1Oracle Converged Infrastructure - Technical Overview November 2013This presentation will discuss the challenges faced by the business and the challenges DBAs, face in meeting the se business challenges . We will introduce the and the of mission-critical Oracle environments, and how EMC can address these with the VCE Vblock™ Specialized System for High Performance Databases.
2The workforce is changing Access to information, anytime & anywhereAbility to try and “succeed or fail” quicklyBusiness virtualization enables companies to compete anytime & anywhereBusiness is becoming collaboration focused rather than location focusedExploit advanced data models and analyticsBusiness innovation is technology dependentChanges in business are driving fundamental changes in today’s workforce. There is a blurring between what is work time and what is non-work time, as more knowledge workers choose more flexible work hours and may not even have a physical place to go to work.Many of those with static office locations want access to work resources anytime, anywhere, from any device whether it be PC, MAC, smart phone or tablet.New dynamics in business and faster development cycles mean that companies can compete in more markets, with an objective of succeeding OR FAILING as quickly as possible to maximize successes and limit investments in areas that do not succeed. Getting results/answers fast determines how many business opportunities can be explored and at what cost.No longer can business be conducted in silos, as the more successful and competitive companies are driving increased collaboration and transparencies across functional organizations and business disciplines.At the core of this is access to and sharing of resources, processes and technologies to drive ever higher productivity.
3TOP BUSINESS IMPERATIVES and IT PROJECTS Enterprise GrowthOperational EfficiencyReduce CostsAttract and Retain CustomersImproved IT Applications and InfrastructuresLINE OF BUSINESSIT TEAMRapid provisioning of new servicesAgile and automated infrastructureApplication flexibility and cost transparencyShared infrastructure for all appsAlways-on IT systemsResilient and scalable infrastructureIMPERATIVES: AGGREGATION/CONSOLIDATION OF PROJECTS – APPLICATION MODERNIZATION/RATIONALIZATION & BI ANALYTICS – Rethinking database investmentsBusiness imperatives are driving IT strategies. For the last few years, key imperatives have been aroundRevenue growthOperationalize more efficientlyReduce costsAttract and retain customersImproved IT apps and infraTalking points:Speed is most important to LOB, and public cloud is a great way to get that. But still challenging to evolve existing applications, and integrate and extend what they have todayIT challenged to keep up with LOB, held back by legacy and need to change their role from managers of technology to a service delivery organization – while still delivering reliable, secure IT to the businessIT has to go from asking Why to Why Not ?Provide infrastructure which is dynamic, resilient and adaptable to various workloads
4Rethinking database investments Turning Business pains into opportunitiesExploit compute, storage, and networking capabilitiesInterlinked applications and databases to support growth, operational models, and drive customer demandTechnology-enabled innovation is mandatory – Data as an asset with increased User CommunityOptimize infrastructureAggregate and rationalize applications/BI analyticsSpeed as in use of dataDifficult to architect for Hybrid ITImbalance – standardize/ customizeLegacy operating modelHard to aggregate more apps/BITime and effort for onboarding and upgradeHeterogeneity – source to target, bare metal or virtualLow latency for increasing transaction volumeIncreased concurrency with better response timeToo long to go from QA, Dev, and ProductionRethinking database investments involve three areas – database is core to corporate strategiesDrive Compute, Storage And Networking Capabilities for Database-related Investments Interlinked applications to support growth, operational models and drive customer demandTechnology-enabled market innovation is mandatory – Data as an asset with increased user communityGo over each key pain and asks which may be applicable
5VblockTM Converged Infrastructure. Single Product. Single Point Of Management.Single Point Of Support.Vblock Systems allow Oracle customers all of the benefits of IT standardization without any of the tradeoffs. Oracle Customers can keep their existing databases and applications unchanged and standardize their server, networking, and storage infrastructure. Converging the networking, server, and storage into a single platform with a single management allows Oracle customers to reduce IT costs by 50%.
6VblockTM OLTP & Data Warehouse 3.7 Million Read IOPS 0.5mS Latency New The new Vblock Specialized System for Oracle incorporates the use of EMC XtremCache software to optimize response times and the latest Cisco networking technology to optimize throughput and bandwidth. This allows the Vblock system to handle mixed OLTP and Data Warehouse workloads with the industry’s highest Oracle performance;; over 3.7 million OLTP IOPs, 25TB/hour data warehouse loads, and 32 GB/second data warehouse scans.
