Here are common challenges that many of EMC’s customers face. Today, most solutions are siloed and focused only on managing specific domains. However, companies have multiple domains to manage, which they need to do so from a single point of control, including a way to protect their infrastructures from disaster recovery and maintain business continuity. Another major challenge facing users is the management complexity in virtual environments. Storage administrators have access to detailed information on the array, but lack visibility into how the virtual server is configured and which virtual machines are consuming what for storage resources. VMware administrators, on the other hand, can see the details of the virtual server environment and virtual machines, but lack visibility into the array. What’s needed are more tools that automate management, discovery, and reporting and make it easy for administrators to manage and report on who is using what, when, and where—making administrators more effective and productive. EMC hears from customers asking about how other customers utilize EMC’s solutions. Customers require easy-to-use support services and self-help services. In addition, they ask EMC to provide them with tools to help address critical tasks so they spend less time focused on non-critical areas.You will learn how to address these challenges throughout this presentation.
The FAST Suite improves performance and maximizes storage efficiency by deploying this FLASH 1st strategy. FAST Cache, an extendable cache of up to 2 TB, gives a real-time performance boost by ensuring the hottest data is served from the highest performing Flash drives for as long as needed. FAST VP then complements FAST Cache by optimizing storage pools on a regular, scheduled basis. You define how and when data is tiered using policies that dynamically move the most active data to high-performance drives (e.g., Flash), and less active data to high-capacity drives, all in one-gigabyte increments for both block and file data.Together, they automatically optimize for the highest system performance and the lowest storage cost simultaneously.
Unisphere’s easy-to-use, sleek interface provides a simple, integrated management experience for legacy systems such as CLARiiON and Celerra, and now for the newly available VNX series next-generation platforms. (Note to Presenter: VNXe series will be covered in the next section of this presentation.)Unisphere is extensible and supports other midtier products such as RecoverPoint/SE. Unisphere offers built-in contextual access to the support ecosystem and is your one-stop shop for all your support and service needs. To leverage all these benefits, you don’t need to make any radical changes to your existing infrastructure. Unisphere can be seamlessly added to your current environment. Let’s take a closer look at each of these Unisphere capabilities.Simple and intuitive GUI for file and blockOne look and you know what’s going onSingle sign-onAggregated alertsSummary viewsHigh-performance designFast and scalable data displayWhat you see is what the system getsCaching for fast replaySorting and filteringData exportable for customer reportsVMware integration: Automatic discovery of virtual machines and ESX serversEnd-to-end, virtual-to-physical mapping Automated virtual infrastructure reportingBuilt-in access to the support community: One-click self-serviceUnified user roles: Manage administrative rolesSupports CLARiiON, Celerra, and new VNX seriesUnisphere 1.1 supports legacy and VNX series systemsWill be localized into four languages
The VNX series platform is optimized for virtualization with over 50 points of tight integration.Until today, one of the major challenges facing users in virtual environments was a management complexity gap. Storage administrators have access to detailed information on the array, but lack visibility into how the virtual server is configured and which virtual machines are consuming what for storage resources. VMware administrators, on the other hand, can see the details of the virtual server environment and virtual machines, but lack visibility into the storage system. On VNX series, Unisphere together with vCenter Server integration makes storage management in a virtualized environment a seamless experience. Each administrator can use their familiar interface to gain full visibility into virtual and physical resources, transparently provision storage, integrate replication, and access and offload all storage functions to the storage system. To further drive efficiency in the VMware space, EMC has delivered on the VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI), allowing the VNX series is be fully optimized for virtualized environments. This technology offloads VMware storage-related functions from the server to the storage system, enabling more efficient use of server and network resources for increased performance and consolidation.Letting the VNX series perform common data management tasks, like vMotion, result in:10-times network I/O10-times more virtual machines10-times faster response timeThe VNX series delivers unmatched VMware management integration and optimization and is ideal if you are running VMware.
