2Great Storage Improvements with 2012! Windows Server & Windows Storage Server 2012Storage Spaces64-node clusters64-node clustersSMB3SMB3Scale-Out File ServerScale-Out File Server8,000 VMs per Cluster8,000 VMs per ClusterOffload Data TransferOffload Data TransferDedupDedupHyper-V ReplicaHyper-V ReplicaVirtual Fibre ChannelVirtual Fibre ChannelVM PrioritizationReFSCluster-Aware UpdatingiSCSI Target ServerVM Storage MigrationVHDXSM APISMI-S Storage ServiceNFS 4.1NTFS Trim / UnmapCSVFS online CHKDSK
3New Approach to Storage Strategic shifts to reducing storage costs with Windows Server 2012 Software-Defined StorageFile Based StorageHigh Performance SMB Protocol for SQL Server and Hyper-V Storage over Ethernet networksStorageSpacesCost-Effective Business Critical Storage
4New Storage Features in 2012 R2 Software-Defined Storage AppliancesContinuously Available File and Block StorageSynchronization: Work Folders and DFS-RFailover Clustering with Hyper-VStorage Spaces with SSD tiering and cachingNew Storage Management APIsEnd to end storage management with SCVMMSimple Setup and Configuration (OOBE)Protocol Improvements: SMB 3.0 and iSCSI Target
5WSS 2012 R2 Workgroup vs. WSS 2012 R2 Standard HardwareMaximum # CPU’s and VM rights1 + 02 + 2Maximum Memory32 GBUnlimited# Disks6Hardware RAIDYesUsersConcurrent SMB Connections250# Users50Software FeaturesFile sharing (SMB & NFS)Online BackupDFS-Replication, Work FoldersFile Classification Infrastructure (FCI)File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)Domain JoinShared block storage (iSCSI Target + Boot)OEM Customizable Out of Box ExperienceSpacesDeduplicationNoBranchCache - Hosted CacheVirtualizationHost + 2 VMClustering (including AD/DNS)Simplified Cluster SetupNetworking Infra (DHCP, DNS & WINS)AD Roles including Domain Controller (RODC)Differentiators:Key Workgroup Limits:50 Users250 SMB Connectiond1 Socket32GB RAM6 Disks, no external SASPremium Features In Standard:DeduplicationHosted BranchCacheClusteringVirtualization RightsNetwork infrastructure for a branch officeWSS Features Removed:Domain Controller, Certificate Services, Federation Services, Rights ManagementApplication Server, Network Policy Server, Terminal Services, WDS and Fax Server
8Work Folders Deployment AuthenticationKerberos (Windows Auth)Digest (Windows Auth)ADFS (OAuth)Device management policyLimit access to registered devicesFile encryption / selective wipeRequire password / device lockActive DirectoryContoso.comFile ServerReverse ProxyServer can be deployed as an A/P failover clusterServer must be DJ (not clients)Requires NTFS (server and client) for new change notificationClients connect over SSL from outside through proxy / inside directly or through proxyAD for Windows authentication (Kerberos / Digest)Option for ADFS authentication: 1) multi-forest support through app proxy, 2) MFA, 3) limit sync to registered devicesOther device management policiesExtension of file server => all data managementhttps://workfolders.contoso.comUser DevicesData managementQuotasFile screensReportingClassificationRMS protectionUser DevicesCorporate Environment
10IaaS Vision – SMB3 is a key component Dramatically lowering the costs and effort of delivering Private CloudsDisaggregated compute and storageIndependent manage and scale at each layerIndustry standard servers, networking and storageInexpensive networksInexpensive shared JBOD storageHyper-V ClustersSMB3Scale-Out File Server ClustersStorage Spaces Virtualization and ResiliencySystem CenterShared JBOD Storage
11SMB3 – File Server Features SMB Transparent Failover - Continuous availabilitySMB Scale-Out – Active/active clusters with auto-rebalancingSMB Multichannel – Network fault tolerance and throughputSMB Direct (SMB over RDMA) - Low latency, low CPU utilizationSMB Encryption – Security in flight, without IPSec or PKIDirectory Leasing – Coherent caching of file and folder metadataVSS for SMB File Shares – Application-consistent backup/restoreSMB PowerShell and VMM Support – Manage and automate
