Flexible Computing for Higher Education



Virtualization Is A Real Necessity:
Simplifying IT Management in
Higher Educati...
Enhanced learning, teaching, and research
Expanding IT services to exceed student and faculty expectations

              ...
The Education Ecosystem
Key issues driving demand for Information Technology




    Greater              Increased       ...
Virtualization Strategies play an important role
in meeting IT challenges
• Virtualization is a computing and applications...
What is the Virtual Lab?



              Transformational technology
                   for Higher Ed labs
              ...
Possibilities of Virtual Labs

                                         • Accommodate more uses, consolidate
   Campus    ...
So, why hasn’t everyone virtualized their labs yet?
Too many questions.

               Do I have room
                 in...
The Virtual Lab




    1) Adaptable              2) Mobile
    Virtual Lab                                         3) Hos...
How are we enabling the Virtual Lab today?

    Proof of Concept Lab                In-House Expertise          Customer R...
Two examples of enhanced user experiences
 through Virtualization


 Reduced e library desktop energy usage by            ...
Desktop Virtualization: Multiple delivery models
Options to solve issues with constrained data centers, limited upfront
bu...
Why Dell: Informed Methodology
  1 Hour                   ½ - 1 Full Day   3-6 Weeks       2-4 Weeks            Variable

...
Blueprint Deliverable – Fit Assessment
See how well specific
machines, users and
applications fit in VD
• Analyze by group...
Managed Virtual Client solution highlights

      Physical desktops         Desktop and data         Financials converted
...
It all comes together when…

                                                          Not every environment
             ...
Successful
Strategies for
Server and Data
Center
Virtualization
IT - Data Center Challenges/Opportunities

                      • Exponential growth ~60% year over year1
         Data  ...
Three Strategies to
Address IT/Data Center Challenges
                         Expand
                     Virtualization,...
Expand Virtualization, Begin Automation

                                            Cost
                                ...
Consolidate / Optimize Data Centers




     •   600,000 BOPS                     •   600,000 BOPS                        ...
Integrated Data Center Efficiency Study
  Research Institute initiated an energy
                                         ...
Embrace Cloud Computing Principles
                        Evolutionary and Revolutionary Approaches to Cloud Computing

 ...
Initial Steps toward Cloud Computing
           IT Strategy       Application Profiling and Workload Analysis
     1      ...
Server Virtualization in Optimized Data Centers
Creates Benefits across your Institution
• Reduces costs to free budget fo...
Resources from Dell Services



     If you would like a
       copy of today’s
      presentation, you
     can download ...
Thank You!
Don’t forget to register for the Cloud webinar.


Visit us at EDUCAUSE, Booth #1800.

 Contact our presenters:
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1. Understand what Virtualization and Cloud Computing are and are not
2. Learn about both short-term and long-term benefits, such as little or no upfront costs for infrastructure and the ability to scale up and down as demands change
3. Gain a perspective on what is happening through the Cloud to simplify applications management and enable online learning
4. Understand Cloud options for your data center
5. Visualize next steps to implement Virtual Solutions, including labs, on your campus(es)

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Virtualization is a Real Necessity Simplifying IT Management in Higher Education

