Oracle and QLogic: Engineered to Win Together with Convergence

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Oct 24, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Oracle and QLogic:

Engineered
to Win Together with Convergence


Hardware and Software
Engineered
to Win Together

FC HBAs

CNAs

Engineered Systems


SPARC
Supercluster
, x86,
SPARC M
-
Series

Compute, Storage, Software

QLogic FC Core

Switches

QLogic FC

Stackable Switches

QLogic
Embedded HBA
Technology in
ZFS & Axiom

3

QLogic


Foundational to the Stack

Hardware

Apps

Foundational support

Foundational

support

Middleware

Database

Solaris

X

X

X

X
(‘12)

X

Oracle

Linux

X

X

X

X

X

Solaris Containers

X

X

X

X

Oracle

VM

X

X

X

X

x86 Rack

X

X

X

X

X

X

SPARC Rack

X

X

X

X

X

x86 Blade

X

X

X

X

X

X

SPARC Blade

X

X

X

X

X

Disk

X

X

X

X

X

Tape

X

X

X

X

X

Software

Operating
Systems

Virtual
Machines

Servers

Storage

8Gb FC HBA

PCIe

Std & EM

10
GbE

FCoE

CNA

PCIe


Std & EM

Oracle
Linux
Driver

FC & NIC

Oracle
Solaris
Driver

FC & NIC

T10
-
PI

SANSurfer

Software

Software

Oracle Stack

THE DRIVE FOR CONVERGENCE

Traditional Data Centers: Why Separate Networks?

LAN

IP/Ethernet



Data Network

Storage Network

8Gb FC

SAN

Different application
requirements

Different operating
environments

Different
networking technologies

6

Traditional Data Center:

Data Network

GbE

LAN

IP/Ethernet



Data network operating environment (TCP/IP)



Legacy early Internet


low speed,

errors
common


Email, File transfers, Web Browsing


less delay sensitive


Congestion/Packet
Loss/Retransmission


normal operation


Data Network

7

Traditional Data Centers:

Storage Network

Storage network operating environment (
Fibre

Channel):

8Gb FC

SAN


Legacy: SCSI
-

host to peripheral
(disk) locally attached


SCSI assumes no packet loss


recovery is an exception (failure)


FC network provides access control to
avoid congestion, loss


Storage Network

8


IP/Ethernet is everywhere


deployment is
ubiquitous


Internet Protocol is the foundation for the
Internet and the World Wide Web


LAN, WAN, VoIP, IP Video, Mobile


The convergence of Voice and Data has
already happened


Economic advantages


Drives convergence to one infrastructure

Evolution of the Data Center:

Lossless Ethernet

Why lossless Ethernet?

9

Determine which traffic
needs lossless service

Eg
.
FCoE

and
iSCSI

storage

Identify

Specify bandwidth for
lossless service

Ensure that there is always some
bandwidth dedicated to lossless
service traffic

Reserve

Limit the amount of
‘lossless’ traffic on the
network

Don’t overrun the reserved
bandwidth

Control


Protect

1

2

3

4

Evolution of the Data Center:

Lossless Ethernet Operation

Drop non
-
lossless traffic

When congestion in the network does
happen, drop the other traffic, not the
lossless service traffic

10

Consolidating the Traditional Data Center

Data Network

NICs

1Gb/10GbE

LAN

IP/Ethernet

Converged
Switches

FC
Storage

FCoE

Storage

iSCSI

NAS

16
Gb

FC

iSCSI

Storage

NAS
Storage

10GbE
FCoE

10GbE
iSCSI

10GbE NAS

10GbE
iSCSI

10GbE Fabric

Lossless Ethernet

CNAs

FCoE

iSCSI

16Gb FC

Storage
Network

FCoE

CNAs Customer Advantages

11
02/10/10

Data center simplification =
Reduced TCO



Decreases the quantity of adapters, edge
switches, and cabling


Lowers power, cooling, and management
costs


Preservation of familiar data and storage
networking concepts eliminates future
training costs



60%
Reduction in Networking
Infrastructure

Lower
OpEx

with up to
40%
with a
reduction in power consumption due to
consolidation

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The Proof is Clear

With
convergence,
cabling is cut in
half and cabling
management is
simplified
resulting in
overall reduced
OPEX
!

