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Successful Virtualization

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Virtual Complexity
Server consolidation is by no means the only result of enterprise
virtualization – a complex new archit...
Unanswered operational questions               a greater need for virtualization,        Your needs in a partner
Why is th...
A Single Strategy
Rather than proceed on a project-by-project basis with infrastructure components,
successful adopters ar...
Deploying virtualization as a single strategy   Virtualization as business strategy            Rather than deploying virtu...
How to Transform
Virtualizing the enterprise infrastructure of even a small organization beyond servers
in a data center i...
An evolved partner                           The business logic of IT                      Enterprise-wide deployment will...
All hardware and software
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  1. 1. Successful Virtualization Simply Virtual Siemens IT Solutions and Services s
  2. 2. Virtual Complexity Server consolidation is by no means the only result of enterprise virtualization – a complex new architecture which radically reshapes traditional provisioning and support in pursuit of lower operational cost and greater business agility. The sustainability agenda A technique once deployed in the Reality – a different story Around the world today organizations in mainframe field, virtualization has In reality, just 2% of servers in a big the public as well as private sector are now evolved to a market tipping point, European market such as Germany are striving to realize sustainable strategies. enabling a whole new era of flexible virtualized, proving that most are still at Modern economics has become such a technology and real-time provisioning. the experimental stage. Even for those volatile, interconnected phenomenon Breaking the age-old dependency organizations that have already committed that enterprises must save and grow between hardware and performance, to a virtualization strategy, server simultaneously. Market change demands virtualization enables organizations to cut consolidation and virtualization are still flexible underlying structures that answer capital investment, reduce operational the core focus – rather than enterprise- shifting requirements. Mergers, acquisitions cost, maximize utilization, improve wide enablement through data centers, and divestitures continue to dominate security and manageability, go green storage, networks, clients and applications. corporate agendas – demanding rapid as well as support business innovation integration and technology economies. and growth all at once. Full virtualization A more global, mobile workforce requires removes the false constraints around real-time resources in order to compete. fixed infrastructure silos and delivers Virtualization can deliver on all counts. a dynamic pool of computing resources. The technology and the opportunities have arrived – but what about the practical experience? 02
  3. 3. Unanswered operational questions a greater need for virtualization, Your needs in a partner Why is this so? In reality, virtualization tightening regulation and risk control Your virtual transformation, along raises as many business and management across the world demands an equal whatever curve from initial experiment issues as it solves in terms of technology. understanding of virtual processes, to hybrid or full migration, will need the Virtual complexity is not a question of the performance and long-term reliability. best of business advice as well as neutral technique itself, but one of hidden Going virtual is relatively simple – so technology consulting before successful interdependencies and unanticipated simple in fact that virtual sprawl is implementation. You will need someone governance concerns. Not only are virtual already a growing concern. The complex who understands the full infrastructure resources released as a dynamic pool to challenge being faced by organizational equation – not just from a hardware address changing business patterns – leaders such as yourself is not when or perspective across servers, network their traditional operation, administration why – but how and with whom? components, devices and desktops and risk management are entirely Hardware and software vendors – those but from a software perspective across transformed. Who owns what? Who most threatened by the new trend and applications. And, finally, you will need gets access to what? How are regulation most intent on controlling outcomes – someone to fully integrate virtual results and compliance affected by radical may not be the logical answer. – from a process, a technology, a security transformation across silos and borders? as well as a compliance point of view – How secure are a company’s most vital with your existing distributed infrastructure. assets?If the current economic crisis drives 03
  4. 4. A Single Strategy Rather than proceed on a project-by-project basis with infrastructure components, successful adopters are starting from a strategic understanding of the total business opportunity as well as the entire set of changes to technology layers and interplay. Virtualization as deployed today is already Competitive edge in realization delivering significant results in server Siemens IT Solutions and Services is a utilization and capital spend reduction. unique virtualization partner – vendor- But these results are still limited mostly neutral for independent consulting in to the data center, while full virtualization your best interest, exclusively practiced across the infrastructure proceeds slowly in complex global deployments and owing to vendor limitation, interoperability industrially embedded for sector-specific issues and the complexity of managing process understanding. Partnered with distributed IT. Operational cost reduction some of today’s leading virtualization will not become a manifest reality until experts, we approach your virtual entire infrastructures are approached opportunity in its entirety and help you holistically. Neither will virtualization realize rapid, low-risk transition to virtual impact top-line business performance until business performance. With Siemens, you technology transformation is conducted bridge the experimental gap and connect from a business process perspective. directly to mature global expertise. Virtualization services from this partner are built on unique experience within Siemens itself, virtualizing tens of thousands of servers with their surrounding storage, network, application and client infrastructures. Step by step, our systematic transformation roadmap plots your enterprise objectives, technology potential and entire change program from current and interim states of performance to your longer-term Target Operational Model (TOM). 04
