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IBM Spectrum Storage

Achieving Storage Agility and


Improved Economics

Sumesh Pahuja
Technical Solution Architect
Sumesh.Pahuja@in.ibm.com

Agenda
Overview
Understanding the need for Software Defined Storage

IBM Spectrum Storage Solutions


Use Cases

Q&A

Changing Nature of Business and Data

Mobile

Cloud

95% of mobile

80% of new applications

traffic is data

will include cloud delivery


or deployment

Big Data & Analytics


2,500 petabytes of big data are
being generated every day

Social
500 million Tweets a day;
7 million apps and websites
integrated with Facebook

Todays Business

Need for New Data Economics


New
Workloads

Traditional
Workloads
Transactional Systems

Integrated
Approach

Email, Supply Chain, HR


Virtual Servers
and Desktops

Systems of Record

Social and Media


Mobile Applications

Exchange data
seamlessly among
traditional and
new generation
applications

Big Data
& Analytics

Systems of Engagement

Benefit from simplified infrastructure

Require massive scale and rapid pace

Require cost efficiency through


improved virtualization and automation

Accelerate business insights

Drive controlled data growth of structured data

Rely on data elasticity for unstructured data and support


diverse hardware

Why change is necessary


Least efficient data centers
Use of new technology:

Most efficient data centers


Use of new technology:

43% first and fast technology adoption


10% move virtual machines to meet desired outcomes
21% use storage virtualization
3% use a storage service catalog
(tiered storage)

86% first and fast technology adoption


58% move virtual machines to meet desired outcomes
93% use storage virtualization
87% use a storage service catalog
(tiered storage)

New Projects

New Projects
35%

Maintaining existing
infrastructure

65%

53%
Maintaining existing
infrastructure
47%

Organizations need help with Data

Only
Only 1 in1
5 in 5
clients have highly efficient IT infrastructures
allocating 50% more of their IT budget to new projects

23%
do no
capacity
planning

85%
have no
show back
capabilities

70%
do not use
storage
virtualization

68%
are not using
deduplication

70%
do not use a
storage
catalog

90%
have little to no
process
documentation

30%
have archive
processes

Things to Consider
There are three key components required to begin the
transformation of a traditional datacenter to an agile,
cloud-like environment

VISIBILITY
Visibility of the entire infrastructure

CONTROL
Centralized management of the entire infrastructure to optimize your people for the
challenges of day to day operations

AUTOMATION
Improve reliability and availability of critical workloads and place data in the right place at the
right time

VISIBILITY

A single Dashboard for your entire infrastructure


Aggregated health status for all
components in group

Hover-over health status for


individual components

Clear and simple to use


hover-over menu items

Hyperlinks for fast


navigation

End to End integrated performance analysis


End to end performance views

Performance thresholds

Notification of potential problems


Historical view for quick reference
Actions to manage violations

Pinpoint trouble spots in any area


Correlation to impacted workloads
Diagnosis can be accomplished quickly
Transparently move volumes to improve throughput

Custom Reporting
Create advanced reports with simple and easy

customization
Quicker time to value with out-of-the-box reports on

predetermined topics
Novice users can rapidly create reports with intuitive

drag & drop function


Easy drill up and drill down options for both reporting and

charting
Reports can be generated on schedule or on demand

Offers multiple distribution formats such as email, pdf,

etc.

CONTROL

Common services Outside the box


Efficiency Features

Storage System #1
Thin provisioning
Snapshots
Mirroring

Thin provisioning
I/O caching
Real Time Compression
Flash storage support
Easy Tier data migration

Protection and DR

Storage System #2
Thin provisioning
Flash Storage
Compression

FlashCopy
Active-Active Data Center
Synchronous Mirroring
Asynchronous Mirroring

For All Of Your Storage

Manage Data Growth to control costs

Traditional (fully allocated) virtual disks use physical


disk capacity for the entire capacity of a virtual disk even
if it is not used

Just like traditional disk systems

With thin provisioning, physical disk capacity is allocated

and used when data is written


Can significantly reduce amount of physical disk capacity
needed

Can significantly improve existing disk systems


Works with all virtualized storage assets

Real-time compression can help freeze storage growth


or delay need for additional purchases
Delivers 50% or better compression for data that is not
already compressed
Compression helps reduce

Storage purchase costs


Rack space
Power and cooling
Software costs for additional functions

Works with all virtualized storage assets

Ensure 24/7 availability

Application-protected copies for near-instant restore of application protected volumes with snapshot inventory for other
uses

Active-Active Data Centers enables real-time data mobility between locations to extend storage infrastructure outside
physical walls

Synchronous Disaster Protection for Regional Data Centers with advanced efficiency features to provide data
protection while conserving valuable storage space

Asynchronous Disaster Protection for Global Data Centers with low bandwidth options to provide data protection
over any kind of WAN link

AUTOMATION

Define Service classes for Storage


Applications are not created equal

20TB of storage for a database has far different requirements than 20 TB for a file share
An objective assessment of existing workload demands is extremely difficult to undertake

