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HP Presentation: IT Sprawl has Business at the Breaking Point

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When looking closer at the Data Center, the cost of operations has absorbed a huge portion of the IT budget by up to 70% (includes both support & maintenance) – leaving little budget for more …

When looking closer at the Data Center, the cost of operations has absorbed a huge portion of the IT budget by up to 70% (includes both support & maintenance) – leaving little budget for more strategic or innovative needs. Enterprises clearly need to reduce the total amount of resources that are focused on operations and maintenance and free up resources to work on more strategic, innovative tasks. This session will also explore how HP's storage solutions bring together hardware, software and services to create next-generation data centers that operate more efficiently. Attendees will also learn:

* Why tomorrow’s business will be built on a converged infrastructure that includes storage, servers, networking, power/cooling, and software - and why traditional SAN’s don't address today’s availability and disaster recovery needs.
* Way's to rapidly respond to business and customer needs in order to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.
* How to ensure business continuity and protect your resource and data assets against a growing range of security threats.

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  • When looking closer at the Data Center …the cost of operations has absorbed a huge portion of the IT budget up to 70% (includes both support & maintenance) – leaving little budget for more strategic or innovative needs. Enterprises clearly need to reduce the total amount of resources that are focused on operations and maintenance and free up resources to work on more strategic, innovative tasks. The budget is trapped in silos that are both costly and over provisioned and underutilized Business Innovation is throttled down to 30%: The need to rapidly respond to business and customer needs in order to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. expected to improve service levels and make IT more responsive to the needs of the business. Today we see a long delay to business value. business agility is constrained . Changes need to be made to address the fact that companies have too many applications, too much customization, and too much complexity. better manage risk and enhance the quality of services to enable business success. To do this they need to ensure business continuity and protect their resource and data assets against a growing range of security threats. This will not only increase quality of service but also help companies meet corporate mandates and government regulations. To address these challenges, data centers need to make fundamental changes. They need to break down the silos, automate error prone manual processes and tighten management control. They need to bring together hardware, software and services to create next-generation data centers that operate more efficiently. There is a better way. IBM: consolidate on Mainframe no network, costs Server Vendors Server virt Utlility Comp, no common Syst Mgmt Tools Storage vendors. Stor Virt SAS, no common Syst Mgmt Tools CISCO: e2e Virtualization with 3 different parners and no common Sys Mgmt Tools October 12, 2011 HP Confidential
  • So what we see happening is that the world of technology is changing. It's a huge trend. The pendulum is shifting to a new paradigm and new strategic opportunity. We’ve seen these periods of divergence/convergence before There is a lot of noise in the marketplace…and lots of different directions But as customers standardize on fewer, strategic vendors, they won’t take risks. They will require proven innovation/results in real-world environments. That’s why HP will win, because we’ve been on this path…for years. Our path for customers isn’t a do over or a blast from the past Instead of having individual stacks, like we've had for a long period of time, a storage stack, a server stack, a networking stack, these are all now going to be reunited. So what you'll start to see are solutions that come out, that integrate storage, networking, servers, management software, even facility power and cooling. When we talk power and cooling, or virtualization or management, it's not just for the product itself, but for the entire data center. We call our strategy, the HP converged infrastructure. And we wholeheartedly believe this is the way the data centers of the future are going to get built. The HP Converged Infrastructure is a next-generation IT architecture that: Converges virtualized compute, storage and networks with facilities into a single environment optimized for any workload Inside, all resources and processes are controlled by a shared-services engine that provisions and adapts application environments to instantly respond to business demands This architecture helps businesses accelerate the delivery of application environments in a predictable, repeatable way that makes the most efficient use of IT, facility and staff resources to drive business innovation. We believe this strategy will help business unleash their full to potential to . . . Deliver any application, anywhere, on the fly Flex resources on demand in an optimized way Unleash productivity of administrators, systems and facilities Provide predictable, continuity of service Accelerate time to business value from IT