Nas making the right choice for your business
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 42

NAS: Making the Right Choice For Your Business PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 56 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

NAS: Making the Right Choice For Your Business. Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11 a.m. pacific/2 p.m. eastern. Sponsored by:. Welcome. Matthew Sarrel Technical Director PC Magazine Labs. Sponsored by:. Today’s Agenda. NAS and SAN Navigating Today's Enterprise Storage Requirements

Download Presentation

NAS: Making the Right Choice For Your Business

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Nas making the right choice for your business

NAS: Making the Right Choice For Your Business

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

11 a.m. pacific/2 p.m. eastern

Sponsored by:


Nas making the right choice for your business

Welcome

Matthew Sarrel

Technical Director

PC Magazine Labs

Sponsored by:


Today s agenda

Today’s Agenda

  • NAS and SAN

  • Navigating Today's Enterprise Storage Requirements

  • Emerging Networked Storage Market

  • Windows-Powered NAS Solutions

Sponsored by:


Featured speakers

Featured Speakers

Henry Baltazar

Senior Analyst

eWEEK

Jim Addlesberger

CEO

NavigateStorage

Steve Kenniston

Technology Analyst

The Enterprise Storage Group

Sponsored by:


Nas making the right choice for your business

Sponsor Speaker

Jared Vishney

Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing

Iomega Corporation

Sponsored by:


Poll 1 placeholder

Poll 1 Placeholder

  • Does your company plan to purchase NAS or SAN equipment this year?

    • Yes

    • No


Nas making the right choice for your business

NAS and SAN

Henry Baltazar

Senior Analyst

eWEEK Labs

Sponsored by:


Know your data

Know Your Data

  • This is the only real implementation rule

  • What type of data? Files? Application Data? Big or little files?

  • How often is data accessed, and by how many users?

  • How much are you willing to spend to store it?


Why use nas

Why Use NAS?

  • Relatively inexpensive to deploy since there is no need for special hardware (i.e. Fibre Channel switches, HBAs)

  • Easy to deploy: If you can set up a file server, you can easily set up NAS

  • Readily communicates with multiple platforms (CIFS, NFS, AppleTalk, Novell)


What about sans

What About SANs?

  • Best option for high performance since it already has 2 Gbps with 4 Gbps and 10 Gbps Fibre Channel on the way.

  • Block level access to storage is preferable for some applications like databases

  • Used for carving up Enterprise RAID systems (EMC, IBM, HDS)


San drawbacks

SAN Drawbacks

  • Interoperability is not quite plug-n-play

  • Not easy to learn or implement

  • Not geared towards data sharing. Servers must be connected to SAN to share

  • Management is still evolving


Nas and san convergence

NAS and SAN Convergence

  • NAS head units: Attach to Fibre Channel SANs allowing clients to store files on SAN resources.

  • Network Appliance FAS 900 series is a storage system which allows connections via NAS, Fibre Channel SANs and iSCSI.

  • EMC Celerra, HP StorageWorks NAS 8000


What else to look for

What Else To Look For?

  • Increased Data Protection: Mirroring and snapshots are becoming more common on NAS platforms

  • Emergence of ATA drive based NAS: Creates low cost, high capacity market segment which is attractive for nearline storage market

  • Improved clustering: improves NAS performance and reliability


Nas making the right choice for your business

NAS and SAN

Henry Baltazar

Senior Analyst

eWEEK Labs

Sponsored by:


Poll 2 placeholder

Poll 2 Placeholder

  • Which factor do you feel is mort important when considering a NAS purchase?

