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  1. 1. Transform Application Delivery With Microsoft Private Cloud Microsoft private cloud solutions, built on Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 with Microsoft Hyper-V® v4 and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2, are key to rapid application deployment using Hitachi Data Systems infrastructure for cloud computing. Our solutions help organizations and service providers deploy dedicated Hitachi infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform- as-a-service (PaaS) environments that transform the way they deliver IT services. A Microsoft private cloud provides unified resource pools, allowing you to dynamically allocate IT resources across business units. With dynamic allocation, IT can deploy applications quickly and scale the underlying infrastructure to meet critical needs whenever and wherever the application requirements change. SOLUTIONPROFILE Microsoft private cloud solutions are optimized for application delivery and provide both the flexibility and control to harness the full power of the cloud today. These solutions are: ■■ Tightly integrated with the System Center Management Suite to enable rapid provisioning of virtual machines (VMs) using small, medium and large PowerShell Script templates and System Center Orchestrator Run Books. ■■ Easily customizable, allowing you to build “Gold Image Libraries” and manage consistent deploy- ment of fully imaged VMs. ■■ Preconfigured at Hitachi Distribution Centers. Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for Microsoft Private Cloud solutions provide tightly integrated server, network and storage infrastruc- ture that is built using Microsoft validated reference architectures with preconfigured gigabit Ethernet VLANs, networks and storage pools. ■■ Designed for predictable, scalable performance to deploy and manage Hyper-V-based VMs. ■■ Validated to host Microsoft enterprise applications. Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for Microsoft® Private Cloud
  2. 2. SOLUTION PROFILE Hitachi IaaS and PaaS solutions provide more than a virtualization platform, they provide an application ecosystem designed and validated for mission-critical workloads. Our infrastructure supports 99.999% ser- vice level agreements (SLAs), allowing you to host applications with confidence. If you need 100% SLA guarantees, Hitachi can do it. Through just-in-time provisioning of IaaS and PaaS on dedicated resources, your organization can streamline processes on a standardized, reliable and scalable plat- form. You also can be more responsive to business needs, and able to more fully use available hardware. Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for Microsoft Private Cloud Hitachi UCP for Microsoft Private Cloud provides prevalidated, easy-to-order IaaS and PaaS solutions for building private clouds. These solutions combine Microsoft software, consolidated guidance and vali- dated configurations with Hitachi compute and storage technologies, as well as value- added software components. Hitachi UCP for Microsoft Private Cloud offers a simplified approach to delivering scalable, preconfigured and validated infra- structure platforms for on-premises private cloud implementations. With local control over data and operations, your IT staff can dynamically pool, allocate, secure and manage resources for an agile infrastructure or platform as a service. Likewise, business units can deploy line-of-business applica- tions with speed and consistency using self-provisioning (and decommissioning) and automated data center services in a virtualized environment. Private Cloud on Your Terms Microsoft and Hitachi deliver on the promise of agile private clouds with a preracked, fault-tolerant cloud platform that has been validated to Microsoft standards. Your With Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for Microsoft Private Cloud, organizations can quickly deploy private cloud infrastructures with predictable results and create an avenue for further automation and orchestration. organization gains the advantage of a simplified infrastructure solution that has been optimized to work with Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V v4. For virtual machine and infrastructure deployment, integrated management with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 can help to elim- inate the need for 3rd-party orchestration and automation vendors (who may lack deep knowledge of the infrastructure). System Center 2012 R2 enables proactive management of both your physical and vir- tual environments, whether on-premises or hosted, through a unified user interface and consistent policies. Faster Deployment Rich features and support make private clouds easy to deploy. ■■ Preconfigured end-to-end architectures with deployment guidance. ■■ Streamlined infrastructure deployment due to predefined configurations. ■■ Enhanced functionality and automation with deep System Center infrastructure integration. ■■ Seamless management for virtual machine and infrastructure deployment. Reduced Risk Validated configurations mean you can implement a private cloud with confidence. ■■ Tested, end-to-end interoperability of compute, storage and network. ■■ Predefined, out-of-box solutions based on a common cloud architecture. ■■ High degree of performance, service and availability with automated load balancing. Predictable Results With Hitachi, you can create an avenue for further automation and orchestration. ■■ Building blocks for private cloud infra- structures with predictable performance and flexibility. ■■ Prevalidated IaaS and PaaS solutions that are easy to order and deploy, and combine best-in-class Hitachi storage and servers with networking and Microsoft software. ■■ Ability to quickly deploy applications for your private cloud. Table 1 presents the 2 available configurations of UCP for Microsoft Private Cloud. Technology