  1. 1. Flexible Computing for Higher Education Virtualization Is A Real Necessity: Simplifying IT Management in Higher Education Date: September 28, 2010 Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Central) Erica Hilgeman, Rooney Thomas, Ed Sladek, Brian Kitchen Dell Virtualization Solutions Team
  2. 2. Enhanced learning, teaching, and research Expanding IT services to exceed student and faculty expectations Academic computing Research Administrativ computing e computing 2
  3. 3. The Education Ecosystem Key issues driving demand for Information Technology Greater Increased Infrastructure Escalating Cost Connectivity Accountability Expansion Structure More staff, Tighter budgets, Data security, Increased costs students, increasing data center stemming from constituents, and regulatory reporting efficiency, and growth in storage stakeholders requirements capacity and archiving requiring mobility requirements capacity levels, and remote access new capabilities, and end-user demands 3
  4. 4. Virtualization Strategies play an important role in meeting IT challenges • Virtualization is a computing and applications infrastructure with centralized storage and access. • Dell’s Vision for Virtualization – Scalable, on-demand availability – unlimited storage – Pay-per-use costing – Less maintenance and faster provisioning – Mobility with seamless connectivity • Virtualization opportunities in Higher Education environments: – Virtual Desktops, including: › Virtual Lab › Managed Virtual Client – Virtual Servers (Data Center) 4
  5. 5. What is the Virtual Lab? Transformational technology for Higher Ed labs Or, consolidate Virtualize lab labs by allowing desktops for easier students to access A simpler answer management lab work on personal PC 5
  6. 6. Possibilities of Virtual Labs • Accommodate more uses, consolidate Campus Multi- • Reduce bottlenecks, optimize SW Labs purpose licensing & utilization • Windows 7, XP, Vista, Linux Available • Access from anywhere, any device Student VIRTUAL LAB • No need to travel Devices 24/7 • Distance learning Simplified • Simplified imaging and patching • Less client HW for break-fix Mgt & • More security Security
  7. 7. So, why hasn’t everyone virtualized their labs yet? Too many questions. Do I have room in my Data Center? ROI? 7
  8. 8. The Virtual Lab 1) Adaptable 2) Mobile Virtual Lab 3) Hosted Virtual Lab Virtual Lab Any image is accessible Access anywhere, but Any lab Desktop that is from any Desktop in any from servers in the Dell fully virtualized is lab with just a single cloud rather than your accessible from any reboot data center. device from anywhere Technology: ODDS, VDI (on & off campus) Technology: VDI, Dell Managed Services Technology: VDI, CHV 8
  9. 9. How are we enabling the Virtual Lab today? Proof of Concept Lab In-House Expertise Customer References Testing • OEM relationships with • University of West • Tested Citrix & VMware Citrix & VMware Virginia technologies with common HiEd SW • Single point of support • University of Wisconsin packages: – Parkside – Autodesk AutoCAD • On Premise and As-A-Service offerings – ChemBio 3D, Draw – Adobe Director, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver – VectorWorks • Reference Architectures, White Papers 9
  10. 10. Two examples of enhanced user experiences through Virtualization Reduced e library desktop energy usage by The University of Wisconsin-Parkside can now 50% and increased management efficiency provide instant response to student and faculty with On-Demand Desktop Streaming solution. while saving up to 36 days of work per year. “Now we can respond much faster to requests for “What makes this so easy is that instead of touching the new software and provide a better user experience.” 10 to 30 machines in a lab to reimage, all the changing Keith Walton, is done from one centralized server.” Manager, Network Services, Bob Zimla West Virginia University College of Law Desktop Support Technician University of Wisconsin-Parkside SOLUTION SOLUTION Dell helped the university team select a cost-effective, The university deployed virtual solutions to centralize energy-efficient virtualization solution that enhanced the management of desktop images and enable students to end-user experience by optimizing desktops. choose their own set of applications. BENEFITS BENEFITS • Approximately 50% decrease in energy usage . • Easier, centralized management of IT • Projected 67% longer refresh cycles for desktop PCs. • Up to 36 days of IT staff time saved per year in changing • Software updates and installations in minutes vs. days. images • Min. 2 hours per week time saved in virus remediation. • Tighter security with simple reboot to clear viruses • Library and lab are now quiet and cool. 10
  11. 11. Desktop Virtualization: Multiple delivery models Options to solve issues with constrained data centers, limited upfront budgets, and in-house expertise A flexible delivery model that suits unique needs and goals Do It Yourself Build and Transfer Build and Operate As-a-Service Business Ready Configurations OEM Bundles Platforms Dell helps you Dell does it for do it you Customer Managed On Premise Dell Managed Fully Offsite Dell Managed 11
  12. 12. Why Dell: Informed Methodology 1 Hour ½ - 1 Full Day 3-6 Weeks 2-4 Weeks Variable eSeminar Discovery 1-2 Hours Workshop Assessment BluePrint Technology Design/Plan Introduction Understand Implement Potential Informed Operations Decisions Lay the Path for Success Capture the Value Monitor and Maintain Fact-based, information driven process with “you” in control
  13. 13. Blueprint Deliverable – Fit Assessment See how well specific machines, users and applications fit in VD • Analyze by group –Workload statistics –System CPU –User CPU –Memory Use –Paging Best Fit –Disk I/O –Network I/O • Advanced metrics –User logons Worst Fit –App loading –Network latency –Graphics intensity • Categorize workloads • Customizable ratings 13
