Introducing NST5000 Unified Hybrid Storage

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Introducing NST5000

Unified Hybrid Storage

PRESENTATION SUBHEAD


Your Name

Job Title

January 2013

V5220130129

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Imation Nexsan Company Overview


Oakdale, Minnesota


2011 revenue of $1.29 billion


1000+ employees, 100 countries


A Global Scalable Storage and Data
Security Company


Two Business Units


Tiered Storage & Security Solutions


Includes Nexsan


Consumer Storage and Accessories


Thousand Oaks, CA


Founded in 1999


Pioneered capacity
-
optimized storage


A history of technological innovation


Over 33,000 systems installed


Over 11,000 end
-
users, 60 countries


Red Herring 100 Winner, 2012

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A Small Sample of Nexsan Global Customers

Manufacturing


Scientific
Research



Medical



DVS/CCTV



Film/TV



Public

Sector



Financial



Other


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Nexsan Storage Product Line

E
-
Series

NST5000

Assureon

BLOCK

UNIFIED

ARCHIVE

Fibre Channel

SAS Host Connect

& iSCSI Block

Solid
-
state Cache

CIFS/NFS

iSCSI Block

Offload

Compliant

Cloud

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The VMware Performance Challenge


vSphere needs a high number of
random ops/sec


A weak point for rotating drives alone



Brute Force Approach


Lots of 10K
or 15K RPM SAS
drives


Short stroke
drives (use 1/3 of them)



Traditional Problems


Large rack footprint


High power consumption


Poor utilization rates


Expensive to purchase


Expensive to
operate


Server 1

Server 2

Server 3

Server 4

Server 5

Server 6

VMware, Hyper
-
V, Xen, etc.

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How can solid
-
state provide a performance boost?

1.
In the vSphere Server


Expensive and not shared


Device drivers, cannot cache writes


PCIe

bus is fast, but eventually you have to go
over the SAN bus to storage


2.
Solid
-
state Storage System


Expensive and low capacities


3.
Appliance between the Application
Servers and the Storage System


Lacks integration, but is shared by servers;
may not cache writes


4.
Hybrid Storage System


Cost
-
effective and shared by all servers


Single System to Manage


Performance + Capacity



Rotating
Media
Storage
System

Application
Server

Flash

Application
Server

Application
Server

Application
Server

3
rd

Party
Flash Cache

Flash

Flash

Storage
System

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

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What is Unified
Hybrid
Storage?

DRAM

NVRAM

Flash SSDs

CIFS, NFS

iSCSI

130TB SAS

5PB SATA

FASTier
®

Mix and Match

NAS / SAN

STORAGE

HYBRID

UNIFIED

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Reliability, Density, and Power


Exhaustive testing of drives and outstanding chassis quality


Industry
-
leading 15
drives per
U of rack


Save up to 85% on power with AutoMAID
®



Scalable Performance and Capacity


8 to 24 Xeon CPU cores


24GB to 192GB DRAM


Zero to 9TB of FASTier solid
-
state cache


Zero to 54 dedicated hardware RAID engines


8TB to 5PB with SAS and SATA drives



Full Enterprise
-
class Feature Set



Industry
-
leading Value


Starting at $0.40 per GB


Starting at $1.60 per op/sec

Introducing Nexsan NST5000

Unified Hybrid Storage

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FASTier
®

for High Random I/O Performance


Write Cache


Fully fault
-
tolerant, write
-
back cache


Uses DRAM and NVRAM


20X faster than flash for writes & never wears out


Enterprise
-
class “write journal” for performance



Read Cache


Up to 9TB, can hold entire working sets


No need to RAID the SSDs


Caches on demand in real time


Pre
-
caches for anticipated accesses



Granular


FASTier cache is per disk pool


Multiple FASTier caches per system



Automatic


No manual intervention is required

Rotating Drives

SATA, NL
-
SAS, SAS

Write
Cache

Read
Cache

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NST5000 Hybrid Storage Delivers Value

