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Designing A Cloud Friendly Data Center

  1. 1. Designing A Cloud Friendly Data CenterPeter Panfil Jim KennedyVice President and General Director of Data CenterManager Operations and ConstructionLiebert AC Power RagingWire EnterpriseEmerson Network Power Solutions, Inc.
  2. 2. Will You Be Using The Cloud? What do you mean by “the cloud” EXTERNAL / PUBLIC INTERNAL / PRIVATE Pay-per-use of 3rd party hosted You offer servers as a service to servers remote users Web Servers Company E-Mail Hosting Databases Co-Location ERP Applications Hotmail: you don’t have hotmail software on your PC ERP Payroll App: multiple users can access a single remote database Video Server: video streaming from a hosted site You will be using the cloud; in your own data center or with a service provider.2 2
  3. 3. Does Cloud Change the Infrastructure Requirements of the Data Center? CLOUD Uptime is likely more critical PROVIDERS Lost revenue for downtime IT Applications are critical and CLOUD USERS will drive customer loyalty Redundancy for the entire eco-system Power and Cooling redundancy Server redundancy (virtualization) Even site redundancy may be necessary The Computing must come from somewhere. If it’s not available, someone is losing money.3 3
  4. 4. What Can Be Done About Volatility in Workload Demand Server Utilization in 100 Virtualized Environment Opportunity for Efficiencies Variable Capacity 0 Infrastructure 0 12 24h Source: McKinsey & Company “Revolutionizing Data Center Efficiency,” 2008 Requires flexibility of cooling & power infrastructure IT needs to understand and manage their loads Balance different customer loads (globally) where possible DC Infrastructure and IT Operations need to work together to solve a complex problem.4 4
  5. 5. Best Practices for Monitoring & Asset Management EFFICIENCY & INVENTORY & ACCESS AVAILABILITY Optimized Power & What & Where Cooling Infrastructure Capacity Planning Saving $$$’s Security Control Best Practices Customer transparency of data center operations Minimize hot spots & balance loads Power growth trending for future capacity allocations Pay attention to future regulations that will require this data Use the data to find and utilize stranded capacity in the data center.5 5
  6. 6. What Are The Security Considerations? PHYSICAL Understand Limits/Controls SECURITY are Defined and Enforced ACCESS Need to Protect Data, SECURITY Regardless of Where It Is Understand the Legal Concerns (PCI, HIPAA, SOX, SEC) Test the system yourself, both physically & logically Require the appropriate security and compliance The data is YOUR legal responsibility, PERIOD.6 6
  7. 7. How to Evaluate 3rd Party Cloud Providers? Compare your abilities to Reliability, redundancy, disaster vendor’s capabilities recovery, capacity Obtain binding service Uptime, access, capacity, agreements bandwidth, migration termination Validate the investment in Reliable and proven power & technologies systems, latest server technology Evidence / history of clients Testimonials, performance and performance reports, provider stability Maximizing availability, reliability and security will be the drivers for cloud providers.7 7