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1 Raising the Bar for Storage Networks - Again!
Cisco SAN for Small to Cloud-Scale Data Centers: Superior Platforms, Scale, and Operational Simplicity Kurnijanto E Sanggono Datacenter Sales Head 16 September 2014 v1.1

2 An Era of Massive Data Growth Creating New Business Imperatives for IT
10X Increase in Data Produced (From 4.4T GB to 44T GB) 32B IoT Devices (Will be Connected to Internet) By 2020 40% of Data Will Be “Touched” by Cloud Addressing the ever-increasing demand for storage in today’s IT environments, driven by explosive data growth from video applications and the Internet of Everything (IoE), Cisco today announced next-generation storage area network (SAN) additions for its Data Center portfolio. According to IDC’s recently released “Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and Increasing Value of Internet of Things,” by 2020, data produced will grow by 10 times, from 4.4ZB today to 44ZB; 32 billion Internet of Things devices will be connected to the Internet; 40 percent of data will be touched by cloud; and enterprises will have liability and responsibility for 85 percent of all data. To better manage the resulting performance, scale, and operational management challenges, Cisco continues to innovate multi-protocol storage networking solutions for its unified data center portfolio that merge data center networking and compute functions into one data center fabric, for more efficient business operations and end-to-end management. 85% of Data for Which Enterprises Will Have Liability and Responsibility IDC April 2014: The Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and Increasing Value of Internet of Things

3 Evolution of Storage Networking….
Enterprise Apps: OLTP, VDI, etc. Big Data, Scale-Out NAS Cloud Storage (Object) Fabric Compute Nodes REST API Fabric Block and/or File Arrays Multi-Protocol (FC, FICON, FCIP, FCoE, NAS, iSCSI, HTTP) Performance (16G FC, 10GE, 40GE, 100GE) Scale (Tens of Thousands P/V Devices, Billions of Objects) Operational Simplicity (Automation, Self-Service Provisioning)

4 Question Which Storage Networking Architecture are you looking to deploy in the next 1-3 years? Classical Enterprise SAN Architecture High Performance Ethernet Architecture - Big Data, NAS Cloud Storage Some combination of the Above

5 Continued Innovations Over the Last Decade
Industry-Leading FC Performance, Reliability Integrated Multi-Protocol FC, FICON, iSCSI and FCIP Now Network Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Tools NEW Platforms MDS 9148S MDS 9706 MDS 9700 FCoE Enabling Cloud-Scale Deployments Increased scale for SAN SAN overlay on Ethernet Fabrics Migration of Massive Amounts of Data Simplifying SAN Management Hardware-based congestion control Fabric Automation Extensive monitoring and visibility Unified Port Inter-VSAN Routing FCoE Innovation 2013 2002 Virtual SAN (VSAN) Integrated SAN Extension for DC/BR Single LAN/SAN Management Performance and Density Comprehensive Security 40 G FCoE Driving Innovations for the Next Decade with a complete 16G Portfolio Deploy Small, Medium, Large SANs with Cisco MDS 9000 Family

6 Question Which attribute would you rate the most important for your Storage Networking implementations? Performance – 16G FC, 40G FCoE Scale Out (lots of physical/virtual devices in a fabric) or Scale Up (lots of physical/virtual devices connected to same switch Operational Simplicity – Ease of Management

7 Cisco Multi-Protocol Architecture – SAN, LAN, and Compute
LAN / SAN Cisco Nexus 9000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 6000 5600 5500 Cisco Nexus 3000 Cisco Nexus 2000 SAN Cisco MDS 9500 Cisco MDS 9222i Cisco MDS 9148 9710 48x16G line-rate FC Module 9250i COMPUTE Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects 6248UP 6296UP Cisco MDS 48x10G line-rate FCoE Module 9706 9148S 10+ Years of Proven NX-OS Operating System Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) CONSISTENT AND SIMPLIFIED Features, Management, and Programmability

8 New Data Center Trends Cause Disruptions
Application Trends Big Data Web 2.0 / DevOps Public / Private Cloud InterCloud 25% CAGR—Big Data1 Slide 14 45% Multi-Hypervisor4 2/3rd of all Workloads in Cloud by 2017 10G LoM3 Linux Containers 75% Bare-Metal2 Impact on IT Infrastructure 2 IDC Worldwide Virtual Machine Forecast 4 Information week 2013 Virtualization Management Survey 3 HP 1 Cisco Global Cloud Index Design and Scale Operations Model Consumption Model A New Application Centric Infrastructure is Required

