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  • From an Infrastructure Perspective Dr. Bernd Kosch May 2007 Vice President Strategic Alliances SOA
  • Service Oriented Architecture
      • Is the next generation cross-business-process SW-architecture, based on reusable modules (services), typically implemented as web-services
        • constitutes the follow-on to previous component based architectures like CORBA, DCOM
        • is expected to be a major driver for cost-efficiency, SLA levels and business-agility in the large enterprise (by all leading IT-analysts)
        • is now the main marketing message for nearly all major EAS- and middleware-ISVs, including ORACLE, SAP, BEA, …
        • catches the attention of the vast majority of CIOs, particularly in the US and Europe, analysts predict that more than 80% of all new business process implementations will follow the SOA paradigm in 2008
      • SOA is not directly linked to specific IT-infrastructure. However, the use of dynamically provisioned, pooled components can substantially increase the SOA benefits (TCO, SLA, agility)
      • Such IT-Infrastructure is now called “Adaptive Computing”, “Service Oriented Infrastructure”, “Dynamic Data Center” or “Enterprise Grid”
    • Dedicated resource silos
    • Pre-configured and pre-allocated
    • Low average resource utilization
    • Labour intensive management
    • Pooled infrastructure
    • Adapts to variable requirements
    • Optimized investments
    • Policy-based provisioning
    Application Database Web Storage BCC pool “ Std” pool Resource management/provisioning SLA and policy management Web image Appl. image DB image Physical environment is a shared pool Logical environment remains but is virtualized Service layer for private utilities and managed services Transition to the Enterprise Grid App_1 App_2 App_2 App_2 App_2 App_3 App_3 DB_1 DB_1 DB_2
  • Enterprise Grid Value Proposition
      • Immediate reduction of TCO
        • from using standard, cost-efficient system building blocks
        • from significantly increasing utilization rates by provisioning idle infrastructure to alternate applications, systems are configured to aggregate peak load not to individual applications’ peak loads
        • from substantial reduction of administrative manpower requirements
      • Increased business agility and service level
        • unlimited scaling at no extra cost for scalability
        • mixed technology (CPU-, system-, OS-architecture), easy technology refresh, upgrade and migration
        • efficient method to increase availability (n+1)
  • Enterprise Grid Market Penetration
      • SOA / SOI is among the largest business cases in mainstream IT
        • Various IT-vendors and many new start-ups are now offering SW-components in the areas of virtualization and policy-based provisioning (SAP, ORACLE, FUJJITSU SIEMENS, VMware, Cassatt, XenSource, Egenera, … and many more)
        • Productized Grid Infrastructure Solutions and Integration / Consulting offerings
        • Huge marketing efforts around this topic, addressing the technical and the decision making IT-audience
      • All major Integrators / Outsourcers are developing their own vision and solutions to reorganize their outsourcing data centers from co-location to resource-integration in the sense of large Enterprise Grids
  • An Example: FlexFrame ™
      • Infrastructure solution leveraging virtualization / provisioning functionality of the SAP (Netweaver) and/or ORACLE (AS 10g) application servers
      • Based on 4 key architecture elements
        • Complete virtualization of applications (services)
        • Shared / cloned OS
        • Virtual storage concepts for data provisioning
        • Agent-based resource monitoring and high availability
      • It is real:
        • more than 150 Fujitsu Siemens customers have migrated their entire business solutions to FlexFrame, some with more than 100 applications
        • Leading SIs and Outsourcers are now implementing their projects on FlexFrame, consultants are offering TCO assessment services, first IDC study analyzing customer satisfaction in the FlexFrame installed base.
  • Oracle SOA Reference Architecture Unified Portal Business Intelligence Activity Monitoring Business Process Orchestration Services Applications Security, Management and Monitoring Grid-Infrastructure Oracle SOA Reference Architecture Standard Development Framework Virtualization Services Oracle Application Server Oracle Database LDAP Directory Services Automation & Monitoring Services Shared Resources: Compute & Storage Pools, Network FlexFrame ™ for Oracle Infrastructure Services Shared OS (Linux) Integrated High Availability
  • Example: SOA Symposium 2006
    • 23 events in 18 countries across EMEA, adressing the technical audience
    • Joint execution and funding with ORACLE and NetApp
    • On average 50-150 registrations, 35-120 participants per event
  • Enterprise Grid Limitations, today
      • Major obstacles to even broader adoption are
        • lack of interoperability and standards (all areas)
        • security issues beyond the single-enterprise firewall
        • lack of accounting methods
        • competing architectures and confused terminology
      • Very limited alignment between Business and Science
        • Science is primarily interested in (traditional, batch- / HPC-oriented) Grids for own (research enabling) usage scenarios
        • Not all vendors are interested in standards and interoperability in this area, limiting Grid standardization and use-cases to the (relatively irrelevant) HPC-area may be a business target
        • Today, Business users of commercial Enterprise Grids do not regard Science as an advisor at all.
  • Questions & Answers Dr. Bernd Kosch February 2007 Vice President Strategic Alliances