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  • How do people add CPU to Virtualization today – add a server. Is the app aware of the add? Is the user aware? NO. They don’t care. So why should the Server infrastructure have that benefit exclusively?
  • Key points Business critical apps have been the last to be modernized. They have the most risk. Custom, proprietary compute architectures drive up business application costs. Many business critical apps run on proprietary processors for many reasons: legacy development, better performance, etc. First step to modernization is getting to standard, common architecture that can support shared workloads. Once on x86, we can start to virtualize. We are moving forward on modernization journey. Virtualization sets up for shared infrastructure. The last step is running apps in a cloud where resources, whether available from internal IT or external providers, are available on demand.
  • Key points Business applications have to keep up with business changes. We have to add mobile components, improve performance for certain times of year / events, upgrade to be “cloud ready”, and be more flexible to quickly add modules like talent management for HCM when the business requests it. Standard architectures: we can get to lower cost components, we can minimize custom development and administrative tasks and associated resources, we have a common foundation. Virtualization: some apps start small and grow. Some are going to be used across a company. Rather than guess at the starting point. Virtualization lets companies deploy compute and storage capacity based on today’s needs and then add or subtract (and consolidate) in real time. This minimizes wasted resources. Virtualization also enables non hardware based availability. We can move resources across physical hardware so that disruptions to physical environment – whether they are planned or are planned, do not impact application availability. Cloud: Enables IT to establish availability, resource provisioning, and cost metrics to increase transparency to the business. App owners are aware of what IT will deliver and what it costs. Also facilitates shift to service level management. Boost performance when needed, reduce as necessary. Provision and de-provision users.
  • Key points – we are getting more specific. Control data growth: whatever the data growth is of an application, it increases by an order of magnitude when you start making copies for development, test and disaster recovery. These copies consume valuable resources, cost money, and have to be managed. The objective is to keep these copies to serve the business function without consuming all of the resources. That is where zero space writable copies, data deduplication and compression come in. Performance. Right now, if you make your apps go faster: you may split database instances, add more compute, add faster disk drives, short stroke the disk drives or any other tactic. All of these have one thing in common: they are expensive. Innovations in storage make it easier and more affordable. And the biggest is solid state / flash. You can a little bit to the storage or the server and you get better performance. This assumes of course, you have something in the storage software that knows where to put the data to get the best response times. And you avoid solving performance by splitting instances, buying huge quantities of hardware which are expensive but also carry huge software license costs. Most software is licensed by capacity ot size of processor. Development cycles. Speaking of copies for development and test. When we make full copies, it takes a long time. We have to make sure we have the compute and storage, kick off the copy process, and then actually do the job. This isnt going to cut it when we need to add new mobile features in weeks. We have think modernization means faster and this means making it much easier to create development environments to get new app capabilities deployed quicker.High availability. Business critical apps always get the most resources including a ton of redundant components. This isnt going to change, but it also doesn’t help when things need to be upgraded or migrated. We need to work with infrastructure that allows the application to be moved across physical devices so news ones can be added on the fly. No more planned downtime because hardware has to be upgraded. Centralized management. Controlling capacity, intelligently improving performance, and facilitating non disruptive migrations will inherently lower the operational burden on IT. The next level of modernization is the ability to control tasks and manage the entire Oracle environment from a single place. This means adding capacity to tables from within Oracle. Or, having the storage system automatically know when to move data onto flash. Or initiating a recovery from Oracle RMAN as opposed to having to go through the storage system to recover a file.All together, these should provide plenty of reasons to modernize biz apps built on Oracle.
