection analysis - Customer analysis and reporting
The new Enginuity 5876 Q1 and Q2 service releases for 2013 bring many new features to the VMAX family. SRDF and RecoverPoint can now be used to protect the same data, combining the gold standard for remote replication with unique local Continuous Data Protection, or CDP. Together they offer the ultimate protection for critical applications. Management and monitoring of performance are now easier in multiple ways including support for Windows ODX. The Host I/O Limits feature adds dynamic rebalancing and Enginuity introduces new REST APIs to help customers automate VMAX performance monitoring for cloud deployments. And VMAX has also added support for mainframe HyperSwap to help you take share in mainframe accounts. The new Enginuity 5876 service release also helps you go Xtrem, go faster, and go denser. Enginuity now can automatically select which LUNs to accelerate with XtremSW Cache (formerly known as VFCache), delivering faster performance and simplifying management. Note that this requires XtremSW Cache 2.0 or later. Caching is further optimized for mission critical applications such as Oracle, and FAST will propagate statistics to all SRDF 2, 3, or 4-site configurations to improve performance in case of a failover. Finally, 2.5” and 3.5” drives can be mixed on the VMAX 20K, This was previously available only on VMAX 10K and 40K but is now available on all VMAX models.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. We’ve just summarized the powerful characteristics of the Symmetrix VMAX platform—its ability to provide the highest levels of scalability and performance for hybrid cloud environments. Now let's spend a few minutes looking at the attributes of trusted . “Trust” is about providing enterprise-class availability, data integrity, and security to mission-critical hybrid cloud environments.
Now let’s take a few moments and look at how EMC delivers industry-leading business continuity and disaster recovery solutions.
With TimeFinder for VMAX 10K, you have the option of creating a full clone, which is a 100 percent copy of what has been allocated to the virtually provisioned volume, or TimeFinder VP (Virtual Pool) Snaps. TimeFinder VP Snaps are space-efficient snaps for Virtual Pool devices and provide up to 32 VP Snaps per source. The benefit of VP snaps are they dramatically improve cache utilization and deliver simplified pool management in a 100 percent virtually provisioned environment like VMAX 10K. The integrated RecoverPoint splitter for VMAX 10K is also available on this platform to enable RecoverPoint’s local or remote replication. RecoverPoint provides a DVR-like capability with near-zero recovery point objectives (RPO); RecoverPoint provides a heterogeneous block-level local replication; RecoverPoint provides bi-directional, heterogeneous block-level remote replication—both synchronous and asynchronous, with a 90 percent reduction in WAN bandwidth; and RecoverPoint is also integrated with VMware’s vCenter Site Recovery Manager. SRDF is the most widely deployed, array-based disaster restart solution in the industry. It runs on Enginuity for VMAX, and is the data protection and replication standard for high-end Symmetrix storage. The SRDF family’s major benefits are that it: Protects against local and regional disruptions Increases application availability by reducing downtime Minimizes/eliminates performance impact on applications and databases Is independent of hosts and operating systems, applications, and databases Improves RPOs and recovery time objective (RTOs) with automated restart solutions Is mission-critical proven with more than 40,000 licenses shipped and numerous testimonials and references SRDF’s major advantage is that it is a well-proven, enterprise-wide disaster recovery solution, not a point solution for an individual application or database. SRDF with Thick to Thin replication is supported between Symmetrix VMAX 10K, 20K, 40K, and older Symmetrix DMX-4 or DMX-3 arrays. Support for site-to-site, 3-site configurations, and Star support is available depending on Symmetrix hardware and Enginuity releases. Replication Manager also uses a centralized management console to simplify RecoverPoint and TimeFinder operations by providing a single, wizard-driven GUI to automate the creation of “application-consistent” replicas. Replication Manager supports TimeFinder and RecoverPoint in both local and remote applications, and operates in both physical and virtual environments.
