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1 1 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved © 2009 DataCore Software Corp 2009 Product Update Technology Overview

2 2 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 2 Key Product Features In New Releases Native 64-bit Controller with Mega 1 TB cache Automatic Space Reclamation for Thin- Provisioned Volumes Windows Server 2008-based, Universal Storage Controllers New Hypervisor Migration Support and Tighter Integration to VMware Virtual Center DataCores Transporter time saving migration facility and the VMware Virtual Center Plug-in are new options for SANmelody 3.0 and SANsymphony 7.0.

3 3 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved Product Update: New Operating System Platform: Windows Server 2008 SANmelody V3.0 W2k8 Microsoft OS 32 & 64-bit support Features compatible with existing W2k3 version 2.x SANsymphony V7.0 W2k8 Microsoft OS 32 & 64-bit support Features compatible with existing W2k3 version 6.x

4 4 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 4 Mega Cache for High-Speed Caching Accelerates disk I/O response from existing storage Uses CPUs and memory from general purpose servers as powerful, inexpensive cache Anticipates next blocks to be read & groups writes to avoid waiting on disks SANsymphony SANmelody Speeds up performance

5 5 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 5 Turbo-charged Virtual Disk I/O Cached Array CPU Poll for Input DiskSubsystems Write Coalesce Output from Cache Pre-fetch High-Speed Level 1 Caching Un-cached Array CPU CPU Disk Drive Disk Drive 4000 – 6000 DataCore L1 Cache <20 Array L2 Cache Array L2 Cache 250 – 300 CPU Avg. Response (µS) Cached Array

6 6 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 6 Superior Performance Acceleration Source: VMTN

7 7 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 7 Thin Provisioning & Space Reclamation Appears to computers as very large drives (e.g. 2 TB disks) Takes up only space actually being written to Dynamically allocates more real space when required Reduces need to resize LUNs SANsymphony Just enough space, just-in-time SANmelody

8 8 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 8 Thin Provisioning Space Reclamation 0 Free 0 2TB V Disk 1 Physical Disk Pool Space previously allocated to deleted file Free 0 2TB V Disk 1 Fill with zeroes Release zero-filled space back to free pool Recover space from deleted files in virtual volumes

9 9 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 9 Guessing on Allocation Leads to Waste Disk 1Disk 2Disk 3 Free Capacity consumed whether used or not! Capacity consumed whether used or not! Few Blocks Actually Written To

10 10 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 10 Waste-Free Thin Provisioning Free 0 2TB Free 0 2TB Free 0 2TB Actual = 0.4TB V Disk 3 V Disk 2 V Disk 1 1TB Expand as Needed No Device Dependency + 2.0TB 6.0TB Virtual = Physical Disk Pool 0 Example: 0.4TB Time to add more

11 11 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 11 Real Thin Example: 250 GB Virtual Disk only occupies 20 GB

12 12 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 12 Physical/Virtual to Virtual Disk Migration SANsymphony Quickest way to migrate from one Windows environment to a dissimilar physical or virtual server platforms Source image rapidly available to destination No waiting on lengthy disk-to-disk copies; they occur transparently in background No error-prone conversions DataCore handles differences with the same ease as any other virtual disks SANmelody Transporter Option

13 13 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 13 Rapidly Migrate from Physical to Virtual Virtualized Server (Destination) Physical Server (Source) LAN Boot Disk VD1 Copy VD Storage VD1 VD2 VD3 VD4 VD1 VD1 Snap Transporter VM Transporter Agent Agent exports disk image Unique pass-thru technology sees, snaps & copies active source disk Boot copy modified to boot VM Converted disk mounted by destination as boot or data device

14 14 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 14 Hypervisor Console Integration SANsymphony Provision & Manage Virtual Storage Pool & SAN from VMware Virtual Center Plug-in See relationship between virtual machines & virtual volumes in SAN, including I/O channels Manage storage resource properties & behavior from a single pane One unified view for VM & SAN administrators SANmelody

15 15 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 15 VI Client Plug-In 15

16 16 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 16 Managing Virtual SAN for VMs 16

17 17 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved © 2009 DataCore Software Corp DataCore Capabilities Overview Non-Stop / Smoking-Fast / Waste-Free Thru Software

18 18 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 18 Load Balancing Centralized Management High-speed Caching Remote Replication Thin Provisioning Virtual Disk Pooling RAID Striping Manufacturer-Independent SAN-Wide Features Synch Mirroring (High-Availability) Online Snapshots Virtual Disk Migration Continuous Data Protection & Recovery

