Seamlessly integrate Cloud                   Storage into existing                   infrastructureRobert HaynesSystems En...
2Overview• Show you how to   – Gain visibility of the file data that sits     in your infrastructure and take control   – ...
3Flexibility to Respond to GrowthStorage InitiativesData migrationsConsolidationsTechnology refresh                   LESS...
4Keys to successful file management• Use the best of the infrastructure you have today• Seamlessly integrate new storage a...
5Cloud in a Tiered Storage Framework Performance                                                                          ...
6Introducing F5 ARX   Applications and Users                                           Global Namespace                   ...
7Enable Data Mobility withNon-disruptive Data Migrations               Users and Applications                             ...
8Reduce Storage Costs withAutomated Storage Tiering              Users and Applications                                   ...
9Reduce Backup Times and CostsOptimizing Backups              Users and Applications                                      ...
10Defining Cloud-Ready            Applications and Users                      Method of integrating local and             ...
11Tiering to the Cloud: Challenges   Not all files are                Different interfaces                                ...
12Tiering to the Cloud with F5                    Users                       Local file system interface to              ...
13F5 ARX Cloud Extender                                        • Extends ARX tiering to public       Native CIFS support  ...
14F5’s Cloud Storage Model                Applications and Users                                  F5 ARX                  ...
17Case Study:IlliniCloudProviding state-of-the-art cloud computing resources to K-12 education centers for the state of Il...
18F5 Data Solutions               Price                                                                                   ...
20F5 Data Manager                                            • Better understand your file                                ...
21Our approach is unique• The markets only purpose built file management solution• Stub-free tiering and migration of data...
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Seamlessly integrate Cloud Storage into existing infrastructure
Seamlessly integrate Cloud Storage into existing infrastructure
Seamlessly integrate Cloud Storage into existing infrastructure
Seamlessly integrate Cloud Storage into existing infrastructure
Seamlessly integrate Cloud Storage into existing infrastructure
Seamlessly integrate Cloud Storage into existing infrastructure
Seamlessly integrate Cloud Storage into existing infrastructure
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Learn how to manage rapid storage growth, balance the IT budget and to align IT with business goals. By virtualising file storage with F5, you can take charge of data growth, implement strategies that reduce storage costs up to 50%, and seamlessly extend your storage infrastructure to the cloud. Experience how the F5 technology enables stub-free automated file movement, offers up to 90% reduction in backup windows and seamlessly integrates with technologies like NetApp, EMC, HDS, and HP.

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Seamlessly integrate Cloud Storage into existing infrastructure

  1. 1. Seamlessly integrate Cloud Storage into existing infrastructureRobert HaynesSystems Engineerr.haynes@f5.com+44 7979241028
  2. 2. 2Overview• Show you how to – Gain visibility of the file data that sits in your infrastructure and take control – Reduce storage CAPEX and OPEX – Reduce backup windows by 90% with your existing backup infrastructure – FURTHER reduce costs by seamlessly integrating cloud storage
  3. 3. 3Flexibility to Respond to GrowthStorage InitiativesData migrationsConsolidationsTechnology refresh LESS TIMEStorage tieringArchivingDeduplicationBackup redesign LOWER COSTCloud storageImproved reporting
  4. 4. 4Keys to successful file management• Use the best of the infrastructure you have today• Seamlessly integrate new storage and cloud based technologies• NO STUB FILES on local storage• Automation• Put the right data in to the cloud !
