Note to Presenter: Present to customers and prospects to provide them with a high-level overview of the EMC VNXe series. For additional technical content, “Customer Technical Presentation: EMC VNXe Series” on Powerlink. This is the VNXe Series customer presentation, which describes EMC’s entry-level platform. This presentation focuses on the new flash optimized hybrid VNXe3200.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. IT departments today need help getting their jobs done. They need products that weren’t designed for “enterprise” usage – they need radically simple management interfaces. Their budget is also under pressure, so they need to control costs while maintaining performance. They also need to keep their company or organization’s data safe from internal and external threats. IT departments today need better storage, and EMC is delivering that in the form of the VNXe3200.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. The new VNXe3200™ has the power of EMC’s flash optimized VNX2 unified storage systems - compressed into an efficient, easy-to-use package designed for resource-constrained IT departments in any size company. With MCx, we’ve rewritten our software to make use of threads and resources vs. simply using more sockets and cores at higher clock rates. It’s similar to the effect of hyper-threading on processors in general. These systems were re-architected to automate the use of a fast layer of SSD drives to boost performance and auto-tier based on hot spot recognition in the system using EMC’s FAST Suite.
The new VNXe3200™ has the power of EMC’s flash optimized hybrid VNX storage systems - compressed into an efficient, easy-to-use package designed for resource-constrained IT departments in any size company. We’ve added MCx, Fibre Channel support, and enhanced our base software to include more functionality like snapshots, security & compliance, and Monitoring and Reporting for no additional cost. These systems were re-architected to not only support flash drives but to optimize for flash drives by automating and auto-tiering data into and out of flash based on hot spot recognition in the system - using EMC’s FAST Suite.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. The VNXe series has always been known for simplicity. And now we’ve taken that a step further to improve the entire storage lifecycle from setup to management to support. The new improved VNXe3200 can let you Setup NAS or SAN in 15 minutes with an intuitive configuration wizard Deploy applications faster and manage them easier than ever with deep VMware and Microsoft integration Get help anywhere with integrated online support and chat features
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. The VNXe3200 also has leading edge efficiency features which lower the overall cost. Lower $/IOPS and $/GB with new FAST VP and FAST Cache – with set it and forget it tuning. Reduce capacity requirements by up to 50% with thin provisioning and file dedupe Deliver up to 125 VM’s and 500 desktops in a 4U footprint with MCx multi-core optimization – a great price/performance ratio. The FAST Suite combines auto tiering and SSD caching in a single package to benefit from both the immediate benefit of caching writes and the longer term benefit of tiering storage. File deduplication finds duplicate files that haven’t changed in 15 days, and compresses them down to a single instance - saving significant space on file shares and NFS datastores. This feature has been shown to reduce physical capacity needs by 50 percent or more. Thin provisioning is a storage provisioning technology which allows the storage system to provide up front storage to file servers and applications without consuming actual storage space. Thin provisioning can result in lower storage costs due to better disk utilization and can reduce some of the administrative overhead associated with monitoring individual volumes. And MCx delivers incredible processor efficiency alongside a boosted Sandy Bridge 2.2 Ghz Intel chip.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. Not only is the VNXe3200 simple and efficient, it is also protected - with powerful features inside and outside the array to safeguard your data. Internally, the system has expanded RAID options, dynamic/automatic hot sparing, drive mobility, and new Unified Snapshots which are simple and space-efficient for making quick copies of production data. It has a very simple interface for scheduling and deleting the snapshots, so you always have the right copy available and don’t accidentally create too many snapshots. The VNXe3200 is the first array to support the new VPLEX Virtual Edition (standard edition) which is targeted at iSCSI / ESX environments and allows users to stretch their VMware live migrations and vMotions – enabling VMHA and VMF across two sites. It’s a powerful capability which can extend the availability features of the VNXe3200 outside the box. We’ve qualified several types of protection technology – from hypervisor-based (VMware or Hyper-V and application-based replication (Exchange, SQL, Oracle) to Data Domain and the Data Protection Suite. This gives our customers the most choice about how they want to protect their data locally and remotely. Remote replication will be an optional add-on capability in the near future. Finally, we’ve worked with the Data Domain team to make available several bundles within the EMC Store and in the VSPEX program using the best entry level primary and protection storage products on the market!
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. The VNXe3200, the newest member of the VNX Family, is the most affordable flash optimized hybrid array in the market. It is so simple that anyone can setup unified storage – whether is DAS, NAS, or SAN – in 15 minutes, using our simple configuration wizards and hooks into VMware and Windows environments. The system offers Ethernet and new Fibre Channel connectivity for integration in existing environments or starting anew. And the system is flash optimized with support for FAST VP autotiering and FAST Cache SSD caching. Finally, the system introduces new Unified Snapshots which can protect data or copy it for internal data refresh and reporting purposes. The VNXe3200 was designed to be simple, efficient, and powerful!
