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Hitachi Adaptable Modular
Storage 2000 Family
Highly Reliable, Cost Effective Modular Storage for Medi...
Hitachi Adaptable Modular
    Storage 2000 Family
    Organizations of all sizes are looking for ways
    to improve the r...
Systems include:                                    Hitachi Dynamic Load Balancing                     for concurrent I/O ...
Software wizards assist users in performing            ■   Meeting high availability, disaster recovery
    common operati...
than 470TB, connectivity to up to 2048 virtual      VMware help in setting up applications and
server ports and performanc...
storage scale to a maximum of 100 hard              of disk drive spin down for applications that
    drives, the Hitachi ...
■   Offer more cost effective options for
    increased data protection and disaster           At Your Service
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Hitachi Ams 2000 Family Overview


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Hitachi Ams 2000 Family Overview

  1. 1. O V E R V I E W Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 Family Highly Reliable, Cost Effective Modular Storage for Medium and Large Businesses, and Enterprise Organizations Hitachi Data Systems
  2. 2. Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 Family Organizations of all sizes are looking for ways to improve the return on IT investments while better managing data growth and complex storage infrastructures. The need for high availability, cost effective performance, scal- ability and data protection is paramount — but budget, staff and data center space are limited. Hitachi Data Systems can help. With many years of experience serving Hitachi Data Systems extends its technical FORTUNE 500® companies, Hitachi Data leadership in midrange modular storage with Systems understands these challenges. It the introduction of the Hitachi Adaptable has developed Services Oriented Storage Modular Storage 2000 family of storage sys- Solutions that match application and business tems. As the first midrange products to offer requirements to storage attributes. Services a serial attached SCSI (SAS) architecture and Oriented Storage helps IT professionals take the Hitachi Dynamic Load Balancing Controller, control of multivendor storage environments the Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family by decreasing management complexities, delivers highly resilient enterprise-quality redundancies and risks with a service oriented storage in an affordable and easy-to-manage architecture (SOA) approach to storage. As modular package. part of this strategy, Hitachi Data Systems provides a platform that can be readily The Adaptable Modular Storage reconfigured and optimized to accommodate 2000 Family changing business requirements. The result- The Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family ing proven solutions are built on a new set of is a flexible storage platform designed to help 1 modular, cost effective products that deliver organizations achieve key business benefits, superior performance, availability, scalability such as meeting service level agreements and reliability, along with advanced storage (SLAs), attaining cost effective performance management features previously unavailable and ensuring nondisruptive operations, while in these market segments. realizing better administrative efficiencies and investment protection.
  3. 3. Systems include: Hitachi Dynamic Load Balancing for concurrent I/O activity — more total back Controller end bandwidth than any other midrange ■ Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 Dynamic Load Balancing Controller provides product on the market. Not only does the ■ Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2300 integrated, automated hardware-based front- SAS point-to-point design eliminate loop ■ Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2500 to-back-end I/O load balancing. This ensures arbitration for better performance, but it also These advanced systems are certified and I/O traffic from hosts to disk drives is dynami- improves end user troubleshooting capabilities tested with the leading business applications, cally managed, balanced and shared equally by displaying, detecting and helping to employ an easy-to-use management interface across both controllers. Storage administra- replace disk drive failures. and provide extensive scalability and outstand- tors no longer are required to manually set SATA disk drives are compatible with SAS ing system reliability. All models support RAID-6 ownership between LUNs and controllers connectors to facilitate an intermix of SAS and disk configurations, Fibre Channel and iSCSI and no longer need to monitor utilization rate SATA drives on the same tray, providing a new host interfaces, and the ability to intermix SAS imbalances between the controllers that may level of flexibility in meeting tiered storage and SATA disk drives on the same tray. lead to performance bottlenecks. As a result, requirements. This flexibility can lower the overall administration is greatly simplified. The Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family total costs of ownership