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  • Virtualization Today: Where We ’re At, Where We’re Going… Greg Shields, MVP, vExpert Head Geek, Concentrated Technology www.ConcentratedTech.com
  • This slide deck was used in one of our many conference presentations. We hope you enjoy it, and invite you to use it within your own organization however you like. For more information on our company, including information on private classes and upcoming conference appearances, please visit our Web site, www.ConcentratedTech.com . For links to newly-posted decks, follow us on Twitter: @concentrateddon or @concentratdgreg This work is copyright ©Concentrated Technology, LLC
  • Where We ’ve Been
    • “ Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”
    • - George Santayana, Reason in Common Sense
  • Where We ’ve Been
    • “ Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”
    • - George Santayana, Reason in Common Sense
    • 1960s: The term “ virtualization ” is coined.
    • 1960: The term “ cloud computing ” is coined by John McCarthy, who said, “computation may someday be organized as a public utility”.
    • 1967: Platform virtualization pioneered with the IBM CP-40 and later CP-67.
    • 1972: Hardware-assisted virtualization introduced with the IBM System/370.
    • 1972: Paravirtualization introduced with IBM VM operating system.
  • Where We ’ve Been
    • 1998: VMware, Inc. Founded.
    • 1999: VMware Workstation v1 Released.
    • 1999: cPanel 3 Released. Early solution for Linux-based ASP virtual private servers.
    • 2001: Gartner identifies a timeline for the adoption of “ web services ”, an early attempt at cloud computing framework. Microsoft, IBM, Sun, Software AG, Oracle and others submit tools in support.
    • 2001: SWsoft Virtuozzo for Linux Released, commercially-viable OS virtualization solution for enterprise.
    • 2001: VMware ESX 1.0 and GSX 1.0 Released.
    • 2003: Open Source Xen Released to the Public.
    • 2004: SWsoft (Parallels) Announces Parallels Desktop for Mac and Parallels Workstation .
    • 2004: Gartner predicts that by the end of 2004, 40% of financial services transactions and 35% of online government services will be delivered as Web Services .
    • 2005: SWsoft (Parallels) Virtuozzo adds support for Microsoft OSs, begins consuming market share for Microsoft-based ASP virtual private servers.
    • 2005: Amazon creates Amazon Web Services .
  • Where We ’ve Been
    • 2006: XenSource 3.0 Released with support for Microsoft OSs.
    • 2006: VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 Released with ESX 3.0 and VirtualCenter 2.0.
    • 2007: Parallels Announces Parallels Server for Mac .
    • 2007: VMware ESXi Released.
    • 2007: VirtualBox OSE (now Sun xVM ) released as free software. Survey by DesktopLinux.com reports VirtualBox is third most popular software for running Windows programs on Linux.
    • Aug, 2007: Citrix Acquires XenSource, creates XenServer .
    • June, 2008: Microsoft Releases Hyper-V R1 , free solution atop Windows Server 2008
    • 2008: Microsoft Announces the future availability of its Windows Azure Platform as a Cloud Platform.
    • Feb, 2009: XenSource Pricing dropped to free.
    • May, 2009: VMware vSphere 4 Released. Begins its marketing of “Cloud Computing”.
    • Aug, 2009: Microsoft Releases Hyper-V R2
    • Sept, 2009: Microsoft Releases Hyper-V Server R2
  • Where We ’re At
    • Gartner identifies “Virtualization” and “Cloud Computing” as two of the top 10 strategic technologies for 2009.
      • It also reports that “Cloud Computing” has reached the apex of the firm’s “ Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies”
      • 2 to 5 years away from mainstream adoption.
  • Where We ’re At
    • Gartner identifies “Virtualization” and “Cloud Computing” as two of the top 10 strategic technologies for 2009.
      • It also reports that “Cloud Computing” has reached the apex of the firm’s “ Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies”
      • 2 to 5 years away from mainstream adoption.
    • It further forecasts virtualization adoption in business to hit 20% by year ‘s end.
      • This is up from 12% last year.
  • Where We ’re At
    • A study commissioned by Centrify and reported this month in eWeek found nearly 26% of surveyed individuals had virtualized at least half of their systems .
      • They expect that number to double by the end of 2010.
  • Where We ’re At
    • A study commissioned by Centrify and reported this month in eWeek found nearly 26% of surveyed individuals had virtualized at least half of their systems .
      • They expect that number to double by the end of 2010.
    • VMware has deep penetration, however mixed environments are growing common.
      • VMware has 60% presence in datacenters of surveyed individuals, with 32% using VMware exclusively .
