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  • StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager Customer Presentation (Revised 8/24/05) Hello. My name is , I am a with Sun Microsystems, and today I am going to talk to you about the Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager software.
  • Does This Look Familiar? In multiple forums, customers have told us that the most common method for tracking and managing their storage is with point solutions such as vendor-proprietary tools or spreadsheets and Microsoft Visio. That is akin to keeping company accounting data in ledger books – it's cumbersome, makes it difficult to be responsive to rapidly changing demands of the business, and it doesn't scale. One customer managed their complex SAN through notations on a whiteboard. When the cleaning staff backed into it, accidentally erasing key information, it took hours of painstaking work to recreate the vanished data. This approach is not practical in the 21 st century.
  • Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager – Heterogeneous, Open, Integrated Sun has introduced the Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager software as an answer to the problem of the budget and data growth gap. By supporting heterogeneous storage on an open, integrated platform, Sun looks to meet three objectives: Simplifying Management using visualization of the environment, abstracting complexity through virtualization, and standardizing tasks across heterogeneous storage. Enabling Service Level Agreements (SLAs) by improving storage provisioning and increasing system availability. Managing Costs by increasing utilization of storage resources, taking advantage of tiered storage, and protecting hardware and software investments. What does this mean and how does Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager accomplish this? We'll be looking at each of these objectives in more detail in coming slides.
  • Simplify Management – One Interface Extending the single interface enterprise-wide gives your administrators powerful tools for efficiently and effectively managing IT storage operations. Because the Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management software is based on open, standards-based tools, it can support management of heterogeneous SAN storage, providing a single storage management console for your enterprise storage needs. Instead of multiple spreadsheets and Visio diagrams – or worse, a whiteboard listing – Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management software utilizes storage data gathered from across the enterprise, regardless of vendor. This data is then presented for reporting, viewing, monitoring, or provisioning through the Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management interface.
  • Deliver SLA's – Improve Storage and Infrastructure Availability One of the single most important aspects of data center management is that the systems, applications, and Web portals responsible for generating revenue be available continuously. At-a-glance views of application-to-spindle paths can reveal potential bottlenecks and components, such as switches, that don't match availability requirements. With the Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management software, administrators can pinpoint if specific application data resides on the correct devices and determine whether there are any redundant data paths. Through monitoring of storage assets, and predicting device failures, storage administrators can pre-emptively schedule maintenance before equipment faults turn into equipment failures, thus improving infrastructure availability.
  • Simplify Management – Show Application Dependencies With one simple interface, you can view application-to-spindle path provisioning, regardless of the storage vendor. The Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management software detects and displays storage paths from databases, e-mail, and file server applications down through servers, HBAs, switches, and subsystems. Viewing the paths from applications down to disk spindles instantly reveals application dependencies, making it easy to determine the impact of configuration decisions on your IT environment and your business. Using Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management software makes it possible to avoid costly mistakes and device outages. Implementing Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management software can increase the availability of your application, help to speed troubleshooting and recovery efforts, and make your IT operations more efficient.
  • Simplify Management -- Visualize The simplicity of the Sun StorEdge Management Portal interface belies its power. The single, web-based interface can discover, visualize, monitor, report on, chargeback on, and provision complex, multi-vendor storage networks. Sun StorEdge Management Portal users can quickly filter paths and relationships to application storage. The storage visualization makes it easier to see the underlying infrastructure. Visualization of enterprise storage assets eliminates clumsy storage tracking through spreadsheets and Visio.
  • Deliver SLA's -- Resolve Performance Issues Diagnosing the source of application performance problems can be a real challenge in a complex SAN. When end users are are calling your help desk to complain about application slowness, every minute counts. Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management software can facilitate fast troubleshooting and quick diagnosis for help desk calls. The software offers both element-specific performance analysis as well as guided analysis of the entire storage environment. A performance graph appears on top of every application, host, switch, and storage system that has performance data. To analyze the performance of any resource, click once on the resource. As an example, if you click on a switch used in a SAN, you can analyze the performance counters for any of the ports in the switch in real-time, or over historical time periods. The Sun StorEdge Operations Manager offers powerful performance management and real-time monitoring capabilities that enable you to analyze performance counters at every point along the storage path, from application to spindle. Integrated views of the application infrastructure – from the storage subsystem to the application, showing both logical and physical elements in the storage environment – help to pinpoint trouble spots that can impact application performance and availability.
