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VNX Storage Platform

Juraj Griga EMC Technology Consultant 23.3.2011

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Application Challenges

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Why did we virtualize servers?

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Benefits after virtualization

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Virtualization Changes Everything


Virtual servers need virtualization optimized storage
Static RAID Groups
Discrete servers

Self-Optimizing Storage Pools


Virtual server pool
AUTOMATIC APPLICATION OPTIMIZATION

AUTOMATIC DATA OPTIMIZATION

RAID groups

Storage pool

Storage system

Storage system

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Next Generation Unified Storage


Optimized for todays virtualized IT

Unisphere

VNXe3100

VNXe3300

VNX5100

VNX5300

VNX5500

VNX570 0

VNX750 0

Affordable. Simple. Efficient. Powerful.


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Simple. Efficient. Powerful.


Built for the most demanding virtual environments
#1 SAN Platform Scales A new way performance toand capacity think about #1 NAS Platform

unified storage Self-optimizing


Hyper-efficient Works on any network

CLARiiON
HARDWARE
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Fully automated

Celerra

Click. Automate. Done.

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VNX Family
VNX Series and VNXe Series
Unified Platform Centralized Management
One management framework One platform supporting file, block and object

Easily Upgradable
Start with file or block and upgrade to unified

Efficient Data Services


VNX5500

VNX5700

VNX7500

Powerful
New multi-core Intel CPUs & 6Gb/s SAS backend

Virtual Provisioning, Compression, File Dedupe, Replication

VNX5300 VNXe3100 VNXe3300 VNX5100

Optimized For All Virtual Applications


VMware and Hyper-V integration

High Availability
Designed to deliver 5 9s availability

Packaged Software Solutions


Simple software suites

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VNX System Architecture


Application servers Exchange servers SAN Clients Virtual servers Oracle servers Object: Atmos VE LAN

VNX Unified Storage


FC iS
10Gb FCo Enet E

FC iS

10Gb FCo Enet E

VNX X-Blade VNX X-Blade VNX X-Blade VNX X-Blade VNX SP

Failover

VNX X-Blade VNX X-Blade VNX X-Blade VNX X-Blade VNX SP

VNX OE FILE VNX OE BLOCK

Failover Power Supply Power Supply SPS LCC SPS LCC

Near-Line SAS drives

Flash drives SAS drives

HARDWARE
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VNX Series Models


Simple. Efficient. Powerful.

VNX5100
Form factor Number of drives Drive types I/O slots per XBlade File system modules X-Blades Memory Protocols Storage Processors Storage Pool modules I/O ports per SP I/O slots per SP Memory Protocols n/a 8 GB Fibre Channel n/a n/a n/a n/a 4U 75

VNX5300
4U7U 125

VNX5500
4U7U 250

VNX5700
5U8U 500

VNX7500
5U8U 1,000

3.5 Flash, SAS, and NL-SAS and 2.5 SAS 3 1 or 2 6 GB/blade 12 GB 4 1, 2, or 3 12 GB/blade 36 GB 2 4 Fibre Channel ports, 2 back-end SAS ports 2 16 GB 2 24 GB n/a 5 36 GB n/a 5 48 GB 4 2, 3, or 4 12 GB/blade 48 GB 5 28 24 GB/blade 192 GB

NFS, CIFS, MPFS, pNFS

Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, iSCSI

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The FLASH 1st Strategy


Maximum economic efficiency across system service life
Hot
high activity

Highly active data is stored on FLASH for fastest response time

As data ages, activity falls quickly, which trigger automatic movement to high capacity HDDs for lowest cost over time

FLASH

HDD

Movement Trigger

Cold
low activity

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

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Flexible Storage Tiers


Optimize TCO with tiered service levels
SAS back-end connect for performance and reliability SAS (HDD) options
AUTOMATIC DATA OPTIMIZATION

Up to 24Gb (4x6 Gb) per SAS bus


Point-to-point, robust interconnect Flash (SSD) options
Flash SAS
(10K /15K rpm)

3.5 drives (195 drives/ rack)


300 GB and 600 GB 10K and 15K RPM ~ 140 (10K) to ~ 180 (15K) IOs per second

Near-line SAS
(7.2K rpm)

Highest performing drives


3.5 100 GB, 200 GB
~3,000 IOs per second

2.5 Drives (500 drives/ rack)


Highest Good performance performance Highest capacity 300 GB and 600 GB 10K RPM

Near-line SAS (HDD) options 3.5 drives (195 drives/ rack)


2 TB 7.2K RPM 90 IOs per second

HARDWARE
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FAST VP Policies
Policy ensures storage service levels are met
1

Highest Tier Preferred


Maximize performance e.g. high-performance OLTP system

Auto-Tier
Optimize TCO and performance e.g. databases with varied levels of activity among tables, or file systems with varied levels of activity across files

