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"The Open Source effect in the Storage world" by George Mitropoulos @ eLiberatica 2009


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This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2009. …

This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2009.

One of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica brings community leaders from around the world to discuss about the hottest topics in FLOSS movement, demonstrating the advantages of adopting, using and developing Open Source and Free Software solutions.

The eLiberatica organizational committee together with our speakers and guests, have graciously allowed media representatives and all attendees to photograph, videotape and otherwise record their sessions, on the condition that the photos, videos and recordings are licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 License.

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  • 1. > Open Source Impact in Storage Amber Road: The Storage Revolution started George Mitropoulos Global Systems Engineering Leader Sun Microsystems 1
  • 2. Agenda • Sun today • Open Storage / Unified Storage • Sun 7000 (aka Amber Road) • Open Solaris = Unique advantages • What's in it for you • Quiz 2
  • 3. SPARC 64 ECO Servers & Desktop Software Open Network Computing Open Services Storage Innovate Choice 3
  • 4. Sun Storage Portfolio
  • 5. Sun 7000 Series: Open Unified Storage 5
  • 6. What is Open Storage? standard HW + Open SW + Passionate Community Open Storage Architecture 3rd Party NetApps, EMC Application (ISV) Proprietary Software Community Functionality Proprietary OS Open OS Proprietary Hardware (controller, disks) Generic Hardware Investment = $$ 6
  • 7. What is Unified Storage? A solution that brings storage functionsOpen Storage Architecture together • Integrated HW & SW Solutions or Appliances • Supports block and file level storage • Common mgnt console for all storage functions • Advanced SW features 7
  • 8. Sun Open Unified Storage 7000 Sun's implementation of Open Storage • generic x86 Server head • Low cost SATA HDDs • Hi-perf SSDs • Open Solaris • FISHworks 8
  • 9. Focusing on biggest challenges Sun's implementation of Open Storage • Data growth requires...increased capacity • Faster Systems require...enhanced performance • Economy requires...reduced cost • Organisations require...eliminate complexity 9
  • 10. Focusing on biggest challenges Sun's implementation of Open Storage Focusing on... • Outstanding performance • Substantially reduced cost • Eliminate complexity 10
  • 11. Focusing on biggest challenges Sun's implementation of Open Storage Focusing on... • Outstanding performance • Substantially reduced cost • Eliminate complexity Analysts & Customers agree!! 11
  • 12. Sun Storage 7000 Storage Systems Bringing Simplicity to Enterprise Storage Performance Sun Storage 7410 Sun Storage 7410 Cluster Sun Storage 7210 16GB, 64GB and 128 GB 32GB, 128GB and 256 GB options options Up to 576 TB 32GB and 64GB options Sun Storage 7110 Up to 44 TB Up to 576 TB Includes cluster software 8GB RAM Hybrid Storage Pool I/O Hybrid Storage Pool I/O Hybrid Storage Pool I/O Acceleration 14x146GB SAS 10K Acceleration Acceleration RPM Drives Read/Write Flash/SSD options Read/Write Flash/SSD options for Write Flash/SSD options for higher performance Up to 2 TB for higher performance higher performance (2x 7410) 2RU package Provides support for unified file and block data protocols, including a rich set of data services Capacity 12
  • 13. Innovation to work with OpenSolaris • Hybrid Storage Pool Architecture to use mixed storage resources • Analytics Innovative Management Platform 13
  • 14. Architecture for efficient Data Management Hybrid Storage Pool 14
  • 15. The memory latency levels L1 Cache L2 Cache Pico Sec. L3 Cache Nano Sec, RAM Micro Sec. FLASH Milli Sec. Disk 15
  • 16. Hybrid Storage Pool explained Architecture for efficient Data Management • ZFS automatically : > Writes new data to a very fast SSD pool used as Write Cache > Determines data access patterns and stores frequently accessed data in the SSD Read Cache > Bundles IO into sequential lazy writes for more efficient use of low cost mechanical disks 16
  • 17. ZFS Hybrid Pool Example • 32GB FB DDR2 ECC DRAM • OpenSolaris with ZFS Configuration A: Configuration B: (1) 32G SSD ZIL Device (1) 80G SSD Cache Device (3) 1000GB 7200 RPM SATA Drives (14) 146GB 10,000 RPM SAS Drives 17
  • 18. ZFS Hybrid Pool Example 3.2x 2x 1.1x 1/5 Read IOPS Write IOPS Power Raw Capacity Hybrid Storage Pool Traditional Storage Pool 18
