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The Next Generation of Hyperconverged Infrastructure - Cisco

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The Next Generation of Hyperconverged Infrastructure - Cisco

  1. 1. Presentation Title
  2. 2. Chris Fadool, CSE, Hyperflex, Central Region @chrisfadool Cisco HyperFlex Systems TDM
  3. 3. Opportunities and Challenges for IT Islands of Innovation Silos Complicate Operations and Reduce Efficiency APPS Meeting Cloud Expectations Delivering Public Cloud Economics and Elasticity… On Premise New Application Types Require Software Control and Data Closer to Compute APP Scale Out Infrastructure Software Defined: Compute, Storage, Network Micro Service Micro Service Micro Service Micro Service Digital Transformation Imperatives… …Driving New Architectures
  4. 4. The Promise of Hyperconverged Systems Efficient Adaptable Deploy at Cloud Speed Instantly Provision, Clone or Snapshot Applications Flexible Deployment Variety of Configurations to Handle Diversified Set of Workloads Scale-As-You-Grow Add Resources Non-Disruptively and Scale Performance Linearly in Small Increments Agile
  5. 5. Hyperconvergence Fast Time to MarketSimplicityFirst Gen HCI
  6. 6. Hyperconvergence Gaps Fast Time to MarketSimplicity New Management Silos Inefficient Scaling and Data Optimization Limited App Performance and Workload Support First Gen HCI
  7. 7. Gaps New Management Silos Inefficient Scaling and Data Optimization Limited App Performance and Workload Support IT Is Looking for a Better Answer Requirements Fast Time to MarketSimplicity Agility Simplicity + Integration with Existing Data Center Easy Scaling + Resource Efficiency Existing Apps + Next Gen AdaptabilityEfficiency First Gen HCI
  8. 8. Cisco HyperFlex Systems HX-Series
  9. 9. Cisco HyperFlex Systems 1 Complete Hyperconvergence Unified Compute and Network Infrastructure Wide Array of Rack and Blade Form Factors Integrated, High Performance Network Fabric Automated Management of all Hardware Virtualization Aware Cisco UCS: The Ideal System for Hyperconvergence
  10. 10. Cisco HyperFlex Systems 1 Complete Hyperconvergence Unified Compute and Network Infrastructure Cisco HyperFlex Cisco HX Data Platform Data Services and Storage Optimization 2 Next Gen Data Platform Designed for Distributed Storage
  11. 11. Cisco HyperFlex Systems 1 3 Complete Hyperconvergence Unified Compute and Network Infrastructure Part of a Complete Data Center Strategy Elastic and Secure at Enterprise Scale Cisco HyperFlex Cisco HX Data Platform Data Services and Storage Optimization 2 Next Gen Data Platform Designed for Distributed Storage Cisco One Enterprise Cloud Suite Cisco ACI
  12. 12. Flexible, Extensible Storage Interfaces Future Ready Architecture API-Enabled Data Platform Supports Multiple Storage Formats At Launch Support for VMware Future Releases • Containers • Additional VM environments ObjectFile Block Bare MetalContainers Cisco HyperFlex: HX Data Platform Data Services and Storage Optimization
  13. 13. Cisco HyperFlex Configurations HX240c Nodes Capacity-heavy 3–8 Node Cluster (VSI: IT/Biz Apps, Test/Dev) Per-Node 1x1.6TB Cache SSD up to 23x1.2TB HDDs SD Card/120GB Back SSD (Boot/Housekeeping) HX240c + B200 for HF Hybrid Nodes Compute-heavy Hybrid (Compute Bound Apps/VDI) Up to 4 Blades SD Card or SAN (Boot) 3-8 Node HX240c Cluster HX220c Nodes Smallest Footprint 3–8 Node Cluster (VDI, ROBO) Per-Node 1x480 GB Cache SSD 6x1.2TB HDDs SD Card/120GB SSD (Boot/Housekeeping)