Traditional Network

Converged Network

Ethernet Switch

FC Switch

FCoE

Switches

The Proof is Clear

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$0
$1,000,000
$2,000,000
$3,000,000
$4,000,000
$5,000,000
$6,000,000
$7,000,000
$8,000,000
$9,000,000
$10,000,000
Unconsolidated Network
Consolidated Network
Power
Cable Installation
Service
Hardware
TCO Results Over Four Year Time Period

In just four years, a converged
network can save up to 33% in
costs (over $3 million)

Additional Customer Advantages

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Industry
-
Leading
Performance

Offloads
FCoE

&
iSCSI

processing to the
CNA
freeing up server CPU cycles


Faster application performance than software
FCoE

or
iSCSI

initiators


Maximum
Flexibility

Supports parallel
NIC,
FCoE
,
&
iSCSI

traffic with a single pane of glass


Offers choice and flexibility in network connectivity
options

Investment
Protection

Combined with an
FCoE
-
capable switch, works seamlessly with
existing FC hardware and management utilities


No forklift upgrade required!

Real World Results with Convergence


IT sprawl across the infrastructure


Separate networks


Inefficient use of servers and
storage made it difficult to securely
handle data.



Company: A Global and diversified investment management

firm and solution provider serving consumers and businesses


Implemented QLogic CNA


Consolidated LAN and SANs


Delivers


Multiprotocol support


Fine grain
QoS

with traffic
prioritization


Eliminated excessive cabling and
resource issues


Reduced costs and investment
protection


Faster and more responsive


Supports
a scalable virtualized
infrastructure

Forecasted Growth in Convergence

Source:
Dell’Oro
, SAN Forecast Tables, July 2011 (Revenue includes controllers, mezzanine adapters, and stand
-
alone adapters).

16

WW
FCoE

Controller and Adapter Market

(MFG Revenue
-

Millions)

$0
$100
$200
$300
$400
$500
$600
$700
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
FCoE Adapters
Between 2011 and 2015, revenue for
FCoE

controllers and adapters will
grow over $440 million annually.

Sun Storage 10
GbE

FCoE

CNA

Tech Specs


PCI Express Gen2


Gen2 x4 or Gen1 x8


Single and Dual Port 10GbE


SFP+ Pluggable Transceivers


Active & passive copper (7 meters max)


Optical SR (300 meters max)


Optical LR (10 Km max)


Fully Integrated ASIC


Power ~7.5W (Dual Port with Optical SR)


Energy Savings of 65%


Low Profile and Express Module Form Factors

02/10/10

17
Sun Storage 10
GbE

FCoE

CNA

Tech
Specs (Cont’d)


Fully featured FC HBA


FC core and drivers


250,000 IOPS per port


10
Gbps

throughput


NPIV support for virtualization


Fully featured Ethernet NIC


Ethernet core and drivers


Stateless offload


Jumbo frame support


VLAN (802.1q)


Link aggregation / teaming
(802.3ad)


iSCSI

support with software


Platform Support


SPARC, x64 servers


OS Driver Support (NIC &
FCoE
)


Solaris, Windows, Linux,
VMware, OEL, OVM


Boot Support


LAN (PXE,
Fcode
)


SAN (BIOS,
Fcode
)


Management Tools


Management Software for LAN
and SAN


OS based networking
tools

02/10/10

18
CNA Hardware Offload


Entire FC/
FCoE

protocol offloaded to CNA hardware


Significantly reduces server CPU utilization


Virtualization optimized


frees up CPU cycles to support more Virtual Machines


Performance optimized


frees up CPU cycles to service applications



Alternative solutions rely on
FCoE

software initiators


No hardware offload


server CPU processes entire FC/
FCoE

protocol


Higher CPU utilization means fewer Virtual Machines and slower application
performance


Brand new


untested and unproven



02/10/10

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02/10/10

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FCoE Switch

Typical Deployment Scenarios


Converge at the edge


CNA


FCoE

“top of rack” switch


Cisco Nexus 5010 & 5020


Brocade 8000


Sun
ToR

switch


No “rip & replace”


Converge into the core


Expanded
FCoE

fabric


Future Native
FCoE

storage

CNA of Choice for Oracle Customers


Selected
by top Fortune 500 customers


Recap: Engineered to Win Together


Oracle HW, SW, and networking powered by QLogic provide a
seamless high performance solution to your customers.


Best
-
in
-
class:
QLogic has the largest Storage Networking I/O install base =
reliability and turn
-
key deployment


Integral to the Oracle Stack:
HBA technology embedded in Oracle storage
hardware and fully tested across Oracle servers and apps


Optimized for Oracle Database:
A key component in Oracle architected
database configurations for optimal DB performance


We
are here to help!


www.qlogic.com/go/oracle

or email
QLogic.oracle@qlogic.com