17Access to storage from any node despite physical storage connectivity Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012 R2 Enables the Private CloudAccess to storage from any node despite physical storage connectivityCommon namespace that is consistent across all serversResilient and Reliable
18Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012 R2 Enhancements Automatic distribution across serversScale out file server optimizationRebalancing of CSV ownershipSMB improvementsDedicated SMB instances for CSV trafficStorage feature integrationDedupe, Tiering, ReFS, ….MoreVirtual disk (storage pools)CSV read cache
19R2 Storage SpacesScott M. Johnson Senior Program Manager Windows Storage Server
22Scale out file server cluster Private Cloud StorageHyper VSMBScale out file server clusterInitially we have a bunch of standard disks [CLICK]This block based storage is exposed to Windows Server through [CLICK] Storage Spaces. Storage Spaces groups these disks into pools and presents each Storage Space as a standard drive in Windows. This gives you benefits in performance, flexibility, scalability, and availability.Scale-Out File Server [CLICK] is an Active-Active server cluster that can benefit from the performance and availability of Storage Spaces. Scale-Out File Server itself will provide the reliability, availability, performance and manageability of a SAN for application data.The Scale-Out File Server cluster is ideal for storage of application data including [CLICK] virtual machines. Hyper-V will communicate with the Scale-Out File Server using the [CLICK] SMB protocol using its transparent failover functionality.This solution provides very high levels of availability, performance, scalability, and manageability, and is built without the need for specialist hardware.Storage spaceStorage spaceStorage spaceBlock storageStorage poolStorage poolStorage pool
23Disk resiliency with storage spaces SimpleData is striped across disks.MirrorData mirrored to a duplicate disk.Two and three-way mirroring.Mirrored configuration with clustering for workloads.ParityData striped to all-but one of the disks. The remaining disk contains a checksum bit enabling data to be generated for a failed disk.Parity with clustering for archives.
24Hybrid storage pools & tiered storage SSDs and HDDs used as different tiers.Windows automatically tracks data temperature and moves them at sub-file level.Write-back cache improves performance for real-world workloads.Only hot regions of a file (VHD, database, etc.) need to move to SSDs, the cold regions can reside on HDDs.Ability to pin files to different tiersHot dataCold data[CLICK] Hot data is data that changes frequently and is stored on the faster, but more expensive, solid state drives. All data starts as hot data. [CLICK]Cold data is data that changes infrequently and is stored on the slower, but cheaper, hard disk drives.[CLICK] If cold data becomes hot it will be automatically moved to the solid state drives, and if [CLICK] hot data becomes cold it is moved to the hard disk drives.Ratio – cost performance ratios – 4 – 12 SDDs to HDDs in a 60 drive JBOD. It depends for your own needs and the number of drive slots for best $ to IOPs ratio.Exchange support to be announced with the exchange team. A number of workloads are being tested.Tracking heat in 1 MB chunks of files. Don’t want to randomize too much data acess partern. This seems to be the right ration based on our tests. Data movements and analysis are a daily scheduled task at 1 AM. You can do it more frequently or can change the times involves.Post Optimization report on what data is on the SSDs and what is on HDDs.Tiered spaceHybrid storage poolSSDsHDDs
262012 R2 Data Deduplication Post-processing approach: Efficiently store, transfer and back up fewer bits.Transparently removes duplication, without changing access semantics.Post-processing approach:Optimization jobs identify files.Chunking algorithm is applied to the files.Chunks are inserted into a chunk store and selectively compressed.Original files are replaced with reparse points.Remove primary data stream.
