Deploy Highly Available and Scalable Storage in Minutes

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RightScale Webinar: April 6, 2011 - In this webinar, we discuss how Gluster can help you deploy highly available, scalable storage in minutes and manage data growth in a single global namespace in the cloud. Take advantage of Gluster's software-only network-attached storage (NAS) solution to dynamically deploy and manage cloud storage in the RightScale Cloud Management Platform.

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  • We’re adding an additional instance ot he cluster yes?About how long will it take to be fully available?How do I access my new storage?Can you explain what the GLusterFS protocol is?How would I be able to spread data across availability zones without gluster?You’re adding a lot of EBS volumes, does that cost more from amazon?What protocol do you use to mount by default?
  • Deploy Highly Available and Scalable Storage in Minutes

    1. 1. Deploy Highly Available andScalable Storage in MinutesApril 6, 2011<br />Watch the video of this webinar<br />
    2. 2. Your Panel Today<br />Presenting:<br /><ul><li>Uri Budnik: RightScale, Director ISV Partner Program. @uribudnik
    3. 3. Dave Garnett, Gluster, V.P. Product Management
    4. 4. Craig Carl, Gluster, Senior Systems Engineer</li></ul>Q&A: <br />Ryan McGinnis: RightScale, Account Manager<br />Please use the chat box window to ask questions anytime!<br />Webinar Recordings: www.rightscale.com/webinars<br />
    5. 5. Agenda <br />Introduction to RightScale<br />Introduction to Gluster<br />Live Demo<br />Live Q&A<br />Please use the chat box window to ask questions anytime!<br />
    6. 6. RightScale Real Customers, Real Deployments, Real Benefits<br />Managed Cloud Deployments for 4 Years<br />More than 25,000 users; launched over 2MM servers<br />Behind the largest production deployments on that cloud to date<br />
    7. 7. Complete Systems Management<br />
    8. 8. RightScale: Core Focus<br /><ul><li>Improved Agility
    9. 9. Reduce complexity with ServerTemplates
    10. 10. Manage Systems, not Servers
    11. 11. Orchestrate and Automate
    12. 12. Maintain Choice
    13. 13. Multi-cloud
    14. 14. Configuration Asset Library
    15. 15. ISV Partner Solutions
    16. 16. Control & Security
    17. 17. User Access and Roles
    18. 18. Cost Control and Allocation
    19. 19. Complete Transparency</li></li></ul><li>ServerTemplates: Built-to-Order Servers<br />VS.<br />Image bundling and maintenance<br />
    20. 20. ServerTemplate in Library<br />Easy, on-demand global-namespace within minutes - no limit to scale<br />Less time spent managing storage<br />Reduced Risks, and Business Continuity <br />Add storage as you need it (usage based pricing)<br />Pooled storage that is highly available<br />Immediate storage pool w/out having to re-write your applications<br />No need to forecast storage demand<br />No vendor lock-in<br />
    21. 21. We’ll be at Bio-IT world next week<br />Hosting a Cocktail Event in Boston on Weds. 4/13 at 5pm<br />Open to all, register via www.RightScale.com home page<br />RightScale’s User Conference<br />Weds. June 8th in NYC <br />Customer Presentations<br />RightScale and Partner Sessions<br />Co-located with Cloud Computing Expo<br />Don’t Miss It - Register Today!!<br />www.rightscale.com/conference<br />RightScale User Conference<br />
    22. 22. Storage Challenges in AWS <br />Without Gluster Highly Available POSIX storage is impossible<br />Redundant NFS is not possible within EC2<br />NAS performance is limited to the speed of a single instance<br />80MB/s maximum throughput for a single EC2 instance<br />Larger more expensive EC2 instances are required to reach 80MB/s<br />Performance within AWS is unpredictable<br />Resources within EC2 speed up and slow down<br />Performance on EBS volumes can vary up to 70% from the mean hour to hour<br />NAS Is difficult to scale <br />An instance is limited to ~120TB of storage <br />S3 requires application rewrites to leverage object storage<br />S3 is incredibly slow (~15MB/s)<br />EC2<br />EC2<br />EBS<br />
    23. 23. Enter Gluster – RightScale Server Template<br />We are the ONLY way to implement a highly available file system in Amazon. <br />We limit the performance vagaries of Amazon virtual machines and storage. <br />There is NO limit to the speed of a Gluster cluster, regardless of file size, block size, etc.<br />There is NO limit to the number of files in a Gluster cluster, regardless of file size, block size, etc.<br />Gluster is designed to work across availability zones and with S3 snapshots for genuine HA storage.<br />From concept to production in 30 minutes.<br />2 hour support SLA. Guaranteed. <br />
    24. 24. When to use Gluster<br />Unstructured Data<br />Video Files<br />Audio Files<br />Pictures<br />General Office documents<br />Web content<br />Emails (Zimbra, Sendmail, etc.)<br />When not to use Gluster<br />Databases (MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, etc.)<br />Structured Files<br />Data where on-disk block order matters<br />
    25. 25. Scaling performance<br />The total speed of the cluster is the aggregated speed of every instance.<br />Single file performance is limited to the instances(s) on which the file exists.<br />Gluster has been benchmarked in Amazon @ 5300MB/sec aggregated throughput.<br />Single file performance is limited to ~80MB/sec.<br />
    26. 26. Demonstration<br />
    27. 27. Let’s Talk <br />Q & A Time <br />
    28. 28. We Appreciate Your Time <br />Contact:<br />RIGHTSCALE:sales@rightscale.com; (866) 720-0208<br />GLUSTER: sales@gluster.com<br />More Info:<br />Webinar archive: RightScale.com/webinars<br />Whitepapers: RightScale.com/whitepapers<br />RightScale user conference: www.rightscale.com/meetup<br />
    29. 29. Additional Draft Material <br />
    30. 30. Company Background<br />History<br /><ul><li>Founded in 2005 by both
    31. 31. Hitesh Chellani (LLNL, DEC, Tata Unisys)
    32. 32. Anand Babu Periasamy (LLNL)
    33. 33. Background in high performance, clustered computing</li></ul>60 Employees<br /><ul><li>US HQ with large development center in India</li></ul>Active and broad worldwide user base<br /> with 125,000+downloads<br />300+ Deployments in 45 countries<br />Over 1,200 registered users<br />Large proven install base of Enterprise Customers<br />100’s of nodes and PB’s of storage<br />

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