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In part 2 of 3, Scott Nyman, senior product manager for Hitachi Content Platform, details how a well- designed object storage solution is easy to deploy and use, can control storage and administrative ...

In part 2 of 3, Scott Nyman, senior product manager for Hitachi Content Platform, details how a well- designed object storage solution is easy to deploy and use, can control storage and administrative costs, can save IT staff time and effort, and can keep IT relevant in the Web 2.0 world. View this WebTech to learn how to: Save time, money and effort with object storage. Identify opportunities to use object storage. Keep IT relevant. For more information on Object Storage please view our white paper: http://www.hds.com/assets/pdf/hitachi-white-paper-introduction-to-object-storage-and-hcp.pdf

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  • THE VALUE OF OBJECT STORAGE FOR I.T. PART 2 OF 3 SCOTT NYMAN, SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER, HITACHI CONTENT PLATFORM JULY 18, 2012
  • WEBTECH EDUCATIONAL SERIES The Value of Object Storage for IT In part 2 of 3, Scott Nyman, senior product manager for Hitachi Content Platform, details how a well-designed object storage solution is easy to deploy and use, can control storage and administrative costs, can save IT staff time and effort, and can keep IT relevant in the Web 2.0 world. Attend this WebTech to learn how to • Save time, money and effort with object storage • Identify opportunities to use object storage • Keep IT relevant
  • UPCOMING WEBTECHS July: Object Storage Series  Part 3: How to Use and Develop Applications Designed for Object Storage, July 24, 9 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. ET August  Storage Analytics, August 8, 9 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. ET Check www.hds.com/webtech for  Links to the recording, the presentation and Q&A (available next week)  Schedule and registration for upcoming WebTech sessions
  • THE VALUE OF OBJECT STORAGE FOR I.T. PART 2 OF 3 SCOTT NYMAN, SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER, HITACHI CONTENT PLATFORM JULY 18, 2012
  • AGENDA  Saving time, money and effort  Practical use cases ‒ Across industries ‒ Industry specific ‒ Cloud and big data
  • STORAGE DATA TRENDS  Increasing operational cost ‒ Management of growing numbers of filers and file systems ‒ Backup effort and cost increasing and becoming impractical ‒ Reorganizing data directory structures and classification of data ‒ Migration: Lack of automated data movement when hardware retires ISSUES FACING I.T. 2010 2012 2014 2016 $/FTE/GB $/GB
  • Object Storage OBJECT STORAGE  Intelligent  Scales out  Ultra low touch  Long-term online data storage  Optimized for unstructured data  Global access-ready BY DESIGN: SELF-MANAGING, SELF-MONITORING, SELF-HEALING Traditional Storage Intelligence Presentation• Scale • Organize • Protect • Describe • Define • Relate • Monitor • Care • Maintain • Repair • Move • Retire Global Access-Ready with Convenient Access
  • OBJECT STORAGE – KEY CAPABILITIES  Scales from terabytes to petabytes  Stores billions of objects  Provides for thousands of “tenants”  Line speed performance for HTTP/REST  No backup required  Multiple protocols  Self-healing  Replication  Versioning  Compliance  Authentication  Compression  Encryption at rest  Deduplication  Retention and shredding  Protection levels  Automated tiering A robust object store will provide: P X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 A Object Storage
  • OBJECT STORAGE – “BACKUP FREE”  Use of proven RAID-6 protection  2 copies of all metadata  Customer configurable redundant local object copies (2,3, or 4)  Content validation via hashes and automatic object repair  Replication – offsite copies with automated repair from replica  Object versioning – protection from accidental deletes and changes Why objects need no backup – active data protection designed in Result: Unparalleled data protection and reduced backup burden
  • AUTOMATIC TECH REFRESH – EVOLUTION BY DESIGN Old Disk New Objects New Disk Auto-Migrated Objects Object Store An object store can truly evolve with storage technology  Seamless addition of new technology at any time  Storage nodes or backend storage can be selected for tech refresh – Writes to old storage stop when tech refresh begins – Objects on old storage auto-migrate to new storage nondisruptively
  • Optimal Access NFS WebDAVCIFS/SMBHTTP(S)/REST ACCESS PROTOCOLS  REST: Write once, run anywhere (LAN or WAN)  Bridge legacy and Web2 worlds ‒ Legacy app creates content via NFS or CIFS ‒ Users have worldwide access to content via REST OPEN AND FLEXIBLE: ULTIMATE INVESTMENT PROTECTION SMTP Object Storage
  • Other Applications File Shares (CIFS/NFS)File Shares (CIFS/NFS)File Shares (CIFS/NFS) Other ApplicationsOther Applications SQL Server File Shares (CIFS/NFS)File Shares (CIFS/NFS) Rapid multiplication of platform licensing and maintenance costs Expensive active data stores become bloated Copying data is one of the most expensive data center activities Exponential backup growth is costly and unsustainable Reduce the number of application servers and licensing Offload data from primary storage Remove static data from backups (50%-80% savings) Scale dynamically from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes Approximately 70% of the data in these systems is “static” LOWER COST OF STORAGE Object Storage
  • REDUCED RISK  Security, preservation, search and lifecycle management for ‒ compliance demands ‒ internal controls ‒ records management ‒ legal needs
  • IMPROVED EFFICIENCY  High-density storage ‒ Use less floor space, power and cooling  Automated tiering ‒ Disk ‒ Spin down disk ‒ Tape  Compression  Single instancing
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES FOR OBJECT STORAGE ACROSS INDUSTRIES
