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Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for Oracle With
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Hitachi Unified Storage systems with Hitachi
NAS Platform family were designed to meet
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  1. 1. Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for Oracle With Hitachi Storage Ensures High Performance, Robust Data Protection, and Capacity Efficiency Oracle databases support mission-critical applications and hold the key to your organization’s ability to innovate: valuable corporate data. Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for Oracle and Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM) with Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS) provides an ideal environment for running your most critical Oracle databases and applications. You need an infrastructure that delivers predictable performance, capacity efficiency, high availability and simplified data protection, all while lowering your total cost of ownership (TCO). Hitachi and Oracle have worked together for more than 20 years to deliver solutions that reduce both costs and complexity for our joint customers. Nine of the top 10 U.S. commercial banks, 8 of the top 10 U.S. insurance companies, and the top 3 U.S. telecommunications companies run Oracle on Hitachi storage. Accelerate your ability to innovate with information using the NFS hardware- accelerated architecture of Hitachi NAS Platform for Oracle. Lower Total Cost of Ownership and Simplify Administration for Oracle Environments SOLUTIONPROFILE Oracle Databases Drive Business Innovation is the essential engine of positive change, and information is its fuel. Innovate intelligently and you will lead your market, grow your company, and change the world. Enterprises today rely on Oracle databases to store and manage growing mountains of information and data to make sound business decisions, innovate faster and satisfy customers. In order to meet these challenges successfully, data centers must become more efficient, cost-conscious and reliable. In today’s environments, organizations need efficient, highly scalable and high-performance storage solutions, at a lower TCO.
  2. 2. SOLUTION PROFILE Business Benefits Hitachi Unified Storage systems with Hitachi NAS Platform family were designed to meet the rigorous demands of Oracle databases without compromising reliability, efficiency, performance or low cost. As your Oracle and file sharing requirements increase, these storage solutions will scale accord- ingly. They will improve productivity and enable better decision-making while reduc- ing the overall cost of supporting your most critical applications. Hitachi network attached storage solutions address your biggest challenges within your Oracle environments by delivering: Lower TCO Through Hitachi Innovation For large-scale Oracle environments, running multiple database instances can quickly become a management nightmare. Furthermore, the licensing costs associated with supporting multiple, discrete databases can drive up the overall cost to maintain this environment. Hitachi NAS Platform has industry-leading price-to-performance ratio with up to 30% less TCO within the 1st year of operation. HNAS supports massive consolidation, enabling database administrators to con- solidate multiple database instances on a single system. HNAS supports file systems up to 256TB, allowing you to use fewer NAS heads to support your given workload. And, HNAS offers block-level intelligent deduplica- tion, which can reduce the number of disks required by up to 30% while improving perfor- mance by 10% or more. While managing large Oracle databases can overwhelm administrators, Hitachi offers a single unified management platform to manage Hitachi Unified Storage with Hitachi NAS Platform systems for Oracle envi- ronments. With Hitachi Command Suite, administrators can configure, provision and manage their overall Oracle storage infra- structure from a single tool quickly and easily, reducing operating costs and complexity. Another innovative feature offered by HUS with HNAS is Hitachi Dynamic Tiering (HDT). HDT software simplifies storage administra- tion, solves the complexities of implementing data lifecycle management and optimizes the use of tiered storage. It eliminates the need for time-consuming manual data classification and data movement to signifi- cantly improve tiered storage efficiencies. Together, these features can enable you to lower TCO associated with running Oracle databases, without compromising perfor- mance, efficiency or availability. Capacity Efficiency The volume, variety and velocity nature of today’s data warehouse is changing the dynamics of data volume capacity requirements. As Oracle databases grow, managing your storage capacity efficiently become critical. To address this challenge, Hitachi NAS Platform offers features, such as a tiered file system (TFS). TFS enables administrators to automatically distribute different Oracle tables on different tiers of storage, including flash or standard hard disk drives (HDDs). Place your least critical data on the most cost-effective storage tier, or migrate critical data sets to higher- performing storage. Innovative TFS from Hitachi reduces file system overhead by up to 30% compared with other solutions. Our intelligent block-level deduplication can also improve the capacity efficiency of your Oracle storage infrastructure. With Hitachi NAS Platform you can experience up to a 90% increase in capacity and operational efficiencies in