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This Session will review the latest in storage networking protocols for EMC storage platforms. Topics include new architecture for scaling SAN fabrics, new features for enhancing SAN metro ...

This Session will review the latest in storage networking protocols for EMC storage platforms. Topics include new architecture for scaling SAN fabrics, new features for enhancing SAN metro connectivity, and new capabilities for SAN Management. We will also review Ethernet Fabric deployments for FCOE, iSCSI and NAS.

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  • Storage Networking For the Virtual Enterprise AJ Casamento© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 1
  • Legal DisclaimerAll or some of the products detailed in this presentation may still be underdevelopment and certain specifications, including but not limited to, releasedates, prices, and product features, may change. The products may not functionas intended and a production version of the products may never be released.Even if a production version is released, it may be materially different from thepre-release version discussed in this presentation.Nothing in this presentation shall be deemed to create a warranty of any kind,either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to, anyimplied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third-party rights with respect to any products and servicesreferenced herein.Brocade, Brocade Assurance, the B-wing symbol, DCX, Fabric OS, MLX, SANHealth, VCS, and VDX are registered trademarks, and AnyIO, Brocade One,CloudPlex, Effortless Networking, ICX, NET Health, OpenScript, and The EffortlessNetwork are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the UnitedStates and/or in other countries. Other brands, products, or service namesmentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 2
  • AbstractStorage Networking For the Virtual Enterprise This Session will review the latest in storage networking protocols for EMC storage platforms. Topics include new architecture for scaling SAN fabrics, new features for enhancing SAN metro connectivity, and powerful new capabilities for enhancing SAN Management. We will also review Ethernet Fabric architectures for FCOE, iSCSI and NAS. At the end of this session you will be able to: – Understand how to deploy large SAN Fabrics using multiple directors without sacrificing server and storage ports. – Learn about the new SAN capabilities that will significantly improve Metro connectivity over DWDM or dark fiber. – Understand how Ethernet Fabrics provide performance, scale and ease of manageability compared to traditional Ethernet hierarchical topologies.© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 3
  • From the Data Center to Private Cloud Storage© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 4
  • Business Objectives Non-stop access to information – Fast, reliable Move at speed of business – Scale with growth and application needs – Deliver new services on demand – Rapidly adjust to changing conditions Reduce costs – CapEx and OpEx – Maximize investments – Gain efficiencies© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 5
  • Drivers in Data Center Change Demand for greater business agility-- 22 BILLION to deliver information to any device on INTERNET-CONNECTED DEVICES BY 2020 any network at any time Source: IMS Research, 2010 Need for on-demand availability of Virtualization Growth resources to support "pay as you grow" model The Tipping Point Increased server virtualization Newly deployed Escalation of bandwidth from Virtual Machines (VMs) 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to 10 GbE Newly deployed By 2018 physical hosts and higher due to unpredictable 86% of server workloads will be on VMs workload requirements and location 2008 2009 2010 Source: IDC© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 6
  • Evolution of the Data Center Hybrid Cloud Private Public Clouds Clouds Hybrid Cloud Private Cloud Virtualization Consolidation 2002 2008 2011 2014© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 7
  • Transition to Private Cloud Infrastructure Remote Data Centers Remote Data Centers Traditional Data Centers Cloud-Enabled Data CentersPrivate cloud attributes• Highly virtualized pools of compute, storage, and network resources• On-demand, fast provisioning of application resources• Lower capital and operational costs, higher asset utilization• Automated management and orchestration© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 8
