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Dell and OpenStack

  1. 1. Cloud Trends and OpenStack:“Dell Point of View”Dan Choquette, Manager, Cloud and Data
  2. 2. Dell and the Cloud….. #1 Dell powers 3 of #2 these Top 5 US #3 search engines and some of the largest #4 providers in China #5DELL CONFIDENTIAL
  3. 3. Dell’s Cloud Point of View Different needs will govern different cloud approaches1000s of Systems/ Admin Low infrastructure Admin Efficiency constraints Legacy infrastructure use Revolutionary cloud : Application Focused Platform Based Next Leap frog efficiency gain Evolutionary cloud : 10s of Systems Generation Per Admin Infrastructure Focused Virtualization Based Application Efficiency gain Computing Heterogeneity
  4. 4. Computing models in the future Traditional Virtualized Private Cloud Public Cloud Distribution of models used today Distribution of models used 3–5 years from now Customer trending toward cloud computing over next 3-5 years1Source -- Market Insight: The Impact of cloud computing on server sales, 2010 update; Gartner, 12/21/10
  5. 5. Visualizing the Journey to The Cloud MOST ARE HERE Flexible Sourcing On & Off-Premise Consumption Based Billing Self-Service Consumption Fully Stateless Infrastructure Simplified Service Model Dynamic Resource Pooling Rapid Deployment Through Automation Improving Availability Through HA Infrastructure Virtualize to Improve Utilization & Management Consolidate Servers & StorageDELL CONFIDENTIAL
  6. 6. Open Cloud Operations Intersection of two major technology waves: Operational Automation (DevOps) Open Source Cloud (OpenStack) Together, a practical approach to cloud scale Manages elastic resources Embraces constant change Productizes best practicesDell Cloud Solutions 6 July 20, 2011
  7. 7. Lessons from Hyper-scale Hyper-scale (1000s of servers) forced customers to change their core assumptions. To operate large systems, customers Embraced scale out design (inconsistency is OK) Eliminated hardware redundancy (too expensive) Shunned manual steps (too slow)Dell Cloud Solutions 7 July 20, 2011
  8. 8. DevOps Addresses Challenges DevOps is an operational approach that automates system configuration and management. To manage cloud systems, customers Need to manage servers as groups Must respond to rapid infrastructure changes Have repeatable automated deploymentsDell Cloud Solutions 8 September 20, 2011
  9. 9. Community Cloud Infrastructure We needed Cloud Infrastructure that Had support from major industry players Was collaboratively developed without a single owner Had an API that was Service Provider license friendly Could be demonstrated to run at scale Was built on open source components Had global reach and supportDell Cloud Solutions 9 July 20, 2011
  10. 10. OpenStack!Dell Cloud Solutions 10 July 20, 2011
  11. 11. Delivery Model Workloads Cloud Taxonomy V11 Software As A IT As A Platform As A Infrastructure As Everything As A Service Service Service A Service Service SSO Web Services & APIs Self Service PortalSoftware Admin Customer Mgmt LDAP/AD Information Service Management(ITIL) Entitlement, rights... Billing Metering Infrastructure Software Ser Gov/Workflow Workload Lifecycle Monitoring Legacy Management Automation Management Orchestration Intelligent Resource Platform Reporting Manager Provisioning Analytics Security Abstraction Software Operating Data Store Application System Operating System Run-Time Virtualization Virtualization Hardware Virtualization IPS Compute Switch Storage Physical Network Firewall HVAC Power Facility Environmentals Overarching Systems 11 /10
  12. 12. Evolution of OpenStack OpenStack Focused Components Ecosystem VM Billing Portals Monitoring SecurityAPI Clients Partner management & Performance Amazon API OpenStack Cloud API Compatibility Operations Nova Swift Glance Dell AssetsOps Infrastructure Management Compute Features Partner Object Store Images, OpenManage Ecosystem Nagios Database, Network, SecureWorks Hypervisor etc Boomi LDAP (KVM, Xen, etc) PowerConnct EqualLogic Chef Compellent Operating Systems DX Crowbar VIS Physical Infrastructure (HW)
  13. 13. Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution HW Reference • 3x PEC6100 Servers Architecture • Storage and compute Hardware • PowerConnect 6224 LAN Configuration 6 nodes • OpenStack Installer (Crowbar) Software • OpenStack cloud SW • Other SW elements installed by Crowbar Software : Operating • Ubuntu 10.10 (Host) Between 6 and 60 nodes: • Windows (Guests) System • Linux (Guests) •PEC 6100 •Two sleds per server Hypervisor KVM, Xen •Fully populated drives • Onsite HW Install •PowerConnect 6224/48 LAN Deployment • Onsite SW Install •Installation automation SW • Whiteboard session & •Reference architecture Services training (via RCB) •Sample application • HW: Dell ProSupport Support • SW: OpenStack support (via RCB)13 Confidential 9/20/2011