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. The addition of FC brings a new level of connectivity performance to this system. 10GbE has also been added which delivers 10 GbE or 1 GbE speeds. In addition, iSCSI is faster and plugs into the system directly versus going through a file layer as was the case with VNXe3150.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. Anyone can setup NAS or SAN in minutes Don’t take our word for it, go ahead and try this out right now. The online VNXe3200 Simulator is available here. http://www.emc.com/collateral/demos/microsites/vnxe/vnxe-demo.exe You can also find it on the Unified Storage ECN community.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. Typical storage arrays are blissfully unaware of today’s demanding virtual server environments. EMC has taught or arrays to handle these situations better – whether provisioning VMs, making copies faster and avoiding host-based data transfers, getting better visibility into the virtualization stack, or having tools which provide self-service controls over data. The VNX family has the best virtualization integration with over 96 integration points into both VMware® and Hyper-V. With VNXe, you can easily deploy private clouds with deep VMware and Microsoft integration. For three years in a row, an independent research firm Wikibon named EMC VNX/VNXe the #1 storage for VMware integration.
This slide is the system health screen. It shows you photo realistic image of the back of the VNXe3200. There are realistic images for all major components. When a problem occurs it is color coded: Yellow = Warnings Orange = Errors Red = Faults The message noted in this situation is that a power supply has been removed. A couple of clicks and you get full guidance on what to do.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. EMC understands how to support our customers in any situation – built right into the product. We give more options than any other company including: How to Videos, Online Training, Community Forums and Live Chat, Dial-Home, Technical Advisories, Documentation, Search EMC Support, Downloads You can even order drives and upgrade your licenses right in the system Don’t forget our trusted Global Support Centers and network of authorized service partners across the world. It’s one of the main reasons people buy from EMC.
The most economical way to deploy Flash is in hybrid or multitier storage arrays combining low-cost, high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) and high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) to deliver low storage cost per I/O. Hybrid arrays balance performance and price because a little Flash goes a long way. The new VNXe adds to EMC’s lineup of Flash optimized hybrids. It’s the most affordable flash optimized hybrid storage system on the market today. Using a mix of SSD and HDD allows VNX and now VNXe customers a change to lower their overall $/IOPS and $/GB FAST VP autotiering moves cold workloads from high performance disk to lower cost disk without manual intervention – providing storage cost reductions and operational efficiencies over time. This works extremely well in mixed workload VMware and Hyper-V environments. FAST Cache uses SSDs to act as an extension of the system cache – up to 200GB can be used to boost application and database performance by up to 3X. And the system supports two kinds of SSDs – SLC (more durable for FAST Cache) and a new eMLC FAST VP SSD (only to be used in the pool)
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. By using a small amount of Flash, FAST provides Flash performance to busy workloads, with the economic savings of cheaper rotating drives storing the idle workloads (reduce drive count by up to 66% while increasing performance, according to IDC). FAST also eliminates the manual administrative process of balancing workloads due to seasonal demand. Let’s look a little more about how FAST VP autotiering works: FAST VP slices storage into 256MB slices and begins measuring performance Hot data is relocated to SSD slices while cold data is relocated to low cost HDD slices Customers can reduce drive count by up to 66% while increasing performance (IDC)
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. On a VNXe3200 you can enable up to 200GB of SSD to be used as FAST Cache, which can provide up to 3X the performance of your Hyper-V, VMware, XenDesktop, Exchange, or SQL Server environments. FAST Cache is a system wide resource and provides efficient caching at a 64K level.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. Storage must be lean and highly efficient to satisfy the rigorous demands of today’s IT. Data is simply growing faster than IT budgets can keep up. Relentless efficiency is mandatory. Gone are the practices of wasteful thick LUNs and file systems. Over the last couple of years, EMC has seen IT move to a just-in-time provisioning model where storage capacity is allocated upon consumption. This practice is commonly referred to as thin LUNs or thin provisioning. In thin LUNs, capacity from the system’s storage pool is only used when new and additional data is written. If data is erased, the capacity is given back to the pool. Liberating IT from having to “guess” the right amount of storage needed for each user and application in advance has yielded much higher utilization rates. EMC typically sees a shift from 60 percent storage utilization to 90 percent or higher. This means you actually can store more data without having to buy more storage. With classic thick LUNs and direct attached storage, IT shops had no choice but to live with 40 to 60 percent wasted resources. This is now a thing of the past. Thin LUNs prevent it. But thin LUNs are not the only capacity-efficiency feature that the VNXe series offers to challenge rising storage costs. The VNXe series also offers File-Level Deduplication and LUN Compression. Combining both with thin provisioning doubles system efficiency. This means you get twice the usable capacity per IT dollar spent. Your budget effectively stretches twice as far. This is an important aspect of the efficiency strategy. With the VNXe series’ efficiency technologies, IT is ready to meet new and increasing demands. The VNXe series’ capacity efficiency technologies are designed to work together and may be combined to achieve the ideal, highly efficient mix of performance, capacity, power, and footprint.
