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Get the most out OpenStack block storage with SolidFire

Get the most out OpenStack block storage with SolidFire

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Learn how SolidFire storage can be used to deliver predictable application performance and improve infrastructure efficiency in your OpenStack environment.

This presentation covers:
- Consolidation of multiple mission critical applications on the same storage system
- Integrated End-to-End Quality of Service allocation using OpenStack Cinder Volume Types to eliminate inconsistent performance
- Boot from Cinder Volumes
- Cinder snapshots and clone offloading with SolidFire

Learn how SolidFire storage can be used to deliver predictable application performance and improve infrastructure efficiency in your OpenStack environment.

This presentation covers:
- Consolidation of multiple mission critical applications on the same storage system
- Integrated End-to-End Quality of Service allocation using OpenStack Cinder Volume Types to eliminate inconsistent performance
- Boot from Cinder Volumes
- Cinder snapshots and clone offloading with SolidFire

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Get the most out OpenStack block storage with SolidFire

  1. 1. Getting the Most Out of OpenStack Block Storage with SolidFire Aaron Delp, Director of Solutions, @aarondelp
  2. 2. Agenda §  SolidFire + OpenStack Benefits §  SolidFire + OpenStack Integration Details §  Live Demo §  SolidFire Agile Infrastructure
  3. 3. SolidFire + OpenStack Benefits
  4. 4. THE Block Storage Platform for Cloud Computing §  Cloud is in our DNA ▪  Born out of a search for Block Storage at Cloud Providers ▪  Designed specifically for massive Cloud deployments ▪  OpenStack has reached maturity and is deployed at scale ▪  Cloud & orchestration at scale considered in every stage of SolidFire architecture and design ▪  This is where we excel, by design
  5. 5. Cloud Orchestration Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Database - Solutions - SolidFire Advantages •  Single, scalable, shared storage infrastructure •  Guaranteed performance to all applications •  Dynamic orchestration layer integration •  Complete Automation Virtual Infrastructure
  6. 6. From Virtualization to Cloud Orchestration §  First there was virtualization…and it was good §  For smaller scale use cases it still is good §  But, when scaling virtual environments… §  Hassle of adding and deploying hypervisors §  Storage performance degradation §  Networking headaches §  Management complexity §  Something had to change
  7. 7. •  Flexibility •  Storage Control •  True Multi-Tenancy •  Time to Value / Time to Market SolidFire & Cloud Orchestration Native multi-tenant architecture, best-in-class integrations
  8. 8. Flexibility Dynamic Resource Pools §  Virtualized pools of capacity and performance §  Adjust resource allocations on the fly §  Grow and shrink resource pools as needed Seamless Scaling ▪  Eliminates complex capacity planning ▪  Set up once and keep scaling ▪  Granular adjustment of storage nodes ▪  Automatic data distribution ▪  Automatic load balancing
  9. 9. Scale-Out Architecture 1TB 1M IOPS 5M IOPS 7.5M IOPS 1PB 2PB 3.4PB 200TB 3M IOPS 4M IOPS 6M IOPS 7M IOPS 400TB 600TB 800TB Compellent 3PAR 7450 EMC NetApp
  10. 10. §  Cluster wide RAID-less data protection - SolidFire Helix™ §  No single points of failure §  Automatic self-healing – restores redundancy after failure §  Maintains all QoS settings regardless of failure condition §  Non-disruptive hardware and software upgrades §  Real-Time Replication §  Integrated Backup and Restore §  Encryption at Rest Shared Nothing High Availability H F C F D B G C E H B A D G A E
  11. 11. Storage Control Predictable Performance ▪  Guarantee storage capacity and performance on a per-volume basis ▪  Provide tiers of service ▪  Predictable performance through SolidFire QoS integration with OpenStack
  12. 12. Eliminating Noisy Neighbors with QoS The Noisy Neighbor Effect §  Individual tenant impacts other applications §  Unsuitable for performance sensitive apps SolidFire QoS in Practice §  Create fine-grained tiers of performance §  Application performance is isolated §  Performance SLAs enforced Noisy Neighbor Performance 0 Performance 1 Performance 2 Performance 3 Decreased Performance
