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APP PERFORMANCE TIP:
SHARING FLASH ACROSS
VIRTUALIZED WORKLOADS

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IT Initiative:
Virtualize Mission-Critical Apps

Performance

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Pain Point #1

Weak
Performance

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I/O Bottlenecks

Data

3
Pain Point #2

Service Interruptions

n1, n2, n3 workloads

Downtime

 Scheduled maintenance
 System failure

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Bigger Problem when Virtualized!
Vulnerable?

Downtime

 Facility becomes

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Pain Point #3

Data Management

?
Complexity

 Heterogeneous hardware
 Data hotspots

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A Better Approach to Delivering Data

Weak
Performance

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D...
SPEED

Leverage Storage Tiers

Tier 1

Tier n

Fast Disks

Bulk Storage

CAPACITY

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SPEED

Introduce Flash Tier

Tier 0

Tier 1

Tier 2

Flash

Fast Disks

Bulk Storage

CAPACITY

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And Continuous Availability

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And Continuous Availability
through Separation

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Via High-Performance
Storage Virtualization

Data

PROVEN. MANAGEABLE. ECONOMICAL.

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2X to 5X FASTER
PERFORMANCE

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Auto Optimize Resources

Tier 0

Tier 1

Tier 2

Flash

Fast Disks

Bulk Storage

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Pool Other Arrays Too
Take a Closer Look

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100% DATA
AVAILABILITY

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Mirror Between Rooms

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Non-Disruptive Failover

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PUTTING IT INTO
REAL WORLD USE

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SAP & Oracle Migration
The University Hospital of Würzburg
Database

Storage

12 SAP Servers

2 Large Oracle Servers

168 ...
SAP & Oracle Migration
The University Hospital of Würzburg
Database

6 SAP Servers

2 Oracle Servers

Storage
2 DataCore N...
SAP & Oracle Migration
The University Hospital of Würzburg
SAP Dialog Response Times
Without Fusion-io
With Fusion-io

320...
Internet & Cloud Hosting
Great Plains Communications


Challenges
►

Before

►



Results
►
►

After

Slow application p...
BLUEPRINT
FOR ADOPTION

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Current Environment: Shared Array
App 1

App 2

App 3

App 4

App n

Tier 1

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Insert Flash: Dedicated Resource
App 1

App 2

App 3

App 4

App n

Storage
Virtualization

Tier 0

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Extend Use: Share Flash
App 1

App 2

App 3

App 4

App n

Storage Virtualization

Tier 0

Copyright © 2013 DataCore Softw...
Extend Use: Auto-Tier Flash & Disks
App 1

App 2

App 3

App 4

App n

Storage Virtualization

Tier 0

Copyright © 2013 Da...
Fully Virtualized: Balanced Tiers
App 1

App 2

App 3

App 4

App n

Storage Virtualization

Tier 0

Copyright © 2013 Data...
Fully Virtualized: Balanced Tiers
App 1

App 2

Tier 0

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A...
Creating a High-Performance
Data Delivery Platform

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Take The Next Step

Call us for a Free
Consultation

Rethink Your
Virtualization Strategy

Request an
Assessment

We look ...
www.datacore.com

Q&A

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www.fusionio.com
Software-Defined Storage

