Storage options in the cloud os


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During Microsoft Cloud OS Day at Singapore, i have presented about Storage Spaces, as well as other options for using storages when deploying a Virtualization architecture and Hybrid Cloud Integrated Storage
Technology coverage: Windows Server 2012 R2, Stor Simple,

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  • We provide high relisient, performance and capacity.Do understand it is not capacity is the issue. It is the IOPS.We are very serious on driving the cost down per IOPS
  • Key Points:Rethink storage to reduce cost and increase flexibilityHow to transition with traditional storage infrastructure to hybrid cloud and cloud-integrated storage Full Speaker Notes: Companies continue to face storage pain. Although storage cost-per-TB continues to fall, the demand for storage is growing much faster—35% annually or more. This only increases the costs to business as storage spend outpaces server spend—or IT budges—and introduces a chain of costs, and more pain. We want to provide customers with storage improvements and choices regardless of their current storage environment. We want to create strategic choices regarding cloud technologies that lead to lasting solutions.
  • Traditional Storage Environments Many companies have existing storage and technology investments that they wish to maintain in traditional, direct-attached storage, SAN-based storage and data protection infrastructure. Our offerings only improve the utility of these elements across our products, including:Windows Server integration of off-loaded data support for SAN, providing improved performanceDe-duplicated volumes and backup over SMB 3, offering up to 9x performance improvementWe don’t want to strand businesses on old technology, nor would we require any undesired changes. Companies can continue to use existing investments in Windows Server and System Center for their storage management and disaster recovery needs within these traditional environments.
  • Cost-Effective Storage for Private Clouds Today most companies enjoy server virtualization. Whatever your hypervisor, live migration is a key capability and historically, customers have used a SAN to support that. But we’ve introduced new options for customers’ primary storage: We provide the performance and availability required to use file storage as a back-end for virtualization workloads.We’ve made this possible through a set of technologies, including:SMB 3 protocol updates that improve network file share performanceNew load-balanced active-active file server clustersIntroducing SMB Transparent Failover for the clusters so that the servers relying on them can run uninterrupted, even in the event that a node failsEmploying and managing file-based storage will be very cost-effective for many private cloud deployments. Our data protection management solution provides support for shared-nothing live migration in these environments. VMs can move freely, remaining protected while using resources efficiently.
  • Emerging Hybrid Cloud Storage SolutionsLet’s talk about the emerging hybrid cloud storage solutions. One of the simplest ways to bring public cloud services to the datacenter is through backup. Both Windows Server and System Center Data Protection Manager provide integration with Windows Azure Backup—so that data can be protected in the public cloud.While overall storage costs continuously increase, the majority of storage needs are for tier 2 or lower-priority data, most of it infrequently accessed.This provides the opportunity to engage in new, cost-effective, public-cloud based storage. Cloud-integrated storage provides a blend of benefits that cross the boundaries of traditional storage capabilities. Our new hybrid cloud storage solution is StorSimple:Provides reliable on-site storage, with high-quality, redundant hardwareAutomatically tiers data based on usage pattern. Data used less frequently is moved to cost-effective, elastic cloud storage while reaming accessible on-sitePerforms faster disaster recovery with initial meta-data restore—pulling other data from the cloud only as needed, which is much faster than traditional full restoreBecause of these diverse features, workloads that fit this data usage pattern can have their primary storage, backup and DR needs met by one cost-effective solution that reduces the complexity of multi-product, multi-vendor solutions and meets all needs one-by-one.
  • Let take a quick tour on storage
  • What’s storage appliance? You buy a SAN.Anyone open and look inside?What are going to find is Cpu-memoryNetwok adapterHuh!.. It look familiar and sound like a server for me.Let have a closer look. If you split it into halfBack half– HBA and plug into physical HDD. Normally SAS.Front half – provide interface such as iSCSI, FC.Normally you don’t buy 1 but they sell you 2 for HA.That server connect to storage either Ethernet or FC
  • Now, so what we are deliver in R2?Storage Space is the back part. Storage spaces allow you take those bunch of disk , pool them and create mirror, parity and simple.Front end is Windows Server 2012 File Server. That’s present iSCSI , NFS, SMB. For HA, we create cluster 2, 4 to maximum of 8.Connectivity from servers is using Ethernet, SMB or RDMA.
  • So that’s how it look like. Hyper-V over SMB using storage spaces and file server cluster.In R2, for resilient – you can create double mirror, triple mirror and we now support parity (RAID 5) on the cluster deployment.
  • Let compare both storage.On the left is the traditional storage features- we got 1,2,3,4,5With R2, we also hasStorage Tiering with give high performanceData Deduplication. It is available in 2012 but R2 we can support dedup for VM use for VDIIn term resilient, we got double mirror, triple mirror and support parity in clusterWrite back cache SMB copy offload and snapshots.
  • In Cloud Service model,hoster focus on the below the red line which give compute, storage and networking . They would like to do upgrade without notify user.As user, we only care about create a VM. We don’t care which server, storage or network.Now when you want to do guest clustering, you need to present a LUN.
  • With R2, we introduce shared VHDX. Everyone happy. You just present a shared vhdx . It will stay above the red line and did not tie to the server, storage & network.Now consumer and hoster are happy as they stay on their territory.
  • As an example, you have a database in a virtual machine using a connection to a VHDX file that uses QoS.Lets take a close look [CLICK]You can set the maximum bandwidth that the virtual machine can use [CLICK]As the virtual machine uses more bandwidth it will be throttled when it reaches the limit [CLICK]You can also set a minimum amount of bandwidth [CLICK] so that this will be available even if other processes need resources [CLICK]If the minimum amount of resources exceeds available bandwidth then an error is returned [CLICK]
  • Generic question and interactive reminder slideWhat Twitter hashtag will we be using for this jumpstart to talk outside of the chat, besides our names?
  • Storage options in the cloud os