New snapshots are introduced for VNXe. They are Simple No setup required is required and you can schedule them directly from Unisphere Smart You can set an auto-delete policy to delete snapshots beyond a certain day and set a snapshot threshold to not exceed a specified percentage of space on the volume. Efficient Uses Thin Provisioning and Copy on Redirect technology for faster completion and less overhead comparable to traditional snapshots. This new snapshot technology is great for making point-in-time copies of file and block data. Because it supports 256 writable snaps per LUN, 96 writable snaps per file system and snaps of snaps for file, it is ideal for test/dev, logical point-in-time disk backups and data repurposing scenarios. These snaps are writable logical copies and more efficient than full physical copies. Use cases include application and virtualization copies and VDI - VMware Fast Clone
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. A final note on efficiency is the new MCx architecture which allows the VNXe3200 system to effectively utilize the Sandy Bridge 2.2 GHz processor to it’s fullest extent. This capability, combined with a more powerful CPU and 48GB of RAM, allows this system to get 3X the performance of a VNXe3150. In our VSPEX reference architectures, we were able to get 125 VM’s, 500 Virtual Desktops, and 2000 Exchange users in only a 4U space. This density is impressive and shows the incredible price/performance of the VNXe3200. 7 VSPEX Reference Architectures are Private Cloud Microsoft (Hyper-V) VMware (ESX) Microsoft Applications Exchange SQL Server SharePoint Virtual Desktops Citrix XenDesktop VMware Horizon View Oracle support will come after the release of the product.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. In addition to prepackaged configurations, we have also tested VNXe3200 in our VSPEX program to provide more complete guidance for those customers who wish to deploy VNXe3200 for VMWare, Hyper-V, or one of the top applications of the product PRIVATE CLOUD Microsoft (Hyper-V) VMware (ESX) MICROSOFT APPLICATIONS Exchange SQL Server SharePoint VIRTUAL DESKTOPS Citrix XenDesktop VMware Horizon View
Get EMC class storage features at entry-level prices with VNXe3200 unified storage. Choose from 7 flexible Express Bundles ranging from Capacity to Consolidation to Performance requirements. All VNXe3200 configurations include EMC Base Management Software at no additional charge. You can go to the EMC Store to configure your system and get a price quote from an EMC partner today. IN BLUE, the VNXe3200 Capacity Express Bundles are designed for low IOPS, higher capacity workloads and are available in multiple configurations to best suit your needs. IN GREEN, the VNXe3200 Consolidation Express Bundles are designed for mixed, virtualized workloads and databases and are available in a traditional or hybrid configuration to meet your needs. IN RED, the VNXe3200 Performance Express Bundles are for demanding workloads such as large OLTP databases and VDI implementations – available in a hybrid or all-flash configuration.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. Experience the new VNXe and download our realistic VNXe3200 simulator. No registration is required to download and install this Windows-based executable file on a PC or on a Mac-based virtual machine. http://www.emc.com/collateral/demos/microsites/vnxe/vnxe-demo.exe
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. The EMC Store lets customers research pricing, build configurations, and request quotes from authorized EMC Business Partners. https://store.emc.com/vnxe
Note to Presenter: Use this slide if the audience asks about speeds and feeds Here are the speeds and feeds for the VNXe3200 New to the VNXe3200: Support for native Fibre channel and iSCSI connectivity Support for FAST Cache and FAST VP Note to presenter: An initial restriction is in place for up to 50 drives and 200TB RAW capacity. 150 drive support and 500 TB max capacity will be made generally available later in 2014
Note to Presenter: Use this slide if the audience asks about VNXe software details We’ve got more free software power built-in to your VNXe base license and plenty of optional software choices for those seeking advanced solutions. VNXe Base Software now includes more. OE, Protocols, Unisphere, Unisphere Central, M&R, Snapshots, Integrated Support File Deduplication & Compression, Thin Provisioning, Event Enabler (common Anti-Virus), File Level Retention For Deep VMware-level insight and analysis, Storage Analytics is available as a vCOPS option.vCenter Operations Manager, EMC Adapter for VNXe The FAST Suite must be license for SSD tiering (FAST VP) and enabling SSD as a cache (FAST Cache) We also recommend PowerPathIntelligent load balancing and multi-pathing software for networked storage environments Free EMC Storage Integrator for Windows (ESI)Provision storage for Microsoft applications 10 times faster.
