Scalable and flexible Storage for the Cloud


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The amount of data organisations use is growing at the fastest rate in history and Cloud computing will accelerate this trend. Whether you need a few hundred terabytes or multi-Petabyte storage architectures, this session focuses on the critical design, implementation, scalability and management strategies to help you deliver cloud storage.

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Scalable and flexible Storage for the Cloud

  1. 1. Scalable and Flexible Storage for the Cloud<br />Rob Anderson, Director of Technology & Business DevelopmentIsilon Systems EMEA<br /><br />Thursday, October 14, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Why is cloud emerging?<br />Definition(s) of cloud<br />The Public Cloud<br />The Private Cloud<br />Cloud Challenges<br />Benefits Isilon brings to the cloud<br />
  3. 3. IT Drivers<br />Business Mandates<br />Technology Innovation<br />Accommodate Growth<br />Ensure 7x24 Availability<br />Reduce Costs<br />Increase Agility<br />HW improvements<br />Virtualisation<br />Web service ubiquity<br />Integrated Instrumentation<br />pull<br />push<br />
  4. 4. Data Center Evolution<br />OPEX<br />Agility<br />Cloud<br />Automation<br />Scale<br />CAPEX<br />Environmentals<br />Virtualised<br />Data Center<br />Consolidation<br />Virtualization<br />Consolidation<br />Virtualization<br />Traditional<br />Data Center<br />“Ity’s” (Scalability, Agility, Flexibility, …)<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />APP<br />CPU<br />CPU<br />CPU<br />Data Center Epochs<br />
  5. 5. Cloud Computing Defined<br />An evolved approach to deploying, managing, and consuming traditional IT resources<br />Consolidate and Virtualise to improve utilisation<br />Very large shared infrastructure deployments<br />Diverse set of users and applications (loads)<br />Automate operations to enable <br />Near-instant, self-service activation<br />Elastic, pay-as-you-go IT<br />Creating new IT business models (*-as-a-service)<br />Hosted Apps (Google Apps,, Hosted Exchange/SharePoint, Backup)<br />Hosted Deployment Platforms (LAMP+, Facebook Dev, Google App Engine, Azure)<br />Extensible Infrastructure (hybrid Private/Public)<br />
  6. 6. Cloud Computing<br />Characteristics<br />On-demand self-service<br />Broad network access<br />Resource pooling<br />Rapid elasticity<br />Measured Service (pay-as-you-go)<br />Service Models<br />Deployment Models<br />Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)<br />Platform as a Service (PaaS)<br />Software as a Service (SaaS)<br />Private Cloud<br />Community Cloud<br />Public Cloud<br />Hybrid Cloud<br /><br />
  7. 7. Public and Private Clouds<br />
  8. 8. Public Cloud Paradigms<br />Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) companies provide the most basic of building blocks, containers, APIs, etc. in order to allow organizations the most flexibility when constructing applications for the cloud.<br />Platform as a Service (PaaS) companies provide a more refined capability, typically a fully evolved hosting environment for applications in the cloud. <br />Software as a Service (SaaS) companies provide the applications with specific functionality themselves.<br />
  9. 9. Public Cloud Attraction and Drawbacks<br />Attraction<br />Potential Drawbacks<br />Simple consumption (CC)<br />Highly elastic<br />Pay-as-you-go<br />Diminished Governance<br />Global Policies and Priorities difficult to enforce<br />Lack of Integrated Security<br />Fragmented IT spend (multiple providers); poor global visibility<br />Unaligned pricing incentives<br />Unexpected or unpredictable costs (data, WAN “true” costs)<br />User Administrative burden (PaaS)<br />Application development (porting / hosting) costs<br />Limited, homogenous services<br />Provider Lock-in<br />(Presently) well-suited for …<br /><ul><li>SMBs
  10. 10. More Loosely Coupled, Experimental Activities (limited data/service dependencies)</li></li></ul><li>Cloud Computing Model<br />Consumer<br />Rapid Activation<br />Pay-as-you-go<br />Usage Monitoring<br />Remote access and control(standard protocols)<br />Provider<br />SaaS (applications, data sets)<br />Virtual<br />(Sharedinfrastructure)<br />PaaS (stacks, tools, sets of services)<br />IaaS (compute, store)<br />Physical<br />CPU<br />Provisioning<br />Management<br />Storage<br />Compute<br />Network<br />Vanguard Technology Group Proprietary and Confidential<br />
  11. 11. Private Cloud Paradigms<br />Virtualization<br />Server Virtualization<br />Desktop Virtualization<br />Data Center Automation<br />Leveraged Resources<br />Blade Server Architectures<br />10+GbE Ethernet<br />Shared Storage<br />Internal Service Provider<br />Bill/charge-back Model<br />
