[email protected] VNX FAMILYNext-generation unified storage, optimized forvirtualized applicationsOrganizations of every type rely on the timely retrieval of information toESSENTIALSfacilitate transactions and decision making. While a typical organization isexperiencing double-digit data growth, IT budgets, staffing, and traditional Unified storage for file, block,and object storagestorage capabilities are not keeping pace. As a result, IT organizations are underconstant pressure to employ more efficient storage strategies and increase the MCx multi-core optimizationunlocks the power of flash ina hybrid array.amount of data their staff can manage without additional headcount. Customers Powerful new multi-core IntelCPUs with 6-Gb/s SAS backendefficiency by pooling server resources and dynamically provisioning computeare looking to storage vendors for innovations to solve these challenges in thesame way that server virtualization has enabled them to experience greaterpower according to business needs. The storage imperative is not only to moveinformation dynamically according to business activity, but also to make the FAST Suite ensures superiorperformance at the lowestcostprocess fully automated and self-managing.The EMC VNX family delivers industry-leading innovation and enterprise File-level and block-leveldeduplication, compressionand thin provisioning reducecapacity requirements up to 50%capabilities for file, block, and object storage in a scalable, easy-to-use solution. Easy storage provisioning fromthe #1 provider of VMware integration* and the 1st storageplatform to support MicrosoftServer 2012 Hyper-V 3.0environmentsAll of this is available in a choice of systems ranging from affordable entry-levelThis next-generation storage platform combines powerful and flexible hardwarewith advanced efficiency, management, and protection software to meet thedemanding needs of today’s enterprises.solutions to high-performance, petabyte-capacity configurations servicing themost demanding application requirements. The VNX family includes the VNXe series, purpose-built for the IT manager in smaller environments, and the VNXseries, designed to meet the high-performance, high scalability requirements ofmidsize and large enterprises. Administration simplicity withEMC Unisphere ManagementSuite VNXe3200 is the most affordableflash-optimized hybrid arraystarting at less than 12K* Source: Wikibon survey, 2011,2012, 2013 aaaaaVNX FamilyDATA SHEET
[email protected], EFFICIENT, PROTECTED, ANDSIMPLEA robust platform for consolidation of legacy block storage, file servers, anddirect-attached application storage, the VNX family enables organizations todynamically grow, share, and cost-effectively manage multi-protocol filesystems and multi-protocol block storage access. The VNX/VNXe operatingenvironment enables Microsoft Windows and Linux/UNIX clients to share files inmulti-protocol (NFS and CIFS) environments. At the same time, it supportsiSCSI, Fibre Channel, and FCoE (FCoE is VNX only) access for high-bandwidthand latency-sensitive block applications. EMC ViPR provides federatedmanagement and object interfaces to VNX storage for a variety of cloudframeworks.Ideal for mixed workloads, both physical and virtual, The VNX family nextgeneration storage platform is powered by the latest Intel Multi-Core Xeon E52600 series with a 6-Gb/s SAS drive back-end and delivers more firepower,greater efficiency, better protection – all with ease.FLASH-OPTIMIZED TO BOOST SYSTEMPERFORMANCEThe VNX family enabled with MCx (multi-core optimization) unleashes the powerof Flash to address the high performance, low latency requirements ofvirtualized applications.The traditional approach to building a hybrid array entails adding flash drives toa traditional hard disk based array This approach allows for consolidation ofmultiple workloads and deliver low /GB. However, since the system was notdesigned for flash, it limits the scalability and increases the cost.