The field-proven Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) family is the industry’s most powerful suite of remote storage replication software available for disaster recovery and business continuity. The SRDF family offers unmatched deployment flexibility and massive scalability. It delivers a wide range of distance-replication capabilities, helping you meet mixed service level requirements with minimal effect on operations. SRDF offers: Performance —Massively parallel high performance delivers unsurpassed RPOs and RTOs, with minimal effect on servers. Flexibility —Zero data exposure, extended long-distance capability, and multi-hop capability let you optimize your resources while meeting mixed service levels. Consistency —Coordinated processing across multiple sets of data and systems enhances enterprise-wide application restartability. Integration —Seamless integration with hundreds of industry-leading enterprise, storage, and backup applications enables faster time to deployment and simpler management. Manageability —Provides flexible, automated, and easy-to-use management options to ensure continuous protection of your data. Results —Deploy with confidence the world’s most widely used, high-end remote replication series. To enable “always-on” availability, mission-critical environments continue to rely on SRDF for remote replication. SRDF sets the bar in the industry for remote replication and protection of mission-critical applications. Since it was introduced in 1996, SRDF innovation continues to add advanced capabilities that not only address new data protection requirements, but differentiate Symmetrix from all other storage systems and replication technologies. SRDF/Extended Distance Protection (SRDF/EDP), an exclusive EMC capability, enables users to achieve no data loss at an out-of-region site at lower cost. This two-site disaster restart solution uses the Cascaded SRDF mode of operation, combined with the use of the diskless R21 device in the intermediate site, allowing the intermediate site to provide data pass-through to the out-of-region site. SRDF for VMAX is sized just right—and brings trusted replication capabilities—for mission-critical Symmetrix VMAX environments. With Enginuity 5876 and higher, SRDF has several enhancements.
SRDF for VMAX now supports remote replication to Symmetrix VMAX along with new three-site and Star configurations. SRDF protects against local and regional disruptions and increases application availability by reducing downtime, which minimizes or eliminates performance impact on applications and hosts. These new configurations push SRDF flexibility even further ahead of competing arrays.
Now let’s spend a few minutes on RecoverPoint for VMAX. There are three products that make up the RecoverPoint family: RecoverPoint/CL, RecoverPoint/EX, and RecoverPoint/SE. It’s important to note that RecoverPoint/SE does not support Symmetrix VMAX and that VMAX 10K, 20K, 40K supports the array-based write splitter. RecoverPoint/CL and RecoverPoint/EX both support block LUNs from VMAX storage arrays and RecoverPoint 3.4.1 or later is required for support of the Symmetrix VMAX. Both RecoverPoint/CL and RecoverPoint/EX support an array-based write splitter for the VMAX. RecoverPoint/CL supports mixed storage and intelligent-fabric environments and up to 300 TB of replicated data, as well as cascaded three-site replication. RecoverPoint/EX supports VMAX arrays and zero or more VNX series, CLARiiON CX3, and CLARiiON CX4 arrays for local and remote block-level replication. RecoverPoint offers flexible RPOs with dynamic synchronous and asynchronous options to allow you to customize RPOs based on criticality of their data. It’s flexible enough to replicate between Symmetrix VMAX arrays, Symmetrix VMAX to VNX, Symmetrix VMAX to CLARiiON, and even from Symmetrix VMAX to non-EMC arrays. With a 90 percent reduction in replicated data due to built-in WAN deduplication, data compression, and write folding, you can save on network costs and, in many cases, can use existing networks to protect your data. Whatever the topology, VMAX and RecoverPoint provide application-level consistency and recovery for federated, clustered, physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
The key to determining which remote replication solution is best for a particular application is a thorough understanding of service levels. Specifically, you will need to balance your requirements for performance, functionality, availability, and economics against capacity needs, bandwidth requirements, and overall total cost of ownership. RecoverPoint is ideal if you need granular, point-in-time recovery, need to minimize WAN bandwidth utilization, or require the ability to replicate between VMAX arrays, VNX, CLARiiON, Celerra unified, or non-EMC arrays. RecoverPoint should also be selected if you require local (CDP) and remote (CRR) replication of the same datasets (consistency groups). SRDF is ideal if you have already made investments in SRDF for your existing Symmetrix deployments and need to replicate data between Symmetrix VMAX 10K, 20K, 40K, or DMX-4 or DMX-3 in site-to-site, 3-site, or Star configurations. If you have existing internal certification, scripts, processes, infrastructure, technical competence, and best practices that are aligned with your SRDF and disaster recovery policies, SRDF will allow you to leverage those existing investments to achieve economy of scale and efficiency.
