An Introduction to Enterprise Storage
Varrow Madness 2012
Brian Boyd – Sr. Enterprise Engineer, Varrow
Mike Parker – ESD B...
2© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
What are we trying to solve?
Tomorrow’s Storage
Fully Automated St...
3© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
Some Base EMC Engineering Numbers
• Overall EMC R&D Spend (annual)...
4© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
Basic EMC DMX/V-Max Design Assumptions
• Large SMP-like compute en...
5© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
Overall Design Evolution
Flash – 10%
FC – 40%
SATA – 50%
Flash – 1...
6© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
Before
2 Symmetrix DMX Arrays: 113 TB
• 110 x 73 GB Fibre Channel ...
7© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
Critical Technology:
Flash Drives
8© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
The Anatomy of an Enterprise
Flash DriveArchitected for Availabili...
9© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
Enterprise Flash Drive Reliability
• Device-level Reliability
– Du...
10© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
Hard Drive Status
• Flooding in Thailand has impacted some
compon...
11© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
EMC Symmetrix V-Max
Series with Enginuity
• Revolutionary Evoluti...
12© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
New Virtual Matrix Architecture Revolutionizes
High-End Storage C...
• Highly rated Partner Status with
EMC, Cisco, VMware and Citrix.
• Several Healthcare VMAX implementations in the
Carolin...
• Sales and Pre-Sales – Initial configuration for customer. Provides specifications
to meet project goals, objectives and ...
Example Datacenter Today
 Fiber Channel
Disk
 35TB
 AIX Systems
 SATA Disk
 70TB
 File Shares and
Image Storage
 Ol...
Solution Considerations
Tiered approach to Applications
Platinum
Gold
Silver
RPO – No downtime during operating hours, off hours patching. Day to ...
How VMAX Fits
Platinum – Tier 0
Gold – Tier 1
Silver – Tier 2
FC Raid 5 - Very good for Vmware and day to day applications...
• What if I don’t know which tier to put my applications in?
– FAST VP
– Virtual Provisioning
• What if I need specific I/...
VMAX
Consolidation Example with VMAX and VNX VG8
Gateway
LAN
• Many VMAX customers still use VNX, Isilon and other purpose
built storage arrays along side VMAX or as Disaster Recovery...
• 4 month residency and consolidation project off of older CX3, Celerra, and
stand alone servers to VMAX, and VNX VG8 (Fil...
• FAST VP – Customer A. purchased EFD drives to offload heavy activity data and
SATA drives to offload lesser used data. T...
Examples of FAST VP – Before (Customer B)
VMware Workload
Example of FAST VP – After (Customer B)
VMware Workload
MS Exchange and FAST VP
 Customer A’s FAST VP policy was added around March 3rd 2012.
 Backup times for Exchange went fr...
MS Exchange and FAST VP
 Customer A’s I/Os per second increased after FAST VP policy was applied.
 From 1,500 to 3,000 I...
• VMAX is an excellent enterprise solution for
consolidation of storage.
• VMAX can be purpose built to satisfy the
requir...
• Let’s talk for a few minutes!
• My email is bboyd at varrow.com
• Twitter: @sangeek
Questions?
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EMC Symmetrix VMAX: An Introduction to Enterprise Storage: Brian Boyd, Varrow and Mike Parker EMC

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This session gives an overview of the EMC Symmetrix VMAC enterprise storage array. We will discuss the appropriate time to start looking at enterprise storage in your datacenter, the benefits and difference in technology between VMAC and other storage arrays, and give specific examples of how VMAX has helped out customers in their environments

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  • Next let’s look at FAST VP, and how it’s adding increased efficiencies for automated storage tiering. First, when we look at traditional systems, we very often see a range of “hot” and “cold” data activity where some LUNs are more active than others. Placing these different workloads on a single tier can lead to active data being underserviced limiting performance, while inactive data is being over serviced and increasing storage costs.clickStorage tiering allows users to leverage Flash Drives for active data increasing application performance by as much as 2 to 8 times. Leveraging high capacity SATA drives for inactive data can also lower storage costs by as much as 80% vs. traditional fibre channel drives.clickFAST provided the automation to place and move data to the appropriate tier while significantly reducing storage administration time and complexity.clickDrilling down to the sub LUN level now provides additional granularity to identify the specific parts of the LUN that are the most active and can benefit the most from Flash Drives, as well as the least active parts of the LUN take advantage of high capacity SATA.clickThis allows 5 to 10% of active data to be placed on Flash Drives and get more performance, while the 90 to 95% of the inactive data can be placed on SATA drives at a much lower cost.clickFAST VP allows VMAX to automate the placement and movement of data at the sub LUN level and for some applications, provides similar or better performance than all fibre channel configurations, but at a lower cost while requiring fewer drives, and less power, cooling, and footprint.