[email protected] better option is the VNX family Flash Optimized hybrid array design. Bydesigning the system for Flash, bottlenecks are eliminated to deliver the highestperformance and the lowest latency. Then, by adding FAST VP tiering andhigh capacity NL-SAS drives, you can drive down costs for inactive data.In addition, VNX-F all-flash configurations deliver consistent performance andlow latency for application environments that require the lowest /IOPS. MCx(Multi-Core RAID, Multi-Core Cache and Multi-Core FAST Cache) distributes allVNX data services across all Cores – up to 32. This approach deliversunprecedented application performance while maintaining affordable pricing:Compared to the previous generation, the VNX family with MCx delivers: Up to 4X more file transactions (580,796 SPECsfs2008 nfs Ops/Sec)* Up to 4X OLTP transactions (735K concurrent Oracle and SQL OLTP IOPS)** Up to 6X more virtual machines (6,600 VMs) Up to 3X more bandwidth for Oracle and SQL data warehousing (30GB/sec) Up to 3X performance for transactional NAS applications (such as VMwareover NFS) with 60% faster response time* Source: www.spec.org** Source: DemartekUSE STORAGE CAPACITY MOREEFFICIENTLY—AUTOMATICALLYWhen even a few Flash drives are combined with the EMC FAST Suite—anunrivaled set of software that tiers data across heterogeneous drives and booststhe most active data to cache—customers receive the optimal benefits of aFLASH 1st strategy.
[email protected] 1st, available only through EMC, ensures customers never have to makeconcessions for cost or performance. Highly active data is served from up to 4.2terabytes of Flash drives with FAST Cache, which dynamically absorbsunpredicted spikes in system workloads. As that data ages and becomes lessactive over time, FAST VP (Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools)automatically tiers the data from high-performance to high-capacity drives in256 megabyte increments, resulting in overall lower costs—regardless ofapplication type or data age.While only a few flash drives (typically less than 5%) are needed for improvingperformance and lowering cost, customers can further reduce costs withdeduplication. VNX series out-of-band block-based deduplication candramatically lower the costs of the flash tier. In this example, compared to 21015k drives, FAST dedupe lowers the cost by 86%. The benefit of thecompounded efficiency is ideal for Virtual machines and other environments withredundant data across multiple sources.The VNX family is delivered with additional features to help ensure redundant orinactive data doesn’t consume valuable storage resources. VNX series blockcompression, intended for relatively inactive LUNs such as backup copies andstatic data repositories, automatically compresses data, enabling customers torecapture capacity and reduce the data footprint by up to 50 percent. VNX/VNXeFile-level deduplication/compression reduces disk space used by up to 50percent by selectively compressing and deduplicating inactive files. Becausethese features operate as background tasks, there is minimal systemperformance overhead.
[email protected] AVAILABILITY TO KEEP THEBUSINESS RUNNINGThe VNX family is architected to provide five-nines availability in mission-criticalbusiness environments. VNX availability and redundancy features include: Mirrored write cache, where each storage processor contains both primarycached data for its LUNs and a secondary copy of the cache for its peerstorage processor Battery backup to allow for an orderly shutdown and cache de-staging tovault disks to ensure data protection in the event of a power failure RAID protection levels 0, 1, 1/0, 3, 5, and 6—all of which can co-exist in thesame array simultaneously to match different protection requirements Proactive hot sparing enhances system robustness and delivers maximumreliability and availability Redundant data paths, power supplies, drive connections, and storageprocessors—all with non-disruptive field-replacement capabilities Continuous system monitoring, call-home notification, and advanced remotediagnostics VNX Series Data-at-Rest encryption (Q3 2014) provides protection fromdrive removal or loss, and can eliminate the need for Data Erasure services. EMC VPLEX extends this continuous availability within and across datacenters. In addition the VPLEX/VE Standard Edition offers improvedavailability and mobility for VNXe.EMC VNX family data protection software provides the right protection for everyapplication need: VNX/VNXe local protection is delivered with snapshots for point-in-timerecovery. VNX series delivers continuous data protection with RecoverPointlocal replication VNX series remote protection is available with the same DVR-like recoverywith RecoverPoint Continuous Remote Replication To make application consistent replicas controlled by the application,Replication Manager and AppSync provide application protection for VNXseries – delivered as a serviceEMC Backup and Recovery solutions, including Data Domain, Avamar , andNetworker , shorten the backup window and speed recovery in concert withdeduplication to reduce the backup size.
