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Posted by richswain in Sep 15, 2009, under Tips and Tweaks
There is a very good NEW Demo for you to share. “Honey, I shrunk the LUN”. What this demo shows is SnapDrive 6.2, which is now in Beta, shrinking a LUN on the fly without causing so much as a blip on the OS.
Every single LUN in existence is over provisioned. Sometimes by 100%, or more. It has had to be this way. It is, by far, the biggest reason for wasted space on a disk array. And it is worse on traditional storage. When migrated to N series the problem will still be there, until now.
N series provides customers the ability to win back storage held hostage by traditional array technologies and the provisioning it forces upon them – without downtime or disruption.
A customer with 50 TB of storage today, may be able to buy just 25 TB of N series storage (or less), because we can shrink their LUNS and gain back that which was written off as lost.
A customer may be able to leverage Dedupe and gain back even more.
You could use this against traditional storage as part of a gateway campaign, and help them extend the life of their traditional storage array
With N series they can begin with Thin Provisioning, or they can simply switch it on at a later time. No migrations required. No disruption.
Thin Provisioning, Dedupe and LUN Shrink all work together. On all N series systems. At the same time.
Here is the link for the YouTube Demo:
Let me know what you think!