LUN
1

Lowest Tier Preferred


Reduce TCO e.g., archived or infrequently accessed data

LUN
2

LUN
3

SSD

HDD

FAST SUIT E
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Save Time with FAST VP


Set-it-and-forget-it performance optimization

FAST SUIT E
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Nondisruptive Data Mobility with Virtual LUN Virtual Machines


VMware ESX Server

Tier 1 Applications

FC

FC

FC

FC

FC

FC

Virtual LUN Technology


APP LPOS SATA APP LPOS SATA APP LPOS SATA

LPSATA

LPSATA

LPSATA

Tier virtual machines within array Move virtual machines between storage tiers Alter performance characteristic of your VMware vStorage VMFS without disruption Nondisruptive to virtual machines and applications

Tier 2 Applications

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FAST Cache Overview


Exchange SAP VMware Oracle SharePoint Database File

Support for file and block

Fastest

Extends mid-tier cache using Flash drives


Adds up to 2 TB of cache

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Capacity

DRAM

Less than a third of the cost of DRAM Hot data automatically ends up in FAST Cache RAID 1 for Read/Write protection Transparent to SP failure, no need to warm up the cache Applicable to most workloads

Performance

FAST Cache

1
FAST SUIT E
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Disk Drives

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3-Times the Performance


Run applications faster than ever

3X the number of users


3X the number of transactions

3X faster VMware View boot time


3X quicker VMware View refresh time

3X the number of users


3X the number of transactions

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Accelerate SQL Server with VNX Series


More than 3x performance improvement with VNX and FAST Cache Virtualized SQL Server with VNX 4.5x performance and FAST Cache improvement vs. previous 5 generation 4
Achieves optimized performance without expensive data base and application tuning Configuration:
VNX5700 utilized 20 SAS and 4 Flash drives with FAST Cache vs CX4-480 with 20 FC drives
Relative Transactions per second
3

2
1

4.5

1
0

CX4 1 year ago

VNX series with FAST Cache

FAST SUIT E
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Accelerate Oracle OLTP with VNX Series


>3x utility from your Oracle OLTP using FAST Cache and FAST VP Virtualized Oracle with VNX
Improved Oracle transaction time by 3.7x
Using FAST Cache and virtualized Oracle (with vSphere 4.1)
Series and FAST Cache
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Relative Transactions per minute

Increased performance comes at only a 18% increase in storage solution cost Configuration:
VNX5300 with 20 15K SAS and 7 Flash drives (two used as FAST Cache, five in a tiered pool with FAST VP) Vs. CX4-120 with 45 FC drives

3.7

1
0

CX4 1 year ago

VNX series with FAST Cache

If you hear Oracle OLTP, VNX series is a great solution

FAST SUIT E
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VNX Thin Provisioning


Only allocate the actual capacity required by the application
VNX THIN PROVISIONING
User A 10 GB Logical application and user view Physical allocation 4 GB 2 GB User B 10 GB User C 10 GB

Capacity oversubscription allows intelligent use of resources


File systems FC and iSCSI LUNs Logical size greater than physical size

Physical consumed 2 GB storage

VNX Thin Provisioning safeguards to avoid running out of space


Monitoring and alerting

Capacity on demand
EFFICIENCY
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Automatic and dynamic extension past logical size


Automatic NAS file system extension FC and iSCSI dynamic LUN extension
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Dynamic Capacity Provisioning

EFFICIENCY
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Block Data Compression


Reduces data footprint by up to 50%
Before After

Works with LUNs, databases, e-mail


Best with infrequently accessed data

Minimal performance impact Compression done in background


100%
100% 75% Size 50% 25% 0%

70%

63% 51% 23%

Benefits

Binaries

Office Files

Original

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Text

Point-and-click savings reduce data footprint Recapture storage capacity

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File Deduplication and Compression


Intelligent data selection
Typically avoids active data
Option to target active files Compression support for VMs through the Celerra Plug-in for VMware End-user file-level activation

Capacity Savings
1 TB
Traditional file data

Tunable options by file system


Size of files Age of files File extension Directory filtering

~100 GB
Active data

~900 GB
Inactive or aged data or specifically targeted data

Internal policy engine


Runs in the background Throttles to avoid negative impact on client services

~100 GB
Active data

~400 GB Dedupe and compressed data Up to 500 GB savings

Leverages EMC technologies


Compression engine Deduplication engine
~ 500 GB
File-level Deduplicationenabled file system

Up to 50% savings

EFFICIENCY
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VNX File Level Retention


File Level Retention Enterprise Option (FLR-E)
Provides for retention periods per file Enables adherence to good business practices
Tamper proof clock Activity Logging

File Level Retention Compliance Option (FLR-C)