[email protected], MONITOR, AND TUNE YOURSTORAGE ASSETS WITH EASEEMC Unisphere makes it easy to manage VNX and VNXe systems from anywherewith a simple, integrated user interface for distributed storage environments.The Unisphere dashboard is a single screen for at-a-glance management andreporting, enabling administrators to gain instant and actionable knowledgeabout what’s occurring across the entire environment.One of the most significant capabilities of Unisphere is the integrated supportecosystem. The speed-dial-like capability provides users with immediate onlineaccess to support tools, best practices, software downloads, live chat support,ordering spares and submitting service requests.Unisphere Central allows VNXe and VNX customers to monitor the health, alertsand performance of large numbers of VNXe and VNX systems along withXtremCache deployments across a central console. Capabilities include an easyto use customizable dashboard that aggregates system information likecapacity, CPU utilization, health, and alerts. Users can see key systemperformance metrics for each system and can categorize dashboards by host,VMware and Hyper-V VMs as well as by storage types. Users can easily launchUnisphere and access the full suite of management on each VNXe or VNXsystem.Monitoring and Reporting provides basic monitoring and reporting capabilitiesfor VNX and VNXe customers. Monitoring and Reporting for VNX Familyautomatically collects block and file storage statistics along with configurationdata, and stores them into a database that can be viewed from dashboards andreports. Statistics include Virtual Provisioning, FAST Cache, FAST VP, and filelevel de-duplication. This solution can retrieve information from one or several(up to 10) VNX family systems including CLARiiON and Celerra. Monitoring andReporting for VNX Family provides preconfigured reports on storageperformance and capacity. Users can change the report configurations andexport them into various formats. Easily installed, Monitoring and Reporting canrun in physical and virtual environments.Unisphere, Unisphere Central, and Monitoring and Reporting are included in theUnisphere Management Suite for VNX and the base software for VNXe.
[email protected] BEST STORAGE FOR VIRTUALENVIRONMENTSThe VNX family is the ideal mid-tier system for virtualized applicationenvironments. Whether the customer environment is VMware, Microsoft HyperV, or Xen-based, VNX is fully certified for all supported protocols to ensuresuccessful deployments of virtualized infrastructures through all phases ofimplementation. EMC VNX is the #1 provider of VMware integration and the 1ststorage platform to support Microsoft Server 2012 Hyper-V 3.0 environments.EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) for VMware vSphere plug-ins, VASA(vSphere API for Storage Awareness), and VAAI (vStorage APIs for ArrayIntegration) provides both administrators with visibility into the entireenvironment. Each can use their familiar management interface to view bothvirtual and physical resources, transparently provision storage, integratereplication, and access and offload all storage functions to the array. Provision storage from VMware vCenter in just two clicks. EMC VSI Leverage best practices to ensure optimal utilization and resiliencybetween storage and VMware. Hardware accelerated Fast Clones rapidly provision new virtual machines inseconds. On-demand VMDK compression for NFS Datastore reduces storageconsumption by up to 50 percent. EMC Proven solutions and reference architectures, jointly developed withVMware, accelerate virtualization of mission-critical applications.EMC Storage Integrator (ESI) is an agent-less, no-charge plug-in enablingapplication-aware storage provisioning for Microsoft Windows serverapplications, Hyper-V, VMware and Xen Server environments. It provides theability for administrators to easily provision (using wizards) block and filestorage for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft SharePoint in a Windowsenvironment for physical & virtual environments.The EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) delivers a single, end-to-end view ofvirtualized infrastructures (servers to storage) powered by the VMware vCenterOperations Management Suite analytics engine. ESA delivers actionableperformance analysis and proactively facilitates increased insight into storageresource pools to help detect capacity and performance issues so they can becorrected before they cause a major impact. ESA provides increased visibility,metrics and a rich collection of storage analytics for VNX and VNXe storageinfrastructures in VMware virtual environments.
