Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage
Software Defined Networking — Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage SDN

Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage combines the efficiency and flexibility of software defined storage with the power of Dell EMC Isilon scale out NAS. Extend your data lake to the enterprise edge. Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge extends the data lake to enterprise edge locations including remote and branch offices, allowing you to consolidate, simplify management, and protect unstructured data used to support a wide range of workloads. Expand your data lake by consolidating data from edge locations to your core data center. Leverage multi—protocol capabilities to support a wide range of 2nd and 3rd platform applications including big data analytics to gain more value from enterprise edge data. Simplify data and storage management at the edge with familiar software tools and the automated features of the OneFS operating system. Software—Defined scale out NAS on industry standard hardware for the enterprise edge.

While data is geographically distributed, organizations and IT workers are under pressure to provide global visibility and cost—effective management for all unstructured data, regardless of the location. Enterprises with branch and regional offices are further challenged with dispersed islands of storage that are costly and inefficient, while being difficult to reliably maintain and protect. Increased efficiency — leverage commercial off—the—shelf hardware and your virtual server environment at edge locations to deploy an economical Software—Defined Storage solution with the power of OneFS. Increase efficiency and storage utilization at the edge to over 80% by aggregating unused storage capacity. Enterprise data protection — Increase data protection at the edge by automatically replicating data to your core data center. Eliminate the need for manual data backup processes and protect data consistently at all of your edge locations.

Dell EMC Isilon VMWare Integration

Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage is tightly integrated with the VMware environment and runs on top of VMware ESX 5.5 or 6.0. It leverages VMware vCenter for management with a plug—in management server that is used to install licenses, or add and remove nodes from a cluster. The VMware vCenter plug—in runs as a virtual image on VMware ESX 5.5 or 6.0. The server and storage resources on the selected hardware do not need to be dedicated to Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage. This includes multi protocol support to support a wide range of applications and workloads along with enterprise grade data management and protection capabilities. This increases operational flexibility and lowers storage costs without increasing management complexity. The production version of Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage incorporates licenses for all Dell EMC Isilon data management and protection software including Dell EMC Isilon SyncIQ for data replication, SmartQuotas for quota management, and Dell EMC Isilon SnapshotIQ for data backups.

Software Defined Networking

VMware revolutionized the SDDC well over a decade ago by virtualizing the compute infrastructure. Recent advances in connectivity around Software—Defined Networking (SDN) enable rapid and flexible provisioning of networking resources. And, coupled with the dynamic capabilities of Software—Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, enterprises have the flexible and agility to respond rapidly. According to IDC, Software—Defined Infrastructure (SDI) will provide business agility improvements, IT cost savings, and IT staff productivity benefits. In a recent Brief by ESG, 60% of the enterprises are committed to deploying a SDS solution as part of their long—term strategy. Isilon has shown that the data lake is the enabler that helps organizations effectively and efficiently store and manage unstructured data. Isilon has further extended the data lake to cover not just the assets in the data center but also those in the branch and regional offices.

Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage

The Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage product family combines the power of Isilon scale out NAS with the economy of software defined storage. Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage is purpose—built to address the needs associated with growing unstructured data in enterprise edge locations including remote and branch offices. IsilonSD Edge allows you to quickly deploy a simple and efficient scale out NAS solution that utilizes industry standard hardware in a VMware environment. Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage also extends the reach of the data lake from your core data center to your edge locations by economically supporting smaller capacity deployments in a virtualized infrastructure. IsilonSD Edge is simple to deploy and manage. Each Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage deployment can scale to 36 TB of storage capacity. Using industry standard hardware in a VMware environment, each IsilonSD Edge deployment may be configured from a minimum of 3 nodes to a maximum of 6 nodes in a single cluster.

Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Storage

Every Avamar backup is a full backup, which makes it easy for you to browse, point, and click for a single—step recovery. Avamar provides fast, reliable NAS system backup and recovery via the Avamar NDMP Accelerator node. With this approach, a Level—0 backup is performed only once, during the initial full backup. Subsequent daily full backups are achieved by requesting only Level—1 incremental dumps, and building them into a daily full backup view. This dramatically reduces backup times and the impact on NAS resources, and allows an easier and faster recovery.

Avamar eliminates backup bottlenecks and provides the freedom to consolidate storage and optimize NAS systems — without limiting the number and size of files or volumes — to meet the backup window. With automated multi streaming, Avamar can protect large—scale out NAS systems, including Isilon, by delivering increased throughput to protection storage. Avamar’s Fast Incremental architecture provides an efficient solution to protect high density file systems (HDFS).

