Why I/O Is Strategicfor VirtualizationPresented by: Emulex and ESG                               1
Webcast Housekeeping1.   All attendees will be on mute during the presentation2.   Please submit your questions via the te...
Why I/O Is StrategicShaun WalshSVP of Marketing andCorporate Development                        3
Why I/O is Strategic?          Building a Virtual Panel of Experts!                                                 4
Topics for the Virtual Panel    Server         Cloud       Big      NetworkVirtualization   Computing     Data   Convergen...
TM                                       Enterprise Strategy Group | Getting to the bigger truth.                  Why I/O...
Discussion Points     • Why you should care about I/O            High level IT priorities            What’s going on in ...
2012 IT Spending Survey Overview • Online survey of IT professionals familiar with their       organization’s IT spending ...
Most Important IT Priorities                                            Improve data backup and recovery                  ...
Most Important Considerations in Justifying IT Investments                                                           37%  ...
Transformation is Underway     • Business needs to react more quickly     • IT needs to become more agile     • Virtualiza...
Data Center Networking Trends Overview  • 280 IT professionals responsible for    evaluating, purchasing, and managing dat...
Data Center Consolidation Projects                     No, 37%                                          Yes, 63%© 2012 Ent...
Consolidating into Multi-tenant Data Centers                                       No, plans or                           ...
Server Virtualization, # of Virtual Machines        Total virtual machines deployed today                 Total virtual ma...
Server Virtualization, VM Density                                   Average number of VMs per physical server today       ...
Why is this Important?                                         Legacy                                   .5 Gbps           ...
I/O is Becoming Strategic     • Production and mission critical environments     • Mixed workloads            QoS     • M...
Server-to-Network I/O Interface Standards                                         Dont know, 2%                Our current...
Primary Drivers for Adoption of 10 GbE I/O Interface              Server virtualization increases throughput          requ...
Converged Data Center Networks                                                  Dont know, 2%                    No, and w...
Drivers for Converged Data Center Networks                         Reduce operating costs and overhead                    ...
Familiarity with New Data Center Networking Technologies                                              Very familiar   Some...
Impact to I/O - Convergence   VMs         Protocols           Physical   I/O Blender         Storage Networks   Storage   ...
Impact to I/O – Virtual NIC                                      Physical         Logical                                 ...
Impact to I/O – SR-IOV                                   Logical           Physical             Virtual            Machine...
Impact to I/O - NVGRE  Virtual                                      Virtual    Data Center Machines                       ...
Impact to I/O - VXLANs           Cloud scale exceeds VLAN capabilities…                                   …VXLAN scales up...
Summary     • IT infrastructures rapidly evolving     • Server virtualization plays a critical role     • Need to understa...
For more information, please contactThank You   Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst            508.381.5169 | bob.laliberte@esg-...
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This webcast is the second in a monthly series on why I/O is strategic for the data center. Bob Laliberte, senior analyst from ESG, will present the importance of I/O to virtualized environments. As they continue to mature and become more flexible and dynamic, I/O becomes critical to a successful deployment.

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  • Emulex and Enterprise Strategy Group Present Why I/O is Strategic for Virtualization

    1. 1. Why I/O Is Strategicfor VirtualizationPresented by: Emulex and ESG 1
    2. 2. Webcast Housekeeping1. All attendees will be on mute during the presentation2. Please submit your questions via the text/chat feature3. We will do all Q&A at the end of the presentation 2
    3. 3. Why I/O Is StrategicShaun WalshSVP of Marketing andCorporate Development 3
    4. 4. Why I/O is Strategic? Building a Virtual Panel of Experts! 4
    5. 5. Topics for the Virtual Panel Server Cloud Big NetworkVirtualization Computing Data Convergence 5
    6. 6. TM Enterprise Strategy Group | Getting to the bigger truth. Why I/O Is Strategic An ESG Perspective©2012 Enterprise Strategy Group
    7. 7. Discussion Points • Why you should care about I/O  High level IT priorities  What’s going on in the data center • Impact of virtualization on I/O • Summary© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 7
    8. 8. 2012 IT Spending Survey Overview • Online survey of IT professionals familiar with their organization’s IT spending in 2011 and plans for 2012 • 614 completed surveys • Midmarket (100-999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000+ employees) organizations • Geographic scope: North America, Western Europe (UK, France, Germany) and APAC (Japan, Australia)© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 8 Confidential – [Company] Strategic Programs
    9. 9. Most Important IT Priorities Improve data backup and recovery 30% Increased use of server virtualization 30% Major application deployments or upgrades 29% Manage data growth 27% Information security initiatives 27% Business continuity/disaster recovery programs 25% Data center consolidation 24% Desktop virtualization 23% Mobile workforce enablement 22% Deploying a "private cloud" infrastructure 22% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35%© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 9
    10. 10. Most Important Considerations in Justifying IT Investments 37% 2009 (N=492) 42% 2010 (N=515)Business process improvement 39% 2011 (N=611) 42% 2012 (N=614) 31% 33% Return on investment/ 37% speed of payback 39% 62% 54% Reduction in operational 43% expenditure 38% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% © 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 10