  • Private Cloud Storage Requirements Maximize infrastructure consolidation and virtualization Simplify distance connectivity between data centers Adapt to rapid growth and change in storage infrastructure Automate management and integrate with orchestration frameworks Increase storage performance for Central and remoteover a centers connected data emerging workloads private cloud© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 9
  • DATA CENTER FABRICS Fibre Channel Ethernet Fabrics Fabrics© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 10
  •  15 years of industry leadership in performance, reliability, BROCADE scalability, and energy efficiency FIBRE  90% of Global 1000 data centers CHANNEL  324 patents issued worldwide and 328 patents pending FABRICS  Consistently first to market© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 11
  • Maximize infrastructure consolidation and virtualization© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 12
  • Networks that adapts to your businessReduce network complexity, management, and costs Simplifies scale-out network design to reduce network complexity, management, and costs Maximizes overall port density and space utilization for cost savings through massive consolidation of legacy SANs Features industry-leading performance to support traffic growth and increased requirements for virtualized environments© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 13
  • Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone Family Proven scalability, performance, and reliability Brocade DCX 8510-8 • Up to 384 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports or up to 512 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports • Large enterprise fabric core Brocade DCX 8510-4 • Up to 192 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports or up to 256 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports • Midsize enterprise fabric core • Large enterprise edge or application engineTwo backbone models © Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 14
  • Scale-Out Optical ICLsBackbone scalability, performance, and reliability Maximizes performance and scalability – Connect up to ten chassis (core-edge) – 32 × ICL ports per Brocade DCX 8510-8 chassis – Each ICL port delivers 64 Gbps bandwidth – Up to 2 Tbps ICL bandwidth (four times existing) – Up to 50 meter cables for flexible configuration 8510-8 Core 8510-4 Core Minimizes latency between chassis New core routing blades with optical ICL ports – Does not count as a hop for FICON environments Maximizes load balancing and availability – Frame-based trunking is automatically enabled between up to four ICLs Links – DPS distributes exchanges across all frame New ICL optics trunks QSFP (4×16 Gbps)© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 15
  • Scale-Out Fabrics: 9 Chassis Full-Meshwith ICLsSimple, high performance mesh topology Simpler, flatter, low-latency chassis topologies – Nine chassis active-active mesh Higher port density and bandwidth – Supports up to 3400+ 16 Gbps ports or 4600+ 8 Gbps ports with no Inter-Switch Links – Delivers nearly 74 Tbps of aggregate bandwidth in 9 domains Fewer chassis, fewer cables – Mesh with ICLs: 9 chassis, 144 cables – Core/Edge with ISLs: 12 chassis 1458 cables© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 16
  • Scale-Out Fabrics: 10 Chassis Core-Edgewith ICLsScalable, cost-effective core-edge topology ICLs enable simple, scalable core-edge topologies – Ten chassis core-edge – DCX 8510-8 core, DCX 8510-4 edge Higher port density and bandwidth – Supports up to 2300+ 16 Gbps ports or 3000+ 8 Gbps ports with no Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) – Delivers 49 Tbps of aggregate bandwidth in 10 domains Fewer chassis, fewer cables – Core-edge with ICLs: 10 chassis, 64 cables – Core/Edge with ISLs: 12 chassis 1458 cable© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 17
  • Simplify distance connectivity between data centers© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 18
  • Networks that keeps runningIntegrated metro and global SAN extension Leverages Fibre Channel and FICON technologies that are proven in 90 percent of Fortune 1000 data centers Enables flexible, high-speed replication solutions over metro or WAN links with native 10 Gbps Fibre Channel or 10 GbE FCIP extension support Features enhanced diagnostics and RAS functionality to help minimize disruptions and downtime© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 19
  • ISL: In-flight Compression & Encryption Move More Data and Encrypt on the fly Storage traffic gets compressed on ISL and gets uncompressed at the receiving switch Provides up to 2:1 compression Critical Data Critical Data Critical Data and uses Brocade LZO algorithm Uncompressed Compressed Up to 4 ports per DCX 8510 blade, Critical Data 2 ports per 6510 switch Encryption works the same way © Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 20