  13. 13. Native Multi- Tenancy Multi-Tenant Design ▪  Multi-tenancy integrated with OpenStack ▪  Securely provide shared, dynamic pools to multiple applications or tenants ▪  Provide end-to-end isolation through logical abstraction of physical resources Workload Consolidation ▪  Confidently consolidate multiple mission-critical workloads ▪  Maximize investment with increased usable $/GB and $/ IOPS ▪  Achieve storage savings & efficiency with in line dedupe, thin provisioning, and compression
  14. 14. In-Line Efficiency ▪  Always-on, in-line data reduction ▪  Deduplication ▪  Compression ▪  Thin provisioning ▪  Executed across entire data store without performance impact
  15. 15. Time to Value Rapid Deployment ▪  Build & leverage automated workflows ▪  Instantly clone production resources ▪  Create test and development environments quickly and easily ▪  Promote test environments to production without change Automated Management ▪  Full API for automation ▪  Complete storage task automation ▪  Full integration with OpenStack ▪  Single management pane of glass
  16. 16. SolidFire + OpenStack Integration Details
  17. 17. Cinder Mission Statement To implement services and libraries to provide on demand, self- service access to Block Storage resources. Provide Software Defined Block Storage via abstraction and automation on top of various traditional backend block storage devices. To put it another way... Virtualize various Block Storage devices and abstract them in to an easy self serve offering to allow end users to allocated and deploy storage resources on their own quickly and efficiently.
  18. 18. More than just “another” OpenStack driver ▪ It’s about more than just “We have a driver” ▪  We’re driving OpenStack and Cinder to make it better ▪  We’re better when OpenStack is better ▪  Truly changing the way the World uses OpenStack ▪  It’s not just about commit counts or participation, it’s what you do with those investments ▪  OpenStack is our “passion”
  19. 19. SolidFire & OpenStack §  SolidFire led the creation of Cinder (break out from Nova) §  Founding Cinder PTL (2.5 years) §  OpenStack Technical Committee Member §  Full SolidFire driver integration with latest OpenStack release §  Set and maintain true QoS levels on a per-volume basis §  Create, snapshot, clone and manage SolidFire volumes using OpenStack clients and APIs §  Bootable SolidFire Volumes §  Web-based API exposing all cluster functionality §  SolidFire integration with OpenStack Cinder can be configured in less than a minute §  Seamless scaling after initial configuration §  Full multi-tenant isolation
  20. 20. Edit the cinder.conf file: volume_driver=cinder.volume.solidfire.SolidFire san_ip=172.17.1.182 san_login=openstack-admin san_password=superduperpassword OpenStack Supports Multiple Back Ends Configured in under a minute Configuring SolidFire Cinder Driver
  21. 21. OpenStack + SolidFire Demo
  22. 22. SolidFire Agile Infrastructure
  23. 23. ▪  A series of pre-validated converged infrastructure reference designs ▪  Modular design focus at all levels ▪  Built for dynamic IT-as-a-Service consumption model ▪  Accelerating time-to-value for operators and administrators deploying a functional cloud infrastructure ▪  Supported by a complete ecosystem of vendors, partners and community SolidFire Agile Infrastructure Compute  /  Networking   Cloud  Management  Stack   Orchestra:on  Layer   Applica:ons  
  24. 24. Agile Infrastructure for OpenStack
  25. 25. Software Defined pools of compute, networking & storage Operational Benefits of AI Agile <30 minutes to provision from bare metal to OS <30 minutes to install and configure OpenStack Automated Linear Scalability of compute & storage nodesScalable Maintain consistent performance via guaranteed QoSPredictable Integrated Efficiency with cluster wide dedupe & compression 27U rack footprint - 360 cores, ~1000 vCPUs, 250k IOPS, 40TBs Efficient
  26. 26. Questions?
  27. 27. Conclusion §  OpenStack & SolidFire Architectures are made or each other §  SolidFire has the most complete OpenStack integration in the industry §  Need Turnkey OpenStack? SolidFire Agile Infrastructure §  Link to OpenStack Solutions Page: http://www.solidfire.com/solutions/cloud-orchestration/ openstack/ §  Link to AI Page: http://www.solidfire.com/solutions/agile-infrastructure/ openstack/

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