      • 50% will “probably evaluate other technologies ” as well.
      • 58% have a mixed environment , using virtualization technology from a number of different sources.
      • 24% do not use VMware technology.
  • What Does This Mean? Where are We Going?
    • The pace of innovation in systems virtualization appears to be plateauing (again).
      • Rapid change in any industry is often a detractor/distractor to business adoption.
      • Although virtualization ’s early adoption violates this tenet.
      • Consolidation >> hard cost savings >> First-real-tech-in-a-long-time-that-the-CFO-can-measure drove early adoption.
  • What Does This Mean? Where are We Going?
    • The pace of innovation in systems virtualization appears to be plateauing (again).
      • Rapid change in any industry is often a detractor/distractor to business adoption.
      • Although virtualization ’s early adoption violates this tenet.
      • Consolidation >> hard cost savings >> First-real-tech-in-a-long-time-that-the-CFO-can-measure drove early adoption.
    • This reduction in pace is a good thing .
      • Virtualization is the future .
      • Late adopters can learn from the decisions and mistakes made by early adopters.
      • Cost effective solutions are now available. Hybrid solutions are now available. Conventional wisdom is now available.
  • Twelve Important Thoughts
    • I present twelve thoughts I have been developing as I watch the industry.
      • These thoughts are presented to help stimulate your thinking associated with your existing or planned virtualization investment.
      • DISCLAIMER: I am an independent technology analyst.
  • Virtual Thought #1
    • The hypervisor war is (almost) over.
  • Virtual Thought #1
    • The hypervisor war is (almost) over.
      • Today ’s battlefront is more about virtualization management than hypervisors themselves.
      • Includes first-party management capabilities, but also critically necessary add-on products.
      • Includes service-centric management solutions like those from HP, BMC, VizionCore, others.
      • Today ’s hypervisor changes are becoming evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
      • Each of today ’s “Major 3” virtualization products are ready for the enterprise.
  • Burton Group ’s Hypervisor Report
  • Burton Group ’s Hypervisor Report Only 3 of 27 Required Features Are Missing in R2
  • Virtual Thought #2
    • Virtualization in the enterprise datacenter must become the standard.
      • Most workloads can be virtualized today.
      • The benefits of virtualization far outweigh its added complexities and cost (this goes for both CAPEX and OPEX).
      • Consolidation is not always the goal. Cost-free hypervisors make 1:1 virtualization a reality.
      • Standardizing on a single virtualization platform is no longer a best practice. This is evidenced by the recent proliferation of multi-hypervisor management solutions.
  • Virtual Thought #2.5
    • Virtualization in small businesses and environments must become the standard.
  • Virtual Thought #2.5
    • Virtualization in small businesses and environments must become the standard.
      • Servers and networking have long been ready.
      • Virtualization platforms are now cost-effective.
      • Relevant storage options are growing in number.
      • Add-on products for backup/DR/security/management are beginning to penetrate into SMB.
      • Virtualization knowledge and experience is mature. Functioning architectures can be implemented by technology generalists.
  • Virtual Thought #3
    • Ignore “The Cloud”.
  • Virtual Thought #3
    • Ignore “The Cloud”.
      • Or, better yet, ignore the cloud hype. “The Cloud” is already all around you.
      • “ The Cloud” == SAAS/IAAS/PAAS == ASP == You-don’t-care-where-your-VMs-are-actually-located.
      • Applications in “The Cloud” are a lot like SalesForce.com, or iDrive/Mozy, or Apptix/Intermedia.
      • VMs in “The Cloud” are next on the list, but still very nascent due to security/connectivity concerns.
      • Virtual appliances may become the “next great thing”. Novell’s SUSE Appliance Program, VMware’s vAppliance Marketplace, Microsoft’s Prebuilt VHDs.
  • Virtual Thought #4
    • Desktop virtualization is (still) not the default answer.
  • Virtual Thought #4
    • Desktop virtualization is (still) not the default answer.
      • IT is all about delivering data and application access.
      • Thus, VDI must fulfill that charter.
      • Existing, mature solutions like Remote Desktop Services or XenApp have long fulfilled access needs with less complexity and lower cost.
      • VDI provides an assist in special circumstances: TS/RDS/XenApp-incompatible apps, high resource use apps, peripherals, labs, rapid-turnover environments.
      • Remember that VDI still requires an endpoint. This fact impacts its ROI.
  • Virtual Thought #5
    • … yet virtualization at the desktop might be.
  • Virtual Thought #5
    • … yet virtualization at the desktop might be.
      • Still too early to tell.