Typical usage for this solution would be a customer that currently has a database application set up with synchronous SRDF for compliance reasons. SRDF can protect against site failure but not against logical corruption of the database. By adding CDP to the R1 device the customer gets ‘DVR’ like recovery with minimal or zero RPO in case of data corruption. This solution will also provide better RPO and RTO when compared with local replication solutions such as TimeFinder Snap with a backup of database logs. In the case of logical corruption, the restore from the local RP copy to the R1 volume will automatically be propagated to the R2 volume. This will greatly reduce recovery time. Adding RP capability to SRDF creates significant competitive advantage. The solution addresses customers need for both Disaster Recovery and protection against logical corruption with best of breed EMC technologies. [Course Title]
The TimeFinder family has several different solutions to help you meet your service-level requirements while providing very powerful local replication capabilities. Let’s take a look at what the TimeFinder family delivers. First is its massively parallel high-performance and unsurpassed RPO and RTO with minimal server impact. TimeFinder easily integrates into industry-leading applications, such as Oracle, Microsoft, VMware, SAP, and IBM. This is a result of the integration efforts as well as EMC partnerships with these major application vendors. TimeFinder is highly recommended with remote replication solutions like SRDF to increase application availability and improve test/development capabilities and disaster restart requirements. Since TimeFinder became available in 1997, it has provided the best overall high-performance functionality and space-saving local copies. TimeFinder is the solution Symmetrix customers rely on for business continuity locally, in the array, and in the data center.
Enginuity 5876 introduces TimeFinder VP Snap, which provides the ability to create space-efficient snaps for Virtual Pool devices. This functionality is available for Symmetrix VMAX 10K, 20K, and 40K. Up to 32 snaps per VP source can be created. TimeFinder VP Snap is efficient because there is no separate SAVE pool area; it is the same virtual pool as the source devices. Additionally, less cache is utilized because track groups are saved (12 tracks X 64K = 768K) instead of individual tracks (64K).
Let’s take a look at the key benefits of TimeFinder and RecoverPoint. The type of local replication technology that is best suited for your data center is dependent on your business requirements. TimeFinder has the ability to replicate multiple copies for test and development; integrates with SRDF to enhance availability for disaster recovery; and has full copy, snap, and space-efficient snap capabilities. It complements RecoverPoint because you can create multiple point-in-time copies for test and development. RecoverPoint, on the other hand, provides granular continuous data protection and the ability to operationally recover from any point in time (DVR-like).
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. In addition to the trusted business continuity offerings, the Symmetrix VMAX series has trusted, built-in security. You can sleep at night, knowing that your information is safe and secure. For secure audit, EMC has tamper-proof logs and RSA enVision integration. For secure access, EMC has two-factor authentication and access controls. And for secure data, EMC has data and flight protection for replicated links with IPsec, and now encryption and key management integration for data-at-rest encryption.
