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Virtualisation optimisation, the cloud and beyond

  1. 1. Virtualisation Optimisation The Cloud and Beyond<br />Presenter Adam Nash – SolarWinds Product Manager<br />
  2. 2. What is Virtualisation?<br />Virtualization, in computing, is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as a hardware platform, operating system, a storage device or network resources<br />In the UK server virtualisation is where the majority of virtualisation takes place – desktop is increasing<br />Application and storage virtualisation is gaining momentum<br />- Slide 2 -<br />
  3. 3. Virtualisation is the future <br />- Slide 3 -<br />
  4. 4. Why Virtualise?<br />Reduce hardware costs<br />Reduce hardware support costs<br />Reduce energy consumption<br />Improve availability<br />Run multiple platforms <br />on one server<br />- Slide 4 -<br />
  5. 5. The Virtualisation Market<br />At the end of 2009, only 18% of enterprise data centre workloads that could be virtualized had been virtualized, according to Gartner. The number is expected to grow to more than 50% by the close of 2012. <br />Up to 50% of SMBs were expected to move partially or completely to a virtualised environment over the next 2-3 years<br />VMware dominates the server virtualisation market with around 80% of market share<br />- Slide 5 -<br />
  6. 6. The Virtualisation Market Cont.<br />IDC (Global Market Research firm stated ‘IDC believes that automation tools increasingly represent the battleground in determining the winners and losers in a marketplace which is rapidly reshaping itself’<br />Recent study by Forrester Consulting of 257 virtualization decision-makers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Japan include:<br />Moving to internal clouds requires changes to processes and automation management<br />Understanding of performance all of the components involved in virtualisation is critical<br />- Slide 6 -<br />
  7. 7. What and where is the Cloud?<br />- Slide 7 -<br />The Cloud can be defined as delivery of computing resources like backup and storage and applications like email and antivirus via a computer network.<br />Clouds can be private in companies or public via the web<br />There is an expansion of private clouds offering shared resources to companies<br />There is an expansion of private clouds offering shared resources to companies<br />
  8. 8. The Cloud is Virtualisation and Shared Storage<br />High availability of cloud services is delivered through the resiliency offered by virtualisation.<br />Without virtualisation it is not possible to offer real-time failover and resource sharing for scalability<br />Without shared storage you cannot failover to replacement servers should your primary server fail<br />- Slide 8 -<br />
  9. 9. Issues migrating to a Cloud environment<br />Who, what, where and when? Keeping track of expanding virtual resources is a mission<br />Resource bottlenecks as architecture changes rapidly<br />Difficulties planning capacity and rightsizing resources allocated to virtual machines<br />Who is using your virtual infrastructure? making the right department pay for the resource they use<br />- Slide 9 -<br />
  10. 10. What does this tell us?<br />Virtualisation is still a buzz technology with massive scope for new sales<br />Datacenter migration will drive new virtualisation projects<br />SMBs set to move quickly to virtualisation<br />Management and monitoring is key to a successful move to a virtual environment<br /> + <br />- Slide 10 -<br />Monitoring + Virtualisation = Happy customers <br />
  11. 11. Beating Cloud and Virtualisation Management Problems by monitoring and optimising<br />
  12. 12. Introducing SolarWinds Virtualisation Manager<br />Virtualised infrastructure grows fast<br />Management complexity increases over time<br />To keep up you have to automate and simplify<br />Traditional platforms not designed for this<br />This is where Virtualisation Manager steps in...<br />- Slide 12 -<br />
  13. 13. Key Features of Virtualisation Manager <br />- Slide 13 -<br />
