Your SlideShare is downloading. ×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

BeyondRAID - RAID Without Regrets

822
views

Published on

Most businesses pride themselves on being technically aware and using the latest technologies. Why then are most companies basing their storage strategies on 25 year old technology? This presentation …

Most businesses pride themselves on being technically aware and using the latest technologies. Why then are most companies basing their storage strategies on 25 year old technology? This presentation will investigate the disadvantages of traditional RAID and introduce technology that goes BeyondRAID. Already adopted by more than 150,000 organisations worldwide, BeyondRAID(tm) leverages the benefits of traditional RAID systems, while leaving many of the limitations behind. This next-generation of redundant storage technology brings together safety, reliability, expandability, efficiency and ease-of-use.

Published in: Technology

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
822
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
23
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • Survey done using TechValidate as independent 3rd party.
  • Transcript

    • 1. BeyondRAID – RAID Without Regrets
      IP Expo
      October 2010
      Paul Thackeray – VP/GM of EMEA
    • 2. Agenda
      Business Challenges of SMBs
      Limitations of Traditional RAID
      Key Benefits of BeyondRAID
      About Data Robotics
    • 3. Business Challenges of SMBs
      Data storage is too complex to manage – requires the ability to predict future storage needs
      Storage failure cause downtime and massive loss of productivity and revenue
      Limited budgets are not sufficient to keep up with exploding data growth - SMB storage continues to be overpriced
      Small, overworked IT staff tend to be generalists and are unlikely to have in-depth knowledge of storage
    • 4. There is a need for safe, expandable storage…
      Small and Medium Business Applications
      Small and Medium Business Servers
      SoHo and Remote Workers
      Digital Home
      Theatre Media
      Center PC
      Hi-Def
      External Storage Solutions
    • 5. …Yet RAID remains the only alternative
    • 6. Traditional RAID
      • Protection Against Hard Drive Failure
      however.........
      • Complicated to Configure
      • 7. Difficult to Expand
      • 8. Inflexible - Requires Identical Drives
      • 9. Inefficient - Requires Dedicated Hot Spare
      • 10. Antiquated – 25 Year Old Technology
    • What if you could...
      • Not have to configure or manage RAID levels
      • 11. Switch between RAID levels with a single click
      • 12. Utilize any size drive from any manufacturer
      • 13. Instantly expand by adding a larger drive
      • 14. Never have to manage capacity at the volume level
      • 15. Have RAID arrays that manage and heal themselves
    • BeyondRAID – RAID Without Regrets
      Heterogeneous – mix drive sizes, vendors
      Auto detecting and configuring
      Instant expansion
      Self-healing
      Change between RAID levels instantly
      No provisioning required, ever
      No skilled management required
      Determine real usage at a glance - “data aware”
      Operations (e.g. rebuilds) happen much more quickly
    • 16. BeyondRAID vs. Traditional RAID
    • 17. Not All Thin Provisioning is Created Equal
      RAID
      BeyondRAID
      Most thin provisioning pulls storage from specific drives
      Still requires LUN-level capacity management
      Limited-to-no ability to reclaim blocks from deleted data
      Smart Volumes pull storage from common pool of drives
      Common pool eliminates need for LUN-level capacity management
      Smart Volumes “stay thin” by reclaiming deleted data blocks
      SV 2
      LUN 2
      LUN 1
      SV 3
      LUN 3
      SV 1
      90%
      Full
      15%
      Full
      25%
      Full
      Common
      Drive Pool
    • 18. About Data Robotics
    • 19. Ease of use
      Provide SMB and Departmental Enterprise customers with the best storage experience ever
      • Easier to use and manage
      • 20. Affordability for the value that is unprecedented
      • 21. Safer and smarter regarding data protection
      • 22. Expandable in an easy and perpetual manner
      Affordability
      Security
      Expandability
      Drobo Value Proposition
    • 23. Rapid Growth
      Shipped first product mid-2007
      100% year-year growth rates
      >150,000 units sold
      >50 Industry Awards
      Started with Prosumers and Creative Professionals
      Expansion to business (SOHO, SMB) products
      Global: Offices in UK, US, Germany, Singapore
    • 24. Drobo Customers Range Beyond the SMB
      Business
      Government
      Education
    • 25. Data Robotics Business Products
      New
    • 26. Award-Winning DroboPro
      Single server storage for creative professionals and SMBs
      Over 10,000 units installed
      iSCSI, FireWire, and USB interfaces
      Eight (8) drive capacity
      Supports up to 16 Smart Volumes
      Single or dual-drive redundancy
      Ideal for single server storage, disk-based backup, or online archive
      16
      16
    • 27. Customer Validation of BenefitsDroboPro
    • 28. DroboElite – World’s First Self-Managing iSCSI SAN
      Multiple server storage for SMBs and departments
      Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports offer best-in-class performance
      Eight (8) drive capacity with single or dual drive redundancy
      Supports up to 255 Smart Volumes and up to 16 hosts
      Symantec and VMware Certified
      Perfect for email storage (<100 mailboxes), virtual machine storage, disk-based backup, multiple-machine media editing
      Savings up to 90% compared to other iSCSI solutions
    • 29. Customer Validation of BenefitsDroboElite
    • 30. Upgrade
      Forever
      Simple
      Management
      Data
      Aware
      Pay As
      You Grow
      Mix n’ Match
      Drives
      20