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This is a presentation based on the 2012 R2 generation of the Microsoft Cloud OS, including Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center 2012 R2. It spans Microsoft public cloud …

This is a presentation based on the 2012 R2 generation of the Microsoft Cloud OS, including Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center 2012 R2. It spans Microsoft public cloud IaaS, partner operated public cloud, and private cloud.

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  • 1. Microsoft Azure & Hybrid Cloud Cloud for the partner, by the partner Aidan Finn, MVP - MicroWarehouse
  • 2. About • MicroWarehouse is Ireland’s largest independently owned IT Distributor. • Established in 1986, it is completely controlled by the local management team. • Comprising of 28 staff, MicroWarehouse sells products from a focussed Vendor Portfolio to over 500 resellers, offering the largest local stockholding, aggressively priced and supported by unrivalled local knowledge. • Products and solutions sold include PC systems, peripherals, software and licensing. Company Headquarters in Park West Business Park, Dublin Additional services provided include: • Total procurement and logistics solutions • Technical product co-selling • Vendor promotion and reporting administration • Pre-sales support • Software asset management reviews • E-marketing solutions Our customers are: • Retailers (indigenous and multi-national) • Value added resellers • Solution providers & integrators • Software licensing specialists • Computer consultants. • Computer System Builders In partnership with our vendors, MicroWarehouse focuses on a broad base of resellers and has a proven track record in genuine breadth growth. With a balance sheet value in excess of €9million, MicroWarehouse is a secure business 100% focussed on delivering value in the Irish marketplace.
  • 3. About Aidan Finn • Technical Sales Lead at MicroWarehouse • Working in IT since 1996 • MVP (Virtual Machine) • Experienced with Windows Server/Desktop, System Center, virtualisation, and IT infrastructure • @joe_elway • http://www.aidanfinn.com • http://www.petri.co.il/author/aidan-finn • Published author/contributor of several books
  • 4. Agenda • Public cloud: Microsoft Azure • Private cloud: Windows Server & System Center • Partner public cloud: Windows Server, System Center, and Windows Azure Pack • Throughout: Hybrid cloud … mixing public & private
  • 5. Hybrid Cloud Features & Scenarios
  • 6. On-Premise SME • Virtualization – Hyper-V • Client management – Windows Intune • Maybe some System Center server/desktop management in mid-size business
  • 7. Mid-Large Enterprise • Private Cloud – Windows Server – Hyper-V – System Center • Corporate desktop management – System Center Configuration Manager • BYOD – Windows Intune
  • 8. Hosting Company / Public Cloud • Fabric – Windows Server – Hyper-V – System Center • Self-Service – Service Provider Foundation (SPF – REST API) – Windows Azure Pack (WAP)
  • 9. Microsoft Azure/ Public Cloud • PaaS • IaaS – Web services – SQL – Blob storage – Tiered storage (StorSimple appliance) – Virtual Machine – Network virtualization – And more …
  • 10. Hybrid Cloud • Some (marketing & media) will have you think that everything should be in the (public) cloud • One “cloud” is not right for every service or service tier • Use the best elements of each cloud – In a unified solution designed from the ground up – Smaller biz will have local virtualization instead of private cloud
  • 11. Benefits of Each Cloud • On premise – The infrastructure you already paid CAPEX for – 100% control over service/location/regulation/etc • Partner public cloud/hosted private cloud – Large scalability – Out-sourcing – Control over location – Bespoke service • Microsoft Azure – Incredible scalability – Extremely high SLAs – Global presence – Years ahead in innovation
  • 12. Microsoft Azure Public Cloud
  • 13. What is Azure • 1/3 of “The Cloud OS” – A part of the story, not the whole story • A public cloud infrastructure based on innovative designs • Way beyond enterprise scale – probably hundreds of thousands of physical servers • Built on Hyper-V – Now tell me that Hyper-V doesn’t scale!!! • Understand the concept of fault domains – When you build at this scale, dual power, dual network, etc, make no sense – Deploy 3 of any one thing to meet the SLA