19 19 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 19 Virtual Disk Pooling Create virtual disks of desired sizes Expand capacity without downtime Add different types of disks even from different vendors Use what you paid for SANsymphony SANmelody Consolidate like or unlike disk resources 32 TB >> Petabytes

20 20 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 20 High-Speed Caching Accelerates disk I/O response from existing storage Uses CPUs and memory from general purpose servers as powerful, inexpensive cache Anticipates next blocks to be read & groups writes to avoid waiting on disks SANsymphony SANmelody Speeds up performance

21 21 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 21 Load Balancing Overcome typical storage- related bottlenecks Spread load on physical devices using different channels for different virtual disks Automatically bypasses failed or offline channels SANsymphony SANmelody Improve response and throughput

22 22 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 22 Thin Provisioning Appears to computers as very large drives (e.g. 2 TB disks) Takes up only space actually being written to Dynamically allocates more real space when required Reduces need to resize LUNs SANsymphony Just enough space, just-in-time SANmelody

23 23 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 23 RAID Striping Circumvents drive failures Spreads I/O across multiple spindles Offloads RAID 0 & 1 Supports popular RAID devices in pool SANsymphony SANmelody Better protection & performance

24 24 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 24 Synchronous Mirroring SANsymphony Real-time I/O replication for High-Availability Eliminates SAN or storage as a single point of failure when combined with multipath I/O drivers Enhances survivability using physically separate nodes Updates two distributed copies simultaneously SANmelody N+1 Redundancy

25 25 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 25 Virtual Disk Migration SANsymphony Transparently move contents from one disk to another Allows non-disruptive hardware disk upgrades for mirrored volumes Clears & reclaims space occupied by original SANmelody

26 26 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 26 Physical/Virtual to Virtual Disk Migration SANsymphony Quickest way to migrate from one Windows environment to a dissimilar physical or virtual server platforms Source image rapidly available to destination No waiting on lengthy disk-to-disk copies; they occur transparently in background No error-prone conversions DataCore handles differences with the same ease as any other virtual disks SANmelody Transporter Option

27 27 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 27 Online Snapshots Recover quickly at disk speeds to known good state Eliminate back-up window Provide live environment for analysis, development & testing Keep snapshots in lower tier, thin provisioned storage SANsymphony SANmelody Capture Point-in-time Images without tying up much disk space

28 28 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 28 Continuous Data Protection & Recovery Dial back to restore an arbitrary point in time Logs and timestamps all I/Os No need to quiesce or interrupt applications SANsymphony SANmelody Return to any point-in-time without taking explicit backups

29 29 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 29 Remote Replication Perfect for disaster recovery or business continuity Only needs a basic IP connection to secondary site Bi-directional Asynchronous SANsymphony SANmelody Keep distant copies without impacting local performance 1-to-Many Many-to-1

30 30 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 30 SAN-wide Centralized Management Automates laborious, repetitive tasks Intuitive to operate Universal tools work across like or unlike devices SANsymphony SANmelody Control and monitor all SAN resources from one console 2 Nodes SAN-wide

31 31 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 31 Hypervisor Console Integration SANsymphony Provision & Manage Virtual Storage Pool & SAN from VMware Virtual Center Plug-in See relationship between virtual machines & virtual volumes in SAN, including I/O channels Manage storage resource properties & behavior from a single pane One unified view for VM & SAN administrators SANmelody

32 32 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 32 Analysis & Reporting Reveals SAN resource consumption & performance trends Assists with capacity planning, utilization & quality of service decisions Export results to 3 rd party tools for further analysis, charge-back & billing SANsymphony Tracks & charts long-term SAN behavior SANmelody

33 33 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 33 DataCores Essential Role in Server Virtualization Environments Prevent downtime due to disk-related … Maintenance Reconfiguration Upgrades Expansion Failures Pool and share storage Enable Hypervisor-controlled VM migration & failover Extend across metropolitan areas for max survivability NON-STOP SMOKING FAST Speed up I/O performance Inexpensively cache disk reads & writes Overcome existing bottlenecks Maximize use of disk space Allocate capacity only when actually consumed WASTE-FREE

34 34 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 34 Call on Us When … Virtualizing Servers & Desktops Cant tolerate shared storage disruption Poor performance due to I/O bottleneck Upgrading Storage Running out of disk space Must migrate to new equipment & SANs Shaping Business Continuity Plan Concerned about downtime & disasters Anxious to protect online assets

35 35 © 2009 DataCore Software Corp. All rights reserved 35 Get the Most From Your Storage Fullest Utilization Fullest Utilization Highest Availability Highest Availability Fastest Performance Fastest Performance


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