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- different deployments of NexentaStor on Stanford's campus

- the benefits of choosing NexentaStor for their storage needs

- how using OpenStorage can lower storage TCO

- new trends in storage

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  • 1. Learn how Stanford University has leveraged Open Storage technology to meet their Storage needs
    Webinar will start in 10 minutes
  • 2. Learn how Stanford University has leveraged Open Storage technology to meet their Storage needs
    Webinar will start in 5 minutes
  • 3. Agenda
    • Introduction to Open Storage
    • 4. Real life experiences - Stanford University
    • 5. Overview - Nexenta Systems
    • 6. Q&A
  • “IDC estimates that the total amount of digital information created, captured and replicated will grow at a rate of 58% per year – reaching 1,610 Exabytes in 2011”
  • 7. Explosion of Unstructured Data
    structured data
    unstructured data
    80 % of all digital data is unstructured
    Increasing cost to manage growing storage resources
    Unstructured data resists categorization, utilization, and reuse
  • 8. Customer Challenges
    Expensive
    Fork lift upgrade
    Trained Administrator
  • 9. Buy More!
    Getting smart to address the problem
    Simple to manage
    Easy to Scale
    Economics of Scale
  • 10. What is OpenStorage?
    Freedom of choice at every level of storage stack
    Innovation and better storage economics
  • 11. OpenStorage represents a growing part of the existing Storage ecosystem. Open storage will account for $10.6B of the $90B Storage market.
    Source: Oracle Research Paper, March 2010, Get More Storage Efficiency with Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems
  • 12. Proprietary Disk System
    Open Storage Server System
    Storage Software
    NexentaStor
    10X Storage cost
    Open Source
    Must buy vendor units
    Proprietary Head Unit
    Commodity Hardware
    Lower cost
    Lower cost
    Better selection
    Must buy vendor controller
    Controller Hardware
    Industry Controllers
    Disks
    Disks
    Must buy vendor disk at 5x markup
    Market price disks
  • 13. Agenda
    • Introduction to Open Storage
    • 14. Real life experiences - Stanford University
    • 15. Overview - Nexenta Systems
    • 16. Q&A
  • Open Storage at Stanford University
    Joe Little
    Electrical Engineering
  • 17. How we got here
    Commercial and non-commercial file servers
    Tape Backup
    Data Growth
    Why buy today when its cheaper tomorrow
  • 18. User Expectations
  • 19. Too Many Choices
  • 20. Disaster Recovery
    Tape is dead
    2nd Tier Storage
    Commodity growth curve
    Snapshots
  • 21. The New Backup
    (Amanda and Crashplan)
  • 22. VMs storage reqs
    Reliability
    Performance
    Snapshot integration
  • 23. 1st Tier Storage
    Prime Time
  • 24. 1st Tier Setup
    Get your feet wet with 2nd tier storage
    HA possible, but at some cost
    Go through your failure scenarios
    Expectations may warrant vendor/VAR/SI
  • 25. Storage Growth == Commodity Storage Growth
    Growth At Stanford
  • 26. Get to the Meat
  • 27. Best Practices
    Stanford ActiveDirectory is typically non-standard: Use the “gateway” approach
    NFSv4/Kerberos a work in progress
    RAID10 is best
    RAID5/6/Z1/Z2+ for 2nd Tier only
    More drives > larger drives
    Sweet spot == 1TB?
  • 28. Evil Practices
    Hardware RAID
  • 29. First move is to 3rd Parties
    Third stage is building in-house clouds
    Second stage is external services leveraging other services (DropBox)
    Cloud Directions
  • 30.
  • 31. Agenda
    • Introduction to Open Storage
    • 32. Real life experiences - Stanford University
    • 33. Overview - Nexenta Systems
    • 34. Q&A
  • Company Overview
    • Founded in 2004; GA product in 2008
    • 35. Privately held; HQ in Mountain View with operations in India, Russia, UK, Holland and Germany
    • 36. ZFS optimized filesystem based on Open Storage
    “Enterprise class storage for everyone”
  • 37. 30,000+ User and 2,000+ Paid customers
    Customers
    Resellers
    Partners
    29
    29
  • 38. What is NexentaStor
    • Hardware independent
    • 39. NAS/SAN/iSCSI/FC
    • 40. CDP via ZFS snapshots
    • 41. CDP via block sync
    • 42. Advanced graphics
    • 43. Event based API
    Optional modules
    + VM management + WORM + Windows ‘Deloreon’ + HA Cluster
    Enterprise Edition
    + search + synch replication
    + ease of use + remote management
    NexentaOS:
    • Loves multiple cores
    • 44. Boot level ZFS
    • 45. >1 million downloads
    Debian / Ubuntu
    #1 community + packaging
    Solaris kernel
    multi-core + clustering
    ZFS: File system
    • universal: SAN/NAS/iSCSI/FC
    • 46. performance: variable block size + prefetch
    • 47. Software RAID that identifies and corrects data corruption
    ZFS
    checksums
    not volumes
    128 bit
  • 48. Breaking through economic and performance barriers
    Servers can handle ~1M IOPS
    Support Flash Storage devices
    Best Price / Performance sweet spot
    Less power consumption
    Simple to maintain and manage
    Less Expensive than DRAMs
  • 49. Support for Hybrid storage pools
    Application
    NexentaStor
    Write Cache
    Read Cache
    High Capacity Storage
    SSDs
    HDDs
  • 50. Easy to Scale
    NexentaStor
    Increased computational power by adding processors with more CPUs and cache
    Commodity Hardware
    Industry Controllers
    Increase performance using additional SSDs to cache storage reads and writes
    Disks
    Expand total capacity by adding disk drive expansion units
  • 51. Multiple protocols for Linux and Windows platforms
    • CIFS
    • 52. NFS
    • 53. SCSI
    • 54. iSCSI
    • 55. FC
    • 56. Infiniband
  • Enterprise grade product that is rich in features
    • Storage efficiency
    • 57. Built in compression
    • 58. De-duplication
    • 59. Data protection
    • 60. Self-Healing storage system
  • How to get started with Nexenta
    Free Community edition
    Free 45 day Trial edition
    Visit www.nexenta.com
  • 61. Agenda
    • Introduction to Open Storage
    • 62. Real life experiences - Stanford University
    • 63. Overview - Nexenta Systems
    • 64. Q&A
  • Breaking through economic and performance barriers
    Fastest Drives = 300 – 500 IOPS only
    Large pools of 15K RPM drives + large buffer of DRAMs
    More power consumption
    Complex to maintain and manage
    Expensive to add DRAMs