  5. 5. 5Cloud in a Tiered Storage Framework Performance Memory Storage (Flash, DRAM) Traditional Tier 1 (High-perf FC, SAS) Traditional Tier 2 (High-cap SATA) Optimized Storage (Deduped SATA) Cloud Storage Cost (Public, hybrid, private)
  6. 6. 6Introducing F5 ARX Applications and Users Global Namespace • Federates and presents logical representation of underlying file systems • Decouples access from physical location • Masks changes to underlying storage systems from applications and users Automated Data Management Policies • Automate common storage management tasks − Data migration − Storage tiering − Capacity balancing • Tasks performed without affecting access to files or requiring client re-configuration NAS and File Servers
  7. 7. 7Enable Data Mobility withNon-disruptive Data Migrations Users and Applications • Challenges – Disruption from moving data – Processes are manual, time- Decouple logical file access consuming, and error-prone from physical file location • Benefits Automated policies manage movement of files – Reduce migration times by up to 90% – Reduce business outages and user disruption – Lower operational overhead – Simplify complex migration NAS and File Servers projects
  8. 8. 8Reduce Storage Costs withAutomated Storage Tiering Users and Applications • Challenges – Growing storage costs – Leveraging high performance Decouple logical file access or low cost storage solutions from physical file location – Manual processes are time- and resource-consuming Automated policies place and move files based on value • Benefits – Reduce storage costs by 50% or more – Reclaim Tier 1 storage – Seamlessly integrate best-of- Cloud breed storage technologies Storage – Lower operational overhead Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier
  9. 9. 9Reduce Backup Times and CostsOptimizing Backups Users and Applications • Challenges – Data growth and increasing retention requirements Decouple logical file access from physical file location – Longer backup times Automated policies place and move – Higher media consumption files based on value • Benefits Customize backup policies by tier – Reduce backup times by up Break up large file systems to 90% – Reduce backup media consumption and costs – Scale backup processes to Weekly Monthly respond to data growth Tier 1 Tier 2
  10. 10. 10Defining Cloud-Ready Applications and Users Method of integrating local and cloud storage that is transparent to users and applications Ability to migrate files between different tiers while preserving 2 access for users and applications 1 Ability to automatically classify and migrate files to the most 3 appropriate storage tier Active Inactive Local Storage Cloud Storage
  11. 11. 11Tiering to the Cloud: Challenges Not all files are Different interfaces Data securitysuitable for the cloud for file access Enterprises use industry-standard Public cloud providers CIFS and NFS How do you guarantee often charge for network data security stored in bandwidth consumed the public cloud? Active Unpredictable network Overhead of managing Object stores use latency from accessing multiple systems, proprietary web files over a WAN platforms, and vendors services APIs Need to manage heterogeneous environment
  12. 12. 12Tiering to the Cloud with F5 Users Local file system interface to the SOAP / REST API used by the cloud storage platform Virtual namespace to seamlessly integrate local and 2 cloud storage for users Automatically identify inactive and other appropriate files to store in the cloud 3 4 CIFS Migrate files to cloud storage 1 platform without disrupting user access or causing downtime SOAP / REST Encrypt every file stored in the 5 cloud for data security Local Storage Cloud Storage
  13. 13. 13F5 ARX Cloud Extender • Extends ARX tiering to public Native CIFS support and private cloud storage • Software solution for industry- Web API translation standard Windows servers: Metadata cache Agent – Simplifies file access Centralized management – Minimizes performance impact for metadata-only operations Manager Cloud plug-ins – Centralized management interface Data encryption – Customized cloud migration policies Connector – Extensible architecture for multiple 3rd party cloud storage offerings Cloud Storage – Data encryption for every file
  14. 14. 14F5’s Cloud Storage Model Applications and Users F5 ARX ARX Cloud 3rd -Party Extender Gateway Tier 1 Tier 2 Private Cloud Public Cloud
  15. 15. 17Case Study:IlliniCloudProviding state-of-the-art cloud computing resources to K-12 education centers for the state of IllinoisEnvironment: • Three datacenters supporting 860 school districts with seven staffers • Virtual file servers with 100TB of file data on heterogeneous SANCritical Issue: • Storage requirements growing annually by 100-300% across districtsReasons: • High data storage requirements imposed by No Child Left Behind • Data retention policy of “forever” • Wide disparity in IT resources and budgets between school districtsRequirements: • Automated migration of inactive files to lower cost storage • Support for heterogeneous storage environmentsSolution: • ARX cluster with automated storage tieringResult: • Migrated all files older than one year to lower cost storage • Reclaimed 85% of Tier 1 storage capacity • One-year return on investment (ROI) “The ARX exceeded a lot of our expectations and paid for itself within a year. I wouldn’t run a datacenter without it.” Jason Radford, System Administrator, Bloomington, IL, School District
  16. 16. 18F5 Data Solutions Price ARX4000 ARX2500Data Manager ARX2000 ARX1500 ARX500 ARX VE Scale / Performance ARX Cloud Extender Workgroup Departmental Enterprise *Stated values are estimated guidelines – please consult with your F5 sales representative to determine which platform is right for your environment.
  17. 17. 20F5 Data Manager • Better understand your file data and storage requirements File owner • Software solution for industry- standard Windows servers File age, type, size, etc. • File storage reporting and Resource utilization capacity forecasting: – File data, file system and storage resources – CIFS and NFS Current and trend reporting – Current and trend reporting – Heterogeneous environments • Advanced reporting: + + + – Report on custom file sets for specific reporting needs Customizable file sets
  18. 18. 21Our approach is unique• The markets only purpose built file management solution• Stub-free tiering and migration of data• Add private or public cloud as a tier• Dramatic operational cost and time reductions• Transparent to the users and apps
  19. 19. 22 Questions?Come and visit us on stand F48
  20. 20. YOUR YEAR-ROUND IT RESOURCE – access to everything you’ll need to know
  21. 21. THE WHOLETECHNOLOGY STACKfrom start to finish
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  26. 26. DirectoryA comprehensive A-Z listing providing in-depth company overviews
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