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  • Today we’re going to talk about EMC’s new local and distributed storage federation platform, EMC VPLEX.
  • In IT today, there are strong needs for moving applications across arrays without downtime, ensuring applications retain continuous accessto their users and data, and that SLAs be kept for business continuity and strength of operations. They need this in order to accelerate tech refreshes, optimize performance and reduce CapEx and OpEx. Now, customers need technologies to help them achieve this between sites over distance, across heterogeneous storage, and with no interruption to hosts, applications or users.
  • To address these IT needs, EMC has introduced VPLEX. VPLEX is a new storage platform that inserts in the SAN, in between hosts and storage, and can extend data over distance, within, between and across data centers – an innovation that refer to as “AccessAnywhere”. There are multiple products in the VPLEX family, but they all have several key things in common, which we’ll discuss more in depth, including cache coherency across engines in a cluster and between clusters, N+1 scaling for performance, N-1 resiliency, and an architecture that can support globalization of applications, over time.GeoSynchrony is the Operating System that manages VPLEX.Easy to use GUI: includes Mobility Central and Storage View Maps
  • These are the top features available with VPLEX.
  • Increase protection and reduce unplanned application outages by creating a HA infrastructure with VPLEX.
  • The main use case for VPLEX is seamless Application mobility which allows users to balance and relocate workloads between arrays within and between data centers.
  • VPLEX is the only product that allows users to create an Active/Active configuration between two data centers. This increases resource utilization and reduces RTO to zero.
  • By allowing seamless data mobility VPLEX allows for migrations and tech refreshes to take place over 90% faster.
  • Provision all storage in one tool by using Unisphere for VPLEX
  • It is always a good idea to begin any undertaking with an end goal in mind. And developing a cloud strategy for Healthcare IT (HIT) is no exception. Cloud computing represents a paradigm shift which enables IT to focus less on the physical assets it is managing and more on the services it is providing—services to patients, physicians, ambulatory care providers, public health organizations, and payers. Providing services across the continuum of care will require the ability to scale application workloads, share information, and ensure that patient information is protected, secured, and always available when needed. It also will mean changing the business cost model, streamlining administrative and clinical workflows, automating processes, and consolidating IT assets. In fact, thanks to the promise of cloud computing, today’s Healthcare IT departments can consider new business models as investments are made toward a fully optimized electronic health record. These models will leverage the IT infrastructure to bring more benefit and revenues to the organization.
  • About the Customer:Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. IU Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians and allied services dedicated to providing preeminent care throughout Indiana and beyond.With over 21,000 employees and 2,889 beds IU Health’s IT department has a sizable environment to support.Opportunity:Existing customer, multiple Clariions/VNX’s within their environment.Customer was struggling with supporting frequent migrations and wanted to find a better way to execute them.Migrations and gotcha’s with migrations. Use Case/VPLEX Difference:Customer was impressed with VPLEX’s ability to virtualize the storage and eventually move workloads between datacenters and felt that its technology far surpassed that of competitive offers.Customer will be using VPLEX Metro in a 2 Phase approach:Phase 1: to get all production storage behind VPLEXPhase 2: to move workloads between datacenters located roughly 50 miles apart to prevent outages during maintenance windows & disaster avoidance
  • Thank you.

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  • 1. EMC VPLEX FAMILY FOR HEALTHCARE Accelerating information-enabled healthcare decisions Mattias Söderberg Sr. Technology Consultant mattias.soderberg@emc.com© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Today’s Healthcare DC IT Challenges • Maintaining 100% uptime • Moving data and applications across arrays • Accelerating data center consolidation and tech refreshes • Optimizing performance • Reducing CapEx and OpEx Over distance In a heterogeneous environment Without delays© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 3. EMC VPLEX Overview—What is It? What is it? • A hardware and software virtualization platform • Located in the SAN to present hosts with a federated view of EMC and non-EMC storage • Enables transparent data movement • Extends storage beyond the boundaries of the data center What is unique? • AccessAnywhere • High availability, scale-out cluster • Fully redundant hardware • Unique enabling technology for data over distance GeoSynchrony operating environment • Easy to use GUI • Non-disruptive upgrade procedures and expansion of engine count in VPLEX cluster© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Why VPLEX for Healthcare 1. High availability (HA) infrastructure 2. Seamless application mobility 3. Data over distance 4. Ongoing migrations and tech refresh 5. Simplified provisioning Within and between data centers© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 5. 1. HA Infrastructure User needs • Zero downtime during planned or unplanned events VPLEX solution • Maintains availability and non-stop data SYNCHRONOUS ACCESS ANYWHERE access by mirroring data across locations Increase protection to reduce • Support for major cluster applications unplanned application outages Advantages • Reduces or eliminates RTO • Maintains host access through component or array failures without impact • Can be implemented within a data center or between data centers sync distances apart© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 6. Avgörande viktig information ALLTID tillgänglig Synkron/Asynkron ACCESS ANYWHERE Gammal Gammal Ny Gammal Gammal Ny Array Array Array Array Array Array© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 7. 