Scaling storage for high-growth environments: consolidation with Dell EqualLogic

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Scaling storage for high
-
growth environments:
consolidation with Dell
EqualLogic


[Name]

[Title]

[Company]

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Connects people
and processes

Fuels applications

Informs decisions

Data growth
brings
opportunity…

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…but
data management
can bring problems

Source:
TheInfoPro
/451 Group Storage Industry Profile Preview Data 1H 2012.

Large and midsize enterprises: n=164.

Top storage
-
related pain points for large and midsize enterprises

Managing

storage growth

Managing costs

Managing
complexity

Do any of these concerns seem familiar?

Show me how to consolidate and control costs

Help me simplify storage operations

Find me a solution that supports my applications

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“My system was fast when I bought it…now
it doesn’t seem as well
-
tuned.”

“I can’t afford to train a specialist on a new
storage platform…just standing up a new
SAN will take a lot of resources.”

“Application migration projects are so time
consuming. Even simple tasks


like
expansion


require downtime.”

“It’s so hard to know if my apps are
protected adequately…losing power to
the data center would be a nightmare.”

“Attaching new hosts to my storage takes
a lot of work.”

“I hate having to go to backup tapes
whenever anything goes wrong.”

“We can’t afford to implement disaster
recovery this year. Even basic
maintenance costs are high.”

“I can never seem to buy all the right
licenses up front, and my CFO hates
when I go back for more money.”

“I hate that I have to buy new hardware
just to get access to new features.”

Do any of these concerns seem familiar?

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Virtualization
-
based automation

OS &
application
i
ntegration

Advanced investment
protection

Today’s storage consolidation requires:

Show me how to consolidate and control costs

Help me simplify storage operations

Find me a solution that supports my applications

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Consolidate with unified, virtualized IP storage

Dell
EqualLogic

offers intelligent, scalable storage


Transform your hardware refresh cycle


Get all features with every system; use what

you need when you need it


Grow
performance and capacity


file and

block


simultaneously and non
-
disruptively


Automate your storage operations


Simplify deployment, management and
maintenance


Let
EqualLogic

balance your storage workloads
for optimal performance and efficiency


Enhance your application value


Complement your operations with storage pre
-
integrated with Windows, Linux & VMware


Improve your restore and recovery effectiveness
with application
-
aware data protection

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Rescue your stranded data


Unify the DAS islands
created through
growth


Consolidate your
data and virtualize
your
storage


Manage block and
file data in a single
pool

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mode.

EqualLogic

NAS Gateway

Client

Desktops

Corporate LAN

Application
Servers

Pool of Storage

IP Storage Network

EqualLogic

Block Storage

File
Servers

EqualLogic

advanced
investment
protection

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Transform your storage lifecycle

Break free from the older, rip
-
and
-
replace purchasing cycle…

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…and shift to a model that
protects your investment.

Purchase

Expand

Replace

Upgrade

Expand

Purchase/

Redeploy

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EqualLogic

NAS Gateway

Application
Servers

Client

Desktops

Corporate LAN

Pool of Storage

IP Storage Network

EqualLogic

Block Storage

Pool of Storage

IP Storage Network

EqualLogic

Block Storage

Pool of Storage

IP Storage Network

EqualLogic

Block Storage

A
valid Dell support
contract provides for the all
-
inclusive
EqualLogic

feature
policy

Evolve storage in step with your IT evolution

From initial deployment through retirement


Gain access to
all

features with every
EqualLogic

device; no
more haggling over
licenses or fees


Enhance your
investment with new
features upon each
new release (at no
additional cost)

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mode.

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Expand, upgrade and redeploy at any time

Make changes on the fly to meet shifting goals and needs


Expand, upgrade,
redeploy and perform
other maintenance in
live, production
environments


Combine different
drive types, RAID
levels and product
generations to meet
your unique
requirements

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mode.