  • 19. Focus: Cost Effective Performance SSDs are 200X more cost effective for IOPS Enterprise 15KRPM 7000 Series Write 7000 Series Read Hard Disk Drive Optimized SSD Optimized SSD Write IOPS 180 10,000 N/A Read IOPS 320 N/A 20,000 Capacity 146GB 18GB 100GB Power Usage ~18W 2.4W (0.04W idle) 2.4W (0.04W idle) Latency 3,500µs 70µs 70µs MTBF 1.5 million hours 2 million hours 2 million hours $ per Write IOPS $9.97 $0.05 N/A $ per Read IOPS $5.60 N/A $0.025 19
  • 20. Advanced troubleshooting & diagnostics Analytics 20
  • 21. Integrated Management Platform Root Cause Issues discovered in Minutes Not Hours Fully + = Integrated Software & Hardware Analytics 21
  • 22. Focus: Reduce Complexity & Cost Root Cause Issues discovered in Minutes Not Hours • Quick to install and configure • Easy to analyze and optimize • Rapidly diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve issues • Most comprehensive self-healing 22
  • 23. FISHworks + Analytics Unprecedented real-time observability • Decisions based on factual data, not estimates • “What is CPU and Memory Utilization?” • “How much storage is being utilized?” • “How is disk performing? How many Ops/Sec?” • “What Services are active?” • “Which applications/users are causing issues?” 23
  • 24. Software Features 24
  • 25. Focus: Reduce cost with OpenSW Included with the System at No Additional Cost Data Protocols Data Services Management • NFS v3 and v4 • Remote Replication • DTrace Analytics • CIFS • Snapshots • Dashboard • ISCSI • Clones • Role-Based Access • HTTP • Flash Hybrid Storage Pool Control • WebDAV • RAID-Z (5) • NIS LDAP & AD Alerts • FTP • RAID-Z DP (6) • Phone Home • NDMP v4 • Mirroring • SNMP • Striping • Scripting • Active-active Clustering • Upgrade • Compression • Hardware View • Thin Provisioning • Advanced Networking • End-to-End Data Integrity • Multi-Path I/O • Antivirus via ICAP Protocol • Fault Management 25
  • 26. So what's in it for you? 26
  • 27. Outstanding performance economics How? ✔ 75% cost savings > Hybrid storage pools − Optimized SSD pools ✔ Better performance − Generalized storage pools > Analytics ✔ 4x less power − Reduced install/admin time − Window to system issues > Open Source SW ✔ Up to 33% less space − All functionality included − No capacity based license fees 27
  • 28. Sun Storage 7000 Storage Systems vs. the Competition Sun Storage NetApp EMC NS80 7410 FAS 3170 Data Services* Included Fee Based Fee Based Flash Optimized Yes Not Available Not Available DTrace Analytics Yes Not Available Not Available Power Consumption 2524W 6426W 6975W RAID Rebuild Minutes Hours Hours Space 12RU 45RU 43RU Grand Total $221,000 $894,000 $554,000 Comparison based on 46TB configurations at list price, end user pricing may vary 28
  • 29. Amber Road Key Differentiators • Open Platform ➢ Open protocols, open data formats ➢ Based on Sun’s core Open Storage platform • Industry-leading Innovation ➢ Hybrid storage pool with Logzilla and Readzilla Flash accelerators ➢ DTrace Analytics for Storage • Game-changing Economics ➢ Sun is not charging for the individual software features and protocols ➢ Hybrid storage pool delivers best $/G, $/IOP, $/MB/s, W/IOP, W/MB/s 29
  • 30. Learn More • Get Informed! Look at what the analysts say! • Visit and Download and experience the virtual versions of the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems and test drive for yourself • Take the Sun Savings Challenge at • Join the Open Storage Community at 30
  • 31. I have t-shirts 31
  • 32. Can't take t-shirts back home 32
  • 33. so... questions! 33
  • 34. Sun offers great... (1)Servers only (2)Storage only (3)Software only (4)All of the above plus Services! 34
  • 35. 7000 Series is implemented on... (1)Solaris (2)Open Solaris (3)Windows (4)Choice is yours 35
  • 36. FISH in FISHworks stands for... (1)Fully Integrated HW & SW (2)First Implementation Solaris Hardware (3)Just fish – we liked the idea! 36
  • 37. 7000 unique characteristics are... (more than one) (1)Hybrid Storage Pool (2)Analytics (3)All Software functionality included in the price 37
  • 38. Sun 7000 Unified system changes economics by.... (1)enhanced performance at a lower cost (2)lower power and space requirements (3)reduced management complexity (4)all of the above 38
  • 39. And last: Hybrid Storage Pool is... (1)An architecture that integrates SSDs as a cache-tier, with capacity-optimised HDD (2)A set of tools for understanding and observing what the storage system is doing 39
  • 40. Thank You. George Mitropoulos Global Systems Engineering Leader Sun Microsystems 40
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