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  • IT has not been involved in that adoption … don’t understand that you need automation on top of images … why image buildingAnyone that is doing anything at size and complexity, you are now tasked with doing that for a portfollio
  • You might just find exactly what you need.Or you can find snippets of what you need and build it and test it. Finally, we have partners that have put up a lot of the software for you. And they build test it everyday. Open Diff in new tab.Clone LAMP all in one. Rename to Wordpress. Bookmark.Remove continuous backups.Add APP Wordpress configure to bottom of template.Set default inputs on new template.
  • First, a point to drive home. Live above the cloud. Live above the image. Configure vanilla machines at runtime. The flexibility of the cloud ends at the image.
  • “Cloud Aware” configuration vs. images or other configuration solutions which are generally only aware of the machine scope
  • RightScale’s ServerTemplates innovate beyond “machine images,” providing dynamic configuration at run-time – no more post-launch configuration! When a server is launched using a ServerTemplate it automatically configures itself in the context of a deployment running on a specific cloud. It automatically obtains the needed IP addresses, gets the address of and access to storage, checks in with load balancers, submits monitoring data, and collaborates with other servers in the deployment. While some of what our ServerTemplates can do could be programmed into a machine image, RightScale ServerTemplates are designed to do it automatically – no more developing or maintaining custom machine images.To do this, we have designed our ServerTemplates to include:A Base Machine Image which is stripped down to the barest level - the operating system and some hooks to RightScale. RightScale maintains images for each OS and cloud combination. You just select the appropriate combination for your app. Second, Cloud Configurations configure all the cloud specific resources required such as the instance size, storage required, security group, and IP address. Again RightScale maintains these configurations for each cloud. You just need to select the appropriate options.Because of this layer of abstraction, you worry about the server’s role and function, not the underlying cloud-specific infrastructure. The server’s role and function is determined by a series of scripts which you add that can be executed when the server boots, as it is running, or when the server is decommissioned. You select or write the scripts to load the application software, libraries, data … whatever is needed. You can leverage our libraries of ServerTemplates or write your own. They can be written in a number of common scripting languages (shell, bash, perl, ruby, python) or you can use Chef cookbooks and recipes. ServerTemplates are modular and variable-based - all the scripts, executables, and variables are stored outside the template. This makes maintenance much easier; you just need to make one change and it is automatically reflected in all ServerTemplates that use that script, executable, or variable value. This also enables automation. As deployments change, servers reconfigure themselves and new servers launch in the context of the current deployment. We’ll talk more about this on the next slide. ServerTemplates launch servers with the same configuration every time, so you are assured that you get the same predictable result. Finally, because the underlying cloud infrastructure is abstracted from the role and function of the server, ServerTemplates are portable across cloud infrastructure providers.
  • RightScale already provides several abstractions that are cloud-agnostic. In fact you’re already using probably all of them (despite you might only be deployed in 1 cloud)..We have the concept of a server (something that can be launched/running on any cloud)The concept of a ServerTemplate, which specifies the configuration we want on a serverAnd the concept of an MCI which specifies which image configuration we want (lower-level stuff)And all these things are RS concepts…the cloud is not really involved in all this…
  • Individual graphs only work for so many servers, they also don’t show what is happening as an aggregateStacked graphs stack the contribution of each server on top of one anotherWalk through what the graph shows
  • The cluster monitoring is very powerful in that it provides different types of views into the operation of large clusters of servers
  • Walk through ofhow it works: in any deployment, go to the monitoring tab select servers select metric to plot familiar controls to switch time period and graph size displays one graph per server, here core1.rightscale.com through core8.rightscale.com in this example the graphs show cpu utilization for the past week, where blue is busy time and green is idle
  • Individual graphs only work for so many servers, they also don’t show what is happening as an aggregateStacked graphs stack the contribution of each server on top of one anotherWalk through what the graph shows
  • Stacked graphs are great to see the aggregate, but it is often difficult to see abnormal server behaviorHeat maps show many servers on one graph by plotting one horizontal bar per serverThe time axis is the same for all servers and it is shown at the bottom of the graphThe color of the bar shows the value of the metric for the serverWalk through the graphIt’s easy to see that there are 6 servers sharing the load, and two servers that are different