[email protected] INDUSTRY’S MOST EXTENSIVESTORAGE SOFTWARE OFFERINGSThe VNX series software is available in two comprehensive packages to ensurecustomers have all of the necessary capabilities to protect and manage theirinformation. The VNX Total Protection Pack includes replication capabilities,point-in-time recovery features such as snaps and clones combined withautomated application copies for assured recovery, along with monitoring andalerting for compliance with protection policies. The VNX Total Efficiency Packincludes all of the protection features plus “set it and forget it” performanceoptimization. All VNX software is managed through Unisphere.The VNX series software is also available in modular suites: FAST Suite—Automatically optimize for the highest system performance andthe lowest storage cost, simultaneously Security and Compliance Suite—Keep data safe from changes, deletions,and malicious activity Local Protection Suite—Practice safe data protection and repurposing Remote Protection Suite—Protect data against localized failures, outages,and disasters Application Protection Suite—Automate application copies and provecompliance Unisphere Management Suite – Monitor and manage multiple VNXsystems with full visibility across the virtual stack.VNX Series PacksVNX Series SuitesFASTSecurity & ComplianceVNX Total EfficiencyLocal ProtectionPackVNX Total Protection PackRemote ProtectionApplication ProtectionFeatures of Suites and Packs may vary depending on the system. See the EMCVNX Series Software Suites data sheet for details.THE MOST AFFORDABLE HYBRID STORAGEThe newest member of the EMC VNXe Series is the most affordable flashoptimized hybrid array – and it’s also the most capable. The new VNXe3200 has the power of EMC’s next generation VNX series unified storage systems compressed into an efficient, easy-to-use package designed for resourceconstrained IT departments in any size company. Starting at less than 13K, theVNXe3200 is the most affordable flash-optimized hybrid array.
[email protected] VNXe3200 can be setup for NAS or SAN in minutes and is designed tointegrate directly into your application and virtualization environments. It storesand protects your data while lowering your total costs in terms of /IOPS and /GB. The VNXe3200 was also designed for 99.999% availability utilizing dualcontrollers, flexible RAID options, and non-disruptive upgrades.VNXe SOFTWAREEvery VNXe unified storage platform comes with base software, including EMCUnisphere for application-aware management, file deduplication withcompression for increased efficiency, thin provisioning for adding storage ondemand, as well as CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, and FC. The VNXe3200 now includessnapshots for local data protection without additional licensing charges.VNXe3200VNXe BaseSoftwareEMC StorageAnalyticsFAST SuiteDescription VNXe Operating Environment Unisphere Web-based Management Interface Integrated Online Support Ecosystem Protocols: file (NFS, CIFS, SMB3) or block (iSCSI or FC) Unisphere Central (multi-system, multi-site) Monitoring & Reporting (performance tools) Unified Snapshots (file and block) File Deduplication & Compression Thin Provisioning Event Enabler (common Anti-Virus) File Level Retention Powerful reporting and analytics tools for VMware vCenter Operations Manager, EMC Adapter for VNXe FAST VP – autotiering for reduced cost, higher perf FAST Cache – SSD as extended cache for 3X boostSee the EMC VNXe Series Software Suites data sheet for details.
[email protected] DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS – VSPEXAND VBLOCKAll EMC VNX platforms are available individually or as part of VSPEX proveninfrastructure or VCE Vblock converged infrastructure. Both VSPEX and Vblockspeed cloud deployments with integrated servers, storage, network, hypervisor,and management in a proven configuration.MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF THE VNXFAMILY WITH EMC GLOBAL SERVICESEMC provides the strategic guidance and technology expertise organizationsneed to address their business and IT challenges and accelerate the journey tothe private cloud. Our 14,000 service professionals and support expertsworldwide, plus a global network of alliances and partners, leverage provenmethodologies, industry best practices, experience, and knowledge derived fromEMC’s 30-year information-centric heritage to address the full spectrum ofcustomers’ requirements across the information lifecycle.All EMC VNX platforms include a three-year Enhanced support warranty,providing customers with next-business-day onsite coverage and 24x7 remotesupport. Customers can upgrade to Premium support to get 24x7, same-dayonsite support. The VNX software warranty includes a 90-day defective mediareplacement. Customers can upgrade to Basic, Enhanced, or Premium softwaremaintenance support to meet their IT requirements.EMC delivers a full complement of services for the VNX family to ensureexpected performance in customer environments. Expert planning, design, andimplementation services help reduce time to return on investment. EMCConsulting also helps customers develop storage strategies to prepare forvirtualization and the private cloud. EMC Education Services further drives theCONTACT USTo learn more about how EMCproducts, services, andsolutions can help solve yourbusiness and IT challenges,contact your localrepresentative or authorizedreseller—or visit the EMC Storevalue of customer investments with a comprehensive portfolio of the industry’sleading technology training and EMC Proven Professional certifi