  • 14. Managing Azure • One portal to manage all aspects of Azure IaaS – https://manage.windowsazure.com • New portal on the way – https://portal.azure.com – Health and subscription information more visible • PowerShell cmdlets – Scripting always gives more control • Microsoft Azure Automation – Orchestration based on Service Management Automation (SMA) • See Windows Azure Pack for hosting partners
  • 15. Storage • Huge capacities of storage at low cost • Storage is provided in the form of “blobs” – Think of blobs as multi-purpose buckets • Resilient: – Local redundancy: 3 copies – Geo redundancy: Another 3 copies in neighbouring region, e.g. Amsterdam – Zone redundant storage (coming) will keep 3 copies in different facilities (same or different regions) • Used many Azure services: – Application content – Virtual machine hard disks – Online backup – Tiered cross-premise storage
  • 16. Comparing Cloud Storage From Aptera Blog http://blog.apterainc.com/bid/379058/Azure-vs-Amazon-vs-Rackspace-vs-HP-vs-Google-Cloud-Storage-Infographic
  • 17. Scenario – Web Presence • Not just dumb web hosting • Capable of using features & scalability of Azure – Load balancing – Auto-scaling – Start small, with potential to grow immense • Various plans from free to more feature rich • A great way for a business to offload a complex service to an immense global presence
  • 18. Demo – Azure Web Sites
  • 19. Virtual Networks • Software defined networking (SDN) • Don’t deploy physical stuff, deploy virtual stuff – Self-service – Scalable – Automated – More flexible • Deploy virtual networks & subnets • 1 public IP address NATed & firewalled • Define your own private IP ranges – Can overlap with those of other tenants
  • 20. Virtual Machines • Just like you’ve been deploying on customer sites for years • Windows & Linux • From small & basic to incredibly powerful HPC machines – From tiny application servers to animation processing (Pixar), big data, and so on • Remember: fault domains – Build fault tolerant services
  • 21. Demo – Azure Virtual Machines
  • 22. Scenario – Test/Proof of Concept Lab • Why spend money on hardware? • Deploy VMs in Azure • No long term commitment • Use the VMs to: – Prove a concept – Test out new software or operating systems – Test/document software upgrades/rollbacks – Validate procedures – Test backup/restore – Training lab for employees
  • 23. Scenario – Software Test/Dev • Testers & developers need: – LOTS of VMs – Need them quickly – self-service – Rarely stay powered on for long • Hard to budget for • Why buy/install new on-premise h/w? – Save that investment for production systems – More predictable
  • 24. Hybrid Cloud Connectivity • Connect your on-premise networks with your Azure virtual networks • No; you don’t need to put private application servers on the public Internet • You can have a private connection between your site and your services in Azure: – Site-to-site VPN – Azure ExpressRoute
  • 25. Site-to-Site VPN • Create encrypted tunnel into Azure virtual network • Routing between sites • Extend your network into Azure • A number of supporting devices, including Watchguard Watchguard XTM Microsoft Azure On-Premise Internet
  • 26. Demo – Site-to-Site VPN
  • 27. Azure ExpressRoute • Add Microsoft Azure to your WAN • Service provided by ISPs, e.g. BT • More fault tolerant & scalable Microsoft Azure WAN Internet Branch Offices Other Data Centres
  • 28. Site-to-Site Connectivity • Extending your network into Azure opens up new possibilities • Look at it this way, Azure gives you: – Endless scalability – Near-instant on – Pay-as-you-go – No long term commitment to deployed resources – No need to spend CAPEX – LOTS of possibilities
  • 29. Scenario – Online Services • Azure has: – Superior connectivity to what you or customer can normally acquire – HUGE scalability • Deploy online services in Azure • Data location: – Keep on-premise: Maybe for integration or security – Keep in Azure: Maybe for “big data” analysis • Grow as required – See auto-scaling • Don’t let a computer room artificially stunt business growth