9 IT teams need to provision applications in hours instead of months
IT teams need to provision applications in hours instead of months. Resources need to scale up (or down) in minutes, not hours. Cisco ACI empowers IT to be more responsive to business needs by reducing network complexity and automating provisioning and management of all IT resources. Traditional approaches to infrastructure take a siloed operational view, with no common operational model between the application, network, security, and cloud teams. ACI overcomes the limitations of siloed IT organizations by providing a common operational model shared by all teams in defining application requirements. Drawing on predefined application requirements and policy profiles, ACI automates the provisioning of the network, network application services, security policies, and workload placement. ACI can help IT: Improve application performance while reducing costs Deploy applications and services faster Reduce application development-to-production cycle times Mitigate security and compliance risks Drive revenue growth and business agility by having the right solution available to end users in real time

10 What is Application Centric Infrastructure ?
ACI is a pre-assembled, integrated hardware and software strategy that enables Cisco to deliver secure, programmable, policy-based agile cloud infrastructure to deploy heterogeneous applications to enable business growth. Provides a Business architecture ACI is SDN…but a lot more, ground breaking! Raises discussion from Infrastructure to the Application layer Addresses many of today’s data center challenges Uses existing data center fiber infrastructure Requires Organizational preparation Significantly lowers TCO Enables Fast IT Policy End Points Application Network Profiles Fabric

11 Introducing Application Centric Infrastructure Components
ACI Ecosystem Partners Automation Hypervisor Management OVM Enterprise Monitoring Systems Management Orchestration Frameworks APIC Centralized Policy Management Open APIs, Open Source, Open Standards Application Network Profile Fabric Physical Networking Hypervisors and Virtual Networking Compute L4–L7 Services Storage Multi DC WAN and Cloud End Points Physical & Virtual Nexus 7K Integrated WAN Edge Nexus 2K

12 Cisco IT’s ACI Data Center Architecture
ACI Fabric Flexible Topology Virtual Boundaries Physical and Virtual Services Highly Converged Infrastructure Easier to Manage Vxlan Spine to Leaf Vxlan Leaf to Hypervisor

13 DETAILS: Delivering Infrastructure for Applications -and- What can we Automate?
1 2 3 4 Build Foundational Aspects Functional Aspects (IaaS / PaaS) Handover to APP teams Basic configuration of DC Infrastructure Client/App specifics Physical Build in the DC Racking Stacking patching Application Code Specifics UCS Switches Storage SLB FW xVMs CPU/Mem per VM/BM Storage per VM/BM SLB setup FW setup OS Apache/Oracle … basic code ACI for network items ACI for network and network security items ACI & Automation High Integrity Automation Systems Reduction of extensive (change management) processes

14 New Platforms

15 Foundational Switching Platforms for the Next Decade
Nexus 9000 1/10/40/100G Industry Leading Price/Performance, Port Density: Fastest 10G/40G /100G Platform with Merchant+ 1011 0010 Programmability/ Open APIs: Linux Containers, Python, Power Shell, Puppet, Chef… Ideal for DevOps!! 15% Better Power & Cooling–2.8X Better Reliability Innovation Object Model, No Backplane, No Midplane, Health scores Slide 17 $ Multi-million Savings 40/100G on Existing Cables using BiDi Optics. Non disruptive migration to 40G Standalone / ACI Ready

16 Cisco MDS 9148S Fabric Switch
Now Back Dual Power Supplies and Fans for Enterprise-Class Availability Front 48 x 16G FC Line Rate Performance Expand from 12- to 48-ports in 12-port increments 1 RU VERSATILE EASY TO USE ENTERPRISE-CLASS Line-rate 16/8/4/2G FC Ports Industry-leading port range Start with 12-port base Scale up with 12-port license Or, full 48-port option available Automated Provisioning Quick Configuration Wizard Same OS and Management across Industry’s broadest SAN Portfolio Non-disruptive software upgrades Up to 32 Virtual SANs (VSANs) Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), QOS, PortChannels, N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), N-Port Virtualization (NPV), Comprehensive Security Hardware-based slow-drain detection and recovery New Cisco MDS 9148S The Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch is a highly affordable, versatile, easy-to-manage storage networking switch for entry-level and departmental SANs. The Cisco MDS 9148S, based on Cisco’s “switch on a chip” Storage Networking ASIC, delivers 16 Gbps dedicated Fibre Channel bandwidth per port. The Cisco MDS 9148S is available in a base configuration of 12-ports with on-demand “pay as you grow” 12-port activation license to scale up to 48-ports. A fully configured 48-port configuration is also available for ease of orderability. A Quick Configuration Wizard is available for simple out-of-the-box configuration Enterprise-class capabilities such as non-disruptive upgrades, Virtual SANs (VSANs), Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), QOS, Port Channels, N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) available Hot-swappable redundant power supplies and fans provide high availability. High-Performance, Easy to Deploy, Enterprise-class Fabric Switch

