Presentation on theme: "Vblock™ Specialized Systems for Extreme Applications"— Presentation transcript:
1 Vblock™ Specialized Systems for Extreme Applications EMC World 2014
2 TODAY’S IT TEAMS IN SILOS 70% 20% 10% Compute Storage Network VirtualizationApplication70%20%10%Maintaining operations costNew software investmentsNew hardware investmentsIT BUDGETThe IT organization today tends to mirror the component mindset, creating a set of silos, each with its own view of resources and operations. This is how most IT has been organized for many years.Different departments select components from multiple vendors, complicating procurement and integration of components into infrastructure that can support applications. Each silo has unique integration points various infrastructure components, creating many different and flawed views of the infrastructure. Many customers report of mounting complexity in the seams between departments, making collaboration on budgeting, planning and execution increasingly difficult. Today, working across silos is seen as one of the biggest challenges in the data center.The result, according to analysts, is that the majority of the IT budget is spent on maintaining operations rather than investing in new business capability.[Note to presenter] Ask “Is this breakdown similar to what you see in your environment?”Source reference: IDC # December, Survey of 300 IT decision makers.
3 VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations software VCE PortfolioSOLUTIONS & SERVICESVCE & PARTNERSSYSTEM 100SYSTEM 200SYSTEM 340SYSTEM 720SPECIALIZED SYSTEMSVCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations softwareVCE’s 5 key points of differentiation are applied to the industry’s broadest portfolio of converged infrastructure products. The Vblock System 100 and Vblock System 200 are packaged systems (standardized configurations) targeted at smaller data center environments and use cases, while the Vblock System 340 and Vblock System 720 are modular systems that can run a wide variety of workloads and are often used to consolidate applications in a mixed workload environment. The Vblock Specialized systems are specifically architected for workloads, including Vblock Specialized System for SAP HANA, Vblock Specialized System for Extreme Applications - optimized for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and Vblock Specialized System for High Performance Databases – which is targeted for Oracle environments.
4 VblockTM Systems AS ONE PRODUCT True Converged infrastructure ENGINEEREDMANUFACTUREDMANAGEDSUPPORTEDSUSTAINEDAS ONE PRODUCTEngineered as one – architectural standards and specsManufactured as one – delivered from factory ready to run applicationsManaged as one – single object view of converged infrastructureSupported as one – system in addition to componentsSustained as one – release compatibility matrix for lifecycles system assurance and integrityThrough comprehensive characterization of standardized converged infrastructure, VCE simplifies application deployment and ongoing operations by extending Vblock System concepts of standardization and automation to the runtime environment. Examples include data protection, mobility, database, end user computing, etc.
5 4X FASTER TIME TO DEPLOYMENT 96% REDUCTION IN DOWNTIME VCE Customer BenefitsVCE Customer Benefits4X FASTER TIME TO DEPLOYMENT96% REDUCTION IN DOWNTIME160 days down to 4079% less staff effort50% REDUCTION OF ANNUAL DATA CENTER COSTS5X FASTER TIME FOR NEW SERVICESResults of September 2013 IDC research studyIDC studied a number of VCE customers and quantified the improvements to key data center metrics such as speed of deployment, implementation of new services, downtime reduction and cost reduction. VCE customers experience significant benefits, which is why so many VCE customers are repeat customers.4X Faster deployment – insurance company in disruptive industry trend from brick and mortar to web based insurance.96% less downtime – importance to large healthcare providers where patient lives depend upon doctors’ continuous access to patient data.5X faster deployment of services for retail and financial services50% reduction of data center costs for service providers where IT is the primary investment of the company.
6 VCE Strong VDI Track Record 40% of Vblock System deployments include Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)Proven data center transformationsAbout ⅔ in mixed workload environmentsFast implementationsReduction in footprintImproved staff productivityReduced risk and downtime
7 VDI deployment Challenges Cost and business caseComplexity of deployment and managementSub-optimal end-user desktop experienceVDIThe VDI market is very sensitive to price per desktop. Vendors have been struggling to offer viable VDI solution to customer with traditional storage array. The fundamental requirement of VDI solution is higher IOPS per desktop at lower cost. If the VDI solution is designed on the basis of IOPS, then with traditional storage arrays the price of virtual desktop goes much higher. Today, VDI solutions are designed with price per desktop in mind – the result being lower IOPS, poor performance and, ultimately, unhappy end users. Most of VDI implementations with traditional storage technology fail, redesigned after deployment, or abandoned by the customers after the initial proof of concepts. Further, the cost savings from running a virtual desktop environment over a desktop typically vanishes with the added cost of administration and maintenance of the VDI setup.7 out of 10 reasons identified as common VDI mistakes are related to storage. So organization are forced into utilizing complex strategies to work around VDI problems with limited success. This involves time-consuming planning, error-prone design, and tedious manual configuration with compromised results.VDI places tremendously high loads on storage systems as the I/O from virtualized desktops is aggregated and randomized by the interleaving of requests, and very often this lead to overall escalating cost. User experience (how responsive the virtual desktop session) is critical to the success of a VDI project. Today, user experience expectations are increasingly based on connecting myriad devices such as tablets and ultra books. Knowledge workers accustomed to working a desktop can peak 2,000 IOPS, and are expecting to same kind of responsiveness on a VDI service.
