Cloud Integration Tools

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This is the slide deck for my December 2011 MSPtv.net presentation on using various cloud productivity tools.

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  • Getting started …
  • Reflex topo map
  • Trend report selection
  • Scalextreme offers a single unified view of all your servers, even if they’re distributed across multiple clouds. See what you’ve got inside your datacenter, at EC2, Rackspace, Bluelock, or wherever your servers live
  • HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware enables seamless cross-platform VM snapshots, cloning & host format conversions. Here you can see a VM being cloned to XenServer inside the vCenter console.
  • Tier3 Environment Engine
  • Smart Style dashboard
  • http://calculator.s3.amazonaws.com/calc5.html
  • http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/cloud_hosting_products/servers/pricing/
  • www.gogrid.com/cloud-hosting/cloud-hosting-pricing-calculator.php
  • Uptime cloud
  • Cloud Cruiser
  • cloudsleuth
  • Finally, here is another costing service, http://www.cloudorado.com There is also a more advanced mode where you can specify multiple servers and more complex configurations.
  • Cloud Integration Tools

    1. 1. Follow Us on all your favorite social Media Sites and stay informed!
    2. 2. How to integrate cloud services management into your IT operations David Strom December 15, 2011 [email_address]
    3. 3. Getting started
    4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Securing your virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping track of costs of your virtual infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Automating various actions </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Zenith SmartStyle </li></ul>
    5. 5. Who am I?
    6. 6. Our guest <ul><li>Dan Rock, business development representative for Zenith Infotech. </li></ul>
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    8. 8. Security gear needed <ul><li>Anti-virus/anti-malware protection </li></ul><ul><li>Access controls </li></ul><ul><li>Firewalls and intrusion prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Auditing and compliance tools </li></ul>
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    10. 10. Time for our first poll <ul><li>Do you feel that your cloud resources are as well protected as your physical servers? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many different cloud providers do you use? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>None </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than one </li></ul></ul>
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    16. 16. Automating common procedures
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    24. 24. SmartStyle features <ul><li>Test/dev are separate </li></ul><ul><li>VM collection </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by Zenith NOC </li></ul>
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    30. 30. Cloud Calculators
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    35. 35. Cloud costing issues <ul><li>As you can see, very complex </li></ul><ul><li>Things often change, especially pricing </li></ul><ul><li>What exactly are you being billed for? </li></ul><ul><li>Read the fine print: surcharges and other stuff </li></ul>
    36. 36. Time for our second poll <ul><li>Do you feel that you have a good handle on cloud computing costs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. Other noteworthy management tools
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    47. 47. Conclusion
    48. 48. Questions?
    49. 49. Follow Us on all your favorite social Media Sites and stay informed!

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