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1 Acer and Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2100 & 2300 Date Presenter Breaking the Barrier in Operational Efficiencies

2 Agenda Acer Group / Hitachi Partnership Today’s business challenges How the Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 and 2300 address these challenges Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 and 2300 vision Introducing the Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 and 2300 –Key Business Benefits –Building Blocks –Use Cases –Partner Ecosystem Why you should select Acer Solutions for modular storage 2

3 Acer Group / Hitachi Partnership “The innovation and vision of Acer’s channel strategy reflects the spirit Hitachi Data Systems believes in and supports. We are thrilled to be part of this initiative and applaud Acer’s decision to enter the Professional Market. The value that Acer’s server and storage bring to market will beneficially impact their channel partner community as well as customers looking for a superior and trusted brand.” 3

4 Today’s Formidable IT Challenges Managing growth While reducing costs Keeping the data protected and secure Constant uptime 4

5 Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 and 2300 solve Acute IT and Business Challenges Customers Network The unstructured content highway Manage Growth: New architecture allows performance to scale with capacity Reduce Costs: Realize improved operational efficiencies Protect and Secure Data: Prohibit unauthorized access and secure communications Constant Uptime: Acer Hitachi reliability assures minimal planned and unplanned downtime Time $$ Value of data Amount of data (40 to 100%) Storage management costs (3-5x) Budget and IT Staff cuts 5

6 Innovative Midrange Storage for Reliability and Performance Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 Adaptable Modular Storage 2300 Innovative Enterprise Technology Time Saving Features Scalable Capacity and Performance Easy to Use Management Software Flexible Design % Data Availability Unique Controller Design 6

7 Acer Hitachi AMS 2100 and 2300 Positioning Throughput Scalability Data-in- place Upgrade Enterprise design Host multi-pathing Hardware load balancing Dynamic Optimized Performance Dense storage, SAS and SATA % reliability 7 AMS GB Cache 8 FC or 4 FC, or 4 FC & 4 iSCSI ports Mix Up to 159 AS and SATA-II Disks Up to 236 TBs Up to 2048 LUNs Up to 1024 Hosts AMS GB Cache 16 FC or 8 FC, or 8 FC & 4 iSCSI ports Mix Up to 240 SAS and SATA-II Disks Up to 472 TBs Up to 4096 LUNs Up to 2048 Hosts

8 Specification Differences AMS2000 Refresh AMS2100AMS2300 SpecificationOldNewOldNew Controller CPU clock ULV Sossaman 1.67GHz (Single Core) Value Sossaman 1.67GHz (Single Core) L2 Cache capacity 2MB512KB DCTL DCTL(3rd)DCTL(5th)DCTL(3rd)DCTL(5th) FC I/F Speed (Gb/s) 1, 2, 42, 4, 81, 2, 4, 82,4,8 Max Port # / system Multi-Protocol FC/iSCSI intermixN/AAvailableN/AAvailable Backend Dense Unit 48HDD SATA, 4Paths Max 3 RKAKXsMax 4 RKAKXs Max HDD# Effective: May,2010

9 Benefits To Your Business System has dynamic load balancing and automatic LUN to controller assignments Reduce Software Purchasing Costs Meet Service Level Agreements Improve Storage Utilization Rates Minimize System Downtime Symmetric active-active controller eliminates requirement to purchase additional path management software Up to 16 back end paths for outstanding performance Use Dynamic Provisioning to avoid over provisioning End to end redundancy with hot swappable components Reduces System Operations Costs 9

10 Innovative Features for Powerful Results: Acer Hitachi Dynamic Load Balancing What this challenge means Dual controller systems are susceptible to workload imbalances and administrators must spend time to manually diagnose and mitigate load imbalances The Dynamic Load Balancing Controller virtually eliminates controller bottlenecks found in traditional asymmetric controller designs KEY UNIQUE FEATURE The Business Value  Reduces time spent managing systems  Meets application SLAs more easily  Cost savings due to simpler management  Greater resiliency, with less risk Challenge Maintaining application response times during periods of heavy access Preventing bottlenecks when application workload consumes more than a single HBA port can handle Growing capacity requirements; managing “hot spots” Managing datacenter growth 10

11 Innovative Features for Powerful Results: Symmetric Active-Active Controllers The Business Value Administrative time is reduced, and there is no need for additional path management software Challenge Maintaining application response times during periods of heavy access Preventing bottlenecks when application workload consumes more than a single HBA port can handle Growing capacity requirements; managing “hot spots” Managing datacenter growth 11