30Storage Server – Summary Windows Storage Server R2 Standard : Cont. Avail. Clustered Storage for File Serving and Application StorageHero SKU:How to buy:Preinstall, ROK - No retail WSS SKU availableCreate cost-effective, continuously-available storage appliancesDeployment services and Tech Support services for life of the productSell additional Memory, HD capacity, storage management applications, Backup Cloud Services, etc.Selling highly available storage dense server solutionsPartner Opportunity:Selling Motion:OEM Server vendors , Appliance vendors, Reseller communityResources:
32Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Editions Simplified OfferingsStandard: available in DOEM and Embedded (2 VM/2Proc limits)Standard Additional License (add 2VMs/2 Proc): available in DOEM and Embedded.Workgroup: available in Embedded onlySTANDARDSolution CostContinuously AvailabilityWORKGROUPOne of our goals in the Windows Server cycle is to make it easier for our customers and partners to consume our innovations. Where as in the past we have had a multitude of SKU’s, narrowly carving out the segments, in this cycle we will be simplifying our offerings to two. We will talk about the feature differentiation in a bit.Workgroup – targeted at the Entry Level NAS Segment with the ability to build some scale up NAS boxes. The target for this offering is the commercial entry level boxes.Standard – the fundamental shift is that clustering will now be available in standard giving you the opportunity to take advantage the full breadth of CA innovations. With the price point that we are able to offer together now with WSS8, CA NAS can now be brought down in price to make it attractive to the single node scale up systems opening up the opportunity to sell CA systems at to an expanded marketNo Continuous AvailabilitySegmentsEntry Level NASScale Up NASCA NAS
33WSS 2012 R2 Workgroup vs. WSS 2012 R2 Standard HardwareMaximum # CPU’s and VM rights1 + 02 + 2Maximum Memory32 GBUnlimited# Disks6Hardware RAIDYesUsersConcurrent SMB Connections250# Users50Software FeaturesFile sharing (SMB & NFS)Online BackupDFS-ReplicationFile Classification Infrastructure (FCI)File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)Domain JoinShared block storage (iSCSI Target + Boot)OEM Customizable Out of Box ExperienceSpacesDeduplicationNoBranchCache - Hosted CacheVirtualizationHost + 2 VMClustering (including AD/DNS)Simplified Cluster SetupNetworking Infra (DHCP, DNS & WINS)AD Roles including Domain Controller (RODC)Differentiators:Key Workgroup Limits:50 Users250 SMB Connectiond1 Socket32GB RAM6 Disks, no external SASPremium Features In Standard:DeduplicationHosted BranchCacheClusteringVirtualization RightsNetwork infrastructure for a branch officeWSS Features Removed:Domain Controller, Certificate Services, Federation Services, Rights ManagementApplication Server, Network Policy Server, Terminal Services, WDS and Fax ServerNote: Unless specifically mentioned all limits are technical limits
34Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Editions 2 OS Editions (Workgroup and Standard)19 Full Edition Language DVDs and Language Packs English, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Chinese-Hong Kong, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech8 Evaluation DVDs available on the download center Chinese Simplified, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, SpanishEditions and OfferingsWorkgroup EditionStandard EditionOEM Embedded DirectOEM Embedded IndirectOEM Royalty (NEW)MSDNTechNetMPNMAP
36Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard ROK How ROK works:WSS Standard & WSS 2012 R2 Standard Edition is available on ROK1342OEM ships server to distributor without an OS installed.OEM ships Windows Server ROK directly to distributor.Distributor offers OEM server hardware with OEM Windows Server ROK to resellers.Reseller orders ROK kits and hardware from distributor, and may maintain inventory on premises. Reseller affixes the COA, installs the OS if requested and ships to the customer.36Note: While customer can install OS, distributor or reseller must affix COA before server and ROK are sent to customer. Software does not have to be preinstalled.