since it is no longer Servers can be connected to either controller gives administrators standalone storage for data necessary to purchase separate trays for SAS without regard to a primary path to the LUNs. consolidation and high volume applications, as and SATA drives. These efficiencies translate Even the process of updating microcode has well as a solutions-ready platform to manage to better returns on investments and improved been simplified because updates can be done business continuity, regulatory requirements and capabilities to meet application SLAs. on either controller while the system is operat- lower tier storage (when attached to a Hitachi ing. In addition, this new controller design New Management Interface Universal Storage Platform V or Universal TM is fully integrated with standard host-based The Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family Storage Platform VM). All three models are well multipathing and host load balancing, thereby includes the management interface used suited to serve as: inexpensive lower tier data eliminating mandatory requirements to imple- with Hitachi Simple Modular Storage, which storage that does not compromise the highest ment proprietary multipathing software. 2 was designed for use by small and medium levels of reliability and centralized management; businesses without storage expertise. System modular storage for disaster recovery, virtual SAS Architecture administrators reduce the time spent manag- tape or tape displacement solutions; and remote SAS is the interface used to transmit data from ing systems with this highly intuitive interface office storage or archive solutions. the controllers to the disk drives in the new that can manage all of the operations and Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family. The With the introduction of the Adaptable Modular optional features available with the Adaptable SAS interface is a full duplex, point-to-point Storage 2000 family comes a set of important Modular Storage 2000 family systems. architecture with up to 9600MB/sec of total features new to the midrange market. system bandwidth and up to 32 links available
  4. 4. Software wizards assist users in performing ■ Meeting high availability, disaster recovery common operations such as installation and and business continuity objectives configuration. The graphical user interface ■ Avoiding planned and unplanned downtime (GUI) helps to centralize and manage multiple that interrupts production operations systems — all from a single pane of glass. ■ Optimizing interoperability and performance Plus, the GUI will match the Command Line for major applications and operating systems Interface (CLI) functions for additional flexibility ■ Meeting regulatory requirements for data for administrators. protection and retention Performing complex manual LUN and Relieving Your Biggest Storage ■ RAID configurations Burdens So how do you address these pain points with As your organization seeks competitive ad- your organization’s limited resources? Hitachi vantage and smart growth in the market while Data Systems makes it possible to solve even trying to comply with regulatory requirements, the most difficult storage challenges with the you may face many data storage challenges reliability, interoperability, manageability and and pain points: surrounding services of storage systems tradi- ■ Achieving SLAs on budget tionally reserved for very large enterprises. ■ Obtaining a reliable, cost effective storage Many top FORTUNE 500 companies rely on platform to grow with business the legendary quality of Hitachi storage systems. ■ Gaining more flexibility to affordably match Leveraging proven Services Oriented Storage storage to application requirements Solutions and the expertise of Hitachi True- ■ Achieving better efficiencies and centralized North Channel Partners, the Hitachi Adaptable management for storage administrators Modular Storage 2000 family helps you align IT and business objectives and cost effectively manage storage without sacrificing performance or functionality. Reduce Complexity, Cost and Risk to Better Meet Business Objectives These modular systems provide you with many enterprise-level benefits — in a smaller, modular footprint — to help you meet your organization’s most pressing business needs. Cost Effective Performance Meeting SLAs while staying on budget is much easier with the progressive feature set in the new Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family: SAS architecture, large cache, faster CPUs, cache partitioning to match application workloads and outstanding performance for high IOPS and 3 sustained throughput application requirements. Tremendous Scalability Grow storage capabilities as needed. The Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100, Adaptable Modular Storage 2300 and Adaptable Modular Storage 2500 allow you to cost effectively scale capacity to more
