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1 Gavin Cole Storage Consultant SEE Gavin.cole@sun.com
Entry & Mid-range Disk Array ­- Features & Benefits Gavin Cole Storage Consultant SEE

2 Challenges for Today's IT
Dealing with data growth and capacity constraints with restrictive budgets Low storage utilization from stranded server DAS storage leads to wasted space, duplicated functions, and inefficient data protection Provisioning the right class of storage for the right application environment Dealing with the complexities of managing storage Dealing with rack space constraints Reducing CAP-EX and OP-EX, improving business operations Here's who to look for – there shouldn't be any surprises here...

3 Emerging Applications
Distributed database applications including CRM, data warehousing/analytics, – requiring low cost, horizontal scaling storage Distribution, editing, and reception of content pushing content closer to the edge of the network Digital content including broadcast, video on demand, multimedia, digital cinema Web 2.0 applications and services enabling sharing, participation, and collaboration High performance compute and grid environments Here's who to look for – there shouldn't be any surprises here...

4 Sun StorageTek™ Modular Line
Solutions that provide streamlined management, flexiblity, & TCO Sun StorageTek™ 6540 array Sun StorageTek™ 6140 array Ideal for database-driven applications Leader in price/performance Excels in HPTC environments Sun StorageTek™ 2500 arrays Enterprise-class data protection on a budget Multi-tiered storage Replication target Affordable entry point within Modular family of arrays Support for variety of host interface options

5 2500 Overview

6 Cost effective external RAID solutions
2500 Family Introduction Cost effective external RAID solutions flexible connectivity Simple to implement and manage with intuitive management software Application driven management “Pay as you grow” scalability Start small and grow up to 36 drives Supports tiered storage within same enclosure High access and nearline, optimize with right drive technology (e.g. SAS for OLTP, SATA for fixed content/reference)‏ Solution of choice for small SAN and clustered topologies

7 Introducing the StorageTek 2500 Series
Released April Released April Q1FY08 ST2500 is a new series of storage arrays based on a new low-cost SAS/SATA disk subsystem providing consolidated RAID to FC, iSCSI, and SAS host interfaces * SATA support planned for Q1FY08

8 Host Side Cabling FC Host Version SAS Host Version Three servers with
Direct Host Connectivity Fabric SAN Connectivity Three servers with redundant I/O paths SAS Host Version Six servers with non redundant I/O paths -

9 SAS Overview

10 SAS Overview, continued

11 Drive Performance Comparison
IOPS Random, small-block transfers OLTP, databases, Exchange Majority of enterprise applications Key drive-based performance enablers: Seek time, latency, rotational velocity, command queuing, number of drives Throughput Sequential, large-block transfers Video servers, rich media, seismic processing, HPC Data transfer rate, maximum I/O transfer size, command queuing FC SAS SATA FC SAS SATA

12 ST2500 Capacity Expansion When attaching enclosures, drive channels are configured as redundant pairs utilizing one connector from each controller and “top-down/ bottom-up” cabling. This helps ensure data access in the event of a path/channel or controller failure.

13 6x40 Overview

14 Sun StorageTek 6x40 Array More Responsive Applications
Advanced Data Protection Application-Oriented Management Sun StorageTek 6540 Array The Sun StorageTek 6540 array enables applications to access data faster, for better application responsiveness. It is also designed to handle large data sets such as those found in high- performance technical computing. In high-performance technical computing (HPTC) computing, success depends on the speed at which data is acquired, processed, and distributed. These environments store vast amounts of data that is utilized for high-bandwidth programs and complex application processing such as sophisticated, data-intensive research, rich media, 3-D computer modeling, seismic processing, data mining, and large-scale simulation. The Sun StorageTek array is designed for applications with high volumes of data processing and computing demands, providing the performance needed to excel in these applications. Despite recent competitive product announcements, the Sun StorageTek 6540 array is one of the best performing arrays on the market in its class. Advanced data protection available for the Sun StorageTek 6540 array maximizes application availability. Sun StorageTek™ Data Snapshot software is ideal for backups because it enables you to create real-time copies of critical volumes with minimal disruption to applications. Sun StorageTek™ Volume Copy software provides the ability to quickly and securely duplicate full volumes, making it ideal for data mining, analysis, or enhanced backup operations. Sun StorageTek™ Data Replicator software enables you to maintain up-to-date copies of critical data at multiple sites, which is particularly useful in creating business continuity solutions and disaster planning scenarios. The Sun StorageTek 6540 array includes the Sun StorageTek™ Common Array Manager software, which makes it easy to manage multiple arrays, and storage profiles provide the ability to quickly and predictably provision storage to precise application demands. Built-in performance tracking helps optimize performance by enabling granular visibility of critical array statistics. And, the Sun StorageTek 6540 array's health and diagnostics utility minimizes downtime through predictive, preemptive maintenance and automated diagnostics. Designed to handle large data sets Enables better application responsiveness Centralized management enables complete control Pre-set profiles enable quick tuning Protect from local, site, and even regional outages 14

