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Webcast: Reduce Costs, Improve Agility with Convergenomics

  1. 1. One Network. One Company. Connect with Emulex. 1
  2. 2. Reduce Costs, Improve Agility with Convergenomics Ranga Bakthavathsalam Sr. Product Marketing Manager May 5th 2009 2
  3. 3. Agenda   Data Center Challenges   Enabling Technologies   Business Benefits   Use Cases & Deployment Phases   The Emulex Advantage   Additional Resources Emulex Confidential 3
  4. 4. Data Center Challenges 4
  5. 5. Data Center Customer Challenges It’s all about improving efficiency! Servers Automation Dynamic Provisioning  Low Utilization  Server Sprawl Networks  Storage Sprawl  Low Capacity Utilization Data Security Automation Storage Emulex Confidential 5
  6. 6. Solution to emerging challenges Consolidate  Consolidate   Multiple low bandwidth links to high bandwidth link •  Reduce # of ports •  Reduce # of cables Converge •  Improve efficiency  Virtualize Converge Virtualize   Multiple traffic types using single   Dynamically create and delete  infrastructure virtual ports   Provide the foundation for network   Dynamically provision bandwidth virtualization   Track and manage adherence to   Further reduce ports & cables SLAs & QoS Emulex Confidential 6
  7. 7. Technologies enabling network convergence 7
  8. 8. Enabling Technologies Lossless 10 Gigabit Ethernet Physical Topology innovations - Direct Attach Twin-Ax Network cabling - TOR Switch Convergence Architecture Fibre Channel over Ethernet Emulex Confidential 8
  9. 9. Fibre Channel over Ethernet Standard   FCoE Specification –  Adopted by INCITS T11 FC-BB-5 in June 2007; technical work completed, in public review with T11 Letter Ballot –  Frame format agreed upon by T11 in August 2007 –  Broad industry support and participation Emulex Confidential 9
  10. 10. FCoE Fundamentals   Lossless Ethernet required –  Priority Flow Control or Pause based   FCoE is not a replacement for FCIP –  FCIP is for inter-switch links beyond the Data Center –  FCoE is for the Data Center   Fibre Channel services operate identically on FCoE fabrics and native Fibre Channel fabrics   FCoE supports all Fibre Channel advanced features (NPIV, security, etc.) transparently   FCoE will not require changes to Fibre Channel software FCoE Maintains Full Fibre Channel Compatibility Emulex Confidential 10
  11. 11. Converged Network Adapter (CNA) Server with Server with traditional approach converged approach FC NIC FCoE NIC Drivers Drivers Drivers Drivers HBA NIC Converged Network Adapter 4/8G FC 10GbE 10G EE Single cable   CNA provisioned with both NIC and Fibre Channel Drivers   Single adapter / single wire carries FC and IP traffic   Continues to look like separate NIC & HBA to host OS / Hypervisor Emulex Confidential 11
  12. 12. Business Benefits of Network Convergence 12
  13. 13. Convergenomics!   Network Convergence is game changing   New Economic Model: “Convergenomics”   Convergenomics = Data Center Savings –  Up to 28% savings on switches, adapters & rack space –  Up to 42% savings on power and cooling –  Up to 80% savings on cabling   Convergenomics = Increased Efficiency –  More Agile Infrastructure –  More VMs per physical server Emulex Confidential 13
  14. 14. Convergenomics Saves 28% on Cabling, Cooling, Power, Switches and Adapters $1,400,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 Cable Installation $800,000 Power $600,000 Networking $400,000 $200,000 $- Traditional Converged Emulex Confidential 14
  15. 15. Emulex Enabled Business Benefits Lowered TCO with Network Convergence •  Reduces number of switch ports, adapters, cables •  Reduces cabling cost by as much as 85% Increased IT efficiency and business agility •  Enables network resources to be provisioned on-demand •  Full integrates with dynamic resource allocation for virtualized datacenter Investment Protection •  Fully Leverages investments in existing SAN infrastructure •  Preserves existing Fibre Channel network management models and tools, helping protect investments in software and staff training Simplified Management •  Centralized management across CNAs and HBAs enables high scalability while ensuring consolidated resource management Emulex Confidential 15
  16. 16. Initial Use Cases & Deployment Phases 16