12 Innovative Features for Powerful Results: Acer Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning Acer Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning Volume shows “Virtual Volume” which doesn’t have actual storage capacity Actual application storage capacity is assigned and added when host writes data to new area of LUN Challenge The Business Value Storage and operational expense is reduced by provisioning only what is used, and physical disk utilization and application performance increases Maintaining application response times during periods of heavy access Preventing bottlenecks when application workload consumes more than a single HBA port can handle Growing capacity requirements; managing “hot spots” Managing datacenter growth 12

13 Innovative Features for Powerful Results: High Density Storage Tray The Business Value Facility charges are reduced by lowering consumption of datacenter floorspace.  Maximize density in datacenters:  Reduce consumption of high- cost datacenter floor space  Install nearly 1 Petabyte of storage on a single floor tile  Allow intermix of SAS and SATA dense trays in the same system for tiering Maintaining application response times during periods of heavy access Preventing bottlenecks when application workload consumes more than a single HBA port can handle Growing capacity requirements; managing “hot spots” Managing datacenter growth Challenge 13

14 Modularity for Virtualized Server Environments Problem: Virtualized servers contest for resources; this increases storage management complexities and cost  Simplify configuration setup and provisioning Symmetric active/active  Maintain performance as workloads shift Dynamic provisioning  Match server load balancing with storage load balancing Dynamic load balancing controller WHY THIS MATTERS The AMS 2000 lowers TCO and enables adoption of server virtualization

15 Modular for Microsoft® Exchange Server Environments Problem: Storage for Microsoft Exchange is a complex environment to manage  Dynamically manage mailboxes  Dynamic provisioning  Maintain performance  Dynamic load balancing  Protect data without impacting operations  Windows VSS (Volume Shadow Services) WHY THIS MATTERS The AMS 2000 reduces storage administration tasks for Exchange

16 Modular for Database Environments Problem: Database capacity and performance requirements continually grow while storage budgets are flat or declining  Size databases  Dynamic provisioning  Add capacity and optimize performance  Dynamic provisioning  Consolidate storage for databases with other applications  Host groups WHY THIS MATTERS The AMS 2000 optimizes databases for price/performance

17 System and Data Security Account Authentication –System management access based on one of three roles (account administrator, storage administrator or auditor) –Unique login and password for each user System Audit Logging –Records all system changes and all power ups and downs –Sends all changes to Syslog server –Enables IT managers to meet compliance requirements including auditable trails Data Retention Utility (optional software) –Tamperproof Write Once Read Many (WORM) makes selected data non-erasable and non- rewriteable –Read access can be limited System Security –Communication between management software and systems is SSL/TLS encrypted –Maintenance ports support IPv6 security specs 17

18 Working with the World’s Leading Hardware & Software Vendors SAN partners: Server Partners: Business continuity partners: 18

19 How the Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 Family Meets Your Midrange Storage Needs Improves administrator productivity –Eliminates complex and time consuming storage management tasks Meets application SLAs –Intelligent systems that automatically resolve bottlenecks Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions for any business Reliability and performance in every system 19

20 Questions and Discussion 20

21 Thank You 21

22 Dynamic Load Balancing controller –Symmetrical active/active design –Choice of 4 or 8 Gb/sec FC or four 1Gb/sec and iSCSI host ports –Cache size: 4GB or 8GB –LUNs maximum number: 2048 –Maximum attached hosts through virtual ports: 1024 –3Gb/sec SAS links: 16 SATA-II and SAS intermix –Min/Max Drives Supported: 4/120 –Drive Options: SAS:SATA:Internal Flsah 300GB 15K RPM 1TB 7200 RPM200GB 450GB 15K RPM2TB 7200 RPM 600GB 15K RPM Capacity and Protection –236TB SATA69TB SAS –RAID Groups/System: 50 –RAID levels: -6, -5, -1+0, -1, -0* Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage U trays (max of 7) 2 to 15 disk drives/tray 4U controller 4 to 15 disk drives Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 * RAID-0 available on SAS drives only 22

23 Dynamic Load Balancing Controller –Symmetrical active/active design –Choice of 8 or 16 Gb/sec FC or 8 1Gb/sec and 4 iSCSI host ports –Cache size: 8GB or 16GB –LUNs maximum number:4096 –Maximum attached hosts through virtual ports: 2048 –3Gb/sec SAS links: 16 SATA-II and SAS intermix –Min/Max Drives Supported: 4/240 –Drive Options: SAS driveSATAInternal Flash 300GB 15K RPM 1TB 7200 RPM200GB 450GB 15K RPM2TB 7200 RPM 600GB 15K RPM Capacity and Protection –472TB SATA138TB SAS –RAID Groups/System: 75 –RAID levels: -6, -5, -1+0, -1, -0* Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage U trays (max of 15) 2 to 15 disk drives/tray 4U controller 4 to 15 disk drives Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2300 * RAID-0 available on SAS drives only 23