  5. 5. than 470TB, connectivity to up to 2048 virtual VMware help in setting up applications and server ports and performance to more than systems for the best performance and highest 900K IOPS. Expand as business grows with scalability possible. data-in-place upgrades to larger models in the Consolidate SAN and NAS Storage Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family. The Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family Better than the Highly Flexible Systems supports both block and file data when used Competition Better match storage to application require- with the Hitachi High-performance NAS The Hitachi Adaptable Modular ments while reducing the total cost of owner- Platform, powered by BlueArc®. The Hitachi Storage 2000 family offers features ship (TCO). The Hitachi Adaptable Modular High-performance NAS Platform has the highest that competitive solutions lack, including: Storage 2000 family allows you the flexibility to scalability with a maximum capacity of 4PB. ■ High reliability, with 99.999 percent intermix SAS and SATA drives on the same tray. System and Data Security data availability and no single point This reduces the need for multiple systems to Meet regulatory requirements for data protection of failure manage multiple requirements. You also have the choice of a Fibre Channel or iSCSI host and retention. Advanced security capabilities ■ Greater throughput and concurrent interface or both. include Hitachi Data Retention Utility software I/O capacity due to the latest, with its “write once, read many” (WORM) feature most advanced point-to-point Easy to Administer that protects data from overwrites or erasures SAS-based architecture Improve administrative efficiencies and simplify for long periods of time. System management ■ Integrated symmetric active/active IT environments. Intuitive management software access sets and limits authorization to make controllers with automated front- enables you to spend less time on configuration changes in the system and system audit logging to-back-end I/O load balancing tasks and allows you to consolidate and central- records all system changes. Communications ■ Ease of configuration with the ly manage systems. Helpful documentation and between the management software and storage removal of manual controller-to- online resources help to improve storage tasks are encrypted. LUN mapping requirements of and minimize errors. The Hitachi Dynamic Load other modular systems Balancing Controller eliminates the requirement 60TB LUN Grow/Shrink and Online RAID Group Expansion ■ Up to 9600MB/sec of total back of system administrators to set controller owner- The capacity of individual LUNs can be end system bandwidth ship for each LUN and to manually manage the dynamically added to or reduced as needed ■ Full integration and support of LUN assignments to balance the workload. to improve utilization. Hitachi provides 60TB native operating system–based Unsurpassed Reliability and Data LUNs to enable “set it and forget it” provision- multipathing software Availability ing and the ability to stripe over large numbers ■ Superior data recovery capabilities Meet high availability demands for disaster of disk drives spanning multiple drive trays for from logical data corruptions with recovery and business continuity with 99.999 maximum performance benefits. support of up to 32 snapshots (via percent data availability and no single point Hitachi Copy-on-Write Snapshot Add one or more drives to an existing RAID of failure. Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage software) per source volume group with automatic re-striping of the LUNs systems enable you to run applications while the system remains online. Operations continuously and nearly eliminate the chances can continue without interruption, providing an of unplanned system downtime or data loss. inexpensive way to add capacity to existing All models support host path failover, fully RAID groups. redundant, hot swappable components, online microcode updates and mirrored cache with Cost Effective Reliability for battery backup; and they include active/active Tiered Storage, Remote Offices controllers with automatic failover. and Power Savings 4 Platform for Solution Delivery Tiered Storage in a Single Box These models are interoperable with all major Effortlessly move data to less expensive drive business applications and include maximum types and lower TCO. The Adaptable Modular controller configurations to ensure systems are Storage 2000 family allows you to mix and capable of getting the most out of supported match drives to best meet your business applications. Independent software vendor needs: 15K RPM or 10K RPM SAS or 7200 (ISV) certifications and deployment guides RPM SATA II. While most vendors with SAS for Microsoft® Exchange, Microsoft SQL and