  14. 14. HyperFlex Key Customer Benefits Efficient Adaptable Scale-As-You-Grow Adaptive Scaling Non-Stop Infrastructure Built on the UCS Platform Flexible Deployment Always-on Data Optimization Complete Hyperconvergence Intuitive Management Cloud Speed All 3 Layers of Network, Compute and Storage Intelligently Integrated Into a Single Solution for <60 Minute Deployment Eliminate Infrastructure Silos and Use Existing Management Tools to Manage and Automate Operations Instantly Provision, Clone or Snapshot Applications Unified Management Using Existing Skillsets in the Organization Variety of Configurations to Handle Diversified Set of Workloads Inline Dedupe and Compression Ensuring Hyper-Efficient Resource Utilization Add Resources Non-disruptively and Scale Performance Linearly in Small Increments Scale Compute or Capacity to Match Application Needs Self-Healing Fabric Based Hyperconvergence with Cloud Monitoring Agile
  15. 15. HyperFlex Differentiation Break Down Silos Simplify Management Networking Integration AdaptableEfficientAgile Deploy the Entire System Faster, Not Just Computing and Storage Standardize Your Configurations and Apply Across All Your HCI Platforms Manage in the Same Way You Manage Your UCS Blade Servers, Rack Servers and Converged Infrastructure Solutions
  16. 16. Cisco HyperFlex Systems Deployment
  17. 17. Fast and Easy Installation STEP 0 STEP 1 60 MINUTES OR LESS VMware and HX Data Performance Software Installed on Servers at Factory/Reseller Before Shipping to Customer Rack Up Servers, Power on, and Add to vCenter Drag and Drop Configuration (JSON) File Create, Cluster, and Datastore Start Provisioning VMs
  18. 18. Cisco HX Data Platform Overview
  19. 19. HX Data Platform Overview Hyperconverged Data Platform That Allows Companies to Leverage Compute Servers for Storing and Managing Their Data without Compromising on Features or Performance • Inline De-duplication and Inline Compression • Scale Out Just-in Time • Scale Compute and Storage Independently • Annual Subscription Pricing Economical Scaling • Robust Data Integrity • Continuous Availability • Proactive Auto-support • VM-level Snapshots for Instant Backups Enterprise Grade • Fast Installation and Configuration • 100% vCenter-based Management • Rapid Cloning for VM Provisioning Maximum Simplicity
  20. 20. Hyperconverged Scale Out and Distributed File System CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM HYPERCONVERGED DATA PLATFORMHYPERCONVERGED DATA PLATFORMHYPERCONVERGED DATA PLATFORM Start With as Few as Three Nodes Hyperconverged Data Platform Installs in Minutes Add Servers, One or More at a Time Linearly Scale Compute, Storage Performance, and Capacity Distribute and Rebalance Data Across Servers Automatically Retire Older Servers HYPERCONVERGED DATA PLATFORM CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM
  21. 21. CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM HYPERCONVERGED DATA PLATFORMHYPERCONVERGED DATA PLATFORMHYPERCONVERGED DATA PLATFORMHYPERCONVERGED DATA PLATFORM CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM CONTROLLER VMHYPERVISOR VM VM VM Software Modules Inside a Server Controller VM Has Direct Access to Drives VAAI Plugin Offloads Snapshots and Clone Operations IO Visor Module Presents NFS to ESX and Stripes IO DATASTORE/VOLUME CONTROLLER VM HYPERVISOR VMVMVMVMVM HDD HDD SDD SDD IO Visor VAAI
  22. 22. Building on the Right Foundation Cisco HX Data Platform Built From the Ground Up for Hyperconvergence Distributed Log- Structured File System Designed for Scale-out, Distributed Storage Advanced Data Services (Snapshots, Clones) and Data Optimization (Inline Dedupe, Compression) Without Trade-offs Better Flash Endurance and Disk Performance Computing, Storage, Networking, and Hypervisor Integration Eliminates Management Silos Distributed File system Local FS Local FS Local FS Local FS Unique Architecture
