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HP StorageWorks AiO400 Network Storage Server Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Mat Young – Storage Technology Architect, Microsoft EMEA Justin Alderson – Storage Specialists Manager, Microsoft EMEA Windows Storage Server 2003
  • 2. Agenda
    • Microsoft and Storage
    • What is Windows Storage Server 2003
    • Features of a Windows Storage Server NAS device
    • How NAS differs from a traditional Windows file server
    • Scenarios for Storage Server 2003 NAS solutions
    • Useful Resources
  • 3.
      • Bring high end storage features into the platform and make them available to everyone.
      • Deliver best of breed storage solutions by utilizing a great partner eco-system.
      • Differentiate by delivering end-to-end scenarios .
    Microsoft Storage Deliver simple, affordable, and manageable storage solutions through investments in platform, solutions, and partners. Strategy Mission Products
  • 4. Do more with less… File Serving innovations in Windows Server and Storage Server
    • More productive End Users – Concentrate on business
      • Shadow Copies of Shared Folders
      • Client Side caching, redirected home drives
    • Require Fewer servers – Save capital expense
      • NTFS - Scalability mprovements (240TB max volume)
      • CIFS/SMB - Big performance increase over Windows 2000 / NT4
      • NFS Server - Big performance increase over previous versions
    • Spend less admin time per server – Save IT Admins time
      • VDS - Radically simplify disk management tasks
      • Active Directory - Implement Security and audit by policy
      • Security - EFS, IPSec
      • NFS - Improved user mappings and other features
  • 5. Windows Storage Server 2003 Combining the ease of use of an appliance with the richness and familiarity of Windows Server 2003 technology to provide solutions for storage needs for SMB, Enterprise, Datacenter and Branch
    • Storage Server 2003 is an OS for building NAS appliances
    • The recommend solution for dedicated file / print serving
    • Familiarity and ease of Windows
    • Simplicity of purchase and support of an appliance
    • File serving tools and protocols pre-installed
      • CIFS/SMB, NFS, Appletalk ™ etc
      • Quota, Reporting, File screening
    • Windows-based NAS devices now at 53% unit market share
    • Dedicated, preconfigured NAS devices available from major OEMs
    • From 300 GB to “unlimited” TB
    • Clustered (up to 8 node) and HA configurations available
    • Headless devices
    • Easy to deploy - Up and running in 15 minutes
    • Remotely manageable
    • Depth of ISV partners – for example Backup / Anti-Virus
    • Low acquisition cost
    ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ And many more…
  • 6.
    • Reliability:
      • Optimized for file serving
      • Dedicated file server
      • no Line Of Business applications
    • Availability of data
      • Snapshot / Volume Shadowing – with end user restore
      • Remote Data Copies – with 3 rd party tools
      • Clustering – depending on OEM
    • Scalability
      • Storage scalability
      • via logical name space - Distributed File System (DFS)
    Deployment and Management Reliability and Availability Enterprise Integration Windows Storage Server - Features Optimized file server based on Windows technology that is designed for high reliability, availability and ease of management
  • 7.
    • Rapid deployment
      • Pre-configured solution
      • Browser-based installation
      • Up and running in 15 mins (for standalone models)
    • Data Management
      • Disk quota management at volume, user, and directory levels
      • Content filtering and reporting for disk resource optimization
      • Different options depending on NAS vendor
    • Appliance Management
      • Web UI for management
      • Terminal Services
      • Command line, scripts etc
    Windows Storage Server - Features Optimized file server based on Windows technology that is designed for high reliability, availability and ease of management Deployment and Management Reliability and Availability Enterprise Integration
  • 8.
    • Interoperate in a heterogeneous environment
      • Windows (CIFS), Unix/Linux (NFS)
      • Novell (Netware), AppleTalk
      • FTP, HTTP (WebDAV)
    • Integrate into existing infrastructure with Active Directory
      • AD / Kerberos Authentication
      • Full Group Policy Object support
      • IP Security (IPSec), SMB Signing
      • Encrypted File System (EFS)
      • Unix mapping service
    • Leverage current management investments
      • Management Tools – MS SMS, MOM, Tivoli, HP OpenView, CA etc
      • Utilities - Anti-virus, backup etc.
    Windows Storage Server - Features Optimized file server based on Windows technology that is designed for high reliability, availability and ease of management Deployment and Management Reliability and Availability Enterprise Integration
  • 9. Windows Storage Server – Features Other options available on Storage Server based NAS devices
    • Offer the benefits of Networked Storage to a wider range of customers
    • Exchange Database support
      • Called the “Exchange Feature Pack”
      • Depending on OEM and configuration, up to 1500 mailboxes
    • iSCSI Target support
      • Allows a file server to also be a “block device” server
      • Flexibility in provisioning storage for other servers
      • Turns the Storage Server into a File and Block server
      • Check with OEM for exact offering
  • 10. Windows Storage Server and Windows Server The differences
    • A Storage Server NAS system is an integrated and optimized hardware / software solution, delivered direct by the Storage vendor (not Microsoft)
    • A Storage Server NAS system is supported by the Storage vendor (not Microsoft)
    • Windows Storage Server (WSS) does not require client licenses (CALs)
    • WSS is tuned for file serving
    • WSS is trivial to install / bring into production
    • WSS is a “headless” device, remotely managed
    • Additional tools – snapshots, user quota, all protocols – ready to go
      • CIFS, NFS, Netware, Appletalk, FTP, HTTP
      • Many vendors include also Storage reporting, directory quotas, file screening
    • WSS cannot host application services, e.g. Exchange, SQL …
      • But it can be host the storage for these applications for light load
  • 11. Storage Server NAS vs other NAS
    • Lower Cost
      • Typically have lower purchase price than proprietary NAS solutions
      • Administration familiarity and integration means lower ownership costs
    • Have more features – many free
      • Protocol support (CIFS, NFS, Novell, Appletalk) - included
      • Software snapshots – included
      • Encryption, compression
      • Quota and Reporting – included free from most OEMs
      • iSCSI target support – optional - low cost option
    • Integrate better
      • seamlessly into existing Windows environments (Active Directory, Domains)
      • Group Policy etc
      • Use existing tools at the customers choice – like Antivirus, Backup – no need for new / different agents
  • 12. Demonstration Storage Server Web Interface Shadow Copies of Shared Folders
  • 13. Typical Deployment Scenarios
    • File Server consolidation
      • NT4 upgrades, Windows 2000 upgrades, Novell upgrades
      • Replace many servers with a single Storage Server NAS device
    • Backup to Disk
      • Improve recovery time dramatically
      • With costs falling all the time, disk backup is now affordable
    • Branch Office
      • Single, remotely managed storage device server files and local server needs
      • Can use replication tools (3 rd party, MS System Center Data Protection Manager) to replicate to a central site for full disaster recovery solution
  • 14. Using Storage Server to consolidate
    • Bring the benefit of networked storage to smaller locations
    • Consolidate File/Print and Exchange files onto NAS
    • More efficient use, less “stranded capacity”
    • Centrally managed, easy to deploy, easy to backup
  • 15. Protection for Branch Offices
    • Software IP Replication data from branch to data center
    • No admin skills required in Branch
    • Centralised administration for backup / recovery
    • End users recover their own files
    • Branch Disaster recovery plan facilitated
      • DFS for file serving, 3rd party recovery tools
    Replication
  • 16. Summary
    • Storage Server defined
    • Storage Server features
    • Differences between Storage Server, Windows file servers, and other NAS platforms
    • Demo of Web UI and Shadow Copies
    • Scenarios
    • Resources