Note to Presenter: Present to customers and prospects to provide them with a high-level overview of the EMC VNX family—the VNX series and the VNXe series.
Two system models—one management environment. The VNXe series provides a choice of hardware platforms and capabilities to meet you specific needs.Common capabilities include:6 Gb/s SAS disk interface delivers the highest bandwidth for high performance and full redundancy for high availabilitySupport for15k rpm high-performance and high-capacity 7,200 rpm near-line disks.1 Gigabit Ethernet ports for shared iSCSI and NAS connectivityI/O expansion slotsManagement and protocols: Unisphere, CIFS, NFS, iSCSIAdvanced functionality: Thin provisioning, and File Deduplication with CompressionChoose:VNXe3100 for compact, highly integrated solutions with class-leading features and the option of single or dual controllers to achieve the right combination of price, performance, and availability.VNXe3300 for greater storage scalability and performance, and optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
The VNX series platform is optimized for virtualization with over 75 points of tight integration.Until today, one of the major challenges facing users in virtual environments was a management complexity gap. Storage administrators have access to detailed information on the array, but lack visibility into how the virtual server is configured and which virtual machines are consuming what for storage resources. VMware administrators, on the other hand, can see the details of the virtual server environment and virtual machines, but lack visibility into the storage system. On VNX series, Unisphere together with vCenter Server and VASA (VMware vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness) integration makes storage management in a virtualized environment a seamless experience. Each administrator can use their familiar interface to gain full visibility into virtual and physical resources, transparently provision storage, integrate replication, and access and offload all storage functions to the storage system. To further drive efficiency in the VMware space, EMC has delivered on the VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) for both SAN and NAS connections, allowing the VNX series is be fully optimized for virtualized environments. This technology offloads VMware storage-related functions from the server to the storage system, enabling more efficient use of server and network resources for increased performance and consolidation.Letting the VNX series perform common data management tasks, like vMotion, results in more network I/O, more virtual machines, and faster response time.The VNX series delivers unmatched VMware management integration and optimization and is ideal if you are running VMware.
EMC VNX with over 75 points of tight integration with VMware is the number one choice of customers for information infrastructure in VMware virtual and cloud environments according to a recent Wikibon survey.Note to Presenter: The Wikibon survey is available at: http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/VMware_Storage_Integration_Journey_Checkpoint
The VNX series has been expressly designed to take advantage of the latest innovation in Flash drive technology, maximizing the storage system’s performance and efficiency while minimizing cost per GB. When even a few Flash drives are combined with the EMC FAST Suite, an unrivaled set of software that tiers data across heterogeneous drives and boosts the most active data to cache, customers receive the optimal benefits of a FLASH 1st strategy. FLASH 1st, available only through EMC, ensures customers never have to make concessions for cost or performance. Highly active data is served from up to 2TB of Flash drives with FAST Cache, which dynamically absorbs unpredicted spikes in system workloads. As that data ages and becomes less active over time, FAST VP (Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools) tiers the data from high performance to high capacity drives in 1 GB increments, resulting in overall lower costs –regardless of application type or data age. Best of all, this all happens automatically based on customer-defined policies, saving application and storage administrators time and money by intelligently doing the work associated with pre- and post-provisioning tasks.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. In order to have enough processing power to run all the advanced data management functions and protocols simultaneously, the VNX series is based on an industry-leading modular architecture. This architecture allows you to scale purpose-built controllers that are designed specifically for the different workloads to processed.The VNX series modular architecture deliversmaximum flexibility and performance— without compromise. Storage processor modules manages the storage pool and provides SAN block-level access (iSCSI, Fibre Channel, or Fibre Channel over Ethernet). X-Blades add scale-out shared networked file system support (CIFS, NFS with pNFS, or Multi-Path File System) and can be added independently without impacting the overall system or require planned down time. In addition, VNX seamlessly supports EMC Atmos for cloud connectivity and object protocols (REST or SOAP).Storage resources are managed in virtual self-optimizing storage pools, ensuring no stranded unused resources. Frequently accessed data is automatically moved to high-performance Flash drives and infrequently accessed data is moved to high-capacity/low-cost disk drives. This way, active data is served as quickly as possible while keeping storage cost under control.The VNX modular architecture is open. EMC has packaged the X-Blades into a VNX NAS gateway with full support for EMC block storage (Symmetrix, VNX SPs, and CLARiiON) and enables scaling up to four storage arrays. So when more storage pool processing, or investment protection, is needed, the VNX modular architecture does not leave you behind.Note to Presenter:The slide graphic depicts the VNX series architecture. Pre-integrated VNX series systems scale to two storage processors and eight X-Blades. In order to scale the VNX architecture further, a separate configuration with VNX gateways front-ending four VNX series storage arrays is needed.