  23. 23. Independent Scaling of Compute and Capacity Scale Compute HX Data Platform Add NodesScale Cache or Capacity Within Nodes HX Data Platform CONTROLLERHYPERVISORCONTROLLERHYPERVISOR CONTROLLERHYPERVISOR CONTROLLERHYPERVISOR IOVisorIOVisor IOVisorIOVisor IOVisorIOVisor IOVisorIOVisor VM VM VM VM Non- HyperFlex Hosts Can Connect to Storage with IOVisor VM VMVM VM VMVM VM VMVM VM VMVM
  24. 24. Dynamic Data Distribution • HX Data Platform stripes data across all nodes simultaneously, leveraging cache across all SSDs for fast writes • Balanced space utilization: no data migration required following a VM migration Systems Built on Conventional File Systems Write Locally, Then Replicate, Creating Performance Hotspots CONTROLLERHYPERVISORHYPERVISOR CONTROLLERHYPERVISOR CONTROLLERHYPERVISOR VM VMVM VM VMVM VM VMVM HX Data Platform VM VMVM CONTROLLERCONTROLLER
  25. 25. Continuous Data Optimization BEFORE Inline Deduplication 20–30% space savings Inline Compression 30–50% space savings No Special Hardware No Performance Impact Log-Structured File System Yields More Efficient Data Optimization
  26. 26. • Pointer-based snapshots • Space-efficient • Fast creations and deletions • Fine-grained or coarse-grained • VM-level or VM folder-level • VAAI-integrated • Quiesced and crash-consistent • Use vCenter Snapshot Manager • Policy-based • Schedules, retention period Fast and Flexible Native Snapshots for Backups
  27. 27. • Pointer-Based Writeable Snapshots (Instantaneous Clones) • VAAI integrated • VM-level granularity Native VM Clones for Rapid Provisioning • Batch creation GUI • Apply unique names • Use customization spec to apply IP • Powerful tool to rapidly setup a large set of VMs using just VC (without scripting or View composer); Up to 256 clones in parallel per job • Golden/Base VM can be a template, powered on or powered off
  28. 28. • Extends virtualization management seamlessly • No switching between management consoles • View storage alerts/alarms alongside with ESX alerts/alarms • Command line interface for automation Management Built for Server Admin 100% vCenter-Based Management
  29. 29. Use Cases
  30. 30. Primary HyperFlex Use Cases • Agile provisioning • Frequent iterations • Instant cloning and snapshots Test and Development • Low upfront costs • Consistent performance • Predictable scaling Virtual Desktop Infrastructure • Reduce operational complexity • Adaptive scaling • Always-on resiliency Server Virtualization • Simple deployment • Centralized management • No “fly-and-fix” missions Large Remote Branch Office
  31. 31. Reduced management complexity Integrated Management Summary Flash endurance, compression friendly, faster rebuilds Log Structured Layout Scale performance and capacity independently, eliminate hotspots Data Distribution Flash performance, low cost capacity Data Virtualization Fast, efficient snapshots and clones Data Services
  32. 32. 10:45 – 11:30 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS HPE Breakout Room: Delta 360 Club “Benefits of Transforming to a Hybrid Infrastructure” Timm Ideker, Director of Sales, Enterprise Group CANON Breakout Room: Interview Room “Learn How to Efficiently Manage Your Print and Scan Environment” Dana Mawn, Business Development Consultant – NT-ware USA NIMBLE STORAGE Breakout Room: Guest Locker Room “Overcoming the App-Data-Gap using a Predictive Flash Platform” Mitch Gram, Sr. Sales Engineer M-FILES Breakout Room: Main Field “What You Don't Know About Document Management – But Should” Corey Candela, Channel Account Manager

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