Welcome to the EMC Isilon Community Ask the Expert conversation.
Our Experts today are here to answer any and all questions you may have related to the Data Lake Foundation product launches from earlier this month. As a quick recap, our experts are here to talk about the latest Isilon OneFS operating system (version 7.2.0), Insight IQ 3.1 and the newest storage platform for high density, deep archiving workloads, called HD400. Additionally we have a guest speaker George Hamilton to answer any questions about the Elastic Cloud Storage solutions and how it works as part of your Data Lake Foundation. This discussion is now open for questions. If you missed the virtual launch event, you can view the video on demand here.
Meet Your Experts:
|Director of Engineering, Platforms - EMC|
Peter is a veteran storage professional with experience developing platform enablement technologies for compute and storage platforms. He has lead project development as well as lead teams responsible for delivering next generation technologies on a tight timeline and budget. Before joining EMC 5 years ago, Peter worked for IBM as a software engineer.
|Consultant Product Manager - EMC|
Karthik has been with Isilon for 2 years now. Prior to this, he's spent a year at Netapp and before that 12 years at Veritas, first as an engineering and then running product management for their cluster file system product. Some of Karthik's areas of expertise are as followed: Cluster file systems, virtualization, product management, scale out NAS markets, competitive views, software defined storage.
Product Marketing, ViPR, ECS - EMC
George is a Senior Manager responsible for EMC ECS Appliance and Centera and Atmos object storage platform product marketing. He has worked in the technology industry for nearly 20 years as a product marketing manager, industry analyst, and research director. As an analyst, George covered cloud computing and services, IT infrastructure, and IT management software. George has worked for small, pre-IPO firms such as LogMeIn, boutique advisory firms like Yankee Group as well as established technology vendors EMC, CA and Sybase.
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Welcome to this ATE event. This discussion is now open for questions.
In hopes of seeing some discussion kick off here, I'm very interested to hear more about the ECS solution. Mr. Hamilton, any opening remarks you have on where ECS can really show it's strength? Along those lines, it may be helpful for some short opening remarks from everyone to kick start the discussion?
Sure thing! First, let me say that it's exciting to see ECS Appliance, along with EMC Isilon, as a core part of the Data Lake Foundation Strategy announced at Strata + Hadoop World conference today.
ECS is the acronym for Elastic Cloud Storage. The ECS Appliance is a software-defined cloud-storage platform that combines the cost advantages of commodity infrastructure with the reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) of an integrated solution.
ECS is an object-based storage platform so that's where it really shows its strengths. ECS is designed for REST-based applications and environments that have multiple sites and need massive scale. ECS features an active-active, read-write and and very efficient geo-replication that delivers low storage overhead without compromising access to data - especially for geo-distributed environments.
ECS supports industry leading Object and HDFS access protocols to support a broad range of cloud and Big Data applications. ECS also features seamless management, multi-tenancy, and detailed metering to deploy and manage storage-as-a-service. You can certainly find out more by visiting emc.com/ecsappliance.
Thanks, I'm looking forward to this Ask the Expert Event!
You know the latest OneFS 7.2.0 version quite well. In your opinion, what improvements or new features (since 7.1.1) are the most significant improvements and why? How does that impact customers?
Support for integration into Ambari via the Isilon Ambari agent is a great new feature! It greatly simplifies the deployment of the Hortonworks cluster and integration of the Isilon into the HDFS environment.
OneFS 7.2 brings in so many new features. We introduced support for a new HD400 platform. As part of EMC's Data Lake Foundation, OneFS 7.2 includes support for HDFS 2.3, 2.4 and Apache Ambari integration for ease of provisioning, monitoring and managing Hadoop clusters.
We've enhanced our NFS stack to support NFS Access Zones and enable auditing capability on NFS.
OneFS 7.2 enables node compatibility for S210/S200 and X410/X400.
On the networking side, we've introduced support for source based routing.
A lot of feature enhancements in core OneFS to improve Snapshot performance, specifically snapshot delete performance.
Lastly, OneFS 7.2 now allows customers object access to OneFS using Openstack SWIFT.
If i want a customer, my first questions about the node would be
what is the performance of node?
there was a document with that information
the document was "Isilon IQ Clustered Storage for high-performance applications" created august 2008
do you have that document updated until onefs7.2 with the new models of nodes? and could you send me a copy?
the document show the values of performance with the protocols nfs, cifs, http and ftp, with the variables uncoalesced write, coalesced write, uncache read, cache read
that information would be vital to create new solutions for the client
it seems that the document you are referring to is no longer updated and released. There are several documents on HD400 and its specs available in the HD400 - Info Hub. Additional Info is also available on OneFS 7.2 here: OneFS 7.2 Documentation - Info Hub
I hope these libraries will provide you with the information you are looking for. If by any chance you are still missing specific documentation, please submit a request to email@example.com