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VMworld 2013: What it Took to Stretch Higher Education and Take It to the Cloud?

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VMworld 2013

Sean O'Dell, VMware
Joey Ware, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

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  • 1. What it Took to Stretch Higher Education and Take It to the Cloud? Sean O'Dell, VMware @theseanodell Joey Ware, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center @joey_vm_ware VSVC5660 #VSVC5660
  • 2. WHAT IT TOOK TO STRETCH HIGHER ED. AND TAKE IT TO THE CLOUD
  • 3. Drivers for Shared Services at OU • The University is a combination of a Centralized and De-Centralized IT Shop – Colleges are de-centralized – Administration is centralized – This makes it difficult to achieve the level of customer satisfaction desired at the University • Pressure to gain cost efficiencies across the 3 campuses
  • 4. The OU Shared Services Strategy o Leverage the commitment from the OU Executive Leadership to fund 3 new datacenters • Geographically located in Oklahoma City, Norman and Tulsa o Develop a single vision for the 3 data centers • Utilize 70+ IT professionals to take ownership of the vision to create a world- class private cloud
  • 5. Tenants of the Shared Services Vision at OU • Create a service culture that is customer focused and business intelligent • Build an infrastructure utilizing economies of scale and standardized processes • Use industry best practices to transform the current infrastructure into an efficient deliver model for the customer
  • 6. How Did OU Do It? • Gathered 70+ IT Professionals for a month to identify the foundational components for the infrastructure and develop plans for the future of this foundation • The key to making it work was to design and build the best possible private cloud utilizing a best-of-breed virtualization platform
  • 7. How do we have connectivity to the three campuses?
  • 8. What does it look like from the virtualization standpoint?
  • 9. How to make it easy for vOps for new hosts or cluster changes? Host Profiles = easy config changes for the vOperations team. Next would be to teach PowerCLI/vC Orchestrator for automation.
  • 10. What does it look like from the host connectivity standpoint?
  • 11. What does it look like from the storage standpoint?
  • 12. How does vCloud Director fit into Shared Services?
  • 13. What about monitoring?
  • 14. So a layer2 network across both data centers, how does migrations look?
  • 15. So a layer2 network across both data centers, how does migrations look? Now with SSD! 50GB Thick Provisioned = 3 minutes 10 seconds
  • 16. What this means for our customers? 1. Storage Live Migrations across sites. 2. Server Live Migrations across sites. 3. Secure Data Centers: data doesn’t leave our network space. 4. Multiple Operations teams with a 24/7 on-call system.
  • 17. 1. Meeting with current customers on migration from old to new. • AMD to Intel hosts (require a reboot) • IP Changes 2. All new customers go directly to S2 environment • vCloud Director access 3. Fiber connection to Tulsa Campus • Design ideas – stretched cluster/SRM cluster 4. Hybrid Cloud So where do we go now?
  • 18. How about the whole state with OneNET?
  • 19. THANK YOU!
  • 20. 2020 Other VMware Activities Related to This Session  HOL: HOL-SDC-1301 Applied Cloud Operations HOL-SDC-1305 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery In Action HOL-SDC-1307 vCloud Automation Solutions
  • 21. What it Took to Stretch Higher Education and Take It to the Cloud? Sean O'Dell, VMware @theseanodell Joey Ware, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center @joey_vm_ware VSVC5660 #VSVC5660