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FC SAN Vision, Trends

and Futures
LB-systems

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Trends Driving Storage in the Data Center


Drivers for Next Generation Fibre Channel

Virtualization
Continues to
Drive Change

Storage
Will Continue
to Grow

Higher SLAs

TBs to PBs

A Simple to
Manage, Highly
Scalable Storage
Network that
Adapts to New
Ultra Low-Latency
Workloads
SSD
Changes
Everything

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VM Density Growth Demands Faster Connectivity


Server OS growth exceeds growth of virtualized hosts, increasing VM density

Source: Gartner x86 Server Virtualization , Worldwide, 2012-2018, Nov 2014

Projected VM Growth and Density a Major Driver in Generated Storage IOPS


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Enterprise Storage Capacity Continues Unabated


IDCs Storage Capacity Forecast ~32% CAGR (2015/2019)
60.000
FC SAN
NAS

Capacity in PetaBytes

50.000

iSCSI
DAS

40.000

FCOE SAN
Mainframe SAN
InfiniBand

30.000
20.000
10.000
CY2012 CY2013 CY2014 CY2015 CY2016 CY2017 CY2018 CY2019
Source: IDC March15 WW Enterprise Storage Forecast, IDC# 254378

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Gartner Sticks a Fork in FCoE!

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The SSD Revolution Is Happening Now


Terabytes Shipped

SSD WILL BE AS DISRUPTIVE AS SERVER VIRTUALIZATION

SOURCE: IDC, WORLDWIDE ALL-FLASH ARRAY AND HYBRID FLASH ARRAY


20142018 FORECAST AND 1H14 VENDOR SHARES.

All-flash array: 106.3% CAGR

Hybrid flash array: 63.8% CAGR

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SAN
Strategy
Lower Operating
Costs
and Increase
Uptime of
Fabrics

Build Best-InClass Solutions


with Strong
Ecosystem
Partnerships

Extend
Reliability and
Performance
end-to-end

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Lowering Operating Costs, Increasing Uptime


Enhancing BROCADEs FABRIC VISION TECHNOLOGY

Brocade
Network
Advisor

Hardware
/ASICs
Measuring end-to-end I/O Latency
and VM-level services

Fabric OS 7.x

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Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform


Fully integrated SAN analytics

Provide data center storage


telemetry
Enable proactive and reactive SLA
monitoring and assessment

Troubleshoot application
performance issues

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Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform


Real-time and historical metrics
Read/write I/O latency and first response times
(including both average and maximum values)
Read/write IOPS transfer rate
Other command latency stats (reserve, release)
I/O queue depth (pending IOs)
Protocol error stats (partial list)
Check conditions

I/O aborts
SCSI reserves, releases, reserve conflicts

Fabric latency
All metrics retained based on data size
2 year historical metric retention via Brocade Network Advisor
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Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform


Deployment
Requires single AF Port on Brocade
Analytics Monitoring Platform per
monitored fabric (maximum of 4)
Each fabric switch to be monitored requires
a minimum of one AE Port to form
Analytic Switch Link (ASL) to AMP directly
Fabric switch being monitored must be Gen
5 running Brocade Fabric OS 7.4.0x or later
Licensing:
Fabric switches must have Fabric Vision
license or equivalent

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SAN
Strategy
Lower Operating
Costs
and Increase
Uptime of
Fabrics

Build Best-InClass Solutions


with Strong
Ecosystem
Partnerships

Extend
Reliability and
Performance
end-to-end

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Extending Brocade Features to the Adapters


Brocade partnering with adapter vendors with extend features sets

Enables servers to be quickly deployed,


replaced, and moved across the
infrastructure without losing SAN policies
Features industry-leading network
performance to support traffic growth and
increased requirements for virtualized
environments
Simplifies management through adapter
integration into Brocade Network Advisor,
streamlining deployment and
troubleshooting to reduce operational
complexity
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Build Best-in-class Solutions With a Strong Ecosystem


End to end, from host to storage array
Brocade Fabric Features on Server HBAs

HOSTS

FABRIC

STORAGE

Feature

Q-Logic

Emulex

Forward Error Correction


(FEC)*

Available Now
(HBA firmware 7.03.00)

On Roadmap

ClearLink (D_Port)*

Available Now
(HBA firmware 7.04.00)

