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  1. 2. Solid Access Technologies Based in Newburyport, Mass., privately held Solid Access Technologies was incorporated in 2002, with a mission to lead the ultra-fast Solid State Disk category by adhering to a philosophy of reliance on industry standards in both sharable technology and the use of widely available components. Solid Access’s USSD products have won head-to-head customer benchmarks against all other popular Storage technology types worldwide, providing empirical data to the claim that Solid Access offers the fastest Storage technology in the world, using standard interfaces like Fibre Channel and Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS). With Headquarters in the Boston area and worldwide Research & Development and European Union Sales efforts located in Prague, Czech Republic, Solid Access focuses on global opportunities through direct selling efforts and via our Partners in North America, Latina America, Europe and Asia.
  2. 3. Some Solid Access Industry Partners
  3. 4. <ul><li>OPENWARE-RAMSAN is OPENWARE BRASIL in America. With its office in LA, Openware-ramsan has been a central focus for business all over Latin America. At Openware-Ramsan we don’t sell just hardware, we sell a solution for your company </li></ul><ul><li>OPENWARE BRASIL provides software and IT services to improve the value of your technology investments. We can help you and guide your IT operational team to increase efficiency in your environment and decrease costs </li></ul>OPENWARE-RAMSAN
  4. 5. CUSTOMERS Openware do Brasil & Openware-Ramsan
  5. 6. What is Solid State Disk ? <ul><li>SSD - Solid State Drive is data storage device </li></ul><ul><li>It is a no-mechanical hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>It is a RAM-Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Easily plugged in any server easily </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commom solution for I/O bottleneck </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HD -> 4000 microseconds access time (= 4 Milliseconds) </li></ul><ul><li>SASSD -> 10 MICROSECONDS access time </li></ul>
  6. 7. What is an SSD ? <ul><ul><li>Memory as storage: DRAM versus Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flash: </li></ul><ul><li>cheaper than DRAM, but more expensive than FLASH HDD </li></ul><ul><li>Non-volatile </li></ul><ul><li>Same write speed as a HDD and a little faster reading than HDD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability for DRAM is >2M hours MTBF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DRAM: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TB cost more expensive than HDD, but IOPS cost cheaper than HDD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volatile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access time average 400 times faster than HDD. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same as what is used in modern storage system caches. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability for DRAM is >2M hours MTBF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: MTBF (&quot;Mean Time Between Failures&quot;) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Table of Storage Technologies and key Metrics – Source Violin Memory Notes 1 - Metrics are all normalized as typical rackmount system statistics per U of height (1.75”) 2 - Latency and IOPs estimates assume same numbers of random reads and writes 3 - Latency and IOPs estimates assume 4K block sizes Technology Capacity (GB) Latency (µS) IOPs Cost / IOPs ($) Cost / GB ($) Capacity HDDs 2,500 12,000 600 13.3 3 Performance HDDs 700 7000 1,200 16.6 28 Flash SSDs 700 200 500 140 100 Flash SSDs (R/O) 700 45 50,000 1.4 100 DRAM SSD 250 3 200,000 0.5 400
  8. 9. Why SSD Now? <ul><li>Facts: </li></ul><ul><li>Storage performance is increasing in importance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For some banks, every millesecond of storage response time reduction translate to $100M annual profit! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performance gap between servers and storage is widening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HDDs are the only components in the modern data processing systems that rely on moving parts IOPs/GB is decreasing over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory prices are dropping </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. The State Solid Disk Solution <ul><li>Solid State Disks are peripheral devices, comprised of an array of semiconductor chips . </li></ul><ul><li>They function as a hard disk emulator without the random access speed limitation of hard disks </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike mechanical disks, DRAM based SSDs have no moving parts and process data at RAM speed </li></ul><ul><li>They eliminate seek and rotational latency times during read and write requests and are much more robust than hard disks </li></ul><ul><li>The key advantage of SSDs is that they access data in microseconds (compared to milliseconds for hard disks), which increases I/O operations per second (IOPS) by an order of magnitude </li></ul><ul><li>By closing the I/O Performance Gap, SSDs effectively eliminate I/O bottleneck problems encountered in transaction-intensive enterprise applications </li></ul>
  10. 11. The I/O Performance Gap <ul><li>The mismatch between solid-state CPU and mechanical hard disk processing speeds is the root cause of system I/O bottlenecks. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: CPU Performance has increased 30-fold over the past 10 years </li></ul>
  11. 12. DRAM SSD Background <ul><li>Solid State Disk is deployed by customers with an absolute need to meet the highest IOPS requirements and data integrity, such as military, security and intelligence agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2003, USSD technology has been used by customers supporting mission critical applications </li></ul><ul><li>DRAM SSD devices are proven ultimate performers, superior to any other data storage technology in existence today, including Flash-based technology, which is limited by inferior random write performance and durability </li></ul>
  12. 13. The Price Barrier of Conventional Solid State Disk <ul><li>With a random access speed over 400 times faster than hard disk drives, experience has proven that SSDs can dramatically improve the performance of all enterprise applications that process large numbers of random I/O data transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Specially-engineered devices using proprietary components jacks the price up on SSD </li></ul><ul><li>SSDs historically have been produced primarily as proprietary standalone units, purchased by big-budget customers (such as the military) for whom the absolute need to meet demanding IOPS requirements justified their high cost </li></ul><ul><li>Old mentality of Price-per-TB versus Price-per-IOPS made the market harder for SSD </li></ul>
  13. 14. Eliminating I/O Bottlenecks <ul><li>Solid State Disk is a proven solution to I/O bottleneck problems that does not disrupt existing IT infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>The key to this solution is off-loading identi fi ed I/O demanding fi les (“hot fi les”, typically less than 5% of total content) onto an SSD device for processing at RAM speed with microsecond data access rates </li></ul><ul><li>Cold fi les continue to be processed on mechanical disk drives (or RAIDs) with millisecond access rates </li></ul><ul><li>This instantly improves the ef fi ciency of servers by recovering CPU cycles formerly lost in </li></ul><ul><li>I/O wait loops </li></ul>
  14. 15. Eliminating I/O Bottlenecks <ul><li>Common solutions to I/O bottlenecks employed by IT administrators have included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>endless application performance tuning, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>server upgrades, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>storage upgrades, (adding cache and more HDDs), and re-writing the application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each approach has had specific drawbacks, including slow implementation, increased engineering support, complexity, vendor lock-in, reliability issues, and limited scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Furthermore, these approaches generally had little effect when applied in random access environments since they did not directly address the root cause of I/O bottlenecks – the inherent restricted IOPS capability of hard disk drives </li></ul>
  15. 16. TCO Comparison: HDD vs USSD – Universal State Solid Disk As Solid Access USSD I/O Accelerators provide tremendous IOPS and bandwidth performance, the devices provide significant CAPEX and OPEX benefits when used in conjunction with traditional storage arrays A transactional application using a typical 4K file size can expect 200 IOPS from a Hard Disk Drive, while the same files will produce 60,000 IOPS on a Solid Access USSD unit, a 300 times multiplier, or equal to 300 HDDs For immediate result and minimal cost re-directs all &quot;hot files“ associated with a typical OLTP application to a Solid Access device (average 10 - 30 GB) 300 drive storage array with all associated hardware = $200,000 USD SSD unit = 90% less to provide a improve performance Storage array requires planned maintenance as well as expected drive failure replacements USSDs have zero maintenance requirements and no hard drives in the data path to replace, leading to additional savings    