17 MDS 9148S: Industry’s Most Affordable 16G Fabric Switch List Price Comparison*
Cisco MDS 9148S 12-ports 24-ports 36-ports 48-ports SMALL SAN Premium to MDS 9148S 12-ports 24-ports 48-ports Brocade 6505 +60% +40% Brocade 6510 +28% *Prices include 16G SW optics MDS 9148S Provides Superior Affordability Across All Configurations AND Has More Capabilities Included at No Additional Cost

18 MDS 9148S Competitive Comparison
Feature Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Cisco MDS 9148S Size 1RU Port configurations 12/24 24/36/48 12/24/36/48 Aggregate bandwidth 384 Gbps 768 Gbps Power redundancy 1 (+1 optional) 1+1 Virtual fabric support None Limited Full-function VSAN/IVR support Max Ports, Bandwidth per ISL Trunk, Licensing for ISL Trunk 8 Ports, 128 Gbps, Optional license ($6K list price) 16 Ports, 256 Gbps, None – functionality included in base configuration Slow-Drain Detection & Recovery Detection only Detection & Recovery, Hardware-based Automated Provisioning Limited (IP Address, Config only) Full (IP Address, Software Image, Config) Brocade 6510 supports up to 3 Virtual Fabrics, while Cisco MDS 9148S supports up to 80 VSANs. Brocade switches require external connectivity between logical switches to go between virtual fabrics; while no such external connectivity is required on MDS Unmatched Flexibility and Enterprise-class Capability

19 Automated Provisioning Consistent Configuration on Switch Power Up
Provides: IP Address, Gateway Software Image Configuration File Automates switch setup Eliminates the need for serial cable for manual configuration of each switch Ensures configuration consistency ………………………………………………………………….. MDS 9148S Rapid Error-Free Deployments

20 Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director Extending MDS 9710 Director Qualities to a Smaller Form Factor
Now 3x THE PERFORMANCE OF ANY COMPACT DIRECTOR INDUSTRY’S MOST RELIABLE COMPACT DIRECTOR 9RU AND,15X the performance of current MDS 9506 director Grow without forklift – investment protection for future 1.5 Tbps/slot Switching Capacity Preserve IT operations and Knowledge – ease of migration with NX-OS and DCNM Eliminate loss of bandwidth N+1 Fabric Redundancy Eliminate Downtime In-Service Software Upgrade Dual, Redundant Supervisors Redundant power supplies/fans Maintain Performance Reduced Failure Domains New Cisco MDS 9706 Director Cisco is extending the industry-leading MDS 9700 Director-class family with the addition of a smaller-footprint MDS 9706 switch for space-constrained deployments, offering high performance, high availability with fully redundant components, and multi-protocol flexibility. The Cisco MDS 9706 Director is housed in a compact 9 rack-unit (RU) form factor to make optimal use of valuable data center floor space. The Cisco MDS 9706 Director offers unmatched flexibility with support for a variety of protocols, including industry’s leading port densities of up to Gbps line-rate Fibre Channel ports, or 10-Gbps line-rate Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports, or in the future FICON, on the same 9RU form factor modular chassis. The Cisco MDS 9706 Director offers industry’s highest performance with 1.5 Tbps per slot switching capability and up to 12-Tbps front-panel switching capacity – thereby providing investment protection for future deployment of next-generation Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet protocols. The Cisco MDS 9706 Director offers industry’s highest reliability with N+1 fabric redundancy, hot-swappable redundant supervisors, power supplies, and fans. True front-to-back air flow enables hot-cold aisle deployments Front-Back Airflow Scale up to 192 Line Rate Ports – 16G FC or 10G FCoE Evolves with Your Business for the Next Decade

