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End User Case Study:



                The City of Safford
 Arizona Municipality Tackles Data Archiving while
       Redu...
Welcome
•! Cameras, laptops,
   devices welcome


•! Twitter
   –! ZenNerd – follow me
   –! #SNWUSA – tweet about the
   ...
City of Safford, Arizona
•! County Seat of
   Graham County
   Population of 10,000
•! City government
   housed in 10
   ...
City of Safford:
Technology Environment: Before
           •! Storage:
             !!DAS & iSCSI SAN environments
       ...
The Challenge
•! Constrained CAPEX
   and OPEX budgets
•! IT resource limitations
                                    RISK...
Breaking Down the Challenge
•! CAPEX and OPEX for
   storage not controlled               Fun Data Retention Facts
•! Prim...
Coming up with a Solution
•! Create a tiered storage environment
•! Chose an active-archive/ILM software solution
•! Put a...
Current Server Room
The Solution:
Tiered Storage and Active Archive Using
              GridBank™
                                          •!...
The New Technology Environment:
                      Network Storage Architecture

    Production                        ...
The Solution:
                              GridBank




•! Active-archive/ILM software:
  –!   Policy-based automated dat...
GridBank’s Impact




•! Optimized primary storage
   –! Reduced footprint by over 50 %
   –! Migrated 3 TB to low cost se...
GridBank’s Impact
•! Reduced IT labor on storage management through policy-
   based automation
   –! Added policies for s...
How IT’s Role has Changed
•! Reduced City’s storage CAPEX and OPEX
•! Focus shifting from reactive to proactive
•! Substan...
Plans for the Future




•! SharePoint project with active archiving of data to GridBank
•! Windows 2008, server virtualiz...
Plans for the Future

•! Add Linux to primary
   storage and server
   infrastructure
•! Archive/tier Linux data
   to Gri...
Thank you

