From the Network to Multi-Cloud: How to Chart an Integrated Strategy
 

From the Network to Multi-Cloud: How to Chart an Integrated Strategy

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This presentation served as a basis for the November 2013 webinar featuring David Linthicum, cloud technology expert, and Sam Koetter, Sr. Product Manager, Ethernet Services, XO Communications. The ...

This presentation served as a basis for the November 2013 webinar featuring David Linthicum, cloud technology expert, and Sam Koetter, Sr. Product Manager, Ethernet Services, XO Communications. The speakers discussed the emerging patterns of multi-clouds and their applications within the enterprise. They also looked at the importance of the network in support of cloud services, and why selecting the right network infrastructure is as important as selecting the right cloud providers.

Topics explored include:

• The emerging use of multi-cloud solutions and the changing network requirements around this movement
• How to define your network strategy with a cloud strategy in mind. A stepwise approach that most enterprises should follow
• How to select a strategic network partner around your multi-cloud services. What you should look for to be successful the first time
• How to create a master implementation plan and budget. A strategy to make sure both cloud and network resources will be there to support the core business.

Find out -- from cloud industry insiders -- how to navigate the confluence of network and multi-cloud solutions.

Find out more about XO's network solutions: http://bit.ly/1g6QYLr.

View the entire webinar replay on the XO Communications YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/PaGkYmFuq6k.

