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					The Intelligent,
Automated
IT Infrastructure
EQUALLOGIC IS CHANGING THE WAY
PEOPLE EXPERIENCE STORAGE
By delivering dynamic virtual storage solutions that enable IT organizations
to address changing business needs in real time at a reasonable cost




          TM




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 PS SERIES COMPREHENSIVE DATA
 MANAGEMENT
 ALL-INCLUSIVE WITH NO ADDITIONAL COSTS
 BASE
                                  ADVANCED
 SOFTWARE
                                  SOFTWARE FEATURES
 FEATURES
Management                        Storage Virtualization          Server Management
   Instant on ‗set-up‘ manager    Complete SAN virtualization   Integration
   Group manager                  Thin provisioning              VSS and VDS Providers
   Rapid provisioning             Auto-load balancing            Automatic MPIO Connection
   Roles-based management         Automatic storage pools &       Management
                                    tiering                        Auto-Snapshot Manager/
Data Protection and                Array evacuation                Microsoft Edition
                                                                     Exchange , SQL Server and
Availability                                                          Windows file systems data
 RAID 5, 10, and 50              Data Protection and              Auto-Snapshot Manager/
 Automatic RAID placement        Recovery                                                           New
                                                                    VMware Edition
 Multi-path / IO support            Writeable snapshots            Hypervisor-aware SAN-based
                                                                      snapshots and rapid recovery
                                     Multi-volume snapshots
Maintenance                                                        VMware SRM Storage
                                     Instant restore / cloning
                                                                    Adapter
 Phone home                         Multi-way replication for
                                                                     Automated DR for the
 Enclosure monitoring system         disaster recovery               virtual data center
 Performance monitoring

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  SINGLE-VIEW MANAGEMENT
  SINGLE SAN MANAGER – ANY SIZE, ANY FORM
             Group Manager — Simple Intuitive GUI
     SAN Virtualizer                                       Storage Configuration
                                                           Assistant — best
                                                           practice hints and clues
       System Load
           Balancer                                        Multiple Storage Pool
                                                           Creation — online
                                                           volume movement
    Volume Manager                                         between pools

Enclosure Monitoring                                    Data Replication Control
 System — in-depth
      SAN reporting

             Instant Volume Creation   Online Volume Modification
              1.   Name                      –    Clones
              2.   Size                      –    Snapshot
              3.   Snapshot size             –    Replication
              4.   Security                  –    Volume expansion
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   SAN ECONOMICS

  Fibre Channel                     IP SAN
HBA (x2):        $ 2,000   NIC (x2):        $ 250

SAN Port (x2):   $ 2,000   SAN Port (x2):   $ 200

MPIO:            $   500   MPIO:            $   0
Total:           $ 4,500   Total:           $ 450




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CONVENTIONAL ARCHITECTURE
                 iSCSI
               Snapshots
               Replication


            Storage Processor




                                     Performance
 Capacity




                              Free
                             Space


                              Free
                             Space




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PS5000 VIRTUALIZATION
FRAMELESS ARCHITECTURE

                                         PeerStorage™ GROUP
                                              Unified “Virtual Array”




         Switch
                  Unified Storage Pool




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VIRTUALIZATION
   OPTIMIZED
    STORAGE
VIRTUALIZATION KEY DRIVER OF
NEW STORAGE LANDSCAPE

 Advanced features dependent on
  networked storage

 Changing server infrastructure drives
  need and desire to rethink storage
                                            SAN
                                           Fabric
 New abstraction layer create new
  opportunities and new challenges

 Storage infrastructure becomes barrier
  to reducing complexity
DELL STORAGE IN 2008
Growing fast in growth markets
   #1 in iSCSI units
   #1 in Windows/Linux storage
   Growing 67% faster than the overall storage market
   Growing 92% faster than the Windows/Linux storage
    market

…with respected products
        EqualLogic PS5000 Series
           Uniquely simple virtualized iSCSI SANs


        Dell | EMC CX3/4 SAN family
           Industry leader in Fibre Channel SANs


        Dell PowerVault family
           Affordable, flexible storage for SMBs



                                                    Data Source: Gartner Qstats May 2008
 WHY iSCSI IS IMPORTANT TO
 VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURES
 Simplifies Networked Storage
   – Uses more affordable hardware and
     existing infrastructure
   – Leverages ubiquitous networking knowledge
                                                            iSCSI
                                                             SAN
 Enhances Consolidation ROI
   – Simplifies virtual server deployments
   – Reduces acquisition, deployment, and
     ongoing management costs

 Enables a Simple Virtualized Storage
                                                   IDC's Top Storage
  Architecture
                                                   Predictions for 2008:
   – Natively supports virtualization primitives
   – Allows scalable, flexible networked storage   Virtual servers will
     grid implementations                          emerge as the killer
   – Load balances across all SAN resources        application for
                                                   iSCSI
DELL EQUALLOGIC PS SERIES
Intelligent, seamlessly expandable virtualized iSCSI SAN

Innovative virtualized architecture enables:
                                     • Just-in-time scalability
                                        • Seamless scaling of both
                                          performance and capacity
                                     • Hands-free management
                                        • Intelligent and automated
                                          management that allows you to
                                          ―set it and forget it‖
                                     • Perpetual self-optimization
 iSCSI SAN of the Year
                                        • Automated load balancing across
“For virtualization implementations,      disks, RAID sets, connections,
   you can't do better than a
   PS3800XV [now PS5000XV]"
                                          cache and controllers
                                     • All inclusive functionality
                                        • Advanced software capabilities
                                          included, no hidden costs
INDUSTRY TREND:
VIRTUAL SERVERS MEET
VIRTUAL STORAGE
An Extendable, Scalable, and Resilient Infrastructure for Both Servers and Storage