21 Dedicated Ethernet Core Dedicated Storage Core
Multi-Hop FCoE with Separate LAN and SAN Cores Introducing Industry’s Highest-Density FCoE Module on a FC Director Converged Link Dedicated FCoE Ethernet Dedicated Ethernet Core Nexus Directors Converged Access Nexus Fixed or Directors LAN . Dedicated Storage Core FCoE-only MDS 9700 Series . Nexus 2232PP Nexus 2232PP MDS 48x10G FCoE Module FCoE-Only Dedicated Storage Core Ethernet Ubiquity and Cost-Advantage Same Management Model as FC – Separate LAN and SAN Higher Speed ISLs Available Sooner

22 Enabling Cloud-Scale Deployments
Increased scale for SANs SAN overlay on Ethernet Fabrics Migration of Massive Amounts of Data

23 Boosting Scale for SAN Infrastructures Thousands of Devices – heterogeneous physical, virtual environments FC: Now FCoE: Q3CY14 Scale-out: large FC infrastructure requires support for Lots of switches  increase number of domains supported Lots of hosts  increase number of zones supported Lots of VMs  increase number of fabric logins per fabric MDS 9700 or Nexus 7700 Series Scale-up: requires each FC switch to support Lots of hosts  increase number of fabric logins per switch and per module Scale Parameter MDS 9700/ Nexus 7700 Tested Configuration Limits Cisco Improvement over earlier support Industry Leader Number of Domains* 80 +33% +42% Zones per Fabric 16,000 +100% - Fabric Logins per Fabric 20,000 +233% Fabric Logins per Switch 4,000 Fabric Logins per Module 1,000 +150% Industry’s most versatile and affordable 16G Fabric Switch: The New Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch based on the “switch on a chip” ASIC delivers enterprise class capabilities at entry level prices. The MDS 9148S, with 16 Gbps dedicated bandwidth per port can scale from a default of 12 ports to 48 ports, with on-demand port activation licenses. The “Pay as you Grow” model makes MDS 9148S the most affordable Fabric Switch. Hot swappable redundant power supplies with integrated fans are offered for high availability. The MDS 9148S is also powered by the same NX-OS that power the entire Cisco DC product portfolio. Cisco MDS 9148S gives customers the enhanced benefits of high performance, pay-as-you-grow flexibility and a compelling economic value. Versatile enterprise-class storage Switch for the Entry-Level and Departmental SANs * Number of Domains targeted to scale from currently supported 60 to 80 in a future maintenance release Scale at 16G FC Performance for Cloud-Scale SAN Deployments

24 Dynamic FCoE using FabricPath
Scale-out Ethernet Fabric Architecture with FCoE Overlay Scale-out Storage—Block, File, Object Nexus 5000/6000: Available Nexus 7000: Q3CY14 Dynamic FCoE using FabricPath High-Performance 10G to Server. 40G in Ethernet Fabric Exchange-based Load Balancing in the Fabric High-Availability (HA) Logical separation and redundancy of SAN-A/SAN-B achieved through VLANs SAN-A/SAN-B NOT interrupted if a Spine fails - traffic sent to other Spines Dynamic Dynamic discovery of leaf nodes and establishment of VE-port relationship Reduced possibility of human error during configuration Spine Leaf SAN-A SAN-B Nexus 5000/ 6000/7000 Nexus 5000/6000 FCoE FC NAS, iSCSI Leaf: Full FCF 5K/6K. N7K TBD FP: Logical separation through VSANs Spine: No FCF. OXID hashing maintained. No Storage VDC reqd (for N7K/N77). Roadmap for N7K FCoE SAN-A FCoE SAN-B Ethernet All Links shared with Ethernet LAN traffic, providing a Converged Fabric

25 Cisco MDS 9250i Storage Services Switch
Data Migration for Massive Amounts of Data Significant Improvement with MDS 9250i Cisco MDS 9250i Storage Services Switch 2x SPEED For FAST MIGRATION 3.7 TB/hour migration throughput 8x SCALE FOR MASSIVE DATA up to 16 TB LUN size up to 7680 LUNS RESILIENCY FROM WAN LINK FAILURE Job auto-resumes after WAN link recovery Scale support improved from 2TB to 16TB, and 500 LUNs to 7680 LUNS MDS Data Mobility Manager Insert Transparently and Migrate Data between Heterogeneous Storage Arrays

26 Simplifying SAN Management
Hardware-based Congestion Control Fabric Automation Extensive monitoring and visibility – End-to-end visibility, SAN Host Path Redundancy, Switch Health Score