1. HA InfrastructureReduces RTO to 0 VPLEX LOCAL VPLEX METRO Meet critical SLAS through Meet critical SLAS through resiliency resiliency within and between sites SYNCHRONOUS ACCESS ANYWHERE Sustain component or array Maintain availability and data failures without host impact access by mirroring data across locations Increase availability Increase protection during failures to reduce unplanned application outages© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 8. 2. Seamless Application Mobility Cluster A Cluster B User needs • Balance and relocate workloads • Simplify and accelerate data movement VPLEX solution • Non-disruptively moves virtual SYNCHRONOUS machines, applications, and data across arrays locally or remotely ACCESS ANYWHERE • Accesses data simultaneously on multiple machines Transparently share and balance • Works with VMware vMotion, Microsoft’s applications within or between data HyperV Live Migration, and Oracle’s OVM centers environments Advantages • Moves data up to 17x faster • No application downtime© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 9. 3. Data over Distance User needs • Increase resource utilization VPLEX solution • Actively use two data centers • Move and relocate VMs, applications, and SYNCHRONOUS data over distance ACCESS ANYWHERE • AccessAnywhere: Cache coherency maintains consistent view of volumes so that application can move transparently Enable concurrent read and write access to data by multiple hosts Advantages across two locations • Enables utilization of passive sites • 100% uptime • Use fewer IT resources and reduce complexity© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 10. 4. Ongoing Migrations and TechRefreshes User needs • Faster migrations • Easier tech refreshes VPLEX solution MOBILITY • Virtualizes storage arrays and transparently moves data between arrays Simplify reoccurring data Advantages movement • Decreases time to complete data center relocations, consolidations, migrations by over 90% • Facilitates technology upgrades and refreshes© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 11. 5. Simplified Provisioning User needs • Save time on storage provisioning • Manage heterogeneous storage with one tool VPLEX solution • Provides single interface for all storage arrays • Provides standardized LUN presentation and provisioning Advantages • Aggregates capacity and improves utilization • Decreases time and complexity of EMC and non-EMC storage provisioning heterogeneous storage© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 12. Reference ArchitectureBefore VPLEX Site A Site B Active-Passive Site SYNCHRONOUS REPLICATION© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 13. Reference ArchitectureWith VPLEX Site A Site B Active-Active Site VPLEX Metro DISTRIBUTED VIRTUAL VOLUME FIBRE CHANNEL VPLEX enables active use of resources at two sites© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 14. VPLEX Cluster Configuration Options SINGLE ENGINE DUAL ENGINE QUAD ENGINE Two directors Four directors Eight directors 16 Fibre Channel ports 32 Fibre Channel ports 64 Fibre Channel ports 64 GB cache 128 GB cache 256 GB cache Engine power supply Engine power supply 8-port Fibre Channel switch 8-port Fibre Channel switch Switch power supply Switch power supply 8-port Fibre Channel switch 8-port Fibre Channel switch Switch power supply Switch power supply Management server Management server Management server Engine power supply Engine power supply Engine power supply Engine power supply Engine power supply START SMALL, AND SCALE UP AND OUT TRANSPARENTLY© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 15. Virtualize Health IT NowEMC journey to the private cloud for healthcare IT PRODUCTION BUSINESS PRODUCTION IT-AS-A-SERVICE Percent Virtualized 95% 85% 50% U.S. 30% Platinum Gold 15% HIT Vendors Lower costs Improve quality of service Improve agility Consolidation and Virtualize clinical and other Accelerating savings virtualization production applicationsE N A B L E H E A LT H I T E F F I C I E N C I E S© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 16. Follow a Roadmap for the Private Cloudfor Healthcare Phase 3 Phase 2 The Private Cloud for OPERATIONAL VALUE Healthcare Virtualized Data Phase 1 IT-as-a-Service Center Physical • Transition to a service- Today/Yesterday Business and Clinical centric model Consolidation Applications Siloed IT • Pool resources based on IT Production • Virtualize everything usage patterns Environments • Consolidate and virtualize • Automate and standardize • Employ cost models based • Discover the components/ storage, networks, servers workflow process on consumption of services assets in your IT • Maximize data center • Enable continuity of • Validate compliance with infrastructure footprint operations (COOP) application policies and • Identify opportunities for • Standardize policies and • Detect security anomalies regulations governing PHI consolidation operational practices and potential threats and PII (infrastructure, applications , budgets, people, etc.) • Protect and secure PHI/PII • Deduplicate and optimize • Establish a roadmap • Correlate data and events backups Content Everywhere Capture, Store, and Manage Process and Enable Healthcare Retrieve Risk Stakeholders Establish content repository Rationalize content and Promote collaborative care integrate processes and health information exchange PROCESS ENABLERS Physical Enterprise Virtual Extended Closets and computer rooms Reduced number of data Shared assets and On-demand, shared, and centers automated management secure IT services with hospital, physicians, patients, and payers INFRASTRUCTURE ENABLERSE N A B L E H E A LT H I T E F F I C I E N C I E S© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 17. Indiana University HealthHealthcare Challenge – Customer was struggling with supporting frequent migrations and wanted to find a better way to execute them without downtime Solution – Phase 1: Migrate all production storage behind VPLEX to achieve transparent and online data migrations – Phase 2: Move workloads between datacenters to prevent outages during maintenance windows and to provide disaster avoidance VPLEX Difference – Ability to virtualize storage and seamlessly move workloads between data centers – Superior enterprise technology that is always active/active online© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 18. VPLEX―Meeting Customer Needs • High-availability environment • Mobility within and across data centers • Multi-array storage virtualization • Ongoing migrations and tech refreshes • Simplified provisioning for heterogeneous storage • Fully redundant hardware Taking the first steps to the private cloud© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 19. THANK YOU© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.