      • Desktop/laptop hypervisors, bare-metal client hypervisors, both present a future where we no longer care about desktop hardware.
      • BYOL as a business agility driver, much-improved customer service.
      • Special shout-out: XP Mode. 32-bit is dead; long live 32-bit.
  • Virtual Thought #6
    • Advanced 3 rd party performance monitoring tools are an absolute requirement.
  • Virtual Thought #6
    • Advanced 3 rd party performance monitoring tools are an absolute requirement.
      • … for all but the smallest of virtual environments.
      • Virtualization complicates troubleshooting and significantly complicates performance management.
      • A human lacks the necessary instrumentation and analysis to best determine VM composition.
      • RoV is directly impacted by level of consolidation.
      • Without advanced solutions to monitor performance, you are wasting money. Go buy one. Right now.
      • The result: Actionable intelligence.
  • Virtual Thought #7
    • Pay particular attention to virtualization ’s implications on security and compliance.
  • Virtual Thought #7
    • Pay particular attention to virtualization ’s implications on security and compliance.
      • Virtual Security ’s Four Horsemen: Hypervisor Ubiquity VM Dormancy Virtual Networking VM Collocation
      • Many compliance regulations have not kept pace with virtualization innovation. Topics to watch: Workload Collocation Security Zone Aggregation Clouds and Data Ownership
  • Virtual Thought #8
    • Don ’t discount storage.
  • Virtual Thought #8
    • Don ’t discount storage.
      • Virtualization ’s needs have created a resurgence of innovation with storage.
      • The old storage norms are growing irrelevant.
      • Early storage adopters can suffer under early infrastructure purchase decisions.
      • Modern storage management capabilities to lust after: “No nines” of availability Thin provisioning Non-disruptive administrative actions Horizontal expansion w/o CAPEX impact Rapid cloning, particularly with VDI Volume ubiquity
  • Virtual Thought #9
    • You should have a working Disaster Recovery solution.
  • Virtual Thought #9
    • You should have a working Disaster Recovery solution.
      • Notice that I didn ’t say “plan” here.
      • Virtualization enables businesses of all sizes to craft working and affordable DR solutions .
      • With virtualization, DR equals: The regularly-scheduled backup of VMs The transfer of those backups to alternate site The capacity to power them back on
      • DR solutions exist today that range from hot-site/zero-downtime to zero-site/eventual-recovery.
      • DR solutions can be software-based or storage-based.
  • Virtual Thought #10
    • Networking virtualization is swiftly becoming a requirement.
  • Virtual Thought #10
    • Networking virtualization is swiftly becoming a requirement.
      • VMware distributed virtual switches create “one giant switch” that works across entire virtualization infrastructures. Eliminates per-host configurations Preserves VM networking across migrations Private VLANs Intra-host network ACLs
      • Other vendors must jump on this solution.
      • Effectively solving this problem can unseat two of the four horsemen: Virtual networking, VM collocation.
  • Virtual Thought #11
    • Core virtual platform functionality must become no-cost.
  • Virtual Thought #11
    • Core virtual platform functionality must become no-cost.
      • This includes the “advanced” functionalities associated with Motioning, VM failover, load balancing.
      • Market forces are driving the hypervisor itself to commodity status.
      • Two of three primary vendors no longer charge for core hypervisor functionality.
      • Revenue incentives for software companies shift towards solutions that manage that hypervisor, extend its capabilities, enable automation, etc.
  • Virtual Thought #12
    • “ Virtualization is no longer cool.”
    • - Keith Ward, Editor, Virtualization Review Magazine
  • Virtual Thought #12
    • “ Virtualization is no longer cool.”
    • - Keith Ward, Editor, Virtualization Review Magazine
      • This is a good thing.
      • When a technology is “cool”, we make irrationally exuberant decisions about its implementation.
      • When a technology is “no longer cool”, we can make smart decisions about its implementation.
      • Virtualization isn ’t the answer to everything.
      • Today ’s virtualization leader may not be tomorrow’s.
      • Smart orgs recognize that change is the only constant. Plan for change.
  • Virtualization Today: Where We ’re At, Where We’re Going… Greg Shields, MVP, vExpert Head Geek, Concentrated Technology www.ConcentratedTech.com
  • This slide deck was used in one of our many conference presentations. We hope you enjoy it, and invite you to use it within your own organization however you like. For more information on our company, including information on private classes and upcoming conference appearances, please visit our Web site, www.ConcentratedTech.com . For links to newly-posted decks, follow us on Twitter: @concentrateddon or @concentratdgreg This work is copyright ©Concentrated Technology, LLC