27 Hardware-based FC Congestion Detection and Recovery
Affected Host Misbehaving HBA Potential Reasons for Slow-drain Devices Speed Mismatch HBA issues Server Performance issues – application/OS Non graceful Virtual Machine exit Misbehaving device “slowly drains” packets destined to it from the SAN. Unrelated flows and devices can be affected MDS auto-detects slow drain devices and can take recovery actions Platforms Detection Granularity Recovery Action Latency – Start and Stop Software-based MDS 9500 MDS 9148 100ms Hardware-based NEW! MDS 9700, MDS 9250i, MDS 9148S 1ms Immediate (ns) Detection: - Software-only detection samples buffer credit counters for a port every 100ms. The hardware-assisted detection can samples buffer credit counters at as low as 1ms intervals Deploy Robust FC Networks and Reduce Operational Cost

28 Zoning Automation: Integration with Industry-Leading Platforms
UCS Director Workflow-Based Provisioning ViPR Software-Defined Storage System Center VMM PowerVC Cisco MDS Portfolio VMware KVM Bare Metal XenServer Hyper-V For Fast Application Deployments Automate Zoning User-Centric Models for New Cloud-Scale Workloads

29 End-to-End Visibility
End-to-End Visibility Path Dependency Mapping Across Multi-Domain and Multi-protocol N5K-access-71 M97-75 Monitor VM and ESX CPU/Memory Monitor storage and network traffic Max datastore response time latency Dependency map from VM out to Datastore Windows 2k8-R Storage Array RedHat N5K-access-70 M97-74 CNA Adapters FC + FICON FCoE + iSCSI VMs ESX UCS or GENERIC SERVER MDS or NEXUS STORAGE PORT and LUN(s) ISL/FCIP MDS or NEXUS End-to-End Visibility

30 End-to-End Visibility
End-to-End Visibility Path Dependency Mapping Across Multi-Domain and Multi-protocol UCS-FI-6120XP MDS GBIT UCS Service Profile Blade Inventory Module and Port view Port performance on UCS FI Windows 2k8-R Storage Array RedHat UCS-FI-6120XP MDS GBIT VMs ESX UCS or GENERIC SERVER MDS or NEXUS ISL/FCIP MDS or NEXUS STORAGE PORT and LUN(s) FC + FICON CNA Adapters FCoE + iSCSI Visibility into the UCS characteristics allows SAN admins to have a meaningful conversation with server admins. For example, through knowledge of the Service Profile of a Blade server, the SAN Admin could possibly predict the expected traffic profile Some other useful information available to SAN Admins thru DCNM is Blade inventory, port view on the blades, and FI port performance. End-to-End Visibility

31 End-to-End Visibility
End-to-End Visibility Path Dependency Mapping Across Multi-Domain and Multi-protocol N5K-access-71 M97-75 Switch and Port Events Average and Peak TX/RX Switch CPU/Memory Traffic monitoring of ISLs and FCIP Links Discards and Errors Windows 2k8-R Storage Array RedHat N5K-access-70 M97-74 CNA Adapters FC + FICON FCoE + iSCSI VMs ESX UCS or GENERIC SERVER MDS or NEXUS STORAGE PORT and LUN(s) ISL/FCIP MDS or NEXUS End-to-End Visibility

32 End-to-End Visibility
End-to-End Visibility Path Dependency Mapping Across Multi-Domain and Multi-protocol N5K-access-71 M97-75 Front End port mapping Host to LUN mapping Array Capacity Array inventory Windows 2k8-R Storage Array RedHat N5K-access-70 M97-74 CNA Adapters FC + FICON FCoE + iSCSI VMs ESX UCS or GENERIC SERVER MDS or NEXUS STORAGE PORT and LUN(s) ISL/FCIP MDS or NEXUS End-to-End Visibility

33 SAN Host Path Redundancy Analysis On-Demand and Automated Redundancy Checks
N5K-access-71 M97-75 DCNM-VM Primary Masking Database VSAN 2,10,12 VSAN 10 VSAN 10 Port A Port A/B Server-ESX Port A/B Port A VSAN 11 VSAN 13 VSAN 11 Storage Array Port B DCNM-VM Standby VSAN 3, 11 VSAN 3, 13 Port A/B N5K-access-70 M97-74 The server enclosure must have switch ports on Fabric A and Fabric B “UP” The server enclosure must have physical fabric separation (two set of switches that are not part of the same fabric) – Option is available to specify single switch redundancy where fabric A and Fabric B separated by switch modules Initiator and target VSAN have to be the same The VSAN cannot be segmented Have to be zoned to the same storage array enclosure on Fabric A and B Optional SMI-S Provider data source: Server must see the same set of LUN on Fabric A and Fabric B on the storage array. An error will be created for each host enclosure that has port members that don’t see the same lun ids. vCenter data source: Server must have datastore registered with the same storage array PWWN as it is zoned to. An error will be created for each host enclosure that has data store port wwn’s that are not members of the storage enclosures that the host has at least one path to. Root Cause Port Down on Redundant Path VSAN initiator to target Mismatch VSAN Segmentation Both Paths On Same Line Card Port LUN Masking Mismatch Enclosure Reduce Mean Time to Repair Risk to Switch and Array Upgrades Risk to Hardware Maintenance Activities