8 VBLOCK specialized systems Architected For extreme applications (VDI)EXTEND THE VCE EXPERIENCE TO MASSIVE VDI INITIATIVESLOW COST. EASY TO MANAGE. HIGH PERFORMANCE.Unsurpassed VDI desktop experience with sub-millisecond response timeShatters price/performance barrier with all-flash technology and inline-deduplicationVCE™ Lifecycle System AssuranceSimplified administrationLow TCO per virtual desktopVirtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) holds the promise not only of consolidating desktop computing into the data center for improved manageability, efficiency, and security, but also for supporting new services such as bring-your own device and desktop mobility. Vblock™ Specialized Systems for Extreme Application revolutionizes VDI deployments that lead to successful project roll outs:Great user experience—The system offers virtual desktops deliver application response times that are superior to physical desktops, even modern ones that increasingly contain flash memory (tablets) or SSDs (ultra books). It delivers performance in the millions of IOPS with sub-millisecond response times. Integrating EMC XtremIO technology, this system enables VDI users to boot up and log in quickly from anywhere and enjoy better access to the applications and information they need to get work done.Low $/desktop—With with a flash-based storage XtremIO from EMC, virtual desktops cost far less than their physical desktop counterparts. With inline de-duplication and native thin provisioning drastically reduce storage capacity requirements for desktop images (both full clone and linked clone) while enhancing desktop performance (rather than degrading it as with traditional de-duplication implementations), capacity and performance are perfectly matched and with incredible desktop density (3500 – 7000), costs per desktop have never been more attractive. Finally, count on significant power and cooling savings from the more space efficient footprint and the consolidation that is possible with advanced inline de-duplication capabilities.System Lifecycle and Administration: Simple to deploy, manage and scale—Organizations can leverage existing desktop management tools and paradigms, making and it easy to rapidly roll out new desktops. Use your specialized system to create a massively scalable solution supporting thousands of virtual desktops—all enjoying flash storage performance. Your Vblock System can run individual or multiple workloads, while consistently meeting demands for the highest I/O levels. And the architecture scales linearly to efficiently keep pace with growth. fully redundant against any component (SSD, controller, power supply, cable) failure hence virtual desktops are highly available. In the case of a SSD failure, data is rapidly rebuilt in a distributed process, resulting in consistent, predictable desktop performance.
9 vblock™ specialized Systems Optimized with Flash storage PERFORMANCEBetter user experience via faster response timeCOST EFFECTIVEEfficient storage utilization to lower operational costsPREDICTABILITYRight-sized infrastructure that deploys easily, scales linearlyPerformance: Flash based storage provides ample headroom for desktops to do hundreds of IOPS and burst to thousands of IOPS as needed. This means that even I/O intensive applications such as CAD/CAM, software development, and financial applications are easy to support and will get the same phenomenal user experience as basic task worker’s desktop.Cost Effective: Always-on inline deduplication and native thin provisioning drastically reduce storage capacity requirements for desktop images (both full clone and linked clone) while enhancing desktop performance (rather than degrading it as with traditional deduplication implementations). Capacity and performance are perfectly matched, and with incredible density of up to 3,500 desktops per rack, storage costs per desktop have never been more attractive.Predictability: The Vblock™ Specialized System for Extreme Applications revolutionary internal architecture completely eliminates complex setup and tuning steps, while inherently delivering maximum performance. All you need to know is the number of desktops and desired IOPS per desktop. Based on EMC’s XtremIO for flash storage, every volume gets optimal performance and automatically provides data protection, and maintains that protection as the array scales-out. In addition, customers have the option to include Isilon array as part of the specialized system, offering customer flexibility of user or entity data. The infrastructure can go from shipping box to production with predictable outcomes: A true converged infrastructure encompasses every facet of engineering and manufacturing an individual IT product and applies them to a fully integrated converged infrastructure system.
