Solving Intel IT’s Data Storage Growth Challenges Executive Overview
Intel IT is using a variety of techniques to accommodate growing demand for storage capabilities, without increasing costs. In 2011, Intel faced a 53-percent increase in storage capacity from 2010and the continued build out of private cloud could increase this demand even further. Intel is managing the growth rate by the following: • Reclaiming, right sizing, and right-tiering storage based on access, performance, and business continuity requirements • Aggressively refreshing storage and preparing to enable efficiency technologies such as de-duplication and thin provisioning.
Intel manages about 38.2 petabytes of raw primary storage capacity. By targeting greater than 60-percent utilization and aggressively deploying new Intel® Xeon® processor-based file servers as well as implementing a variety of techniques discussed in this paper, Intel has achieved capital savings of USD 9.2 million while supporting significant capacity and performance improvements. This multi-level approach to storage management, including service management, infrastructure management, domain management, and device management, is suited to Intel’s complex, globally dispersed, high-volume shared storage environment. Intel uses some of their storage techniques across the enterprise. Other storage techniques are currently in use more substantially for one or more business functions—Design, Office, Manufacturing, Enterprise, and Services (DOMES)—because they are tailored to a specific business function’s current storage and business needs. Ultimately most of these technologies will be adopted for all the business functions.
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