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FalconStor NSS Presentation


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FalconStor NSS Presentation

  1. 1. FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) Storage, Virtualization, Provisioning, Protection and Management
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>FalconStor Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>FalconStor NSS Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Data protection features </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced storage performance </li></ul><ul><li>Increased storage efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>New and enhanced management </li></ul>
  3. 3. FalconStor Corporate Overview FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
  4. 4. FalconStor at a Glance <ul><li>Founded in Feb. 2000 by veterans of Cheyenne Software which was acquired by CA for $1.2B in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Leading provider of data protection software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep understanding of backup & recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovators in leveraging disk to optimize backup & recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 4,000 enterprise and 30,000 SMB sites around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic industry OEM partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acer, Brocade, Copan, EMC, Huawei, H3C, IBM, Intel, Sun… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superior interoperability, compatibility in the field </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global channel and 24x7 support Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23 in-country offices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>400+ Employees - 76% headcount in Engineering & Technical Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High maintenance renewal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial Sound/Strong Growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public company (NASDAQ: FALC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profitable with positive cash flow since 2005 and no debt </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. FalconStor IPStor Platform <ul><li>IPStor ® software is a highly optimized, scalable, and flexible virtualization platform </li></ul><ul><li>Leverages all open storage and tape libraries </li></ul><ul><li>A data provisioning and protection platform based on standard industry server and storage technology working with all connectivity protocols </li></ul>
  6. 6. FalconStor Solutions Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Disk-based library for backup optimization Continuous Data Protector ™ (CDP) Disk-based data protection with instant data recovery Network Storage Server (NSS) Storage, virtualization, provisioning and management Data Deduplication Dramatically reducing data across the enterprise
  7. 7. TOTALLY Open Network Storage Solution Platform Application Servers Tape Backup Servers MS Exchange, MS SQL, MS SharePoint, VMware, Oracle, SAP, etc Tivoli, Symantec, EMC/Legato, CA, Commvault, etc. Network Storage Server (NSS) Continuous Data Protector (CDP) Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Self-protecting storage Disk-based data protection Disk-based library IPStor Platform v 6.x Virtualization, Thin Provisioning, MAID enabling, Snapshot, Mirror Centralized management FalconStor Client Agents Clustered deduplication Replication with Encryption and Compression Industry Standard Disk Arrays and Tape Libraries
  8. 8. Representative customers
  9. 9. Kicking off 2008 with awards and accolades
  10. 10. Kicking off 2008 with awards and accolades
  11. 11. Breaking News - Word on the Street
  12. 12. Breaking News - Word on the Street
  13. 13. Storage Challenges FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
  14. 14. Growing Storage Demand iSCSI and FC Host Connections 0 200,000 400,000 600,000 800,000 1,000,000 1,200,000 1,400,000 1,600,000 1,800,000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Units FC Server Attachments iSCSI Server Attachments Source: Gartner Presentation, “The Future of iSCSI SANs” by Robert Passmore. June 2006
  15. 15. Top reasons for Storage Virtualization * Source: IDC IT Management Survey - 2006 Improved back-up & recovery 46% <ul><ul><li>Server and storage consolidation </li></ul></ul>40% <ul><ul><li>On-going demands for additional capacity </li></ul></ul>37% <ul><ul><li>Improved application performance </li></ul></ul>31% <ul><ul><li>Improved disaster recovery </li></ul></ul>27% <ul><ul><li>New project or application deployment </li></ul></ul>23%
  16. 16. FalconStor NSS Solution FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
  17. 17. NSS Solution <ul><li>Plug-and-play iSCSI storage appliance for SMB </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise-class Fibre Channel support, virtualization and provisioning for large organizations </li></ul><ul><li>TOTALLY Open ™ solution enables IT to choose storage vendors and devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization and provisioning provides highest storage utilization/efficiency at lowest cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No vendor lock-in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple data protection features </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced storage performance </li></ul><ul><li>Increased storage efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized management improves IT productivity </li></ul>
  18. 18. TOTALLY Open Storage Virtualization Platform Physical Virtual Existing SAN volumes via Storage Service Enabler Virtualized SAN volumes Thin provisioned SAN volumes Exchange Data Linux Solaris HP-UX AIX Netware Oracle VMware Notes SQL SAP DB2 Windows Any application Any operating system Any storage protocol Any disk array
  19. 19. #1 Storage Virtualization Solution FalconStor NSS wins CRN Storage Virtualization Test over EqualLogic, Hitachi and Compellent
  20. 20. Storage virtualization and provisioning Virtual disks Physical disks <ul><li>Create volumes of any size from across physical disk resources </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical LUN and virtual devices up to 16TB each </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expand volumes as needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Securely assign volumes to servers through NSS interface </li></ul><ul><li>Storage pooling designates sets of physical disks for specific tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decreased risk of operator error </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Data Protection Features FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