investments Simplifying the data center requires the IT stacks to be brought together into pools of virtualized resources s that are shared by many applications and services. The solution to sprawl lies in a converged infrastructure that reunifies business, application, and infrastructure functions, delivering faster time to application value, simplified management, increased utilization, and lower power cost across an extensible scalable set of applications. This convergence isn’t just about the virtualization of servers, storage systems, and network connections. Convergence also requires bringing together management tools and processes so resources can be managed in a holistic, integrated manner. In addition, to tackle the growing complexity and cost of energy, the next generation data center needs to synergistically link power, cooling and facilities with IT. TRANSITION : This is not something that's going to happen five years from now, or ten years from now. It's actually already happening today. You just might not realize it yet. HP has been leading the trend for more than 5 years, delivering the building blocks of a converged architecture, like HP BladeSystem, Virtual Connect Mission Critical Superdome, virtualized storage, shared-service management with BladeSystem Matrix. HP is the only vendor with the intellectual property and investments across servers, storage, networking, power and cooling and management to do convergence right. October 12, 2011 HP Confidential
  • Make sure MSA 2000 is what is being referenced in this presentation. The StorageWorks division offers a complete portfolio of disk array systems, ranging from the entry level Modular Storage Array family, to the mid-range Enterprise Virtual Array and the XP family on the high end. XP DISK ARRAYS The XP disk arrays are large enterprise-class storage systems designed for organizations that simply cannot afford any downtime or tolerate any data loss. With the XP's ability to allocate capacity when needed, virtualize a variety of disk arrays, partition storage resources, and connect to many hosts, IT managers can now consolidate their data centers and operate them more efficiently. Combined with HP's disaster proof solutions, the XP disk arrays provide unfailing data protection when needed most. EVA DISK ARRAYS The HP StorageWorks 4100/4400/6100/8100 Enterprise Virtual Arrays offer customers in the mid-range to enterprise market place leading high performance, high capacity and high availability "virtual" array storage solutions. MSA DISK ARRAYS The HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array 2000 selection of SAN devices features the very latest in efficient consolidation, functionality and technology at very affordable prices. The ideal customers needing to consolidate their storage include smaller companies with tight budgets and limited IT expertise, or larger companies that have perhaps hundreds of smaller departments and remote locations. [Enter any extra notes here; leave the item ID line at the bottom] Avitage Item ID: {{BDE6ECD0-6EE0-4F8E-9761-1E1822697661}}
  • HP StorageWorks SAN Solutions HP Confidential Lets examine the first problem, and that is that there are new requirements placed on storage by server virtualization. The main reason that storage is affected is that many virtual server implementations is the VMs reside on shared storage such as a SAN. You are sold a solution that meets today’s storage and performance needs. That may work initially, but over time as business needs dictate, new applications may need to come online. It’s so simple to spin up new VMs, that it VM Sprawl. Virtual Sprawl: Although your servers may have the resources to create them, the storage that was meant to adequately run 50 VMs is not built to run 75. When capacity and performance issues are no longer tolerable, traditional storage solutions often require expensive upgrades. Expensive add-on features: Server virtualization features that provide high availability, disaster recovery and cloning require advanced storage features to make them work. If the storage company can even offer them, they usually cost plenty. Management complexities: If you think managing one SAN can be daunting enough, imagine managing three or four! Many SANs have very limited scalability, and when they hit there limits you need to buy new SAN that is managed separately, which just makes more work for you.
  • October 12, 2011 HP Confidential
  • HP StorageWorks SAN Solutions HP Confidential
  • Maintain operations as data and VMs stay online throughout the loss of: Servers P4000 storage nodes Racks or rooms Building or site Min 2 nodes in a cluster, and/or a multi-site configuration, use network RAID 10 or +2 or +3. 3 or more nodes in a cluster, and no multi-site, use nRAID 5 or 6. October 12, 2011 HP Confidential
  • HP StorageWorks SAN Solutions HP Confidential
  • Snap shots and RC Better define differences Add description of clones. Clones of clones and d1 d2 d3 Benefits: Managed within management console CMC; no scripts Deploy desktop virtualization and testing environments quickly and efficiently Reduce the cost of DR Certified with VMware Site Recovery Manager October 12, 2011 HP Confidential
  • VSA QuickSpecs:   Software Licensing Terms Licenses keys enable all features of the HP LeftHand P4000 VSA, including storage clustering, managed snapshots, and remote copy. The full 10TB capacity of each P4000 VSA is available with the standard license key. Keys are required for each individual VSA instance .