EqualLogic

NAS Gateway

Application
Servers

Client

Desktops

Corporate LAN

IP Storage Network

EqualLogic

Block Storage

Pool of Storage

Meet unpredictable growth demands

Just
-
in
-
time storage expansion

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Linear scaling of file and block storage

Performance

Number of devices


Expand your
storage non
-
disruptively


Gain linear
performance
improvements for
block and file
workloads by
adding devices


Let
EqualLogic

automatically apply
new resources
to
existing workloads

EqualLogic

virtualization
-
based
automation

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Simplify storage

deployment


Let
EqualLogic

host
integration software
automate array
initialization


Bring pre
-
integrated
EqualLogic

storage to
your MS Windows,
VMware ESX or Linux
environments


Put your
EqualLogic

system to
work
in as
quickly as
20
minutes
after racking and
cabling*

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*Results are based on Dell employee
experiences and may vary by user.

Streamline management
&
configuration

with
EqualLogic

Group Manager


Manage block and file
data in a single
interface


Intuitively manage
storage groups, pools
and volumes


Customize & activate
data protection
features with point
-
and
-
click ease


Fine
-
tune access for
defined user groups,
using resource
-
specific rights

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Centralize performance monitoring and
analysis
with SAN
Headquarters


Monitor multiple
groups for distributed
environments


Spot
-
check operations
using
Live
View

and
analyze trends over
defined intervals


Export historical data
for use in reporting and
diagnostics


Analyze the impact of
tiering

settings and
other implementation
options

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Let your storage self
-
tune for

performance and efficiency


Network load balancing
improves performance by
distributing traffic across
Ethernet ports


Capacity load balancing
spreads data workloads
evenly across arrays


Performance load
balancing
aligns “hot” and
“cool” data with the most
appropriate storage

EqualLogic

NAS Gateway

Application
Servers

Client

Desktops

Corporate LAN

Storage Pool

IP Storage Network

EqualLogic

Block Storage

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mode.

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Automate reliable data protection

Improve business continuity


Leverage
snapshots

and
clones

to protect
data locally


Integrate with
backup

applications


Consider
thin clones

for specialized data
distribution
requirements


Implement offsite
data protection with
replication

Description

Use cases

Feature

Space
-
efficient,
point
-
in
-
time
view of a volume

Rapid recovery for
corruption or
accidental deletion

Snapshot

Full copy of an
entire volume

Test environments,
reporting servers

Clone

Full copy of a
volume stored
remotely and
updated with
changes

Disaster recovery,
centralized backup

Replica

Creation of
space
-
efficient
copies from a
volume template

Virtual
desktops,
development
environments

Thin Clone

EqualLogic


OS &

application
integration

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Manage data on storage integrated with
your OS & application platforms

EqualLogic

NAS Gateway

Application
Servers

Client

Desktops

Corporate LAN

Pool of Storage

IP Storage Network

EqualLogic

Block Storage

Boost efficiency

T
hrough advanced Microsoft integration


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Manage
EqualLogic

storage through Microsoft
System Center via
Dell
Management
Packs


Leverage Dell EqualLogic PowerShell tools to manage servers and
storage with a common CLI


Align storage seamlessly
with your Microsoft
Windows® environment


Automate device discovery
with Remote Setup Wizard


Protect data with
application awareness
using Auto
-
Snapshot
Manager for Microsoft
®


Help maximize
performance and
availability with Multipath
I/O (MPIO)

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Boost productivity
with tools enabled by
integrated VMware®
vCenter

Plug
-
in


Datastore Manager


Auto
-
Snapshot
Manager/ VMware 3.0


Virtual Desktop
Deployment Utility


Simplify snapshot
management through
the
pre
-
integration of
ASM/VE into
vCenter

Automate VM and VDI functionality

W
ith Host Integration Tools for VMware

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Protect Microsoft App & Hyper
-
V data

With
Auto Snapshot Manager/Microsoft


Protect and
recover SQL
Server, Exchange
Server and Hyper
-
V


Leverage
EqualLogic

snapshots, clones
& replication


Create schedules
for ongoing
protection
schemes in a
central console

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Extend Linux benefits from servers to storage


With
EqualLogic

Host Integration Tools for Linux


Optimized

Performance

Multipath I/O (MPIO)