7Why Migrate And Virtualize workloads Upside of VirtualizationUpside of VCE + VirtualizationConsolidationAllows multiple application servers to be consolidated onto single machinesEase of ProvisioningVirtual images are easily duplicated/movedManageabilityMigration tools such as vMotion allow for seamless, zero-downtime management of all application tiersAvailabilityIntegrated High Availability capabilities increase service level agreements (SLAs)All Benefits of Virtualization PLUSFaster Procurement TimesSolutions is pre-integrated, pretested, andpre-validated for faster time to marketReduced Management ComplexityUnified management frameworks reducesthe complex activity of managing Tier-1landscapesSeamless SupportComprehensive, integrated support thatencompasses all aspects of VblockInfrastructure PlatformsThe Business Value of Virtualization study by Forrester found that virtualization technologies have delivered benefits that CIOs could clearly explain to the board:- IT becomes more efficient. Beyond just hardware savings from consolidation, virtualization optimizes infrastructure costs and increases operational efficiency. Plus, firms were able to reclaim capacity (space, power, and cooling) in their data centers, postponing costly expansion plans.- Time-to-market is faster. Virtualization speeds server and application deployment, makes configurations more consistent, and simplifies thestaging of applications across test and development.- IT services are more predictable. There will always be failures and downtime, but virtualization makes recovery from these faster, easier, andlower cost.- Companies leave savings on the table. Overall, study respondents virtualized between 10% and 30% of their environments and are happy withthe results. Despite having achieved rapid return on investment through hardware savings, firms appear to slow down after their initial successes, with many planning to virtualize just 50% of their systems. Upfront planning can result in increased long-term savings.This is no easy task as the planning, design, and implementation stages are all complex, time consuming efforts. The upside of strategy and roadmap aligned to VCE and Vblock Infrastructure Platforms not only saves you the time and effort (reduces whitespace to as little as 30 days) to physically build the underlying infrastructure in support of the intended workload, but now you have a single platform to management and NOT a mixture of discreet elements.The secret is Vblock Infrastructure Platforms revolutionary approach to systems assembly. Specialist build teams from VCE and/or its partners perform the assembly of on average 300 industry leading components from Cisco, VMware & EMC enabling those platforms to be delivered as a system ready to operate the business. At the same time VCE provides lifecycle support performing ongoing testing, certification and integration work to ensure that over the life of your infrastructure investment it is operating with up to date software, while expanding and ensuring cross functional integration and compatibly.
8Why Customers Run Oracle on Vblock™ Systems Today? Pre-Engineered, Pre-Validated, PretestedVblock SystemsSpeed deploymentAggregate workloadsOptimize and standardize infrastructureLower operational costSecure environmentPromote innovationVirtualizationReduce HW/SW costsConsolidate licensesIncrease utilizationProvision fasterImprove quality of service and availabilitySo why Oracle customers choose to run on Vblock?Let’s look at Virtualization-reduce HW/SW costsConsolidate licensesIncrease utilizationProvision fasterImprove quality of service and availablity (RAC alternative)Inherent value of vblockSpeed deploymentAggregate workloadsOptimize and standardize infrastructureLower operation costsSecure environmentPromote innovationThen look at Vblock systems
9Providing Simple Scalability Pre-EngineeredPre-integratedAccelerates The JourneyWhat We Do…Physical BuildWhat equipment is used in systemHow equipment is racked in systemBase Logical BuildWhat software is used on system componentsHow software base configuration is deployedHow equipment is connected in systemLogical Build CustomizationHow the systems advanced configuration is implemented for customer standards / requirementsHow the systems advanced configuration is optimized for customer application/workload<Conversation Points>So your probably wondering – what is a Vblock System?It is a unique product standardization of best of breed technologies. No other system is designed, engineered and built like a Vblock System. Through significant standardization, VCE is able to provide dramatically simplified customer experiences, while increasing predictability of customer projects and increasing the control customers have over their infrastructure. Nothing else comes close to the VCE experience.Let’s examine the key components of a Vblock series 300 & 700 a little more closely…This presents a quick visual for you to go back later to revise more closely.The compute resources are made up of Cisco UCS Gen 1 or Gen 2 fabric interconnects, 5108 blade server chassis, FC are 2014XP, 2008XP and we are currently including B-Series M2 and M3 generation blades for a very powerful compute.The network layer is comprised of Nexus 1000v virtual switch, a pair of Nexus 5548UP Ethernet switches, and a pair of MDS 9148 SAN switches for robust expandability to address critical capabilities like replication, mobility and backup solutions. On the series 700MX, optional MDS switches include 9508, 9513, 7010.The storage layer is designed around EMC VNX for series 300 and VMAX for series 700. These are unified storage options that include the 5300, 5500, 5700 and 7500 models (for VNX)and software, as well as RecoverPoint for advanced replication capabilities. On the series 700 it includes VMAX 10K & 20K.Virtualization layer is provided by VMware vSphere 5.0, vCenter Server 5.0 & ESXi host/hypervisor layer.The end result is that you select a Vblock model for performance and scale as needed (1K to 10Ks)
10VCE customer benefits Results of September 2013 IDC research study 160 days down to 4079% less staff effort4X FASTER TIME TO DEPLOYMENT25 days down to 5 days5X FASTER TIME FOR NEW SERVICES96% REDUCTIONIN DOWN TIME50% REDUCTIONOF ANNUAL DATA CENTER COSTSIDC recently completed a study of VCE customers. VCE dramatically accelerated infrastructure deployments (160 days to 40 days) while driving staggering increases in availability through the elimination of most types of data center outages. VCE transformed data center operations to reduce total average annual data center costs by 50%. Study available on VCE.com.
11VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations software Vblock™ SystemsTrue Converged InfrastructureSOLUTIONS & SERVICESVCE & PARTNERSSYSTEM 200SYSTEM 100SYSTEM 340SPECIALIZED SYSTEMSSYSTEM 720Vblock Systems Portfolio – Three years on ramp to being the fastest growing IT company – hit the billion dollar mark by No other company can match the VCE portfolio of converged infrastructure products.We have many satisfied Oracle customers across our portfolio. We added specialized system in 2013 to address workload specific needs and we are introducing Specialized System for High Performance Databases as part of this product familyThe Vblock System 100 is a small form factor system for targeted remote/branch office and distributed computing use cases.The Vblock System 200 brings the power and benefits of the Vblock System to a form factor that delivers core enterprise features to growing mid-size data centers.The Vblock System 300 family incorporates a high-density, compact fabric switch, a uniquely integrated fabric-based blade server and best-in-class unified storage. The new Vblock System 320 delivers 2X performance and scalability of its predecessor offering more options for enterprise-class systems.The Vblock System 700 family incorporates the industry’s best director-class fabric switch, most advanced fabric-based blade server and the industry’s most trusted storage system. The new Vblock System 720 delivers 2X performance and scalability of its predecessor offering the highest levels of performance, availability, and scalability for the world’s most demanding mission-critical environments.And a new class of Vblock Systems, VblockTM Specialized Systems, brings together all of the necessary components for applications. SAP HANA® software was the 1st release in Feb 2013, a single, standardized converged infrastructure system to ensure maximum performance at scale even with high data volumes.VCE Vision software—delivered pre-installed on all Vblock Systems—effectively acts as a mediation layer between your system and the management tools you use now. The software allows for intelligent discovery by providing a continuous, near real-time perspective of your compute, network, storage, and virtualization resources as a single object—ensuring that your management tools reflect the most current state of your Vblock Systems.All of this and VCETM Support, a range of VCE professional services, and an extensive network of partners makes Vblock Systems the logical choice.VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations software
12Introduction to Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases Architected for high-performance databases (Oracle)Increases productivity of Oracle applications and database teamsHigh availabilityData load rate of 21TB/hrOver 3.7 Million IOPS for OLTP, DW and mixed workload environmentsMulti-database version supportLifecycle System AssuranceIntegrated data protection optionsLatency of less than ½ MillisecondLower TCO—operations and licensingSustained throughput of 32GBsVCE enables organizations to focus on business innovation rather than maintaining data center operations. VCE Vblock Systems support both physical and virtual Oracle workloads throughout the world. Very large customers with unique performance and scalability needs now have a solution that is unsurpassed in performance, availability and workload flexibility. Vblock Specialized System for high performance databases extends the VCE Experience to massive Oracle database environments.Massive means “Hundreds of TBsOver 3.7 million read IOPS for OLTP, DW and mixed workload environment with latency of less than ½ millisecond.Sustained throughput of 32GBsData load rate of 21TB/hr.This includes full support for multiple concurrent databases and versionsArchitecture specifically designed to optimize CPU core utilization, including flash-everywhere and automated tieringMixed workload capable for maximum flexibility and efficiencyLife cycle system assurance to increase IT productivity, eliminate errors, and drive high availabilityIntegration data protection, including VPLEX “Oracle Certified RAC” for continuous availabilityVCE experience drives down TCO, including optimal CPU utilization for efficient licensing
13OPTIONAL APPLICATION SERVER What is Unique about Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases?VMAX 40KOptimized EFD. FAST VP.High-performance and high-capacity options availableDATABASE SERVERCisco C240 M3: 2-, 4-, or 8-server optionsNETWORKNexus 5K, MDS, advanced networking configurationsNEXT-GEN VNX 8000/7600/5800Server Flash—XtremSF/XtremSW for scale, application coherence, and RACOPTIONAL APPLICATION SERVERCisco C220 M3: 2-, 4-, or 8-server optionsChoose VMAX and/or VNX based on technical fit, skillset, and governance relations, the world’s most trusted storage platform1Server flash for high IOPS and low latency, tuned with storage flash5Exploit Vblock System advantage – availability, lifetime assurance, ease of scaling, etc.2Aggregate mission- critical applications and BI/DW with high-performance databases3Minimize loss and latency overhead, and maximize bandwidth4Mix virtual or bare metal workloads across the development, QA, and production lifecyclesSo what is unique about specialized system for high performance databases? This slide discuss how the components as well as overall system is optimized for high performance databases and applications.There are five reasons why organizations would choose specialized systems for high performance databases.1. Need millions of IOPS and consistently generate much lower latency (less than 500 milliseconds) than traditional computing platforms that do not have server-side flash. We accomplished this by selecting Cisco C240 to accommodate two EMC XtremSF flash cards. This also run in concert with EMC XtremSW, advanced cache software to ensure application coherency, reduce latency and extends EMC’s FAST, Fully Automated Storage Tiering. We chose faster processor and RAM density to support high performance database processing (E-2690 with 2.9GHz speed, ad RAM 6144 GB (8 node), 3072GB (4 node) and 1536 GB (2node). This also helps you drive greater performance for databases like Oracle, as well as others like Microsoft SQL and IBM DB2 in the future.2. In line with VCE’s philosophy of extending mixed workload environment, we chose Cisco C-220 servers ideal to run applications and other necessary functions in the same footprint. It