24 RAID-6, -5, -1+0, 1 available for data protection Patrol function checks drives continuously Proactively and automatically spares out drives on soft failures Redundant and independent power supplies in each tray Redundant controllers, redundant batteries and fans Eight links to every storage tray for redundancy and speed Global hot disk spares Every disk stress tested for quality Every write is verified (with gathered reads ) Logical address and logical redundancy check on SATA disks Full SATA disk sweep every 10 minutes Heads retracted after 2 hours of inactivity to prevent crashes and save energy Dual paths to each SATA disk Storage Data Protection Component Data Protection Enhanced SATA Data Protection % Data Availability by Design 24

25 Controller Data Protection Data Availability by Design Symmetric active/active controller for redundancy All writes mirrored between controllers Cache battery protected with intelligent UPS support Cache aggressively flushed System microcode and config data copies stored on each of the first four disks Microcode updates done online and without host i/o interruption Copying data back from spare drive is not required, limiting exposure to second disk failure Rapid Failure Analysis All errors reported via Hi-Track, lights, Hitachi Device Manager, Hitachi Resource Manager, Web utility, SNMP, and buzzer Errors do not affect user access to data % Data Availability by Design 25

26 How to improve application availability and increase ROI from higher performance Capability: –Up to 16 paths for concurrent I/Os deliver significantly more performance –By a faster design of systems intermixing SAS and SATA drives in the same tray –By providing 8 data links to every tray for redundancy –By isolating failures in a faster way More Business Value: –Reduces acquisition and upgrade costs –Improved ability to meet application SLAs –Cost savings from simpler management KEY UNIQUE FEATURE Full SAS Back End Architecture SAS interface and point-to-point switch provide greater speeds and bandwidth than comparable FC designs. Acer offers SAS backend for both the low end and midrange markets. 26

27 Point-to-Point SAS Back end architecture Up to 16 high performance 3GB/sec point-to-point links Each link is available for concurrent I/O No loop arbitration bottlenecks 8 SAS links to every disk tray for redundancy Common disk tray for SAS and SATA drives Any failed component is identified by their unique address 27

28 Service Plan Options WDBSTDPREM 7 x 24 Onsite Online Tech Support 7 x 24 Telephone Tech Support 7 x 24 Disk Replacement * Onsite Other Replacement Parts * Onsite Microcode Install Update ** Onsite Period of Maintenance Bus Hours7 x 24 Remote Monitoring 7 x 24 HDS Installation Required Response Time * Next Business Day 2 hours4 hours * Onsite / Parts – Critical Situations – Post Remote Diagnosis ** Scheduled Acer Region’s T&C 28

29 Global Solution Services Acer Hitachi Data Systems Global Solution Services organization offers professional services to assist you in: –Managing costly bandwidth decisions and distance-data replication challenges Remote Copy Planning and Design Service –Protecting your data with in-system and distance replication solutions. Implementation Service for Acer Hitachi TrueCopy® Remote Replication Software Implementation Service for Acer Hitachi ShadowImage® In-System Replication Software –Reducing time, effort and impact of migrating your data Data Migration Services Dozens of related service offering are available to help you plan, manage and deploy your Acer Hitachi Midrange storage solution Acer Region’s T&C 29

30 Acer Hitachi Data Systems Education and Training Acer Hitachi Data Systems Academy Training Solutions As a key partner, Acer Hitachi Data Systems, you already entrust us with the development of business solutions to the ever-growing challenges of your data storage. Now, look to the Acer Hitachi Data Systems Academy for training and education opportunities to optimize your storage investment. Acer Region’s T&C 30

31 Education and Training The Acer Hitachi Data Systems Academy organization offers professional training to assist you in getting the maximum value from your Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family system: TCC Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family Technical Overview Overview of features, functions and capabilities of the product line [CBT/WBT – 1-2 hrs] TCI1535 Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family architecture and Administration Course on installing and supporting Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family systems - [ILT – 4 days] TCI1780 Acer Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 Family Architecture and Administration Differences Provides differences with Adaptable Modular Storage 1000/500/200 systems - [ILT – 2 days]] THI0515 Acer Hitachi Storage Foundations Modular Certification preparation course – [ILT – 3 days] Acer Region’s T&C 31


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