Key benefits of this Ready Stack are:
- Resiliency—The Ready Stack architecture ensures that no single point of failure exists. Redundancy is incorporated in server high-availability features, redundant networking, and multipath storage.
- Low latency and high throughput—Each server includes the processing power, memory, and Fibre Channel (FC) and Ethernet network adapters to support the throughput and transactions for high-performance database application workloads.
- Scalability—You can configure this Ready Stack to suit your needs for single or multiple databases. The Ready Stack provides flexibility by supporting various options. Based upon database workload requirements, server and storage configurations can be scaled up or out to meet an organization's requirements for application reliability and service-level agreements.
To scale up:
- Increase memory density.
- Add more processors or processors that have more cores to a server.
- Add drives to the storage brick or bricks.
To scale out:
- Increase server and storage quantity.
- Add network and storage fabrics if additional ports are required.
- Powerful all-flash storage—The Dell EMC XtremIO X2 storage array is designed to offer multidimensional scalability. It is optimized for business applications and databases so that DBAs can:
- Meet consistently high performance demands with low latency.
- Provide a balanced system across all Dell EMC X-Brick blocks for compute power, storage bandwidth, and capacity. Balancing data distribution achieves consistent and predictable database performance by eliminating hot spots.
- Use inline deduplication to save physical data capacity without affecting database performance.
- Benefit from in-memory metadata and metadata-aware replication and rich application-integrated copy services.
- Realize significant management efficiencies
- Achieve performance that exceeds RAID 10 and provides capacity savings that are better than RAID 5 through a flash-based data protection algorithm.
- Data protection—The Dell EMC Data Domain DD6300 is a disk-based inline deduplication system that provides data protection and disaster recovery in the enterprise environment. The DD6300 system includes the Data Domain System Manager (DD System Manager), which provides a UI for performing system operations, and the Data Domain Operating System (DD OS), which provides a command-line interface (CLI).
- Integrated Dell EMC management—This Ready Stack includes the following Dell EMC management tools:
- Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter (OMIVV)—A virtual appliance that enables administrators to view physical host details in VMware vSphere.
- Dell EMC Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 9 (iDRAC9)—An out-of-band (OOB) management tool for Dell EMC PowerEdge rack servers. iDRAC9 has its own HTML5-based UI and can be accessed by using various methods including SSH, RACADM, and the Redfish API. iDRAC9 Group Manager provides a one-to-many console for accessing the details of multiple servers. As needed, administrators can also use Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise (OME) and OME Modular Edition to manage server content that is accessible through iDRAC9.
- Brocade Web Tools—An embedded UI on Dell EMC Connectrix switches that enables administrators to monitor and manage single or small fabrics, switches, and ports. Web Tools is launched directly from a web browser or from the Brocade Network Advisor.
- DD System Manager—A web-based UI that provides administrators with configurable dashboards to simplify and automate data protection management, monitoring, and reporting.