helps customers choose right applications such as SAP, Oracle, Web servers and other applications to run that are dependent on databases.3. We also developed advanced network configurations to ensure that we have no bottlenecks as a system, minimizing loss and latency overhead while maximizing bandwidth. We expressly designed and purpose built each component such as storage, server and network from the ground up to achieve these high performance needs.We empower our customers to run virtual or baremetal workloads and there will be no restrictions for running databases and applications across dev, QA and production systems. It allows customers to take control of the deployment cycle and timing on when to deploy in what mode so that they can utilize Vblock to suit the business demand.Once again, Vblock value where you can exploit higher system availability (96% reduction in downtime), life time spans to several to 5 years in hardware refresh lifecycles and ease of scaling is all there to help you drive business results on this platform
14Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases: Hardware summary VMAX—8 NODEVMAX—4 NODEVNX—8 NODEVNX—4 NODEVNX—2 NODEDatabase servers (C240— ES-2690, 2.9GHz)842Database server cores1286432Database server RAM6144 GB3072 GB1536 GBXtremSF 700 GB SLC16Application servers (C220)Optional 2, 4, and 8 nodesNetworkingCisco MDS 9710 (8-database server config) /9250i (2- and 4-databaser server config) FC SAN switchesCisco Nexus 5548UP Ethernet switchesCisco 6248 fabric interconnectsCisco 2232PP fabric extendersCisco Nexus 3048 switchesStorage typeVMAX 40KVNX 8000VNX 7600VNX 5800Raw Storage CapacityHigh Performance141 TB71 TB100 TB50 TB25 TBHigh Capacity589 TB295 TB518 TB259 TB98 TBVblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases comes with a comprehensive set of H/W components to support the requirements for high performance database computing.Updated on 11/5/13
15Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases Performance Results from Vblock System, September 2013METRICVBLOCK SYSTEM 8-NODE C240 SERVERS WITH XTREMSF (2 PER SERVER, 16 TOTAL) AND XTREMCACHE ON VMAX 40KHigh Performance DisksHigh Capacity DisksMaximum Disk Bandwidth32 GB/sMaximum Achieved System IOPS940,000Disk Data Capacity (RAW)141 TB589 TBMaximum Flash Read IOPSOver 3.7 Million IOPSAverage Service Time (or Latency)Less than ½ MillisecondDB Server Flash Data Capacity (RAW)11.2 TBMaximum Data Load Rate21 TB/hourSustained Throughput32TB/hrThis is the test result obtained in the engineering proto build facility for Vblock 8 node-C240 servers with XtremSF (2 per server, 16 total) and XtremCache on VMAX 40KKey achievements are:Over 3.7 million read IOPS for OLTP, DW and mixed workload environment.Latency of less than ½ millisecond.Sustained throughput of 32GBs.Data load rate of 21TB/hr.This includes full support for multiple concurrent databases and versions.“Our random I/O testing focused on I/O driven by SQL submitted to the Oracle Real Application Clusters database. The test kit is Silly Little Oracle Benchmark—or more commonly known as “SLOB.” We feel strongly that an open platform like VCE should be tested with an open test harness like SLOB. The active data set for the random I/O test was 1.5 terabytes.”To assess the performance of Oracle Parallel Query option we used the freely available DBGEN program to load a one terabyte scale TPC-H Lineitem table. We then submitted concurrent SQL queries and Oracle’s Parallel Query technology demonstrated 32GB/s throughput.”VCE makes no representation and undertakes no obligation with regard to product planning information, anticipated product characteristics, performance specifications or anticipated release dates (collectively, “Roadmap Information”). Roadmap information is provided by VCE as an accommodation to the recipient solely for purposes of discussion and without intending to be bound thereby.
16XtremSF Advantages Performance Flexibility Efficiency Dramatic improvements in application latency and throughput—up to 1.13 million IOPSFlexibilityBroad range of eMLC and SLC capacities for use as local storage or with XtremCache – 2x700GB SLC chosenEfficiencyBest TCO—lowest overhead, highest performance, lowest power consumption, best densityXtremSF offers dramatic performance improvements in latency and throughput. It gives you flexibility and choice when it comes to deployment and NAND flash. XtremSF also delivering the industry’s best TCO.
17XtremCache: Software Performance and Protection Dramatic improvements in latency and throughputIntelligenceExtends EMC FAST architecture into the serverProtectionBacked by intelligent, resilient, highly available storageNote to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation.For tier one workloads in which data must be protected with networked storage, XtremSF can be coupled with intelligent server flash caching software XtremCache. Combining XtremSF with XtremCache provides accelerated read performance with protection. While accelerating performance, XtremCache simultaneously delivers enterprise-class protection of mission-critical application data. Data in the cache is simply a copy of data that is already stored on the array, while the master copy is maintained by the advanced data services that EMC’s trusted networked storage provide, including high availability, end-to-end integrity, reliability, and disaster recovery. XtremCache leverages a write-through algorithm which ensures that newly written data persists to the networked storage array, such as VMAX or VNX. If the server fails, the data remains protected and accessible on the array.
18Reads (latency: <100 μs) XtremCache Advanced ArchitectureServerApplicationCPUPCIe Flash CardNetworkStorageSwitchStorage ArraySSD/HDD1234FlashFC / SASSATA /NL-SAS59876Reads (latency: <100 μs)WritesReads are serviced by XtremCache forPerformanceWrites are passed through to the storage array forProtectionWith XtremCache, network storage access is bypassed since the data sits in the server on the PCIe bus. Therefore, read speed is dramatically improved, bringing the read latency down to less than 100 microseconds.Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.In addition, because it is a write-through cache, XtremCache passes the writes down to the storage array, leveraging the protection of the back-end networked storage.As a result, XtremCache gives you the best of both worlds—accelerated performance with data protection.
