Tier 3 Server Sprawl Webinar


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Tier 3 VP of product and cloud expert Bryan Thompson explores:

- The ways cloud computing can help or hinder server sprawl (and how to stop it for good)
- How new cloud management features can help IT administrators better govern their computing assets
- What monitoring policies, reporting, and other processes admins can put in place to increase productivity and decrease business costs
- And much more…

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  • Coming up:Shadow IT case studyTop 5 recommendations for dealing with shadow ITApp migration game planWhat to look for in a cloud providerAbout Tier 3
  • Create logical collections – save timeBulk maintenance activities – save timeSet unique permissions – more secureSet inherited monitors – increase visibility, save timeDefine server defaults – save moneySpecify capacity threshold – save moneyInstall software – save time
  • Architected for High AvailabilityRisk mitigation for 99.999% SLA across all layersFully redundant, never more than 50% utilizationEnables geo targeted solutionsBusiness Continuity Built InDisaster recovery and client backup always standardAutomatic local mirroring and replication to alternate data center, preserving a rolling 14-day backupsExceeds Security and Compliance NeedsSMTA, vSAN protect customer dataSecure, low-latency direct connectionsSAS 70 Type II and SSAE16 audited, customers can achieve PCI and HIPAA complianceHigh PerformancePredictive AutoScaler and Dynamic Allocation ensure superior customer experience Dynamic IO increases performance of event the most data-intensive apps with > 1K+ IOPS/VM
  • Tier 3 Server Sprawl Webinar

    1. 1. Simplicity as a ServiceCure Server Sprawl with Enterprise Cloud
    2. 2. Today’s Virtual Private Cloud ExpertBryan Thompson, Tier 3VP of Product ManagementBryan oversees the development anddelivery of Tier 3’s platform and services. Tier 3 Tier 3 unleashes business agility through unique, enterprise-class cloud services and software that puts global companies on the path to IT as a Service.
    3. 3. Today’s AgendaCloud is a Top PriorityWhat is Server Sprawl?The Solution: Tier 3 Enterprise CloudCombating Server Sprawl: A Step-by-Step PlanSummary & Questions
    4. 4. CIOs Rank Cloud as a Top Priority 2011 2010 2009 2008 Cloud Computing 1 2 16 * Virtualization 2 1 3 3 Mobile Technologies 3 6 12 12 Web 2.0 10 3 15 15 Perception has gone from vendor hype to IT priority * = New Response Category, Top categories Source: Gartner - The 2011 CIO Agenda
    5. 5. Business and IT Leaders Say Cloud Enables Agility Cloud Computing  80%+ associate business agility with revenue growth, cost reduction, and risk management IT Agility  63% agree cloud can have a significant impact in making business more agile and responsive Business Agility  Companies with enterprise-wide cloud deployments are 3x more likely to achieve business agility that is “much Business better than competition”Performance SOURCE: Global Business Agility Survey, February 2011
    6. 6. Business Agility with Virtual Private Cloud Back Office Applications Proof of Concept / Lab Line of Business Applications Web Front End Disaster Recovery
    7. 7. Using Cloud to Achieve True “IT as a Service” On-Premise Infrastructure Public Cloud Control Agility Has full control over Respond quickly to the environment demands Connection Secure Cost Known Transparent and security, predictable Internet controllable costs performance Direct Connect VPN Leverage Elasticity Investment in technology, Scalable Capacity people and process Economics and agility of cloud without sacrificing control
    8. 8. What is Server Sprawl? Server sprawl occurs Excess when physical or virtual Excess Idle servers are App Server overprovisioned or App or VM running at a low usage rate, wasting datacenter Datacenter/Cloud and/or server resources. “On average, an environment of 150 VMs has anywhere from $50,000 to $150,000 locked up in redundant VMs.” Source: CIO.com
    9. 9. Procedural and Computing Inefficiencies Lead toServer Sprawl Traditional Physical Traditional Cloud Systems Systems × Future-proofing requires × Not enough visibility into, or excess compute capacity control over, compute resources × Long lead time to provision and scale resources × No policy-based management to optimize resource usage × Servers often left running even after app is retired Traditional Provisioning Compute Power Planned Capacity Actual Usage Time
    10. 10. The Server Sprawl Solution: Tier 3 EnterpriseCloud Simple scaling and VM spin-down through abstraction and automation Visibility and controls to optimize resource utilization, while retaining cloud agility Enterprise features such as automated build-outs mitigate extraneous resources Control costs through policy-based management
    11. 11. Cloud-enabled Operational Agility & Efficiency Intuitive, Robust Integrated Advanced Superior Operational Provisioning Orchestration Management• Provision Linux and • Author system • Perform bulk Windows servers in Blueprints from any maintenance, any global data center combination of software installation servers activities• Create reusable server templates and upload • Publish Blueprints for • Set inherited access unique software public or private use permissions & packages performance monitors • Incorporate software• At-a-glance utilization, and scripts into the • Define default server performance and build pipeline resource profiles and billing information capacity thresholds Tangible ROI: reduce time to market, complexity, and operational burden
    12. 12. Cloud Group Server Management Make servers easy to find by logically arranging them Trigger maintenance activities on all servers at once Save Time Install software on all servers within a Group Set inherited monitors and analyze Group performance Increase Restrict access using per-Group permission policies Security Use inherited permissions in nested Group structures Set preferred machine size through default settings Save Money Prevent over-provisioning by defining resource limits
    13. 13. Tier 3 Group Server Management Examples MonitoringScheduled Tasks Bulk Updates PoliciesShut down non-critical Apply an overarching set A system administratorenvironments at the close of monitors and alert runs a PowerShell scriptof business and start up settings that track to turn off the Windowsthe next day to cut down resource Firewall service on 35idle resource costs. utilization, allowing VMs servers that have other to be provisioned with protection agents in less capacity and scaled place. on the fly as needed.
    14. 14. Top 5 Recommendations to Combat Server Sprawl1. Audit your company’s applications. Determine where your apps are running and what machines are idle or overprovisioned.2. Establish policies and a service provider mentality. The right approach makes comprehensive compute management an easy decision for the business.3. Leverage predefined templates to ensure proper VM sizing. Optimize resource usage across applications and environments.4. Take advantage of monitoring and scheduled tasks. Automatically spin down idle resources and scale VMs on the fly.5. Establish an ongoing review process. Ensure proper resource utilization at a regular cadence.
    15. 15. Finding the Right Enterprise Cloud Partner  Reduces Management Complexity and Cost • Group management and internal chargeback capabilities  Exceeds Security and Compliance Requirements • Direct connection to SSAE16 audited environment • Can help customers achieve PCI and HIPAA compliance  Increases Business and Operational Agility • One-click deployment of best practice-enabled environments • Automated monitoring, reporting, patching, and scaling  Keeps your Business Running • Disaster recovery and client backup always standard • Risk mitigation for 99.999% uptime SLA across all layers • Enables geo targeted solutions
    16. 16. Tier 3 Enterprise Cloud Services Secure, High Performance  Data Fabric (DBaaS) Plus Infrastructure as a Service Additional Unified Cloud Services Platform as a Service for Developer Agility … All Built on Tier 3’s Enterprise Cloud Platform Technology Partners