  5. 5. Deploying virtualization as a single strategy Virtualization as business strategy Rather than deploying virtualization in the thus brings many advantages. You begin The question is not how to realize service of its own product agenda, Siemens from a business imperative, with a complete virtualization as a data-center technology, IT Solutions and Services delivers unique sense of where it delivers best value to or even as an enterprise-wide infrastructure customer results built on interoperability, virtualize your technology resources, along architecture, but to enable virtualization complex integration, multi-vendor insight with a consistent and comprehensive as a business strategy – not only in terms and specific business process knowledge. approach to legacy integration, virtual of security and compliance but to speed Whatever your immediate virtualization security and logical/physical load-balancing. innovation, accelerate M&A integration agenda may be, your business deserves Diverse virtualization projects are likely and catalyze growth. These are the core more than server reduction or diminished to result in capital expenditure (CAPEX) skills of an industrially positioned partner costs. In the right hands, virtualization reduction, but just as easily lead to such as Siemens IT Solutions and Services, can deliver so much more to your business greater operational expense (OPEX) driving coordinated virtualization across colleagues – from dynamic process in management and administration. the Siemens global network in pursuit of provisioning and added market Save yourself these hidden costs as well corporate speed, cohesion and profitability. responsiveness to greater staff productivity, as regulatory exposure by partnering enhanced global collaboration and swifter with a seasoned integration expert. organic as well as inorganic growth. We transform IT into business value. 05
  6. 6. How to Transform Virtualizing the enterprise infrastructure of even a small organization beyond servers in a data center is often a frustrating process as vendor limitations become more obvious and system vulnerabilities seem to multiply. The answer lies in systematic implementation and comprehensive support. Mapping your transition Delivering a transformation roadmap On paper, virtualization looks like a pure As a full-scope solution provider and customized to your exact scenario, we technology transformation. In the real system integrator, we bring a thoroughly identify and coordinate the systematic world, this is merely the starting point for proven transformation methodology steps required to take you from your current multiple complex process transformations to your specific scenario. Virtualization state of performance to your long-term – from IT management processes such as evolution starts with sector understanding operational target. Vendor-neutral thinking incident response, problem and change and objective consulting for full awareness and proprietary toolsets ensure you management to core business processes of opportunities, vulnerabilities and best- benefit from full technology scope and across the value chain from supply and practice precedents. Before designing the lessons of multiple complex innovation to production and customer your implementation strategy, our work- deployments. Our five-step transformation service. Without the extensive knowledge shop and assessment phases address the model – from workshop, assessment and of all these interdependent variables, entire field of virtualization possibilities design to implementation and ongoing virtual machine adaptation can increase and current infrastructure performance. management – engages your entire complexity and add to management cost. infrastructure, enables your dynamic This is why our virtualization answers resource pooling and evolves your are grounded in sector experience and virtual business results. real-world deployment awareness. Virtual Machine Virtual Machine Virtual Machine Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications OS OS OS CPU, Memory, IO, CPU, Memory, IO, CPU, Memory, IO, Disk (Virtual) Disk (Virtual) Disk (Virtual) CPU, Memory, IO, Disk (Virtual) Virtual Machine, Monitoring and Management Platform Hardware (Physical) CPU, Memory, IO, Disk Multiplying technology layers is just the beginning of multiplex IT and business process redesign 06
  7. 7. An evolved partner The business logic of IT Enterprise-wide deployment will result Vendor neutral and industrially embedded, We understand the business logic of IT in the greatest possible CAPEX and OPEX the Siemens integrator and process from a special perspective – the heart of reductions to technology budgets. With transformer commands unique global the world’s most distributed manufacturing an estimated 70% of those budgets experience. Virtualization is not a means enterprise. We are virtualizing the eight- currently allocated to maintain as-is to various ends – from technology largest infrastructure in the world and operations, realizing OPEX reduction optimization, service-oriented gathering valuable deployment and through automated processes and architectures and Green IT to the management lessons. Virtualization is not centralized management is of key unfolding promises of cloud computing. a one-stop transformation but a continuous importance. But the full benefit of Properly executed and sensibly managed, evolution requiring built-in innovation technology virtualization – the business it enables fluid pooling of resources, capabilities. Our partnerships with leading payoff – will only come with business reduced carbon emissions and energy providers such as Microsoft, Citrix and process redesign and sector-specific spend as well as dynamically supported VMware ensure we keep at the cutting adaptation. This is where partner maturity business initiatives. Choosing an evolved edge of technology change. Our industry makes the difference between reduced partner such Siemens makes these goals DNA from Siemens means we know how costs and emissions on their own and the a reality with less time, cost and risk to business processes must and can change addition of enhanced performance and your enterprise. to capture the full performance potential profit. Choose this strategic moment to of this technology trend. start a conversation with us on the best way you can leverage virtualization. Don’t just evolve your technology architecture with virtualization – evolve your real business impact. 07
  8. 8. All hardware and software names used are brand names and/or trademarks of their respective holders. Siemens AG © Siemens AG, 2009. Siemens IT Solutions and Services Right of modifications reserved. Order No. U29832-J-Z401-1-7600 Otto-Hahn-Ring 6 12/09 | Printed in Germany 81739 Munich, Germany Global Info Desk Tel.: +49-1805-444713 it-solutions@siemens.com www.siemens.com/it-solutions

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