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Smart storage 2011

  1. 1. ; <br />Trends for Smart Storage<br />Pini Cohen<br />EVP<br />pini@stki.info<br />
  2. 2. Technologies Maturity Model2011 Storage<br />Business Value<br />Sophisticated snaps for creating environments<br />Investment<br />to make money<br />CDP<br /> VTL Dedupfor Backup<br />Green Storage<br />Dedupfor Primary storage<br />Cut costs, Increase productivity<br />Storage Virtualization<br />Thin Provisioning <br />NAS and SAN<br />FCOE<br />Commodity IT<br />Services<br />Flash Drives<br />Cloud Storage<br />Email Archiving<br />Email Archiving as a service<br />Investment<br />for regulations<br />Using<br />Implementing<br />Looking<br />
  3. 3. Storage growth – you have not seen nothing yet…<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Ubiquitous computing pervasive computing<br />Source: http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/people/stefan/ubicom/slides/ubicom-ch02-slides.ppt<br />Ubiquitous computing: smart devices, environments and interaction<br />4<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />MEMS<br />Micro fabrication and integration of low-cost sensors, actuators and computer controllers, MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) <br />Source: http://bcctae.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/adaptive-experiences-ubiquitous-computing.ppt<br />Ubiquitous computing: smart devices, environments and interaction<br />Photo: courtesy of Brett Warneke<br />
  6. 6. Ubiquitous computing pervasive computing<br />Source: http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/people/stefan/ubicom/slides/ubicom-ch02-slides.ppt<br />Ubiquitous computing: smart devices, environments and interaction<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Storage Size and Growth in Selected Industries <br />
  8. 8. STKI Round Table<br />
  9. 9. RT storage<br />Users are certain that FCOE will change dramatically the storage landscape and the relationship between Storage and Networking<br />However users believe that FCOE will mature only in about 2-3 years or more<br />9<br />
  10. 10. RT VTL DEDUP<br />Actual Dedup ratio in Backup environment is about 1 to 10. Vendors claim much more… <br />The solution throughput and scalability is also an issue <br />Some clients has discontinued physical tapes completely! But most clients to backup to physical tapes once in a while. <br />10<br />
  11. 11. Competition in Storage is the toughest!<br />User to STKI “I am in shock. From 32$ per GB to 14$ in two months!” <br />11<br />Source: http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRry6HPDj21W6jLMe6hIeJFDJtuA0JLGJFIah_GGbelxmC5DNCL<br />
  12. 12. Users perspective: Should we differentiate SAN and NAS?<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Users perspective: Should we differentiate Highend and Midrange Storage?<br />
  14. 14. High End Storage vs. Midrange Storage <br />The majority of IT organizations differentiate High End and Midrange Storage solutions. What differentiate according to users:<br />Performance (example: “500 to 900 MB per second is HIGHEND”)<br />Availability – Reliability<br />Higher risk<br />Upgrade firmware without downtime<br />Functionality (number of copies, failback, etc.)<br />Price<br />More difficult to manageoperate<br />Big storage shops tend to differentiate<br />Higher level managers tend not to differentiate<br />New argument this year “Do not need midrange storage – we can use SATA in highend”! <br />Source: http://blog.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty_impact/2009/07/large_Worthington-Testifies.JPG<br />
  15. 15. Storage Ratios<br />Number of Raw TB and Usable TB per Storage Staff Member FTE (including backup and DRP of storage):<br />Moderate 25% increase from last years data<br />Source: STKI <br />
  16. 16. Usable/Raw storage ratio<br />Net Storage in this research – usable for applications:<br />After Raids<br />After replication to DRP<br />Without VTL’s <br />
  17. 17. STKI Market Positioning <br />Being updated<br />
  18. 18. The enormous storage growth<br />VTLDedup is maturing fast and can bring real benefit now.<br />Soon we will have “general storage” category. Specialized “HighEnd” or NAS will be a niche. <br />Managing the storage will be key priority<br />Automation AutomationAutomation (which also means standardization)<br />Users should have established storage metrics such as:<br />Storage managed per administrator<br />Storage in inventory - unused storage divided by total storage<br />Data multiplier (number of copies made of primary data )<br />Data availability (number of hours storage is <br />Mean time to recovery (MTTR)<br />IAAS (Storage services) will become mainstream for long term data retention needs in about 5 years<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Thank you!<br />Pini Cohen<br /> Blog: http://pinicohenstki.blogspot.com/<br /> Twitter: pinicohen<br />

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