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Gavin cole storage consultant see gavin cole@sun com

Gavin Cole

Storage Consultant SEE

Entry & Mid-range Disk Array ­- Features & Benefits

Challenges for today s it
Challenges for Today's IT

  • Dealing with data growth and capacity constraints with restrictive budgets

  • Low storage utilization from stranded server DAS storage leads to wasted space, duplicated functions, and inefficient data protection

  • Provisioning the right class of storage for the right application environment

  • Dealing with the complexities of managing storage

  • Dealing with rack space constraints

  • Reducing CAP-EX and OP-EX, improving business operations

Emerging applications
Emerging Applications

  • Distributed database applications including CRM, data warehousing/analytics, email – requiring low cost, horizontal scaling storage

  • Distribution, editing, and reception of content pushing content closer to the edge of the network

  • Digital content including broadcast, video on demand, multimedia, digital cinema

  • Web 2.0 applications and services enabling sharing, participation, and collaboration

  • High performance compute and grid environments

Sun storagetek modular line

Ideal fordatabase-drivenapplications

Leader in price/performance

Enterprise-classdata protectionon a budget

Excels in HPTCenvironments

Multi-tiered storage


Sun StorageTek™ Modular Line

Solutions that provide streamlined management, flexiblity, & TCO

Sun StorageTek™6540 array

Sun StorageTek™6140 array

Sun StorageTek™2500 arrays

Affordable entry

point within Modular

family of arrays

Support for variety

of host interface


2500 family introduction
2500 Family Introduction

  • Cost effective external RAID solutions

    • flexible connectivity

  • Simple to implement and manage with intuitive management software

    • Application driven management

  • “Pay as you grow” scalability

    • Start small and grow up to 36 drives

  • Supports tiered storage within same enclosure

    • High access and nearline, optimize with right drive technology (e.g. SAS for OLTP, SATA for fixed content/reference)‏

  • Solution of choice for small SAN and clustered topologies

Introducing the storagetek 2500 series
Introducing the StorageTek 2500 Series

Released April

Released April


ST2500 is a new series of storage arrays based on a new low-cost SAS/SATA disk subsystem providing consolidated RAID to FC, iSCSI, and SAS host interfaces

* SATA support planned for Q1FY08

Host side cabling
Host Side Cabling

FC Host Version

Direct Host Connectivity

Fabric SAN Connectivity

Three servers with

redundant I/O paths

SAS Host Version

Six servers with non

redundant I/O paths


Drive performance comparison







Drive Performance Comparison

  • IOPS

    • Random, small-block transfers

      • OLTP, databases, Exchange

      • Majority of enterprise applications

    • Key drive-based performance enablers:

    • Seek time, latency, rotational velocity, command queuing, number of drives

  • Throughput

    • Sequential, large-block transfers

      • Video servers, rich media, seismic processing, HPC

    • Key drive-based performance enablers:

      • Data transfer rate, maximum I/O transfer size, command queuing

St2500 capacity expansion
ST2500 Capacity Expansion

  • When attaching enclosures, drive channels are configured as redundant pairs utilizing one connector from each controller and “top-down/ bottom-up” cabling. This helps ensure data access in the event of a path/channel or controller failure.

Sun storagetek 6x40 array
Sun StorageTek 6x40 Array

Application-Oriented Management

More Responsive Applications

Advanced Data Protection

  • Centralized management enables complete control

  • Pre-set profiles enable quick tuning

  • Designed to handle large data sets

  • Enables better application responsiveness

  • Protect from local, site, and even regional outages


Sun storagetek midrange storage system wins top quality award
Sun StorageTek Midrange Storage System Wins Top Quality Award!


  • The Quality Awards identify and recognize products that have proven their quality and reliability in actual use.

  • Customers voted StorageTek Midrange arrays top choice, ahead of EMC, IBM, HP, NetApp and Dell.

  • When asked, “Would you buy this company's array again?” StorageTek FlexLine took the top spot at 86.4%, out-scoring all other arrays.

StorageTek Wins Diogenes-Storage Magazine Best Midrange Array Award!

Searchstorage com quality awards Quality Awards Award!


Second year in the top rankings!

High quality high availability
High-quality, High-availability Award!

  • 100% redundant I/O paths with auto-failover helps ensure against any application disruption

  • Non-disruptive controller firmware upgrades

  • Switched “SBOD” architecture enables pin-point control over back-end operations

  • Battery-backed cache provides data protection in the event of power failure

  • Chip-level RAID parity calculations help ensure continuous reliability of high performance RAID operations

St6140 two great flavors

6140 with 4 GB Cache Award!

8 x 4Gb host/SAN port

4 GB cache

Up to 6 expansion trays

Up to 112 drives


ST6140Two Great Flavors

  • 6140 with 2 GB Cache

    • 4 x 4Gb host/SAN port

    • 2 GB cache

    • Up to 3 expansion trays

      • Up to 64 drives

    • 100K IOPS

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Economical replication and disaster recovery target for other StorageTek™ 6000 Family storage systems



Sun storagetek 6540 highlights
Sun StorageTek 6540 Highlights other StorageTek

  • 8 4Gb FC host ports

  • 4, 8 or 16 GB cache

  • up to 224 disks

  • CSM-II Expansion Trays

  • SATA and FC drive intermix in same tray

  • Common Array Manager

  • Data SnapShot

  • Data Volume Copy

  • Data Replicator

  • Sun StorageTek 6540

    • 1st 4Gb FC array in the market

    • Strong bandwidth and IOPs performance

      • Fits with throughput computing applications

      • Still the best performing box in its class

      • Excellent SPC-1 Benchmarks

    • RoHS compliance

    • CSM200 Expansion Trays

    • Full midrange data services

6540 industry leading price performance
6540 Industry Leading Price/Performance other StorageTek