  • 30. Scenario: Disaster Recovery • Replicate databases into Azure VMs – Active Directory DCs running in Azure replicating from on-premise DCs – SQL Server 2014 from on-premise into Azure VMs – Exchange Server DAG members in Azure
  • 31. Scenario: Services Resiliency • Some services must: – Be on the Internet – Remain highly available • Deploy these services in Azure – Use Availability Sets to span load balance instances across “fault domains” – Span regions, e.g. Dublin & Amsterdam • Service will remain online even if: – Your computer room goes offline – There are host/rack faults in Azure
  • 32. Scenario: Reliable Office 365 Single-Sign On Microsoft Azure On-premise domain controllers ADFS clusterDomain controllers Active Directory Replication Single-Sign On
  • 33. Will Azure Steal My Job? • I have thought about this for some time • The cloud OS focuses on service • Azure gives you VMs with operating systems – Operating systems … just like on-premise are just the starting point • Someone has to: – Design – Project plan – Engineer – Configure – Maintain – Upgrade and so on
  • 34. What’s in Azure for Partners? • Do the work: – Design – Project plan – Engineer – Configure – Connect – Maintain – Secure – Upgrade and so on • Optionally, purchase blocks of Azure and resell it to customers • And let’s not forget the on-premise/hybrid cloud
  • 35. Windows Server & System Center Private Cloud
  • 36. Storage • Microsoft continued to develop block storage (SAN) in WS2012 and WS2012 R2 – ODX, TRIM, UNMAP, virtual fibre channel • Microsoft’s “cloud server specification” to Open Compute Project shows a path forward – Software-defined storage – Scalable & transparent failover – High performance – Lower cost
  • 37. Hyper-V over SMB 3.0
  • 38. Storage • Storage Spaces: – Uses Just-a-bunch-of-disks (JBOD) – Aggregates disks and does disk fault tolerance (role of SAN controller) – Can do HDD and SSD tiered storage • JBOD trays – Connected via SAS adapter/cables with MPIO for fault tolerance – There is a special HCL category for Storage Spaces supported hardware • DataON Storage – DNS-1640 (24 x 2.5”) – DNS 1660 (60 x 3.5”)
  • 39. Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V • Actually more up-to-date than what Azure is built on! • So many improvements in WS2012 and WS2012 R2: – Live migrate at record breaking speeds – Huge scalability (host, VM, cluster, network, storage, …) – Software-defined networking (SDN) • Hyper-V Network Virtualization – Virtual Switch Extensibility: Example: Cisco Nexus 1000V – Designed for service-centric uptime-concerned customers • I could talk for hours on this … but let’s move on to building private clouds
  • 40. Demo – Live Migration
  • 41. System Center 2012 R2 • Microsoft’s systems/service/cloud management suite • Yes – System Center licensing rules it out of small business • No – You don’t need System Center to build virtualization • But – Mid-large business should deploy System Center
  • 42. Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) • The single biggest missed opportunity by consultants • Either: – Not installed – So little configured that it might as well not be there • VMM is much more than just a VM console (such as vCenter) – It is the fabric manager of a cloud
  • 43. Demo – VMM
  • 44. Hyper-V Recovery Manager
  • 45. App Controller • A cloud portal for self-service users • Connect it to: – VMM-managed clouds – Microsoft Azure – Partner clouds based on Hyper-V & System Center • Give users a central point to deploy & control VMs and services in all clouds – Empower the users (delegated admins, application management, devs, testers, etc) – All under the watchful eye of IT
  • 46. Demo – App Controller
  • 47. Orchestrator • A consulting opportunity nearly 100% overlooked by Irish partners • An tool to automate time-consuming and repeatable procedures • Can be used: – Stand alone – By other elements of System Center • Uses “integration packs” to glue together actions in many infrastructure elements: – System Center, Active Directory, Exchange, etc
  • 48. Demo – Orchestrator
  • 49. Operations Manager • Monitor & report on infrastructure, OS, applications, and services – Health, availability & SLA • Also can monitor Azure: – You deployed resources – VM guest OS and services – Online presence availability • See also: – Global Service Monitoring (GSM): Monitor service availability from Azure data centres around the world – System Center Advisor: Best practice analyser from the cloud