  • At scale this is how all this looks and comes togetherThis example is real, it shows an incident we had with our monitoring cluster a few months agoThis heat map shows 100 servers out of one of our monitoring clusters (we want to be vague here…)When there are more than 100 servers, the heat map shows a sampling of 100Describe the sampling: most recently launched, longest running, some of each server template, rest randomStory:This heat map plots I/O wait for our monitoring servers on a day where we suddenly received a number of alerts for a few serversThe heap map shows these servers clearly as red bands starting between 7am and 8amSo we could clearly see that something was going on with a small number of servers and that it started more or less at the same time on all themTo see what happened in aggregate, we can switch graph type…
  • This shows the same incident as on the previous slide, but with a timescale of a weekIt shows the number of servers handled by each monitoring server, i.e. each color bar shows one serverIt is easy to see that some customer launched a large number of servers right at the time the overload beganFurther investigation showed that due to a bug these servers were allocated unevenly across the cluster causing the overload’
  • The architecture behind the cluster monitoring is rather extensiveCustomer (i.e. your) servers send monitoring data every 20 seconds to our serversThe data points are cached in-memory on those servers and flushed to disk periodicallyCluster monitoring graphs are produced on separate front-end servers, which pull the data from over 100 monitoring storage serversThe graphs are produced using rrdtool and auto-refresh
  • RightScale’s management platform includes the tools you need to maintain IT control and visibility across multiple users, departments, and customers. It’s easy to associate costs with projects or departments and you can review your month-to-date expenditures at any time and see a projection of expenditures for the entire month. Roll up the cost information for several accounts within a master account and export it as a CSV file for further analysis or import it into your cost accounting system.Within each account, users are assigned permissions ensuring they have all the access they need - but no more. Some users might be able to access a production database, while others cannot. By the end of the year, you will be able to control the RightScale functionality accessible to each account and the users within that account. You might have some users who can only access and deploy ServerTemplates, while other users can create them. We are also delivering capabilities to alert administrators when servers are not in compliance. We monitor each server’s compliance to corporate guidelines set by you and then notify the appropriate administrator when a server violates those guidelines. If deemed necessary, the server can be restored to it’s original, compliant state automatically.And of course, audit files are maintained after servers are decommissioned to ensure you have the data to resolve any issues or breaches.
  • With RightScale, you build a repository of your company’s best practices, a corporate CMDB (configuration management data base), that not only saves valuable systems administration time, but reduces the number of errors introduced by repetitive or manual processes. With documented best practices it’s easy to achieve operational excellence and execute corporate governance strategies.Whether you choose to centralize development of best practices in one group or distribute it across the organization, you have one central repository for storing all the information about your deployments and a common method of building, testing and deploying applications on the cloud.You can build standard server configurations with ServerTemplates and system architectures with deployments. For example, you might create a standard ServerTemplate to launch a LAMP stack for development or a standard deployment for a website with a redundant MySQL database. Once established these can be used over and over, improving productivity and reliability. By using tested best practices, you achieve predictability in how components and systems are deployed and behave. You can also create run books that address specific events that might occur such as a master database failure with the associated procedures embodied in operational scripts. ServerTemplates, Scripts and Macros can be published to one or more work groups using our sharing group feature. You invite users to participate in a sharing group and gain access to your cloud assets. As these assets are updated, it’s easy to publish new versions and notify users to retrieve and use the updated ones.
  • These are examples, not the comprehensive list of features
  • The Grid Processing Solution Pack has everything you need to run a complete, scalable grid application environment in the cloud. The solution is automated, resilient to errors, and 100% auditable. It is a preconfigured framework for deploying grid processing in the cloud that leverages Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), SQS (Simple Queue Service) and S3 (Simple Storage Service) capabilities to process large numbers of jobs in a scalable and cost efficient manner. The Grid Solution Pack hides the “plumbing” of any operations specific to AWS so that the grid application can be plugged in with minimal effort.