  16. 17. TCO Comparison: HDD vs USSD – Universal State Solid Disk
  17. 18. What applications are good SSD c andidates? <ul><li>First take a look at the CPU utilization of the server that the application is running on </li></ul><ul><li>Check network bandwidth for bottleneck in the network or host bus adapter (HBA) </li></ul><ul><li>Run some storage diagnostics to locate I/O bottlenecks </li></ul><ul><li>Generally: </li></ul><ul><li>CPU utilization high = different bottleneck </li></ul><ul><li>CPU utilization less than 40% = storage I/O problem </li></ul>
  18. 19. Our USSD <ul><li>All USSD products are covered by a two year warranty and is designed as an open system architecture appliance </li></ul><ul><li>Our USSD’s sole use of standard industry components of proven performance and reliability and its assembly by a world-class, ISO 9001 and 2000 certified manufacturer-integrator </li></ul><ul><li>By placing just 16 GB of their most dense I/O application subsets on a USSD, Solid Access customers have experienced incredible productivity gains and recouped their acquisition cost almost overnight using easily quantifiable metrics </li></ul><ul><li>USSD is a plug-and-play device that appears as a conventional SCSI, SAS or Fibre Channel disk drive to the host computer, supporting all major operating systems. No special drive </li></ul><ul><li>A mapping company using a well known data management software product to handle 160TB of images and supporting files reduced search times from minutes to seconds by placing application metadata on a 16GB FC USSD device, with no tuning (payback for the device in five weeks!) </li></ul>
  19. 20. USSD SERIES 200 <ul><li>US SD 200 supports 4Gb/s Fibre Channel, 3Gb/s SAS and 320MB/s LVD SCSI - 3 Ultra </li></ul><ul><li>Wide interfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to six Fibre Channel host connections are available per 2U chassis. </li></ul><ul><li>Multimode capability provides backwards compatibility (4Gb/s >> 2Gb/s >> 1Gb/s). </li></ul><ul><li>Up to four SAS or SCSI host connections are available per 2U Chasses. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaporate Disk I/O Latency </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Application Acceleration </li></ul><ul><li>Over 300,000 Aggregated Random IOPS </li></ul><ul><li>3.6 GB/s Sustained Aggregated Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>300,000 IOPS, capacity 16-128GB,Bandwidth 3.6 Gbps </li></ul><ul><li>Plug and Play with Existing Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Access time 10 microseconds </li></ul>
  20. 21. USSD Series 200
  21. 22. USSD Series 300 Model 310 <ul><li>USSD 310 supports 4Gb/s Fibre Channel and 3Gb/s SAS interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Two Fibre Channel host connections are available per 1U chassis </li></ul><ul><li>Multimode capability provides backwards compatibility (4Gb/s >> 2Gb/s >> 1Gb/s). </li></ul><ul><li>One SAS host connection is available per 1U Chasses </li></ul><ul><li>Best for organizations needing high DRAM SSD capacity in the smallest space possible </li></ul><ul><li>Offers the same ultra-fast performance as our top of the line offering for those users not requiring interface expansion capability </li></ul><ul><li>IOPS 130,000; Capacity 32-256 GB, 1U; Bandwidth 1.5 GBps; </li></ul><ul><li>Access Time 10 microseconds </li></ul>
  22. 23. USSD Series 300 Model 310
  23. 24. USSD Series 300 Model 315 <ul><li>USSD 315 is the first DRAM SSD integrated with a server in the same 1U enclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Featuring: </li></ul><ul><li>CPU AMD Opteron server </li></ul><ul><li>128 GB of DRAM SSD storage in a 1U format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PCI-Express x 16, dual Gigabit Ethernet port, 2 x 3.5” hot-swap SATA drive bays </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Model 315 is targeted at custom solutions requiring integration between DRAM SSD storage and other products </li></ul><ul><li>Combines a server with DRAM SSD storage in a single package </li></ul><ul><li>Typical application: program the server to allow the on board ultra-fast DRAM SSD storage to act as a buffer between devices for data that is read and written at disparate speeds. </li></ul><ul><li>130,000 IOPS, Capacity 16-128 GB,Bandwidth 1.5 Gbps </li></ul><ul><li>Access Time 10 microseconds </li></ul>