Note to Presenter: Use this slide if the audience asks about support details EMC Support Options are your access to the industry’s leading customer support experience. Backed by the trusted expertise of our global network of technical support professionals, we use proven processes and innovative service tools to help you achieve business objectives. EMC Support Options offer you three clear choices—Basic, Enhanced, and Premium—to meet a range of application and business requirements. Select the right EMC Support Option for your applications and information infrastructure, to complement the needs and skills of your organization. EMC Basic Support Option—Business hours support essentials, including technical support, delivery of replacement parts, rights to new software releases, and 24x7 access to online support resources. EMC Enhanced Support Option—24x7 support for production environments, including around-the-clock technical support, next business day onsite response, proactive remote monitoring and resolution, and installation of non customer replaceable units. EMC Premium Support Option—Mission critical support for fastest resolution, including 24x7 technical support and monitoring, priority onsite response for critical issues, installation of operating environment updates, and installation of all replacement parts.
Note to Presenter: Use this slide if the audience asks about EMC’s integration between ViPR and VNX family platforms. 3 key things to highlight: centrally manage storage resources – emc and 3rd party integrate with cloud stacks such as VMware, Microsoft, and OpenStack. 3) supports de facto industry standard object storage APIs including, Amazon S3, EMC Atmos, and OpenStack Swift so applications written to those APIs can run on VNX. These APIs also allow organizations to migrate applications previously written to public cloud storage back under data center control. When we look at the data center, there really are two layers of systems: The COMPUTE layer where you run your applications in virtual servers, and The STORAGE layer where data is protected and delivered back to the applications as needed TOGETHER these two layers form a large complex SYSTEM. And to federate management of this horizontally scaling and expanding system, we need ViPR. It is open and heterogeneous Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. It manages resources as one large pool. It extensible across all virtual server frameworks. It automates and it is intelligent! In fact, it instantiates meta data enabled data objects across all storage systems – including VNX! Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. With VNX and ViPR you can now lead your transformation to the Software Defined Data Center Note to Presenter: ViPR support for VNXe is targeted for Q3 2014
Note to Presenter: Use this slide if the audience asks for more details on VPLEX virtual edition Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. VPLEX/VE is a software based, simple, affordable, virtual storage availability platform that provides continuous availability and non-disruptive mobility targeted at mission and business critical applications in the midrange and enterprise organizations with VMware and Mid-tier iSCSI storage infrastructures. For more information, please see the VNXe3200 Technical Presentation.
Note to Presenter: Use this slide if the audience asks for more details on EMC Storage Analytics for VNXe The EMC Storage Analytics is a joint solution from EMC and VMware that delivers the storage-only features and functionality of VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vC Ops), such as configurable dashboards with drill down, notifications, and patented self-learning, together with deep VNX storage analytics for VNX Unified storage. It shows performance and capacity statistics as well as the end-to-end topology mapping from ESX servers to the disk drives. It will also show performance and utilization statistics for FAST Cache and Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools (FAST VP). The solution includes the storage-only (light) vCenter Operations Manager and the EMC Adapter. The EMC Adapter can also be installed on an existing instance of VMware vCenter Operations Manager Enterprise or Advanced edition. Based on VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite with patented analytics Built in storage intelligence including FAST VP and FAST Cache metrics Real-time performance and capacity metrics for file and block storage Customizable, intuitive dashboards with drill-down capabilities
Note to Presenter: Use this slide if the audience asks for more details on Syncplicity with VNXe Why Syncplicity with VNXe3200? Maintain control You are in charge, not an external provider Keep Your Data Safe and Secure Secure and Compliant More secure than public cloud setup hybrid cloud (public and private) Storage Becomes an Asset Different Price/Cost Model means you own the hardware, rent the SW Flexible Service Levels Automatically optimize storage utilization
You have silos of storage spread across multiple physical and virtual servers which demand time and attention for each island of storage. These challenges, coupled with the increasing complexity of your Windows®, VMware®, or server virtualization environments, can quickly tap your budget and affect productivity.
A VNXe can help simplify these deployments greatly.
Let’s review the features and benefits of EMC Connect and EMC’s Secure Remote Support (ESRS): Automation features include 24x7 remote monitoring to ensure EMC support personnel are aware of potential problems. The IP connection provides the necessary bandwidth and speed to ensure EMC can quickly remediate the issue. Authentication includes all of the rich security measures included with ESRS, such as Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption and RSA digital certificates to protect customer data. Authorization features empower our customers to allow or deny remote support sessions based on security requirements, and to assign privileges and apply policy filters to ensure only authorized personnel are making decisions concerning remote support activities. Audit capabilities enable detailed and easy review of remote support activities to address federal, industry, and internal business requirements. Key Benefits of EMC Connect and ESRS support include: EMC Support Centers typically resolve problems 5x faster for connected customers Connected systems experience average 15% higher levels of availability EMC is 3x as likely to resolve issues at initial contact for connected products