Sansymphony v-r9


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Sansymphony v-r9

  1. 1. Datacore SANsymphony-V_R9Marc van Schijndel Country Manager ttec
  2. 2. Topics Virtualization Technology Storage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Systems Management Pooling & Provisioning Continuous Availability Performance Acceleration Backup & Recovery Remote Replication 2
  3. 3. Virtualization Technology Desktop USERS Virtualization Server Virtualization APPS Storage VirtualizationDISKS 3
  4. 4. Layered, flexible solution Desktops Servers Virtual Disks Storage Hypervisor Tiered storage pools 4
  5. 5. Infrastructure wide functionsR9 R9 R9 R9 R9 R9 R9 R9 5
  6. 6. Benefits Maximize combined value of storage assets Take cost out of storage infrastructure Customers report up to: Simplify management & 60% COST SAVINGS migration Overcome device-specific 90% UTILIZATION differences 100% UPTIME Provide higher levels of 200% FASTER service 6
  7. 7. IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service) Adaptive techniques for addressing growth ► And subscriber variability Dynamic allocation of tiered resources ► Tuned to different classes of service Coordinated actions across related objects Resiliency in the face of: ► Frequent changes ► Equipment failures & obsolescence ► Facility outages 7
  8. 8. Centralized systems managementControl / monitor diverse resources from one console► Intuitive to set up and operate► Automates repetitive tasks► Self-guided wizards for key workflows► Comprehensive diagnostics & troubleshooting tips► Role-based, administrative permissions & audit trail 8
  9. 9. Intuitive, self-guided workflow 9
  10. 10. Visualize the “big picture” Leverage system monitoring  Intervene early to prevent tools outages ► Microsoft System Center Operations Manager  Correlate behavior ► VMware vCenter of co-dependent ► Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer components Isolate potential Understand system-wide ► trouble spots health at a glance ► Expedite root-cause analysis Apps, servers, networks, ► storage, …  Increase overall system ► SNMP v1 queries & traps performance & availability 10
  11. 11. VMware vCenter plug-in Access key SANsymphony-V functions from the same vCenter Server used to manage vSphere environment ► Rapidly provision virtual disks to vSphere / ESX servers ► Track status & properties of virtual disks used by vSphere hosts ► Coordinate snapshots of VMs (datastores) 11
  12. 12. VMware vCenter plug-in 12
  13. 13. VMware integration VAAI ► Offload vSphere hosts & SAN from low-level storage operations that are performed faster & more efficiently by SANsymphony-V • Full copy • Block zeroing • Hardware-assisted locking SRM (Site Recovery Manager) ► Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) responds to SRM requests for replication services ► Used to achieve fully automated vSphere site recovery & migrations 13
  14. 14. vCenter native integration SANsymphony-V console  DataCore administrator can: communicates directly with ► See hosts, VMs, vCenter Server clusters, datastores & ports ► Serve virtual disks to them ► Set path selection preferences ► Create VMFS datastores 14
  15. 15. Analyzis and ReportingAssist with capacity planning, tuning & asset tracking► Configurable views of system behavior and performance► Drill down into I/O characteristics► Save configuration snapshots for change management► Export resource allocation to billing & chargeback tools 15
  16. 16. Reports Exportable to: ► Image (JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc) ► PDF (Adobe) ► HTML (website) ► MHT (single file website) ► RTF (Rich Text) ► XLS (Excel) ► XLSX (Excel 2007+) ► CSV ► TXT (plain text) Customizable ► Sort / Filter / Search 16
  17. 17. Real time performance charts 17
  18. 18. Virtual disk poolingConsolidate like or unlike disk resources► Split pool into tiers of different price/performance/capacity► Create and assign virtual disks of desired sizes► Define access rights► Explicitly assign virtual disks to hosts or groups of hosts► Eliminate stranded disk space 18
  19. 19. No need to be a storage specialist  Simplify & automate best practices ► Auto-discovers available space ► Thin provisions ► Selects best path ► Sets adaptive cache ► Creates HA mirrors ► Load balances back-end ports 19