  • HP delivers the industry’s first BladeSystem SAN The goal is to impress with the architecture and point out the uniqueness of P4800 as fused with BladeSystem. 1st SAN converged with HP BladeSystem End-to-end infrastructure for server, network, and storage Common management for hardware, firmware, power/cooling; common spare parts Virtual Connect for server-to-SAN controller traffic Additional server blades at unique price point Enterprise capable scale-out SAN Large scale-out SAN management High density storage with unique SAN HA HP BladeSystem Matrix integration in 2011 HP Restricted For HP and Channel Partner internal use New Product Introduction
  • The P4800 SAN represents a key component for Client Virtualization deployments. The combination of the BladeSystem form factor, the fast SAS interconnects, the MDS600 and the P4000 SAN/iQ storage clustering software opens the door to compelling uses cases. The P4800 is launched with the exclusive focus on Client Virtualization where the combination with VMware View offers a unique price point and architecture for ~ 1,400 TBC virtual desktops. The P4800 is launched as a single product number with SAN/iQ 8.5, 4 dedicated SWD server blades, 2 redundant SAS switches, 2 MDS600 with a total of 140 450GB drives which are zoned into four 35-drive pools (1 drive pool per SAN/iQ node). End-to-end 3 Gb/s SAS connectivity enables a high performance storage solution using an HP Smart Array P700m controller, 3Gb SAS BL switches, and the MDS600. Each MDS: 5U rackmount form factor Supports seventy 3.5" LFF Universal hot pluggable, dual ported 460G B 15k SAS drives Two pull-out drive drawers with 35 hot plug drives per drawer 3 Gb/s SAS connectivity using HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL switches in the interconnect bays, and HP Smart Array P700m Controllers in each BladeSystem server Using the Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) in the HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL switch, assign or 'zone' drives of the MDS600 directly to BladeSystem servers; supports up to100 drives per BladeSystem server Includes redundant hot plug fans and redundant 1200W 12V hot plug power supplies standard Two dual port I/O module system recommended for SATA customers in single domain environments Additional option kit with two dual port I/O modules is added for SAS drives, creating a dual domain environment. A single BladeSystem enclosure supports up to six MDS600's externally. 3-0-0 warranty October 12, 2011 HP Confidential
  • Now with VAAI, the data movement is optimized within the SAN Hence, there is minimal CPU and Network Overhead Resulting in a Quicker migration. So what took 30 minutes to 2.5 hrs to migration 100GB VM, now the same task can be completed in 5-10 minutes… P4000 is different from other architectures that do VAAI because storage system is a controller and every time you scale the P4000 SAN it’s VAAI offload abilities scale with it.

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  • 1. IT Sprawl has Business at the Breaking Point
    • Rigid & aging infrastructure
    • Application & information complexity
    • Inflexible business processes
    • Business Innovation Throttled to 30%
    • Time to revenue
    • Cost of lost time, effort, opportunity
    • Unpredictable business cycles
    70% Captive in Operations and Maintenance
  • 2. Tomorrow’s Business will be Built on a Converged Infrastructure Power & Cooling Management Software Network Servers Storage
  • 3. HP Storage Store Portfolio – SAN Storage P2000
    • Outstanding TCO
    • FC & iSCSI host ports
    • FC & FATA HDD
    • Storage consolidation + disaster recovery
    • Simplification through virtualization
    • Windows, HP-UX, Linux, + more
    • Always-on availability
    • Data center consolidation + disaster recovery
    • Large-scale Oracle/SAP applications
    • HP-UX, Windows, + 20 more, including NonStop & mainframe
    • Low cost consolidation
    • 8GB FC, 1GbE iSCSI, and 6Gb SAS
    • SAS & SATA together
    • Controller-based snapshot/clone
    • Windows, Linux, VMware
    • WEB, Exchange, SQL
    Business Continuity and Availability Consolidation and Performance XP / 9500 EVA (P6300-6500) March 2011 XP24000 /P9500 P4000
    • Scalable, Clustered IP SAN
    • Scalable iSCSI performance
    • Cost effective high availability
    • Simplified mgmt for virtualization
    • VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, Windows, Linux
    3Par
    • Scale-out Cloud
    • Efficient
    • Autonomic
    • Multi-tenant
    • Simplification through virtualization
  • 4. Problem: Server Virtualization Puts New Requirements on Storage
    • Virtual machine sprawl pushes storage limits:
      • Unpredictable VM growth can cause erratic storage growth
      • SANs may bottleneck performance as they grow in capacity
    • Essential storage features can be an additional charge
    • Some vendors take a one size fits all approach to storage
    Virtual Infrastructure
  • 5.