For simple peace of mind, and total protection; whether it be local protection or remote protection, whether it be for encryption or for application protections, VNX protects your system better than ever. With unified replication for local and remote data recovery with DVR-like roll-back capabilities for business continuity on block-based storageBy allowing recovery of production applications with minimal data exposure through roll-back to a point in time abilities, you can now restore through a simple clickSimply define your recover-point-objectives (RPOs) set it and forget itAutomating processors for failover and failback further reduces risk exposure and simplifies on-going protection management
In summary, the VNX family simplify management of VMware environments, improve efficiency of storage through technolgies like FAST and FAST cache and also complement VMware technologies like SOIC. With VNXe is now affordable target to the SMB space basically designed for the IT generalist.And the VNX series of systems offer the performance and scalability needs for the applications running inside these virtual machines.
Transcript of "Track 1, Session 3 - intelligent infrastructure for the virtualized world by abhinav garg"
Intelligent Infrastructurefor the Virtualized World 1 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 1
IT Production challenges@ Financial Service Inc.Complex Datacenter - Sprawl of servers & storage systems - Systems working in silos - Separate servers for file environmentManagement headache - Separate storage systems for different instances of SAP / Exchange - 10+ Storage Systems across two datacenters - No end to end device mapping in VMware environmentLow Efficiency - Wastage of space because more spindles required for performance - Resources could not be shared in event of peak loadNo Quality of Service 2 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 2
Before Picture Primary Site DR SiteCore Apps + DB Servers at primary site… Servers at DR site… WAN SAN SAN CX700 CX300 CX700 CX700CX700 CX3-20 CX3-40 CX3-40 CX700 CX300 CX3-40Oracle | SAP | Exchange | Virtual Servers | File Servers | Custom Apps 3 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 3
Their “ASK” on Operational Management Can I use a unified management platform across my file and block environment? Can I have a single management platform for my data protection needs? How can I help my VMware and storage administrators grasp each other’s management and reporting needs? How can I help improve IT staff productivity by reducing the amount of time spent on non-critical tasks? 4 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 4
They Needed a Change…. But had concerns• Need to consolidate - But to how many storage systems?• Want dynamic infrastructure - Would it meet desired SLA?• Would there be other service degradations? - What about response during Peak load?• Migration - How to achieve seamless transition? 5 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 5
What EMC did… 6 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 6
1. Optimize Infrastructure 7 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 7
Our Approach to Optimize InfrastructureFrom Point-in-Time to Real-Time MANUAL PROCESS 100% AUTOMATED Oracle Exchange SQL server server server Multi-Protocol Support (SAN & NAS) Oracle Exchange SQL OracleI ExchangeI SQLI VMware Control Path Integration Object iSCSI Block NFS VAAI SOAP File REST CIFS FC FCoE Storage Services Storage Services: Self Optimizing Thin Provisioning, De-Dupe, Compression, Snapshots and Replication SSD SAS NL-SAS Static Association of Dynamic, Self-optimizing Disk Groups to Applications Storage Pools based on best guess based on actual data activity 8 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 8
Clicker QuestionDo you face challenges in your Infrastructure connectivity andmanageability in your virtualized stack?A. Our Storage and other solutions worked seamlessly in virtual environmentsB. We would like to see more transparency between storage and virtual infrastructureC. Virtual infrastructure presents a flexible and dynamic stack. It would be great if underlying storage infra worked hand in hand 9 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 9
We proposed FAST Suite to provideautomatic data placementHighest performance & capacity efficiency – automatically! Real-time caching with FAST VP FAST Cache Optimal data placement via -Highest Tier - Auto Tier - Lowest Tier Flash High Perf. High Cap. SSD HDD HDD FAST Cache Extended Cache for real time read and write workloads Scheduled optimization with Overall Drive Count reduced by FAST VP 45% 10 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 10
How FAST cache making difference in Customer’s Oracle environment? 11 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 11
Read Throughput vis-à-vis FAST Cache hit/s FAST Cache is helping to absorb read workload FAST Cache read hit ratio >90% Serving real time burst from cache, better responseIO/sHitRatio Time 12 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 12
