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IBM FlashSystems and IBM Power Systems for SAP landscapes. Maik Gasterstaedt, SME Storage ISICC Matthias Koechl, SME Power Systems ISICC. Content. IBM Flash Technology and Products. IBM FlashSystems in SAP Landscapes. Reference Architectures and Use Cases. First Customer References .

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Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

IBM FlashSystems and IBM Power Systems for SAP landscapes

Maik Gasterstaedt, SME Storage ISICC

Matthias Koechl, SME Power Systems ISICC


Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

Content

IBM Flash Technology and Products

IBM FlashSystems in SAP Landscapes

Reference Architectures and Use Cases

First Customer References

Summary of Benefits

Sales Tools


Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

Content

IBM Flash Technology and Products

IBM FlashSystems in SAP Landscapes

Reference Architectures and Use Cases

First Customer References

Summary of Benefits

Sales Tools


Ibm flash systems 4 choices today

IBM Flash Systems: 4 choices today

All units 1U form factor, less than 500 Watts


Comparison of flash storage and other storage technologies

Comparison of Flash Storage and other storage technologies

Higher costs per capacity

Lower costs per IOPS

IOPS are very important in all SAP sizing considerations and main reason

for lack of performance at many real SAP customer installations


Overall benefits of ibm flashsystems

Overall benefits of IBM FlashSystems

  • Higher performance and lower costs per TB compared to SSDs

  • Best price/performance ratio for high I/O workload requirements versus HDD and SSD

  • Energy savings (no rotating disks)

  • Integrates and extends seamlessly with existing technology (IBM and non IBM)

    • SVC for convenient management and enhanced enterprise functionality:easy tier, space efficient backups and clones, stretched cluster, mirroring acceleration

    • AIX LVM mirroring: supports AIX native ultra fast mirroring across multiple storage devices

    • AIX VIOs shared storage pools


Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

Content

IBM Flash Technology and Products

IBM FlashSystems in SAP Landscapes

Reference Architectures and Use Cases

First Customer References

Summary of Benefits

Sales Tools


Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

For SAP and other business critical applications we recommend: Model 820 (capacity) or Model 720 (durability) both covering HA

Very high durability

reasonable capacity

high durability

high capacity

Higher Capacity

Better HA

All units 1U form factor, less than 500 Watts


Ibm flashsystem choices

IBM FlashSystem Choices

Right for BusinessCritical Apps

  • For typical SAP Business Suite landscapes we recommend IBM FlashSystem 820 for the following reasons:

  • Availability: Enterprise critical business data are contained on device and secured by RAID

  • Durability vs. $/TB: SAP application typical read/write ratio 80/20

  • Capacity: Model 820 provides max. capacity

  • One exception might be to store data with many refresh cycles in short time periods :

  • IBM FlashSystem 720 for write intensive IO – overwrite entire capacity at least twice a day, e.g. as used in LOG files of SAP databases

  • Note: at 1 GB/s sustained write degradation of the 5TB FlashSystem 720 is 17.43 years

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Main benefits of ibm flashsystems in sap landscapes

Main benefits of IBM FlashSystems in SAP landscapes

Enterprise Array, No FlashIBM FlashSystems

  • 2 million SQL queries

  • 12.25 minutes to complete

  • 16K Total IOPS

  • 4K per DB Node

  • 2 million SQL queries

  • 1.3 minutes to complete

  • 160K Total IOPS

  • 40K per DB Node

10x faster

  • Faster DB access

  • Improve SAP server efficiency due to significantly reduced I/O wait cycles

  • Omit performance bottlenecks because of poor IO operations

  • Simply to introduce: “Plug & Play” of new FlashSystems devices without architectural changes to applications or infrastructure

  • No cost intensive migration to in-memory DB to speed- up SAP batch runs


Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

Content

IBM Flash Technology and Products

IBM FlashSystems in SAP Landscapes

Reference Architectures and Use Cases

First Customer References

Summary of Benefits

Sales Tools


Typical use cases for ibm flashsystems sap bw olap queries

Typical use cases for IBM FlashSystems: SAP BW (OLAP queries)

