The unstructured data deluge - Mike Davis, Director of NAS Marketing


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The unstructured data deluge - Mike Davis, Director of NAS Marketing

  1. 1. The unstructureddata delugeMike DavisDirector of NAS Marketing Confidential
  2. 2. The unstructureddata delugeJacob CherianArchitect, Data Management Confidential
  3. 3. Relentless growth of unstructuredand file data Data silos Complexity CapEx & OpEx Scalability Confidential Storage Marketing
  4. 4. How do you manage file data today?…and its limitationsEach approach has its advantages File servers Traditional NAS Clustered file systems • Simple and •• Simple to manage Rigid boundaries •• Highly scalable Complexity affordable •• Enterprise-class Scale-up only •• Great for HPC, oil Proprietary • Single protocol •• Multiple upgrades Forklift •& Missing features • Add per project • connectivity Costly sw licensing gas, simulation, E protocols DA, etc. Confidential
  5. 5. How do you manage file data today?…and its limitations File servers Traditional NAS Clustered file systems• Poor scalability • Rigid boundaries • Complexity• Silos of data • Scale-up only • Proprietary• Sprawl • Forklift upgrades • Missing features• Costly software • Costly software licensing licensing• Disruptive upgrades• Complex management Confidential
  6. 6. One approach: Unify file and block in a single pool File File Block Block File File Block Block Although this approach overcomes some shortcomings, limitations persist6 Confidential
  7. 7. Start design them into the FluidFS platform…and with the best features of file servers,traditional NAS, and clustered files… File servers Simple High licensing costs Manual upgrades Management complexity FluidFS FluidFS appliance appliance Proprietary Disk arrays Disk arrays Traditional NAS Disk arrays Clustered file systems Simple Disk arrays Scalable Standards based Complex Dell FluidFS Enterprise-class Proprietary Monolithic HPC focused Confidential
  8. 8. Dell Fluid File System Scale-out unified storage designed for future growth Client• Scales capacity and Desktops performance non- disruptively Corporate LAN CIFS/NFS• Single namespace protocol Application• High availability Scale-out servers … NAS front end• 100% Dell IP with a dedicated roadmap Storage area network• NAS solutions for Block protocol Compellent, EqualLogic, PowerVault Single pool of storage Confidential
  9. 9. Efficiencies of unified storage Single storage platform • Less Complex • Lowers TCO SAN efficiencies extended to NAS • Automated tiering Disks not purchased • Single virtualized pool of capacity Unused • Thin Provisioning Data Data • Peer scaleUnified management All-inclusive licensing • For file and block • Lower TCO Confidential
  10. 10. Built-in resiliency and dataprotection • HA architecture • Mirrored write cache • Enhanced metadata protection • Snapshots and replication • ICAP anti-virus • NDMP backup Confidential
  11. 11. Fluid File System Appliance: built for high availability• Purpose-built Dell 2U NAS appliance Designed for Fluid File System• Redundant, hot-swappable components• Two active-active, controllers 40GB PCIe mid-plane for cache mirroring Ethernet tunneling for inter-controller comms.• Integrated backup battery• Client network – 1 or 10GbE• SAN – 1 or 10GbE iSCSI or 8Gb FC High availability No idle resources Non-disruptive scalability Confidential
  12. 12. How can you use FluidFS inyour environment? File server VirtualApplications which take advantage of consolidatio desktop nadvanced file system and unifiedstorage• General file share consolidation• Industry-specific workloads Dell Unstructured data• File-intense apps FluidFS archival• Apps where efficiencies are maximized when block and file storage are used SharePoint storage optimization Confidential
  13. 13. File server consolidation for file shares and home directoriesScalable • Non-disruptive File servers File data (CIFS and • Capacity NFS) • PerformanceEfficient NAS appliances • Management • Backup File StorageServices Block Storage • IT consulting Dell Unified • Storage tiering Storage • File archiving • Challenge: Legacy NAS • Solution: Single storage pool Confidential
  14. 14. SharePoint storage optimizationPerformance SharePoint Applications • Offload SQL Server Microsoft Windows Server • Concurrency with SharePointEfficient Storage • Block for SQL Block for Metadata Maximizer (iSCSI or FC) CIFS for BLOBS • CIFS for BLOBs NAS pool for fileServices shares • IT consulting • SharePoint Block storage File storage infrastructure optimization Dell Unified storage • ProSupport for data • Challenge: SharePoint stores BLOBs in SQL center • Solution: Dell FluidFS & Quest Storage Maximizer Confidential
  15. 15. Medical data archivalPerformance • Accelerate writes Clients with MRI, X-Ray PACS systems • Radiology files Software • Patient records Medical records are MedicalCapacity records written to the FluidFS appliance over 10GbE being • Scale as needed read NAS pool for file shares byFuture doctors File storage • Old files to Dell cloudServices Block storage Long term archiving to the Dell Cloud • Electronic Medical Dell Unified Storage Records • Challenge: slow record storage and retrieval • Unified Clinical Archiving • Solution: High speed writes of PACS records • Cloud DR Services Confidential
  16. 16. Virtual desktopRight protocol Thin • Block for boot clients vSphere • CIFS for user homes HostData protection Block for VM File for User Storage (iSCSI or Data • Granular backups FC) (CIFS or NFS)Single pool of storage Gold Master Images and NAS Pool for file share ClonesPerformance CIFS User Data (Virtual Volumes) • User experience Block storage File storageServices Dell Unified Storage • Blueprint assessment • Challenge: User data vs executables • Simplified service desk • Solution: Block and file in a single pool Confidential
  17. 17. Dickinson WrightGlobal law firm founded in 1878530 employees, 290 attorneys, 7locationsChallengeSuperior service for growingcustomer base enabled by 50million files & 200+TB usableResults• EqualLogic storage for virtualization + FS7500 enables instantaneous file access• Easy to migrate and expand file storage• Estimated seven-figure cost avoidance due to all-inclusive software licensing• 250-fold greater storage admin productivity• Eight-fold faster recovery time objective (one hour vs. days or weeks) Confidential
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  19. 19. Fluid Data Architecture: end-to-end storage data everywhere to drive business results Optimize Applicatio Primary Offsite Backup Object- Cloud n storage storage to disk & basedadvances) servers tape archive Fluid Cache Compellent, DR4000, DL2200, DX archive Public, private EqualLogic , PowerVault PowerVault or hybrid Efficiency | Flexibility | Reliability Confidential
  20. 20. Engage with experts at the ExpoLet’s getstarted Envision a solution with a Whiteboard Session • Have your Dell representative schedule a session at your location Gain hands on experience / demos in the Solution Center • Unified EqualLogic FS76x0 at Booth 6.20c • Visit the Dell Solution Center • Go to to try it yourself Visit to learn more Confidential
  21. 21. Please help Dell meet your needsby filling out the Session Evaluation Surveys On paper Content On the Dell World app style • Forms in room • Turn in on the way out guideline 1. Select My Schedule s Session Evaluation Survey 2. Select session to evaluate 3. Select Surveys 4. Select survey title Or 5. Simply complete the survey Confidential
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