    • HP P4000 G2 SAN Solutions
    Fully featured SANs that Scale On-Demand
    • All inclusive, robust feature-set optimized for server virtualization
    • Scale capacity and performance together, online
    • Thin provisioning for superior capacity utilization
    • Support for NFS and CIFS
      • HP P4000 Unified NAS Gateway
    • Simple to install and manage
      • Best Practice Analyzer
    Virtual Infrastructure Performance Storage System Storage Cluster Capacity Centralized Management Console Capacity Performance Redundancy SAN/iQ Storage Software NFS & CIFS Support
  • 6. Problem: Traditional SAN’s don't Address Today’s Availability Needs
      • Can’t Sustain Single Points of Failure
      • Examples
      • Hardware RAID (double disk failure)
      • Redundant Components (system failure)
      • If storage is offline, applications are offline
    HA & FT
  • 7.
    • HP P4000 G2 SAN Solutions
    Comprehensive High Availability
      • Complete SAN protection:
      • Disk RAID: 5, 6, 10
      • Network RAID: 10, 5, 6
      • No single point of failure
      • Real-time site protection with Multi-site SAN
      • Automatic Failover/Failback
    Site 2 Site 1 P4000 G2 SAN P4000 G2 Multi-site SAN Highly Available Server Infrastructure VMs failover (HA) or stay online (FT) A D A B A D B C B p2 C C D p1 E F Network RAID 10 Volume: 2 mirrored copies 50% Utilization Change Network RAID levels on the fly If a site is offline, Applications remain online… 1Gb Link HA & FT A D A D B A B A C B B C C D C D Network RAID 5 Volume: 1 copy + 1 parity 75% Utilization
  • 8. Problem: Traditional SAN’s don't Address today’s DR Needs
      • Features are an Additional Cost
        • Not affordable for some ROBO sites
        • Require identical systems
      • Inefficient use of Capacity
        • Snapshots consume too much space
        • DR replicates inefficiencies offsite
    Site 2 Site 1 Snapshot 100% snap reserve Remote Snapshot x2 VM Host Cluster VM Host Cluster WAN Link Disaster Recovery
  • 9.
    • HP P4000 G2 SAN Solutions
    Cost Effective Disaster Recovery
    • Space Efficient Data Recovery
    • Thin provisioned snapshots
      • Application aware
    • Replicate snaps offsite for DR
      • Replicate to dissimilar P4000 systems
    • Clone VMs and Desktops
      • Thin provisioned clones for greater capacity utilization
    Site 2 Site 1 P4500 G2 SAN VM Host Cluster P4300 G2 SAN VM Host Cluster 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm WAN Link 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Disaster Recovery
  • 10. Simplify DR with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
      • Simplifies and automates disaster recovery workflows
      • Protect all Tier-1 workloads
      • Protect important Infrastructure workloads
      • Turns manual run books into automated recovery plans
      • Uses HP Storage Replication Adapters for integrated storage management
  • 11. HP StorageWorks P4000 G2 SAN Solutions
    • Cost effective, highly available storage for virtualization, easy to implement
    Site 1 Site 2 P4300 G2 MDL SAS Starter SAN P4300 G2 SAS Starter SAN P4500 G2 Virtualization SAN P4500 G2 Multi-Site SAN P4500 G2 Scalable Capacity SAN P4000 G2 Storage Systems P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance Description Perfect for consolidating storage for Windows or Linux servers, the P4300 G2 16TB MDL SAS Starter SAN delivers all features required to simplify storage consolidation in MS Windows environments Perfect for first time virtualization projects, the P4300 G2 7.2TB SAS Starter SAN delivers the performance and features required for email, database and server virtualization For virtual environments, the P4500 G2 10.8TB SAS Virtualization SAN offers performance optimized shared storage, cost effective high availability, scalable performance, and non-disruptive configuration changes Simplify high availability with a cost effective P4500 G2 21.6TB SAS Multi-Site SAN. Avoid