The VNX5500-F is a flash configuration for the VNX5500 unified storage system. The VNX5500-F has a starter configuration with 2 or 4 TB of Flash (based on 100GB or 200GB 2.5" SSDs) in a single drive base. By adding additional flash drives, the VNX5500-F can scale to 49TB of flash capacity. It delivers:High performance - Testing with Oracle and SQL OLTP workloads show the VNX5500-F can deliver 10 times the performance at 1/8th the TPM (transactions per minute) cost when compared to a VNX with all HDD.Unrivaled availability and Data Integrity - VNX5500-F is designed to deliver proven 5 x 9’s availability with EMC-quality enterprise flash drives, end-to-end data integrity, multiple RAID options, and proactive global sparing and diagnostics. Unified Storage with Advanced Data Efficiency Services - The VNX5500-F is a unified storage system with complete block and file protocol. Block and file compression, thin provisioning and file deduplication can reduce capacity requirements by up to 50%.Expandable to FAST for Mixed Workloads - As workloads are added and/or data ages, customers can transform the VNX5500-F into a tiered storage system by simply adding SAS and Near-line SAS drives – up to 679TB. With the FAST Suite customers can implement mixed-workload service levels automatically based on their defined policies. Use Cases - The VNX5500-F is designed for single workloads that demand the highest levels of transaction performance and mission critical availability. The targeted use cases are Oracle and Microsoft SQL On-line Transaction Processing (OLTP) where the database is typically 1 to 3 TB in size and the customer requires sub-millisecond response timeNote to presenter – Here are internal testing results to back up the performance claimsVNX5500 with 45 SAS Drives, Oracle TPM = 12K, $/TPM = $8.04 VNX5500-F with 20 SSD Drives, Oracle TPM = 127K, $/TPM = $1.03VNX5500 with 45 SAS Drives, MS SQL TPM = 37K, $/TPM = $2.61 VNX5500-F with 20 SSD Drives, MS SQL TPM = 410K, $/TPM = $0.31
With VFCache read acceleration, reads are dramatically improved, bringing the read latency down to less than 100 microseconds.Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.In addition, because it is a write-through cache, VFCache passes the writes down to the storage array, leveraging the protection of the back-end networked storage.Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.As a result, VFCache gives you the best of both worlds—accelerated performance with data protection.
VFCache puts Flash in the server as a cache to dramatically improve application performance. It is a hardware and software solution that leverages PCIe Flash technology and intelligent caching software to reduce latency and increase throughput. VFCache works in conjunction with the back-end storage array to provide two significant benefits. First, as an extension of EMC FAST array-based technology, it facilitates an intelligent end-to-end data tiering strategy from the storage to the server. Second, it provides this performance and intelligence with protection. EMC has been the leader in Flash since it introduced solid state drives in 2008. Now, with VFCache, that lead has been extended yet again.