  12. 12. Cloud Architecture Requirements<br />Consumer Perspective<br />Provider Perspective<br />Elastic<br />Simple, rapid activation and deactivation<br />Virtually Unlimited Resources<br />Standard, automation-capable interfaces<br />Consistent, predictable performance<br />Privacy<br />Transparent pay-for-use<br />Simple provisioning and expansion (scalability)<br />Dynamic resource reclamation and redistribution<br />Non-stop<br />High utilisation<br />Low operational cost<br />Critical Success Factors<br /><ul><li>Maximiseshared infrastructure Utilisation
  13. 13. MaximiseOperational Efficiency (self-service)
  14. 14. Support rapid Scaling</li></ul>Reduce COST per-unit-of SERVICE<br />
  15. 15. The Role of Storage in the Cloud<br />Store, protect, and serve VM images<br />VM templates; instantiation<br />VM data protection (backup/recovery, DR, BC)<br />Store, protect, and serve Application Data<br />Traditional networked storage protocols<br />FC, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, http, ftp<br />VM-abstracted data containers (e.g. VMDK)<br />
  16. 16. Cloud Challenges<br />Minimising Cost and Management<br />Ongoing Capital Acquisitions<br />Utilization and Effectiveness of Capital<br />Ongoing Cost of Management<br />Maximizing Flexibility and Agility<br />Leveraging shared resources<br />Eliminating procurement cycles<br />Providing appropriate isolation<br />Data Protection/Disaster Recovery<br />
  17. 17. Isilon Enables Cloud Computing<br />
  18. 18. Isilon IQ: Built for the Cloud<br />Key Design Principles<br />Simple, Balanced Scaling<br />TBs to PBs; 1-50 GB/s<br />Automatic load balancing<br />Efficient Resource Sharing<br />Single namespace and single scalable storage pool<br />Simple management; rich monitoring tools<br />Fine-grained, flexible data protection (multi-tenancy)<br />High Availability<br />Non-stop operation<br />Non-disruptive expansion<br />Agile<br />Expand in seconds<br /><ul><li>Symmetric scale-out architecture
  19. 19. Fully distributed, fine-grained services
  20. 20. Unified IP storage (NAS, iSCSI)</li></li></ul><li>Utilization and Operational Efficiency<br />Utilization<br />Operational Efficiency<br />80% + raw storage utilization<br />Incremental capacity and performance scaling<br />85% reduction in storage management costs<br />Near-instant expansion<br />Automatic load balancing<br />$<br />$<br />Traditional Storage<br />$<br />Resources<br />IsilonStorage<br />Resources<br />
  21. 21. Isilon and VMware Architecture<br />OneFS purpose-built for file-based and virtualised workflows – highly scalable & highly redundant<br />Integrates with VMware HA, DRS, Vmotion, Storage Vmotion, and Consolidated Backup<br />NFS-based data stores preferred for ease-of-use, flexibility, and performance<br />SyncIQ, SnapshotIQ, and FlexProtect provide flexible, high performance VM data protection<br />SmartConnect and AutoBalance ensure continual efficient usage of storage resources<br />SmartPools (OneFS 6.0) afford tiered service levels and non-disruptive service level adjustments<br />InsightIQ provides individual VM and grouped VM performance metric visualization<br />
  22. 22. Process<br />Archive<br />Create & Capture<br />Archive<br />NL-Series<br />Nearline Storage<br />Backup Acceleratorto Tape Storage<br />S-Series<br />Transactional I/O & Random Access<br />X-Series<br />High Concurrent /Sequential Throughput<br />10GE<br />SSD<br />10GE<br />Isilon IQ X Series Nodes<br />6000/12000<br />Isilon IQ 5400S, <br />IQ 5000S-SSD <br />Isilon IQ EX Nodes<br />6000/12000<br />10GE<br />SSD<br />Isilon IQ 10000X-SSD 36000X, 72000X, IQ 32000X-SSD<br />Isilon IQ 72NL,36NL<br />High Performance<br />Backup/Restore<br />Isilon IQ Nearline SATA<br />(250TB – 3,456TB)<br />Isilon IQ SAS<br />(16-518 TB)<br />Isilon IQ X Series SATA <br />(6TB – 3,456TB)<br />
  23. 23. Benefits of Isilon<br />Most Cost-Effective Storage Solution<br />Total Cost of Ownership<br />80+% Utilization Rate<br />Ease-of-Use<br />Highly Scalable<br />Scales a single volume to 10+ PB<br />System administration remains simple<br />Robust Software Suite<br />SmartQuotas, SyncIQ, AutoBalance<br />
  24. 24. Save Money with Isilon IQ<br />Single, Scalable Volume Improves ROI<br />Isilon Commissioned Study from Forrester<br />Isilon customers attain a 97% reduction in OPEX<br />Six FTE to 15% of a single FTE<br />22% increase in storage utilization<br />37% decrease in volume of storage capacity required<br />Risk-adjusted ROI of 125% in 5 months<br />
  25. 25. Isilon Customers<br />
  26. 26. Isilon in the Cloud<br />
  27. 27. Thank You<br /><br />