  • Orchestrates and automates Amazon Web ServicesS3, SQS Queues, EC2 ServersMultiple AWS Regions and Availability ZonesRapid and repeatable deployment solutionsPre-configured environments for graceful provisioning/de-provisioningAutomation, scaling and remediationError handling, logging and reportingBest practices architecture with consultative support
  • Rs product deck january 2012

    1. 1. 1#RightScale Cloud Management Governance Controls Automation Engine Control access and security, track Monitor, alert, auto-scale, and usage, and access logs automate operations MultiCloud Marketplace™ Configuration Framework Access cloud-ready, customizable Provision servers and execute scripts ServerTemplates™ with consistency MultiCloud Platform Manage public, private, and hybrid clouds Cloud Management
    2. 2. 2#Bridging Apps and Infrastructure Dashboard API Governance Controls – Access, Security, Reporting Configuration Framework – ServerTemplates, RightScripts Automation Engine – Monitoring, Alerting, Scaling MultiCloud Platform – Provisioning Cloud Infrastructure Software Hypervisor IaaS Hardware Private Clouds Public Clouds Cloud Management
    3. 3. 3#RightScale Cloud EcosystemUsers ContentClouds Services Cloud Management
    4. 4. 4#Automation – Marketplace – Governance Cloud Management
    5. 5. 5#MultiCloud Platform• A Cloud “Remote Control” • Private clouds • Public clouds • Hybrid clouds• Choose your: • Vendors • Geography • Price • Performance • Compliance Cloud Management
    6. 6. 6#One “Cloud” – Many Resource Pools London Amsterdam Chicago Beijing Seattle Dublin Oregon Seoul NYC AreaSF Area Tokyo DC Area Fukuoka Dallas Hong Kong Hyderabad Singapore São Paulo Private Clouds Public & Managed Clouds Amazon Web Services Logicworks Datapipe Rackspace IDCF / Yahoo! Japan SoftLayer Korea Telecom Tata KINX UnGeo Cloud Management
    7. 7. 7#Workload Deployment Freedom Application Requirements Resource Portfolio Filter Pools App 1 Performance App 1 Public Cloud App 2 Cost App 2 App 3 Security App 3 Private Cloud 1 … Compliance … Reliability Internal DC App N App N Management & automation – across cloud resource pools Cloud Management
    8. 8. 8#Configuration FrameworkRightScale ServerTemplates™• Reproducible: Predictable deployment• Dynamic: Configuration from scripts at boot time• Multi-cloud: Cloud agnostic and portable• Modular: Role and behavior abstracted from cloud infrastructure Cloud Management
    9. 9. 9#MultiCloud MarketplaceCloud-ready stacks Pre-built by our ecosystemApp & Web Servers RightScaleDatabases & Caches ISV PartnersAnd more… Community Cloud Management
    10. 10. 10#ServerTemplates• ServerTemplates define individual servers and/or complete systems• More than just instance characteristics … entire system configuration (e.g., networking, environment variables, automation settings, server interdependencies) Cloud Management
    11. 11. 11#First step to nirvana: ServerTemplates ServerTemplate Virtual Machine Image • Chiseled in stone. • Live above the image. • Painful to change. • Live above the cloud. • So pre-cloud. • Code your infrastructure. Cloud Management
    12. 12. 12#ServerTemplates are Server DNACloud AgnosticOne Asset, Multiple Options Public Cloud “Web Server” Private Cloud Future Cloud Cloud Management
    13. 13. 13#ServerTemplates • Dynamic configuration • Abstract role and behavior from cloud infrastructure • Predictable deployment • Cloud agnostic / portable • Object-oriented programming for sysadmins Cloud Management
    14. 14. 14#What are ServerTemplates? Anatomy of a Example ServerTemplate ServerTemplate MySQL 5.0 operations operations RightScript/Recipe 6 Initialize slave … … RightScript/Recipe 6 Perform backup RightScript/Recipe N Start all services … … RightScript/Recipe 5 Setup DNS and IPs boot sequence boot sequence RightScript/Recipe 4 Restore last backup RightScript/Recipe 3 Configure/tune MySQL RightScript/Recipe 2 Install MySQL Server RightScript/Recipe 1 Install monitoring Base Image Right Image Cloud Management