VFCache delivers dramatic benefits to your applications in the form of performance, intelligence, and protection. With throughput improvements of more than 300 percent and reductions in latency by as much as 50 percent, VFCache allows you to achieve the highest IOPS in the industry at the lowest latency. It automatically and intelligently caches your application’s most frequently accessed data in the server, thereby providing greater efficiency and reducing cost. This is all while continuing to deliver the data services required for your most mission-critical data.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. VFCache dramatically accelerates the performance of read-intensive applications. VFCache software caches the most frequently referenced data on the server-based PCIe card, thereby putting the data closer to the application. By sitting in the server on the PCIe bus, VFCache eliminates access through the network to the storage array, decreasing response time and increasing throughput. As stated previously, VFCache provides an order of magnitude better performance for the applications that require the highest throughput and/or minimal response time. VFCache takes applications to an entirely new level, giving them the performance boost they need. Furthermore, since the processing power required for an application’s most frequently referenced data is offloaded from the back-end storage to the PCIe card, the storage array can allocate greater processing power to other applications. While one application is accelerated, the performance of other applications is maintained or even slightly accelerated.
So how does VFCache fit into the larger EMC portfolio? As previously mentioned, think of it as extending EMC FAST technology into the server. Now you can leverage VFCache for the data requiring the best performance, unsurpassed by any other technology. The hottest of the hot data resides on Flash sitting in the server closer to the application, delivering the most IOPS and the shortest response time. Hot data resides on Flash drives in the array to enable you to reduce storage costs per I/O. As the data ages, it sits on Fibre Channel or SAS drives. Lastly, the coldest data lives on high-capacity SATA or nearline SAS drives to drive costs down. This is a story that no one else in the industry can tell. It’s about putting the right data on the right storage at the right time—all through automation. It helps your applications reach the performance they need, at the cost youdesire, and the protection level your business demands.
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Veeam Overview : Warren Olivier Country Manager Veeam Software
Existing tools aren’t doing the job Traditional backup ● Agent in each VM “A major reason that ● Full VM recovery is complex organizations still hit these ● Expensive bumps on the backup and recovery road: They use the ● Does not guarantee recoverability same products for both physical Typical VMware backup and virtual server backup, when we all know that virtualization ● Backup code runs on ESX(i) hosts requires a fundamentally ● Significant storage requirements different approach.” ● Limited recovery options – SearchServerVirtualization.com ● Does not guarantee recoverability
Ongoing innovation: Veeam “firsts”Version 1• 2-in-1: backup and replication• Instant file-level recovery Version 5 with vPower (IFLR) • Instant VM recovery• Inline deduplication • U-AIR Version 3• Direct-to-target backups • Recovery verification • IFLR for Linux• Synthetic full backups • On-demand sandbox • ESXi support without VCB• Replica rollback • Instant indexing Q1 08 Q3 08 Q1 09 Q4 09 Q4 10 Q4 11 Version 2 Version 4 Version 6 • ESXi support with VCB • vStorage APIs • Enterprise scalability • Fastest VCB performance • Changed Block Tracking • Advanced replication • Advanced VSS support • Thin-provisioned disks • Multi-hypervisor support • Direct SAN access • 1-Click File Restore • Near-CDP replication • Replication to ESXi • CBT with vRDM disks
InstantRestoreFeature BenefitInstant VM recovery Patent-pending Best RTO and highest SLA for every VMU-AIR Patent-pending(universal application-item recovery) Fast and simple file and application-item recovery, lower IT costs, no additionalInstant file-level recovery backupsfor any file system Patent-pending Comply with requirements to documentInstant indexing backup of Windows guest files without increasing backup timeGuest file search Find and recover Windows guest files faster to enhance service delivery Eliminate the cost of a dedicated test labOn-demand sandbox Patent-pending and the overhead of extra VM snapshotslcaller: 1 week of trying to recover crucial data from a failed LUN were almost there.#VMware & @veeam support = fantastic. Symantec = < useless!
How it works 1 Publish 2 Start 3 Verify VM OS App Report Read-only Backup Repository Virtual Lab Verification Job Veeam Backup Server