15 Sun StorageTek Midrange Storage System Wins Top Quality Award!
2005 Sun StorageTek Midrange Storage System Wins Top Quality Award! StorageTek Wins Diogenes-Storage Magazine Best Midrange Array Award! The Quality Awards identify and recognize products that have proven their quality and reliability in actual use. Customers voted StorageTek Midrange arrays top choice, ahead of EMC, IBM, HP, NetApp and Dell. When asked, “Would you buy this company's array again?” StorageTek FlexLine took the top spot at 86.4%, out-scoring all other arrays. -StorageTek and Sun together are the most likely to be purchased again, demonstrating the highest customer confidence in a single storage vendor in the industry* -Sun StorageTek is the top choice among customers for midrange arrays -Customers have a high-confidence level that Sun StorageTek offers unmatched quality among midrange arrays. -It takes more than product features to be the top choice of customers. Other midrange arrays, such as IBM also leverage Engenio technology, yet did not achieve the top spot. Factors such as product quality and reliability and sales-force competence figure prominently in a customer's buying decision. Sun StorageTek clearly has what it takes to serve customers needs. -The Quality Awards identify and recognize products that have proven their quality and reliability in actual use. It's important to note that the awards aren't based on the subjective opinion of a few individuals, but are derived from a survey of qualified Storage readers that assesses products in five main categories: sales-force competence, product features, initial quality, reliability and technical support. -EMC Scored lowest in every one of the 5 categories that this award is based upon. Note, that the survey that drove this award was completed prior to the close of the Sun-StorageTek acquisition.

16 SearchStorage.com Quality Awards
2006 SearchStorage.com Quality Awards Second year in the top rankings!

17 High-quality, High-availability
100% redundant I/O paths with auto- failover helps ensure against any application disruption Non-disruptive controller firmware upgrades Switched “SBOD” architecture enables pin-point control over back- end operations Battery-backed cache provides data protection in the event of power failure Chip-level RAID parity calculations help ensure continuous reliability of high performance RAID operations

18 ST6140 Two Great Flavors 6140 with 2 GB Cache 6140 with 4 GB Cache
4 x 4Gb host/SAN port 2 GB cache Up to 3 expansion trays Up to 64 drives 100K IOPS 6140 with 4 GB Cache 8 x 4Gb host/SAN port 4 GB cache Up to 6 expansion trays Up to 112 drives 120K IOPS

19 Economical replication and disaster recovery target for other StorageTek™ 6000 Family storage systems Value The Sun StorageTek 6000 Family of systems has enterprise-level features that go way beyond what has historically been available in the midrange market. Sun took all the most frequently used, practical data protection and business continuance features available at the high-end of the data center and integrated those into the StorageTek 600 Family. Savings

20 Sun StorageTek 6540 Highlights
1st 4Gb FC array in the market Strong bandwidth and IOPs performance Fits with throughput computing applications Still the best performing box in its class Excellent SPC-1 Benchmarks RoHS compliance CSM200 Expansion Trays Full midrange data services 8 4Gb FC host ports 4, 8 or 16 GB cache up to 224 disks CSM-II Expansion Trays SATA and FC drive intermix in same tray Common Array Manager Data SnapShot Data Volume Copy Data Replicator

21 6540 Industry Leading Price/Performance
575,000 dual-controller burst IOPS from cache 86,000 sustained IOPS from disk 1600 MB/s sustained throughput from disk Modular design for affordable entry Industry Leading Price/Performance Despite the fact that our competitors have just announced 4 Gb/s systems, the Sun StorageTek array still leads the industry in price performance. Its switched architecture, end-to-end 4 Gb/s infrastructure, and high-performance controller deliver 575,00 burst IOPS from cache, 86,000 sustained IOPS from disk, and 1600 MB/s sustained throughput from disk. And, the array boasts a modular design for affordable entry. 21