  22. 22. NSS Data Protection Features Linux Windows Unix Snapshot Agent Snapshot Agent Snapshot Agent Snapshot Agent Virtual machines TimeMark snapshots <ul><li>TimeMark ® snapshots </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Snapshot Agents for applications, DBs, VMware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IP replication </li></ul><ul><li>Data mirroring, copying </li></ul><ul><li>Zero-impact backup </li></ul><ul><li>High availability </li></ul>Primary storage volumes
  23. 23. Easy & Efficient Data Protection via TimeMark Application-specific Snapshot Agent <ul><li>One TimeMark snapshot policy per disk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mountable TimeView ® images for instant data recovery of any captured point in time </li></ul><ul><li>Delta-based snapshots minimize disk utilization </li></ul><ul><li>255 snapshots per disk </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshot Agents and consistency groups for 100% data integrity </li></ul>Fibre or Ethernet 11:00 12:00 9:00 10:00
  24. 24. IP-based disaster recovery Linux Windows Unix Snapshot Agent Snapshot Agent Snapshot Agent Snapshot Agent Virtual machines TimeMark snapshots Full replicas Snapshots Copy to tape <ul><li>Easily configured any-to-any remote replication </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous or periodic modes </li></ul>Block-level data replication … … DR Site
  25. 25. Any-to-Any Remote Replication Benefits <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operating system, protocol and storage agnostic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize bandwidth via sector-level differencing (MicroScan ™ ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parallel TCP sessions (trunking, QoS, 100% switch friendly) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recovery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guarantees RTO (less than 30 min.) with data integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resilience: Self-healing replication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic reconnect/resume based on availability of WAN, DR site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switch between Continuous & Delta Replication automatically based on the availability of WAN, DR site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>End-to-End Data Encryption </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Sending changed Tracks Host updates a disk sector Sending Changed Sectors Host updates a disk sector 512b 512b 512b 512b 512b 512b 512b 512b 512b 32K Track is replicated 512 byte Sector is replicated 64 times more efficient MicroScan vs Track-based replication
  27. 27. Real world replication savings example <ul><li>Legal Services firm benchmark, Nov-Jan 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>83 days worth of replicated data </li></ul>Site File System Change in GB Filtered by MicroScan Actual GB Transferred Percentage Reduction Houston 4,869 4,017 852 82% New York City 16,176 13,409 2,767 83% Wash D.C. 7,289 5,581 1,708 77% Atlanta 73,376 62,527 10,849 85% 101,710 85,534 16,176 84% Avg per Day 1225 1031 195 84% Min. Storage Unit to Track Changes on Disk FalconStor NetApp HDS EMC 512 Bytes 4 KB 16 KB 64 KB Storage Efficiency 1 8 x less efficient 32 x less efficient 64 x less efficient
  28. 28. Data mirroring, zero downtime migration <ul><li>Any-to-any synchronous data mirroring </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate data protection across arrays </li></ul><ul><li>Zero downtime data migration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate disk mirror </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switch primary target when synchronization completes </li></ul></ul>Primary Mirror Primary Mirror
  29. 29. Eliminating Backup Window & Host Performance Impact BU SW calls HyperTrac ™ to mount snapshot disk for serverless tape backup Traditional Backup Shrinking backup window & host performance impact Perform Tape backup anytime. Eliminate backup window, remove backup performance impact from production servers Backup SW HyperTrac Ethernet Files/ Volume System State Database Fibre or Ethernet Backup server 11:00 10:00 11:00
  30. 30. NSS high availability deployment models <ul><li>A two-node NSS failover pair </li></ul><ul><li>Each NSS server supports its own set of client servers </li></ul><ul><li>For appliances with internal storage </li></ul><ul><li>Volumes are mirrored across NSS devices for redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Clients can access disk along both paths </li></ul>Shared Storage Failover Cross Mirror Failover A A 1 B B 1 SAN
  31. 31. Enhanced Storage Performance FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
  32. 32. Enhanced storage performance <ul><li>Accelerated application performance from new NSS features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Native support for Infiniband protocol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Violin Memory solid-state disk cache supercharges application read and write performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downstream Fibre Channel load balancing </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. InfiniBand support <ul><li>InfiniBand target mode support for clients (application servers) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Hat Linux Enterprise, v 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, v 1.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speeds of 20 Gb/s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports iSER using a Double Date Rate (DDR) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exceptional speeds for high performance computing needs </li></ul>
  34. 34. Violin Memory solid state disk for cache <ul><li>Use of Violin Memory appliance as read/write cache device for any volume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On demand provisioning of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic allocation of memory where needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ultra-fast response time charges performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 or 20 Gbit/s PCIE interface </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attainable cost ~ $300 per GB (MSRP) </li></ul>
  35. 35. Downstream load balancing <ul><li>Automatically makes use of multiple FC paths to connect to downstream storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Round-robin data flow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maximizes available bandwidth for best possible performance </li></ul><ul><li>Fault-tolerant pathing </li></ul>D: I/O IPStor platform D: D: D: I/O I/O I/O LUN Disk Array D:
  36. 36. NSS performance stats <ul><li>Device seek time = 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Testing of two NSS servers with two Violin memory units </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequential read up to 2.7GB/s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Random read up to 2.7GB/s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequential write up to 2.0GB/s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Random write up to 2.0GB/s </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Increased storage efficiency FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