  • Manage Costs – Improve Storage Utilization One of the primary drivers of storage consolidation is to increase overall storage utilization and reduce the total storage hardware to be managed. Sun's storage management software provides tools to closely monitor the status of each storage volume, locate suitable additional storage space, determine which data is excess or can be moved to a lower-cost tier, and to rapidly provision error-free extra storage when needed. Using the Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Management software creates a storage environment where existing capacity can be fully utilized. Storage capacity and bottlenecks can be pinpointed, which helps to avert situations where a user or application has run out of space. Application-to-spindle enterprise-wide storage views are capable of viewing storage in the SAN or viewing it within the application. High-level views can show the data path at mailbox and tablespace level or drill down to the switch, HBA, and spindle.
  • Deliver SLA's – Simplify the Provisioning Process One key to delivering on Service Level Agreements (SLAs) is to simplify the provisioning process. While provisioning storage has always been error-prone and labor-intensive work, provisioning heterogeneous storage involves a laborious series of steps that require access to command and control for each vendor's storage systems, along with the associated switches and subsystem fabric. The Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management software provides a wizard to automate the storage provisioning process. The wizard enables administrators to perform storage provisioning rapidly, consistently, and with far fewer errors. Administrators can use the wizard to schedule the provisioning as a job to be executed during off hours, minimizing the impact on performance.
  • Manage Costs – Take Advantage of Tiered Storage Tiered storage is important for reining in out-of-control storage costs. The concept of tiered storage is based on classifying both storage assets, and applications and data, according to priority, value, and cost, and then matching that hierarchy of applications and data to storage of corresponding value. Revenue-generating, business-critical applications requiring high performance should be aligned with storage that has the highest performance and availability. That high performance, high availability storage is likely to be the most expensive storage resource within the environment. For that reason, data that is older and must be retained only for regulatory purposes does not need to be kept on premier enterprise storage. As the data ages, it can be moved to storage that is less expensive, and does not have such high availability and performance. The Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Management software makes it possible to manage increasing storage capacity without having to increase IT staffing. Many tedious, repetitive tasks can be automated and alert levels can be set so that administrators can let the system perform routine management tasks, freeing them for higher-level work. The Sun StorEdge Asset Management and Accounting software enables managers to establish storage tier costs and set storage allocation thresholds. The software can then monitor progress against those thresholds. If the thresholds are not being met, the Sun StorEdge Asset Management and Accounting software can analyze storage usage, providing the basis for quota changes, movement of data, or other actions to get back on track.
  • Manage Costs – Standards Protect Investment The Sun StorEdge Enterprise Management software is standards-based to protect customer flexibility and investments. With storage hardware and software built to industry standards, new products and enhancements can be brought to market faster, and integration with existing storage infrastructure is easier. Customers have a broader choice of hardware and software with standards-based equipment. Open, standards-based equipment can help reduce vendor lock-in. What standards are we talking about? One standard is the Common Information Model (CIM) from the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). CIM-based products allow multiple parties to exchange management information about systems, networks, applications, and services. The Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) is a specification for a secure and reliable interface allowing storage management systems to identify, classify, monitor, and control physical and logical resources in a storage area network (SAN). Both SMI-S and CIM replace earlier proprietary APIs and frameworks used by most storage management software to manage heterogeneous storage. The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is dedicated to driving future storage industry standards and best practices. SNIA drives the DMTF standards, including web based enterprise management (WBEM), a set of technologies to enable the interoperable management of an enterprise. CIM is one of the WBEM enabling technologies.
  • Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager – Heterogeneous, Open, Integrated Sun has introduced the Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager software as an answer to the problem of the budget and data growth gap. By supporting heterogeneous storage on an open, integrated platform, Sun looks to meet three objectives: Simplifying Management using visualization of the environment, abstracting complexity through virtualization, and standardizing tasks across heterogeneous storage. Enabling Service Level Agreements (SLAs) by improving storage provisioning and increasing system availability. Managing Costs by increasing utilization of storage resources, taking advantage of tiered storage, and protecting hardware and software investments. What does this mean and how does Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager accomplish this? We'll be looking at each of these objectives in more detail in coming slides.
  • StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager Customer Presentation (Revised 8/24/05) Hello. My name is , I am a with Sun Microsystems, and today I am going to talk to you about the Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager software.

Operations manager first call customer presentation Operations manager first call customer presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Sun StorageTek  Operations Manager
    • Presenter’s Name
      • Presenter’s Title
        • Presenter’s Company
    • The Management Gap
    • How Operations Manager Can Help
    • Product Demonstration
    • Q & A
  • Does This Look Familiar ?
  • More Data Requires More Management How can you manage more storage per administrator?
  • Different Issues, Different Perspectives
    • Budgetary constraints
    • Regulatory & SLA compliance
    • Leveraging IT for competitive advantage
    • Operational efficiency
    • Provisioning
    • Data availability
    • Capacity planning
    • Performance management
    • Scalability & Security
    • Ease of deployment
    • Heterogeneous platform support
    • Standards-based
    Information
      • Improve Efficiency and Protect Your Investment
    • Faster Provisioning and Higher Availability
      • Visualize, Understand, and Automate
    Sun StorageTek ™ Operations Manager Manage Costs Deliver on Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Heterogeneous, Open, Integrated Simplify Management
  • Simplify Everyday Management
    • Single, integrated tool
    • Configuration
    • Utilization
    • Performance
    • Provisioning
    • Supports devices from multiple vendors
    Simplify
  • See the Big Picture Simplify
    • Topology shows
    • SAN Connectivity
    • NAS Devices
    • Backup Servers
    • Verify multi-pathing, view alerts
  • Application to Spindle Views Simplify
    • Single view shows
    • Application objects
    • Database tables
    • File system
    • Host volume
    • HBA ports
    • SAN switch ports
    • Storage array
    • Array volume
    • Spindles
  • Perform Impact Analysis
    • Quickly and easily
    • Determine who is affected by outages
    • Create change management plans
    • Understand dependencies
    SLAs
  • Detailed Performance Information SLAs
    • Provides ability to
    • Select parts of the network and drill down for detail
    • Chart historical performance
    • Perform faster root cause analysis of problems
  • Improve Storage Utilization Save
    • Understand
    • Current utilization of all assets
    • Historical trends
    • Assets reaching capacity
  • Simplify the Provisioning Process
    • Delivers
    • Fast, error-free allocation of storage resources
    • Common UI across different hosts, switches, and arrays
    • Lower training costs
    Save
  • Take Advantage of Tiered Storage
    • File-level scan identifies
    • Stale data
    • Infrequently accessed data
    • Unauthorized files
    • Files that require special treatment
    Save
  • Standards = Investment Protection
    • Why do I care?
    • Avoid vendor lock-in
    • Increased choice for both hardware and software
    • Products come to market faster
    • What is SMI-S?
    • Standard for storage device management
    • Owned and developed by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
    Save
  • Does it support all my devices? * See Support Matrix for details
      • Increase Utilization and Protect Your Investment
    • Faster Provisioning and Higher Availability
      • Visualize, Understand, and Automate
    Sun StorageTek ™ Operations Manager Manage Costs Deliver on Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Heterogeneous, Open, Integrated Simplify Management
  • Sun StorageTek  Operations Manager
    • Presenter’s Name
      • Presenter’s Title
        • Presenter’s Company