Available Now
(HBA firmware 10.2)

Fabric Priority
(CS_CTL)**

Available Now
(HBA firmware 7.04.02)

Available Now
(HBA firmware 10.2)

Fabric Assigned Name


(FA_PWWN)*

Available Now
(HBA firmware 7.04.01)

On Roadmap

Boot LUN*
(Fabric Assigned)

Available Now
(HBA firmware 7.04.01)

On Roadmap

Read Diagnostics
Parameters (RDP)***

On Roadmap

Available Now
(HBA firmware 10.6)

Link Cable Beaconing ***

On Roadmap

Available Now
(HBA firmware 10.6)

* Requires FOS 7.2.0d or later


** Requires FOS 7.3 or later
*** Requires FOS 7.4 or later
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SAN
Strategy
Lower Operating
Costs
and Increase
Uptime of
Fabrics

Build Best-InClass Solutions


with Strong
Ecosystem
Partnerships

Extend
Reliability and
Performance
end-to-end

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Gen 6 Delivers Unmatched Reliability, Scalability,


and Performance
High-Density
Virtual Servers

High-IOPS
capable

Maximize IOPS

Improve Resilience

Proactive Diagnostics

Flash Storage

Servers

Microsecond
Latency

Increased
IOPS

Deep Insight
And Visibility

15yrs of Best
Practices

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Gen 6 FC and NVMe Development Alignment


Gen 6 FC
(32Gb)

The NVMe over Fabrics revolution will


reduce latency and increase throughput for
greatly enhanced Flash performance

Gen 6 Parallel
FC (128Gb)

Line Rate

Gen 5 FC
(16Gb)
Gen 4 FC
(8Gb)
Gen 3 FC (4Gb)
Gen 1 FC (1Gb)

1997

Gen 2 FC (2Gb)

2001

2005

2008

Hard Disk-based Storage

2011

2016

2017

Flash-enhanced storage

NVMe over Fabrics Storage Availability


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FC Roadmap

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Generations of Fibre Channel


Generation

1st Gen

2nd Gen

3rd Gen

4th Gen

5th Gen

6th Gen

Electrical /
Optical Module

1GFC /
GBIC/
SFP

2GFC /
SFP

4GFC /
SFP

8GFC /
SFP+

16GFC /
SFP+

32GFC /
SFP+

Encoding

8b/10b

8b/10b

8b/10b

8b/10b

64b/66b

64b/66b

Availability

1997

2001

2006

2008

2011

2015

GBIC

SFP / SFP+
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Extend the reliability & performance of FC


fabrics
FCIA Update
Gen 6 Fibre Channel standards
Endorsed by FCIA with press release on February 11, 2014:
Gen 6 Fibre Channel is now the official name of next gen FC
FC-PI-6: Physical Interface standard for 32G is complete
FC-PI-6P: Physical Interface standard for 128G is expected to
be complete in 2015

Featured Gen 6 Enhancements


Forward Error Correction (FEC) required to bolster
reliability and availability

Parallel Fibre Channel (128Gb)

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128 G FC - Block Spraying across 4 Lanes


66 bit blocks will be sprayed across 4 lanes in a way similar to
Ethernet
32GFC lanes
128GFC Data Stream
=3

Source: IEEE 802.3-2012


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32GFC SFP+
Link distance, Features
Link distance
32GFC SWL
SFP+
Speed

Distance
(OM3 MMF)

Distance
(OM4 MMF)

@ 32GFC

70m

100m

@ 16GFC

100m

125m

@ 8GFC

150m

190m

Features
All Gen6 SFP+ offerings (SWL, 10km, 25km) have the same feature set as Gen5 SFP+
optics
D-ports electrical and optical loopback
Power on Hours
Pull-tab
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128GFC SWL QSFP28


Connector, Link distance, Features

Uses MTP/MPO 1x12 ribbon multimode fiber (OM3/OM4)


Link distance
128G SWL QSFP28
Speed

Distance
(OM3 MMF)

Distance
(OM4 MMF)

@ 4x32GFC

Target 70m

Target 100m

(1.0dB connector loss)

(1.0dB connector loss)

@ 4x16GFC

Target 100m

Target 125m

@ 4x8GFC

Target 150m

Target 190m

(under evaluation)

(under evaluation)

Features
Power on Hours, Pull-tab
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