  • This slide summarizes the details with a state government that is using FAST VP. The environment that FAST VP is supporting is an Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange, and VMware consolidated environment. The customer migrated from two Symmetrix DMX arrays to oneSymmetrix VMAX. The benefits can be summarized as follows:50 percent reduction in floor space52 percent less power consumption52 percent less cooling50 percent less drives30 percent more capacity to support data growth
  • EMC Symmetrix VMAX: An Introduction to Enterprise Storage: Brian Boyd, Varrow and Mike Parker EMC

    1. 1. An Introduction to Enterprise Storage Varrow Madness 2012 Brian Boyd – Sr. Enterprise Engineer, Varrow Mike Parker – ESD BMT Lead, EMC EMC Symmetrix VMAX
    2. 2. 2© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. What are we trying to solve? Tomorrow’s Storage Fully Automated Storage Tiering 20% Less Energy 67% Less Foot Print Lower Price AND Greater Performance Today’s Storage 10X More Capacity in 5 Years 2X More Energy 67% More Foot Print 3X More Money Marginal Performance
    3. 3. 3© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Some Base EMC Engineering Numbers • Overall EMC R&D Spend (annual): About $2 billion • ESD Engineering Headcount: 1600 • ESD Headcount dedicated to hardware: About 100 • ESD Engineering Center: Hopkinton, MA • ESD Manufacturing: Franklin, MA and Cork, Ireland • ESD Call Center: Draper, Utah
    4. 4. 4© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Basic EMC DMX/V-Max Design Assumptions • Large SMP-like compute engine (Major Competitive Difference) • Event-Driven OS (Appears to be Unique) • Mature API Calls (Much Better Than Competitors) • Extensive Software Integration (Used by 150 Companies) • Event-Intensive Software Environment (SRDF, TimeFinder) • Hardware Assumptions – High Availability – Coherent Memory – Non-Blocking
    5. 5. 5© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Overall Design Evolution Flash – 10% FC – 40% SATA – 50% Flash – 10% SATA – 90% Traditional FAST 4/09 FAST VP
    6. 6. 6© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Before 2 Symmetrix DMX Arrays: 113 TB • 110 x 73 GB Fibre Channel RAID 5 (3+1) • 520 x 146 GB 10K Fibre Channel RAID 5 (3+1) • 102 x 300 GB 10 Fibre Channel RAID 5 (3+1) After 2 Symmetrix VMAX with 2 Engines: 147 TB • 33 x 200 GB Flash RAID 5 (3+1) • 276 x 300 GB 10k Fibre Channel RAID 5 (7+1) • 60 x 1 TB SATA RAID 6 (6+2) Symmetrix VMAX Advantages Automated efficiency Reduced TCO Faster storage provisioning Increased I/O bandwidth Decreased response time IT Realized Gains 14.55 less kVA 47,800 less BTU/hour 3 fewer data center racks 50% fewer power drops 30% more storage KPIs 732 drives 369 drives 50% Fewer drives 30% More capacity 50% Less floor 52% Less power 52% Less cooling Benefits of FAST VP and Symmetrix VMAX Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, and VMware Environment
    7. 7. 7© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Critical Technology: Flash Drives
    8. 8. 8© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. The Anatomy of an Enterprise Flash DriveArchitected for Availability, Reliability, Data Integrity and Performance End-to-End Multi-bit Error Correction The Only Enterprise-Class Flash Drive Available in the Market Today Dual-Ported FC Interface Controller Logic DDR SDRAM w/SPS Multiple Parallel I/O Channels Non-Volatile SLC NAND Flash Firmware • Interface Protocol • Media Management • Error Detection & Correction
