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Bob Plumridge - Enabling easier Cloud Solution Deployment (Storage Expo 2010) Bob Plumridge - Enabling easier Cloud Solution Deployment (Storage Expo 2010) Presentation Transcript

  • Bob Plumridge Chairman SNIA E Hitachi Data Systems Enabling Easier Cloud Solutions Deployment
  • Topics for this presentation
    • Looking at the Clouds
    • Cloud Industry Challenges
    • SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative
  • A Major Reason Why We Are Here Today
  • What is Cloud Storage?
    • The use of the term cloud in describing these new models arose from architecture drawings that typically used a cloud as the dominant networking icon.
    • The cloud conceptually represented any to any connectivity in a network, but also an abstraction of concerns such the actual connectivity and the services running in the network that accomplish that connectivity with little manual intervention.
  • Cloud Generalities
    • 3 major cloud types
      • IAAS
      • PAAS
      • SAAS
    • 3 main deployment models
      • Public
      • Private
      • Hybrid
    • Common Cloud Attributes
      • Service-Oriented
      • Metered-use
      • Elastic
      • Scalable
      • Dynamic
      • Shared / Multi-Tenancy
  • The “Stack”… DataStorage as a Service (DaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Functional: Data storage interfaces used by any of the other types Management: Data Requirements and Storage usage Functional: End user interaction with the Application’s function Management: Metering and billing based on number of users Functional: Application development and deployment environment Management: Manage scale out of Application, Metering and billing based on application QoS Functional: Virtual Machine for hosting OS based stacks Management: Manage lifecycle of guest machines, Metering and billing based on infrastructure usage Note that there is no implication that these “build” on each other – and they rarely do.
  • What are the Analysts saying? “ Cloud is a way of using technology, not a technology in itself – it's a self-service, on-demand pay-per-use model. Consolidation, virtualization and automation strategies will be the catalysts behind Cloud adoption.” – The 451 Group “ Consumer and business products, services and solutions delivered and consumed in real-time over the Internet ” – IDC
  • Cloud Storage Defined
    • This abstraction of complexity and promotion of simplicity is what primarily constitutes a cloud of resources, regardless of type.
      • An important part of the cloud model in general is the concept of a pool of resources that is drawn from upon demand in small increments (smaller than what you would typically purchase by buying equipment).
      • The recent innovation that has made this possible is virtualization.
    • Thus cloud storage is simply the delivery of virtualized storage on demand. The formal term we proposed for this is Data Storage as a Service ( DaaS ).
      • Delivery over a network of appropriately configured virtual storage and related data services, based on a request for a given service level.
    SNIA Dictionary on-line at: snia.org/education/dictionary
  • Some Basic Cloud Storage Attributes
    • Pay as you go
    • Self service provisioning
    • Scalable, Elastic
    • Rich application interfaces
    • No need for consumers to directly manage their own storage resource
    By offloading the Storage Management, data owners can focus more on the management of data requirements ...
  • Typical Cloud User Scenarios
    • Escalating Amount of Data, becoming more expensive to manage
      • Is that old data worth keeping in my aging infrastructure?
    • Meet governance needs
      • Who is in charge of deleting old data, finding it again?
    • New projects with a desire not to have isolated local storage
      • Do they already go around existing storage IT practices?
    • Storage of important data
      • How do you make sure its requirements are being met?
    • Storage for new Cloud Computing projects
      • Where does the data live long term?
  • Cloud use case examples
    • Offerings in the Data Storage as a Service (DaaS) space are increasing in capabilities
      • Additional service levels beyond “Best Effort” storage
      • Local appliances that “wrap” cloud storage for legacy applications
      • Cloud Storage offerings that layer onto best effort services
    • These offerings go beyond merely storing the data, and start to account for data with differing requirements
      • There is a danger that the resulting complexity may cause the simplicity of cloud storage to be lost
      • There is an increasing “exit cost” to move from one provider to another
  • Other open questions about Clouds
    • Security & Privacy – What can the IT industry expect?
    • Trusting Service Providers – Are SLAs the only measurements?
    • Managing and/or using Cloud services across different geographies – what are the risks and constraints?
    • What are the legal and regulatory challenges with Clouds
    • Can Cloud be specific to Industry Verticals?