  • It's Time to MigrateYou've made the decision to migrate from Unix/RISC to x86. Now is the time to make the decision to migrate your business-critical Unix workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Enterprises have been migrating Web server farms, Web applications/portals, ERP systems, database applications, homegrown applications, and mission-critical applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux for years.• Red Hat offers the sensible low-risk, high value alternative to Unix.• Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been successfully replacing traditional Unix workloads across the enterprise, including Web server farms, Web applications/portals, ERP systems, database applications, homegrown applications, and mission-critical applications.• Migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help reduce operating costs and offers hardware vendor neutrality and increased flexibility for businesses and organizations large and small across the world.Refresh your hardware with commodity x86Lower your TCO (increase your ROI)Increase your choice of hardware, software, peripheralsTake advantage of Cloud, Big Data and other new technologiesRun Oracle, SAP or SAS applications fasterAvoid end-of-life (EOL) of your database, OS or hardwareLeverage a standard OS with UNIX-like interfaces and toolsRetain your existing UNIX administration skills and talentBe in compliance (legal, corporate)More quickly adapt to changing requirements
  • Red Hat plays the lead role in developing Linux kernel or KVM virtualization or JBoss middleware.Red Hat sponsors and integrates MANY open source projects that provide free, working environments that are used as software development labs and proving grounds for features that may subsequently be incorporated into Red Hat's enterprise-strength, commercial products. Red Hat is also the lead sponsor for other consolidation projects around cloud, storage and virtualization.Red Hat's enterprise products created with a large supporting ecosystem that includes everything from partners to support/maintenance to documentation to training to consulting services to h/w & s/w certifications, and so on. It is the completeness of our ecosystem that distinguishes Red Hat from its competitors. Red Hat does extensive testing and Q/A activities, and the hardware and software certifications that are done. And the long term, multi-year maintenance and support that Red Hat provides.An important point shows how other IT vendors contribute to the development of open source software at every step. Individuals can also contribute. While, of course, shared development reduces cost, it is also a powerful way to ensure that new features are closely aligned with customer requirements. The list on this slide is just a tiny fraction of Red Hat's partners.
  • Benefits for applicationsFrequent data in fast cacheIncreases I/O throughput by 75%Average response time improved by 30% Benefits for infrastructureEnable SATA as primary disk technologyReduce storage footprintSave 55% of expected budgetSelf-managing cacheNetApp® Flash Cache10K units; 5.5PB deployed NetApp® Flash PoolsCombine SSD and HDD tiersMove data between tiers to optimize I/O
  • Scalability & Predictable PerformanceScale performance and capacity with optimized storage to meet SLAsMaintain optimal data placement between servers and storageReduce database licensing costsEliminating Planned DowntimeExperience non-disruptive operations with Clustered Data ONTAPInfrastructure upgrades, Maintenance, and Load balancingGrow capacity without interruption and Improve SLAs during peak I/O times Industry leading Efficiencies & Management FlexibilityAccelerate backup and recovery, reduce backup windows, and increase efficiency by offloading Oracle backup and disaster and recoveryClone multiple databases with little to no impact on performance and storageUnified storage support across all workloadsIntelligent Data Management and Superior FlexibilityStreamline management, reduce provisioning times and integrate into existing DBA toolsUnified storage support across all workloadsIndustry leading efficiencyQuicker time to deploy and marketBusinesses run faster and more efficientlythe #1 storage operating system, NetApp Data ONTAP1Eliminate planned downtimeEliminate planned downtimeNon-disruptively move data within your storage clusterRebalance workloadsThe most flexible way to manage your dataThe most flexible and complete storage product suite for OracleRapid and efficient SnapShot backupsClone databases with no impact to your storageIndustry leading performanceOptimized storage database performanceConsolidated shared infrastructureIntelligent caching1. Source: NetApp internal estimates in terms of revenue and storage capacity in the worldwide open-networked storage market as of June 2012: VNX, VNXe, and Celerra NS can run any Flare or Dart operating system. The contribution of these products to the OS share has been estimated based on the proportion of NAS and SAN installations in these products (NAS—Dart; SAN—Flare
  • This slide happens at the end of the presentation where ESG recaps what NetApp and Red Hat have just reviewed. It follows ESG Lab. The black text covers what we did during Lab. The red text is the benefits.