  24. 25. USSD Series 300 Model 315
  25. 26. USSD Series 300 Model 320 - the fl agship model <ul><li>USSD 320 supports 4Gb/s Fibre Channel and 3Gb/s SAS interfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to six Fibre Channel host connections are available per 2U chassis. </li></ul><ul><li>Multimode capability provides backwards compatibility (4Gb/s >> 2Gb/s >> 1Gb/s). </li></ul><ul><li>Up to four SAS host connections are available per 2U Chassis. </li></ul><ul><li>2U rack mount form factor,a maximum storage capacity of 2GB </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity can be rapidly modi fi ed and adapted to your data center’s evolving requirements </li></ul><ul><li>It is an ideal resource in switched fabric environments (SAN) for processing frequently accessed data </li></ul><ul><li>300,000 IOPS, Capacity 32-256 GB Bandwidth 4 Gbps, </li></ul><ul><li>Access Time is 10 microseconds </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Interfacing </li></ul>
  26. 27. USSD Series 300 Model 320
  27. 28. USSD Series 300 Model 310T <ul><li>USSD 310T (Tera Tower) contains four USSD 310 standard units connected to hosts directly or via a SAN switch </li></ul><ul><li>USSD 310 “engines” can be configured as a one 1 TB volumes or split to multiple virtual disks </li></ul><ul><li>USSD 310T Tera Tower comes with a wide range of connectivity options (up to 8 FC links) and can be shared by multiple servers as an ultra fast data storage resource </li></ul><ul><li>USSD standard configurations can be scaled beyond 1TB capacity by linking USSD devices in industry standard 19” rack cabinets </li></ul><ul><li>One such high capacity option is the 46U (89.5”) Tower, which contains 40 USSD 310s standard </li></ul><ul><li>IOPS 520,000, Capacity 1TB GB, Bandwidth 6 GBps, Access Time 10 microseconds </li></ul>
  28. 29. USSD Series 300 Model 310T
  29. 30. USSD Series 300 Model 320T <ul><li>USSD 320T  (Tera Tower) contains four USSD320  standard units connected to hosts directly or via a SAN switch </li></ul><ul><li>USSD 320 “engines” can be configured as a one 1 TB volumes or split to multiple virtual disks </li></ul><ul><li>USSD 320T Tera Tower comes with a wide range of connectivity options (up to 24 FC links) and can be shared by multiple servers as an ultra fast data storage resource </li></ul><ul><li>USSD standard configurations can be scaled beyond 1TB capacity by linking USSD devices in industry standard 19” rack cabinets </li></ul><ul><li>One such high capacity option is the 46U (89.5”) Tower, which contains 20 USSD 320s standard </li></ul><ul><li>IOPS 1,200,000, Capacity 1TB GB, Bandwidth 16 GBps, Access Time 10 microseconds </li></ul>
  30. 31. USSD Series 300 Model 320T
  31. 32. Replacing HDD storage with USSD offer numerous benefits including: <ul><ul><li>Better server performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller storage footprint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher data transfer rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower power and cooling requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster I/O response times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced cost per IOPS and cost per Watt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate “short-stroking” HDDs and wasted capacity </li></ul></ul>
  32. 33. Performance Advantages of Solid State Disk <ul><li>Solid State disks have been recognized for many years as a proven technical solution to IOPS imbalance and I/O bottleneck problems </li></ul><ul><li>They also provide a multitude of benefits throughout the system network </li></ul><ul><li>As a peripheral device, properly implemented SSDs do not disrupt existing IT infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>They complement RAIDs (File Cache vs. Block Cache) and effect desirable processing load shifts by using CPU more efficiently and reducing the hits on wear-and-tear prone hard disks </li></ul><ul><li>SSDs can dramatically increase the life span of legacy systems, extending its return-on-investment period </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally, multiple users can be served concurrently with no peak-load slow down </li></ul>