Proactively assign storage to pools based on


QoS criteria
Define additional characteristics such as
performance and availability
Assign meaningful names for admins and end
users
Reduce options for users to improve agility and
efficiency of provisioning process

Enable self-service provisioning


Web-based on demand
self-service provisioning of
storage capacity
Improves user productivity and
increases operational efficiency
User assumes accountability for
the storage service level / cost
that is requested

Deliver an efficient cloud-like storage service that helps maintain


accountability for storage use

Place data on the right tier at the right time


Take the guess-work out of managing
workloads across multiple tiers of storage
Policy-based data placement provides
objective analysis of workload placement
Intelligent analytics make
recommendations based on historical
performance with automated, transparent
migration to appropriate storage tier

Improved Application Protection


Application aware snapshot management Consistent copies of mission critical data for use
as instant restore backup, archive, test, or development

Improved data protection of VMware environments with better recovery time objectives

A New Approach IBM Software


Defined Storage

Securely Unbox From Traditional Storage Devices

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IBM Spectrum Storage Solutions


> $ 1 Billion investment

Proven Technology, Open Standards, Modular Adoption


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IBM Spectrum Storage Solutions


IBM Spectrum
Control

Analytics-driven data
management to reduce costs
by up to 50 percent

IBM Spectrum
Protect

Optimized data protection to


reduce backup costs by up to
38 percent

IBM Spectrum
Archive

Fast data retention that


reduces TCO for active
archive data by up to 90 %

IBM Spectrum
Virtualize

Virtualization of mixed
environments stores up to 5x
more data

IBM Spectrum
Accelerate

Enterprise storage for cloud


deployed in minutes instead
of months

IBM Spectrum
Accelerate

High-performance, highly
scalable storage for
unstructured data

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Exploring IBM Spectrum Storage Solutions

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Exploring IBM Spectrum Storage Solutions

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize


Overview
Highly scalable virtualization system providing common functionality, management and mobility across
heterogeneous storage types

Key Capabilities
Pool Storage from multiple systems
Compresses data with high performance with Real-time Compression for extraordinary efficiency
Enables non-disruptive movement of data among storage systems
Supports ultra high availability multi-site configurations

Benefits
Improves storage utilization up to 100%
Supports up to 5x as much data in the same physical space
Simplifies management of heterogeneous storage systems
Enables rapid deployment of new storage technologies for greater ROI
Improves application availability with virtually zero storage-related downtime

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software is at the heart of IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize family.
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Leverage Proven Technology


Traditional SAN

Virtual Storage Environment

Capacity is isolated in SAN islands

Combines storage capacity into storage pools

Multiple management points

Single management point

Potentially poor capacity utilization

Uses storage assets more efficiently

Capacity is purchased for and owned by individual applications

Capacity purchases can be deferred

Storage Area
Network

50%
capacity

Storage Area
Network

55%
capacity

95%
capacity

25%
capacity

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IBM Spectrum Accelerate


Overview
Software based on IBM XIV storage that extends XIV enterprise capabilities, such as tuning-free consistent performance, to
new delivery models needed by next-generation application environments

Key Capabilities
Enterprise cloud storage in minutes, leveraging commodity hardware
Hotspot-free performance and QoS without any manual or background tuning needed
Advanced remote replication, role-based security, and multi-tenancy
Deploy on premise or on the cloud
Hyper-scale management of dozens of PB
Best in class VMware and OpenStack integration

Benefits
Enterprise-class function and data availability
Maximized business agility and flexibility
Simplified acquisition and rapid deployment
Minimized administration and training costs
Exceptional ease of use

IBM Spectrum Accelerate offers grid-scale block storage with rapid deployment that helps speed delivery of
data across an enterprise and adds extreme flexibility to cloud deployments.
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IBM Spectrum Accelerate

Built with mature, proven, XIV software


stack

Adapted to run on x86 server hardware


Similar features and functions as an XIV
integrated system
Compatible with XIV system for management
and replication
Dynamically group nodes into a Spectrum
Accelerate System
Data is spread across all nodes and all HDDs
in the grid
Each 1 MB piece of data is mirrored on two
different nodes
SSD and RAM used as cache

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IBM Spectrum Accelerate Use Cases

Features and benefits of IBM Spectrum Accelerate bring value for many
new Scenarios:

Flexible Operations
- Agile storage Solution for On Demand Storage
- Repurpose Commodity Hardware
Remote office and branch office
- Cost effective solution for distributed organizations
Scalable and Modular Building Block
- Scalable solution allowing you to easily cope with growth
Hybrid Cloud and Soft Layer
- Allows connection to a public cloud such as Soft Layer
New storage model for disk-based backup and archiving

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IBM Spectrum Scale


Overview
Data Management supporting high performance, scale-out file and object storage for multiple use cases (Technical
Computing, Big Data, Cloud) up to Yottabytes of data

