Next generation of Storage adapters in hosting environments

WORLD HOSTING DAYS
Juergen Frick, Sr. Product Manager
March , 2013
PMC “AT A GLANCE”
Founded: 1984
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Public: 1991
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Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA
Penang
Stock Symbol: PMCS
2012 Revenue: $531 Million
WW Employees: ~1,500
Website: www.pmcs.com; www.adaptec.com
Headquarters
Design Center & Sales Offices
PM C’S L EADERSHIP IN SERVER STORAGE
IN D U S T RY “ 1 S T ”S
1st to Market with 6G SAS RoC (RAID on Chip)
 9 months before nearest competitor
 >5M units shipped to date!
1st to Market with Zero Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP)
 Hardened technology - first introduced with 3G SAS in 2009
 2nd Generation w/ Series 6; 3rd Gen w/ Series 7
1st to Market with MaxCache (SSD caching) technology
 12 months before nearest competitor
 Excellent traction in the data center space
1st to Market with High-Port Count RoC & PCI Gen 3
 No competitive single chip solution available
 Leverage PCIe Gen3 advantages with 6 Gb/s SAS & SATA
1st to Market with High-Port Count 12 Gb/s RoC & PCI Gen 3
 Lifedemo of a RAID card based on a 16 port 12 Gb/s SAS RoC
here on the event powered by Seagate 12Gb/s SSDs
Proprietary and Confidential
DIVERSIFIED CUSTOMER BASE
Key OEM Customers
Key Channel Customers
Key Web Hosting & Datacenter Customers
AGENDA
Our products
 Product Overwiew & Benefits
Benefits for hosting companies
 Ease of configurability
 Zero Maintenance cache protection
Benefits for customers
 Lower Latency & Higher Performance
 Hybrid RAID
 MaxCache SSD caching & Big Block Bypass mode
 maxCrypto encryption technology
Q&A
SERIES 7 PRODUCT FAMILY
IN D U STRY’S F IR S T P C IE G E N 3 .0 L O W P R O F IL E H IG H -PORT A D A P TER!
ASR-72405 is the industry’s highest port-count PCIe
Gen3 solution with 24 native SAS/SATA ports
71685
72405
ASR-71605 reinvents the low-profile/MD2 form-factor
with double the port count of the competition
7805
71605
Industry’s only PCIe Gen3 RAID
solution to reduce system cost
without compromising performance
71605E
AFM-700
INTRODUCING ADAPTEC HBA FAMILY
7H, 7HE AND 6H HOST BUS ADAPTERS
Series 7H
7085H
70165H
7805H
Series 7H and 7He family present PCIe Gen3
technology and offer 16 native ports using mini
SAS HD connectors
71605H
Series 7He
Series 7He family is the industry’s only
encrypted HBAs offering maxCrypto
70165He
71605He
Series 6H
Series 6H family support SAS expanders,
allowing end users to scale-up and design an
optimal price-per-drive solution
6405H
6805H
Hosting company
Enduser
Upsell option
Application performance
Maintenance free
Reduced latency
Encryption
Security
Storage health monitoring
Consistent accross operating
systems
Innovative Solution
Reduced downtime
Smart HBA / RAID controller benefits both sides
WIN / WIN
BENEFITS FOR HOSTING COMPANY
U P S E L L W E L L E S TA B L E D H W R A ID T E C H N O L O G Y
Performance
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Performance benefit through caching & cache protection
Reduced latency for web applications due to DRAM & SSD caching
Maintenance
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 More flexibility
One card can act as HBA, Smart HBA & RAID Adapter
High port count direct connectivity allows more server options & higher density
Tools & OS support
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 Reduce Cost
(Remote) health monitoring for storage
Maintenance free solution through flash based backup
Deployment
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 More Applications & Users per Server
 Reduce validation & Management effort
Full OS support with inbox drivers for popular OSes
CLI-Tool & GUI Tools
(Remote) Firmware update support for Adapter & Devices
