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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 Overview


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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 Overview

  1. 1. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000: Available. Agile. Automated. The Challenge Today’s data center operations are labor intensive and often prevent IT teams from moving quickly enough to keep pace with changing needs of busi- ness. Typical data centers with infrastructure silos built around specific applications or technologies limit agility. Organizations are challenged to main- tain IT operating expenses, support a new breed of applications at cloud scale and navigate through in- frastructure complexities. They must manage fewer, if any, maintenance windows to perform required changes or technology refreshes. OVERVIEW
  2. 2. OVERVIEW The Solution IT executives must enable an IT-accelerated business to win in tomorrow’s information- centric world: one that exploits information without being overwhelmed by data or held back by slow IT infrastructure. To meet these challenges, IT requires Continuous Cloud Infrastructure solutions that deliver continuous operations, data center extensibility and auto- mated management. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 Hitachi is delivering the industry’s best com- bination of enterprise-ready software-defined storage, advanced global storage virtualiza- tion, and efficient, scalable, high-performance hardware. This combination enables contin- uous operations, self-managing policy-driven management, and agile IT that today’s new breed of cloud applications demands. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000) with Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) is the next generation of enterprise storage from Hitachi. VSP G1000 redefines mission-critical storage virtualization and resets expectations for the data center. VSP G1000 Highlights Global storage virtualization enables an always-on infrastructure with enter- prise-wide scalability that provides a complete separation between host and storage. The scalability is independent of connectivity, location, storage system or vendor. Create new storage system and data center extensibility. Provision and manage virtual storage machines with active-active capability1 for volumes up to 100km apart in combination with remote data center replication support. Customer-driven nondisruptive migra- tion1 capability enables movement, copy and migration of data between storage sys- tems, including 3rd-party storage systems, without interrupting application access, and local and remote copy relationships. Integrated active mirroring2 enables volume extensibility between systems and across sites through the provisioning and manage- ment of active-active volumes up to 100km ■■ Storage Provider for VMware (VASA). ■■ vStorage API for Multipathing (VAMP). ■■ vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP). ■■ Hitachi Storage Replication Adapter (SRA). ■■ Microsoft Windows® 2012 (including Microsoft Hyper-V) and System Center: ■■ Microsoft Virtual ShadowCopy Service (VSS) enhances data protection. ■■ Microsoft Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX). ■■ Hitachi Infrastructure Adapter for Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager. ■■ Hitachi Storage Adapter for Microsoft® Storage Management Provider. ■■ Hitachi Storage Adapter for Microsoft® System Center Orchestrator. Environmentally friendly platform allows for up to 1.9 times more drives per chassis, and lower power consumption, when com- pared to competitive systems to help further your green computing initiatives. Native integration with active archiving enables the offload of data from production storage systems to an archive, to reduce capacity and backup requirements. Global Virtualization: Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System software is the software foundation for Hitachi global storage virtualization. SVOS provides software-defined storage management and global storage virtual- ization by elevating unified management across new virtual storage machines. Virtual storage machines provide a virtual abstrac- tion of physical storage system resources within a single system, or multiple systems that may be located up to 100km apart. Attached servers and systems see and manage this abstraction as a single device. SVOS supports user-defined workflows for nondisruptive data migration between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 provides the always- available, agile and automated foundation needed for a trusted Continuous Cloud Infrastructure. Powered with Hitachi global storage virtualization, its new software capabilities unlock IT agility and enable the lowest storage TCO. apart. Combined with remote data center replication, this mirroring is an ideal solution for critical applications that require zero recovery point and recovery time objectives. Active-Active VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster and Microsoft® Hyper-V® stretched cluster site pro- tection3 . When combined with VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster or a Microsoft stretched Hyper-V cluster, a virtual infrastructure is created. This infra- structure ensures fault tolerance from both planned and unplanned outage. Unified storage with enterprise scal- ability allows administrators to centrally manage large pools of storage across all virtualized internal and external storage pools, whether deployed for SAN, NAS or object storage. Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) provides a common management framework with a unified dashboard view of block, file and object consumers. Organizations using HCS have been able to reduce their operating expenses 20%-40% through consolidated management. Hitachi Accelerated Flash storage offers a patented data-center-class design and rack-optimized form factor that delivers more than 600TB per system. It supports a sustained performance of 100,000 8K I/O per second, per device, with low and con- sistent response time. Server virtualization integration with leading virtual server platforms gives you end-to-end visibility from an individual virtual machine to the storage logical unit and protects large-scale multivendor environments. ■■ VMware: ■■ Storage Manager for VMware vCenter. ■■ vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI). 1 Separately licensed feature available after initial release. Ask your HDS representative or partner for more information. 2 Active mirroring is enabled by the Hitachi global active device feature, a separately licensed feature available after initial release. Ask your HDS representative or partner for more information. 3 Requires the Hitachi global active device feature.
