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  • 1. Building an AerodynamicInfrastructureThe Power and Agility of FlexPod Chris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public
  • 2. What animal do we need in the Data Centre? Bred for hard, heavy tasks • Workhorse ‒ a (1) : a person who performs most of the work of a group task (2) : a hardworking person ‒ b : something that is markedly useful, durable, or dependable Power to generate speed. • Racehorse ‒ a horse bred or kept for racingChris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 2
  • 3. DC’s still have a heavy load to bear – but the business now see’s agility and speed as performance indicators Bred for hard, heavy tasks?Chris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public
  • 4. DC’s still have a heavy load to bear – but the business now see’s agility and speed as performance indicators Bred for hard, heavy tasks? Power to generate speed?Chris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public
  • 5. So what would the business back? A thoroughbred but also a hybrid…Chris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 5
  • 6. So what would the business back? A thoroughbred but also a hybrid… An agile and Virtualisation Non Virtual Enterprise Apps A highly powerful and quick thinking Servers robust back office platform to Storage infrastructure able to support the Network cope with heavy duty speed of 90-100% of Applications operating systems virtualisation and and application private cloud workloadsChris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 6
  • 7. So what would the business back? A thoroughbred but also a hybrid… Virtualisation Transformation Automation Compute Network Storage An agile and Virtualisation Non Virtual Enterprise Apps A highly powerful and quick thinking Servers robust back office platform to Storage infrastructure able to support the Network cope with heavy duty speed of 90-100% of Applications operating systems virtualisation and and application private cloud workloadsChris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 7
  • 8. Data Centre Transformation Outcomes Business Drives simplicity, integration, and automation / Lower Service Costs of acquisition and implementation / Flexibly Abstraction respond to business changes / Lower Risks / Faster Time to Revenue Automate Service Convenient, on-demand network access / Shared Orchestrate Manage pools of configurable resources / Automation / Elasticity / Minimal management effort Security Storage Infrastructure Apps Virtualised / Resilient / Open / Optimised / /Desktop Compute Network Modular FlexPod PlatformChris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public
  • 9. A Case Study – Loughborough University How do you embody the trust of workhorse with the speed and attraction of racehorse? Distributed Data-centres Under Desks (DDUDS) And decide is you spend £2.5million on a DC refurbishment just to stand still?Chris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public
  • 10. Our solution: introduce FlexPodTM based Mini-PodsChris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public
  • 11. De-risking the cloud and avoiding major build: Loughborough’s FlexPodTM Hybrid Cloud ‘Fairly Support the green’ Universities Cloud Service core IT Systems + Local FlexPod Offer a new cloud Remote agile service 2 x ‘mini-pods’ Logicalis MPC cloud model that is competitive via and compellingChris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public
  • 12. Results • Reduced data center footprint by 80% • Saved $3.6 million in data center costs • Hybrid cloud accelerates research • Gained IT service agility, application portability, data protectionChris Gabriel © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 12