  33. 34. USSD Manufacturing and Reliability <ul><li>• USSD provides numerous advantages that further distinguish it from competitive SSD products </li></ul><ul><li>• The components we use are of proven reliability and are already deployed in the world’s top data centers in unit volumes of ten of thousands </li></ul><ul><li>• Should a component become unavailable, or an improved component becomes available, we rapidly implement component replacement </li></ul><ul><li>• An essential element in the Solid Access business model is that we do not stock components </li></ul><ul><li>• USSDs are assembled by world-class ISO Certified Integration Center </li></ul><ul><li>• USSDs are backed by a two-year warranty </li></ul>
  34. 35. Solid Access stands ready for server you <ul><li>• If I/O throughput in your enterprise application is a problem, we are confident we can deliver I/O acceleration product at a cost, quality and reliability unmatched in the industry </li></ul><ul><li>• Organizations are continuing to adopt or add additional capacity to their DRAM SSD investments for mission critical, “succeed or fail” uses requiring sustained, predictable performance </li></ul><ul><li>• In this way, DRAM SSD is still the king of performance for OLTP and other write-intensive workloads ingesting high data volumes </li></ul><ul><li>• Contact us today to experience the “Eureka! moment” of almost instantaneous performance improvement by strategically placing a small amount of data onto a Solid Access USSD </li></ul>
  35. 36. The issue is not the cost per GB, but the cost per device. How much is a particular user willing to pay for a storage device to get a particular job done? We have learned from corporate CIOs that they are willing to pay a 10-20% premium for a laptop with an SSD. Not all users are storage hungry. Corporate users such as road warriors, for instance need capacity of about 100GB to get their work done, and then are much more concerned with productivity and user experience. Why should I pay more per GB of SSD storage when I can pay less and get much more storage with an HDD?
  36. 37. Solid Access Success Story iGLASS Networks, Cary, NC iGLASS Networks is a SaaS (Software as a Service) provider of outsourced Network Operations Center (NOC) services for companies nationwide. <ul><li>Key Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and notification of any IP-addressable device </li></ul><ul><li>24x7 real time storage access requirement with strict SLAs </li></ul><ul><li>I/O bound app server approaching SLA metric failure scanning 7 M devices every two minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic issue not solvable by HDD devices </li></ul><ul><li>Single largest performance challenge </li></ul>Solution I/O-intensive files moved to Solid Access USSD Eliminated bottleneck problems and potential customer SLA non-compliance issues No disruption to existing infrastructure and no additional support staff requirements Reduced data center power, cooling and space needs December, 2008, purchase of additional units
  37. 38. Solid Access Success Story Professional Services Co., Midwest, USA Customer is a long time provider of photogrammetric mapping services. Key Issues Approximately 800 one GB files in use continuously Metadata latency issues File searches take 5-7 minutes each Significant labor productivity loss, as no other work can be accomplished before search completion Tier 1 RAID devices could not lower search times Solution 16 GB DRAM SSD applied to 160 TB database Searches now under 5 seconds; 95% reduction! Instant gain; no training, tuning or onsite visit Productivity gain almost $100K per year Existing system’s useful life greatly extended Payback for two units achieved in 3 months
  38. 39. What process the Solid Access can Help THE BANK Online banking Real-time stock analysis Credit card verification Billing Reconciliation and rendering Cash-clearing transactions Account posting Trade processing Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  39. 40. Solid Access have 7 Years of experience in DRAM SSD; Solid Access is fully dedicated to SSD, they don’t sell anything else; OpenWare have 10 Years of experience in the Brazilian Marketing; We have major customers all the world; Local office and support in Brazil; Solution for bottleneck; Our SSD can be monitor with the most popular monitoring software; Plug and Play; Work with Windows, Linux, Solaris, Hp-UX, IRIX, OpenVMS,AIX and Mac-OS; We support FC, SAS and SCI; We have the type of storage, SSD, that will substitute old fashion HDD; We have a green solution; Our SSD is 400 X faster than your regular HDD storage; Your application can became 400 X faster with our storage; See it for yourself! Conclusion:
  40. 41. Reseller and Support Support and Reseller in Brazil OpenWare do Brasil São Paulo – SP Fone: (11) 8551-4128 htpp:// California – USA htpp://