19XtremCache 2.0 – Oracle RAC Support Requires XtremCache and aboveCache-Coherency Roles & Responsibilities:RAC still owns database content coherency (rows/columns)XtremCache owns LUN block coherencyOptimized, sends metadata between nodesUses SCSI-3 PGR for nodes membership transitionsCooperate with Oracle clusterwareOracle RAC NodesOracle ClientsXtremCache& XtremSFLUNShared VolumesStarting with release of the code, XtremCache has been enhanced to maintain cache coherency across Oracle RAC cluster nodes. It does so while continuing to deliver local cached blocks at microseconds speed.In this simple design, Oracle RAC continues to own responsibility for database content coherency across the cluster, just as it would normally.XtremCache Read requests to blocks in local node cache are returned immediately to Oracle and Read requests to blocks not in local cache are serviced from the backend storage and then asynchronously added to local XtremCache intelligently – just the way it did prior to Oracle RAC support.Database block Writes will continue to register directly with the backend storage (pass-thru) just as before, but will only be acknowledged to Oracle once XtremCache made sure no stale version of the block resides in its cache on any other node.This simple mechanism allows DBA’s to increase their compute power, connectivity, and availability leveraging the horizontal scalability of Oracle RAC, all the while enjoying a PCIe host-based Flash cache performance boost right where they need it most– close to their database processing.In order to maintain cache coherency, XtremCache uses SCSI-3 Persistent Group Reservation (PGR) to ascertain that no nodes are running without XtremCache being aware of their block updates. Additionally, XtremCache will communicate with Oracle RAC frequently to maintain awareness of Oracle cluster node membership.
20Integrated data protection Option VBLOCKTM DATA PROTECTIONContinuous availability, best-in-class system uptimeAdvanced de-duplicationOptimum resource utilizationEliminate risk, faster time to valueSupport for entire Vblock Systems portfolioAvamar 7 plus Data DomainEMC RecoverPointEMC VPLEX(For Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databasesin 2014)Vblock Systems are designed to run your most critical application workloads. That’s why we not only design in high availability but also integrate a family of data protection solutions that scale from one to many platforms within and across data centers—to address all of your data protection needs.VCE leverages technology from EMC, Cisco, and VMware and validates it in-factory. You can also continue to leverage the Oracle Technology with Vblock.With VblockTM Data Protection, your data protection solution is well understood and supported by your infrastructure vendor.Deeper dive:EMC Avamar Streamlined backup and recovery hardware and software that handles client-side data deduplication—before transmission across the network to the backup target. This minimizes backup bottlenecks in data-intensive, virtual environments.EMC Avamar plus Data Domain Best of both worlds: client-side and target-based deduplication backup and recovery. The solution leverages high-speed technology to reduce your backup data storage footprint at the target device by 10x to 30x.EMC RecoverPoint Replication solution that can roll back to any point in time, using snapshots taken as frequently as seconds apart—for an improved recovery point objective (RPO). Also efficiently migrates data from an old platform to a new one or from one Vblock System to another.EMC VPLEX An innovative workload mobility and business continuity solution. It can easily move business applications within or between Vblock Systems located in the same data center or metro area. EMC VPLEX can also mirror business-critical data, deliver zero data loss, and ensure automatic near-zero application recovery time.
21Backup And Recovery for Oracle Integrated Solutions Takes Oracle Protection To Next LevelAvamarThird-party Backup ApplicationsData Domain― DD Boost SoftwareNetWorkerLess storage for backup – deduplicationSpeed up backups 50% with DD Boost SoftwareLess bandwidthReliable recoveryControl and visibilityORACLE-optimizedinterfacesThe Backup and recovery solution for Specialized Systems for High Performance Database remains the same. You can back up your databases with Data Domain, Avamar, Networker or 3rd arty backup applications. Oracle RMAN is Oracle’s backup tool. Oracle DBAs can continue to use Oracle RMAN that they currently use with solutions like Data Domain. The backup solutions allow customers to backup data to both disks and Tape. The DD Boost software redistributes the parts of deduplication process speeds up backups.There is a new standard for Oracle backup enabled by optimized integration directly with the application. What you get is less storage required, less bandwidth required, speedup backups, much more reliable recovery and you can keep control and visibility by using backup software like Avamar or NetWorker or allow Oracle DBAs to use their own native tools but sending the workloads to your backup storage that you control, so you eliminate silos.Customers can leverage EMC backup solutions they currently use, but overall Data Domain would be an ideal solution for many large scale database servers where speed, reliability and space matters.
22Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases Specialized System – Open Hardware ArchitecturePerformance DrivenPurpose BuiltFully IntegratedFlash EverywhereFully Automated Storage TieringPhysical or VirtualOptional Add-Ons: Data Domain, VPLEX (Coming in 2014) , RecoverPoint, Replication ManagerOracleSQL ServerDB2OLTPData WarehouseHybridPhysicalVMAXVNXVirtualDATABASEWORKLOADThe Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases is purpose built for the rigorous demands of high performance mission critical database workloads.It is designed with an Open Architecture approach and utilizes EMX’s “Flash Everywhere” approach to high performance database computing. This places the fastest performing resources, where the greatest performance demands exist (DB Server and Storage Array). It’s available as Physical or Virtual or a combination of the two. The first iteration of this platform is tunes specifically for Oracle workloads. Specifics on other databases will be forthcoming in 2014.