EASE OF CONFIGURABILITY
D E P L O Y M E N T F L E X IB IL IT Y
RAID
FlexConfig Highlights
• Eliminates SKU proliferation
Simple
Volume
• Remote setup & configuration
• One click setup
• Common management methodology
Physical
Drives
•Same drivers & tools for HBA & RAID
Flexible Configuration Options allow for automatic
(tool less) configurability of both physical & logical
devices, tailored to the application need
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EASE OF CONFIGURABILITY:
M A X IM U M P E R F O R M A N C E , E L IM IN AT E C O S T / C O M P L E X ITY
Native Attach
High-Performance and Simple
configuration while reducing
solution cost
16-Port RAID/HBA
24-Port RAID/HBA
Traditional Method
Expander backplanes add latency,
can create compatibility issues, and
add additional cost to the
configuration
+
8-Port RAID Card
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SAS Expander
Z ERO M AINT ENANCE CACHE PROT ECT ION ( Z M CP)
ADAPTEC FLASH MODULE (AFM-700)
AFM-600 Assembly
AFM-700 Assembly
Cache protection enables higher performance & lower latency
 3rd Generation Supercap Technology
 Smaller Form Factor than predecessor
 Tightly integrated parts allowing for higher MTBF
 SLC NAND flash for better throughput, and longer cycle life
 No maintenance for 5 to 7 years
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BENEFITS FOR CUSTOMERS
Benefits for using SMART HBA / HW RAID cards for Storage
 Consistent across operating systems
 Same setup & maintenance tools
 Setup tools and trouble shooting / monitoring tools
 Increased data availability through HW RAID (option)
 SSD Cache through MaxCache feature (option)
 Full OS support & Open source drivers for popular operating systems
 Increase application performance and reduce latency for remote / web
based applications
 Hybrid RAID support (SSD, HDD)
LEADING PERFORMANCE
NO P E R F O R M ANC E P E NAL I T Y W I T H S ATA D E VI C E S
RAID5 sequential
MB/sec
 Read (MB/sec)
 Write (MB/sec)
Competitor
Competitor w. storage
acceleration SW
IO/sec
4K RAID 5 random reads
Competitor
Serie 7 RAID adapter offers
6.6Gb/s sequential read
performance
Twice the performance of the
competitive product that needs
a SAS expander
Competitor w. storage
acceleration SW
Series 7 achieves 450K IOPS
with 16 natively connected
SATA SSDs
Twice the performance of the
competitive product that needs
a SAS expander
BEHAVIORAL PATTERN – DATA CENTER
S H IF T IN P E R F O R M A N C E M E T R IC S
Impact of Latency on DCs
Emphasis on Latency
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Varies by Application
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Lowest latency
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Consistent latency with no outliers
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Drives Customer Perception and therefore cloud
adoption
Critical factor of differentiation amongst service
providers
Can be monetized
Shopzilla: 5 second speedup resulted in 25% pageview
increase, 10% increase in revenue, 50% decrease in
hardware, and a 120% increase in traffic from Google
Goldman Sachs: making record profits off of a 500ms speed
advantage
Akamai: 30%-50% of transactions that take over 4 seconds,
bail out
Latency not represented in many SLAs:
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Google: an extra 500ms in page generation (latency) dropped
traffic by 20%
Source: ‘Latency: The Achilles Heel of Cloud Computing’; Internap whitepaper
Link: http://www.activo.com/why-low-latency-does-matter-and-increases-online-sales
Business Model Gap
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Amazon: every 100ms in latency cost 1% in sales
“…cloud providers today are unable to offer
premium Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for
mission-critical applications and infrastructure.”