    • Administration

    • High-availability

    • Manufacturer reputation

    • Performance

    • Price

    • Support policy

    • Upgrade path


Nas making the right choice for your business

Navigating Today's Enterprise Storage Requirements

Jim Addlesberger

CEO

NavigateStorage LLC

Sponsored by:


Nas making the right choice for your business

LAN

DAS - DirectAttached Storage

  • Storage architecture used for the past 30 years

  • Storage devices are directly attached to servers

  • The last decade saw massive growth in demand for storage

  • Business continuance and disaster recovery led to requirements DAS could not satisfy

  • This has led to emergence of networked storage architectures


Storage consolidation

Storage Consolidation

  • Consolidating storage can bring enormous benefits. You must carefully discuss and understand several issues:

    • Applications

    • Platforms

    • File types and their use

    • Data value

    • Regulatory/Compliance requirements

    • Growth requirements - Scalability

    • Availability needs - Redundancy

    • Performance requirements

    • Disaster Recovery

    • Staff expertise and availability

    • Budget


Nas making the right choice for your business

NAS – Network Attached Storage

  • NAS provides a simple effective way to share files in a Local Area Network

  • NAS devices are file server appliances

  • Appliance => simple to install, configure and manage

  • Use industry standard network filing protocols over TCP/IP, i.e. connect to existing LAN

  • NAS has achieved broad market penetration, from low end through to high end to SANs


Nas making the right choice for your business

SAN - Storage Area Network

  • Storage is networked behind file servers

  • Allows consolidation and better utilization of storage through virtualization

  • Better support for high availability configurations for business continuance and disaster recover

  • Non-disruptive expansion and maintenance

  • SAN ROI estimates* range from 65-297 percent

  • Today SANs use Fibre Channel; expensive, and have only penetrated high end

*Source: CSFB, June 2001


Nas making the right choice for your business

IP SANs

  • Cost and inter-operability problems of Fibre Channel have limited take up of SANs

  • IP Storage protocols (iSCSI etc.) have been developed to allow SANs to be implemented over standard Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Networks

  • They leverage many existing Internet protocols, for security, discovery, zoning etc.

  • This allows low cost IP-SANs to be deployed using standard networking infrastructure

Servers

GB Ethernet Switches

Native TCP/IP with Industry Standard iSCSI encapsulation Gig E.


Nas making the right choice for your business

Other Important Considerations

  • Ease of management

  • Snapshot

  • Mirroring

  • Remote replication (disaster recovery)


Nas making the right choice for your business

Navigating Today's Enterprise Storage Requirements

Jim Addlesberger

CEO

NavigateStorage

Sponsored by:


Poll 3 placeholder

Poll 3 Placeholder

  • Do you think that NAS may someday replace tape as the backup medium of choice?

    Yes

    No


Nas making the right choice for your business

Emerging Networked Storage Market

Steve Kenniston

Technology Analyst

Enterprise Storage Group

Sponsored by:


Drivers of networked storage

Drivers of Networked Storage

  • “File based” data is still growing at 50% year over year

  • Data today has a whole new set of values

    • Reference Information is driving new market opps.

    • Regulatory and Compliance are driving on line data

  • The premise of NAS is it is easy to manage

    • IT needs this


Networked storage grows

$4

$3

$3

$2

$2

$1

$1

$0

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Networked Storage Grows

NAS Spending Snapshot

NAS Spending

NAS Spending

US$ Billions

Source: Enterprise Storage Group - 2002


Reference information

Reference Information

  • Unique Attributes

    • Larger average file size

      • One 4 sec QuickTime movie clip (3,300KB) consumes 68 times more storage as a single jpeg image (1200x800 d.p.i.) (49KB)

    • Increased retention periods

      • Decades become indefinite; Financial Services, Health Care, Government

    • Information authenticity, integrity, and security

    • High frequency of collaboration; increased likelihood of concurrent file access

      • Collaborative software development, CAD/CAM, Print / Publishing

    • On line access unlocks incremental value

      • Reducing access time to data empowers organizations to fulfill RFI’s more quickly, reduces cost and delivers revenues to the bottom line


Reference information capacity growth

Reference Information Capacity Growth

Reference Information will surpass all other information types by the end of 2004