    9. 9. 9© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Enterprise Flash Drive Reliability • Device-level Reliability – Dual-ported Fibre Channel interface – Integrated DRAM power destage protection – Multi-bit ECC protection overlaps internal domains – Modified/extended SMART status – >1.5 million hour MTBPR (rated) • NAND Reliability – SLC NAND rated for 100,000 rewrites with 1-bit ECC • Multi-bit ECC extends protection • Observed life time exceeds 300,0002,000,000 rewrites – Dynamic Bad-block remapping • Just like a disk drive – SDRAM cache buffer minimizes write amplification • Symmetrix DMX-4 I/O is aligned to device’s block size • Wear-Leveling – Overloaded raw NAND Capacity • 200 GB usable = 328 GB raw • 400 GB usable = 528 GB raw – Static and Dynamic Wear leveling • Writes and rewrites are always relocated to new physical NAND blocks • Rarely modified blocks are moved to spare pool • Heavily worn blocks “retired” to contain rarely- modified blocks Life Expectancy Should Easily Exceed that of Hard Disk Drives
    10. 10. 10© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Hard Drive Status • Flooding in Thailand has impacted some component availability • Floods affect both primary hard drive suppliers (Seagate and Hitachi, Ltd) • Some Increase in hard drive pricing • Some form factors more affected than others • Supply for EMC still looks good • Look for shortage to ease this year
    11. 11. 11© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC Symmetrix V-Max Series with Enginuity • Revolutionary Evolution of the World’s Most Trusted Storage Platform
    12. 12. 12© Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. New Virtual Matrix Architecture Revolutionizes High-End Storage Capabilities A high-availability Symmetrix director pair provides the base configuration Virtual Matrix Additional Symmetrix director pairs can be added to scale- out system resources Virtual Matrix architecture enables CPU, memory, disks, and host ports to be shared across all directors
    13. 13. • Highly rated Partner Status with EMC, Cisco, VMware and Citrix. • Several Healthcare VMAX implementations in the Carolinas. • Proven Experience with EPIC Healthcare and other high end database applications. • Enterprise experience and certifications. Why Varrow?
    14. 14. • Sales and Pre-Sales – Initial configuration for customer. Provides specifications to meet project goals, objectives and to meet customer’s budget. • Solutions Architect – Post Sales design configuration. Must more detail about the entire environment and how it lays out. • Project Management – Point on project to manage all Varrow resource needs and provides and escalation point. • Sr. Enterprise Engineer – Customer facing, lead on project. Works directly with customers, offers design advice, suggestions during implementation phase. • Enterprise Engineer – Assists Sr. Engineer on specific needs of the project, aides in migrations and initial setup. The Varrow Process
    15. 15. Example Datacenter Today  Fiber Channel Disk  35TB  AIX Systems  SATA Disk  70TB  File Shares and Image Storage  Old Storage Array  Fiber Channel Disk  10TB  Old EMAIL System Do you have Decentralized Architecture?  Several arrays, unique configurations and purposes?  No service levels defined?  Difficult to provision?  Backups Fragmented? Is your growth driving purchases and consolidation?  NAS/SATA archive requirements demand capacity.  New requirements such as MS Exchange or Epic Healthcare.  Explosive VMware demand.  Storage growth overrunning departmental IT? Do you feel like this guy running around your datacenter?
    16. 16. Solution Considerations
    17. 17. Tiered approach to Applications Platinum Gold Silver RPO – No downtime during operating hours, off hours patching. Day to day operations, File sharing, and 9-5pm business applications. Scheduled outages are better than unscheduled! RPO – Close to zero downtime. Often replicated with secondary site failover. Patient databases, Enterprise Business transactions. PAYROLL RPO – Nice to have right away, but not a problem for 12-24 hours. Typically archival type applications.