10 Vblock™ Specialized Systems FOR Extreme Applications Integrated All Flash-Array With Breakthrough Scale/Performance for VMware ViewONE CABINETTWO CABINETSUP TO 3500* DESKTOPS IN ONE SYSTEMUP TO 7000* DESKTOPS IN ONE SYSTEMOPTIONAL ISILON STORAGE ARRAY FOR USER AND APPLICATION DATA* NOTE: The scale numbers reflect non-persistent desktop environments; please refer to Horizon View RA paper for details.Vblock™ Specialized System for Extreme Applications is available in one rack or two rack configurations. In addition, VCE and EMC will offer Isilon for user data that is already validated for current Vblock customers. Optionally, there is support for GPU acceleration for graphic intensive applications such as CAD/CAM, high-res images, video streaming, etc. The Vblock system enabling separate processing of graphics, leading to desktop-like user experience.VMware vSphere 5.1 will provide the virtualization layer for application servers as well as provide a suitable platform to run VCE Vision.VBLOCK Rack Components:Cisco C220 M3 servers for both SMP and VDI application management workloadsCisco UCS B200 M3 servers for VDI View workloadCisco Nexus 3064T and 5548UP switches for management and data plane switchingCisco 6248 fabric Interconnects for Cisco UCS B200 M3sXtremIO storage arrays for VDI Horizon View workloadNo VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations Integration available for phase 1, this is a roadmap item.
11 Vblock™ Specialized Systems FOR Extreme Applications Integrated All Flash-Array With Breakthrough Scale/Performance for Citrix XenDesktopONE CABINETTWO CABINETS2500* DESKTOPS IN ONE SYSTEM5000* DESKTOPS IN ONE SYSTEMOPTIONAL ISILON STORAGE ARRAY FOR USER AND APPLICATION DATANOTE: Numbers listed are based on a POC validation for PVS implementations with XD 7; two cabinet system number derived from one cabinet validation.Vblock™ Specialized System for Extreme Applications is available in one rack or two rack configurations. In addition, VCE and EMC will offer Isilon for user data that is already validated for current Vblock customers. Optionally, there is support for GPU acceleration for graphic intensive applications such as CAD/CAM, high-res images, video streaming, etc. The Vblock system enabling separate processing of graphics, leading to desktop-like user experience.VMware vSphere 5.1 will provide the virtualization layer for application servers as well as provide a suitable platform to run VCE Vision.VBLOCK Rack Components:Cisco C220 M3 servers for both SMP and VDI application management workloadsCisco UCS B200 M3 servers for VDI View workloadCisco Nexus 3064T and 5548UP switches for management and data plane switchingCisco 6248 fabric Interconnects for Cisco UCS B200 M3sXtremIO storage arrays for VDI Horizon View workloadNo VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations Integration available for phase 1, this is a roadmap item.
12 VCE VDI solutions Extend the vce VDI experience to MUTLIPLE USE CASES MOBILE SECURE DESKTOPMOBILITYVMware Horizon ViewCitrix XenDesktopALWAYS-ON POINT OF CARE SOLUTIONHEALTH
14 Predictable Deployments, Simplified Operations, Lower Risk Pre-packaged, physical, and logical factory builds of advanced converged infrastructureOptimized for performance, availability, security, compliance, and supportSimplified and converged operations for automationOptimized for physical, virtual, and cloud environmentsPredictable Deployments, Simplified Operations, Lower Risk All of the historical Vblock Systems value such as pre-packaged, optimized for performance, availability, and wrapped with centralized support – all resonates and extends to the Vblock™ Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases. Our deployments have shown us that we understand our customer requirements and deliver against it.
15 purposely built for Performance Built to support thousands of usersSignificantly higher IOPS with linearly scalabilityDesigned to exceed desktop-like user experienceC-Series servers on 1- or 2- rack mount installationAdvanced Cisco network technologiesXtremIO storage arrayOptional Isilon array for user and application dataPurpose Built for Performance Vblock™ Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases are optimized for high-volume online transaction processing or online analytical processing, point of sales transactions, legacy applications, and enterprise business intelligence or data warehousing. You can scale performance to millions of IOPS with millisecond latencies for high throughputs.Further, backed by proven technologies such as c-series rack mount servers, advanced networking technologies and ‘flash everywhere’ design and market leading storage arrays – VMAX 40K and new VNX models that meet stringent business critical SLA targets. Customers rely on Vblock Systems’ modularity to scale as needed. And take full advantage of virtualization’s flexibility to keep pace with unpredictable growth.Additional Talking PointsOptimized use of flash technology has a positive impact on optimizing database performance and reducing CPU I/O wait times. This optimization of Oracle CPU utilization has significant and positive effects on reducing the TCO of Oracle database environments.