  14. 14. Crowbar Adding Value to the CommunityDell Cloud Solutions 14 July 20, 2011
  15. 15. What is Crowbar? Mission: “A Zero Touch Cloud Installer” Servers in boxes to full function cloud in under 2 hours Fast & Flexible Bare metal install including BIOS & RAID configurations Users can choose how their system is configured (“barclamps”) DevOps Embracing Ongoing Operations Model (DevOps for Clouds) Leverages & Wraps Opscode Chef Open Not specific to OpenStack – Dell using for other Applications Not restricted to Dell hardware Apache 2 licensedDell Cloud Solutions 15 July 20, 2011
  16. 16. Adding Value with Dell Crowbar OpenStack Nova Automated bare metal deployment (Compute) of complex technologies – BIOS, RAID, Network setup, System monitoring, performance monitoring – From DAYS to HOURS Crowbar OpenStack Extends Opscode CHEF Core Swift (Storage) Platform Available via open source – Being adopted by the community Barclamp – OpenStack, Hadoop, Cloud Foundry, XX Ceph… and more possibilities16 Confidential 8/23/2011
  17. 17. Dell Driving Innovation: Developing Open Source Software17 Confidential 9/20/2011
  18. 18. Next StepsUseful Resources• Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution website:• Dell Crowbar on open source:• DreamHost Case Study on OpenStack from Dell: more info: OpenStack@Dell.comBlogs• – Dell Cloud Evangelist • Barton George - @barton808• – Technical content • Rob Hirschfeld - @zehicle• – Business content • Joseph George - @jbgeorge18
  19. 19. Questions? OpenStack@Dell.com19 Dell Confidential
  20. 20. Backup
  21. 21. The Market’s View of OpenStack from Dell• Over 40 articles“Now, Dell is out-stripping some of its competitors in this space– it was one of the first of the hardware vendors to grasp thefact that cloud is about provisioning services not about thehardware and it will be interesting to see how the rest of theindustry responds. It’s certainly going to be the customer thatbenefits and that can only be good news.‖– Maxwell Cooter,Cloud Pro―Dell’s new IaaS (infrastructure as a service) offering—calledthe Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution and announced July 26—ispart of the vendor’s effort to push the adoption of open-sourcetechnology for cloud offerings. Along with the use ofOpenStack, the Dell solution includes its ―Crowbar‖ OpenStackinstaller, which manages the deployment of OpenStack fromwhen the server initially boots all the way throughconfiguration.” – Jeff Burt, eWEEK―The Crowbar installation tool is a key differentiator for Dell tohelp it peddle clouds to telco and hosting providers, as well asto companies looking to build an OpenStack private cloud.‖ –Timothy Pricket Morgan, The Register21 Confidential
  22. 22. Two Paths to Cloud Regardless of Path, the Goal is Efficiency Traditional Virtualized Private Cloud Public CloudEvolutionary Revolutionary Build upon Start Greenfield: Virtualization Cloud-Native Applications22 Confidential 9/20/2011
  23. 23. Missing Cloud Infrastructure The cloud market was highly fragmented Amazon dominated but was not public domain VMware was building on their enterprise base Microsoft was taking the PaaS route Many small players but no community projects Service Providers could not agree on APIsDell Cloud Solutions 23 July 20, 2011
  24. 24. DreamHost Expands Cloud and Storage Services with Dell OpenStack Cloud Challenge DreamHost was in need of a flexible, open source cloud platform for their public cloud compute Solution DreamHost uses Dell hardware for its core business— shared hosting, dedicated hosting and virtual private server hosting—as well as its emerging businesses. For its OpenStack cloud, DreamHost is using the Crowbar barclamp for Nova. The company is writing its own barclamp for its Ceph storage solution. Benefits • Took advantage of Dell’s OpenStack reference architecture and deployment framework“If Dell tried to have a sales person sell • Saved 4-6 months of software development workus, we probably wouldn’t have bought • Leveraged cloud and scale-out servers andit. Dell solved a problem that we had. reference architectureAnd when Dell solved that problem, • Realized business advantages of leasing with Dell Financial Servicesour engineers thought, ‘We’re going touse this.’”Ben Cherian, general manager of emergingtechnologies, DreamHost