34 Switch Health Score Policy-Based Health Index Identify and Remediate
MDS 9148S MDS 9710 80% Health 60 % Health Quickly Determine Level of Risk View Alerts Contributing to Low Score Measure Success Overtime Restore Health back Normal The health score combines all of the impactful switch alerts to come up with a single number, driving storage administrator to take action to restore health of the switch and fabric For example alerts generated by path or switch congestion or hardware issues impacting application performance and connectivity. Ability to go from the health score to the actual events allows storage administrators to quickly identify the cause of the problem and to quickly restore switch back to health The Storage administrator can measure their success in restoring the switch health by looking at changes to the switch score over time. Explanation Health Score is based on object model dependency mappings (a switch is made up of line cards, which are made up of ports, …, an application is dependent on endpoints which are dependent on switches, …) and represent a utility score of the health of the component based on it's child or necessary components for both performance and connectivity. IF YOU CAN MEASURE IT, YOU CAN FIX IT HEALTH SCORE TRENDING HEALTH SCORE TRENDING

35 Case Study

36 MDS 9148S: Case study Business Needs Customer Results
“The variety of programs, the number of families we serve, and our grant processes require us to have a storage area network, in which we house 27 terabytes of data, and manage over 400 contracts daily. As a small department within San Francisco City government, our requirements were to start small, have room to grow without replacing equipment, and have a cost-effective solution. With an attractive price and scalability from 12 to 48 ports, Cisco’s MDS 9148S is the ideal fit for our needs, and installation was easy with proven policy-based methodology.” Scalable platform to support future growth Cost-effective, Easy to Manage infrastructure Optimize IT services to increase operational efficiency Shawn Ewing, IT Manager, San Francisco DCYF

37 MDS 9700: Case study Business Needs Customer Results
Improve SAN switching resiliency and performance Support future requirements, including scaling capacity, growing VMs, and potential move to FCoE Minimize migration risk and effort “The Cisco MDS 9000 Series of products has been extremely stable and consistent over 10 years. We’re confident that the MDS 9710 systems will deliver similar longevity and return on investment— with a lot of flexibility.” . John Praet, Principal Storage Architect Crawford & Company is the world’s largest independent claims management company with 700 offices in 70 countries,

38 Multi-Hop FCoE: Case study
Business Needs Customer Results “Our goal is to have a complete private cloud, where we can manage and orchestrate data movement and processing from one site with full reporting and chargeback. And in the near future, we are looking at a second multihop FCoE and a lossless Ethernet to maintain performance rates over both our LAN and WAN environments. Our ongoing relationship with Cisco is key to delivering on our ambitious plans, while staying within a tight budget.” . Maintain performance of mission-critical production environment Convergence : Run FC and IP across the same interface and maintain high performance Scale for future demands Dennis Kuehn, Technical Fellow, Boeing Boeing Defense, Space, and Security Division relies on Cisco to deliver both FCoE and IP over a single, cost-effective infrastructure

39 Cisco and EMC : Strong Industry Partnerships
Cisco Channel Partners (MDS 9100/9200 Only)

40 Integrated Infrastructure
The Power of Ecosystem Providing Options for Pre-Packaged Converged Infrastructures VBLOCK VSPEX Cisco Nexus Cisco MDS Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure

41 Summary: SAN Architectures for Small to Cloud-Scale Storage Networks
Cisco MDS continues to Raise the Bar for Fibre Channel Storage Networks with Superior Affordability, Performance, Reliability, and Architectural Flexibility End to End Seamless Ethernet Fabrics with Nexus and MDS to evolve SAN architectures for large-scale SAN, Scale-out NAS, and Big-Data Environments Automate, Provision and Monitor, Physical and Virtual Datacenters using built-in Cisco, and third party management platforms


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