  • 575,000 dual-controller burst IOPS from cache

  • 86,000 sustained IOPS from disk

  • 1600 MB/s sustained throughput from disk

  • Modular design for affordable entry


Common storage module csm ii
Common Storage Module (CSM-II) other StorageTek‏

  • 16 Disk Enclosure

  • 2Gb, 4Gb Switched Loop FC ports

    • Selectable loop speed (not auto-sensing)‏

  • SATA and FC drive intermix in same tray

  • All components are hot-swappable

  • RoHS compliant array

  • New Switched loop design

    • Support for multiple drive types

      • 2Gb FC: 146GB/10k & 300GB/10k

      • 4Gb FC: 73GB/15k, 146GB/15k & 300GB/15k

      • 3Gb SATA: 500GB & 750GB SATA-2

  • Better RAS / Lower Latency

  • Maximum performance, availability and flexibility

Csmii with multiple not single tenancy

Switched ESM Path 1 other StorageTek

Switched ESM Path 1

Switched ESM Path 2

Switched ESM Path 2

CSMII With Multiple, Not Single, Tenancy!

Multiple point-to-point switched communications

Flexibility scalability manageability

FC-AL other StorageTek

6540 w/ ATA & FC

FC Controller





6540 Control Module


Multiple IOMs

6140 w/ ATA & FC




6140 Control Module

Pick a FC Controller

to make a

6140 Controller Tray

6140Single FC System

Flexibility, Scalability, Manageability

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Common Features other StorageTek

St6000 systems are loaded with features
ST6000 Systems Are Loaded With Features other StorageTek

  • Dynamic RAID Migration allows Users to painlessly change the RAID Level on a VDISK without requiring additional capacity.

  • Dynamic Capacity Expansion allows capacity to be easily added to existing VDISKS.

  • Dynamic Volume Expansion allows capacity to be easily added to existing Volumes/LUNs.

  • Dynamic Segment Sizing allows Users to easily change I/O segment sizes on a LUN anytime application requirements or environmental changes dictate a need.

  • HotScale allows drives & drive enclosures to be non-disruptively added to existing systems.

  • The Immediate LUN Availability code allows new disks to be accessible as soon as they are added to the system.

  • Dynamic Mode Switching enables non-destructive, changes between synchronous and asynchronous mirroring on a LUN-by-LUN basis.

Storagetek systems are loaded with features
StorageTek Systems Are Loaded With Features other StorageTek

  • Recovery Guru

  • Dynamic RAID Reconfiguration

  • Dynamic Capacity Expansion

  • Dynamic Volume Expansion

  • Dynamic Segment Size

  • Dynamic Defragmentation

  • Delete a LUN in any order

  • Non- disruptive code changes

  • Performance Monitoring

  • SNMP event compatibility

Sun storagetek common array manager

Save Time other StorageTekUse Storage Profiles to quickly and predictably provision storage to precise application demands.

Maximize PerformanceEasily and dynamically tune any attribute to exact application tolerances.

Grow Without DisruptionDynamically scale the volume as the application needs dictate.

Sun StorageTek™ Common Array Manager

Centralized Management Utility

  • Easily manage many arrays

  • Deploy by application type (Storage Profiles)‏

  • Up to 1024 volumes

  • RAID 0, 1+0, 1, 3, 5

  • Dynamic expansion

  • Dynamic re-configuration

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Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager other StorageTek

Optimize System PerformanceQuickly visualize performance health, finely tune attributes to reach the optimal configuration for precise application needs.

Performance Tracking Utility

  • Controller, volume and array statistics

  • Track IOPS performance

  • Track throughput (MB/s) performance

  • Track IO characteristics

  • Track write %, read %, cache hit %

Reduce System DowntimePerformance degradation is often a precursor to component or system downtime, performance tracking enables predictive, preemptive maintenance.

Sun storagetek common array manager2
Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager other StorageTek

Optimize System OperationsEasily ensure the system is running with the latest patches. Link to Sun Download Center to easily download, install, and track patches as needed.

Maximize System UptimeWherever you are in the world, quickly receive notification of any system health issue...quickly isolate and repair failed components.

Automated Diagnostics

  • Set and track system alerts

  • Easily manage patch distribution

  • Embedded service diagnostics

Storage domains
Storage Domains other StorageTek

Simplifying Management with Storage Partitions

  • Match applications to storage class

  • Lower TCO by consolidating storage for heterogeneous hosts

  • Workloads co-exist harmoniously, with minimal sharing

Host A

Host B

Host Group C












Unmapped Volumes

Application driven profiles

Application Profiles... other StorageTek

Wizards that provide quick, consistent results every time

Use 15 pre-tested profiles (e.g., Oracle, OLTP, HPC)‏

Customize existing profiles

Create unique profiles

Share profiles between storage systems

View configuration details at any time

Application-driven Profiles

Wizards to support both experts and generalists

Let CAM do it all ... other StorageTek

I will guide CAM ...

I want to tell CAMwhat to do...

Wizards to support both Experts and Generalists

Why choose sun storage
Why Choose Sun Storage? other StorageTek

  • Systems approach

    • Integrated, tested systems reduce cost, complexity, and risk

  • Innovative technology

    • Providing a wealth of storage innovation by combining our own and partner technologies to increase service levels and simplify management

  • Investment protection

    • Product strategies and built-in upgradeability help maximize the value of your investment

  • Comprehensive storage portfolio

    • Feature-rich portfolio of platforms, infrastructure, software, and services to fit your data environment needs

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