22 Common Storage Module (CSM-II)‏
New Switched loop design Support for multiple drive types 2Gb FC: 146GB/10k & 300GB/10k 4Gb FC: 73GB/15k, 146GB/15k & 300GB/15k 3Gb SATA: 500GB & 750GB SATA-2 Better RAS / Lower Latency Maximum performance, availability and flexibility 16 Disk Enclosure 2Gb, 4Gb Switched Loop FC ports Selectable loop speed (not auto-sensing)‏ SATA and FC drive intermix in same tray All components are hot- swappable RoHS compliant array

23 CSMII With Multiple, Not Single, Tenancy!
Switched ESM Path 1 Switched ESM Path 2 Switched ESM Path 1 Switched ESM Path 2 Multiple point-to-point switched communications

24 Flexibility, Scalability, Manageability
FC-AL SBOD FC Controller Multiple IOMs SBOD CSM200 6540 Control Module 6540 w/ ATA & FC 6140 Control Module 6140 w/ ATA & FC 6140 Single FC System Pick a FC Controller to make a 6140 Controller Tray

25 Common Features

26 Heterogeneous Operating System Support
Heterogeneous Support The Sun StorEdge 6130 array provides a broad range of platform support including Solaris 8, 9, and 10 Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows 2000 and 2003, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Linux, IBM AIX, and Novell NetWare. Each of the operating systems can share a single Sun StorEdge 6130 array without corrupting data because the array responds to each host as if it is dedicated, directly-attached storage.

27 ST6000 Systems Are Loaded With Features
Dynamic RAID Migration allows Users to painlessly change the RAID Level on a VDISK without requiring additional capacity. Dynamic Capacity Expansion allows capacity to be easily added to existing VDISKS. Dynamic Volume Expansion allows capacity to be easily added to existing Volumes/LUNs. Dynamic Segment Sizing allows Users to easily change I/O segment sizes on a LUN anytime application requirements or environmental changes dictate a need. HotScale allows drives & drive enclosures to be non-disruptively added to existing systems. The Immediate LUN Availability code allows new disks to be accessible as soon as they are added to the system. Dynamic Mode Switching enables non-destructive, changes between synchronous and asynchronous mirroring on a LUN-by-LUN basis.

28 StorageTek Systems Are Loaded With Features
Recovery Guru Dynamic RAID Reconfiguration Dynamic Capacity Expansion Dynamic Volume Expansion Dynamic Segment Size Dynamic Defragmentation Delete a LUN in any order Non- disruptive code changes Performance Monitoring SNMP event compatibility

29 Sun StorageTek™ Common Array Manager
Centralized Management Utility Easily manage many arrays Deploy by application type (Storage Profiles)‏ Up to 1024 volumes RAID 0, 1+0, 1, 3, 5 Dynamic expansion Dynamic re-configuration Save Time Use Storage Profiles to quickly and predictably provision storage to precise application demands. Maximize Performance Easily and dynamically tune any attribute to exact application tolerances. Grow Without Disruption Dynamically scale the volume as the application needs dictate.

30 Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager
Optimize System Performance Quickly visualize performance health, finely tune attributes to reach the optimal configuration for precise application needs. Performance Tracking Utility Controller, volume and array statistics Track IOPS performance Track throughput (MB/s) performance Track IO characteristics Track write %, read %, cache hit % Reduce System Downtime Performance degradation is often a precursor to component or system downtime, performance tracking enables predictive, preemptive maintenance.

31 Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager
Optimize System Operations Easily ensure the system is running with the latest patches. Link to Sun Download Center to easily download, install, and track patches as needed. Maximize System Uptime Wherever you are in the world, quickly receive notification of any system health issue...quickly isolate and repair failed components. Automated Diagnostics Set and track system alerts Easily manage patch distribution Embedded service diagnostics

32 Storage Domains Match applications to storage class
Simplifying Management with Storage Partitions Host A Host B Host Group C Match applications to storage class Lower TCO by consolidating storage for heterogeneous hosts Workloads co-exist harmoniously, with minimal sharing Storage Partition A Storage Partition B Storage Partition C LUN 0 LUN 0 LUN 0 LUN 1 Sun StorageTek Family — Simplifying Management with Storage Partitions Another way the Sun StorageTek 6000 family can help you simplify management is with storage domains. Storage domains are logical entities that segment storage capacity by hosts and applications, which makes it easier to consolidate storage in multi-platform environments. With domains, you can easily map an application, host, or group of hosts to high-performance, high-density, or low-cost SATA storage pools. Storage domains support up to two host ports in each host and up to eight ports in each host group. This enables a four-way cluster of dual-adapter hosts to share the same storage system. The hosts or host groups can only access data through their LUN mappings, helping to ensure complete data integrity in multi-host, multi-OS environments. Storage domain's logical partitioning, combined with storage profiles, enables administrators to choose from a range of volumes with different characteristics to meet a server's exact needs. Each volume can have unique configuration settings and reside on different drive types with different RAID levels. This flexibility enables a range of hosts with different capacity, performance, or data protection demands to effectively share a single Sun StorageTek 6140 array or another Sun StorageTek 6000 family storage system. LUN 1 LUN 2 LUN 3 LUN 2 Unmapped Volumes