     Derek Kruger
dkruger@ci.safford.az.us
    Twitter: ZenNerd
      #SNWUSA
     #SNWKruger
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  1. 1. End User Case Study: The City of Safford Arizona Municipality Tackles Data Archiving while Reducing Costs and Storage Footprint Monday, October 12th, 3:45-4:30 pm Archiving Track Derek Kruger, IT & Communications Supervisor, MCSE, MBA City of Safford, Arizona
  2. 2. Welcome •! Cameras, laptops, devices welcome •! Twitter –! ZenNerd – follow me –! #SNWUSA – tweet about the conference –! #SNWKruger - tweet about this session •! Ask questions any time
  3. 3. City of Safford, Arizona •! County Seat of Graham County Population of 10,000 •! City government housed in 10 buildings •! Three-person team supports 250 users for: servers, software, storage, network, and telephony
  4. 4. City of Safford: Technology Environment: Before •! Storage: !!DAS & iSCSI SAN environments !!Dell/EqualLogic 5000 (Primary storage) !!Drobo Pro !!Micron 440s !!OPEN-E (backup) !!Windows Storage Server 2008 •! OS’s: !!Windows Server 2003 !!Windows Server 2008 •! Primary Servers: !! 4 Hyper-V Hosts running on Dell Poweredge 1950/2950
  5. 5. The Challenge •! Constrained CAPEX and OPEX budgets •! IT resource limitations RISK •! Continued growth in demand for data resources •! Backup Issues OPEX CAPEX •! Need for constant access to data •! Lengthy data retention requirements
  6. 6. Breaking Down the Challenge •! CAPEX and OPEX for storage not controlled Fun Data Retention Facts •! Primary storage not 80% of data does not change optimized after 90 days –! Too much data stored in --Storage Networking Industry primary storage Association (SNIA) •! Backup windows too long –! 24 hours for full server backup 82% of companies are not •! E-discovery issues addressing the Federal Rules of –! Very lengthy discovery Civil Procedure –! Expensive --Storage Magazine –! Manual process and IT resource intensive 14,000 regulations govern •! Tape handling, media too record retention just in the expensive United States •! Need for security --Computerworld •! Legal data retention requirements
  7. 7. Coming up with a Solution •! Create a tiered storage environment •! Chose an active-archive/ILM software solution •! Put automated policies in place –! Data retention, disposition, digital shredding –! Tiering –! Security, encryption, and end user access controls •! Optimize resources – hardware, software, IT personnel •! Insure transparent end user access of migrated data •! Secure self-service for end users •! Respond to FOIA requests in a timely manner •! Comply with AZ State Data Retention Laws
  8. 8. Current Server Room
  9. 9. The Solution: Tiered Storage and Active Archive Using GridBank™ •!Tiered storage solution PRIMARY TIER: !!Move as much data as 6TB Array (using existing possible from high cost hardware) primary storage to much lower Internal Server DAS Disk cost secondary storage tiers •! Create a tier of secondary storage with a GridBank SECONDARY, ARCHIVING TIER: virtual storage pool consisting 20TB Total Virtual Storage Pool – (using existing, multi-vendor hardware) of heterogeneous disk arrays GridBank software •! Add Amazon S3 Cloud storage service to secondary tier in Q4 ‘09 using SECONDARY, ARCHIVING TIER: GridBank’s cloud storage Amazon S3 Cloud Storage Service to be added – target support Tied to GridBank software •! Tape backup depreciated •! Disk-based backup with continuous data protection
  10. 10. The New Technology Environment: Network Storage Architecture Production Secondary Active Archival: Environment Tarmin Technologies’ GridBank 7 - Dell 1950/2950 Servers Grid-based server, software command Windows 2003, 2008 layer, and metadata management Linux (planned) CIFS, NFS IP LAN/WAN WebDAV Storage Virtual Pool: Amazon Micron Arrays S3 Cloud Drobo Pro Storage Planned 20 TB Q4 ‘09 iSCSI SAN DAS Internal Dell/EqualLogic Hard Disk Primary Storage
  11. 11. The Solution: GridBank •! Active-archive/ILM software: –! Policy-based automated data migration to low cost secondary storage –! Set policies on data retention, security, migration etc –! Perform rapid E-discovery –! Repurposed storage hardware from multiple vendors into single virtual storage pool
  12. 12. GridBank’s Impact •! Optimized primary storage –! Reduced footprint by over 50 % –! Migrated 3 TB to low cost secondary storage –! Policy-based migration set at 90 days when files not changed •! Dramatically tightened backup windows –! Full server backup reduced from 24 hours to ONLY 8 hours –! CDP to Open-E box –! Archiving to secondary/tertiary storage and offsite cloud storage (Amazon S3)
  13. 13. GridBank’s Impact •! Reduced IT labor on storage management through policy- based automation –! Added policies for security, encryption, compression, file- based SIS, data retention, data disposition, migration etc •! E-discovery in secs/mins vs. weeks/months –! Future end user roll-out will allow secure end user self-service
  14. 14. How IT’s Role has Changed •! Reduced City’s storage CAPEX and OPEX •! Focus shifting from reactive to proactive •! Substantially reduced time for E-discovery of unstructured data •! FOIA Requests no longer a burden •! GridBank solution simplified search process: single pane of glass vs. 2 or 3 before •! Audit capability •! Secure storage environment •! Improved backup windows and processes •! Automated policy-based design frees up staff for non-storage management IT functions
  15. 15. Plans for the Future •! SharePoint project with active archiving of data to GridBank •! Windows 2008, server virtualization, and Exchange 2010 deployments and archiving using GridBank •! Re-design of Active Directory •! Drive down storage and IT cost savings with archiving/ILM
  16. 16. Plans for the Future •! Add Linux to primary storage and server infrastructure •! Archive/tier Linux data to GridBank •! Add Amazon S3 Cloud Storage Service to GridBank configuration – Q4 ‘09
  17. 17. Thank you Derek Kruger dkruger@ci.safford.az.us Twitter: ZenNerd #SNWUSA #SNWKruger
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