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES EMAIL INBOX Software A  Email archiving ‒ Use Exchange add-in software ‒ Remove attachments from inbox ‒ Stubs provide user transparency ‒ No need for manual recalls  Benefits ‒ Bottomless inbox; no more PST ‒ Reduce inbox growth ‒ Attachment deduplication across stores ‒ Significantly reduce backup time and cost Object Storage
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES HOME SHARES A  File archiving ‒ Use policy-based migration software ‒ Policy example ‒ Not changed in last 60 days ‒ Not accessed in the last 30 days ‒ Stubs provide user transparency ‒ No manual recalls from backups  Benefits ‒ Reduce or eliminate filer expansion ‒ File deduplication across filers ‒ Significantly reduce backup time and cost Software Object Storage
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES SHAREPOINT  Remote blob storage ‒ Don’t store blobs in database ‒ User transparency  Benefits ‒ Reduce and keep database manageable ‒ Reduce Microsoft licenses ‒ File deduplication ‒ Significantly reduce backup time and cost Office SharePoint Server2007 Office SharePoint Server2007 Office SharePoint Server2007 Office SharePoint Server2007 Office Sh Server200 Office Sh Server200 Office Sh Server200 Office Sh Server200 Software Object Storage
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES  Database archiving and application retirement ‒ Avoid keeping systems running ‒ Retire and save while keeping record and document access ‒ Shrink backup window and achieve application SLAs ‒ Automate archiving and free up DBA cycles ‒ Mitigate technology sprawl ‒ Optimize performance ‒ Optimize CAPEX and OPEX Production Historical Object Storage STRUCTURED DATA
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES COMBINED  Benefits ‒ Discovery ‒ Preservation ‒ Storage utility ‒ File deduplication ‒ Bridge to big data Office SharePoint Server2007 Office SharePoint Server2007 Office SharePoint Server2007 Office SharePoint Server2007 Office Sh Server200 Office Sh Server200 Office Sh Server200 Office Sh Server200 Stub Attachment A A Stub and Archive Store Blobs Object Storage
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES FOR OBJECT STORAGE INDUSTRY SPECIFIC
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES  Benefits ‒ Sharing across providers (e.g., XDS) ‒ Sharing across modalities ‒ Multiple vendors ‒ Compliance HEALTHCARE REPOSITORY MRI Repository Registry CT XDS XDS Multiple Modalities Register Doc Set Register and Provide Doc Set Retrieve Doc Set Misc. Retrieval Object Storage
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES GOVERNMENT  Digital archive ‒ Digitalization of paper documents and photo prints or negatives ‒ Digitalization of audio and video from magnetic media or celluloid  Benefits ‒ Durability and quality of content ‒ Authenticity insurance ‒ Enable access through new media ‒ Compliance and control legal liability ‒ Forms, permits, tax reports, etc. ‒ Funding through share contracts Object Storage Scan and Preserve
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES TRADING ROOMS  Call center integration ‒ Compliant archive for audio files ‒ Audio recording authenticity ‒ For audio and custom metadata (record)  Benefits ‒ No more optical ‒ Long term WORM storage ‒ Admissible evidence in legal cases ‒ Significantly reduce backup time and cost Voice Recording Archive Object Storage
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES  Government ‒ Leverage electronic processing ‒ Digitalize letters, photo, forms, drawings, etc. ‒ Compliance and legal liability control  Security ‒ Surveillance, facial recognition, telecom log forensics  Utility grids ‒ Connect maps to drawings, photos, incident history ‒ Avoid costs by not going on location for every query or call ‒ More effective in case of emergencies and disaster OTHERS
  • PRACTICAL USE CASES FOR OBJECT STORAGE CLOUD AND BIG DATA
  • Enterprise: Privately Use Popular Cloud Apps Content Publishing Local Access Legacy App Legacy Protocol Regional Org. Data Sharing Hospitals Storage Service Provider (Public or Private) Private Data Areas – Anywhere Access IDEAL FOR CLOUD, MOBILE AND DISTRIBUTED I.T.
  • Remote/Branch Office OBJECT STORAGE FOR BIG DATA ENTERPRISE CONTENT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT AND DISCOVERY Primary Storage Virtualized ContentContent Creation  Variety and volume to store, manage, preserve and share content with object storage.  Capture, manage and query metadata to classify and prioritize analysis sets  Metadata queries ‒ Identify sets of related objects based on system and custom metadata ‒ Understand the object store – gather object or content metrics on sets of objects based on metadata Cloud Storage
  • SUMMARY AND NEXT STEPS  Learn more about object storage ‒ Attend part 3 of this series  Assess your environment ‒ What applications could benefit from object storage?  Assess your future ‒ What applications and IT models do you plan to use?  Try it for yourself ‒ Should be easy to deploy, integrate and manage  Start soon to save more and leapfrog competitors
  • RESOURCES  Object storage ‒ http://www.hds.com/products/file-and-content/content- platform/?WT.ac=us_mg_pro_hcp  Object storage white paper ‒ http://www.hds.com/assets/pdf/distributed-object-store-principles-of-operation.pdf  Object storage overview ‒ http://www.hds.com/assets/pdf/hitachi-solution-profile-object-based-storage.pdf  Object storage in action ‒ http://www.techvalidate.com/product-research/hds-content-archive-platform
  • QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION
  • UPCOMING WEBTECHS July: Object Storage Series  Part 3: How to Use and Develop Applications Designed for Object Storage, July 24, 9 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. ET August  Storage Analytics, August 8, 9 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. ET Check www.hds.com/webtech for  Links to the recording, the presentation and Q&A (available next week)  Schedule and registration for upcoming WebTech sessions
  • THANK YOU