Data-at-Rest Encryption in delivered through a Symmetrix VMAX model with built-in, hardware-based data encryption. The encryption Engines automatically encrypt all data written to disk to address security and compliance concerns regarding data exposure when drives are removed or arrays are replaced. Symmetrix Data-at-Rest Encryption is distinct from PowerPath Encryption—which encrypts logical volumes at the host level—and adds built-in protection for data at rest on a Symmetrix VMAX system with no performance impact. Individual disks are encrypted with the keys either stored on the array in the service processor, or can be managed through RSA Key Manager as part of an enterprise-wide encryption management strategy. Note to Presenter : The FIPS 140 certification can be viewed here: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140val-all.htm (search on “1610”) Overall Level: 1 Design Assurance: Level 3 -FIPS-approved algorithms: AES (Cert. #1638) Other algorithms: AES (Cert. #1638, key wrapping) This is UNIQUE for disk storage. FIPS 140-2 Validated: A Certification Mark of NIST, which does not imply product endorsement by NIST, the U.S. or Canadian Governments. FIPS 140-2 Inside: A Certification Mark of NIST, which does not imply product endorsement by NIST, the U.S. or Canadian Governments. It’s important to note that encryption-enabled Symmetrix VMAX Engines cannot be intermixed with existing or non-encryption-enabled Symmetrix VMAX Engines.
This is a quick chart about the performance impact, or lack thereof, with data-at-rest encryption. Here's a Symmetrix VMAX with no encryption. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Here is a Symmetrix VMAX with encryption. You can see there's absolutely no performance impact when you enable Data-at-Rest Encryption on Symmetrix, since EMC has implemented the encryption in hardware. And data can be encrypted on all drive types so you don’t have to choose what data is more critical within your environment. Clearly, you can rest assured that your data is safe when it's inside a Symmetrix. Note to Presenter : ” NIST” on slide is the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Host I/O Limits is a feature that customers, enterprise service providers, or third-party service providers can use to gain control and predictability over the application performance on their arrays. By limiting the performance of applications to a specific IOPS or MB/s quota, the front-end resources can be accurately partitioned between the applications that share these resources. In addition, IT Managers can set user expectations for performance to a bound limit that is not based solely on the available resources of the array, but by manual settings. You can run more intensive applications on the same hardware, improving ROI. Performance quotas are divided up among the directors in the storage group masking view when setting the limits. For example, if a user sets a quota of 50 MB/s on a storage group with two directors, each director will get 25 MB/s of quota. These quotas, or limits, are not shared among directors within a storage group masking view. Each director monitors its own LUNs for limits and slows I/O once limits are reached in order to discourage more. The system has flexibility to burst I/O. If applications underutilize their quotas for a period of time, then they’re allowed to go above their quota in short bursts. Enginuity 5876 Q2 2013 SR further improves the capabilities of Host I/O Limits by introducing the following enhancements. Cascaded Host I/O Limits are an enhancement to the single level quota feature. The cascaded model provides up to two levels of performance control (quotas) for storage groups. This will allow the user to set up storage groups that can be assigned from one to two levels of cascaded quotas. An offline or failed director limits the total maximum quota from being reached by not being available to process its portion of the overall quota. An additional option allows the redistribution of the quota amongst the online directors so that all quota is available. This feature is disabled by default. Dynamic Host I/O Limits allows the user to enable or disable the dynamic distribution of a quota. This dynamic redistribution is only allowed during normal “steady-state” operations where some directors may be at the quota limits for a specific period of time and other directors in the quota are not using their assigned quota to the maximum limits. This feature is also disabled by default.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. Now let's take a look at the attributes of smart . Smart is the ability to self-tune and optimize resources for hybrid cloud environments and the ability to easily integrate into VMware environments.
Note to Presenter : View in Slide Show Mode for animation. In 2009, EMC announced its vision and strategy of Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST). FAST is automation software that puts the right data to the right place at the right time. When EMC delivered the first version of FAST, customers were able to realize significant cost, energy, and floor space benefits. Now, FAST for Virtual Pools (FAST VP) delivers even greater efficiency and performance. It uses simplified policies to manage virtual storage pools and does this with built-in automation and intelligence. FAST VP is a priority in advanced development labs. With over 30 PhDs working with hundreds of customers, EMC analyzed over 4,000 of its customers’ applications’ access to information. EMC has further analyzed almost one million volumes of information in more than 2 PB of customer statistics and analyzed over 54 billion I/O transactions.