Write Throughput vs. FAST Cache Write Hit/s Write IOPS FAST Cache Write Hit/s Entire write load is serviced from FAST cacheIO/s Time 13 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 13
Yet, Disk Utilization Disk Utilization is well below 20% vs. 80% earlier Further room for consolidation despite of heavy I/O on LUN More work - same spindles Load is absorbed by FAST cache AfterUtil% Before Time 14 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 14
VNX - More Transactions Per Rack UEfficient: More Transactions. Less Footprint. 7,500 6,000 2X Double the transaction density of the nearest competitor IOPS per Rack U 4,500 MORE 3,000 Block NFS/CIFS 1,500 NF NF NF S S SEFFICIENT 15 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 15
VNX – Green Storage TechnologyMore Transactions. Less Carbon Footprint. 5 4 3X More than three times the transactions per IOPS / lb of CO2 / year pound of CO2 per year 3 GREENER Block NFS/CIFS 2 1 NF NF NF S S SEFFICIENT 16 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 16
2. Reduce complexity 17 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 17
Operational Management concernsaddresses by Unified Management • Simple and intuitive GUI for combined file and block • Tight VMware integration • Built-in access to Support community • Supports VNX series, CLARiiON, and Celerra • Direct integration with Data protection tools – EMC Data Protection Advisor – EMC Replication Manager – EMC Atmos – EMC RecoverPoint/SE 18 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 18
Optimized for VirtualizationSeamless virtualization experience and acceleration VAAI* offload Storage Unisphere vCenter Server Virtual server administrator Less net I/O integration administrator Manage storage and VM resources in unison 10X More VMs Faster Manage storage and VM resources in unison response Control offload functions Control offload functions and Transparency and integrated replication Offload Enablement integrated replication* VAAI = VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration 19 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 19
3. Additional Benefits 20 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 20
Total Protection—Better than EverRecover Point Integration • Local and remote data recovery with DVR- like roll-back • Restore individual or multiple virtual machines with a single click • Define and enforce custom RPOs and SLAs across virtual infrastructure • Automated failover and failback • Proven reference architectures 21 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 21
VMware vCenter Site Recovery ManagerIntegrationMakes disaster recovery rapid, reliable, manageable, affordable PRODUCTION RECOVERY • Removes manual recovery Virtual Machines Virtual Machines complexityVMware Infrastructure VMware Infrastructure • Simplifies and automates Servers Servers disaster recovery workflows: – Configuration – TestingHeterogeneous Storage Heterogeneous Storage – Failover EMC RecoverPoint – Failback 22 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 22
What Customer achieved… 23 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 23
After Picture Core Apps + DB Servers at primary site… Servers at DR site… WAN CX700 SAN SANCX3-20 EMC AvamarCX3-40 EMC RecoverPoint/SE EMC RecoverPoint/SECX3-40 appliance for Data Protection appliance for Data Protection CX700 CX700 CX300 CX700 CX700 CX300 HomeCX3-40 EMC Data Domain EMC VNX 5500 EMC VNX 5500 EMC VNX 5500Existing CX at Primary site phased outSimilarly older system phased out at secondary site with new VNX5500 24 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 24
Results Achieved • Payroll Processing down from 3 hrs to 1.5 hours • Response Time of SAP came down to >8msPerformance • Overall load increased but drive utilization decreased • Centralized single interface to manage storage infrastructureManagement • Step by Step Wizard based storage tasks to increase productivity Abilities • More efficient use of storage • Drives reduced by 45%, simple to manage DatacenterEffectiveness • Overall good end user experience • Any point in time recovery using Recoverpoint • RPO of less than 10min DRCapabilities • Integration with VMware SRM • Consolidate system for SAN and NAS workloadUnified • Simple NAS backup using NDMP • More reliable experience with 99.999Storage 25 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 25
Next Generation Unified StorageOptimized for Virtual Infrastructure Scales large & fast Self-optimizes for performance and capacity efficiency Works on any network Everything fully Plug & Play automated Works on any IP net Up and running quickly Easier than ever VNXe3100 VNXe3300 VNX5100 VNX5300 VNX5500 VNX5700 VNX7500 Affordable. Simple. Efficient. Powerful. 26 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 26
THANK YOU THANK YOU 27 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai 27