  • Modernize Your Oracle Environment with an Agile Data Infrastructure

    1. 1. Modernize YourOracle Environmentwith an Agile DataInfrastructureJanuary 2013 1
    2. 2. Speakers Host Guest SpeakersKevin Williamson Ray Austin Steve Duplessie Yan Fisher NetApp NetApp ESG Red Hat
    3. 3. Agenda¡  ESG Market Trends Around Business Modernization¡  Migrating to Red Hat’s Linux¡  NetApp’s Agile Infrastructure for Oracle Databases¡  ESG Validation of Red Hat and NetApp¡  Resources 3
    4. 4. High  Level  App  Moderniza3on  Workflows   Business  &  App  M o derniza1 o n   •  Shi8  away  from  siloed,  custom,  expensive  compute  stacks   §  Leverage  shared  infrastructure,  create  resource  flexibility   •  Do  it  for  all  apps  –  including  mission  criHcal  ones   §  Typically  run  on  the  most  expensive,  less  flexible  infrastructure  ©  2013  Enterprise  Strategy  Group   4  
    5. 5. Benefits  of  App  Moderniza3on   •  Lower  costs   §  Higher  asset  uHlizaHon,  real-­‐Hme  scalability,  flexible  performance   management   •  Higher,  more  affordable  availability   §  UHlize  same  infrastructure  across  all  app  environments   •  Increase  adaptability,  agility   §  Simplify  resource  provisioning,  management,  &  monitoring  ©  2013  Enterprise  Strategy  Group   5  
    6. 6. How  Do  We  Achieve  the  Benefits   •  Control  data  growth   §  Space  efficient  copies,  replicaHon   §  Tune  performance  intelligently  –  no  more  “add  hardware,   increase  so8ware  license”   •  Hasten  development  cycles   §  Create  real  Hme  dev  /  test  environments   •  High  availability  infrastructure   §  Add  capacity,  change  hardware  online   •  Centralize  management   §  Control  infrastructure  provisioning  and  protecHon  within   the  applicaHon  ©  2013  Enterprise  Strategy  Group   6  
    7. 7. ITS TIME TO MIGRATE●  Red Hat Enterprise Linux – successfully replacing UNIX workloads across the enterprise ●  Well documented success stories and case studies●  Join some of the largest enterprises across the globe ●  Increase flexibility with options to deploy on multiple hardware platforms physically, virtually and in the cloud ●  Get performance improvements and application scalability ●  Gain security, reliability and availability of enterprise-grade OS ●  Reduce operating costs and recurring licensing expenses ●  Retain investment in systems skills and Oracle expertise7
    8. 8. RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX:RELIABLE, SCALABLE, FLEXIBLE AND ENTERPRISE-READY●  Extreme scalability, performance and flexibility ●  Designed to scale –  Up to 4096 cores with up to 64 TB of memory ●  Engineered to perform –  Multiple record-setting results across the industry –  Near-linear scaling on industry benchmarks ●  Flexibility to deploy with integrated KVM virtualization –  Physical, virtual or in the cloud●  Advanced Reliability Features ●  Machine Check Architecture ●  Intelligent recovery from CPU and memory errors8
    10. 10. TeleCinco: LEADING COMMERCIAL TV CHANNEL IN SPAIN •  Update and consolidate IT infrastructure: -  Apps -  Management tools Challenge •  Needed highly scalable, cost-efficient architecture •  Needed superior reliability to aging Sun Solaris Why Migrate platform •  Red Hat Enterprise Linux + Oracle Database + Solution NetApp Storage •  High performance, reliability, scalability •  Operating costs reduced by 33% Benefits10
    11. 11. Modernizing Your Oracle Environmentwith a NetApp Agile Data Infrastructure¡  Scalability & Predictable Performance¡  Eliminating Planned Downtime¡  Industry Leading Efficiencies and Flexibility¡  Intelligent Data Management 11
