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Learn the latest in Cloud Computing - how and when to use the cloud. Squiz Hosting features and the origins of our solution. Presented by Jacob Gardiner at the the Squiz International User Conference ...

Learn the latest in Cloud Computing - how and when to use the cloud. Squiz Hosting features and the origins of our solution. Presented by Jacob Gardiner at the the Squiz International User Conference 2011 in Sydney.

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  • Circa 1994-1999 – The NOW Project was born to attempt to utilise the aggregate amount of computing power to blow away the mainframe and vector super computers
  • 1996
  • The forklift upgrade
  • Infrastructure is only half of the equation, mobile devices drive access
  • We buy truckloads of serversMULTICS (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) is a mainframe operating system began in 1965 and ran until 2000, Is now retired and made open source and it is the idea where Unix/Linux came from.
  • The last time I had a left field Idea “Let’s migrate datacenters”, Cindy almost fell off her chair.

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  • Squiz Hosting
  • Squiz Hosting – An Introduction
    Squiz Hosting operates out of 4 main locations:
    GlobalSwitch Sydney, AU
    TransACT Canberra, AU
    The Bunker #1 Kent, UK
    The Bunker #2 Newbury, UK
  • Squiz Hosting – An Introduction
    We have an international footprint
  • Squiz Hosting – Some of our Clients
  • The Squiz Network
    No contractors - owned & operated by Squiz
    Provides redundancy - Squiz connects to 4 upstream providers
    Allows portability - Squiz owns its own (IPv4 & IPv6) address space on the internet
    We control and maintain our own redundant routers, firewalls and switching infrastructure.
  • Primary Site Review - GlobalSwitch
    Located in Sydney, outside the CBD evacuation zone.
    Most of the major domestic and international fiber paths terminate in the same area.
  • Primary Site Review - GlobalSwitch
    34MW of power to the datacenter provided by two diverse feeds.
    Protected by 22 no-break diesel generators.
  • Primary Site Review - GlobalSwitch
    Carrier Neutral – peering between providers is unrestricted.
  • Primary Site Review - GlobalSwitch
    Currently undergoing a $200M expansion project
  • Question
    The first demonstration of how to build very large internet sites using large clusters of computers was done by:
    Stanford
    Berkeley
    Yahoo!
    Google
    IBM
    The Origins of Cloud
  • The Berkeley NOW Project “Networks of Workstations”
    The Origins of Cloud
  • The Sun E-10000 “Supermini”
    Up to 64 Processors
    Up to 64 GB of RAM
    Up to 20 TB of Disk
    Used by eBay, among others
    The Personal Computer
    200Mhz CPU
    32MB of RAM
    4GB Disk
    The Origins of Cloud
  • What if I want to upgrade?
    The Origins of Cloud
  • The Origins of Cloud
    Access is the killer App!
    Data & Services located in Infrastructurethe cloud
    Search, email, personal communications, productivity, etc
    The idea of mobile access & applications evolved.
    This requires scalability
  • The Origins of Cloud
    You don’t buy servers anymore!
    You buy resources, only what you need
    Welcome to utility (aka cloud) computing
    A vision of MULTICS (1969).
    Enables 1 user/developer to build online services and scale infinitely as required.
  • The Squiz Cloud – How it came to be
  • We live in an age of “Ready, fire, aim”
    Online solutions need to be agile, changing strategic direction should not be difficult
    Is your “aaS” covered?
    If your organisation’s web presence isn’t provided “as a Service” – you may be missing the boat. Squiz can help!
    Predicted growth has exceeded 500%
    Our cloud has gone through 5 significant expansion phases in under 6 months.
    The Squiz Cloud – How it came to be
  • How it came to be – the challenges
    Affordability (without sacrificing functionality)
    Agility (enables rapid deployment)
    Redundancy (ensures we meet uptime guarantees)
    Scalability (allows customers to survive infrequent peaks)
    The Squiz Suite was born!
  • How it came to be – Our Options
    Rackspace or Amazon
  • How it came to be – Our Options
    Rackspace or Amazon
    Offshore hosting doesn’t sit well with our government clients.
    White-label an Australian vendor
  • How it came to be – Our Options
    Rackspace or Amazon
    Offshore hosting doesn’t sit well with our government clients.
    White-label an Australian vendor
    If Squiz don’t control the infrastructure, Squiz can’t control the quality.
    Continue to only provide dedicated (dinosaur) hosting
  • How it came to be – Our Options
    Rackspace or Amazon
    Offshore hosting doesn’t sit well with our government clients.
    White-label an Australian vendor
    If Squiz don’t control the infrastructure, Squiz can’t control the quality.
    Continue to only provide dedicated (dinosaur) hosting
    That’s solast year.
  • How it came to be
    Let’s build a cloud like Google!
  • Let’s build a cloud like Google!
    It should scale horizontally, without an expensive SAN (Enables affordability)
  • We should be able to provision remotely (Enables agility)
    Let’s build a cloud like Google!
  • Let’s build a cloud like Google!
    We should be able to resize your services (Enables scalability)
  • Let’s build a cloud like Google!
    The infrastructure needs to automatically heal (Enables redundancy)
  • The Squiz Cloud
    It’s not VMWare!
    Did you know VMWarerelies on a single point of failure?
    WARNING!
  • The Squiz Cloud – It’s Applogic
    Combines traditional “grid” computing with new virtualisation technologies
    Does not require shared storage devices, all physical nodes combine to form extremely large resource pools
    It is based on open-source virtualisation technologies
  • The Squiz Cloud – A Demonstration
  • Talk to us
    Jacob Gardiner – National Hosting Manager
    (02) 8507 5222
    jgardiner@squiz.com.au