    11. 11. Transformation is Underway • Business needs to react more quickly • IT needs to become more agile • Virtualization technologies enable transformation • I/O under pressure© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 11
    12. 12. Data Center Networking Trends Overview • 280 IT professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing data center networking technologies for their organization  Included network architects, IT directors, data center managers  Respondent organizations were required to be current users of server virtualization technology (production and/or test and development) • Enterprise organizations (i.e., 1,000 employees or more) • North America only • Multiple verticals including manufacturing, financial, government, health care, and communications© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 12
    13. 13. Data Center Consolidation Projects No, 37% Yes, 63%© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 13
    14. 14. Consolidating into Multi-tenant Data Centers No, plans or interest, 7% No, plans but interested in doing so, 13% Yes, 48% No, but we plan to within the next 24 months, 32%© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 14
    15. 15. Server Virtualization, # of Virtual Machines Total virtual machines deployed today Total virtual machines deployed 24 months from now25% 20%20% 19% 17% 16% 15%15% 14% 13% 13% 13% 12% 11% 10%10% 6% 5% 5%5% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1%0% < 25 25-49 50-100 101-250 251-500 501-1000 1001-2500 2501-5000 >5000 Don’t know © 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 15
    16. 16. Server Virtualization, VM Density Average number of VMs per physical server today Average number of VMs per physical server 24 months from now 50% 45% 45% 40% 35% 35% 30% 30% 25% 24% 23% 21% 20% 15% 10% 8% 6% 5% 5% 3% 0% Don’t Know <5 5-10 11-25 >25 Faster & more powerful Intel platforms (Romley) will drive greater density levels© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 16
    17. 17. Why is this Important? Legacy .5 Gbps 1 GbE, 1,2,4,8 GbFC 1 app/server Virtualized Environments 10+ Gbps 10, 40 GbE, 16 GbFC 25 apps/server© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 17
    18. 18. I/O is Becoming Strategic • Production and mission critical environments • Mixed workloads  QoS • Multi-tenant environments  Partition traffic • Need for more I/O  10, 40, 100 GbE  16, 32 GbFC© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 18
    19. 19. Server-to-Network I/O Interface Standards Dont know, 2% Our current standard server- to-network I/O interface is Our current 10GbE, 20% standard server- to-network I/O interface is 1GbE, 31% Our current standard server- to-network I/O interface is 1GbE, but we are actively moving to 10GbE, 47%© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 19
    20. 20. Primary Drivers for Adoption of 10 GbE I/O Interface Server virtualization increases throughput requirements (i.e., multiple virtual machines per… 43% Current or anticipated data center traffic 42% Costs have decreased to an acceptable level 41% Data center consolidation is driving massive data center scale 36% Current or future implementation of a private cloud in our data center 35% We are making this transition due to the fact that 10GbE server-to-network I/O interfaces come… 34% Network convergence of communications and storage (i.e., iSCSI, FCoE, etc.) 31% Greater use of server clustering or more direct server- to-server (or direct memory) communications… 29% New types of applications (i.e., analytical applications, scientific applications, etc.) 27% Vendors are more actively selling the technology 20% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 20
    21. 21. Converged Data Center Networks Dont know, 2% No, and we have no plans or interest, 6% Yes, we have No, but we are already done interested in doing this, 41% this, 18% No, but we plan to do this within the next 24 months, 34%© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 21
    22. 22. Drivers for Converged Data Center Networks Reduce operating costs and overhead 57% We believe that a converged data center network 46% infrastructure will simplify our network architecture Reduce capital costs by converging all traffic on common 44% hardware We believe converged networking technology is mature 38% enough to make this change Our networking vendor is helping us make this decision by providing converged networking equipment and 28% guidance 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 22
    23. 23. Familiarity with New Data Center Networking Technologies Very familiar Somewhat familiar Unfamiliar Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) 49% 42% 9% Flat network 42% 48% 10% Data center bridging (DCB), aka CEE and DCE 36% 46% 18%Edge virtual bridging, aka, universal multi-channel (UMC) 35% 44% 21% Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA) 35% 45% 20% OpenFlow 34% 43% 24% Single root IO virtualization (SR-IOV) 31% 45% 24% Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) 31% 49% 21% Transparent Interconnect of Lots of Links (TRILL) 30% 44% 25% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 23
    24. 24. Impact to I/O - Convergence VMs Protocols Physical I/O Blender Storage Networks Storage Server NFS CIFS Dual Port 10 GbE Adapter iSCSI FCoE© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 24
    25. 25. Impact to I/O – Virtual NIC Physical Logical 2.5 Gb 2.5 Gb 2.5 Gb Dual Port 10 GbE 2.5 Gb Adapter 2.5 Gb 2.5 Gb 2.5 Gb 2.5 Gb© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 25
    26. 26. Impact to I/O – SR-IOV Logical Physical Virtual Machines Dual Port 10 GbE Adapter Up to 56 logical adapters© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 26
    27. 27. Impact to I/O - NVGRE Virtual Virtual Data Center Machines Fabrics or Cloud Environments Dual Port 10 GbE Adapter© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 27
    28. 28. Impact to I/O - VXLANs Cloud scale exceeds VLAN capabilities… …VXLAN scales up to 16 million virtual LANs© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 28
    29. 29. Summary • IT infrastructures rapidly evolving • Server virtualization plays a critical role • Need to understand impact to & importance of I/O • Architect I/O with advanced technology • Enable high performance and cloud scale environments© 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group 29
    30. 30. For more information, please contactThank You Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst 508.381.5169 | bob.laliberte@esg-global.com Getting to the bigger truth. TM © 2012 Enterprise Strategy Group
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