Random I/O Performance

Cost

Rotating
Media

All
Flash

Hybrid


Mix SAS, SATA, and FASTier
®


Starting at $0.40 per GB


Starting at $1.60 per op/sec

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NST5000 Hybrid Storage Changes the Game


100,000 ops/sec


300 SAS drives


No FASTier


27U


Expensive


100,000 ops/sec


100 SAS drives


FASTier


11U


Moderate


54,000 ops/sec


10 SATA drives


FASTier


5U


Best Value

FASTier
®

FASTier
®

Brute Force

FASTier + SAS

FASTier + SATA

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Nexsan
NST5000
is Ideal for
VM and VDI


Ideal
for
Virtualized Servers
and
Desktops


FASTier
®
delivers high random I/O performance


Up to 5PB of cost
-
effective SATA capacity


Up to 130TB of high
-
speed SAS
capacity


VMware Ready with VAAI offload for LUNs



Compared
to
Non
-
hybrid Storage Systems


Up to 10X the performance


Up to 1/3
of the rack space


Up to 1/3
of the power consumption


Up to 1/3
of the price

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NEW: 50% decrease in SSD cache price

Improves Market Leading Price Performance



eMLC

provides a 5 year lifetime


At half of the cost of SLC



Reduces 200GB SSD price by 50%


Now starting at $3,700 estimated street



Robust NST5000 configuration can see a reduction
of over 30% in overall system cost


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NST5000 Disk Expansion Details

100 / 200 / 400 GB SSD

1 / 2 /
3 / 4
TB SATA / NL
-
SAS 7200 (3.5”)

2U, 18 Drives

72 TB

144 TB

450 / 600 GB 15K SAS (3.5”)


(4) 1Gb iSCSI &


(0
-
4) 1Gb iSCSI or


(0
-
8) 8Gb FC or


(0
-
8) 10Gb iSCSI or


(0
-
8) 24Gb SASx4

4U, 60 Drives

480 TB

240 TB

4U, 48 Drives

192 TB

384 TB

NEXSAN

E48


NEXSAN

E18


NEXSAN

E18X


NEXSAN

E60


NEXSAN

E60X


NEXSAN

E48X


Drives

In
-
Chassis

One E
-
Series
Expansion

I/O


(4) 1Gb iSCSI &


(0
-
4) 1Gb iSCSI or


(0
-
4) 8Gb FC or


(0
-
4) 10Gb iSCSI or


(0
-
4) 24Gb SASx4

3U, 16 Drives

2U, 24 Drives

One 48 TB
chassis under
NST5100


(4) 24Gb SASx4

Up to nine
14.4TB chassis
under
NST5300/5500

300GB 15K (2.5”)

450 / 600 GB 10K
SAS (2.5”)

NEXSAN

NST5100X


NEXSAN

NST224X


FASTier
®

216 TB

720 TB

576 TB

Two E
-
Series
Expansions

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Nexsan E
-
Series Disk Arrays Overview


Ultimate Reliability Storage


Hard drives individually stress tested


Then tested in the storage system


Anti
-
vibration Design™, Cool Drive Technology™


Hot
-
swappable, redundant active components


Array
-
based Snapshots and Asynchronous Replication



Industry
-
leading Storage Density


E60: 60 drives, 240TB in just 4U


E48: 48 drives, 192TB in just 4U


E18: 18 drives, 72TB in just 2U



Active Drawer Technology™


Easy to manage storage with no downtime



Active/Active Controllers


With dual RAID engines per controller



Up to 87% Energy Savings with AutoMAID
®


Ideal for backup to disk or bulk storage scenarios



Leading Cost per Terabyte

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AutoMAID
®

Industry
-
leading Power Efficiency

Recovery time

75%

60%

40%

15%

0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
Power Savings Levels

<1 second

15 seconds

30
-
45 seconds

30
-
60 seconds

Unload
heads

Slow to
4000 RPM

Stop
rotating

Drive
electronics off

Can u
se
less
than 1/5 of the
power of
competitive
products

Ideal for backup to disk or long
-
term bulk storage applications

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Nexsan NST5000
Configurations