    15. 15. 15#What do ServerTemplates help me do? • Affect Cloud Resources and specify cloud properties (image, instance type, ssh key, security groups, etc.) • “Record” everything you do to set up a server (install software, edit configuration files, start services, etc.) • Extract variable configuration information [as Inputs] • Define custom monitors and alerts • Keep versions of your configurations, images, scripts… • Share best practices within your organization, or to the world • Incorporate best practices from others, and receive updates Cloud Management
    16. 16. 16#Dynamically Configure with ServerTemplatesCreate agile, automated, and predictable IT infrastructure • Dynamically configure servers at run-time • Abstract role and behavior from cloud infrastructure • Modular and variable-based for easy maintenance • Launch predictable infrastructure • Portable Cloud Management
    17. 17. 17#How does RightScale help with Abstraction?• Unified Multi-Cloud UI and new API (in progress) • Multi-Cloud Servers/Arrays • Multi-Cloud ServerTemplates • Multi-Cloud Images 1:1 ServerTemplate 1:N I Image I Server I I I runnable abstraction software config runtime config cloud resources Cloud Management
    18. 18. 18#MultiCloud Image• Collection of RightImages that represent a standard configuration across multiple clouds MCI: Windows Server 2008 AWS AP- AWS AP- AWS US- AWS US- Rackspace AWS EU Singapore Tokyo East West Cloud Management
    19. 19. 19#ServerTemplates Modular – Portable – Reproducible Application Applications • Cloud independent App Libraries deployment SQL Server/ASP.NET… Networking Cloud Portability • Standard configurations Storage volumes that work across cloudsRightImages & OSMulti-Cloud Images• Standard image Virtual machine configurations Cloud Management
    20. 20. 20#Images vs. RightScale ServerTemplates Virtual Machine Images RightScale ServerTemplates • Big & opaque • Modular & flexible • Complex to reproduce • Reproducible & • Static maintainable • Not cloud-portable • Dynamic & agile • w/ MCI - Multi-cloud enabled  Slow workflow  Not cloud-agile  Dev-like workflow  Dynamic configuration Cloud Management
    21. 21. 21#Automation Engine• Monitoring and alerting • Server and application • Escalations and triggers• Auto-scaling• Operational automation • Database backup, failover, recovery • Script execution • Code deploys and patches Cloud Management
    22. 22. 22#Cluster monitoring• Individual graphs • Good for a dozen servers • Displays all standard graphs with full detail• Stacked graphs • Displays the contribution of many servers to a total • Great to see the sum and variability of activity in a cluster • Difficult to make out individual servers • Examples: requests/sec, cpu busy cycles, I/O bytes/sec• Heat maps • Displays a bar for each server • Great to see uneven distribution across servers • Great to quickly spot performance problems across many servers • Difficult to read absolute values or see the total cluster activity Cloud Management
    23. 23. 23#Cluster monitoring• Current cluster monitoring: one graph per server Cloud Management
    24. 24. 24#Stacked graphs• Each color band shows contribution of one server• Servers are stacked on top of one another Cloud Management
    25. 25. 25#Heat maps• Each horizontal strip shows one server• The color shows how “hot” the server is running Cloud Management
    26. 26. 26#Heat map with 100 servers Cloud Management
    27. 27. 27#Stacked graph of the same 100 servers Cloud Management
    28. 28. 28#Cluster monitoring architecture• Architecture • Monitoring front-end servers pull data from storage servers • Up to 100 servers on one graph (to be increased) monitoring monitoring storage front-end servers servers your servers Cloud Management
    29. 29. 29#Server arrays provide horizontal scaling Cloud Management
    30. 30. 30#Governance Controls• Access and security • Authentication, roles, permissions • Umbrella accounts and sharing• Auditing and logging • Server logs • Infrastructure audits and tracking• Usage and cost metering • Cost tracking and quotas • Real-time run rate projections Cloud Management
    31. 31. 31#Control Users & CostsMaintain IT control & visibility• Access current and projected costs by project or department• Roll-up and export cost data• Manage user permissions• Establish and enforce corporate standards• Automate compliance management• Maintain audit and log files Cloud Management