  17. 17. Use Case: CNA in Server Virtualization Setup Emulex Confidential 17
  18. 18. Use Case: CNA in Blade Environments Emulex Confidential 18
  19. 19. Use Case: CNA in Blade Environments Emulex Confidential 19
  20. 20. Deployment Phases – Phase-1   Pilot Deployment Phase –  Began in mid-08; expected to go on till end of ‘09 –  Lossless Ethernet deployed only at the edge –  Deployment of CNAs primarily in rack servers FC Connected Servers Converged Network w/ FCoE Convergence stays at the Phase-1 network edge FC SAN Ethernet FC Storage Emulex Confidential 20
  21. 21. Deployment Phases – Phase-2   Volume Deployment Phase –  Expected to begin in 2H ‘09 –  Deployment of CNAs in rack servers and blades –  Lossless Ethernet fabric makes its presence FC Connected Servers Converged Network w/ FCoE Phase-2 Lossless Convergence Ethernet FC SAN spreads horizontally to blades and Ethernet goes deeper into the network FC Storage Emulex Confidential 21
  22. 22. Deployment Phases – Phase-3   End-to-End Convergence Phase –  Expected to be in the 2011 timeframe and beyond –  Native FCoE enabled target devices enable end-to-end convergence FC Connected Servers Converged Network w/ FCoE Phase-3 Lossless Convergence FC SAN Ethernet is prevalent in the enterprise datacenter and Ethernet leverages native FCoE storage FC Storage FCoE Storage Emulex Confidential 22
  23. 23. The Emulex Advantage 23
  24. 24. Key Emulex Advantages   Comprehensive range of converged network adapters –  Emulex LP21000 FCoE CNA –  Emulex OneConnect Universal CNA   Market Leader across multiple categories – IT Brand Pulse Survey, March 2009 •  #1 in Brand Preference, Innovation, Performance, Reliability, Customer Service   Leadership in Enterprise SAN connectivity   Strong partner ecosystem Emulex Confidential 24
  25. 25. Emulex LP21000 CNA Product Details   Multi-protocol adapter supports Enhanced Emulex LP21002 CNA Ethernet and FCoE   Offered in single and dual port configurations   Uses SFP+ media –  10GBASE-SR Optical –  SFP+ Direct Attach Copper   Supports major enterprise operating system platforms   Provides centralized administration for CNAs and HBAs with powerful management tools Emulex Confidential 25
  26. 26. Emulex OneConnect™ Universal CNA Key Features   10GE Adapter with multi-protocol offloads   Superior wire-speed performance   Single-chip design for mezz card and std. adapter form factors   Optimized for Virtualization –  Hypervisor offload for Tx/Rx processing –  Dynamic provisioning; Granular QoS   Optimized for Convergence –  Hardware acceleration for FCoE, iSCSI and RDMA   Energy Efficient Design –  Performance of 500MBps/Watt   Emulex OneCommand™ Unified Management Emulex Confidential 26
  27. 27. Emulex OneConnect Universal CNA Applications Universal CNA Drives Value Across All Server Tiers! UNIVERSAL Database Tier FC HBA CNA CNA Storage Area  Network (SAN)‫‏‬   OneCommand Framework Database SQL Servers BACKEND Application Tier Database Servers  Files Switches    (NAS)‫‏‬ Application Servers Switches MID-TIER  Web Tier Application Servers  Files (NAS)‫‏‬ 2nd Level Firewall  Web Servers FRONT END Web  Load Balancing Switches Servers  Emulex Confidential 27
  28. 28. Emulex OneCommand Framework   Convergence Management Framework –  Open Framework for OEMs and Partners –  Extension of HBAnyware   Emulex Intelligent I/O Services –  Optimize Application I/O Performance –  Consolidation I/O Planning   Provisioning and Automation –  Rapid provisioning for Virtualization –  Maximize asset utilization   Security and Data Integrity –  Data Integrity Initiative with Oracle & SNIA Industry Partners –  Encryption Management Emulex Confidential 28
  29. 29. Additional Resources 29
  30. 30. Emulex Resources and Partner Views   Emulex Convergence Solution Site @ http://www.emulex.com/solutions/convergence.html Emulex Confidential 30
  31. 31. Additional Resources   Convergenomics – The Guide to Network Convergence Solutions   Emulex Product Briefs   FCoE Cost Savings Calculator (Flash)   Whitepapers –  Top-5 Reasons to deploy convergence –  Supercharge server virtualization with convergence   Technology and Solution Overview for Cisco Nexus 5000 and Emulex LP21000   ESG Lab Validation Emulex Confidential 31
  32. 32. One Network. One Company. Connect with Emulex. 32