downtime in the event of a site failure with a fully automated, synchronously replicated storage system Perfect for consolidating large Windows, Linux, Unix data volumes, the P4500 G2 MDL SAS 60TB SAN delivers the all the features required to simplify storage and grow your environment non-disruptively Perfect for powering Client Virtualization deployments, the P4800 G2 Blade-System SAN delivers leading storage flexibility, ease, $/GB and storage density coupled with BladeSystem integration. Leverage the power of a physical SAN by transforming captive server and SAN disk drives into a virtual iSCSI SAN, facilitating shared storage and DR for small and remote offices. Disk Drives 16, scales to 256 16, scales to 256 24, scales to 384 48, scales to 384 60, scales to 384 140 Varies Starting Capacity 16.0 TB 7.2K MDL SAS 7.2 TB 15K SAS 14.4 TB 15K SAS 28.8 TB 15K SAS 120 TB 7.2K MDL SAS 63TB 15K SAS Varies; license limit 10TB Features Storage Clustering – Network RAID 5/6/10 – Thin Provisioning – Application Integrated Snapshots – SmartClone – Remote Copy Replication for Remote Offices Optional via VSA 10 licenses included Optional via VSA Support coverage incl. 3 years, next business day (NBD) support for HW and SW 1 year HW & SW, NBD 1 year SW support, NBD
  • 12. HP delivers the industry’s first BladeSystem SAN
    • 1st SAN converged with HP BladeSystem
      • End-to-end infrastructure for server, network, and storage
      • Common management for hardware, firmware, power/cooling; common spare parts
      • Virtual Connect for server-to-SAN controller traffic
      • Additional server blades at unique price point
    • Enterprise capable scale-out SAN
    • Large scale-out SAN management
      • High density storage with unique SAN HA
    • HP BladeSystem Matrix integration in 2011
    HP P4800 SAN is the industry’s first SAN fully converged with HP BladeSystem
  • 13. Storage in reference architectures VMware View AND Microsoft Hyper-V / Citrix XenDesktop
    • HP StorageWorks P4800 G2 BladeSystem SAN Solution
    • One integrated storage product
      • Specifically for Client Virtualization
      • Large SAN with 4 Storage Blades
        • All SAN management software included (P4000 SAN/iQ 8.5)
            • Clustered architecture simplifies scalability
            • Network RAID ensures OS image and data high availability
        • 2 x SAS switches
        • 2 x MDS600 JBODs with
            • 140 x 450GB 15K LFF SAS drives
            • 63TB
    Up to 1,600 productivity workers enabled by P4800 SAN
  • 14.
    • Faster, more efficient copy, block zero, assisted locking
    • VAAI integration built into all P4000 controllers and works across P4000 clusters / pools
    • VAAI offload scales-out with P4000 clusters; there is no controller bound limit to how much ESX can offload to a P4000 SAN.
    1 Turbo-charge VM deployments and reduced system overhead with SAN/iQ 9
  • 15. Savings with VMware VAAI
    • vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI)
    • Enhance performance, scalability, resource utilization
    Hardware Assisted Locking
    • Lock storage at the block level to increase concurrent operations
      • More VMs per LUN with less performance impact
    Full Copy
    • Storage transparently manages large data movements operations
      • Reduces time to deploy VM templates and clones
    Block Zero
    • Offload large, repetitive block-level write operations of zeros
      • Reduces time to provision new VMs and VMDKs
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 16.
    • VAAI automatically enabled across P4000 clusters
    P4000 VAAI Integration results
    • Cloning offload to array - 7x faster and 94% less load on ESX host and storage network
    • Block zero offload to array - 21x faster VM and VMDK provisioning and 92% less load on ESX host and storage network
    • Hardware Assisted Locking - 6x more VMs per volume up to 50 with less performance impact
  • 17. Outcomes that matter.