23VblockTM for High Performance Databases Standard Platform SoftwareRHEL V6.3PowerPath V5.7XtremCache V2.0.1Cisco MDS EnterpriseVCE Vision (VB300, VB700)UniSphere management and FAST SuiteProSphere management and FAST SuiteHardware PlatformsCisco UCS C240M3 ServersXtremSF PCIe Flash Cache BladesCisco MDS & Nexus SwitchesVNX (5800, 7600, 8000) Storage Arrays – FAST Cache, SSD, SAS, NL SASVMAX 40K (4-Engine, 8-Engine) Storage Arrays - SSD, FC, SATAVblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases comes with a comprehensive set of H/W & S/W components, each one selected to support the requirements for high performance database computing.
24Vblock™ Specialized System for High Performance Databases This diagram summarizes the three Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases options utilizing the new generation of VNX Storage Arrays. These Express Configurations target the Exadata ¼, ½ & Full Rack alternatives
25Vblock™ Specialized System for High Performance Databases This diagram summarizes the two Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases options utilizing the VMAX 40K Storage Arrays. These Express Configurations target the Exadata ½ & Full Rack alternatives
26Vblock™ Specialized System for High Performance Databases - Competitive Advantages Supports Oracle, SQL Server, & DB2Supports Oracle RAC ClustersSupports Physical or VirtualDelivers Higher AvailabilityDelivers Over 3.7 Million “sustained” IOPSDelivers Less than ½ Millisecond I/O LatencyDelivers 32GB/s Sustained ThroughputDelivers 21TB/hr Data LoadDelivers 2.5X more Usable CapacityDelivers Active-Active Balanced BandwidthDoes not Require 3-Way Database MirroringDelivers Fully Automated Storage TieringDelivers Server & Storage Non-Disruptive UpgradesOptional Server Add-On s for Applications and additional workloadsOptional Federated Database Clones & SnapsOptional Logical & Physical Database ProtectionOptional Federated Multi-Site ReplicationOptional Federated Data Domain BackupDelivers 26% Lower Total Cost of OwnershipThese are just some of the advantages the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases brings to the high performance database computing world.
27Vblock Enablement Services GoldPlatinumService Catalog DefinitionOperational IntegrationApplication Workload MigrationUnclear application workload migration strategySeparate operational silosIncomplete cloud delivery modelSystem integrated into data centerIntegrated operational processes and toolsAccelerated cloud delivery model to transform to ITaaSEMC Vblock Enablement Services enable the acceleration of the overall value of your Vblock System investment and advance the execution of your cloud strategies by addressing the proper infrastructure, operational, and application integration requirements.A successful Vblock platform deployment requires more than just the successful installation of the Vblock platform itself. Vblock Enablement Services employ a comprehensive approach which incorporates people and process dimensions to ensure that the value of this technology is integrated into your IT operations and manifested through your cloud strategy to business stakeholders. In addition, this comprehensive approach means that operational processes are optimized for cloud and integrated with cloud orchestration software tools to maximize automation opportunities and reduce process cycle times. It also means that roles and resources in your organization will need to shift to reflect the services IT is delivering to the business through the service catalog.This image demonstrates the value of EMC Vblock Enablement Services. As you can see, without enablement services, common challenges customers often run into with their converged infrastructure system are:- An unclear application workload migration strategy to the Vblock System- Separate technical silos that need to be integrated- A lack of expertise in Vblock System deployment- A desire to drive a cloud delivery model with their converged infrastructure system, but not really knowing where to begin to successfully do so.With Vblock Enablement Services, these challenges are mitigated. Through the service catalog definition, operational integration, and application workload migration, Vblock Enablement helps to:- Integrate the system into the data center environment- Integrate operational processes with orchestration tools to maximize automation- Acclerate your cloud delivery model to transform to ITaaS- Align roles of cloud-optimized processes and business-facing services
28EMC Vblock Enablement Services Advancing the Execution of Your Cloud StrategySilverPlatinumGoldVblock IntegrationIntegrate with Operational Processes & ToolsDiscovery & AnalysisDefine Application Workloads, Capacity Assessment, Virtualization AssessmentVblock Architecture & ActivationDeploy System, Layout Resources, Connect to EnterpriseVblock Service EnablementService Blueprint for IaaS, Define Service CatalogVblock Population Migrate Application WorkloadsVblock Jumpstart ServiceThe five service components of Vblock Enablement Services are depicted here.The Discovery and Analysis component captures data regarding legacy applications, databases, and infrastructures, as well assessments for capacity and virtualization.The Vblock Architecture and Activation component implements the Vblock system, deploys the system layout resources, and connects to the enterprise.Vblock Service Enablement defines service blueprints for IaaS and integrates them into an enterprise service catalog.In Vblock Integration, the Vblock System is integrated with operational processes and tools, while production application workloads are migrated onto the Vblock System in the Vblock Population component.For clients seeking a more focused approach to accelerating the consumption of their Vblock System, the Vblock Jumpstart Service provides streamlined system integration with operational processes and tools. The Vblock Jumpstart Service includes the development of an initial service catalog, reference architecture, operational and organizational recommendations, technical integration recommendations, and a remediation roadmap.Overall, any combination of these service components, as well as the the Vblock Jumpsart Service, accelerates the production value of your Vblock System investment by:- Improving the efficiency and automation of IT operations- Standardizing more applications on an infrastructure architecture designed and optimized for virtualized environments- Increasing overall system agility- Spreading the benefits of converged infrastructure across the application portfolio
29Best Practice for Oracle Converged infrastructure from VCE sets the new performance standard for mission critical databases and applications.