  14. 14. Managed Virtual Client solution highlights Physical desktops Desktop and data Financials converted converted to virtual management is desktops: centralized: to pay-per-use: Processing moved from No up-front capital to All management and the desktop to the data implement virtual support is centralized center desktop infrastructure Only the presentation No field resources End-user computing layer is processed on required to support the costs scale dynamically the end-user device desktop device Access from anywhere Data and security is from a variety of One bundled monthly controlled centrally devices price 14
  15. 15. It all comes together when… Not every environment User Need Tech not a = Tech on campus will be right Benefit total overhaul for virtualization … yet: Staff willing to • Many problems can be pilot solved by optimizing traditional clients • Make sure it’s about Good Desktop user need rather than Virtualization Target technology Virtual Desktops provide half of the answer … Virtual Servers complete the total solution. 15
  16. 16. Successful Strategies for Server and Data Center Virtualization
  17. 17. IT - Data Center Challenges/Opportunities • Exponential growth ~60% year over year1 Data • Too expensive to deliver all data at highest service levels Growth • Running out of storage space in some departments with unused, wasted storage capacity across campus • Virtualization enabled shared and combined Converging infrastructure Infrastructure • Great opportunity to streamline change control and automate provisioning End User • Public cloud providers • Heightened expectations Options • Cost pressure (1) IDC Digital Universe 2008 17
  18. 18. Three Strategies to Address IT/Data Center Challenges Expand Virtualization, Begin Automation Consolidate, Embrace Cloud Optimize Data Computing Centers Principles
  19. 19. Expand Virtualization, Begin Automation Cost Reduction STANDARDIZE Quality of Strategic Service spend 20% SIMPLIFY to improve Agility the company AUTOMATE 50% Improve Speed Recover On- Pay as you Resource Deploy- Dynamic Automated from demand go Utilization ments Failures Maintaining legacy IT environment 80% Server High Load Pooled “Cloud Template Balancing & Self-service Consolidation Provisioning Availability Resources bursting” Power Mgmt Multi-Tenant 50% Reduced Reduced Reduced HA Operational Simplify Fixed costs Agility CapEx Operational Cost and Efficiency Management become Costs Complexity variable costs 1-2 Years Start 19
  20. 20. Consolidate / Optimize Data Centers • 600,000 BOPS • 600,000 BOPS • 600,000 BOPS • 160 racks, 1500 servers • 16 racks, 240 servers • 2 racks, 40 svrs • 300 TB Data Storage • 400 TB Data Storage • 500 TB Data Stg 1 YEAR 3 YEARS • 6,400 sq ft • 640 sq ft • 80 sq ft • 550 kW, 3.5 kW/rack • 120 kW, 7.5 kW/rack • 42 kW, 21 kW/rack • 20% utilization • 40% utilization • 60% + utilization Don’t plan for what aggressively and design for you have today, … consolidate … the future Source: http://www.spec.org/jbb2005/results - comparison cases: PE 2950, M710 20
  21. 21. Integrated Data Center Efficiency Study Research Institute initiated an energy CHALLENGE conservation and data center • The key objectives of this project were to: optimization effort and selected Dell to assist them with the execution . • Reduce energy consumption • Extend data center life • Promote social responsibility by reducing carbon footprint and optimizing resource usage SOLUTION • Platform Migration • Server Virtualization • Storage Consolidation & Optimization • Data Center Design BENEFITS • Millions of dollars saved in data center space, IT assets, and operations • Energy savings worth ~$129,000 per year Environmental Impact 712 metric tons less CO2 which is equivalent to: • Annual greenhouse gas emissions from 130 passenger vehicles or • CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 99 homes for one year or • Annual carbon sequestering power of 162 acres of pine forest 21
  22. 22. Embrace Cloud Computing Principles Evolutionary and Revolutionary Approaches to Cloud Computing Today’s Cloud per Admin Providers 1000s of Systems Admin Efficiency Next Generation Computing / • Legacy Apps “Internal Cloud” • Core Ent. Apps • New apps built for “cloud” • Greenfield projects • Web architectures and platform services per Admin Today’s Systems 10s of Enterprise Customers will do BOTH Heterogeneity 100s to 1000s of Apps 3 to 5 Apps 22
  23. 23. Initial Steps toward Cloud Computing IT Strategy Application Profiling and Workload Analysis 1 2 323 IT Sourcing 4 Business Case 5 Road Map 23
  24. 24. Server Virtualization in Optimized Data Centers Creates Benefits across your Institution • Reduces costs to free budget for research and instruction • Increases faculty, staff, and student productivity through improved quality of service • Enables creativity through easier, faster provisioning of applications and supporting infrastructure (agility) • Lays the foundation for future Cloud Computing and even greater levels of cost effectiveness, quality of service, and agility Results: A More Efficient and More Connected Campus 24
  25. 25. Resources from Dell Services If you would like a copy of today’s presentation, you can download it at www.slideshare.net/ dellservices 25
  26. 26. Thank You! Don’t forget to register for the Cloud webinar. Visit us at EDUCAUSE, Booth #1800. Contact our presenters: Erica Hilgeman: erica_hilgeman@dell.com Rooney Thomas: rooney_thomas@dell.com Ed Sladek: ed_sladek@dell.com Brian Kitchen: brian_kitchen@dell.com
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