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IBM is focusing attention on public, private and hybrid cloud storage. What is it, what can it be used for (or not), …

IBM is focusing attention on public, private and hybrid cloud storage. What is it, what can it be used for (or not),
and what benefits accrue for the user from implementing IBM cloud storage technology.

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    • 1. IBM Storage Cloud Technology David Longson – CTO Storage UKI [email_address] 20 th Oct 2010
    • 2. Overview
      • What is a ‘Cloud’ and how does storage figure in it?
        • What’s all the fuss about…
      • How Cloudy is the market?
        • Who wants what, and why…
      • Clouding the issues?
        • Cloud enabled storage characteristics…
      • What patches of Cloud have formed within IBM?
        • Storage designed to address the need…
    • 3. What is a ‘Cloud’
      • Cloud is a model for IT consumption with the following characteristics:-
        • Self service provisioning of resources
          • Templates, catalogued services, standardised operating models etc
        • Chargeback or utility billing
          • Pay only for what you use for as long as you use it
        • Elasticity
          • Scalability both up and down on demand
        • Automated Service Management
          • Workflows
          • Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
          • Defined Quality of Service (QoS)
      • Implementation
        • Private – single tenanted, shared/pooled infrastructure, management/hosting/ownership options
        • Public – multi tenanted, shared/pooled or dedicated infrastructures, supplier owned & run
      • Benefits of moving to a cloud model
        • Users experience – rapid provisioning, ease of access to best in class functions, choice, reduced costs, better security and reliability
        • Enterprises experience – reduced operating costs, improved capex efficiency, rapid flexible service enhancements
      Cloud Services Changes in Consumption Changes in Delivery
      • User provisioned
      • Self service model
      • Tiered, flexible pricing
      • Standardised offerings
      • Virtualised and automated
    • 4.
      • In general any ‘IT as a Service’ (ITaaS) Cloud requires storage
      • Storage efficiency is essential to maintain growth whilst containing costs
      • Along with server, software and infrastructure – storage will be provisioned as part of the Cloud service catalogue/templates
      • Storage is subject to the common issues/functions of the cloud:
        • Self service/Orchestration driven
        • Operational Management
        • Service Monitoring
        • SLAs and QoS guarantees
        • Security and access controls
        • Resource metering
        • Service termination and resource reuse
      • Storage integrated into the Cloud Portal, Orchestration and Workflow frameworks
      • Also ‘STorage as a Service’ (STaaS) in it’s own right
      Storage is under a Cloud too! Boom
    • 5. Growth vs. Areal Density, Efficiency and Cloud… ‘The prevailing winds’ Grochowski & Halem Cusp 2003/4 ~35% CAGR Density ~20% CAGR Throughput
    • 6. How Cloudy is the market? Gartner The InfoPro IDC Sources: Gartner Data Center Conference poll, Dec. 2009; “Current and Future State of Infrastructure Cloud Computing”, TheInfoPro, June 2010; “Worldwide Enterprise Server Cloud Computing 2010–2014 Forecast”, IDC April 2010; “The Maturing Cloud: What It Will Take to Win”, IDC, March 2010 Private vs Public Clouds The Analysts Findings
    • 7. Why is the Market Cloudy? Source: “Virtualisation and Private Cloud Market Update”, Cameron Haight and Thomas Bittman, Gartner, August 2010 Gartner Datacenter Conference poll: December 2009 N=60 Q: What is your main driver in moving to private clouds? Gartner ® Enable Bybrid 7% Business Alignment 5% Cost 15% Quality 12% Agility/Speed 36% Don't Know/ Vendor 25%
    • 8. Get your head in the Clouds! CONSOLIDATE Physical Infrastructure CLOUD Dynamic provisioning for workloads VIRTUALIZE Increase Utilisation STANDARDIZE Operational Efficiency AUTOMATE Flexible delivery & Self Service SHARED RESOURCES Common workload profiles Traditional IT An effective cloud deployment is built on a Service Oriented, Dynamic Infrastructure and is highly optimised to achieve more with less! } { Storage Efficiency Service Efficiency
    • 9. Clouding; The Issues
      • Self Service requires:
        • Storage VIRTUALISATION
        • Thin Provisioning
        • Free space reclamation
      • Chargeback and utility billing requires:
        • Comprehensive metering software
        • Integrated accounting and charging capability
      • Elasticity requires:
        • Highly scalable hardware, both horizontal and vertical
        • Space efficient storage using compression, de-dupe, integrated tape etc
        • Dynamic commercial models allowing flex up and down
      • Automated Service Management requires:
        • Self-managing ‘autonomic’ storage
        • Comprehensive monitoring and alerting
        • Automated performance optimisation
        • Reliable backup, replication and DR capabilities
    • 10. Patches of Cloud from IBM - SoNAS
      • Super-scalable NAS (14.4PB and 30 I/F nodes at first release)
      • I/F and storage scale independently
      • Integrated policy based ILM
      • SAS and SATA Drives
      • Infiniband interconnects
      • Cluster file system (GPFS)
      • Appliance or gateway
      • Thin provisioned
      • TSM BU and HSM tightly integrated
      • Very high performance scale-out architecture (HPC pedigree)
      • Local and remote replication
    • 11. Patches of Cloud from IBM - Storwize V7000
      • Built on SVC 6.1 common code stream and DS8000 RAID code
      • Has all SVC 6.1 attributes
        • Internal virtualisation
        • Thin provisioning (included)
        • Flashcopy (included)
        • EasyTier (included)
        • Rapid migration (included)
        • External virtualisation (optional)
        • Replication MM & GM (optional)
        • Breakthrough ease of use GUI
        • Existing interoperability matrix (front and back)
      • Low cost ‘Solution’ for mid market clients
        • Tivoli SPC for Disk – Medium Range Edition
        • IBM Systems Director integration
        • Flashcopy Manager integration
      • Up to 240 SAS drives, mixture of 2.5”, 3.5” and SSD
      • Scale-out architecture
    • 12. Patches of Cloud from IBM - Data Reduction and Performance Optimisation
      • ProtecTier
        • Inline backup data de-duplication up to 25x
        • ‘ Fuzzy’ pattern matching, small index, no hash
        • ‘ Wire Speed’ performance, in and out
      • IBM RealTime Compression
        • Inline NAS data compression using Lempel-Ziv, up to 80% compression
        • Stateless appliance, easy implementation/maintenance
        • Minimal management
      • EasyTier
        • Automatic sub-LUN (extent) migration to/from SSD
        • DS8000, Storwize V7000 and SVC
        • Up to 300% performance improvement
      • LT05 and IBM Long Term File System (LTFS)
        • Increased capacity and performance
        • Self-identifying tape volumes using LTFS
        • Rugged and simplified long-term archive
        • Simplified mass data interchange
      Disk LTO SSD HDD Logical volume
    • 13. Patches of Cloud from IBM - DS8800
      • SFF SAS 2.0 2.5” disks
      • Max config 3 frames with 1056 drives
      • ~40% less power
      • ~33% less weight
      • ~40% less floor space
      • EasyTier SSD performance boost
      • Hot-Cold aisle cooling scheme
      • 8Gbps FCP front and back
      • 5Ghz Power6+ processors
      • New disk enclosures & power system
    • 14. Storage for a Smarter Planet Thank you Clouds