  6. 6. storage scale to a maximum of 100 hard of disk drive spin down for applications that drives, the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage are scheduled to be active for short periods 2000 family scales up to 480 drives. of time. For additional energy savings the system fans operate at variable speeds that Lower Tier Storage in a Virtualized are determined by the internal temperature of Environment the system. Installed SATA II disks will park The high reliability of the Adaptable Modular their heads after two hours of inactivity to Storage 2000 family makes it an excellent reduce energy consumption. choice for lower tier requirements. Low cost SATA drive configurations coupled with the Chief Benefits and Capabilities Hitachi Dynamic Load Balancing Controller Delivered by the Hitachi provide cost effective storage. Integrate with Adaptable Modular Storage Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V or Universal 2000 Family Storage Platform VM for lower tier data storage in a virtualized environment. How do Hitachi modular storage systems help storage administrators gain control over Primary Storage for Remote Offices the bigger picture? The Adaptable Modular Support the requirements for a branch office Storage 2000 family has been designed with dependable, simple-to-manage data and built to: storage. The Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 ■ Reduce storage management complexity, family product line is virtually trouble free and cost and risk by offering the highest perfor- includes an optional remote monitoring service, mance, availability, scalability and reliability 5 making it ideal for non-technical users. for the midrange market, with easy-to-use Power Savings Options software wizards and Web-based tools for Reduce energy consumption in data centers configuration, management and maintenance by retracting the heads on SATA disk drives or ■ Deliver application-specific performance, even intelligently spinning down drives that are availability and protection across systems not active. The Power Savings Service from — from a few terabytes to over 470TB per Hitachi Data Systems enables the integration frame, with both SAS and SATA drives
  7. 7. ■ Offer more cost effective options for increased data protection and disaster At Your Service recovery than any other storage in the midrange category Hitachi Data Systems Global Solution Services helps you maximize investments and ■ Enable a complete data lifecycle manage- efficiencies with a suite of professional services. For the Adaptable Modular Storage ment solution to deploy the right class 2000 family, Global Solution Services offers professional services to assist with: of storage and to match it to application requirements, when used in combination ■ Remote Copy Planning and Design with the Universal Storage Platform V or ■ Implementation of Hitachi TrueCopy® Synchronous or Extended Distance software the Universal Storage Platform VM and ■ Implementation of Hitachi ShadowImage® Replication software Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager, as well ■ Data Migration Planning, Design and Implementation as other Hitachi software ■ Improve energy efficiency with Hitachi For information on services to help meet regulatory compliance requirements, protect power down options that reduce data data, reduce TCO or develop a disaster recovery plan, contact your Hitachi Data center power consumption and utility Systems representative or go to expenses ■ Simplify data migration to and from other models of the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family, as well as to and from earlier Adaptable Modular Storage and Workgroup Modular Storage systems ■ Enhance availability and reliability for more uptime with fewer outages, both planned and unplanned; even microcode updates and the migration of data to a new RAID group can be done while the system is operating Services Oriented Storage Solutions Applications and the storage environments they depend upon have become critical drivers of the business processes and decisions that impact organizational growth, risk and profit- ability. That’s why it’s imperative for businesses to more closely align storage infrastructure with application needs. Services Oriented Storage Solutions from Hitachi Data Systems answer this business challenge by enabling organizations to precisely match application requirements to storage attributes, such as performance, availability, cost and functionality. 6
  8. 8. Corporate Headquarters 750 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, California 95050-2627 USA Contact Information: + 1 408 970 1000 / Asia Pacific and Americas 750 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, California 95050-2627 USA Contact Information: + 1 408 970 1000 / Europe Headquarters Sefton Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4HD United Kingdom Contact Information: + 44 (0) 1753 618000 / Hitachi is a registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd., in the United States and other countries. Hitachi Data Systems is a registered trademark and service mark of Hitachi, Ltd., in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks and company names mentioned in this document or Web site are properties of their respective owners. Notice: This document is for informational purposes only, and does not set forth any warranty, express or limited, concerning any equipment or service offered or to be offered by Hitachi Data Systems. This document describes some capabilities that are conditioned on a maintenance contract with Hitachi Data Systems being in effect, and that may be configuration dependent and features that may not be currently available. Contact your local Hitachi Data Systems sales office for information on feature and product availability. © Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2008. All Rights Reserved. OB-012-B DG November 2008