  • ISL: End-to-End Optics & Link ValidationEnsure fabric link level integrity Identify and isolate optics and cable problems faster Reduce fabric deployment and diagnostic times Non-intrusively verify transceiver 16 Gbps and cable health SAN Edge Provide granular latency and distance measurement for buffer credit assignment 16 Gbps SAN Core Test electrical and optical transceiver components – Monitor transceiver health – Conduct cable health check – Set alerts for digital diagnostics© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 21
  • FCIP: Fast Write to Mitigate LatencyGo Farther and Faster DVD Store OPM DVD Store OPM 25000 RTT (ms) Fast Write Off Fast Write On 5 10561 17530 10 6747 13496 20000 15000 10ms, Fast Write =on, OPM =13,496 5ms, Fast Write = off, OPM =10,561 10000 DVD Store OPM 5000 Fast Write Off DVD Store OPM Fast Write On 0 0 5 10 Enabling FCIP Fast Write, yields 30% more I/O and 2X the Distance (at 10ms RTT)© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 22
  • FCIP: Non-Disruptive Link RecoveryL3 Lossless Link Loss (LLL) using FCIP Trunking Supervisor Session Data Received 3 1 X X X Circuit 1 with TCP sessionFCIP FCIPBatches Batches 4 2 3 3? Circuit 2 with TCP sessionSupervisor Session• FCIP Trunk appears as a single logical ISL• Encapsulates the circuits’ TCP sessions within a FCIP Trunk• Provides granular load-balancing• Retransmits lost frames due to circuit loss• Ensures FC frames are delivered in order (IOD)• Supports FastWrite, FICON and Tape Pipelining© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 23
  • Automate management and integrate with orchestration frameworks© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 24
  • Networks that are simple and easy tomanageEnhanced diagnostics, monitoring, and management Simplifies and centralizes management through Brocade Network Advisor, reducing operational costs and complexity Delivers critical monitoring and integrated diagnostic capabilities for optimal SAN performance and reliability Supports partitioning for Multi- tenancy deployments© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 25
  • RAS: Bottleneck Detection Congestion ISL Identifies and alerts Bottleneck Monitor Congestion , E_Port administrators to bottlenecks that can degrade application performance – Detects bottlenecks caused by slow drain devices – Bottleneck detection ▪ E_, EX_, and F_Ports Congestion Latency Bottleneck Bottleneck Accelerates problem Monitor, E_Port Monitor, F_Port Slow-drain Device detection and diagnosis to Normal Traffic minimize performance degradation Congested Traffic© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 26
  • Multi-Tenancy Support: Virtual FabricsLogically partition a physical SAN  Partition Brocade DCX 8510 Partitioned Brocade into logical switches DCX 8510-8 using Virtual Fabrics Logical Logical Switch 1 Switch 3  Connect logical and 1 2 “unaware” switches to form Logical logical fabrics Switch 2 “Unaware” Brocade DCX 8  Isolate and manage by Gbps application, business group, customer, or traffic type (Fibre LS 1 Logical Fabric 1 Channel, FICON) 1 Logical Fabric 2 2 LS 2 Logical Fabric 3© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 27
  • Increase storage performance for emerging workloads© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 28
  • Emerging and Evolving WorkloadsI/O intensive applications Unmatched I/O performance – 500,000+ IOPS per HBA Thin Clients – 700 ns latency, 420 million fps per switching ASIC – Eliminates network bottleneck with SSD storage Supports (VDI) deployments for more than 2000 clients – Scalable, high-performance storage for ~1000 VDIs POD-1 ~1000 VDIs POD-X boot/login storm and peak loads – Maximum virtual desktop density per server Supports evolving tier one workloads Brocade SAN  Lowest latency for high-transaction storage Solid State  Maximum I/O and bandwidth for Drive (SSD) application performance Array© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 29
  • Server Virtualization Optimization16 Gbps fabric adapts to increased workloads Optimized performance for Hypervisor Management plug-in high-density VM deployments – 2X the bandwidth of 8 Gbps – Faster I/O performance Integrated VM management – Plug-in for VMware vCenter /Microsoft System Center – VM-to-storage port monitoring Improved flexibility for virtualization – End-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) for VM-level traffic prioritization© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 30
