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Managing an Enterprise Class Hybrid Architecture


Datapipe’s Director of Compliant Solutions, Mark Fuqua, will lead a conversation with Shane Shelton, McGraw Hill Education’s Senior Director of Application Performance and Development Operations, and …

Datapipe’s Director of Compliant Solutions, Mark Fuqua, will lead a conversation with Shane Shelton, McGraw Hill Education’s Senior Director of Application Performance and Development Operations, and Datapipe Solution Architects around the steps taken to deliver an end-to-end hybrid infrastructure. This session will cover the issues faced, problems solved, services implemented, and approach used in deploying a holistic hybrid it solution for McGraw Hill Education. 

The discussion will center around achieving visibility into both AWS and traditional infrastructure through an integrated managed solution encompassing thousands of instances, direct connect, highly available oracle database components, and governance controls around the entire

At this scale, simple changes can have a significant impact to an overall environment, having drastic effects on the integrity, security, and costs of solution. We will cover the change control, intrusion detection services, log management, and analytics platform used to secure and manage this environment.

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  • 1. © 2014, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified, or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of, Inc. Managing an Enterprise Class Hybrid Architecture Mark Fuqua, Gil Llanos – Datapipe Shane Shelton – McGraw-Hill Education
  • 2. Who We Are Global Managed Cloud Leader • Single provider solution for the management of mission critical IT • Big supplier capabilities in a nimble, customer focused company • Consistent, global service delivery experience Global Education Content Leader • Focused on improving learning outcomes across the globe • Over 6,000 employees • Transforming from print to digital education company
  • 3. Why McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) is Moving to the Cloud Key Business Drivers • Need for global delivery and better user experience • Cost reduction over current model • Ability to streamline processes for agile development and continuous integration • More flexibility then brick & mortar model • Automation of everything
  • 4. McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) Mandatories when Selecting a Partner Mandatories Datapipe Others Deep expertise and understanding of AWS environments X X Global delivery footprint with direct connect to AWS X Ability to meet our requirements with a true Hybrid Infrastructure X Strong approach to cloud security and resiliency X Superior customer support X X
  • 5. The McGraw Hill Education Cloud Journey Plan Design Go Live
  • 6. Planning for the Cloud • Understand your application landscape • Identify the right candidates for the cloud • Align physical infrastructure to cloud to solve unique requirements Case study example • Picking the target applications for AWS deployment • Identifying security requirements • Leverage best practices in AWS adoption
  • 7. Roadmap
  • 8. Designing for the Cloud • Assuring tight alignment between technical design and business objectives • Leverage best practices • Collaboration between engineering teams Case study example • Developing a hybrid architecture • Handling data transfer between physical and cloud • Implementation challenges of the hybrid environment
  • 9. MHE Global Deployment Architecture
  • 10. Going Live in the Cloud • Test, test, test • Understanding the nature of a global deployment • Governance (change control, access, etc) Case study example • Post live experience • Hybrid governance • Integrated management & dashboard
  • 11. Managing Operations Cloud Management Portal Analytics Governance & Change Control
  • 12. Thank you