Superior latency opportunity for DCs to separate
from competition
Opportunity to optimize I/O path for reduced latency
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INDUSTRY LEADING PERFORMANCE
MAX CACHE 3.0
Improve Application Performance while reducing latency.
maxCache 3.0 introduces protection from SSD failure via
redundancy while improving usability and reporting
Utilize SSDs for accelerating performance
Write caching broadens application effectiveness
and provides up to 14x increase in write IOPS and
up to 25x increase in read IOPS performance
Optimized Disk Utilization (ODU)
Allows for partitioning of cache pool into logical
array for data storage, and the remaining space
can serve as the cache pool
RAID 5 for Data Storage
Cache pool
For redundant WB
caching
SSD1
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SSD2
SSD3
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR – HYBRID RAID
Parameter
Hybrid RAID Design
Performance
IO performance can be up to 30 times higher.
Sequential bandwidth 2x higher.
IO performance most likely less than one SSD
alone.
Data transfer
“SSD aware” – reads from the SSD when
mirrored to a hard disk drive
Controllers read from both mirrored drives, fine if
both drives have roughly the same performance
Can use a SATA HDD as a mirror for an
SSD, saving the cost for a second SSD while
getting roughly the same performance
Cost doubles for redundancy
Cost effectiveness
Cannot be activated without Hybrid RAID feature
Activation time
Automatically updated as soon as SSDs and
HDDs are mirrored or the same number of
SSDs/HDDs are used in a RAID10
Availability
Available on all Series 6 Unified Serial RAID
Controller cards
Unique feature in Adaptec RAID Code
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Standard Design
HYBRID RAID APPL ICAT ION PERF ORM ANCE
Controller : Adaptec RAID 6805
Controller Firmware: 18623
Windows Driver Version: 18646
AS SSD Application Performance
300
HDD Seagate Constellation.2
SSD: Seagate Pulsar.2
250
200
HDD
150
Performance potential
SSD
100
Hybrid
50
0
ISO Image
Processing
Programs &
Applications
Cloud Services
(Streaming)
Depending on the workload, Hybrid RAID can get close to SSD
performance (between 70% and 95% depending in scenarios tested
above)
If more performance is needed, multiple SSDs and HDDs can be
combined in a Hybrid RAID10 array keeping the cost advantage over the
pure SSD RAID solution while still scaling performance
M AXCRYPTO
R E A L T IM E H A R D W A R E D ATA E N C RY P T IO N AT L IN E S P E E D
Without
maxCrypto key
With
maxCrypto key
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Bank Balance: $1000
SSN#: 123-45-6789
VS
maxCrypto features
 Hardware key that ships as part of the 7He Series
 Devices will have a unique encryption key generated during manufacturing
Benefits
 No risk of customer data exposure
 If the maxCrypto device is destroyed data on the drives becomes
unreadable
 No key management expertise, or key management software required
 Not accessible from outside the server
Secure, Removable Hardware Key
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BROAD COMPATIBILITY
Compatibility has been a critical focus area
 Broad sweep of eco-system testing
 Devices include systems, drives, expanders,
backplanes and cables
Conducted on a quarterly basis
 61 Enclosures from 11 vendors
 50 Motherboard systems from 12 vendors
 125 SATA and SAS Disk Drives from 5 vendors
 Minimum of 10 varieties of SSDs
Offer Qual as a service to key
customers
 Test devices upon reqeuest (72h test procedure)
 Test site available in Germany for EMEA
Test capabilities as a service to qualify latest devices
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U S E C AS E : U S I N G A S MAR T H B A AS A D R AM C AC H E
U S IN G D R A M + Z M C P T O D E - M A N G L E T H E I/ O P A T T E R N S , R E D U C E
L AT ENCY
App
Runs in user space
Highly optimized
Contains all significant IP
May need to “flush” frequently
File
System
Optimized for “generic” applications,
not the one that’s running
Enforces semantics that probably do
more than the application needs