    32. 32. 32#Codify Corporate Best PracticesAchieve operational excellence and execute governance strategies• Build library of company- specific best practices• Preserve corporate learning• Standardize configurations and architectures• Create run books with associated operational scripts• Collaborate and share cloud computing assets Cloud Management
    33. 33. 33#Niche Phase• Share & preserve learning and best practices for next game• Maintain the experience with SLA- based automation ensures users• Easily migrate “in-house” with hybrid cloud solutions Cloud Management
    34. 34. 34#RightScale Accounts • Each account corresponds to a set of AWS credentials • Complete isolation – reporting, configuration assets, cost tracking, etc. • Configurations are easily shared amongst 2 or more accounts via Sharing Groups (see slide 9) • “Enterprise Manager” allows you to manage multiple account under 1 parent account Cloud Management
    35. 35. 35#User Roles • User roles and access rights are organized “Account down” as opposed to “User up” • A user can access 1 or more environments with different roles and access rights • SSO supported • Users are granted rights by Admin via invitation process Cloud Management
    36. 36. 36#User Roles• Admin – full rights on RightScale; only role that can access AWS private key material• Observer – may only observe an account• Actor – launch / terminate services, run configuration scripts bundle instance, create volumes, etc.• Security Manager – only role that may create or edit security groups (port access; firewall)• Designer – create ServerTemplates, RightScripts, set Alerts• Library – import configuration assets from library Cloud Management
    37. 37. 37#User Roles, continued• Server-login – only role that may login to servers (SSH)• Publisher – can publish configuration assets to library; share configurations via private “Sharing Groups”• Billing – manage billing info• Enterprise Manager – access all accounts under Enterprise Group, grant access, control user roles• Lite User – limited access to RightScale; may launch pre- configured systems published to Lite User accountComplete list available at: http://support.rightscale.com/15-References/Tables/User_Role_Privileges?highlight=user+roles Cloud Management
    38. 38. 38#Temporary Users• Temporarily grant access & role(s)• Set automated expiration in # of days Cloud Management
    39. 39. 39#Sharing Groups Account 1 Account 2 Account 3• Admin can set up private libraries• Accounts with “Publisher” rights can publish ServerTemplate configurations into library• Members of private libraries can access and deploy configurations• No migration; seamless roll into production Cloud Management
    40. 40. 40# Visibility Master Parent Child Accounts GLOBAL (Master PC Child #1 EMEA Parent Account) PCGlobal RS AdminManages user accounts Child #2and ServerTemplates for Each group / PO can have specific number of accounts / users pre- Dev.all branches. Child #3 associated … and can buy more atPricing pre-negotiated corporate ratePricing set at Global level… pre-negotiated rates Child #4 LOB 1apply to all child accounts Monthly usage Child #5 cost, associated to account and PO- Infrastructure Audits number Child #6 User Audits LOB 2 Cost Tracking Makes separate PO and Child #7 Single Billing gets charged for specific additional services (ie education, more private Child #8 cloud nodes etc) Cloud Management
    41. 41. 41#Visibility example: Infrastructure Audit• Review of all Security Groups or • SSH Key audit analyzes all or SSH Keys running servers• Includes audit of all Regions • Store up to 10 audits and use• Security Group audit analyzes all to baseline or public ports • Audits can be downloaded as text or JSON files Cloud Management
    42. 42. 42#Billing• RightScale will single bill for RS and AWS fees• Full support for AWS‟ consolidated billing• RightScale accepts credit card, wire, ACH, check• Supports monthly, annual or multi-year invoicing• Standard Net30 payment terms• RightScale will mass-provision AWS accounts for customers Cloud Management
    43. 43. 43#RightScale for Enterprise• Visibility: Single pane of glass for public, private, and hybrid clouds• Cloud-enabled infrastructure: On-demand, elastic, metered• Simplified provisioning: Standardized, enforced configurations• Application-aware infrastructure: Manage systems, not servers• Vendor freedom: Leave doors open in a rapidly changing environment Cloud Management