Pros:

  • BW queries are read mostly

  • Database is mirrored over IBM FlashSystem and IBM storwize and traditional storage

  • Use AIX LVM mirroring for HA purposes

  • Gain performance increase through preferred reads from FlashSystem

  • Costs can be saved by using traditional storage as mirror devide

  • Easy to implement, can be done online

    Cons:

  • Writes delays because data to be written to FlashSystem AND tranditional storage

IBM Power with AIX LVM mirroring

Traditional SAN

Preferred Read

IBM FlashSystem 820

IBM Storwize

BW / OLAP queries benefit from 10x faster sequential read


Typical use cases for ibm flashsystems high frequently accessed oltp databases

Typical use cases for IBM FlashSystems: High frequently accessed OLTP databases

Pros:

  • Use AIX LVM mirroring for HA purposes

  • Additional applications running on the same host can be placed on traditional storage

  • Gain full advantage of FlashSystem read AND write performance

  • Easy to implement

    Cons:

  • Limited capacity

  • More expensive because two FlashSystems are required for DR purpose

IBM Power with AIX LVM mirroring

Traditional SAN

IBM FlashSystem 820

IBM FlashSystem 820

  • High frequently accessed transactional business data completely place on IBM FlashSystem 820


Typical use cases for ibm flashsystems acceleration of oltp load

Typical use cases for IBM FlashSystems: Acceleration of OLTP load

Pros:

  • Speedup of write I/O intensive, e.g. redo log files, workload on FlashSystems

  • Use AIX LVM mirroring for HA purposes

  • Gain advantage of FlashSystems write performance

  • Easy to implement

  • Capacity enhanced by using traditional storage

  • Cost savings by using heterogenous storage devices

    Cons:

  • Limited flexibility to shift workload between different storage classes

IBM Power

AIX LVM mirroring

Traditional SAN

IBM FlashSystem 720

IBM FlashSystem 720

IBM Storwize or XIV

IBM Storwize or XIV

  • Accelerate OLTP processing and placing redo logs and DB temp on IBM FlashSystem 720


Typical use cases for ibm flashsystems smart distribution of data hotspots

Typical use cases for IBM FlashSystems: Smart distribution of data “Hotspots”

Pros:

  • Use SVC stretched cluster for HA purposes

  • Gain advantage of FlashSystem write performance

  • FlashSystem easy to integrated

  • Capacity enhanced by using traditional storage

  • Enhance read and write performance of traditional storage by using EasyTier(parts of FlashSystem can be utilized as high performance tier)

  • Cost savings by using heterogenous storage devices

  • Full flexibility to shift workload between different storage classes

    Cons:

  • More complex scenario

  • Higher initial implemantation costs

IBM Power

Preferred read

on local site

IBM SAN Volume

Controller

EasyTier

switched on

IBM SAN Volume

Controller

EasyTier

switched on

SCV stretched cluster

Short disctance (10 km) to avoid latency

logs only

SVC cache disabled!

IBM FlashSystem 820

IBM Storwize or XIV

IBM FlashSystem 820

IBM Storwize or XIV

  • SAP Business Suite distributing DB Hotspots OLTP, pinned portions (e.g. logs) and autonomously managed with EasyTier mechanism


Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

Content

IBM Flash Technology and Products

IBM FlashSystems in SAP Landscapes

Reference Architectures and Use Cases

First Customer References

Summary of Benefits

Sales Tools


Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

Proof points: Speedup in SAP ERP Batch runs and backup/restore operations with/without IBM FlashSystems

  • Customer: Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG

  • SAP service provider

  • Database: Oracle

  • Servers: IBM Power Systems running on AIX

  • Storage architecture: uses SVC stretched cluster

2h

5h

48h

6min

40min

8h


Ramsan customer reference with sap note ramsan was former name of ibm flashsystems

RamSan Customer Reference with SAPnote: RamSan was former name of IBM FlashSystems

Speedups: between 1.5 and 13.4!