Buffer
Cache
Optimized for “generic” applications
Often bypassed by apps (“direct I/O”)
“Absorbs” I/O from the host with a mix of
patterns caused by the application and the
O/S layers
HBA mode I/O path
Complex “mess” of
interleaved patterns
Disks
Non-RAID application, so nothing but
disks exposed by the storage layer
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Code here to pulls data from the DRAM
cache in a manner optimized for the disks,
regardless of the I/O pattern produced by the
upper layers
SmartHBA mode I/O path
HBA
Optimized for throughput or latency
differentiator
SERIES 6E
P R O D UCT S P E C IF ICATIONS
Benefits
 Single card enables HBA and RAID functionality
 Common RAID stack, drivers and management tools
across product lines
 Single validation and training cycle
Hardware Features
 Utilizes PM8013 SRC 6G RoC
6405E, 4 port with PCIe x1
 SAS 2.0, PCIe Gen 2.0
 128MB DDR2-800 memory
Software Features
 Ability to manage single drives
 Simple Volume, JBOD, RAID 0,1, 10, 1E
 Hybrid RAID 1, 10
 No support for SAS expanders
 Leverage advanced features from Series 6
Projected Performance Metrics - Streaming
6805E, 8 port with PCIe x4
Model
Connector Type
Form Factor
RAID Level
Reads (MB/sec)
Writes (MB/sec)
ASR-6805E
2x SFF-8087
LP / MD2
0
1600 (400)
1600 (400)
ASR-6405E
1x SFF-8087
LP / MD1
10
400 (400)
400 (400)
Number in brackets is 4 port version
ENTRY LEVEL CARD OPTIONS
• Supports mounting of an optional
fan for environments with limited airflow
(needs customer validation)
6405E
6805E
PCIe Gen2 x4 lane interface for
applications requiring high bandwidth like
video editing/streaming, VTL
Up to 1600 MB/s throughput
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PCIe Gen2 x1 lane interface for maximum
host connectivity even in entry level,
desktop class or industrial PC
environments
Up to 400 MB/s throughput
SERIES 6T
P R O D UCT S P E C IF ICATIONS
Benefits
 Recessed connectors out the top
 Supports popular dual processor motherboard
designs in the data centers
Hardware Features
 Utilizes PM8013 SRC 6G RoC
 SAS 2.0, PCIe Gen 2.0
6405T, 8 port with PCIe x8
 512 MB DDR2-667 memory
Adaptec Flash Module(AFM)
 Tethered Supercap: AFM-600 Kit
Software Features
 Simple Volume, JBOD, RAID 0,1, 10, 1E
RAID 5, 6, 50, 60
 Hybrid RAID 1, 10
 Leverage advanced features from Series 6
6805T, 8 port with PCIe x8
 SSD Read/Write caching
Projected Performance Metrics - Streaming
Model
Connector Type
Form Factor
RAID Level
Reads (MB/sec)
Writes (MB/sec)
ASR-6805T
2x SFF-8087
LP / MD2
0
2000
2000
ASR-6405T
1x SFF-8087
LP / MD2
10
1200
1000
AFM-600
n/a
n/a
5/6
1200
1000
S RCV ROC CONT ROLLE R FAMILY
2 4 A N D 8 - P O R T 6 G B / S S A S ( 2 . 1 ) , P C IE 3 . 0 R A ID - O N - C H IP
 780-pin 23 x 23 mm FCBGA
PM8020 (SRCv 8x6G) features
 0.8 mm ball pitch
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8 port 6Gb/s SAS controller: 1.5, 3 & 6G SAS/SATA
 40 nm CMOS technology
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8 lanes of PCIe Gen 3
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MIPS 1004K processor cluster featuring 2 1GHz cores
 1085-pin 27 x 27 mm FCBGA
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64KB of coherent L1 instruction & 32KB data cache /core
 0.8 mm ball pitch
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512KB shared L2 Cache
 40 nm CMOS technology
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DDR3-1600MHz memory controller
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Green Backup
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Hardware RAID 0/1/5/50/6/60 acceleration support
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Software compatible with SRC 8x6G
Power
Additional PM8015 (SRCv 24x6G)
features
Model
Typical (W)
SRCv 8x6G
10.6
SRCv 24x6G
15.8
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24 port 6Gb/s SAS controller
Schedule
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Additional 1GHz processor
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Additional DDR-3 interface
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