  3. 3. 3 storage tiers and between virtualized phys- ical systems and across data centers. This mobility reduces the cost of management, improves performance and enables seam- less fault-tolerant availability of the virtual storage machine. Unified Management: Hitachi Command Suite Hitachi Command Suite, an integrated soft- ware management suite, provides advanced data and storage management that stream- lines and centralizes all administrative operations under a common management framework. HCS covers all key functional management areas, such as configuration, performance, analytics mobility and rep- lication to simplify all management tasks while facilitating future automation. HCS improves administration, operations, provi- sioning, performance and resilience for all Hitachi storage environments. By enabling efficient management practices for virtual- ized storage and servers, organizations can effectively manage their IT infrastructure with limited staff resources while building a sustainable foundation for future growth. With new levels of usability, workflow, scal- ability and integration, HCS combined with the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform family (VSP and VSP G1000) provides break- through efficiencies. Together, they enable IT organizations to fully leverage leading Hitachi global storage virtualization. VSP G1000 Exclusive Capabilities External SAN storage virtualization extends the useful life of existing assets by allowing legacy devices to transpar- ently inherit new functionality from VSP G1000 and SVOS. This capability signifi- cantly reduces migration pains, costs and risk when moving from legacy Hitachi or 3rd-party devices. Supports dynamic tiering of storage capacity (internal and/or external capacity) and nondisruptive data migration between tiers and between vendors. Fully redundant architecture ensures no single point of failure and support for online hardware upgrades, hot preventive maintenance and proactive drive sparing. Designed for use in environments demand- ing 100% uptime, the system has a 100% 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. data availability warranty. Nondisruptive microcode upgrades are completed without affecting application quality of service. Extreme, proven scalability outperforms other enterprise-class systems. Powered by 896GB/sec aggregate internal band- width 7th-generation Hi-Star crossbar switch-based architecture, the block storage controllers deliver far in excess of 3,000,000 transactions per second. The system supports up to 8 virtual storage director pairs for large database processing and the highest virtual machine density. Hitachi NAS Platform hardware- accelerated network protocols support up to 2GB/sec throughput for sequential workloads and up to 1.2 million NFS opera- tions per second. Create up to 8-node Hitachi NAS Platform clusters supporting up to 16PB usable capacity, 256TB file system pools, large single namespace up to maximum capacity, and up to 60,000 concurrent users. Gain the highest usable capacity available in the least rack space. Efficient caching makes up to 2TB global cache dynamically accessible by all connected hosts and Hitachi NAS Platform nodes. Unmatched multiplatform connectivity allows up to 192 Fibre Channel 8Gb/sec or 96 Fibre Channel 16Gb/sec4 host ports. Or, it allows 176 IBM® FICON® 8Gb/sec host ports or 176 Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)5 host ports and 4 x 10Gb Ethernet per file module. Virtual SAN ports (host groups) manage- ment supports expanded connectivity and enables multiple concurrent host connectiv- ity modes per physical port. Hitachi NAS Platform nodes provide primary data deduplication using hard- ware-based SHA-256 calculation engines. They enable up to 90% capacity savings while maintaining high performance. Automatic deduplication process throttling enables uncompromised performance during high file sharing workload periods. Unlimited file clones enable writable snap- shots while efficiently using capacity. Hitachi Accelerated Flash features inno- vative Hitachi-developed embedded flash memory technology for 4x per-device per- formance and reduced cost per gigabyte. The Hitachi multicore embedded flash controller is purpose-built for enterprise workloads and extended endurance. Native SVOS optimization eliminates noisy neigh- bor application issues. It enables more than 99.9% of transactions to be executed within sub-millisecond response with flash. Latest 2.5 in. and 3.5 in. 6Gb/sec SAS drives allow lower power consumption and higher density per rack with up to 2,304 drives in six 19 in. standard racks. Enterprise-level thin provisioning sup- ports 128 pools with capacity of up to 5TB each, reducing storage management. With capacity overprovisioning, online volume growth, automated wide-stripping and pool (re)balancing, it simplifies capacity planning and increases application performance in a smaller footprint. Dynamic tiering within a single standalone system or across an entire heterogeneous storage pool enables intelligent file tiering combined with automated migration. Its pools place the right data in the right place at the right time with no performance deg- radation. Standard, custom policies and profiles control the automated behavior and enable dynamic policy-based hierarchical storage management. Flexibility of placement in data center allows primary controller chassis (and con- nected drive chassis) to be installed up to 100 meters apart from secondary controller 4 Support for Fibre Channel 16Gb/sec host ports is available after initial release. Contact your HDS representative or HDS reseller partner for details regarding availability. 5 Support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) host ports is available after initial release. Contact your HDS representative or HDS reseller partner for details regarding availability.
