Migrating Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 - Business Apps in the Cloud Series


Published on

Learn what back office applications you can run in the enterprise hybrid cloud, as well as top considerations when planning an app migration. Eric Schubert also covers the steps to migrating Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to the cloud, gives example environment configurations, and more.

Published in: Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Migrating Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 - Business Apps in the Cloud Series

  1. 1. Business Apps in the Cloud Series:Migrating Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  2. 2. Today’s Cloud ExpertsEric SchubertEric Schubert is a Solutions Engineer for Tier 3 with15 years of IT and Exchange experience. As aconsultant Eric has performed over a dozenExchange transitions and migrations. Nic O’Donovan Nic O’Donovan is a Solution Architect and Cloud Specialist with VMware. Nic focuses on building public clouds via Service Providers in the Americas.
  3. 3. Today’s Agenda• How the VMware-based hybrid cloud enables business agility• Top reasons and considerations for running your back office applications in the cloud• Microsoft Exchange Server in the cloud: hosting options and a migration walkthrough
  4. 4. Business and IT Leaders Say Cloud Enables Agility  80%+ associate business agility with revenue growth, cost reduction, and risk management  63% agree cloud can have a significant impact in making business more agile and responsive  Companies with enterprise-wide cloud deployments are 3x more likely to achieve business agility that is “much better than competition” SOURCE: Global Business Agility Survey, February 2011
  5. 5. The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Nic O’Donovan, VMware
  6. 6. Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Computing Apps Apps vCloud Powered Service • Common platform • Common management Private Cloud VMware = vCloud Service Provider Enterprise-class SecurityCloud Infrastructure Hybrid Cloud Cloud Infrastructure Management Cloud Computing Moves from a Technology Discussion to a Business Decision
  7. 7. What Does Mean for You? Highly available, secure, production-ready hybrid cloud Same quality and management experience as your own VMware-run datacenter or private cloud Move workloads from your VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the vCloud-powered public cloud and back again • Easy proof of concept builds, bursting, and more Leverages existing investments in VMware virtualization
  8. 8. VMware Makes it Easy to Migrate Apps andWorkloads Across Clouds Keep business mission critical in the datacenter and move other essential apps to the cloud vSphere Public Cloud DC #1 • Operational offloading Private Cloud of routine tasks Public Cloud DC #2 • Strategic flexibility Datacenter Service Provider
  9. 9. Business Apps in the Cloud Eric Schubert, Tier 3
  10. 10. Increase Business Agility with Cloud Services LoB Apps Back Office Web Front Applications End Proof of Business Concept DR /Lab Agility
  11. 11. Increase Business Agility with Cloud Services LoB Apps Back Office Web Front Applications End Proof of Business Concept DR /Lab Agility
  12. 12. Common Back-Office Applications to Run in the Cloud Exchange Lync SharePoint Dynamics Active SQL MySQL Directory
  13. 13. Back Office Case study: Challenge • Frequent outages and data loss; Managing infrastructure distracted from innovation and serving customers Solution • Run back office applications securely from the enterprise cloud • 800+ Exchange mailboxes and 1MM+ forwarding addresses • Other solutions including: Voice over IP, Financial apps (custom ERP, custom billing), File serving and file sharing Impact • Increased business agility • Reduced operational complexity and costs“Our entire business depends on the Tier 3 Cloud. It pretty much runseverything for us, so that we don’t have to.” - Andy Evans, Founder and CTO, Obeo
  14. 14. Back Office Migration: Getting Started Assess your existing situation: infrastructure, licensing, staffing Consider which of your apps could leverage unique cloud capabilities Assess your security requirements to understand implications Plan migration to minimize impact/downtime—practice good change management The “Back Office Migration Considerations Checklist” is available as a separate download.
  15. 15. Microsoft Exchange Server in the Cloud