Current storage systems are not equipped for the growing needs of your data. An IDC study confirms Dell EMC offers the broadest Software—Defined Storage portfolio, powered by Intel Xeon processors, that provides the enterprise—grade agility to support your digital business demands. Software—Defined Storage offers elasticity, scale, and simplicity — with no compromises. The cost to store, manage and analyze billions or trillions of data objects just isn’t feasible using traditional storage, given the cost of constantly having to make new hardware investments to keep up with growing data stores. By decoupling software from hardware, Software Defined Storage makes it possible to simply acquire low—cost commodity hardware instead — reducing the cost of acquiring storage by as much as 50%.

To do data analysis in a traditional storage environment, you have to make multiple copies of data or coalesce it from multiple sources. That’s inherently slow, inefficient and unsuited to the amount and variety of IoT—generated data. But software defined cloud storage introduces the concept of a geo-distributed data lake, with the protocolsin place to accept a variety of data on the front end and to perform analytics—in—place wherever edge—device data is collected for rapid — even real—time — data analysis. It also enables analytics at the core on archival data for visibility into ever—increasing data sets.

Current storage systems are not equipped for the growing needs of your data. An IDC study confirms Dell EMC offers the broadest Software Defined Storage portfolio that provides the enterprise—grade agility to support your digital business demands. Better security — secures the mission critical workloads by implementing dynamic security policies. Improves network productivity — ensures effective load balancing, better content delivery and improves the network uptime. Reduces cost — lowers CAPEX cost by minimizing the need for hardware devices such as routers & switches. Lowers OPEX costs due to massive improvement in network management.

The policy based automation aspect of SDN also allows the network to expand into large number of nodes. Dell EMC has the broadest network storage portfolio — elastic scale—out, in—place analytics, and cloud—connected. Scale—IO — enterprise scale—out server SAN block storage, Isilon — enterprise scale—out NAS file storage. Elastic Cloud Storage — geo—federated cloud—scale object storage out In—place analytics, cloud—connected.

Accelerate your enterprise data lake and enable the most demanding workloads with Isilon All—Flash storage systems. Deliver blazing performance for unstructured data while you benefit from the efficiency, flexibility, and resiliency of Isilon. Isilon all flash introduces a revolutionary, highly dense design with 4 Isilon storage nodes in a 4U chassis. Select from configurations that provide 96 TB to 924 TB of capacity per chassis. Easily expand your Isilon with up to 100 chassis in one cluster, with cluster performance totaling up to 25 million IOPS and 1.5 TB per second bandwidth.

Brings all flash performance to unstructured data workloads. Delivers massive scalability up to 924 TB capacity in a single cluster. Supports up to 250,000 IOPS and 15 GB/second bandwidth per chassis. Offers robust data protection and security options. Maximizes efficiency with 80% storage utilization, data deduplication, and storage tiering. Automated storage tiering integrates storage at the core with available cloud services from a choice of providers. You can now get the performance you need to meet tight backup windows and support critical applications and workloads.

With Software—Defined Storage, enterprises can create giant geo—distributed pools of storage that grow as large as necessary with very little effort on the part of IT and its users. The economic benefits are unprecedented, too, as commodity—based platforms increasingly provide the foundation for next generation storage, replacing more costly purpose-built storage arrays.

And it all starts with understanding what we mean when we talk about Software—Defined Storage: it’s an approach to storage system design using the principles of distributed computing that delivers elastic, scale—out, multi—protocol, and geo—distributed capabilities all with a simplified management experience. This is how we will all store more data, and more kinds of data, than we have ever done before.

Not all VVols storage support is created equal. While VMware Virtual Volumes simplify management and provide per VM storage control, the revolutionary VMAX takes VVols integration to a whole new level. Not only was VMAX designed to support the scale of VVols — up to 64,000 virtual volumes today and many more in the future — but the VMAX service level objective management paradigm that has radically simplified storage management realizes the full value of VVols storage polices.

By matching policies to Service Level Objectives (SLOs), VMAX provides the highest levels of availability, data protection and performance directly to the VM. VMAX all flash storage leverages the industry’s first open storage and hypervisor converged operating system, HYPERMAX OS. It combines industry leading high availability, I/O management, quality of service, data integrity validation, storage tiering, and data security with an open application platform. HYPERMAX OS features the first real—time, non disruptive storage hypervisor that manages and protects embedded services.

Benefit from high bandwidth and a low—cost per gigabyte. VNX—VSS arrays are ideal for distributed sites and uses including city surveillance, government, and transportation security. VNX Software Essential Pack includes Dell EMC FAST automatically optimize for the highest system performance and the lowest storage cost simultaneously. VNX Events and Retention keep data safe from changes and deletions. Local protection practice safe data protection and repurposing. Protect data against localized failures, outages, and disasters.

Hypervisor based replication fifteen VM licenses for RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines delivers local and remote hypervisor based replication. vVNX virtual unified storage lets you easily create test and development environments without the need for dedicated storage platforms. Get the unified storage and data management features of vVNX in this free software download for use in VMware environments. IT organizations are increasingly looking to software defined storage solutions to provide agility and flexibility to their operational and development environments.