Meets SEC Rule 17a-4(f) compliance requirements
Prevents file system deletions with locked files Hard default retention periods Data verification to validate committed content

Retention periods cannot be modified File systems can only be deleted when retention period has expired Third-party compliance validation paper

SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE SUITE


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VNX Anti-Virus Support

Shared bank of virus-checking servers Can deploy multiple vendors engines concurrently
Virus-checking server

VNX5300

User

Virus-checking server only reads part of files


File access is blocked until it is checked
Scan after update Scan on first read Automatic access-time update

Write/close or first read after new virus-definition file Virus-checking request Virus-checking signatures McAfee NetShield Symantec AntiVirus for NAS and Endpoint Trend Micro ServerProtect for EMC VNX CA eTrust Antivirus Sophos Anti-Virus Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Notification on virus detect Anti-virus sizing tool Runs over VNX Event Enabler infrastructure This is the only anti-virus checking

method supported by major viruschecking vendors for network shares

SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE SUITE


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Next Generation Data Networking


Converged 10GbE networks are emerging

Trend accelerated by server virtualization


VMware support FCoE, iSCSI, and NAS

EMC now delivers end-to-end Ethernetbased solutions


Converged network adapters FCoE switches Native Ethernet/FCoE storage

NIC Converged Network Adapter

HBA

EMC now has expanded portfolio of services


Certification training Implementation services

IP Network

Converged Network

Services can be helpful in the FC Network following customer use cases


Data center virtualization (cloud) Unified storage (iSCSI and NAS) Storage and server consolidation

FCoE IO Module

HARDWARE
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Disaster Recovery Challenges


Business Continuity can be Complex

HARDWARE
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Options for Protecting Data?


Daily Backup: Recovery point every 24 hours
RECOVERY GAP

Snapshot: Recovery point every 3 hours


RECOVERY GAP RECOVERY GAP RECOVERY GAP RECOVERY GAP RECOVERY GAP RECOVERY GAP RECOVERY GAP RECOVERY GAP

Sync and Async Replication: Latest image replicated, but susceptible to logical corruption

Continuous Replication with Application Bookmarks: Application optimized recovery points


UNLIMITED RECOVERY POINTS WITH APPLICATION I/O BOOKMARKS

Recovery

Checkpoint (T) Time

Pre-Patch

Patch

Post-Patch

Cache Flush

Hot Quarterly Checkpoint Backup Close

Event

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RecoverPoint/SE Overview
Data protection, replication, and disaster recovery solution
RecoverPoint Family Dynamic synchronous and asynchronous replication WAN deduplication reduces network traffic by up to 90% Protects physical and virtualized applications Integrated with VMware vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager Recover replicated data to any point in time Uses array based pricing!
RecoverPoint/SE: VNX, CLARiiON Unified up to 300 TB

CDP: local protection

CRR: remote protection

CLR: concurrent local and remote protection

Provides unified file and block storage disaster recovery

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Local and/or Remote Replication


PRODUCTION SITE OPTIONAL REMOTE RECOVERY SITE
Application servers RecoverPoint appliance Standby servers RecoverPoint appliance

Local copy

RecoverPoint bi-directional replication/recovery Production and local journals

Remote copy

SAN

Prod LUN s VNX array

FC/WAN

Remote journal

SAN

VNX array

RecoverPoint/SE CDP

Local block protection DVR-like recovery to any PiT

RecoverPoint/SE CRR Unified block & file remote protection


DVR-like recovery to significant PiT 90% WAN bandwidth reduction

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MirrorView - Multi-site Replication


MirrorView/Synchronous
RPO: Zero seconds
Both images identical Limited distance High network bandwidth One primary to one or two secondaries 1 2
Limited distance

4
Primary

3
Secondary

MirrorView/Asynchronous
RPO: 30 minutes to hours
Target updated periodically Unlimited distance Restartable copy on secondary if session fails Optimized for low network bandwidth (consumes 100 Mb/s maximum) One primary to one secondary

1
2 4
Unlimited distance

5
Primary Secondary

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LUN level Disaster Recovery MirrorViewithSynchronous


Cost effective synchronous block replication
Primary Secondary

Cost effective block replication


Supports multi-site replication

Tracks host writes while link to secondary is down


F J O R EJ O R
Fracture Log 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

EJ OR EJ OR

Uses a bitmap to map the entire primary mirror When secondary is available again, sends only changed data

Enables partial sync; avoids full re-sync


Minimizes customers exposure to out-of-sync data

REMOTE PROTECTION SUITE


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Replicator
CASCADING REPLICATION
Production site Disaster recovery Disaster recovery local site remote site

Service-level specifications
Automated, business-oriented policy definitions for recovery point objectives (RPOs) Set interconnect Quality of Service (QoS) by scheduled bandwidth throttling