    • How do I combine Services together?
    • Is Internet the Cloud bottleneck? What about Cloud network services?
    • How do I transform my IT to leverage or perform in a Cloud-like fashion?
  • SNIA Motivations to launch a new Cloud Storage Initiative
    • The Cloud industry at-large is very active and there’s no shortage of challenges to be addressed
      • Compute, Storage, Service Models, Investments, Developments
      • SLA Management, Security, Privacy, Data portability
    • Hundreds of questions raised about the Cloud
      • What, how, when… how much??
      • Technology and services exploration & evaluation
      • Broad IT professionals Education is needed!
    • Perceived value of Cloud and Cloud standards
      • What is being reported about the Cloud market may not reflect the real progress status
      • The Cloud standards landscape is complex but not complete
    • Cloud market “references” are not always easy to digest
      • Used terminology can be confusing, often not consistent
      • Not many best practices
    • Cloud Storage -TWG is busy working on developing DaaS standards (e.g. CDMI)
      • We need to promote this work with both developers and adopters
  • SNIA CSI Members 12 Original Founding Members New Since October 2009
  • What was announced this Spring
    • Industry’s First Cloud Standard: Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI)
      • Now a SNIA Architecture (standard)
    • Completed in record time
      • Cloud Storage TWG formed at last Spring’s SNW
    • Participation from a broad group of industry players
      • 175 participants from over 50 organizations
    • Widely Applicable:
    • Public Storage Cloud
    • Private Storage Cloud
      • Storage Vendors
    • Cloud Computing
    Under embargo until 4/12, 8:00 am ET
  • What is new(s)?
    • SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI)
      • Version 1.0 is a SNIA Architecture
      • Ready to be implemented by public and private providers
    • Cloud Whitepapers
      • Multi-Tenancy Paper
    • Increased presence at SNW, other shows
      • Cloud Pavilion - from 3 (fall) to 6 (spring) participants
      • Cloud Hands on Lab
      • Cloud Track and SNIA Tutorials
    • Increased membership of CSI
  • SNIA CDMI Scope
    • Applicable to three types of Cloud Storage:
      • Cloud Storage for Cloud Computing
        • Whitepaper at snia.org/cloud – the management interface for the lifecycle of storage in a compute cloud
      • Public Storage Cloud
        • Both a Data Path for the Cloud and a Management Path for the Cloud Data
      • Private Cloud Storage
        • As well as hybrid clouds
        • An API for Storage Vendors selling into Cloud based solutions
    • Semantics
      • Simple Containers and Data Objects with tagged Metadata
      • Data System Metadata expresses the data requirements
    • Protocol
      • RESTful ( Representational State Transfer) HTTP as “core” interface style
      • JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)– format of the representations are extensible
  • The Complete Picture
  • Where Can a Cloud Storage Standard help?
    • Common method to instantiate and manage data storage resource
      • Easier development, faster deployment
    • Common Cloud Storage metadata management
      • Storage, System, Network, Application, Security, Privacy
    • Cloud-to-Cloud data portability
      • Migrate not only data but also management requirements
    • Easier SLA/SLO management
      • Requirements pushed down object-level
    • Easier integration in greater Cloud environments:
      • Cloud Storage for Cloud Computing, Federated Services
  • How to get involved
    • SNIA Europe
      • Become a member of SNIA Europe
      • Visit www.snia-europe.org
    • Developer
      • Subscribe to the SNIA Cloud Google Group
      • Provide feedback on the CDMI specification
      • Become a SNIA USA member and join the Cloud Storage TWG
    • Service Provider
      • Become a SNIA USA member and join the Cloud Storage Initiative
      • Become a SNIA Europe member and keep informed about the CSI
    • User / Analyst / Media / Blogger
      • Follow SNIA cloud storage activities on Twitter
  • Summary
    • SNIA CSI and SNIA Europe: The industry voice for Cloud Storage
    • Cloud Storage Education
    • Outreach program for Cloud users, developers, service providers
    • Cross-Industry Collaboration for Cloud Standards
    • Promotion of SNIA CDMI specification and future reference implementation
  • THANK YOU www.snia.org/cloud www.snia-europe/cloud_storage