Nimble Storage Sept 2013

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Nimble Storage – VMUG Success Story
Nick Furnell
Welcome
How many VM’s do you run?
Less than 50
Less than 100
More?
How many VM’s do you run?
25 VM’s
25 VM’s
3 Hosts, single CPU
3 Hosts, Single CPU
Local DC +
Local DC
AutoLoader
Head Office
ISP Co-Lo
How many VM’s do you run?
Head Office
ISP Co-Lo
How much Storage do you have?
Less than 20TB
Less than 50TB
More?
How old is your SAN Infrastructure?
Hitachi AMS200
Hitachi AMS2100
5 years old
1 year old
Due for replacement
Head Office
ISP Co-Lo
Your Christmas wish list 2012?
Your Christmas wish list 2012?
Playing Solitare on a Grand Scale!
Hitachi AMS200
Hitachi AMS2100
iSCSI
Fibre Channel
8TB
8TB
New SAN
FC & SATA
SAS & SATA
Faster
More Capacity
Head Office
ISP Co-Lo
Proposed replacement SAN
AMS2100
Proposed Replacement
Keogh Report Implications
AMS2100
Proposed Replacement
Needed Flexibility
AMS2100
Alternative Replacement
Disaster Strikes mid-project
+100ms
25 VM’s
3 Hosts, single CPU
<20ms
Local DC +
AutoLoader
Head Office
Latency
Disaster Strikes mid-project
25 VM’s
3 Hosts, single CPU
Local DC +
AutoLoader
Head Office
Latency
Nimble - Testing
30GB vMotion Move
Nimble - Traditional Volumes?
Compression?
Snapshots?
Caching?
Block Size?
Single 6TB Volume
How do you view Storage?
Data Repository?
Structured by Services?
Something else?
Nimble – per Volume based Profiles
Images (iSCSI)
Unstructured Data
Groupwise e-mail
Payroll
SQL Backups
Veeam Cache
Traditional Layout
Flexible Nimble Layout
Nimble – Manual vVols?
Windows DFS Manages
file changes
Nimble C220
Hitachi AMS2100
iSCSI Volume
Traditional
Compression ON
VMDK Disk
Snapshotting ON
Head Office
ISP Co-Lo
Nimble - Volume Summary
My Favourite Nimble Features?
Flexibility
Upgradeability
InfoSight
InfoSight – What’s going on?
InfoSight – What’s going on?
InfoSight – What’s going on?
Questions about my Experience?
Nimble – VMUG Success Story
Twitter: @nickfurnell http://goo.gl/uiHuVy
Nimble – VMUG Success Story
Twitter: @nickfurnell http://goo.gl/uiHuVy

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