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


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

    1. 1. Bob Plumridge Chairman SNIA E Hitachi Data Systems Enabling Easier Cloud Solutions Deployment
    2. 2. Topics for this presentation <ul><li>Looking at the Clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Industry Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative </li></ul>
    3. 3. A Major Reason Why We Are Here Today
    4. 4. What is Cloud Storage? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Cloud Generalities <ul><li>3 major cloud types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IAAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PAAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAAS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 main deployment models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common Cloud Attributes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service-Oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metered-use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elastic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared / Multi-Tenancy </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. 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.
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Cloud Storage Defined <ul><li>This abstraction of complexity and promotion of simplicity is what primarily constitutes a cloud of resources, regardless of type. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The recent innovation that has made this possible is virtualization. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>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 ). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery over a network of appropriately configured virtual storage and related data services, based on a request for a given service level. </li></ul></ul>SNIA Dictionary on-line at:
    9. 9. Some Basic Cloud Storage Attributes <ul><li>Pay as you go </li></ul><ul><li>Self service provisioning </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable, Elastic </li></ul><ul><li>Rich application interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>No need for consumers to directly manage their own storage resource </li></ul>By offloading the Storage Management, data owners can focus more on the management of data requirements ...
    10. 10. Typical Cloud User Scenarios <ul><li>Escalating Amount of Data, becoming more expensive to manage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is that old data worth keeping in my aging infrastructure? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meet governance needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is in charge of deleting old data, finding it again? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New projects with a desire not to have isolated local storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do they already go around existing storage IT practices? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage of important data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you make sure its requirements are being met? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage for new Cloud Computing projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where does the data live long term? </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Cloud use case examples <ul><li>Offerings in the Data Storage as a Service (DaaS) space are increasing in capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional service levels beyond “Best Effort” storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local appliances that “wrap” cloud storage for legacy applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Storage offerings that layer onto best effort services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These offerings go beyond merely storing the data, and start to account for data with differing requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a danger that the resulting complexity may cause the simplicity of cloud storage to be lost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is an increasing “exit cost” to move from one provider to another </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Other open questions about Clouds <ul><li>Security & Privacy – What can the IT industry expect? </li></ul><ul><li>Trusting Service Providers – Are SLAs the only measurements? </li></ul><ul><li>Managing and/or using Cloud services across different geographies – what are the risks and constraints? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the legal and regulatory challenges with Clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Can Cloud be specific to Industry Verticals? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I combine Services together? </li></ul><ul><li>Is Internet the Cloud bottleneck? What about Cloud network services? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I transform my IT to leverage or perform in a Cloud-like fashion? </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    13. 13. SNIA Motivations to launch a new Cloud Storage Initiative <ul><li>The Cloud industry at-large is very active and there’s no shortage of challenges to be addressed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compute, Storage, Service Models, Investments, Developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SLA Management, Security, Privacy, Data portability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of questions raised about the Cloud </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What, how, when… how much?? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology and services exploration & evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad IT professionals Education is needed! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perceived value of Cloud and Cloud standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is being reported about the Cloud market may not reflect the real progress status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Cloud standards landscape is complex but not complete </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cloud market “references” are not always easy to digest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used terminology can be confusing, often not consistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not many best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cloud Storage -TWG is busy working on developing DaaS standards (e.g. CDMI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We need to promote this work with both developers and adopters </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. SNIA CSI Members 12 Original Founding Members New Since October 2009
    15. 15. What was announced this Spring <ul><li>Industry’s First Cloud Standard: Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now a SNIA Architecture (standard) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Completed in record time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Storage TWG formed at last Spring’s SNW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participation from a broad group of industry players </li></ul><ul><ul><li>175 participants from over 50 organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Widely Applicable: </li></ul><ul><li>Public Storage Cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Private Storage Cloud </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage Vendors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing </li></ul>Under embargo until 4/12, 8:00 am ET
    16. 16. What is new(s)? <ul><li>SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Version 1.0 is a SNIA Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready to be implemented by public and private providers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cloud Whitepapers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-Tenancy Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased presence at SNW, other shows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Pavilion - from 3 (fall) to 6 (spring) participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Hands on Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Track and SNIA Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased membership of CSI </li></ul>
    17. 17. SNIA CDMI Scope <ul><li>Applicable to three types of Cloud Storage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Storage for Cloud Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whitepaper at – the management interface for the lifecycle of storage in a compute cloud </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Storage Cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Both a Data Path for the Cloud and a Management Path for the Cloud Data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Cloud Storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As well as hybrid clouds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An API for Storage Vendors selling into Cloud based solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Semantics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple Containers and Data Objects with tagged Metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data System Metadata expresses the data requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Protocol </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RESTful ( Representational State Transfer) HTTP as “core” interface style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)– format of the representations are extensible </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. The Complete Picture
    19. 19. Where Can a Cloud Storage Standard help? <ul><li>Common method to instantiate and manage data storage resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier development, faster deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common Cloud Storage metadata management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage, System, Network, Application, Security, Privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cloud-to-Cloud data portability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Migrate not only data but also management requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easier SLA/SLO management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements pushed down object-level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easier integration in greater Cloud environments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Storage for Cloud Computing, Federated Services </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. How to get involved <ul><li>SNIA Europe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a member of SNIA Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to the SNIA Cloud Google Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide feedback on the CDMI specification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a SNIA USA member and join the Cloud Storage TWG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Provider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a SNIA USA member and join the Cloud Storage Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a SNIA Europe member and keep informed about the CSI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User / Analyst / Media / Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow SNIA cloud storage activities on Twitter </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Summary <ul><li>SNIA CSI and SNIA Europe: The industry voice for Cloud Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Storage Education </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach program for Cloud users, developers, service providers </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-Industry Collaboration for Cloud Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of SNIA CDMI specification and future reference implementation </li></ul>
    22. 22. THANK YOU www.snia-europe/cloud_storage