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Qa 201001 Qa Conference

  1. 1. Setup a QA Environment in 30 seconds ?! Eran Brown Systems Engineer – Strategic Accounts NetApp Israel
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The QA Challenge (Test & Dev) </li></ul><ul><li>How infrastructure is delaying QA </li></ul><ul><li>How should infrastructure cut QA times </li></ul><ul><li>Case study – Pelephone (Database) </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study – IT Structures (VM) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The QA Challenge <ul><li>Time, Time, Time </li></ul><ul><li>Money, Money, Money </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel testing = Shorter times = More copies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>= Higher costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Isolated environments </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of capacity = compromising test process </li></ul><ul><li>Freeze scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Freeze an older version for further analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Backup QA work </li></ul><ul><li>Update frequency </li></ul>
  4. 4. How infrastructure is delaying QA <ul><li>Copying data is a heavy process </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly done through the host </li></ul><ul><li>Host & Storage are overloaded </li></ul><ul><li>Long creation times </li></ul><ul><li>Long refresh times </li></ul><ul><li>Cloning during the day – recommended ?! </li></ul><ul><li>Backup is a heavy process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires more expensive storage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage Maintenance stops QA </li></ul>
  5. 5. How should infrastructure cut QA times <ul><li>Offload clone creation to the storage </li></ul><ul><li>Use smart copies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offload backup processes to the storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant backups (snapshots) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant recovery / refresh of the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seamless migration of workload for maintenance </li></ul>
  6. 6. Case Study: Pelephone IT © 2008 NetApp. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Case Study – Pelephone <ul><li>The Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle Applications, 3TB (Non-NetApp) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-end storage, very expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 1 Clone for Test & Dev </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 developers working on the same copy… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted a copy per developer for isolation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>45TB ~ 180K$ !!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>45TB Copies take weeks </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Case Study – Pelephone – The solution <ul><li>Only 1 full copy on NetApp (3TB) </li></ul><ul><li>21 Test & Dev Copies </li></ul><ul><li>Total consumed capacity: 8.1TB !!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1/5 the Storage footprint of traditional solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clone creation time: 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Data update: nightly </li></ul><ul><li>Data Refresh time: <5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Backups: Ed-Hoc </li></ul><ul><li>Errors can be saved and sent to dev team. </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest copy: 14 months. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Case Study – Pelephone – Data layout
  10. 10. Case Study: IT Structures © 2008 NetApp. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Case Study – IT Structures <ul><li>Lab-on-demand cloud service provider </li></ul><ul><li>Used for both Test/Dev and Demo purposes </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each lab is a collection of virtual servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to clone each lab 10’s of times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clone must be instant – User is waiting online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of labs varies over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance is key to success </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Case Study – IT Structures – The solution <ul><li>NetApp supported the customer through the re-architecture process (protocol changes) </li></ul><ul><li>The storage system provides cloning </li></ul><ul><li>NetApp Cloning is now integrated in the product </li></ul><ul><li>Labs are turned on within seconds </li></ul><ul><li>boot time is cut short by efficient caching </li></ul><ul><li>Increased number of cloning processes </li></ul><ul><li>Serving more clients on the same platform </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank You ! For more details Contact NetApp Israel Sales: [email_address] © 2008 NetApp. All rights reserved.

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