33 Application-driven Profiles
Application Profiles... Wizards that provide quick, consistent results every time Use 15 pre-tested profiles (e.g., Oracle, OLTP, HPC)‏ Customize existing profiles Create unique profiles Share profiles between storage systems View configuration details at any time Speaker Notes: The Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager provides application-oriented management, accelerating time-to-market for new applications. It can also help you quickly configure the storage system to consolidate multiple applications. All storage is comprised of the same basic components, i.e., disks, controllers, RAID algorithms, cache, I/O channels, etc. However, the way these components are combined can yield very different results. Storage profiles are essentially recipes or formulas that provide consistent results when configuring storage. This enables administrators to configure storage by selecting a profile that represents the application type or the expected I/O load, rather than dealing with the low-level storage complexities themselves. The system comes pre-configured with 15 pre-tested profiles for common applications types such as Oracle, OLTP, HPC, , etc. You can use an existing profile as is, customize existing profiles to meet the needs of your specific application, or create your own unique profiles for applications that are not covered by the 15 included profiles. With pre-tested profiles, you simply pick a profile for a pool and it is automatically configured for that type of application, greatly reducing the time to provision storage for new applications. In addition, you can easily share profiles between storage systems to cut down on the amount of customization for new storage. And, with Storage Pool Manager you can view the configuration details of each pool at any time, enabling you to tune them as your application workloads change.

34 Wizards to support both Experts and Generalists
Let CAM do it all ... I will guide CAM ... I want to tell CAM what to do... Speaker Notes: The CAM GUI also supports a wide range of users from novice to expert. The “automatic” button For those trust CAM to figure everything out. For those who want a little more control they can let CAM present some choices and they will pick the “right one” for CAM to use. And finally, for those who want total control, they can instruct CAM to make no choices on their behalf and explicitly tell CAM what to do.

35 Sun StorageTek CAM Highlights

36 Innovative technology
Why Choose Sun Storage? Systems approach Integrated, tested systems reduce cost, complexity, and risk Innovative technology Providing a wealth of storage innovation by combining our own and partner technologies to increase service levels and simplify management Investment protection Product strategies and built-in upgradeability help maximize the value of your investment Comprehensive storage portfolio Feature-rich portfolio of platforms, infrastructure, software, and services to fit your data environment needs Why Choose Sun Storage? Storage customers understand that integrated, open solutions provide the greatest business value to their operations. With today's expansion of our storage portfolio and the Solaris™ 10 Operating System — the leading storage-optimized OS on the market — we continue to deliver open, streamlined management and integrated data services for customer choice and flexibility. Sun is uniquely positioned to offer customers of all sizes, in all major industries, a complete data infrastructure that provides these benefits. Further simplifying the way storage is deployed and managed, Sun continues to integrate data services across its StorageTek Disk systems portfolio. Sun is delivering on its promise to provide data services that make it easier and more affordable for customers to truly protect and leverage their data assets. Addressing midrange data center requirements, one of the fastest growing segments of the storage market today, the Sun provides a wealth of storage innovation by combining its own and partner technologies to provide advanced back-up and non-disruptive snap shot, open management, and storage provisioning in one integrated, simplified solution that helps increase service levels. Storage technology is continually moving forward. Performance is increasing at an ever-faster rate, while total cost of ownership is falling. Your current storage solutions are fine, but how do you take advantage of new technology while preserving the value of your existing assets? With the StorageTek 6000 Family with it's Common Storage Module for data-in-place upgradeability, and 4 gigabit-per-second technology that is both forward and backward compatible you have unprecedented investment protection. Should you choose to retire Sun or another vendors' arrays, the Sun Storage Upgrade Allowance Program permits our customers to migrate to current technology without losing the asset value of their existing systems. By granting a generous trade-in allowance in exchange for existing Sun or competitive storage, the Sun UAP offers reduced pricing for the latest generation of storage arrays. Finally, Sun's comprehensive, feature-rich storage portfolio of platforms, infrastructure, software, and services offer you one stop shopping for all of your data environment needs.

37 Gavin Cole Storage Consultant SEE Gavin.cole@sun.com
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