With FAST VP, VMAX helps organizations save money and resources. In the past, 100 TB of storage would require over 1,000 high-speed Fibre Channel disk drives. Now with FAST VP running on VMAX, that same 100 TB requires slightly over 110 disk drives—almost a 90 percent reduction. The FAST VP software intelligently places information based on the application’s usage of storage. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show Mode for animation. But more importantly, FAST VP can lower the storage cost by 40 percent and at the same time improve the performance by 40 percent. No other vendor’s storage array can deliver these capabilities, and EMC has the facts to back this up.
FAST VP has been a differentiator for Symmetrix VMAX since its introduction. However, since FAST was first introduced, other competitors have tried to come up with their own ways to automate tiered storage. Wikibon recently published a report showing just how differentiated FAST VP is (source: http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/Automated_Tiered_Storage_Ready_for_Prime_Time) The study centered on the requirements of Automated Tiered Storage (or ATS) on Tier 1 and Tier 1.5 arrays. The study assumed that the workloads supported by these arrays are large-scale, very high value applications with aggressive, consistent performance and very demanding RPO and RTO requirements. Wikibon presents the current business case for tiered storage, which is simple—reduced cost of storage and reduced cost of managing storage. The long-term belief is that risk can also be reduced, as the products improve and users become comfortable with the new business processes required to manage tiered storage. The report identifies two types of storage tiers. There are tiers of storage arrays (Tier 1 and Tier 1.5), and tiers within the storage arrays (SSDs through SATA). In this study Wikibon researched the Automated Tiered Storage capabilities of Tier 1 arrays and the high-end of Tier 1.5 arrays to confirm that ATS will work with the most challenging workloads. The bottom line is that Wikibon found potential savings that are meaningful to CIOs. Specifically, their research with early practitioners suggests that ATS is an evolutionary technology that will be widely adopted and shave storage TCO by 20 percent over a four-year period. The report shows that EMC leads the industry significantly in Tier 1 and Tier 1.5 ATS with FAST VP. It documents how FAST VP delivers clear ROI to EMC customers with projected cost savings of 20 to 30 percent. Note to Presenter : This report is available through the link above and can be a great way to help your customers see the value of FAST VP. There are also two new online courses that will help you position FAST VP and VMAX 10K against the competition.
It’s important to understand the key elements of Symmetrix FAST: A Storage Tier is a shared storage resource that is defined by a combination of storage media and RAID protection—for example, Flash storage with RAID 5 protection. FAST Policies manage data placement and movement across storage tiers. For example, a “Platinum” policy could consist of 25 percent Flash, 50 percent Fibre Channel, and 25 percent SATA. And a “Silver” policy could be defined by a mix of only Fibre Channel and SATA. A Storage Group contains a set of storage devices that are associated with an application. A FAST Policy is associated with each Storage Group, so FAST can monitor and optimize the performance of the Storage Group to make the best use of Flash and SATA drives—reducing cost per IOPS and cost per gigabyte while meeting the performance requirements of the application. FAST will manage the percentage of storage tiers of Flash, Fibre Channel, and SATA allocated to each Storage Group. These concepts allow you to create storage tiers, define specific FAST Policies, and then apply them to Storage Groups as appropriate. This allows FAST to deliver the right level of service to each application or line of business.
With Enginuity 5876 and higher, Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP is available for IBM System z and IBM i environments. The intelligence of FAST VP is available for the entire data center. In System z environments, FAST VP provides dynamic performance optimization with reduced TCO. For IBM i environments, FAST VP provides new levels of efficiency for performance-demanding IBM i applications. For IBM i environments, Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP is supported on the D910 protocol (512-byte formatting). Previously IBM i only supported 2107 protocol (520-byte formatting)—Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP is not supported in these environments. By using the D910 protocol, a data center can share resource pools between open systems and IBM i.