Key Capabilities
Single global namespace (enabling single file system across multiple sites) with high performance
Access scales from departmental to global, multisite needs
Automated tiering, data lifecycle management from Flash (6x acceleration) to Tape (10x savings)
Enterprise ready: data security (encryption), availability, reliability, large scale proven
Open: POSIX compliant, integrated with OpenStack and Hadoop (37% faster)

Benefits
Improves performance by removing data-related bottlenecks
Enhances collaboration across geographies
Lowers cost by eliminating duplicate data
Enables sharing with a single file system for multiple applications
Reduces cost per performance by placing data on most applicable storage (for example, flash to tape)

IBM Spectrum Scale is flash accelerated, industrial strength, highly scalable software defined storage that
enables global shared access to data with extreme scalability and agility for cloud and analytics
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IBM Spectrum Scale


Client workstations
Compute Farm

Users and applications

Single name space


OpenStack

Hadoop Map Reduce Connector

NFS

Site A

Powered by

Site B

POSIX

Cinder
Swift
Glance

Spectrum Scale

Off Premise

Site C

Tape

Flash
Disk

Shared Nothing
Cluster

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IBM Spectrum Scale

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Exploring IBM Spectrum Storage Solutions

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IBM Spectrum Control


Overview
Storage Virtualization platform and storage management solution for cloud-based and software-defined storage. IBM
Spectrum Control helps organizations transition to new workloads and updated storage infrastructures

Key Capabilities
A single console for managing all types of data on disk, flash, file and object storage systems
Simplified visual admin tools including an advanced web-based user interface, VMware vCenterTM
plug-in & Cognos Business Intelligence with pre-designed reports
Analytics-driven tiered storage optimization that automatically moves data to the most cost-effective tier

Benefits
First to Market volume-level, cross-platform automated storage tiering, reduces users cost of storage
up to 50%
Cloud and Software Defined Storage Service catalog, automated provisioning, optimized utilization of
pools of storage
Intelligent Performance Management with application and department views of the storage infrastructure

IBM Spectrum Control provides efficient infrastructure management for virtualized, cloud and softwaredefined storage to simplify and automate storage provisioning, capacity management, availability monitoring and
reporting.
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IBM Spectrum Control Dashboard


Spectrum Control provides a single dashboard for monitoring all Storage
Components

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Spectrum Control (VSC) Release 5.2.x functions

Volume Transformation
- Ability to transform a volume from the
Spectrum Control / VSC console

Optimize and Balancing


- Simplified Tiered Storage Optimizer functionality through the
Web GUI
- Automated Volume Moves

Tiering Definitions
- Enables more automatic optimization and provisioning

Self-Service Provisioning
- Create a Service catalog for provisioning

Groups and Departments support


- Create and Monitor resources at Application and Department
Level

VMWare vClient Web Extension / VASA API


- Tight integration with VMWare so that the VM admin can
see storage information
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IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights


Overview
SoftLayer cloud-based storage and data reporting provides key insights into usage without need for major software
development

Key Capabilities
Identify and categorize storage assets
View performance history for application workloads
Reclaim unused / wasted storage space
Optimize data placement within the infrastructure

Benefits
Helps reduce storage and administrative costs
Simplified management and deployment
Provides deep understanding of storage and data usage
Enables capacity planning and performance management

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IBM Spectrum Protect


Overview
Comprehensive data protection and recovery solution for virtual, physical and cloud data
Provides backup, snapshot, archive, recovery, space management, bare machine recovery and disaster recovery
capabilities

Key Capabilities
Protects virtual, physical, and cloud data with one solution
Reduces backup and recovery infrastructure costs by up to 38 percent
Delivers greater visualization and administrator productivity
Simplifies backups by consolidating administration tasks

Benefits
Application-aware and VM-aware data protection for any size organization
Simplified administration
Built-in efficiency features: Deduplication, incremental forever backup
Integrated multi-site replication and disaster recovery

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IBM Spectrum Storage Family


Securely unboxing storage to revolutionize data economics
Family of Storage Management and
Optimization Software

Control

Virtualize

Any Storage

Protect

Accelerate

Flash Systems

Archive

IBM Spectrum
Control

Analytics-driven data management to


reduce costs by up to 50 percent

IBM Spectrum
Protect

Optimized data protection to reduce


backup costs by up to 38 percent

IBM Spectrum
Archive

Fast data retention that reduces TCO


for active archive data by up to 90%

IBM Spectrum
Virtualize

Virtualization of mixed environments


stores up to 5x more data

IBM Spectrum
Accelerate

Enterprise storage for cloud deployed


in minutes instead of months

IBM Spectrum
Scale

High-performance, highly scalable


storage for unstructured data

Scale

Private, Public
or Hybrid Cloud

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IBM Spectrum Storage Difference


Built using technologies proven in over
fifty thousand client deployments
Flexible deployment on cloud, as appliance, and as
software on client choice of hardware
Complements and transforms existing infrastructure to
support next generation applications
Comprehensive family of offerings addresses full range of
software defined storage requirements
From the #1 provider of SDS platforms

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