Advanced functionality
Network Network Network

1-to-N replication for data distribution Cascading Replication for multi-site disaster recovery

FS/ LUN VDM Snaps

LAN

FS/ LUN VDM


Snaps

WAN

FS/ LUN VDM


Snaps

Scalability
Up to 1,024 replication sessions

10-minute RPO

2-hour RPO

Common replication management for NAS and iSCSI Integrates with writeable NAS snaps

Easily specify replication RPO and interconnect Quality of Service


R E P L I C A T I O N A N D R E C O V E R Y

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Point-in-Time Views with Snaps


Logical PIT Copies
Source data Logical point-in-time view

Pointer-based copy of data


Takes only seconds to create a complete snap

Snap Snap Snap Snap

Requires less space than a full copy, but has performance overhead
Only need space for modified dataCopy on First Write Could result in spindle contention for concurrent reads (from source and snap)

Physical PIT Copies*


Clones Clones Clones Clones Full-image copies

Physically independent point-in-time copies of source volume


Require the same space as the source data Available after initial copy No performance impact on source data Can be used to replace source after hardware or software error

Source LUN

Can be incrementally re-established


* Physical PIT copies for file systems requires VNX Replicator

LOCAL PROTECTION SUITE


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Replication Manager Local or Remote Protection


Improved business continuity with automated disk-based replicas
Replica 1

Automates the creation, management, and use of all EMC disk-based, point-in-time replication technologies Auto-discovers the environment

Replica 2

Replica 3

Replica 4

Integrated with major enterprise applications

Intelligence to orchestrate replicas with deep application awareness Easy to use single GUI with advanced wizards Assignable roles for self-service replication

A P P L I C AT I O N P R O T E C T I O N S U I T E
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PowerPath Multipathing, Monitoring, and Advanced Capabilities


EMC PowerPath
Multipathing

PowerPath Migration Enabler*

Virtualization
SERVIC E CONSOL E

Monitoring and Management

Data Encryption

PowerPath Hypervisor SAN


HBA HBA HBA HBA

SAN

Nondisruptive array migrations

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Optimized for Virtualization


Seamless virtualization experience and acceleration

VAAI* offload
Storage administrator Unisphere

Manage storage and VM resources in unison Control offload functions and integrated replication

10X

Less net I/O More VMs Faster response

vCenter Server integration

Virtual server administrator

Manage storage and VM resources in unison Control offload functions and integrated replication

* VAAI = VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration

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VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)


10-times less I/O, more VMs, faster Intelligent offload of storage function to array Accelerates VM deployment, clone, snapshot, and Storage VMotion
VAAI

Available with latest VMwares vSphere


Improve scalability and performance Eliminate out-of-space errors Transparently leverage array function

Benefits

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Storage Management
EMC Virtual Storage Integrator

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More Storage. Less Effort.


The easiest, most-efficient array ever

Storage. Click. Done.


Next-generation architecture
Advanced multi-core platform No-single-point-of-failure design Multi-protocol: CIFS, NFS, and iSCSI Powerful 6 Gb/s SAS back end Compact 2U and 3U design

Streamlined for ease of use


Designed for the IT generalist Application-optimized wizards Configurable with just a few clicks Built-in snapshots and replication Perfect for small or remote offices

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VNXe Series Models


Simple. Efficient. Affordable.

VNXe3100
Form factor Maximum drives Drive types Protocols 2U 48 or 96 3.5 SAS, NL-SAS

VNXe3300
3U 120 3.5 SAS, NL-SAS

NFS (including pNFS), CIFS, iSCSI

Configurable I/O slots


Embedded I/O ports per SP Storage processors (controllers) System memory

1 or 2
2 or 4 SAS ports 2 or 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 1 or 2 4 or 8 GB

4
4 SAS ports 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports 2 24 GB

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Instant Expertise
Best-practice wizards configure storage with just a few clicks Email Wizard
Set up hundreds of Exchange mailboxes in fewer than 10 clicks

VMware Wizard
Set up 1 TB VMware datastore in 10 minutes

Hyper-V Wizard
Set up 1 TB Hyper-V datastore in 10 minutes

Share Wizard
Set up NFS and CIFS shares in minutes

Volume Wizard
Set up iSCSI volumes in minutes

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Instant Insight with Unisphere

Visually drill down to individual components

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Next-Generation Unified Storage


Optimized for todays virtualized data IT

Plug and play Works on any IP net Up and running quickly Easier than ever

Scales large and fast Self-optimizes for performance and capacity efficiency Works on any network Everything is fully automated

VNXe3100

VNXe3300

VNX5100

VNX5300

VNX5500

VNX5700

VNX7500

Affordable. Simple. Efficient. Powerful.


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THANK YOU

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