With Enginuity 5876 Q2 2013 SR, FAST VP extends multisite support by (click) propagating statistical information to all sites associated with SRDF. This benefits customers with 3 or 4 sites using for example, STAR, Cascaded, Concurrent and Mainframe SQAR configurations by enabling FAST VP (click) to make tiering decisions that better reflect the potential workload should a failover occur. This feature puts EMC in a competitive advantage as none of EMC’s competitors support this extensive functionality. [Course Title]
EMC offers the latest enhancements with remote DR. SRDF Integration enables predictable performance during failover. Full RDF awareness to FAST VP R2 system reflects promotion and demotion decisions of the R1 system Supports all topologies: Two site Concurrent Cascaded SQAR
VMAX now offers IBM HyperSwap support for mainframe environments.
Federated Tiered Storage simplifies management and operations and consolidates heterogeneous storage under Symmetrix VMAX 10K, 20K, and 40K control. It provides the ability to use trusted Symmetrix features such as FAST VP, SRDF, TimeFinder, Virtual LUN, and VAAI. Federated Tiered Storage extends the life and value of older storage assets. It can also be used to move all the data from the external storage assets to VMAX. With FAST VP, the external capacity can be declared as a tier within FAST, and FAST will automatically move data between the external array and VMAX to optimize performance. Symmetrix VMAX assures data integrity for external arrays with validation checksums. While other vendors such as HDS claim virtualization, they do not have external array data integrity checking. Note to Presenter : Federated Tiered Storage became available on Symmetrix VMAX 10K with Enginuity 5876 Q4 2012 SR.
XtremSW Cache is intelligent caching software that leverages server-based Flash technology to reduce latency and accelerate throughput for dramatic application performance improvement. Although it can be coupled with any server Flash hardware including PCIe cards or solid-state disks, XtremSW Cache is optimized for use with EMC XtremSF—a server-based PCIe Flash card available in 460 GB MLC, 700 GB MLC, 1.4 TB MLC, 2.2 TB MLC, 350 GB SLC, and 700 GB SLC capacities. XtremSW Cache works in conjunction with the back-end storage array to provide two significant benefits: As an extension of the EMC FAST architecture, it facilitates an intelligent end-to-end data tiering strategy from the storage to the server. It provides this performance and intelligence with protection. Use Cases: Typically, workloads with a 70/30 read/write ratio and above are most suitable for XtremSW Cache. XtremSW Cache is optimized for web applications, OLTP applications, CRM, and ERP databases like Oracle and SQL, email applications, and other read-centric workloads with small working sets. XtremSW Cache is NOT suitable for more write-intensive or sequential applications, such as data warehousing, streaming media, backup, or Big Data applications. XtremSW Cache works in block storage environments; however, it is NOT suitable for file environments.
EMC has completed another phase of XtremSW Cache integration with Symmetrix VMAX storage arrays. From Unisphere for VMAX, you now have recognition and reporting of LUNs under XtremSW Cache control, reporting of key XtremSW Cache performance statistics, and XtremSW Cache error reporting and call-home support. Further integration is planned with Symmetrix VMAX, as well as with EMC’s VNX storage arrays. Note that some of this integration requires XtremSW Cache version 2.0 or later.
VMAX is further integrated with XtremSW Cache by introducing the following enhancements with Enginuity 5876 Q2 2013 SR: With Automatic LUN Selection, VMAX will send volume performance counters to XtremSW Cache, which will intelligently select the best candidates for caching. The benefit of this enhancement is ease of management provided by automation. Full-Track Reads allow XtremSW Cache to receive the full track of data when hosts repeatedly requests the same information. This is beneficial when there are repeated requests from the host for the same block because it will keep a high performance aspect. VMAX Optimize Read Miss increases performance by reading data directly from VMAX drives. XtremSW Cache Performance Stats provides additional statistics on Unisphere for VMAX. This is beneficial because it provides more accurate performance reporting and monitoring of XtremSW Cache.