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  • From the Network to Multi-Cloud: How to Chart an Integrated Strategy David S. Linthicum Sam Koetter
  • Your Presenters David Linthicum SVP, Cloud Technology Partners, Analyst, GigaOM Research, Cloud Blogger InfoWorld Sam Koetter Sr. Product Manager, Ethernet Services XO Communications Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 2
  • Agenda • The emerging use of multi-cloud solutions. The changing network requirements around this movement. • How to define your network strategy with a cloud strategy in mind. A stepwise approach that most enterprises should follow. • How to select a strategic network partner around your multicloud services. What you should look for to be successful the first time. • How to create a master implementation plan and budget. A strategy to make sure both cloud and network resources will be there to support the core business. • Q&A Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 3
  • The emerging use of multi-cloud solutions. The changing network requirements around this movement. Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 4
  • The Promise of Multi-Cloud Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 5
  • What is a Multi-Cloud? • • • • Three or more cloud-based platforms, such as IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, private or public. A massive collection of network accessible services/APIs. Managed through a single point of abstraction, such as a cloud management platform. The choice of most larger enterprises who are now leveraging cloud-based platforms. Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 6
  • How Does Multi-Cloud Impact the Network? • Growth in complex cloud implementations has increased the intra- and inter-company network requirements. – Network performance a key issue when implementing multi-cloud solutions. – Network governance and management a core concern, as is integrated security and application performance. Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 7
  • Where Do We Stand with the Cloud? • • • • • • • $180 billion Estimated global cloud services market by the end of 2015 $131 billion Estimated global cloud services market by the end of 2013 50 million Number of physical servers in the world 84% CIOs who cut application costs by moving to the cloud 80% CIOs who get at least some of their infrastructure delivered through a private cloud 73% IT staff who say employees’ personal use of the cloud has influenced enterprise adoption of cloud computing 60% Server workloads that will be virtualized in 2013 Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 8
  • How to define your network strategy with a cloud strategy in mind. A stepwise approach that most enterprises should follow. Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 9
  • Cloud Maturity Model Cloud Innovator Orchestrate Cloud User Business Value • Dynamically aligned to the business • Self adapting • Automated governance and security • Enhanced business agility Automate Lower cost Self provisioning Automated governance Adaptable security Improved user experience Service oriented Virtualize Preparing for Cloud Combine Standardize • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Normalize assets Increase efficiency Improve management Improve governance (non-automated) Lower cost Consistent use of technology Enhanced performance Reduced complexity Time Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 10
  • Building a Network Strategy with a Cloud Strategy in Mind Bandwidth Capacity and Elasticity Planning Performance Modeling Data Storage Network Security Planning Applications Compute Network Management Planning Understand the Business Services Management Define the Cloud Infrastructure Processes DevOps Define the Network WAN Selection Planning VPC Planning Security Governance Security Services Cloud Management Platform Network Optimization Planning Application Performance Planning Business Continuity Planning Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 11
  • How to select a strategic network partner around your multi-cloud services. What you should look for to be successful the first time. Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 12
  • Cloud Networking Partners Should Provide: • Intelligent Network Connectivity & Traffic Routing – – – – – • Integrated Network Security – – – – • Highly scalable IP service Auto-provisioned network capacity Traffic type prioritization Network optimization service Cost sensitivity around usage Integrated policy-driven security Intrusion detection and proactive protections 7/24 monitoring and management Cloud-aware security services Network & Applications Performance Management – – – – Correlation of application with network performance analysis End-to-end visibility of network using single unified console Analyze and predict performance of cloud applications Discover and resolve cloud application performance issues Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 13
  • How to create a master implementation plan and budget. A strategy to make sure both cloud and network resources will be there to support the core business. Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 14
  • Creating a Master Implementation Plan and Budget Step 1: Define Cloud Strategy • Business Case • Business Drivers • Existing Applications and Data • Create Cloud Vision • Create Cost Planning and Budget Step2: Select Cloud Providers/ Technology • Storage • Compute • DevOps • Database • Governance • Security • Management • Create Cost Planning and Budget Step 3: Define Network Strategy •Bandwidth Capacity & Elasticity Planning •Performance Modeling •Network Security Planning •Network Management Planning •WAN Selection Planning •VPC Planning •Network Optimization Planning •Application Performance Planning •Business Continuity Planning •Create Cost Planning and Budget Step 4: Implement Network • Select Network Partner • Implement Intelligent Network Connectivity • Implement Traffic Routing • Implement Integrated Network Security • Test and Acceptance • Operations Planning • Management Planning Step 5: Network Testing & Operations • Implement Network Performance Management • Implement Application Performance Management • Implement Security Operations and Security Management • Implement Cost and Resource Management • Implement Network Scaling Policies and Procedures • Implement BC/DR Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 15
  • Multi-Cloud Shines a White Hot Spotlight on the WAN “Forrester Consulting surveyed 154 IT decision-makers from enterprises in the United States and found that the majority of organizations have embraced cloud services, but that their networks have kept them from realizing the full potential of their cloud investments.” - Forrester New Features of XO’s Intelligent WAN include: • Bandwidth on Demand – “Always On” burstable VPN is an ideal on-ramp to a Multi-Cloud or Hybrid-Cloud environment • Precision billing with no need for planning, scheduling, or buying decisions • Secure Multi-cloud Capabilities – XO’s cloud capabilities are complemented by third party cloud providers on our network • Make use of existing, private WAN connections instead of the public Internet or physically separate direct connections *Forrester Consulting: Building For The Future: What The New World Of Cloud IT Means For The Network, Sept 2013
  • XO is Focused on Making Your Multi-Cloud a Reality “More than 50% of IT decision-makers indicated they will be using four or more cloud platforms.” - Forrester Secure multi-cloud connections include: 1 XO Cloud: Hosted Security, VoIP, Cloud Drive, Cloud Vault, Application Performance Management (APM) 2 Direct to Third Party Cloud: XO is a Direct Connect Partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) 3 Cloud Exchanges: XO is testing connections to the Coresite Open Cloud Exchange to bring more Cloud Providers directly onto XO’s VPN XO VPN with burstable BoD and QoS brings Cloud Intelligent Networking to a Multi-cloud environment *Forrester Consulting: Building For The Future: What The New World Of Cloud IT Means For The Network, Sept 2013 Copyright 2013. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications. 17