                                       Ethernet
                                        Fabric




                               Physical Infrastructure
                                 Virtualized Assets
HIGH DENSITY PS5500E
SCALES PS SERIES GROUP
CAPACITY BY 3X

                                 48 drives per array
                                      576 TBs
16 drives per array                              New

     192 TBs



                       3X
                      Capacity
COMING SOON TO A DATA CENTER
NEAR YOU
                  • Fully virtualized storage
           SSD      pools > petabytes in size
           SSD
           SSD    • Intelligent, heuristically
                    defined data layouts
           SAS
10GbE/
                  • Perpetual self-optimization
  Data     SAS
 Center             across storage tiers
Ethernet   SAS
                  • Fully integrated into the
           SATA
                    virtualized server, network,
           SATA     client infrastructure

           SATA
ADVANCED SAN INTEGRATION
THROUGH VSTORAGE API’S
GOAL: Leverage the SAN to optimize storage functions
CHALLENGE: Coordinate between ESX and Storage Arrays

 Available today for Dell EqualLogic
   – VMware Site Recovery Manager Adapter
   – Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition
                                                                  Virtual Center



 Advanced engineering
   – SAN data copy offload                               SAN
                                                        Fabric
      – Higher performance, lower overhead                           API‘s

   – Thin provisioning
      – Protect VM‘s from running out of thinly
        provisioned space
                                                                 Group Manager


   – Advanced multi-pathing
      – Optimally exploit scale-out, multi-controller
        EqualLogic architecture
EQUALLOGIC STORAGE ADAPTER FOR
VMWARE SITE RECOVERY MANAGER
Streamlining disaster recovery management and automation
  Affordable enterprise disaster protection and recovery
  Auto-Replication coordinates directly with SRM Server
  Seamless integration of virtualized iSCSI SAN
   further simplifies the virtual data center
  All-inclusive feature of PS Series arrays




                              Ethernet
                                                                       Ethernet
                              Network
                                                                       Network
                                         Production                                 Recovery
                                            Site    EqualLogic                        Site
                                                     Wide
                                               Auto-Replication
                                                     Area



                                                                  R1 R3
                                                                   R2 R4    R2 R4
                                                                           R1 R3




              Group Manager                                                                    Group Manager
AUTO-SNAPSHOT MANAGER / VMWARE EDITION                                      New

BUNDLED DATA PROTECTION WITH EQUALLOGIC PS SERIES SANS

            Automated, Consolidated VM Backup and Recovery

             •   High performance, space-efficient online data protection
             •   Hypervisor-aware, scalable SAN-based solution
             •   Reduced space overhead & enhanced ESX performance
             •   Fast recovery of VMs and VMFS DataStores
             •   Easy to navigate GUI with SAN & VMware-centric views
             •   Snapshot policies logically assigned to VM hierarchies


                                          “With ASM/VE, I can automate the
                                          virtual machine backup process and
                                          recover a lot faster with a simple,
                                          integrated feature.”

                                          Cody Page, IT Director
                                          Peterson Sullivan PLLC CPA
 HOW ASM/VE WORKS
To take a snapshot of all VM’s
  in a VMFS

 Query VC to identify all VMs                                          ESX Server
                                            Virtual Center
  in VMFS
 Query VC to identify SAN                                      SAN
  volume VMFS is based on                                      Fabric



 For each VM, command VC
  to take a VM snapshot
  (i.e., put each VM in snapshot mode)
 Command EQL to take SAN-               VMFS-1        vmdk1
                                                       vmdk1
  based snapshot of VMFS
  volume

 For each VM, command VC
  to delete VM snapshots

                                                                                     PLAY
                                                                                     DEMO
SAN DATA COPY OFFLOAD
EXAMPLE: STORAGE VMOTION
Without vStorage Integration
                                     Data must be read
                                      from SAN into
                                      server, then written
                                      back to SAN
                   SAN
                  Fabric
                                     Inefficient data copy
                                      with significant CPU
                                      and network
                                      overhead

   VMFS-1 vmdk1            VMFS-2
SAN DATA COPY OFFLOAD
EXAMPLE: STORAGE VMOTION
With vStorage Integration
                                      Optimized data
                                       movement within the
                                       SAN

                    SAN               Significantly lower
                   Fabric
                                       CPU and network
                                       overhead

                                      Additional
                                       Provisioning
    VMFS-1 vmdk1            VMFS-2     Use Cases:
                                        – Clone From
                                          Template
                                        – Clone VM
                                                             PLAY
                                                             DEMO
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EQUALLOGIC VMWARE FOCUS
GREATER AUTOMATION, INTELLIGENCE,
ADVANCED INTEGRATION
                                                      Core Technology
                                                      Native 10GbE
                                                      Data Center Ethernet
                                                      Solid State Disk arrays
                                                      Enhanced load balancing
                           Core Technology             across tiers
                           SAN Scalability
                                                      Advanced Integration
                           Advanced Integration       - Linked clones/deduplication
Core Technology
                                                      - Thin provisioning
- iSCSI                    - Site Recovery Manager
                                                      -Custom multipathing
- Virtualized SAN          - Auto-Snapshot Manager/
                                                      - SAN data copy offload
                             VMware Edition
Advanced Integration
- HCL
- Auto-Snapshot Manager/
  Microsoft Edition



2006                       2008                       Future
SUMMARY:
ARCHITECTING THE
DYNAMIC DATA CENTER
 Automated, Policy-Driven Management
  Based on Real-time Intelligence

 Strategic Alignment Of
  Technology Suppliers

 Advanced Integration
  Across Multiple Layers of
  Infrastructure

 Virtualized Resource Pools

 Platforms Optimized
  for Virtualization

				
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