    1. 1. Cloud OS Launch 2013 Storage Options in the Cloud OS Lai Yoong Seng (MVP Virtual Machine)
    2. 2. Session Objective and Takeaways Session Objectives: • Storage Overview • Storage Options in Windows Server 2012 R2 • Cloud Integrated Storage Key Takeaways • Build highly available and reliable storage solutions with cost effective hardware in Windows Server 2012 R2
    3. 3. Rethink storage to reduce cost and increase flexibility Cloud innovation everywhere Traditional storage environments New on-premises storage options Cloudintegrated storage
    4. 4. Rethink storage to reduce cost and increase flexibility Cloud innovation everywhere Improved performance Traditional storage environments New on-premises storage options Cloudintegrated storage
    5. 5. Rethink storage to reduce cost and increase flexibility Cloud innovation everywhere Improved performance Traditional storage environments + Reduced cost New on-premises storage options Cloudintegrated storage
    6. 6. Rethink storage to reduce cost and increase flexibility Cloud innovation everywhere Improved performance Traditional storage environments + Reduced cost New on-premises storage options + Elastic capacity Cloudintegrated storage
    7. 7. Clustered
    8. 8. Clustered
    9. 9. R2 Hyper-V Compute Nodes SMB SMB SRVVDI_Mrktg SRVDB SRVFolders SRVArchive Tiered Mirror Space Tiered Mirror Space Tiered Mirror Space Dual Parity Space
    10. 10. Cold data Can “ Hard Disk Drives
    11. 11. Hot Data Windows Server 2012 R2 maximizes performance and capacity The Spaces Write-Back Cache absorbs spikes in random write activity Cold Data
    12. 12. Traditional Storage Windows File Server Cluster with FC/iSCSI Storage Array with Storage Spaces • • • • • • • • • • • (new with R2) (enhanced in R2) R2) (enhanced in • • • • • R2) (new with
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    14. 14. • Infrastructure Administrators • VMs and Services are provisioned, but physical resources are opaque to users • Enabling Guest Clustering requires a hole to physical infrastructure Tenant VMs/Services Cloud Service Provider Infrastructure Compute Storage Networking
    15. 15. • Introducing Shared VHDX Virtual Disks • Virtual disks that can be shared without presenting real LUNs to tenants • Enabling Guest Clustering • Eases operations and management • Provides a business opportunity Tenant VMs/Services Cloud Service Provider Infrastructure Compute Storage Networking
    16. 16. Online VHDX resize • Grow a SCSI virtual disk with no downtime • Ability to expand and shrink volume within a guest without downtime VHDX
    17. 17. Applications in Physical or Virtual Servers F: StorSimple iSCSI Cloud Volume Benefits 1. Fast on-ramp to the cloud 2. Seamlessly integrates cloud based archive, backup, DR with primary storage 3. Reduce enterprise storage TCO by 60-80%
    18. 18. Cloud Snapshots Production Data Production Data Enterprise Data Center 1 Enterprise Data Center 2 Connect Many Servers to Cloud Storage and Scale Data Sets with StorSimple Solution Rapidly Recover to Any Data Center, Location-Independent, via Mounting the Cloud
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    20. 20. Virtual Lai’s Blog Q&A DOWNLOAD Windows Server 2012 R2 MVUG User Group FB : “MVUG”
    21. 21. Cloud OS Launch 2013 Thank you!