30EMC Community for Oracle DBAs EMC Solution ExpertsEMC Proven SolutionsCalendar of Events and Training for Your StaffInteractive BlogsLive DemosDBADBAEMC Virtual Infrastructure for OracleFlash & MoreStorage Visibility and ControlOraclePerformanceFaster Deployment, Higher Availability & Lower IT CostsOracle ConvergedInfrastructureDBA Control of Backup, Recovery and ReplicationOracle Backup & RecoveryLogical and physical recovery and active-active availabilityOracle Continuous AvailabilityOptimize Oracle Infrastructure & Maximize DBA ProductivityThe Everything Oracle at EMC community is the place for all EMC solutions for Oracle. If you are interested in learning more about any of the topics discussed today you can find solutions, blogs, videos and other great content on the community.
32Vblock™ Specialized System for High Performance Databases Configuration Comparisons
33Key Technical Positioning Comparison Metrics Read Flash IOPS = 1.5MGB/s Throughput = 25GB/sData Load Rate = 12TB/hrVSRead Flash Over 3.7Million IOPSLatency of less than ½ MillisecondSustained Throughput 32GB/sData Load Rate 21TB/hr512 Cores from Exadata vs 128 Cores from VBLOCK Specialized Systemfor Equal IOPS PerformanceThese Exadata performance and capacity figures are right out of Oracle’s published datasheet for Oracle Exadata it may be found on the Oracle Website under engineered systems.
34Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases Standard Platform SoftwareCisco UCS C240M3 Server(Per Server) - PowerPath V5.7, RHEL V6.3Cisco MDS Switch(2) Enterprise License Key (MDS9200) (2 & 4 Server Configs)(2) Enterprise License Key (MDS9700) (8 Server Configs)VNX StorageVCE Vision for VB300 (VNX), Unisphere management and FASTVP SuiteVMAX StorageVCE Vision for VB700 (VMAX), ProSphere management and FASTVP SuiteThis slide contains a summary of S/W included in the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases
35Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases 2 Server Configuration for VNXThis diagram summarizes a comparison between the Oracle Exadata ¼ Rack appliance, and the EMC/VCE 2 server alternative for VNX. The VNX5800 is the storage array included with the 2 server alternative for both high performance and high capacity options. Diagrams in next 2 slides provides detail.
36Detail 2 database server VNX (HP) +Compute1 x 42RU Cabinets2 x C240-M3, 768GB2 x UCS 6248UP2 x Nexus 5548UPManagement2 x C220-M3 LMI2 x Cisco Nexus 3048VLANs (VIC 1225)101 OOB Mgmt105 Oracle Public113 Oracle Private Interconnect119 Oracle Cluster VIPStorage & SAN2 x MDS 9250i (16 Gbps)VNX DPE + 5 x DAE’sFAST Cache – 100 GB EFD x 8FAST VP T1 – 200 GB EFD x 20FAST VP T2 – 300 GB 15K SAS x 38FAST VP T3 – 600 GB 10K SAS x 1625TB RAW, 18TB UsableSoftwareRedhat Enterprise 6.3XtremCache 2.0.1Oracle RAC 11g, 12C Field InstalledDetails about the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases - 2 server high performance model “Express Configuration”
37Detail 2 database server VNX (HC) +Compute1 x 42RU Cabinets2 x C240-M3, 768GB2 x UCS 6248UP2 x Nexus 5548UPManagement2 x C220-M3 LMI2 x Cisco Nexus 3048VLANs (VIC 1225)101 OOB Mgmt105 Oracle Public113 Oracle Private Interconnect119 Oracle Cluster VIPStorage & SAN2 x MDS 9250i (16 Gbps)VNX DPE + 5 x DAE’sFAST Cache – 100 GB EFD x 8FAST VP T1 – 200 GB EFD x 20FAST VP T2 – 900 GB 10K SAS x 30FAST VP T3 – 1000 GB 7.2K NL-SAS x 6498TB RAW, 75TB UsableSoftwareRedhat Enterprise 6.3XtremCache 2.0.1Oracle RAC 11g, 12C Field InstalledDetails about the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases - 2 server high capacity model “Express Configuration”
38Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases 4 Server Configuration for VNXThis diagram summarizes a comparison between the Oracle Exadata ½ Rack appliance, and the EMC/VCE 4 server alternative for VNX. The VNX7600 is the storage array included with the 4 server alternative for both high performance and high capacity options. Diagrams in next 2 slides provides detail.