SAP

  • Customer: Vaillant GmbH & Co. KG

  • Internal SAP landscape

  • Database: Oracle

  • Servers: HP integrity running on HP/UX

  • Storage architecture: SAN attached RamSan

Oracle

HP integrity with HP/UX 11.2

SAN


Poc at customer abb initial situation

PoC at customer ABB: Initial situation

Current SAP landscape:

  • 15 major manufacturing plants all running and dependent on SAP business applications

  • SAP users: 7,500

  • Servers: IBM Power Systems / AIX

  • Storage Systems: IBM DS8700 (data mirrored between 2 data centers)

    Customer pain points:

  • SAP User unsatisfied with current SAP performance

  • Delays in month-end batch reads and reporting

  • Dialog response times approaching business SLAs

  • Performance concerns because of hesitation to invest in growth

    Alternative tested to improve situation:

  • Additional CPU => Limited improvements with additional cost

  • SAP dedicated SAN => Too expensive

  • DS8700 SSD => Too expensive and configuration limitations

  • SAP / Oracle tuning => Limited changes helped a little, extensive changes, too labor intensive

  • SAP HANA => Unproven; insufficient app team cycles


Poc at customer abb the solution with ibm flashsystems

PoC at customer ABB: The solution with IBM FlashSystems

Technical Implementation:

Migrate the prime database and logs to 2x 6TB IBM FlashSystem Model 810

Position the 810s behind the existing SVC clusters

Mirror LUNs between 810s at the host level

Benefits of IBM FlashSystem solution:

Quantitative performance target: 213% improvement because of less CPU

Near price parity with DS8700 disk

Fully SVC compliant allowing for transparent migration

No changes to existing production environment required

Full integration with existing Tivoli monitoring via SNMP

Results:

Initial testing on QR showed 35% latency improvement

Month-end batch runs expectations => 464% improvement

CPU reductions to be tested soon (potential more cost savings)

ABB is now a reference account for IBM FlashSystems

New multiple SAP growth projects underway


Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

Content

IBM Flash Technology and Products

IBM FlashSystems in SAP Landscapes

Reference Architectures and Use Cases

First Customer References

Summary of Benefits

Sales Tools


Summary of benefits

Summary of benefits

  • IBM FlashSystem eliminates I/O bottlenecks, providing the lowest latency of any SAN-based storage solution with IBM MicroLatency™.

  • Very high customer acceptance in all projects so far

  • No risk for implementation into productive infrastructure

  • Boost performance without any change of software stack

  • Boost performance without any change of Storage architecture, i.e. without any feature loss (data mirror, system management, backup/restore capabilities)

  • Fully SVC compliant allowing for transparent migration

  • Full integration with existing Tivoli monitoring via SNMP

  • IBM Power Systems I/O using LVM mirroring can link to operational data and flash storage paths to accelerate the I/O intensive workloads.

  • IBM FlashSystem is a perfect fit for “small and big” SAP landscapes

  • IBM FlashSystem is cheaper than SSD, $ per TB

  • IBM FlashSystem provides the right capacity for SAP landscapes

  • IBM FlashSystem is a proven technology, fastest external Flash Storage System on the Market


Ibm flashsystems and ibm power systems for sap landscapes

Content

IBM Flash Technology and Products

IBM FlashSystems in SAP Landscapes

Reference Architectures and Use Cases

First Customer References

Summary of Benefits

Sales Tools


Additional information and tools

Additional information and tools

WW STG Storage Solutions for SAP – Sales & Technical Sales Enablement

IBM FlashSystems Sales Kit

IBM FlashSystems TechSales Community

IBM FlashSystems Performance

IBM FlashSystems Demonstration/Development and Evaluation Program

(Oracle AWR report analysis)

Further information: Mailto [email protected]


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