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1 © 2005 DataCore Software Corp SANmelody™ 2.0 IP/SAN FC/SAN Application Support Services Thin Provisioning Automation & Disk Resource Consolidation DataCore, the DataCore logo, Powered by DataCore, SANmelody, are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. Other DataCore product or service names or logos referenced herein are trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation.All other products,services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Note: Must be displayed using PowerPoint Slideshow to see animations

2 2 Auto Serving Capacity: Thin-Provisioning Very large virtual disk assigned to each server Small fraction of real capacity allocated to each virtual disk DataCore automatically allocates additional space when used Servers ‘think’ they have all the storage they want… …but they only get what they need. Flexible Virtual Storage

3 3 Auto-Provisioning Saves Time and Effort Traditional Disk Provisioning 1.Determine which Application is running out of space 2.Determine how to add storage (extend Volume/LUN, add LUN, etc.) 3.Determine how much storage to add. 4.Determine where to get storage. 5.Allocate storage from Pool. 6.Set protection (LUN masks) for Applications to see correct storage. 7.Set switch zoning and HBA settings if applicable. 8.Add storage to App. LUN or create new App. LUN Note: Typically requires reboots and downtime 9.Perform Volume formatting, Volume Management, Configure OS and Apps. to be able to use the larger LUN or new LUN 10.Replenish Pool (add disks) DataCore Automates the Process 1.Create a virtual volume 2.Drag and Drop the volume on the server channel 3.Apply SANmelody does the rest

4 4 Mail Server Web Server File Server Database Server 2 nd Database Server You have to:  Buy a new server  Add more disks exclusively for it  Buy an extra database license  Divide the user workload across two database instances When servers run out of disk space… “FULL” 2 clicks

5 5 Sooner or later, another one runs out 1 st Mail Server Web Server File Server 1 st Database Server 2 nd Database Server 2 nd Mail Server Then you have to:  Buy another server  Add more disks to it  Buy an extra mail license  Distribute mail across two instances Surplus capacity from here can’t be used by anyone else “FULL” 2 clicks

6 6 NEW: Need Storage? Add a Disk Server! Server Web Server Database Server File Server Deliver Additional Expansion Capacity over the LAN! FULL iSCSI/Ethernet A much simpler more efficient model VV1VV2VV3VV4 1 click

7 7 SANmelody Auto Provisions Virtual Capacity Auto Provisioning Reduces Task and Steps! Reduce the Workload on your Administrators 1.Determine which Application is running out of space 2.Determine how to add storage (extend Volume/LUN, add LUN, etc.) 3.Determine how much storage to add. 4.Determine where to get storage. 5.Allocate storage from Pool. 6.Set protection (LUN masks) for Applications to see correct storage. 7.Set switch zoning and HBA settings if applicable. 8.Add storage to App. LUN or create new App. LUN Note: Typically requires reboots and downtime 9.Perform Volume formatting, Volume Management, Configure OS and Apps. to be able to use the larger LUN or new LUN 10.Replenish Pool (add disks) “Do it once” –versus- Doing a 10 Step Process with Downtime

8 8 Virtual Capacity Pool 2 TB Virtual Capacity Pool Mail Server Database Server File Server Web Server Get Auto Provisioned Capacity over the LAN Populate the Virtual Capacity Pool with Physical disks Physical Disks Create Virtual Capacity Pool Add more Capacity as needed Deliver Virtual Capacity Volumes to Servers 2 TB As Applications execute SANmelody Auto Provisions disk space Physical Disks Threshold Level Alerts Generated 3 clicks

9 9 Free Space Free Space Free Space Free Space Wasted Capacity Wasted Capacity Wasted Capacity Downtime Virtual Volumes Current approach: Causes downtime Wastes storage resources Expensive to scale and manage DataCore’s approach: Automate common tasks Maximize asset utilization Grow resources gracefully Manage centrally Automate Capacity - Thin Provisioning

10 10 Go Green with DataCore! Thin Provisioning Allocate-On-Write (Use only when needed) On average, deploy only 1TB for every 2.5TB required with traditional storage arrays Reduce Power & Cooling Reduce Carbon Footprint by 60% Tiered Storage Match storage needs to application requirements Archive to less power-consuming drives Replication Changed blocks only; minimize capacity utilization Consolidation & Optimal Utilization Eliminate SAN islands; reduce power consumption


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