Virtualisation, The Impact Of Technology On Information Management Dr Kevin McIsaac IBRS [email_address]
IBRS: Who We Are <ul><li>An Australian Company That Provides Research And Advice To IT And Business  Managers In Australia...
Overview  <ul><li>Virtualisation Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor And Technology Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>What You Mus...
Virtualisation Overview <ul><li>What is Virtualisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it the most important trend in IT infrast...
What is Virtualisation? <ul><li>A way to loosely couple “workload” to “hardware” by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making all devic...
Why Is It So Important? <ul><li>It is the most important infrastructure trend in the last 7 years & the next 7 </li></ul><...
Technology 101 <ul><li>Server Virtualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Already mainstream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperviso...
Vendor & Technology Landscape <ul><li>Who Are The Market Leaders? </li></ul><ul><li>Separating The Facts From The Hype </l...
Who Are The Market Leaders? <ul><li>Server Virtualisation (IDC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>’ 07: 35% of new servers virtualised...
Separating The Facts From The Hype <ul><li>Virtualisation is the hot buzz word, BEWARE of vendors product hype!!! </li></u...
What You Must Know <ul><li>The benefits </li></ul><ul><li>The questions you need to ask </li></ul>
The Benefits <ul><li>Lower TCO </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, low cost HA and DR </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid provisioning </li></ul...
The Questions To Ask <ul><li>Is my application suitable? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If not why not? Challenge the status quo? P...
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  1. 1. Virtualisation, The Impact Of Technology On Information Management Dr Kevin McIsaac IBRS [email_address]
  2. 2. IBRS: Who We Are <ul><li>An Australian Company That Provides Research And Advice To IT And Business Managers In Australian And New Zealand Organisations. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Virtualisation Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor And Technology Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>What You Must Know For Your Information Management Projects </li></ul>
  4. 4. Virtualisation Overview <ul><li>What is Virtualisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it the most important trend in IT infrastructure? </li></ul><ul><li>Technology 101 </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Virtualisation? <ul><li>A way to loosely couple “workload” to “hardware” by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making all devices look the same </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces diversity and simplifies the environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enables change, i.e., applications, or data, can be moved around </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making a single server look like many servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>While still providing robust isolation and resource control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enables consolidation which increases hardware utilisation and lower TCO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making many storage units look like a single unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hides storage complexity, simplifying storage management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enables policy based storage management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Today it is all things to all vendors , beware ! </li></ul><ul><li>Server virtualization & consolidation are CIO’s #1 & #2 priorities - Goldman Sachs Survey </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Is It So Important? <ul><li>It is the most important infrastructure trend in the last 7 years & the next 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Totally changes IT infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today it enables capabilities that support business needs affordable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HA, DR, CO, CoD, rapid provisioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All on commodity hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By 2015 commodity infrastructure becomes a unified system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remarkably like the old M/F </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources managed by policy to SLAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualisation is the data centre O/S </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By 2015 You Will Buy A “Datacenter in a Box”. Virtualisation Is Essential To Harness the Power </li></ul>Virtual HW Virtual HW Virtual HW Virtual HW Resource Pool Virtual HW Virtual HW
  7. 7. Technology 101 <ul><li>Server Virtualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Already mainstream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypervisor now free </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage Virtualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some benefits but take caution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Desktop (VDI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Probably just a niche like Citrix </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application Virtualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The next important desktop enabler </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Hypervisor Is A Commodity And The Management Tools Are The Differentiators </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vendor & Technology Landscape <ul><li>Who Are The Market Leaders? </li></ul><ul><li>Separating The Facts From The Hype </li></ul>
  9. 9. Who Are The Market Leaders? <ul><li>Server Virtualisation (IDC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>’ 07: 35% of new servers virtualised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implies 90% of all new workloads! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projecting 52% in ‘08 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of firms using it now. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>90%+ in the next 18 months. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>App-V &ThinApp emerging in App Virtualisation market </li></ul><ul><li>Citrix still strong in Display Virtualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many challenges in moving beyond this </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How Does Microsoft Entry Change The Market? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Separating The Facts From The Hype <ul><li>Virtualisation is the hot buzz word, BEWARE of vendors product hype!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Server Virtualisation – VMware is mature and ready for use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware is the clear leader, most organisations should use this strategically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Now the hypervisor is free, MS’s major advantage has been neutralised </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS will struggle to displace VMware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technically inferior, 18month to 3 years behind. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will try to change the goal posts to dynamic IT. Not achievable for most </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open source is not the answer either </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Xen is probably defunct </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>KVM will be the open source choice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage - Thin provisioning is the next key storage virtualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network based virtualisation has limited traction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP storage will grow rapidly, especially in a Virtualised environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Desktop (VDI) - beware vendor hype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many small pilots but very few in production (1 or 2 in Australia) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost benefits do not stack up, move to stateless PC architecture instead </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What You Must Know <ul><li>The benefits </li></ul><ul><li>The questions you need to ask </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Benefits <ul><li>Lower TCO </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, low cost HA and DR </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid provisioning </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous operations </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity on Demand </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Questions To Ask <ul><li>Is my application suitable? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If not why not? Challenge the status quo? Push back on vendors! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the savings, benefits and risks from using it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for lower, shared server costs, affordable HA & DR, agility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What can I do now that I could not afford before? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More quickly provide new services/applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do we have the skills? How will operations change? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where can I source these skills. Can I use consultant to build & transfer? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How does this impact my outsourcer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do they provide it? What is their cost model? Is it flexible? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How does this new infrastructure get funded? </li></ul>
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