    44. 44. 44#The Enterprise Path to the Cloud• Traditional Data Center • Siloed, over capacity, server sprawl• Virtualized Data Centers • Increased consolidation and standardization• Automated Hybrid Cloud • Rapid, elastic provisioning • Shared resource pools and workloads • Pay per use Cloud Management
    45. 45. 45#myCloud private and hybrid clouds Cloud Management
    46. 46. 46#Use Case: Hybrid Cloud • RightScale customer since 2009 • Zynga manages their public and private/hybrid cloud (zCloud) with RightScale – through a „single pane of glass‟ “The zCloud also integrates with the operational and management tools that have proven critical to our business, such as RightScale and CloudStack.” - Allan Leinwand Zynga CTO – Infrastructure Engineering Cloud Management
    47. 47. 47#IT and Evolution of Infrastructure Private / Multi-Cloud Public + Private Standardization Extensible toolset Visibility Users Accounts Billing Security Abstraction / Automation API / Config Management Public Cloud Dynamic/Elastic/Pay per Use Virtualization Increase utilization Consolidation Physical infrastructure Traditional IT Siloed/over capacity/server sprawl Cloud Management
    48. 48. 48#RightScale’s BioPharma SolutionsGrid Batch• Independent jobs / Scheduled runs parallel computing Single or multiple worker• Single or multiple worker classes classesHPC Utility Computing Complex jobs On-demand access to Tightly coupled compliant builds machines Self-service interface Cloud Management
    49. 49. 49#What is Private Cloud? • Comprised of one or more datacenters • Physical Infrastructure that sits behind an API • May or may not leverage virtualization • May or may not be hosted by „you‟ • Is available only for your consumption. Cloud Management
    50. 50. 50#Why Private and Hybrid Cloud? • Discourage rogue use of Public Clouds Control • Security and Compliance • Leverage existing hardware resources • Integrate with existing systems and Flexibility processes • Enable use of specialized hardware Performance • Configure systems to match workloads Cloud Management
    51. 51. 51#Workload Deployment Freedom Application Requirements Resource Portfolio Filter Pools App 1 Performance App 1 Public Cloud App 2 Cost App 2 App 3 Security App 3 Private Cloud 1 … Compliance … Reliability Internal DC App N App N Management & automation – across cloud resource pools Cloud Management
    52. 52. 52#Benefits of myCloudAgility & Choice: Choose your cloud infrastructure based onApplication requirements.Flexibility: Manage application deployments across public andprivate clouds; scale on demand.Control: Securely manage your public, hybrid, and private clouddeployments from a single Pane of Glass.Proven: myCloud is based on proven Reference Architectureswith key RightScale partners (Cloud.com, Euca, Openstack). Cloud Management
    53. 53. 53#Public Cloud Stack e.g. Web Apps, Dev/Test,Applications & Data Self-Service, etc Application CodeRightScale Cloud Middleware AutomationManagement Platform OS Image Rackspace Region AWS EC2 RegionPublic IaaS Clouds Cloud Management
    54. 54. 54#Private Cloud Stack e.g. Web Apps, Dev/Test,Applications & Data Self-Service, etcRightScale CloudManagement Platform Virtual Servers & NetworkingCloud Infrastructure Software Cloud & Storage ControllerHypervisor Host Servers – CPU, MemoryCloud Infrastructure Hardware Networking Storage Cloud Management
    55. 55. 55#myCloud Fills the Gap e.g. Web Apps, Dev/Test,Applications & Data Self-Service, etc Application Code Middleware Automation OS Image Virtual Servers & Networking Cloud & Storage ControllerHypervisor Host Servers – CPU, MemoryCloud Infrastructure Hardware Networking Storage Cloud Management
    56. 56. 56#Cloud Management Automates ApplicationsAutomation Managed Automated Apps Cloud Automated Infrastructure = Automated Cloud = RightScale Cloud Manual Apps Infrastructur Automated Infrastructure e = Manual Cloud Traditional Manual Apps Infrastructur Manual Infrastructure e = Slow & Expensive Abstraction Cloud Management
    57. 57. 57#Use Case: Public to Public Your Applications US-East RAX US-West Cloud N I S a a S a S3 Cloud Files Google Storage N t g o e r Cloud Management