  • 50. Demo – Operations Manager
  • 51. Data Protection Manager • Backup infrastructure • Back to: – Local disk (can be replicated) – Local tape – Duplicate DPM server in DR site – Azure Online Backup
  • 52. Azure Online Backup • Uses blob storage in Azure for automated off-site backup storage • Two Microsoft backup tools are supported: – Windows Server Backup (built-into the OS) – System Center Data Protection Manager) • Data is encrypted, compressed, etc before being uploaded – Only you can decrypt the data (“trust no one” or TNO) with a secret passphrase or long random string • Traffic can be throttled • Automated off-site backup – No tape management, no duplicate DPM, etc
  • 53. Demo – DPM
  • 54. My Demo Lab Internet
  • 55. Scenario: Sell Online Backup • Resell Azure storage blobs for online backup • Small business: – Use Windows Server Backup to run backup jobs to Azure • Mid-large business: – Use DPM or a partner product to duplicate backup data from on-premise to Azure
  • 56. StorSimple • An iSCSI appliance that provides tiered storage: – 1st tier: On-premise SSD – 2nd tier: On-premise HDD – 3rd tier: Azure blob storage • NOT a SAN replacement – Consider for “working set” data – Example: File or archive server • Built & shipped by Xyratex – An ODM owned by Seagate
  • 57. What Did You See In Those Demos? • One consistent platform • One management system • One hybrid cloud • The Cloud OS
  • 58. The Cloud OS Single-sign on ADFS DC VM Hyper-V Hyper-V DC VM Windows Azure Active Directory Global Service Monitor Archive VM StorSimple System Center Virtual Machine Manager System Center Data Protection Manager System Center App Controller System Center Operations Manager System Center Advisor Hyper-V Hyper-V Hyper-V Recovery Manager controlled Hyper-V Replica System Center Orchestrator
  • 59. Windows Server & System Center Public Cloud
  • 60. Windows Azure BY The Partner • You cannot deploy the actual Windows Azure • But you can build your own Windows Azure to use as a hosting company (public Cloud): – Windows Server Hyper-V: Compute – System Center: Fabric, and management – Service Provider Foundation (SPF): REST API – Service Management Automation: Automation – Windows Azure Pack (WAP): The cloud portal
  • 61. Windows Azure Pack • A clone of the Microsoft Azure portal • A free download • Customizable & extensible • Enables partners to set up public clouds that are comparable to Microsoft Azure – Single experience for shared customers
  • 62. Scenario – Partner Public Cloud • Develop a public cloud based on Windows Azure Pack • Provide bespoke services to customers that Azure cannot – Granular hardware engineering – Hardware access – Personal contact • Provide customers with the same experience as Azure • Enable a hybrid cloud where customer gets the best of each cloud: – Private cloud: 100% customer control – Partner public cloud: Outsourced cloud with bespoke services – Microsoft Azure: Huge scalability & global presence
  • 63. Hybrid Cloud – The Best Of All Clouds System Center Hyper-V Farm Service Provider Foundation Windows Azure PackHosting Partner Microsoft Azure System Center App Controller System Center Virtual Machine Manager Hyper-V Azure Portal Honest Bob s
  • 64. Scenario – Compute Stamp for SMEs • Very little variety between SME’s core IT infrastructure • Standardise this into a set of templates – Upload into Azure gallery as usable items • Deploy per customer: – Active Directory domain controllers – ADFS cluster – File server cluster – SQL Server (multi-instance if required) cluster – RDS session host farm • Can optionally automate power down of components outside of core hours to save money • Centrally managed by partner • Globally accessible by customer
  • 65. Wrapping Up
  • 66. The Cloud OS Is Unique • No company other than Microsoft has: – Offerings for public, private, and partner cloud – The same experience at cloud computing – A single consistent platform – The same focus on service, not virtual machines • This is a partner driven model – Microsoft Azure by itself is just some (really) nice data centres • The message is hybrid cloud – Make all 3 components available because customers will want choice