NEXSAN

NST5100


NEXSAN

NST5300


NEXSAN

NST5500


1 / 2 / 3 / 4 TB 3.5” SATA

1440 TB max.

93 TB max.

1 / 2 / 3 TB 3.5” NL
-
SAS

(4) 1GbE & (8) 1GBE or (4) 10GbE

5040 TB max.

(8) 8Gb Fibre Channel

or (12) 24Gb SASx4

(4) 24Gb SASx4

(8) 8Gb Fibre Channel

or (8) 24Gb SASx4

Up to 360 drives

Up to 31 drives

Up to 1260 drives

8 or 16 Xeon CPU cores

8 Xeon CPU cores

24 Xeon CPU cores

48GB or 96GB DRAM

24GB DRAM

96GB or 192GB DRAM

Front
-
end I/O per System

Back
-
end I/O per System

NL
-
SAS / SATA Drives

86 TB max.

18.6 TB max.

130 TB max.

Up to 144 drives

Up to 31 drives

Up to 216 drives

300GB 15K SAS, 450 / 600 GB 2.5” 10K SAS

450 / 600 GB 15K SAS

10K / 15K SAS Drives

8GB NVRAM

160 / 300 / 600 MLC

200 / 400GB
eMLC


100 / 200GB SLC

8GB NVRAM

40 / 80 / 160 / 300 / 600 MLC

200GB
eMLC

100GB SLC

8GB NVRAM

160 / 300 / 600 MLC

200 / 400GB
eMLC

200GB SLC

FASTier Solid
-
state Cache

Dual Controllers

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NST5000
Ethernet
Link Aggregation


Ethernet Link Aggregation Feature


Up to (12) 1Gb/s Ethernet ports per NST


Up to (4) 10Gb/s Ethernet ports per NST


Combine multiple ports into a high
-
speed “Trunk”


Accelerates NFS/CIFS and
iSCSI

access

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

8Gb Trunk

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New: NST5500 Now Expands to 5PB

E60

E60

2 x LSI SA6160

SAS Switches


Up to 1260 SAS and SATA drives


Up to 14 high
-
performance E
-
Series controllers


Up to 56 dedicated hardware RAID5/6 engines


Fully fault
-
tolerant

NST5000

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Nexsan
NST5000 Software
Features


Simultaneous CIFS, NFS, and iSCSI


Thin Provisioning with dead space reclamation


Quotas with oversubscription


Online Capacity Expansion with new hard drives


2048 ROW Snapshots for each Share or LUN


Microsoft VSS Hardware Provider


VMware VAAI for LUNs offloads vSphere servers



Robust Asynchronous Replication


Efficient Failover / Failback


Synchronous Replication


Data scrubbing ensures file integrity


Security via Active Directory, LDAP


Security via
LUN Masking, CHAP &
iSNS


NDMP for
efficent

backup

/ restore

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Nexsan NST5000 Unified
Management


Single Pane of
Glass


All NST5000s and underlying E
-
Series


GUI or CLI


Efficient Gesture
-
based Navigation


CLI for advanced users and scripts


Easy to Manage with Wizards


Networking


Storage Pools


CIFS & NFS Shares


iSCSI LUNs


Snapshots


Asynchronous and Synchronous Replication


High
-
availability
Clustering


Security via Active
Directory
& LDAP


AutoMAID
®

power management


Alerts


Robust SNMP Agent

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New: Faster NST5000 Built
-
in Data Protection

NST5000

NST5000




WAN

Feature

Single

NST5000

Two

NST5000s

Regular snapshots of primary storage

Y

Y

Backup to a separate disk pool

Y

N

Backup to a separate system and site

N

Y

Instantaneous recovery to prior time

Y

Y

Primary and recovered VMs are
FASTIER® accelerated

Y

Y

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New: Offload vSphere servers with VAAI

Supported for LUNs today, and NFS in the future

vSphere Servers

NST5000

VAAI

VAAI Offload

Benefit

Full Copy

Accelerates Storage

vMotion

Faster deployment

of
VMs from template

Hardware
Assisted
Locking

Supports a larger numbers of VMs per
volume, as parts of a volume are locked
rather than the whole