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  1. 1. APP PERFORMANCE TIP: SHARING FLASH ACROSS VIRTUALIZED WORKLOADS Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. IT Initiative: Virtualize Mission-Critical Apps Performance Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. Uptime Costs 2
  3. 3. Pain Point #1 Weak Performance Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. I/O Bottlenecks Data 3
  4. 4. Pain Point #2 Service Interruptions n1, n2, n3 workloads Downtime  Scheduled maintenance  System failure Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 4
  5. 5. Bigger Problem when Virtualized! Vulnerable? Downtime  Facility becomes  Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. single point of failure More users impacted 5
  6. 6. Pain Point #3 Data Management ? Complexity  Heterogeneous hardware  Data hotspots Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 6
  7. 7. A Better Approach to Delivering Data Weak Performance Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. Downtime 7
  8. 8. SPEED Leverage Storage Tiers Tier 1 Tier n Fast Disks Bulk Storage CAPACITY Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 8
  9. 9. SPEED Introduce Flash Tier Tier 0 Tier 1 Tier 2 Flash Fast Disks Bulk Storage CAPACITY Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 9
  10. 10. And Continuous Availability Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 10
  11. 11. And Continuous Availability through Separation Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 11
  12. 12. Via High-Performance Storage Virtualization Data PROVEN. MANAGEABLE. ECONOMICAL. Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 12
  13. 13. 2X to 5X FASTER PERFORMANCE Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 13
  14. 14. Auto Optimize Resources Tier 0 Tier 1 Tier 2 Flash Fast Disks Bulk Storage Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 14
  15. 15. Pool Other Arrays Too Take a Closer Look Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 15
  16. 16. 100% DATA AVAILABILITY Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 16
  17. 17. Mirror Between Rooms Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 17
  18. 18. Non-Disruptive Failover Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 18
  19. 19. PUTTING IT INTO REAL WORLD USE Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 19
  20. 20. SAP & Oracle Migration The University Hospital of Würzburg Database Storage 12 SAP Servers 2 Large Oracle Servers 168 Hard Disks 2 Large SANs Before Application  Challenges ► ► ► Slow dialog response times Slow update and background process times High capital costs Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 20
  21. 21. SAP & Oracle Migration The University Hospital of Würzburg Database 6 SAP Servers 2 Oracle Servers Storage 2 DataCore Nodes 4 Fusion-io Flash Cards After Application  Results ► 33% lower hardware and capital costs Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 21
  22. 22. SAP & Oracle Migration The University Hospital of Würzburg SAP Dialog Response Times Without Fusion-io With Fusion-io 320 milliseconds 70 milliseconds = 4.5X Faster Response Update Times Without Fusion-io With Fusion-io 50 milliseconds 6 milliseconds = 8.3X Faster Update Background Process Times Without Fusion-io With Fusion-io 1,200 milliseconds 210 milliseconds = 5.7X Faster Background Process Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 22
  23. 23. Internet & Cloud Hosting Great Plains Communications  Challenges ► Before ►  Results ► ► After Slow application performance Downtime due to unexpected outages ► 2X faster 99.999% availability Reduced costs by repurposing equipment Mirror 10 miles 10Gb Fiber Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 23
  24. 24. BLUEPRINT FOR ADOPTION Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 24
  25. 25. Current Environment: Shared Array App 1 App 2 App 3 App 4 App n Tier 1 Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 25
  26. 26. Insert Flash: Dedicated Resource App 1 App 2 App 3 App 4 App n Storage Virtualization Tier 0 Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. Tier 1 26
  27. 27. Extend Use: Share Flash App 1 App 2 App 3 App 4 App n Storage Virtualization Tier 0 Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. Tier 1 27
  28. 28. Extend Use: Auto-Tier Flash & Disks App 1 App 2 App 3 App 4 App n Storage Virtualization Tier 0 Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. Tier 1 28
  29. 29. Fully Virtualized: Balanced Tiers App 1 App 2 App 3 App 4 App n Storage Virtualization Tier 0 Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. Tier 1 Tier 2 29
  30. 30. Fully Virtualized: Balanced Tiers App 1 App 2 Tier 0 Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. App 3 App 4 Tier 1 App n Tier 2 30
  31. 31. Creating a High-Performance Data Delivery Platform Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. 31
  32. 32. Take The Next Step Call us for a Free Consultation Rethink Your Virtualization Strategy Request an Assessment We look forward to transforming your business with you sales@datacore.com Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. sales@fusionio.com 32
  33. 33. www.datacore.com Q&A Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved. www.fusionio.com
  34. 34. Software-Defined Storage Copyright © 2013 DataCore Software Corp. – All Rights Reserved.

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