16 High AvailabilityEliminate manual, error prone operations with VCE Lifecycle System AssuranceNon-disruptive software and patch updates to eliminate planned outagesIntegrated data protection options for SLA attainmentHigh Availability Vblock™ Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases eliminates manual, error prone operations with VCE Lifecycle Systems Assurance. Customers can confidently upgrade and move forward with software/patch updates without incurring planned downtime and associated risks. Further, fully integrated data protection optional products deliver continuous availability to support day-to-day business operations or meet the most stringent service-level agreements. A complete portfolio of solutions includes backup and recovery, automated replication, and workload mobility.Additional Talking PointsVPLEX “Oracle certified” RAC for continuous availabilityDelivering five 9s availability out of the box and choose RAID protection levels to balance recovery and cost of storage infrastructureUnlike Exadata that does not allow customers to choose RAID levels, resulting in three nines availability where customers must then triple mirror the system to get to five 9s – (reducing useable storage/capacity by 66%!)
17 Lower TCO Right-sized infrastructure investment Lower cost per desktopLinearly scale desktops with consistent resultsSimple administration to reduce operational costIndustry leading Vblock Systems value propositionVCE Lifecycle System Assurance and VCE seamless supportGreater staff productivityLower riskLower TCO Lifecycle system assurance, centralized support, unmatched architectural flexibility enables consolidation of your existing databases and applications, improves staff productivity, optimizes resource utilization and virtualization – all drive your costs dramatically lower. Further, fewer cores reduce both operations and licensing expenses.Additional Talking PointsVirtualization has proven to be a powerful tool to allow more Oracle software to be deployed on less CPU, providing strong economic benefits. Also, optimized use of flash technology has positive impact on optimizing database performance and reducing CPU I/O wait times. This optimization of Oracle CPU utilization has significant and positive effects on reducing the TCO of Oracle database environments.
18 Results with Vblock Specialized Systems Simple administration–deploy new “ready-to-use” desktops in secondsDramatic storage and server cost reduction–lower cost per desktopScale to any number of desktops with consistent user experience, higher IOPS per desktopIn summary:VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) is an attractive solution for many organizations due to its ability to centrally manage desktops and applications, support a geographically diverse and mobile workforce, enforce “bring your own device” IT policies, and provide a secure environment for valuable corporate information assets. In order for VDI projects to succeed, they must exceed expectations of desktop performance and user experience, be price competitive with physical desktops, and simplify desktop deployment and administration tasks.Vblock™ Specialized System for Extreme Applications offers many features that make it a perfect fit for VDI use cases. Starting with 4K IOPS performance of 150K fully random is unmatched with traditional arrays used in current VDI deployment (VNX 5300 delivers up to 48K IPOS). One of many advantages of 100% flash array is much higher IOPS availability for each virtual desktops. Higher IOPS means faster boot up time, optimal user experience, no need to optimize window’s image (by turning off bells and jingles) for VDI, much faster mass suspend and resume of desktops, and rapid deployment and recompose time. XtremIO also offers Inline deduplication. If employed, storage performance for user data can increases by 5X. Also, speed of SSD array may help with offloading RAM processing to the array reducing the server RAM cost up 25%.One of the VDI challenges has been user data requirement for life of the virtual desktop. Estimates for user data capacity range can be from 50GB to 500GB. With user data requirement being very flexible, scalable array for user data must be implemented. Scalability of this Vblock Specialized System is incredibly powerful for VDI deployment. With XtremIO, requirements performance and user data can be scaled with physically adding another brick and XtremIO will load balance incoming IO between two or more nodes.Continuous Availability and Trusted Security—When 24x7 availability and security are required, the system provides the best in business continuity options, security, and compliance.Lowest Cost per Virtual Desktop – with Vblock™ Specialized System for Extreme Applications, VDI environments can be deployed and managed at a lower per desktop cost. Due to XtremIO’s inline data reduction and massive performance density, the cost per desktop is lower than with other VDI solutions, allowing VDI desktops to by deployed for less than their physical desktop counterparts.Scale-out design – this Vblock system is based on a building block approach that can start small (~1,000 desktops) and grow to nearly any scale required. The system grows capacity and performance linearly as building blocks are added, making VDI sizing and management of future growth extremely simple. In addition, support of Isilon array offers customers flexibility to store user and application data on it, data that is far less dynamic.Right Sizing from the Start—Too many organizations settle for “optimized” desktops—which mean compromised performance. A Vblock System makes right-sizing easy—letting you scale to any number of desktops and burst to deliver significantly higher I/O per desktop. Choose from leading VDI solutions such as VMware Horizon View or Citrix XenDesktop. Roll out new user desktops nearly instantaneously. And enjoy simplified system administration that lets you make better use of your IT team’s valuable time.Simplified Administration – Vblock™ Specialized System for Extreme Applications requires only a few basic setup steps that can be completed in minutes, and absolutely no tuning or ongoing administration in order to achieve and maintain high performance levels.
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