  20. 20. Thin provisioningAllocate just enough space, just-in-time► Appears to computers as very large drives (e.g. 2 TB disks)► Takes up only space actually being written to► Dynamically allocates more disk space when required► Reduces need to resize LUNs► Reclaims zeroed out disk space
  21. 21. Virtual disk migratingMove contents from one disk to anotherwithout impacting applications► Eliminates downtime for hardware disk upgrades► Clears & reclaims space occupied by original► Provides pass-through access to drives previously connected directly to hosts
  22. 22. Pool housekeeping Remove disk from pool safely & non-disruptively ► Decommission a disk drive (age, problems, etc.,) ► Shrink size of physical pool (use resource elsewhere) Contents automatically distributed among remaining disks ► No failover required ► No need to replace the volume
  23. 23. Continuous Availability (Sync Mirror)Real-time I/O replication for continuous availability► Eliminates storage as a single point of failure► Enhances survivability using physically separate nodes► Updates distributed copy simultaneously► Mirrored virtual disks behave as one, multi-ported shared drive
  24. 24. High speed cachingSpeeds up performance► Accelerates disk I/O response from existing storage► Uses x86-64 CPUs and memory from DataCore nodes as powerful, inexpensive “mega caches”► Anticipates next blocks to be read, and groups writes to avoid waiting on disks
  25. 25. Automated Tiered StorageMake best tradeoff between performance & cost► Select tiers based on price/performance/capacity • SSD, SAS, SATA, …► Dynamically migrates blocks among classes of storage► Best location at the time determined by: • Access frequency • User preferences
  26. 26. Sub-LUN auto tiering Heaviest hit blocks take advantage of Tier 1 performance Other blocks moved to Tier 2 & Tier 3 Frequently SSD VIRTUAL SATA DISK Accessed Tier 1 Tier 3 Moderately Accessed Infrequently Accessed SAS Tier 2
  27. 27. Dynamically optimizes resources Based on average access frequency for each tier Tier 0 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier n Hot Warm Cold Archive Above average Below average moves up a tier moves down a tier 27
  28. 28. Cloud gatewayExtends disk pool to external clouds► Supports the popular public cloud hosting services► Appears as on-premises iSCSI-attached storage► Caches transmissions & controls bandwidth Developed by* *Trial license of TwinStrata CloudArray® virtual appliance software is included with SANsymphony-V license
  29. 29. RAID stripingBetter protection & performance► Circumvents drive failures► Spreads I/O across multiple spindles► Offloads RAID 0 & 1► Supports popular RAID devices in pool
  30. 30. Load balancingImprove response and throughput► Overcomes typical storage-related bottlenecks► Spread load on physical devices using different channels for different virtual disks► Bypasses failed & offline channels► Automatically balances I/Os across pooled drives in a tier
  31. 31. Automatic fine-tuning Heat maps reveal hot spots of heavy disk activity ► SANsymphony-V automatically migrates disk blocks to less active drives High activity Low activity
  32. 32. Backup/recovery (online snapshots)Capture point-in-time images► Recover quickly at disk speeds to known good state • Differential and full clones • Thin provisioned • Read / writeable • Trigger via VSS • Snap from premium storage to lower cost equipment► Eliminate back-up window► Provide “live” copy for analysis, development & testing
  33. 33. CDP (Continuous Data protection)Return to any point-in-time withouttaking explicit backups► Restore arbitrary point-in-time within a 48 hour period► Logs and timestamps all I/Os to the selected virtual disks► No need to quiesce or interrupt applications► No host agents required► Easy to enable and revert from
  34. 34. Asynchronous replicationUpdate distant copies without impacting local performance► Ideal for disaster recovery & remote data center migration► Standard IP-based links► Optimizes bandwidth via compressed, multi-stream, transfers & prioritized QoS► 1-many, many-to-1, bidirectional► Test readiness non-disruptively► Expedite initialization offline using transportable media
  35. 35. Questions? 35