Block Zeroing

Faster VM provisioning and clean
-
up

Thin
Provisioning
Reclamation

Reclaims stranded storage that is no
longer being used by vSphere

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How NST5000 Drives Down & Controls Cost


FASTier
®

Solid
-
state cache


Reduces
the number of spinning disks


Cost
-
effectively boosts random I/O performance


Architected to get maximum lifetime from SSDs


AutoMAID
®


Reduces power
and cooling


Drive Stress Tests


Increases System Reliability


E
-
Series Chassis


Active Drawer Technology
™, Anti
-
vibration Design,
Cool
Drive Technology



Easy to Manage


Via GUI, wizards, CLI, and scripts


Add additional capacity with no downtime


Higher capacity utilization via Thin Provisioning

Performance

Cost

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NST5000 Series Application Fit


Network Attached Storage (NAS)


CIFS, NFS, or both


Virtualized Environments


VMware, Hyper
-
V, Citrix
Xen


Database


Microsoft SQL Server


Oracle,
MySQL


ERP, CRM, OLTP


Email


Exchange Server


Data Protection


Built
-
in Snapshots and Replication


Popular backup / restore applications


\
\
Server
\
Sh
are

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Nexsan
NST5000 is a Hit


Advances in solid
-
state drives have introduced higher
performance/lower latency, and customers do not necessarily have to
sacrifice simplicity or budgets for performance improvements.



The Taneja Group

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Try Nexsan NST5000 Unified Hybrid Storage

with Your Applications in Your environment

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THANK YOU

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E
-
Series, NST5000 Family Support

NST5000 Concierge Services include:
Hardware monitoring, auto
-
dispatch, assigned TAM, rapid answers, monthly health check, twice annual capacity and performance rev
iew.

PRODUCT

WARRANTY

Boy / Beast


36 months

E
-
Series

36 months

NST5300
/ NST5500
HW

36 months

NST5100 HW

12 months

NST5000 Software

90 days

BASIC

ENTERPRISE

PREMIUM

CONCIERGE

Parts Deployment

Advance Parts
Replacement


Self Installed FRU

Parts arrive with on
-
site technician

Parts Timeframe

Ship within 1
Business Day

On
-
site 5x9 Next
Business Day

On
-
site 7x24

4
-
Hour Response

Telephone and

Email Support

Business

Hours

7x24

Severity Level 1 / 2 / 3

(remote)

Response Times

4hrs / 6hrs / 6hrs

7x24 Hours

4hrs / 4hrs / 8hrs

7x24 Hours

2hrs / 4hrs / 4hrs

7x24 Hours

1hr / 2hrs / 2hrs

7x24 Hours

Firmware or Software Updates

(bug fixes, minor releases)

Yes

Firmware or Software Upgrades

(new features, major

releases
)

No

Yes

NST5000 Concierge Services

No

NST5000 Only

NST5000 Concierge Services include:
The NST5000 and any connected E
-
Series storage systems.

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Example NST5100 Configurations
with
MLC
SSDs

NST5130 Main Chassis

NST5100X Expansion Chassis

SSDs

SSD

Rotating Drives

Rotating Drives

+

Part Number

NST5100 Chassis (16 Slots)

NST5100X Chassis (16 Slots)

Total Raw

Capacity

Disk

SSDs

Disk

SSD

NST5100H
-
08T

8x1TB

160GB

(4 x 40GB)

8TB

NST5100H
-
08T

12x1TB

640GB

(4 x 160GB)

12TB

NST5100H
-
08T

12x2TB

1200GB

(4 x 300GB)

24TB

NST5100H
-
08T

12x1TB

320GB

(4 x 80GB)

15x1TB

1

x 16GB

27TB

NST5100H
-
08T

12x2TB

640GB

(4 x 160GB)

15x2TB

1

x 300GB

54TB

NST5100H
-
08T

12x3TB

1200GB

(4 x 300GB)

15x3TB

1

x 600GB

81TB

NST5100H
-
08T

12x3TB

2400GB

(4 x 600GB)

15x3TB

1

x 600GB

81TB