  14. 14. As Virtualisation becomes the Cloud<br />VMware customers follow a common maturity model of 3 phases moving towards the Cloud and vSphere Technology<br />In Phase I, the focus is on cost efficiency and capital expenditures (CAPEX) benefits. <br />Phase II typically where organizations virtualise business-critical applications<br />This phase really requires tools to help you understand how your applications are performing<br />Phase III leverages investments from the first two phases. This is a move to self-service IT and the private cloud model – delivering IT and infrastructure as a service.<br />Resiliency & performance essential<br />- Slide 14 -<br />
  15. 15. The Journey to the Cloud<br />- Slide 15 -<br />
  16. 16. Phase 1 Difficulties addressed<br />SolarWinds answers key questions at each stage of <br />vSphere adoption:<br />Phase 1: IT Production Phase<br />How many VMs do I have?<br />How many have I added in the last 6 months?<br />Do I have rogue or orphan VMs?<br />What OS do they run?<br />Where’s the bottleneck?<br />- Slide 16 -<br />
  17. 17. Phase 2 issues understood...<br />Phase 2: Business Production Phase<br />When will I run out of resources?<br />How many app servers will fit in my virtual infrastructure?<br />How much more do I need to buy?<br />“What-if” I add more hosts or VMs?<br />Where should I place these new VMs?<br />- Slide 17 -<br />
  18. 18. Phase 3 problems managed...<br />Phase 3: IT-as-a-Service<br />As virtualisation becomes the Cloud<br />How do I show or chargeback virtual resources?<br />What departments are over-allocated or under-allocated?<br />How much would it cost to run certain workloads on Amazon EC2?<br />How can I automate private cloud resource allocation?<br />- Slide 18 -<br />
  19. 19. Managing virtual apps with SolarWinds<br />- Slide 19 -<br />
  20. 20. SolarWinds Helps Cloud Migration<br />The leading virtualisation technology is VMware<br />SolarWinds Virtualisation Manager helps customers to adopt VMware and the advanced features within VMware needed to support Cloud Services<br />Without tools to help you manage Cloud technology and push to Cloud services will not be successful<br />- Slide 20 -<br />
  21. 21. Who is interested in VirtualisationOptimisation?<br />- Slide 21 -<br />
  22. 22. Problems We Solve: Key Virtualization Pain Points<br />1. VM Sprawl<br />3. Capacity Chaos<br />4. Configuration Drift<br />2. Resource Bottlenecks<br />5. Application Anxiety<br />“I’m the new “network” guy – the app guys now blame virtualization when their app performance goes down.” <br />“Not sure what some of my VMs do or who they support - abandoned snapshots and corrupted VMs are killing me”<br />“I’ve got over-allocated resources – I know some VMs aren’t using the CPU, & memory we allocated them” <br />“There are 100’s of changes a day – but when I ask users what changed, the answer is always…nothing” <br />“I’m getting more information on the state of my VMware environment from end users than vCenter itself.”<br />- Slide 22 -<br />
  23. 23. Key Differentiators: Why SolarWinds?<br />Application-Awareness<br /><ul><li>Map application dependencies to virtual infrastructure
  24. 24. Virtualize critical apps with confidence</li></ul>Enterprise-Scale<br /><ul><li>Simple & powerful dashboards & reporting
  25. 25. Create content on the fly – adapt at virtual speed to business demands
  26. 26. Flexibly share and publish content with stakeholders</li></ul>Unified Approach<br /><ul><li> Advanced 4G analytics
  27. 27. Search-driven</li></ul>Enterprise Integration<br /><ul><li>Decision engine for the dynamic datacenter
  28. 28. Open APIs - Integrate to NOC, Service Desk, CMDB, Workflow</li></ul>Enterprise-Scale<br /><ul><li>Manage 10,000+ VMs
  29. 29. A user interface designed for cloud scale</li></ul>- Slide 23 -<br />
  30. 30. Competitive Landscape<br />= Fully present<br />= Not present<br />= Partially present<br />- Slide 24 -<br />
  31. 31. Cloud Adoption Made Easier <br /><ul><li>Explosive growth in Virtualization Management market – SolarWinds is a market leader
  32. 32. Virtualization Manager/Hyper9 brings significant competitive differentiation & market success</li></ul>IF ONLY… someone made a tool more powerful, easier AND less expensive than VMW CapacityIQ, VEEAM Reporter, vKernel, Quest vFoglight, etc to manage my end users environment… my end user would buy Virtualization Management!!!<br />Welcome SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (Hyper9). <br />- Slide 25 -<br />