Overview Microsoft Technologies Your organization can take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization through Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V v4. Multiple server roles can be consolidated as separate virtual machines on a single phys- ical machine that runs different operating systems in parallel and uses the power of x64 computing. System Center 2012 R2 allows organizations to address their unique business needs while incorporating infrastructure elements into a private and public cloud environment. A cloud and data center management solution, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 provides you with common tool set that enables flex- ible and cost-effective cloud infrastructure while giving users self-service access to your cloud environment. This solution: ■■ Spans physical, virtual and cloud comput- ing models with common management experiences throughout. ■■ Provides comprehensive, end-to-end management for infrastructure and applications, including interoperability for heterogeneous environments. ■■ Offers compelling economic value when deploying a private cloud solution. ■■ Shared pools of resources. ■■ Scalable and elastic. ■■ Continuous availability. ■■ Automated workflow. ■■ Integrated security and identity. ■■ Predictable, multitenant platform. ■■ Usage metering and chargeback. ■■ Self-service portal and services catalog. SOLUTION FEATURES
  3. 3. 3 4-8-Server Configuration 16-Server Configuration* Hitachi Compute Blade Hitachi Compute Blade 500 ■■ 4-8 blades [2-6 for virtual machine (VM) guests]. ■■ Intel Xeon processor, 16 cores per blade. ■■ 256GB RAM standard. ■■ Internal 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and Fibre Channel (FC) switching. ■■ Microsoft Windows® 2012 R2 data center edition. 2 Hitachi Compute Blade 2000 ■■ 16 blades (14 for VM guests). ■■ Xeon processor, 16 cores per blade. ■■ 192GB RAM standard. ■■ Internal GbE and FC switching. ■■ Windows 2012 R2 data center edition. Optional 512GB RAM per blade Hitachi Storage Hitachi Unified Storage VM ■■ 128GB cache. ■■ 8 x 8Gb/sec FC. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform ■■ 256GB cache. ■■ 8 x 8Gb/sec FC. ■■ 10Gb iSCSI (FC over Ethernet optional). Hitachi Network Internal to Hitachi Compute Blade 500 chassis ■■ 2 Brocade VDX 6746 switch 10Gb data center bridging. ■■ 2 Brocade 5460 8Gb/sec FC switch modules. Internal to Hitachi Compute Blade 2000 chassis (per chassis) ■■ 4 x 1 or 10Gb/sec LAN switch modules. ■■ 2 x 8Gb/sec FC switch modules. Virtual Machines (VMs) Supported Scales from 65 to 750 VMs. Scales from 450 to 1800 VMs; can scale to over 12,000 VMs when using additional com- pute and storage. Innovation is the engine of change, and information is its fuel. Innovate intelligently to lead your market, grow your company, and change the world. Manage your information with Hitachi Data Systems. ■■ Enables the management and monitoring of private and public clouds from a single user interface. ■■ Provides deep insight into application per- formance, enabling SLAs to be managed and supported with confidence. Hitachi solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V with integrated Microsoft System Center management enable data center deploy- ments for the complete Microsoft vertically integrated technologies, using the following integrations: ■■ VSS – Hitachi hardware provider for Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS), used to create storage-based snapshots. ■■ SCOM MP – Hitachi provides integrations for Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager Management Packs (SCOM MP), allowing for alerts and notifications for Hitachi server and storage devices. ■■ SCO – Hitachi run-book integrations for Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (SCO) provide an integrated solution for orchestrating and provisioning the deploy- ment and management of VMs. Hitachi Technologies Hitachi Compute ■■ Hitachi Compute Blade (CB) 500, a pow- erful midrange server for mission-critical applications, in a 6U, 8-blade system with Intel Xeon E-5 series processors. ■■ Hitachi Compute Blade 2000, an enterprise- class powerhouse in a 10U, 16-blade system with Intel Xeon E-5 series processors. ■■ Support on each blade for up to 256GB memory (CB 500) and 162Gb/sec of I/O throughput. ■■ Blade-symmetric-multiprocessor inter- connect technology to scale compute resources out and up. Hitachi Storage ■■ Options for Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 series and Hitachi Unified Storage VM. ■■ Ability to manage up to 5 million logical objects and 255PB of virtualized capacity. ■■ Agentless technologies to manage large storage resources and deployments. ■■ Integrated, automated and hardware-based front-to-back I/O load balancing. TABLE 1. VALIDATED REFERENCE ARCHITECTURES *This is a 3-rack+ solution that requires on-site configuration and deployment services and is not available as a preconfigured option from Hitachi distribution centers. For More Information For more information regarding Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for Microsoft Private Cloud, please visit: ■■ infrastructure/microsoft-cloud- deployments/ ■■
  4. 4. © Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2014. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. Innovate With Information is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server and Hyper-V are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners. Notice: This document is for informational purposes only, and does not set forth any warranty, expressed or implied, concerning any equipment or service offered or to be offered by Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. SP-120-D DG April 2014 Corporate Headquarters 2845 Lafayette Street Santa Clara, CA 95050-2639 USA Regional Contact Information Americas: +1 408 970 1000 or Europe, Middle East and Africa: +44 (0) 1753 618000 or Asia Pacific: +852 3189 7900 or