  38. 38. Increased storage efficiency <ul><li>Better disk utilization, reduced power consumption and a greener data center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thin provisioning of disk resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced Fibre Channel port requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOTALLY Open model gives users freedom to choose protocols and storage </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Thin Provisioning <ul><li>Create a virtual volume to match size of data provisioning request </li></ul><ul><li>Allocate a smaller amount of actual physical disk space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Default is 20% of virtual size </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical space allocated automatically as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces wasteful over provisioning of storage </li></ul><ul><li>Saves disk space and power consumption </li></ul>Data Virtual Thin provisioned SAN volume Physical 200 GB 800 GB “ 800 GB” A Green feature
  40. 40. Reduced Fibre Channel port counts <ul><li>Leverages Qlogic Multi-ID for 4GB HBAs </li></ul><ul><li>IPStor platform no longer requires standby FC ports for active-active configurations </li></ul><ul><li>Significant savings on HBA ports, switch ports, cabling and complexity for each deployed CDP or NSS device </li></ul>Small device, HA configuration Large device, HA configuration Before After 66% port reduction 8 HBA ports and 8 switch ports saved FC Initiator port FC Target port FC Standby port FC Multi-ID port
  41. 41. TOTALLY Open storage model <ul><li>TOTALLY Open support for any vendor/brand of disk array </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid vendor lock-in; better price negotiation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seamless, easy, zero-downtime migration of data between disk arrays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily deploy new, lower cost, smaller footprint, energy efficient disk technologies when old equipment comes off lease </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full protocol support: FC, iSCSI, Infiniband </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take advantage of new speed innovations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use lower cost protocols for tier-2 and tier-3 data </li></ul></ul>A Green feature
  42. 42. New and Enhanced Management FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
  43. 43. New and Enhanced Management <ul><li>New and improved management tools lower operational costs and increase data protection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Central Client Manager to centrally deploy and monitor application server Agents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced centralized reporting to allocate storage resources more efficiently and identify unprotected assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous console enhancements reduce risk of operational mistakes </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Central Client Manager (CCM) <ul><li>New CCM management tool to install, update, monitor and configure SAN clients </li></ul><ul><li>Works with SAN clients, Snapshot Agents, DiskSafe ™ and FileSafe ™ Agents </li></ul><ul><li>Manage clients by groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances accuracy and consistency of policies across grouped servers (e.g. Exchange group, SharePoint group, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single action affects multiple servers to reduce management time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easily identify clients running out of disk resources </li></ul>
  45. 45. Central Client Manager console
  46. 46. Enhanced reporting <ul><li>Consolidated replication status with properties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily identify unprotected assets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sort by replication status and map client source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily identify failed backups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Historical disk usage statistics by application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine trends to allocate resources efficiently </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scheduled reports with automatic emailing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent record of resource usage and notice of failures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consolidated reports for several servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily troubleshoot problem server </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Enhanced reporting sample
  48. 48. Multiple console enhancements <ul><li>Webstart console automatically loads from NSS device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to install console application files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Batch mode operations for updating properties and deleting objects </li></ul><ul><li>iSCSI client creation with Mutual Chap Secret </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greatly reduces complexity of difficult iSCSI security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Export of console data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Export console information into file </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. FalconStor NSS Summary <ul><li>Plug-and-play iSCSI storage appliance for SMB </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise-class virtualization and provisioning for large organizations </li></ul><ul><li>TOTALLY Open ™ solution enables IT to choose storage vendors and devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization and provisioning provides highest storage utilization/efficiency at lowest cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No vendor lock-in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple data protection features </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced storage performance </li></ul><ul><li>Increased storage efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized management improves IT productivity </li></ul>
  50. 50. FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) FalconStor Confidential for Internal and Partner Use Only Thank You! Any Questions? Contact us Corporate Headquarters 2 Huntington Quadrangle Melville, NY 11747 USA Tel: +1 631.777.5188 Support: +1 631.777.3332 [email_address] Asia Pacific Headquarters 6F-1, No.521, Sec. 1, Wunsin Rd. Taichung 40848 Taiwan Tel: +886-4-2259-1868 [email_address] European Headquarters 58 Rue Pottier 78150 Le Chesnay France Tel: +33.1.3923.9550 [email_address]