Windows Azure: Is Azure right for you?Presentation Transcript
Is Windows Azure right for you?Ryan CrawCourSolution Architect &Microsoft v-TSP, Windows Azure Platform31 May 2011
What we will cover … Why the Cloud? Why Microsoft? Why Windows Azure? Why “not” Windows Azure? How do I get in?
What we won’t … Office 365 CRM Online SharePoint Online
Why the Cloud?
Cloud = BIG
Cloud is REAL
Cloud is EXCITING
Just like Electricity vs
Benefits of a Utility Service Model Easy Ubiquitous Lower barrier of entry Consumption-based billing Capacity on tap
Debunking the Myths It’s been done before The Cloud is just fancy Virtualisation The Cloud is not for me because I don’t … Build hugely scalable applications Use technical computing, map/reduce, etc. The Cloud is not for me because I am an Enterprise Cloud Computing locks you in to a vendor The Cloud is not secure
Server Platform Service Platform Traditional Private or Private or Public Microsoft Cloud Datacenter Public Cloud Cloud Windows Azure Windows Windows Azure Server platform appliance On-Premises Options Off-Premises Options (Private or Public) Windows Server SQL Server Common Windows Azure System Center SQL Azure Development Tools Visual Studio System Center .NET Framework Visual Studio Windows Azure Platform Traditional Datacenter Hardware Management Appliance Identity Choice of Hardware Specified Hardware ( Compute-Network – Software purchased as a product Storage)Customer / Partner delivers IT service Software acquired as a service Microsoft / Partner / Customer delivers IT service
“By 2013, only Microsoft and VMware will be perceived as leaders in both cloud computing and enterprise computing.” - GartnerMS emphasizes offerings on all the fronts http://blogs.pcmag.com/miller/assets_c/2010/10/Cloud%20Vendor%20Emphais-16535.php
Packaged Infrastructure Platform Software (as a Service) (as a Service) Software (as a Service) Applications Applications Applications Applications You manage Data Data Data Data You manage Runtime Runtime Runtime Runtime Managed by vendor Middleware Middleware Middleware Middleware Managed by vendorYou manage O/S O/S O/S O/S Virtualization Virtualization Managed by vendor Virtualization Virtualization Servers Servers Servers Servers Storage Storage Storage Storage Networking Networking Networking Networking
Windows Azure Platform AppFabric
Usage Patterns for Cloud Growing Declining Seasonal Burst Unpredictable Flat
Scenarios for Cloud ComputingScenario Why SuitablePublic facing Web Sites You’re already comfortable with it being on the InternetApplications with Changing Load Benefit from cost efficiency provided by Elastic nature of the Cloud Only pay for what you useApplications with Uncertain Lifetime Easy Entry and Easy ExitScale Fast or Fail Fast Turn up the power, turn down the power as you needData Centre Extension Burst overflow during peak periodsDisaster Recovery Off-site back-up storage or fail overSaaS Business Model Cloud is ideally suited to do SaaS
What are (some of) the challenges? Physical Control Geographic Proximity Regulatory Compliance Data Security Data Sovereignty Does this mean Cloud is NOT for me ?
How do I get this Cloud Thing? “Reach for the Sky.” – Woody in “Toy Story”
Evaluating Cloud Computing“Adventure is just bad planning” – Roald Anderson, Norwegian Explorer Clarity & Insight 1 2 3 4 Awareness Assessment Experiment Adoption (POC)
Identifying Opportunities Platform Alignment SLA Requirements Ease of Code Migration Data Sensitivity Ease of Data Migration Policy Barriers Savings Regulatory Barriers Access Method Usage Pattern
Calculating TCO On-Premises TCO In-Cloud TCO Hosting Data transfers Facilities – including Compute energy & cooling costs Storage Hardware CDN Licensing SQL Azure Maintenance Access Control Labour Service Bus Other Other
Savings & ROI Monthly Savings = In-Cloud TCO – On-Premises TCO Total Savings = Savings X Months ROI = Total Savings – Migration Expenses
And that’s a wrap… The Cloud is BIG, it’s REAL, it’ Happening! Microsoft is well positioned in PaaS Microsoft has synergy & symmetry from on-premises to the Cloud and back again Windows Azure Platform is great, for the right scenario Intergen knows Windows Azure…