75% CAGR

92% CAGR

61% CAGR

Terabytes

Source: Enterprise Storage Group, June 2002


Things to pay attention to

Things to Pay Attention to

  • Know your business

    • What applications support NAS and which data makes sense to live on a NAS device

  • NAS “creep” – these things multiply

    • Figure out how to manage

  • Value added software integration

    • What is required for business success: backup, replication, virus protection, etc…

  • NAS and Networked Storage is evolving…


Nas making the right choice for your business

Emerging Networked Storage Market

Steve Kenniston

Technology Analyst

Enterprise Storage Group

Sponsored by:


Nas making the right choice for your business

Windows-Powered NAS Solutions

Jared Vishney

Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing

Iomega Corporation

Sponsored by:


Buying criteria purchasing requirements

Enterprise

Corporate

P850

Medium Business

P800 Series

Small Business

A305, P400 Series

A205

Home Office

Volume

  • “Purchase Drivers”, RoperASW, Report “Buying Criteria for Storage Products”, (May 2002)

Buying Criteria, Purchasing Requirements

  • Reliability

  • Compatibility with current installed environment

  • Service & technical support

  • Improves a business process

  • Ease of maintenance

  • Good value


Typical deployment scenario workgroup storage

Typical Deployment Scenario: Workgroup Storage

  • Expand storage capacity for both server and clients

    • Keeps storage accessible and available while minimizing costs

    • Supports collaborative, heterogeneous workgroups

    • Extends life of general purpose servers

Windows-based

General Purpose Server

Macintosh Client

Windows Client

T-1 Link

Ethernet

UNIX Client

Remote

Site 1


Typical deployment scenario email storage

Typical Deployment Scenario: Email storage

  • Off-load e-mail archives or attachments to a NAS device

    • Improves server backup

    • Extends life of e-mail server

    • Minimizes client mailbox restrictions

    • Optimizes e-mail server performance

    • Enables easier compliance with new retention regulations

E-mail Server

E-mail Client

E-mail Attachments

Ethernet


Nas making the right choice for your business

Typical Deployment Scenario:

Storage Consolidation

  • Expand storage capacity for both server and clients

    • Eliminates “islands” of data

    • Single logical view of data that can be expanded as required

    • Simplifies storage management and maintenance costs

    • Extends life of general purpose servers

8 Devices x 80 GB = 640 GB

1.44TB Logical Volume

Aggregated using Dfs

  • More than half of IT storage costs are associated with personnel

  • 7:1 cost savings in people management resources when processes and resources are consolidated

    • Source: IDC 02-150HARDWA3289, March 2002


Nas making the right choice for your business

Typical Deployment Scenario:

Backup to NAS – Archive to Tape

Server

Iomega NAS

Tape

Ultra SCSI-3

Ethernet

Near-Line Data

Off-Line Data

Live Data

  • Back-up in real-time

  • Actual data is immediately available

  • Fast “time to data”

  • Disk-to-disk near-line recovery

  • Archive/disaster recovery Solution

  • Tapes can be stored off site

  • Network traffic to tape is eliminated

  • Allows complete back-up within back-up window


Nas making the right choice for your business

Windows-Powered NAS Solutions

Jared Vishney

Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing

Iomega Corporation

Sponsored by:


Nas making the right choice for your business

Poll Placeholder

If you would like to receive more information from

Iomega and Microsoft, please:

-Click here

Sponsored by:


Q a panel discussion

Q&A Panel Discussion

Moderator

Matthew Sarrel

Sponsor Speaker

Featured Speakers

Henry Baltazar

Steve Kenniston

Jim Addlesberger

Jared Vishney

Sponsored by:


Thank you

Thank You...

... for attending today’s online seminar sponsored by Iomega and Microsoft.

Sponsored by:


Attendee services

Attendee Services

  • Download a copyof today’s presentation

  • View our calendar of upcoming events

  • A recorded version of this seminar will be available at: www.webseminarslive.com

  • Survey – Eligible for a FREE gift from Ziff Davis Media

Sponsored by:


  • Login