    12. 12. Predictable Performance and ScalabilityNetApp Flash Cache and Oracle DB Applications Hot Oracle® DataBenefits for applications§  Increases I/O throughput by 75% Flash Cache§  Average response time improved by 30% 6 0 .0 50kBenefits for infrastructure + 75% 50 .0 Operations per 40k 4 0 .0 Second 30k 3 0 .0§  Enable SATA as primary disk technology 20k 2 0 .0 10k§  Reduce storage footprint 10 .0 00 .0 Baseline With FlashCache Fast TierExtend Flash Cache -Oracle partitioning ® DB Capacity Storage Tier§  Partition infrequent data on capacity tier Flash Cache ($1 per GB) FC§  Allow different SLAs per tier SATA 12
    13. 13. Eliminating Planned DowntimeNetApp Clustered Data ONTAPNo more database downtime OFF ON¡  Scheduled maintenance outages 24/7¡  Software & technology upgrades and refresh¡  Rebalance workloads Data Data Data Data DataNo application impact NetApp® DataMotion™¡  Maintain performance¡  Maintain transaction integrity“[We] achieved zero downtime over 48 months andcounting with NetApp cluster.” - University of Georgia 13
    14. 14. Efficiency and Flexibility for OracleAccelerate backup and recoveryNetApp for Oracle RMAN MML MML VS§  Efficiency – Instant snapshots and clones§  Flexibility – Leverage existing backup process Production MirrorClone multiple databases with little orno impact on performance or storage Production DB Clones - Dev 1 Dev 2 Dev N§  Instantaneous copies, low resource overhead, On Demand and easy to manage Test 1 Test 2 Test N§  Use DB clones to test migrations, apply bug fixes, upgrades, and patches Dev. QA DBA EDU Demo LoB 14
    15. 15. Intelligent Data Management NetApp Storage System Plug-in for OEM¡  Consolidates information about NetApp Storage System Dashboard Oracle on NetApp Environments¡  Correlates and helps pinpoint storage related database problems¡  Increases operational efficiencies 15
    16. 16. The Value of Modernizing Your OracleEnvironment with NetApp§  Scalability & predictable performance§  Eliminating planned downtime§  Industry leading efficiencies & management flexibility§  Intelligent data management and superior flexibility 16
    17. 17. Valida3ng  Path  to  Moderniza3on   ESG  Lab  Valida1on  of  RHEL  running  Oracle  DB  on     6  clustered  NetApp  FAS  Systems   •  Set  up  configured  using  NetApp  /  RHEL  /  Oracle  verified   architecture   §  Reduced  management  complexity:  minimal  admin  1me  for  common   business  app  architecture   •  Non-­‐disrupHvely  moved  OLTB  database  across  the  cluster  &   added  storage  nodes  to  scale  environment   •  High  availability  opera1ons:  tune  performance,  expand  capacity  online   •  Increased  /  decreased  databases  users,  database  size,  storage   capacity  together  with  NetApp  /  Oracle  ASM  integraHon   §  Centralized,  flexible  management:  Real-­‐1me,  mul1-­‐dimensional  scale  to   maintain  flexibility  ©  2013  Enterprise  Strategy  Group   17  
    18. 18. SummaryModernizing Your Business with a NetApp AgileData Infrastructure¡  Modernizing your IT environment means updating your enterprise applications and associated infrastructure¡  Red Hat’s Linux is a best in class solution to deploy Oracle applications¡  NetApp’s agile data Infrastructure delivers industry- leading efficiency for Oracle databases 18
    19. 19. Resources¡  NetApp Solutions for Oracle: oracle/index.aspx¡  Red Hat Migration Center:¡  Join the conversation: –  Twitter: @NetApp –  Facebook: –  Linkedin: NetApp-111681/about 19
    20. 20. © 2013 NetApp, Inc. All rights reserved. No portions of this document maybe reproduced without prior written consent of NetApp, Inc. Specificationsare subject to change without notice. NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further,faster, Data Motion, Data ONTAP, Flash Cache, FlexClone, and Snapshotare trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United Statesand/or other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. Oracle is a registeredtrademark of Oracle Corporation. SAP is a registered trademark of SAP AG.All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of theirrespective holders and should be treated as such. 20