  16. 16. Why Move Microsoft Exchange Server to the Cloud? Increased Business Agility Can immediately spin up new projects and applications Enhanced Functionality without Complexity Quickly get all the benefits of the most up-to-date software (Exchange 2010) Upgrading is non-intrusive, resulting in less disruption for users as compared to traditional upgrades Enhanced Business Continuity Tap into built in disaster recovery, backups are handled automatically Increased Flexibility, Lower Total Cost of Ownership Eliminate CapEx: Extend your network securely and privately, while only paying for the resources that you actually use. Operational offloading refocuses staff to higher value mission critical apps.
  17. 17. Exchange Server 2010 ComparisonFeature Hosted On-Premise Tier 3 Full Exchange Full Version No Yes Yes Utility based pricing Yes No YesComplete Management No Yes YesRequires major Cap-Ex No Yes No Public Folders No Yes Yes Active Directory No Yes Yes Integration Dynamic Resources Yes Must pre- Yes provision Integrated Backups Yes No Yes SLA’s and DR 99.9% ? 99.999% Control Portal Limited No Yes for Management
  18. 18. Transitioning to Exchange Server 2010 in the Cloud Exchange architecture is ideal for Cloud Scale on Your Own Terms Hybrid Cloud  High availability /low latency via DAGs, active /active deployment  Retain control: unlimited mailbox Cloud Deployment Example and message sizes; legacy features such as Public Folders  Conform to security policies and compliance needs (archiving and e-discovery)  Licensing freedom: your own Exchange license or SPLA  Optimize costs: scale user count up or down monthly with no minimums or penalties
  19. 19. Exchange Server Roles and Configuration Options Single server, Fully redundant, Or anywhere in between
  20. 20. Exchange Configuration Option #1 – Single Server• Mailbox• Hub Transport• Client Access• Roles all on 1 server
  21. 21. Exchange Configuration Option #2 – Fully Redundant• Load Balanced Client Access and Hub Transport servers• Multiple Database Servers• Protected with DAG
  22. 22. Exchange System Architecture Use CaseThis environment canlose 2 servers and stillmaintain fullfunctionality.
  23. 23. Understanding Database Availability Groups It’s clustering for your mailbox database
  24. 24. Steps to Migrating Exchange to the Cloud Create first Exchange Provision a 2010 server Create VPN server with AD connected to your tunnel Exchange in your domain environment Migrate web Enable backups, services Move mailboxes monitoring and (OWA, ActiveSyn updates c, etc.) Migrate Remove legacy Synchronize public folders additional Exchange features serversFor more details, see the Tier 3 whitepaper, “Exchange Server 2010 Cloud Migration ”
  25. 25. Live Demo of Tier 3 Control Portal Press “Pause” Now and Visit the Link Below: bit.ly/ExchangeDemo
  26. 26. Live Demo of Tier 3 Control Portal• The Tier 3 Control Portal offers quick, intuitive access to all settings: server resources, IP addresses, DNS entries, and more• Spin virtual machines up in minutes or deploy complete apps and environments automatically using Blueprints• API also available for developers
  27. 27. Enterprise Cloud Provider ChecklistAvailability  Five 9s SLA covering servers, network and storagePerformance  Unique virtualization tech delivering comparable to on-premise performance for apps (not 20% less)  Automated, predictive optimization and hypervisor auto-tuningSecurity  Secure, multi-tenant architecture that segregates data  SAS 70 Type II audited, HIPAA and PCI compliant, SSAE16 cert underway  Secure connection (point-to-point or client VPN, direct connection)  Strong physical security policies for data centersBusiness  Disaster recovery built-in: automated 14-day backups replicated toContinuity geographically diverse datacentersControl  Choice of API or control panel enables you to control every server instance  Immediate, automatic monitoring of all resources and predictive cost estimatesSupport  Dedicated level 3 engineers on call 24/7Flexibility/Cost  Charged for resources (CPU, memory, storage) allocated by the hour The “Enterprise Cloud Provider Checklist” is available as a separate download.
  28. 28. Summary and Q&A• VMware technology enables the hybrid cloud• Running full-featured back office apps such as Microsoft Exchange Server in the cloud increases agility while lowering TCO• Important to partner with an enterprise-grade cloud providerWe will send your 2 checklists after the webinar; besure to sign up for your step-by-step Exchangemigration whitepaper