    18. 18. How VMAX Fits Platinum – Tier 0 Gold – Tier 1 Silver – Tier 2 FC Raid 5 - Very good for Vmware and day to day applications. Business needs that need to be up 24/7 but typically can take a scheduled downtime around updates and maintenance items. MS Exchange, Departmental Shares (Via VNX Gateway device). High transaction EFD Drives, Fiber Channel, customization per application. SRDF replication. Recoverpoint (Splitter built into VMAXe and FC splitter for VMAX) As close to 0% downtime as possible. Epic Healthcare SATA Raid 5 or 6 – Archival, imaging, videos and things that are important to your organization but not needing of a response rate as low as T0 or T1 applications.
    19. 19. • What if I don’t know which tier to put my applications in? – FAST VP – Virtual Provisioning • What if I need specific I/O requirements for my application? – FAST VP for general applications – Custom VMAX disk layout for your specific application that needs it. • What if I need NFS and CIFS? – VNX VG8 or VG2 Gateway – FC attached to VMAX – Data can be tiered and consolidated within the VMAX VMAX in your Environment
    20. 20. VMAX Consolidation Example with VMAX and VNX VG8 Gateway LAN
    21. 21. • Many VMAX customers still use VNX, Isilon and other purpose built storage arrays along side VMAX or as Disaster Recovery Options. • VMAX is an option for consolidation when you are ready. It can scale to large amounts of systems and applications. VMware, Oracle, EPIC…the list goes on and on! • Applications can be completely separated from each other or live heterogeneously with each other on the same array. Flexibility and customization is key. Staged and Flexible Approach
    22. 22. • 4 month residency and consolidation project off of older CX3, Celerra, and stand alone servers to VMAX, and VNX VG8 (File). Included Epic production environment, and Large Scale Cisco UCS / VMware environment. Involved in day to day activities, migrations and strategy. Also involved Recoverpoint replication to offsite location. Provided knowledge transfer to staff. Migrations involved IBM AIX, Windows Server, Vmware and Linux hardware with minimal downtime using built in technologies such as Open Replicator. • Design and implementation of a VMAX to replace to consolidate aging HP EVA and Netapp hardware. Involved in migrations, design consideration and testing. Provided knowledge transfer to staff. Migrations involved HPUX, Windows Server, Vmware and Linux hardware. We are not successful until you are successful! Example Implementations
    23. 23. • FAST VP – Customer A. purchased EFD drives to offload heavy activity data and SATA drives to offload lesser used data. They did not want to think about policies, etc and let FAST VP do things automatically. In less than one week of turning on FAST VP, response times for reads were cut in half and response times for writes were reduced close to 30%. • FAST VP – Customer B purchased EFD drives to also offload heavy used data, but wanted to have a more fine granularity and control over what was moved to each of his teirs. He set up separate FAST VP policies based on the applications running on the VMAX. Has seen great successes in response times for applications. • Thin Pools – both customers have seen a reduction in how much space is actually written to disk and what is allocated. For example, Customer A’s Vmware environment on HP EVA was reduced from approx 25TB to about 16TB after storage Vmotions to VMAX. Example Successes
    24. 24. Examples of FAST VP – Before (Customer B) VMware Workload
    25. 25. Example of FAST VP – After (Customer B) VMware Workload
    26. 26. MS Exchange and FAST VP  Customer A’s FAST VP policy was added around March 3rd 2012.  Backup times for Exchange went from 19 hours down to around 10 hours.  The FAST VP policy for Exchange was for a 2 TB file system. This is a BAM!! like Emril Momemt
    27. 27. MS Exchange and FAST VP  Customer A’s I/Os per second increased after FAST VP policy was applied.  From 1,500 to 3,000 IOPS My Email is Faster?!?
    28. 28. • VMAX is an excellent enterprise solution for consolidation of storage. • VMAX can be purpose built to satisfy the requirements of critical databases and also be customized for heterogeneous environments. • Varrow services for VMAX have been proven to be successful for our customers. Summary
    29. 29. • Let’s talk for a few minutes! • My email is bboyd at varrow.com • Twitter: @sangeek Questions?

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