  • Connectrix ManagerConverged Network Edition Ease of use – Group management of directors and switches – Automation of manual and repetitive Tasks Configuration Management – Wizards-based zoning configuration, including LSAN zoning and zoning reports – Simple wizards to configure FC, FICON, FCIP, encryption, and HBAs/CNAs  Image and change management – SAN diagnostics, monitoring,  Monitor configuration changes and bottleneck detection  Image management, including – Simplified management of  snapshot virtual fabrics  Back up switch configuration© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 31
  • Cloud-Optimized SAN Platforms  Rely on a network that keeps running, no matter what 8-slot and 4-slot Brocade DCX 8510  Build a network that adapts to48-port 1U Brocade 6510 your business24-port 1U Brocade 6505  Manage your network simply and efficiently Single and dual-port Brocade 1860 Fabric Fibre Channel is the foundation for Adapters private and public cloud storage© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 32
  • DATA CENTER FABRICS Fibre Channel Ethernet Fabrics Fabrics© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 33
  •  Resilient architecture for today’s consolidated environmentsWHAT IS AN  Flexible topology to meet application and storageETHERNET requirements  Massive scalability while FABRIC? remaining elastic  Inherently flat architecture for virtualization and clouds© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 34
  • “Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.” –Albert Einstein© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 35
  • Brocade VCS Ethernet FabricScalable Flat layer 2Core Classic Aggregation Ethernet Hierarchical FabricEdge Ethernet Scalability Architecture ArchitectureAccess Servers with 1 or 10 Gbps Connections© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 36
  • Brocade VCS Ethernet FabricAuto-Healing and Improved Utilization  Automatically reroutes traffic during failure  Active—active resiliency and load balancing VCS  Arbitrary Fabric topologies  Multi-path, deterministic  Low latency  Lossless, convergence NAS iSCSI FCoE capable© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 37
  • Brocade VCS Ethernet FabricOperational Automation and Simplification • Self forming fabric • Managed as a single switch • Logically collapses network layers • Auto-discovery and propagation of device information • Automatic migration of port profiles© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 38
  • Services in Classic Architecture CHALLENGES L3 Core  Utilizes expensive L3 aggregation ports  Bandwidth constraints L3 Aggregation at aggregation layer  Manual management of service policies in VM move scenarios Layer 2  Rigid network design forces services to be deployed at specificServer Racks points in the network, Layer 2 limiting elasticity and resource pooling © Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 39
  • Brocade VCS Ethernet Fabric Dynamic Services Insertion BENEFITS L3 Core  Fewer service appliance are needed  Enables virtual appliances  Eliminates bandwidthLayer 2/ constraints Layer 3  Applications placed and moved anywhere in the fabric with instant access to necessary servicesServer Racks  No need for utilizing Layer 2 more expensive aggregation/core ports for services © Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 40
  • Manual VM Migration  Administration of today’s environments is time consuming; dampens adoption of cloud architectures  Elasticity is reduced; compute and storage assets restricted from forming pools of resources© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 41
  • Brocade VCS Ethernet FabricVM Aware Network Automation  No need for manual configuration of MAC vCenter Brocade addresses and port Network profiles; Less error- Advisor prone  Minimizes procedural delays between server and network IT teams  Eases configuration of multiple VCS fabrics  Protection against VM/MAC Spoofing via secure vCenter NAS iSCSI FCoE FC NAS iSCSI Communication© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 42
  •  Resilient architecture for today’s consolidated environments BROCADE  Flexible topology to meet application and storage VCS requirements  Massive scalability while FABRICS remaining elastic  Inherently flat architecture for virtualization and clouds© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 43
  • Transition to Private Cloud Architectures Private cloud architectures – Simplify infrastructure – Become more agile – Realize CapEx and OpEx savings Brocade fabric-based solutions lead the industry – Essential foundation for cloud- optimized networks – Simple, flat, and high-performance – Highly resilient and scalable networks Deliver the full benefits of virtualization in private clouds© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 44
  • Thank You© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 45