XtremSW Cache is able to provide over two-times the IOPS. Every environment will differ, but this just gives you a sense of the results that can be achieved using XtremSW Cache in a small-block, read-intense environment.
Symmetrix VMAX 10K, 20K, and 40K are the best storage arrays for virtual server environments, either VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, bringing both smart and powerful functionality to these environments. This graphic outlines the VMWare integration and the next slide will discuss integration with Microsoft’s Hyper-V. EMC’s Enginuity Operating Environment delivers integration with VMware vSphere 5.x with support for vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI). VAAI includes a set of key APIs that intelligently offload storage hardware acceleration functions to the storage array. This increases scalability by enabling 10-times less I/O for formatting commands, with 10-times more virtual machines per data storage, and 10-times faster replication of virtual machines to create snapshots and clones that can be used to speed deployments. The Symmetrix VMAX series is VMware Certified and supports VMware VASA (vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness) and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM). VASA can be used to implement QoS through compliance with storage profile assignments for VMs and their associated ESX datastores (LUNs). VMware SRM is supported by Symmetrix VMAX series, SRDF for VMAX 10K, and RecoverPoint, and simplifies and automates disaster recovery workflows. Beyond the standard VMware integration, EMC has delivered Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI). With VSI, storage administrators can allow virtual server administrators to have access to storage resources to provision capacity. This allows storage administrators to easily leverage the advanced efficiency, scalability, and security capabilities of Symmetrix VMAX 10K for virtual servers. The key to Virtual Storage Integrator is that the storage administrator continues to maintain control of the infrastructure, and can effectively manage virtual server storage in combination with other applications sharing the same storage array. EMC ProSphere also provides end-to-end visibility of the virtual environment and automated management for mixed storage environments with the following functionality: End-to-end visibility and control for a single management screen Discover, visualize, and manage storage-to-virtual machine relationships Simplify the ability to monitor, provision, and report on virtual servers
EMC Storage Integrator (ESI) greatly simplifies managing, viewing, and provisioning EMC storage in a Hyper-V environment. ESI is a free product available to EMC customers that provides storage viewing and provisioning capabilities. As part of the viewing capability, it depicts Windows to storage mapping of resources. As part of the storage provisioning, ESI simplifies the various steps involved in creating a logical unit (LUN), preparing the LUN through the steps of partitioning, formatting, and creating a drive letter. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show Mode for animation. Enginuity 5876 Q2 2013 SR adds integration with Windows ODX, making VMAX the only high-end platform available that is fully integrated with Hyper-V. ODX includes a set of key APIs that intelligently off-load storage functions to VMAX, delivering up to 100-times faster virtual machine replicas to create snapshots and clones that can be used to speed deployments. EMC will continue to invest in tight integration with Microsoft products going forward…
Unisphere for VMAX fully replaces EMC Symmetrix Management Console and Symmetrix Performance Analyzer. Unisphere for VMAX 1.6 supports all the new Enginuity 5876 and higher functionality. The legacy Symmetrix functionality is supported with Symmetrix Management Console 7.3.3 and Symmetrix Performance Analyzer 2.2.3, which are included. Unisphere and Symmetrix Performance Analyzer recognize and honor the Symmetrix Management Console eLicense. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Unisphere for VMAX uses the same framework as the VNX family, and it provides users with the same EMC-standard look and feel. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Unisphere for VMAX is contextual and simple to navigate when compared to Symmetrix Management Console and Symmetrix Performance Analyzer. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. With Unisphere, users can easily and rapidly provision, manage, and monitor Symmetrix VMAX arrays.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. Dynamic Back-End is about faster configuration changes. In 2011, EMC made it simple to add hardware without a need to lock the array for days in preparation. Adding items like engines and drives can be done with no locks until the parts are onsite and it is time for a change. With Enginuity 5876 and higher, the changes have minimal impact. In the past, updates to configurations could take seconds on systems with very heavy loads. The fast IML has been eliminated, and configuration changes are now well below half a second. This includes changes such adding drives, changing RAID types, adding or removing logical volumes, Virtual LUN migrations, and many more. Symmetrix Management Console is now Unisphere for VMAX, offering a simpler way to manage VMAX 10K, 20K, and 40K storage. And with Virtual Provisioning, it is very simple and fast to create devices of any size. The nested initiator groups make it easy to ensure that all nodes in a cluster get access to the same data with all the paths they are supposed to have, making it very simple to add devices even to the largest host clusters.