    58. 58. 58#Use Case: Public to Private App A App B App C App D myCloud 1 myCloud 2 US-West RAX I S a a S a DC1 DC2 S3 Cloud Files t g o e r Private Cloud Public Cloud Cloud Management
    59. 59. 59#Use Case: Private to Public App A App B App C App D myCloud 1 myCloud 2 US-West RAX I S a a S a DC1 DC2 S3 Cloud Files t g o e r Private Cloud Public Cloud Cloud Management
    60. 60. 60#Use Case: Private to Private App A App B App C App D myCloud 1 myCloud 2 US-West RAX I S a a S a DC1 DC2 S3 Cloud Files t g o e r Private Cloud Public Cloud Cloud Management
    61. 61. 61#Cloud Enable Your Infrastructure Create myCloud Account Choose your infrastructure Install your hardware and register Launch Server Templates Automate, Integrate for monitor & hybrid manage clouds Cloud Management
    62. 62. 62#Dev & Test• Lifecycle Challenges • Limited, shared resources • Lead time for procuring and provisioning equipment • Maintaining consistent environments throughout the lifecycle • Maintaining multiple environments in parallel • Distributed teams and team members Cloud Management
    63. 63. 63#Dev & Test Available, Easily Provisioned Resources Cloud Management
    64. 64. 64#Batch Processing / Grid Computing100%50% 0% 1-Jan 8-Jan 15-Jan 22-Jan 29-Jan 5-Feb 12-Feb 19-Feb 26-Feb 5-Mar 12-Mar 19-Mar 26-Mar Resource Utilization Challenges • For IT • High capital investment, typically low capacity utilization • Scheduling conflicts, constant provisioning • Specialized architectural and operational skills • Specialized software applications and unique datasets • For End Users • Wait for resources • Limited to resources available in the datacenter Cloud Management
    65. 65. 65#Grid Computing in the Cloud Cloud Computing Model Grid Computing in the Cloud Resources on Demand Resolves Scheduling Issues Virtually Infinite Resources Supports Faster Processing Pay as You Go Matches Costs to Demand Cloud Management
    66. 66. 66#Cloud-based Grid Computing Use Cases Pharmaceutical Analysis – Researchers expected a protein analysis comparing 2.5 million compounds to take a week of processing on internal servers • Using hundreds of servers, the job was completed in one day Insurance Claims Loss Control – Systems for detecting fraudulent, improper or duplicate claims in batches of millions of claims would have required months of processing time to run and millions of dollars in capital outlay to build in the data center • Batch runs finished in a few days at significantly lower cost Web 2.0 – One customer transcodes images to render video on demand • Processing time was reduced from hours on internal resources to minutes Financial Data Processing – Back testing environments that analyze data to test new trading strategies • Trading strategies analyzed faster and more cost-effectively by scaling out servers Cloud Management
    67. 67. 67#RightScale Grid / Batch ArchitectureAutomated server scaling, operational remediation, server cost optimization RightScale Management Interface SQS Output Queue SQS Input Queue Your SQS Error Queue code Amazon S3 Worker Daemon Amazon S3 Your application or Batch jobs from next batch process Your job producer job consumer application Scalable cloud servers using RightScale Server Templates RightScale Customer code Amazon Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Management
    68. 68. 68#Social Apps www.appdata.com Feb 2011 Cloud Management
    69. 69. 69# Why in the AWS Cloud with RightScale? Extensive experience in large, highly-elastic single gaming applications • 600K concurrent users • 100X scaling in 4 days • 8,000 instances • 250K new users per hour • 0 to 35M unique users in one day • 1:1000+ data center management ratio69 Cloud Management
    70. 70. 70#Scalable Web Applications Cloud Management
    71. 71. 71#Scalable Web Applications• Add capacity as demand dictates• Classic example of “pay as you go” utility computing• Enables the ability to react to viral and flash-crowd events without degradation of service• PaaS solutions exist that can leverage scalability benefits • Zend Solution Pack • VMware‟s Cloud Foundry• Hybrid cloud environments can scale to take advantage of both public and private clouds • Zynga‟s Z Cloud is currently the largest hybrid cloud in the world, all of which is managed through the RightScale platform Cloud Management

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