39Detail 4 database server VNX (HP) +Compute2 x 42RU Cabinets4 x C240-M3, 768GB2 x UCS 6248UP2 x Nexus 5548UPManagement2 x C220-M3 LMI2 x Cisco Nexus 3048VLANs (VIC 1225)101 OOB Mgmt105 Oracle Public113 Oracle Private Interconnect119 Oracle Cluster VIPStorage & SAN2 x MDS 9250i (16 Gbps)VNX DPE + 11 x DAE’sFAST Cache – 100 GB EFD x 20FAST VP T1 – 200 GB EFD x 40FAST VP T2 – 300 GB 15K SAS x 76FAST VP T3 – 600 GB 10K SAS x 3250TB RAW, 36TB UsableSoftwareRedhat Enterprise 6.3XtremCache 2.0.1Oracle RAC 11g, 12C Field InstalledDetails about the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases - 4 server high performance model “Express Configuration”
40Detail 4 database server VNX (HC) +Compute2 x 42RU Cabinets4 x C240-M3, 768GB2 x UCS 6248UP2 x Nexus 5548UPManagement2 x C220-M3 LMI2 x Cisco Nexus 3048VLANs (VIC 1225)101 OOB Mgmt105 Oracle Public113 Oracle Private Interconnect119 Oracle Cluster VIPStorage & SAN2 x MDS 9250i (16 Gbps)VNX DPE + 11 x DAE’sFAST Cache – 100 GB EFD x 18FAST VP T1 – 200 GB EFD x 40FAST VP T2 – 900 GB 10K SAS x 60FAST VP T3 – 3TB 7.2K NL- SAS x 64259TB RAW, 201TB UsableSoftwareRedhat Enterprise 6.3XtremCache 2.0.1Oracle RAC 11g, 12C Field InstalledDetails about the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases - 4 server high capacity model “Express Configuration”
41Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases 8 Server Configuration for VNXThis diagram summarizes a comparison between the Oracle Exadata Full Rack appliance, and the EMC/VCE 8 server alternative for VNX. The VNX8000 is the storage array included with the 8 server alternative for both high performance and high capacity options. Diagrams in next 2 slides provides detail.
42Detail 8 database server VNX (HP) +Compute3 x 42RU Cabinets8 x C240-M3, 768GB2 x UCS 6248UP2 x Nexus 5548UPManagement2 x C220-M3 LMI2 x Cisco Nexus 3048VLANs (VIC 1225)101 OOB Mgmt105 Oracle Public113 Oracle Private Interconnect119 Oracle Cluster VIPStorage & SAN2 x MDS 9710 (16 Gbps)VNX ; 16 DAEsFAST Cache – 100 GB EFD x 40FAST VP T1 – 200 GB EFD x 80FAST VP T2 – 300 GB 15K SAS x 152FAST VP T3 – 600 GB 10K SAS x 64100TB RAW, 71TB UsableSoftwareRedhat Enterprise 6.3XtremCache 2.0.1Oracle RAC 11c field InstalledDetails about the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases - 8 server high performance model “Express Configuration”
43Detail 8 database server VNX (HC) +Compute3 x 42RU Cabinets8 x C240-M3, 768GB2 x UCS 6248UP2 x Nexus 5548UPStorage & SAN2 x MDS 9710 (16 Gbps)VNX ; 16 DAEsFAST Cache – 100 GB EFD x 40FAST VP T1 – 200 GB EFD x 80FAST VP T2 – 900 GB 10K SAS x 120FAST VP T3 – 3 TB 7.2K NL-SAS x 128518TB RAW, 402TB UsableDetails about the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases - 8 server high capacity model “Express Configuration”
44Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases 4 Server Configuration for VMAXThis diagram summarizes a comparison between the Oracle Exadata 1/2 Rack appliance, and the EMC/VCE 4 server alternative for VMAX. The VMAX40K 4 Engine is the storage array included with the 4 server alternative for both high performance and high capacity options. Diagram in next slide provides detail.
45Detail 4 database server vmax +Compute1 x 42RU Cabinets4 x C240-M3, 768GB2 x UCS 6248UP2 x Nexus 5548UPManagement2 x C240-M3 LMI2 x Cisco Nexus 3048Storage & SAN2 x MDS 9250i (16 Gbps)VMAX 40K – 4 engines (192GB Cache per engine – 768GB total)FAST VP T1 – 100 GB EFD x 132FAST VP T2 – 300 GB 15K SAS x 200FAST VP T3 – 1 TB 7.2K NL-SAS x 230 (optional – part of HC offering)Raw capacity 71 TB (HP); 295 TB (HC)Details about the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases - 8 server high performance VMAX40K model “Express Configuration”
46Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases 8 Server Configuration for VMAXThis diagram summarizes a comparison between the Oracle Exadata Full Rack appliance, and the EMC/VCE 8 server alternative for VMAX. The VMAX40K 8 Engine is the storage array included with the 8 server alternative for both high performance and high capacity options. Diagram in next slide provides detail.
47Detail 8 database server vmax Compute2 x 42RU Cabinets8 x C240-M3, 768GB2 x UCS 6248UP2 x Nexus 5548UPManagement2 x C240-M3 LMI2 x Cisco Nexus 3048Storage & SAN2 x MDS 9710i (16 Gbps)VMAX 40K – 8 engines (192GB Cache per engine – 1536GB total)FAST VP T1 – 100 GB EFD x 262FAST VP T2 – 300 GB 15K SAS x 392FAST VP T3 – 1 TB 7.2K NL-SAS x 458 (optional – part of HC offering)Raw capacity 141TB (HP); 589TB (HC)Details about the Vblock™ Specialized System for High-Performance Databases - 8 server VMAX40K model “Express Configuration”