Virtualization Go Green Health Canada  GTEC 2008
Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Where we were </li></ul><ul><li>What we planned </li></ul><ul><li>Where we a...
Presenters <ul><li>Karen Crawford – Director, IT Operations, Health Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Steve McAllister – Chief of E...
Where we were <ul><li>SITUATION: Independent States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly decentralized IT Services </li></ul></ul>...
Decentralized infrastructure <ul><li>Pockets of servers </li></ul><ul><li>Aging infrastructure </li></ul>
Collaborative Effort Consultation Commonality Collaboration Agreements Shared Vision Stakeholder Negotiations Strategic Pa...
What we planned <ul><li>Phase I Consolidate and rationalize NCR servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual datacentre strategy </l...
Server Consolidation NCR <ul><li>Consolidate production servers at MCDC </li></ul><ul><li>Use PDP as our DR site </li></ul>
Where we are today <ul><li>NCR Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7,100 SQ FT total data centre space for 4 data centres (down f...
Overview of Current Environment <ul><li>Equivalent of 168 dual core servers </li></ul><ul><li>Equivalent of 336 single cor...
Current Virtual Machine Workloads ~ 450 Virtual Machines ~ 20 % Host CPU Utilization ~ 45TB allocated, 38TB used
Results <ul><li>High Availability Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized, Simplified Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>...
What’s next <ul><li>Expand deployment of virtualization and consolidation to the regions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>171 physica...
Regional Model <ul><li>2 node virtualization cluster solution to    replace aging physical servers </li></ul><ul><li>Data ...
SADATE Shared Application Development & Test environment <ul><li>Using virtualization to host SADATE environment </li></ul...
Expected Final Results <ul><li>Lower administration and operational costs </li></ul><ul><li>Lower total cost of ownership ...
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    1. 1. Virtualization Go Green Health Canada GTEC 2008
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Where we were </li></ul><ul><li>What we planned </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are today </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>What’s next </li></ul><ul><li>SADATE </li></ul><ul><li>Expected Final Results </li></ul>
    3. 3. Presenters <ul><li>Karen Crawford – Director, IT Operations, Health Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Steve McAllister – Chief of Enterprise Novell Services, IT Operations, Health Canada </li></ul><ul><li>St é phane Robinson – Virtualization Product Manager, IT Operations, Health Canada </li></ul>
    4. 4. Where we were <ul><li>SITUATION: Independent States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly decentralized IT Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Branch managed IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial estimate was ~500 servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Over 700 servers in the NCR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Over 200 servers in the regions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 50 locations (computer rooms) in the NCR and 46 in the regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~13,000 SQ FT of data centre space in the NCR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server energy consumption was ~59,500 V A enough to power 2 households for one year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CHALLENGES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Silo culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disparate governance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disparate application tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service consistency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant operational costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex OS upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex infrastructure mgmt. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incompatible architectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aging infrastructure </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Decentralized infrastructure <ul><li>Pockets of servers </li></ul><ul><li>Aging infrastructure </li></ul>
    6. 6. Collaborative Effort Consultation Commonality Collaboration Agreements Shared Vision Stakeholder Negotiations Strategic Partnerships & Alliance
    7. 7. What we planned <ul><li>Phase I Consolidate and rationalize NCR servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual datacentre strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MCDC for Production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PDP for BCP and Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mains Stats for the network core </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use virtualization technologies where it best fits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase II </li></ul><ul><li>Expand project to Regional servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidate at selected datacenters </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Server Consolidation NCR <ul><li>Consolidate production servers at MCDC </li></ul><ul><li>Use PDP as our DR site </li></ul>
    9. 9. Where we are today <ul><li>NCR Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7,100 SQ FT total data centre space for 4 data centres (down from 13,000 sqft). Reduction of more than 45% of physical space in NCR; also a cost savings of 53% (or $2.4M). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server energy consumption is 23,600 V A. Reduction of 60% energy use for servers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>563 servers from 741. Reduction of 24% of # servers across the nation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production NCR Servers - Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 physical servers equipped with Quad Core CPUs hosting 238 virtual machines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development Shared Application Development and Test Environment (SADATE) and BCP Datacenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8 physical servers equipped with Quad Core CPUs hosting 134 virtual machines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Regional Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production regional servers Virtualization - Winnipeg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 physical servers equipped with Quad core CPUs hosting 46 virtual machines </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Overview of Current Environment <ul><li>Equivalent of 168 dual core servers </li></ul><ul><li>Equivalent of 336 single core servers equipped with 4GB of RAM </li></ul>
    11. 11. Current Virtual Machine Workloads ~ 450 Virtual Machines ~ 20 % Host CPU Utilization ~ 45TB allocated, 38TB used
    12. 12. Results <ul><li>High Availability Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized, Simplified Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>High Degree of Standardization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of server templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common approach to service delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal downtime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved Service Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster turn around time for IT service delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Systems administrators experience : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher capability environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster server provisioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified systems monitoring and management </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. What’s next <ul><li>Expand deployment of virtualization and consolidation to the regions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>171 physical servers in 46 locations in the Regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce to 24 sites and 48 Physical servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy 2 node virtualization cluster solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project is well underway with new hardware in place at 2 locations with expected completion by March 31, 2009 </li></ul>
    14. 14. Regional Model <ul><li>2 node virtualization cluster solution to replace aging physical servers </li></ul><ul><li>Data will synch over WAN to DR site </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized management of servers and services </li></ul>
    15. 15. SADATE Shared Application Development & Test environment <ul><li>Using virtualization to host SADATE environment </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provisioning from templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Web entitlements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snapshot/Rollback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast server provisioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective utilization of server infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced hardware / software requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolation capabilities i.e. SANDBOX </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Expected Final Results <ul><li>Lower administration and operational costs </li></ul><ul><li>Lower total cost of ownership and increased RPO ( Recovery Point Objective ) & RTO ( Return to Operations ) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced maintenance costs: Overall expected reduction of 50 % </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced power, cooling costs & footprint: Expected reduction of 45% </li></ul><ul><li>Platform for “The Way Forward” </li></ul>
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