  4. 4. © Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2014. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. Innovate With Information and Hi-Star are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. IBM and FICON are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Microsoft, Windows 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. OB-050-A 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 chassis. This capability makes optimal use of data center space. Business Benefits Enterprise-Class Software-Defined Storage Foundation Always-on operations: Deliver the zero recovery point and time objectives a new breed of cloud applications demands. Remove maintenance windows for max- imum productivity. Its customer-driven nondisruptive migration1 and multi-data- center solutions ensure that data access and local and remote copy processing are maintained while required changes or tech- nology refreshes are performed. Simplified operations: Hitachi Command Suite increases IT team productivity with policy-driven, automated and unified manage- ment capabilities. These abilities range from virtual storage machine creation, provisioning, migration and optimization to reporting. Heterogeneous workload consolida- tion: Increase virtual machine density with advanced multitenancy capabilities and quality of service management. Scale out to multivendor physical controllers to extend resource pooling capabilities. Hitachi Data Systems Global Solution Services Hitachi Data Systems Global Solution Services (GSS) delivers solutions that enable your IT staff to unlock their produc- tivity to compete in the global economy. To help you focus on your core business, GSS offers a flexible range of out-tasking ser- vices. Our managed service solutions range from operational services for your VSP G1000 environment to transforming your IT environment into a service-defined IT orga- nization. Our offerings include: ■■ Infrastructure Audit Service from Hitachi Data Systems. ■■ Storage Design and Implementation Service. ■■ Hitachi Basic Operating System Implementation Service. ■■ Hitachi Dynamic Tiering Service. ■■ Hitachi Data Protection Consulting Service. ■■ Hitachi Local Data Protection Design and Implementation Service. ■■ Hitachi Remote Data Protection Design and Implementation Service. ■■ Hitachi Business Continuity Custom Service. ■■ Hitachi Command Suite Implementation Service. ■■ Hitachi Migration Planning Service. ■■ Hitachi Migration Services. ■■ Data Migration Service for Hitachi NAS Platform Solutions. Why Invest in Hitachi Storage? For more than 25 years, Hitachi Data Systems has led the field in enterprise storage systems. Advanced design, a rep- utation for reliability, and flexibility ensures that Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 extends the legacy of the renowned Hitachi VSP family. The ease of management and efficiencies of having all types of data managed by a single system should not be underestimated. VSP G1000 offers superb value to the data center. For More Information For more information on how to unify your storage without compromise using Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, visit Hitachi Unified Storage Up to 8 high-performance Hitachi NAS Platform modules consolidate all file systems under a single namespace. Scale LUNs to 128TB and file systems pools to 256TB. Hitachi Base Operating System F File software packages include CIFS and NFS protocols, high-availability cluster, quick snapshot restore, file system rollback, virtual server, storage pool and file system audit. Hitachi Command Suite Data Mobility Use of automatic and proactive tiering, data mobility and alignment with business applications helps lower costs and improve return on investment for maximum efficiency. Hitachi Command Suite Analytics Establishes service level objectives by business application, performance monitoring and troubleshooting; reports for showback and chargeback accounting. Hitachi Local Replication, Remote Replication and Protect Software Supports in-system and remote replication, snapshots, backups and application-consistent restores; reduces risk; provides the foundation for business continuity; and ensures high availability. ADVANCED BLOCK AND HITACHI NAS PLATFORM UPGRADE OPTIONS