testing and development environments through our primary dedupli- cation. Typically, with production data, our deduplication can free up to 30% of storage capacity. Furthermore, our deduplication is intelligent; if the system reaches 50% CPU utilization the deduplication feature auto- matically throttles back to avoid negatively affecting workload performance, unlike competing solutions. For large databases and to accommodate future growth, HNAS can scale up to 30PB of deduplicated data compared to 100TB for competitive solutions. Simple, Robust Data Protection Enterprise competitive advantage, inno- vation and operational efficiency stem from readily available data through data- bases and the applications they support. Therefore, your Oracle environment needs to be high performing, without data out- ages, and always available, even in the event of a disaster or unplanned outage. Hitachi offers various solutions to protect your valuable data, including snapshots, clones and replication. Snapshots, which are readable file system copies and clones, which are writeable file copies, both enable quick and easy backups of your Oracle environment with- out impacting performance or end user experience. Both snapshots and clones are space-efficient. They use pointers to blocks, without duplicating data. Hitachi NAS Platform can support up to 100 million snapshots to accommodate the most strin- gent of requirements for large databases. By combining HNAS with Hitachi TrueCopy, a synchronous replication solution, you can easily replicate specific tables or an entire Oracle database to a remote location for disaster recovery purposes. Additionally, snapshots and clones can be used for test- ing or development of new applications. Simplified Administration: Hitachi, Oracle and NFS NFS is an agile platform for running Oracle that combines low cost of deployment with ease of administration and maintenance, As a protocol, NFS is widely regarded as simple to set up and easier to manage. Operations such as volume and file system provisioning, scaling and management are handled at the NAS storage, quickly and easily. Unlike SAN deployments, there is no need for SAN switches, zoning or server host bus adapters, which increase cost. Hitachi NAS Platform and NFS are ideally suited for sim- plifying the management and administration of Oracle environments. Along with adding Hitachi Command Suite, which provides unified management of file, block and object data, running Oracle on NFS and HNAS can impact both capex and opex. Hitachi Command Suite enables a 40% higher terabytes per FTE management ratio than competing storage management solutions.  For the most part, it is the performance and scalability which helps us consolidate and simplify management of our NAS infrastructure. Source: TechValidate survey of a Fortune 500 Telecommunications Services Company
  3. 3. 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. Hitachi Data Systems offers a unique approach to unified storage manage- ment: a single virtualized platform for all data (structured and unstructured) with single-pane-of-glass management for het- erogeneous environments. Management encompasses storage resources, snapshot- based data protection and health/perfor- mance monitoring and reporting. HDS is the only vendor that can provide a single, virtualized and scalable data management architecture for all open systems platforms as well as all data and information types. Using Hitachi Command Suite enables a common set of management tools across all storage assets, whether they are the products of Hitachi Data Systems or our competitors. Our common platform and management tools improve the produc- tivity of storage administrators and enable better cost management (power, cooling, resource sharing). They support simplified data migration (block and file storage), and higher availability (IOPS and reliability) with less risk (data protection). Solution Elements Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for Oracle and Hitachi Unified Storage with Hitachi NAS Platform compose a complete configuration. They are optimally configured to support virtually any sized Oracle data- base workload. The configuration includes: Hitachi server, Hitachi storage and network- ing. They work together in an optimized and balanced configuration of compute pro- cessing capability and storage performance for the specific workload requirements of an Oracle database workload (see Table 1). 3 Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Enterprise-class Hitachi Compute Blade 500 supports converged application solutions and cloud deployments for the most demanding applications. It blends extreme reliability, performance and storage capacity for cost-efficiency and rock-solid dependability, and offers an energy-smart, affordable and easy-to-use solution to help lower costs and manage risk. ■■ X57A2 high-performance Intel server blade. ■■ Two 6 core Intel Xeon E5-2640-series processor @ 2.5 GHz. ■■ 30GB processor cache memory. ■■ 128GB RAM with 8GB RDIMMs. ■■ Two 1GbE Ethernet ports. Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B200 M3 The enterprise-class Cisco UCS B200 M3 blade server further extends the capabilities of the Cisco Unified Computing System portfolio in a half-blade form factor. The Cisco UCS B200 M3 Server uses Intel Xeon E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2 processor product families, up to 768GB of RAM, 2 hard drives, and up to 8 x 10GE Ethernet ports. ■■ 2 × 8 core Intel Xeon E5-2650 processor, 2.0 GHz. ■■ 128GB RAM. ■■ 1240 virtual interface card. ■■ 6248UP Fabric interconnect. ■■ 32 unified ports. Hitachi Unified Storage VM Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM) is an enterprise-level storage platform. It com- bines innovative Hitachi storage virtualization services with unified block, file and object data management. This versatile, scalable platform offers a storage virtualization system to provide central storage services to existing storage assets, even those systems from different vendors. HUS VM can manage all of your existing storage and consolidate all of your data in a single, virtualized platform to ease the management of information. HUS VM is built with trusted Hitachi reliability for application availability, flash-accelerated performance and lower cost of ownership. Delivering enterprise storage virtualization in a unified platform lets you manage information more efficiently. Unified management through Hitachi Command Suite delivers end-to-end cen- tral storage management of all virtualized internal and external storage on HUS VM. A unique, hardware-accelerated, object- based file system supports intelligent file tiering and migration, as well as virtual NAS functionality, without compromising perfor- mance or scalability. Meeting service level objectives for critical business applications like Oracle has never been easier. This solution provides the high- est level of performance, data availability and data protection at a low TCO. ■■ 192 x 600GB SAS 10k disk drives. ■■ 64GB cache. ■■ 8 x 8GB/sec front-end Fibre Channel ports. ■■ 16 x 6GB/sec back-end SAS links. ■■ 2 MP blades each with two 8-core Xeon processors at 2.33GHz. Hitachi NAS Platform Hitachi NAS Platform is an advanced and integrated network attached storage (NAS) solution. It provides a powerful hybrid-core (customer FPGA) architecture that accelerates file sharing, file server consolidation, data LEARN MORE HUS and HNAS Datasheet Server model Hitachi Compute Blade 520H with Intel E5-2640 pro- cessors or Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B200 M3 with Intel E5-2650 processors Storage system Hitachi Unified Storage VM NAS system Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 Fibre Channel SAN networking Cisco Nexus 5548UP Ethernet 2 built-in 10/100/1000Mbit/sec network interfaces Database management system (DBMS) version Oracle database 11gR2 ( Hitachi management software Hitachi Command Suite Note: Software is sold and licensed separately. HDS does not resell Oracle database software. Table 1. Hitachi UCP for Oracle with HNAS configuration details
  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 and SQL Server 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-181-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 protection, and business-critical NAS work- loads for Oracle over NFS environments. Key features include: ■■ Hardware-accelerated network protocols support up to 2GB/sec throughput for sequential workloads and up to 607,647 IOPS with HUS VM Flash.1 ■■ Scalability supports clustering up to 8 nodes, up to 32PB usable capacity, 256TB file system pools, large single namespace up to the maximum usable capacity, and up to 60,000 concurrent SMB users. ■■ System cache memory is 108GB on model 4100, 46GB on models 4080 and 4060, and 32GB on model 4040. ■■ Primary data deduplication with hardware- based SHA-256 calculation engines pro- vides high performance and up to 90% capacity savings, depending on data types. Autothrottling of the deduplication process enables uncompromised performance during high file sharing workload periods. ■■ Intelligent file tiering and automated migration enables dynamic policy-based hierarchical storage management (HSM). ■■ Advanced enterprise virtualization frame- work delivers thin provisioning and virtual server capabilities. ■■ Concurrent support for NFS, SMB, Fibre Channel and iSCSI protocols eliminates storage silos. HTTPs is used to tier to Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) or Amazon Cloud. ■■ Unlimited file clones are available to enable writable snapshots while efficiently using capacity. ■■ Object-based remote replication over WAN. ■■ Integration with Hitachi Content Platform allows active archiving, data deduplication and content-aware compression, and it is the foundation for our cloud infrastructure offering. Hitachi Command Suite Hitachi Command Suite features a unified architecture that integrates the products from the bottom up. Instead of separate products linked together, the software products in Hitachi Command Suite use a common code base. They use the same graphical user interface and share a common look and feel. Configuration and storage tier information is combined and synchronized in a database that multiple products access. This practice avoids difficulties of placing information on sepa- rate databases, which require larger data repositories that could be subject to incon- sistencies. The new design improves the efficiency and reliability of storage manage- ment information, and provides a consistent and more flexible user experience. Hitachi Command Director produces valuable infor- mation that you need to enable chargeback systems for private, public or hybrid cloud deployments. Hitachi Command Director allows you to analyze, report, orchestrate and monitor your storage infrastructure from a single tool. Next Steps For more information regarding Hitachi NAS Platform for Oracle solutions, consult the Hitachi Unified Storage and Hitachi NAS Platform product page at or contact your Hitachi Data Systems representative. 1 Estimated SPECsfs_2008 NFS v3 ops/sec 3NFS and SMB mixed workloads (70% read and 30% write)