One way EMC is responding directly to your needs is with the new CRU (customer-replaceable unit) capability. This enables you to replace failed drives without requesting an on-site resource. So, how does it work? If a drive fails, EMC is automatically notified and engages proactively to ship a new drive. The Unisphere interface and your physical VMAX system will direct you to the failed drive location. Using clear graphical representations and easy instructions, Unisphere instructs you how to replace the drive safely and quickly. Unisphere will then verify that you have performed the replacement correctly. The convenience of replacing drives yourself will help increase system uptime and function. Of course, if you ever need help, you have the expertise and commitment of more than 15,000 EMC service professionals! The new CRU capability is yet another example of EMC’s investment in services innovation to enhance your total experience. You can learn more about the VMAX CRU capability from your Technical Consultant or Customer Services representative.
EMC ProSphere was built to meet the demands of the cloud computing era. It provides end-to-end views across your virtual and physical environments—from virtual guest down through storage. With just two clicks of the mouse, you can search on a host and display end-to-end topology and relationship views. You can understand how capacity is being used and track consumption trends. You can monitor alerts across your storage environment and drill down to quickly understand their impact. You can see detailed performance metrics that allow you to quickly isolate performance issues. You can overlay historical perspectives with a single click to get an understanding of how today’s performance differs from normal behavior or identify applications that should be moved to a another tier of storage. ProSphere’s federated and highly scalable architecture was built to meet the demands of the world’s largest data centers, supporting more than 1.2 million volumes, 36,000 SAN ports, and 18,000 hosts from a single browser window. With ProSphere you can easily search on and manage objects from a single console, no matter where they reside. ProSphere also optimizes investments in VMware and FAST VP by providing the end-to-end analysis needed to monitor service levels and improve service level management decisions. ProSphere is fast and easy to install, which reduces the time it takes to get value from your investment. Installation of the virtual appliance usually takes less than 60 minutes, and ProSphere also reduces hardware requirements by as much as 75 percent. And, ProSphere eliminates the need for host agents. One EMC large customer said this about ProSphere, “The ease of configuration and discovery and the ability to collect end-to-end performance without agents is brilliant.” ProSphere is the only agentless storage management solution that offers true end-to-end visibility and analysis across your virtual infrastructure. Detailed analysis spanning from virtual and physical hosts, through the SAN switches, to the FAST VP devices and their related pools enables you to see application dependencies to make faster and better service management decisions.
This table summarizes the key differentiators among VMAX 20K/40K and the competition. VMAX 40K extends VMAX leadership by providing the highest performance and capacity. VMAX 40K provides 2X more capacity than the equivalent HDS VSP array and IBM DS8870 array. Symmetrix VMAX 40K has more cache, and the 3X bandwidth improvements mean that it can access data from the drives 3X faster than the VMAX 20K (relative cache-miss performance). HDS and IBM have lower performance than VMAX 40K. FAST VP is superior because it is more responsive and utilizes Flash drive capacity more efficiently. With Federated Tiered Storage, VMAX arrays have external data integrity checking. The RecoverPoint integration provides the ability to replicate to heterogeneous arrays. System Bay Dispersion provides VMAX 40K with flexible deployment options for space-constrained data centers.