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1 Gavin Cole Storage Consultant SEE Gavin.email@example.com Entry & Mid-range Disk Array - Features & BenefitsGavin ColeStorage Consultant SEE
2 Challenges for Today's IT Dealing with data growth and capacity constraints with restrictive budgetsLow storage utilization from stranded server DAS storage leads to wasted space, duplicated functions, and inefficient data protectionProvisioning the right class of storage for the right application environmentDealing with the complexities of managing storageDealing with rack space constraintsReducing CAP-EX and OP-EX, improving business operationsHere'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 storageDistribution, editing, and reception of content pushing content closer to the edge of the networkDigital content including broadcast, video on demand, multimedia, digital cinemaWeb 2.0 applications and services enabling sharing, participation, and collaborationHigh performance compute and grid environmentsHere's who to look for – there shouldn't be any surprises here...
4 Sun StorageTek™ Modular Line Solutions that provide streamlined management, flexiblity, & TCOSun StorageTek™ 6540 arraySun StorageTek™ 6140 arrayIdeal for database-driven applicationsLeader in price/performanceExcels in HPTC environmentsSun StorageTek™ 2500 arraysEnterprise-class data protection on a budgetMulti-tiered storageReplication targetAffordable entrypoint within Modularfamily of arraysSupport for varietyof host interfaceoptions
6 Cost effective external RAID solutions 2500 Family IntroductionCost effective external RAID solutionsflexible connectivitySimple to implement and manage with intuitive management softwareApplication driven management“Pay as you grow” scalabilityStart small and grow up to 36 drivesSupports tiered storage within same enclosureHigh 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 AprilReleased AprilQ1FY08ST2500 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 ConnectivityFabric SAN ConnectivityThree servers withredundant I/O pathsSAS Host VersionSix servers with nonredundant I/O paths-
11 Drive Performance Comparison IOPSRandom, small-block transfersOLTP, databases, ExchangeMajority of enterprise applicationsKey drive-based performance enablers:Seek time, latency, rotational velocity, command queuing, number of drivesThroughputSequential, large-block transfersVideo servers, rich media, seismic processing, HPCData transfer rate, maximum I/O transfer size, command queuingFCSASSATAFCSASSATA
12 ST2500 Capacity ExpansionWhen 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.
14 Sun StorageTek 6x40 Array More Responsive Applications Advanced Data ProtectionApplication-Oriented ManagementSun StorageTek 6540 ArrayThe 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 setsEnables better application responsivenessCentralized management enables complete controlPre-set profiles enable quick tuningProtect from local, site, and even regional outages14
15 Sun StorageTek Midrange Storage System Wins Top Quality Award! 2005Sun 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 2006SearchStorage.com Quality AwardsSecond year in the top rankings!
17 High-quality, High-availability 100% redundant I/O paths with auto- failover helps ensure against any application disruptionNon-disruptive controller firmware upgradesSwitched “SBOD” architecture enables pin-point control over back- end operationsBattery-backed cache provides data protection in the event of power failureChip-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 port2 GB cacheUp to 3 expansion traysUp to 64 drives100K IOPS6140 with 4 GB Cache8 x 4Gb host/SAN port4 GB cacheUp to 6 expansion traysUp to 112 drives120K IOPS
19 Economical replication and disaster recovery target for other StorageTek™ 6000 Family storage systemsValueThe 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 marketStrong bandwidth and IOPs performanceFits with throughput computing applicationsStill the best performing box in its classExcellent SPC-1 BenchmarksRoHS complianceCSM200 Expansion TraysFull midrange data services8 4Gb FC host ports4, 8 or 16 GB cacheup to 224 disksCSM-II Expansion TraysSATA and FC drive intermix in same trayCommon Array ManagerData SnapShotData Volume CopyData Replicator
21 6540 Industry Leading Price/Performance 575,000 dual-controller burst IOPS from cache86,000 sustained IOPS from disk1600 MB/s sustained throughput from diskModular design for affordable entryIndustry Leading Price/PerformanceDespite 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 designSupport for multiple drive types2Gb FC: 146GB/10k & 300GB/10k4Gb FC: 73GB/15k, 146GB/15k & 300GB/15k3Gb SATA: 500GB & 750GB SATA-2Better RAS / Lower LatencyMaximum performance, availability and flexibility16 Disk Enclosure2Gb, 4Gb Switched Loop FC portsSelectable loop speed (not auto-sensing)SATA and FC drive intermix in same trayAll components are hot- swappableRoHS compliant array
23 CSMII With Multiple, Not Single, Tenancy! Switched ESM Path 1Switched ESM Path 2Switched ESM Path 1Switched ESM Path 2Multiple point-to-point switched communications
24 Flexibility, Scalability, Manageability FC-ALSBODFC ControllerMultiple IOMsSBOD CSM2006540 Control Module6540 w/ ATA & FC6140 Control Module6140 w/ ATA & FC6140 Single FC SystemPick a FC Controllerto make a6140 Controller Tray
26 Heterogeneous Operating System Support Heterogeneous SupportThe 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 GuruDynamic RAID ReconfigurationDynamic Capacity ExpansionDynamic Volume ExpansionDynamic Segment SizeDynamic DefragmentationDelete a LUN in any orderNon- disruptive code changesPerformance MonitoringSNMP event compatibility
29 Sun StorageTek™ Common Array Manager Centralized Management UtilityEasily manage many arraysDeploy by application type (Storage Profiles)Up to 1024 volumesRAID 0, 1+0, 1, 3, 5Dynamic expansionDynamic re-configurationSave 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 UtilityController, volume and array statisticsTrack IOPS performanceTrack throughput (MB/s) performanceTrack IO characteristicsTrack 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 DiagnosticsSet and track system alertsEasily manage patch distributionEmbedded service diagnostics
32 Storage Domains Match applications to storage class Simplifying Management with Storage PartitionsHost AHost BHost Group CMatch applications to storage classLower TCO by consolidating storage for heterogeneous hostsWorkloads co-exist harmoniously, with minimal sharingStorage Partition AStorage Partition BStorage Partition CLUN 0LUN 0LUN 0LUN 1Sun StorageTek Family — Simplifying Management with Storage PartitionsAnother 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 1LUN 2LUN 3LUN 2Unmapped Volumes
33 Application-driven Profiles Application Profiles...Wizards that provide quick, consistent results every timeUse 15 pre-tested profiles (e.g., Oracle, OLTP, HPC)Customize existing profilesCreate unique profilesShare profiles between storage systemsView configuration details at any timeSpeaker 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.
36 Innovative technology Why Choose Sun Storage?Systems approachIntegrated, tested systems reduce cost, complexity, and riskInnovative technologyProviding a wealth of storage innovation by combining our own and partner technologies to increase service levels and simplify managementInvestment protectionProduct strategies and built-in upgradeability help maximize the value of your investmentComprehensive storage portfolioFeature-rich portfolio of platforms, infrastructure, software, and services to fit your data environment needsWhy 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.firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You !Gavin ColeStorage Consultant SEE