Host Performance and
Configuration Tuning
Suite

Streamlined

Management

Remote Setup Wizard
Command Line
Interface


Leverage
EqualLogic

support
for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5.5
& 6.0


Deploy storage
natively
from
a Linux host
with Remote
Setup Wizard CLI


Automate storage
management from within
your Linux environment


Increase bandwidth,
improve performance
and
reduce
network latency
with
multipath
I/O

EqualLogic

storage & Dell
solutions

Simplify operations, support
applications and control costs with
EqualLogic

storage, through:

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Virtualization
-
based automation

OS &
application
i
ntegration

Advanced investment
protection

D
ell
EqualLogic

Scalable storage for growing environments

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PS6500/6510

Data
c
enter scale with
simple manageability

PS6100/6110

Mainstream performance
and capacity

Ideal
for highly virtualized
environments and broad
application mix

Ideal for large
-
scale
deployments up to 2.3 TB

PS 4100/4110

Entry level scale with
advanced functionality

Ideal
for
small deployments
and
remote
offices


FS7500

Scale

out CIFS & NFS storage
for any
EqualLogic

environment

Virtualization
-
based automation ∞ OS & application integration


Advanced investment protection

EqualLogic PS
-
M4110 Blade Array

Dell EqualLogic blade arrays

High density and feature richness


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Part of the Dell Converged Blade
Data Center architecture,
EqualLogic

Blade Arrays help enable:


Improved CAPEX & OPEX

-
Simplified deployment,
management & expansion

-
Efficient sharing of power &
cooling resources

-
Reduced physical footprint


Increased
Agility

-
Flexible, modular architecture

-
Highly simplified cabling


Improved ROI

-
Single
-
chassis compute,
networking and storage
functionality

PowerConnect or
Force 10 Switch

PowerEdge 11G
or
12G Blade Server

PowerEdge
M1000e Chassis

EqualLogic


PS M4110 Blade
Array

Dell Converged Blade Data Center

Would you
recommend your
current storage to
others?

When Yankee Group
put this question to
EqualLogic

customers,
97
%
said…

*Excerpted from a commissioned survey by Yankee Group
on behalf of Dell, average of ratings from 2009
-
2011

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“Yes
.”
*

Meet the demands of the virtual data center

Leverage Dell’s entire enterprise portfolio


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Storage

Fluid Data
architecture is
designed to
automatically and
intelligently
optimize data
everywhere.

Servers

PowerEdge servers
feature customer
-
inspired
design,
advanced systems
management, and
innovations
in
energy
efficiency

Networking

Virtual Network
Architecture:
innovation drives
responsiveness,
agility, and
efficiency for next
-
generation
networks

Services

A modular,
adaptive and
flexible approach,
configurable for
any organizational
size or budget

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Boston Medical Center

cuts their data
center power bill by 50% and saves
up
to
$
3.2 million with
EqualLogic

virtualized storage

Challenge


Minimizing costs during explosive growth


Reducing server sprawl


Simplifying desktop management for
6,000 patient caregivers


Solution


Dell
™ PowerEdge™
servers


Dell
EqualLogic™ storage


VMware
vSphere

virtualization


Results


Up
to $150,000 per year saved by
eliminating Fibre Channel SAN port costs


$
3.2 million saved in equipment
avoidance costs


$
150,000 savings annually from 50% cut
in data center power
bill


Reduced
licensing costs for
desktops


Ability
to manage storage without
specialized training

“Boston Medical Center has
saved a lot of money over
competing systems, while being
more responsive to patients.”


Brad Blake, Chief Technology Officer,

Boston Medical Center

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1.
Take a quick review of your operations;
where will growth take you in five years?

2.
Bring your five
-
year vision to your Dell
Sales Representative or Dell Storage
Certified Partner

3.
Ask how
EqualLogic

unified, virtualized
storage can help you realize your vision

4.
Tap into Dell’s broad portfolio of products
and services at any point in your journey

5.
Go to
www.DellStorage.com/EqualLogic

for more information

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