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This presentation, given in February 2014 in Melbourne, Australia, focuses on how current VMware administrators can prepare for the software-defined data center (SDDC).

This presentation, given in February 2014 in Melbourne, Australia, focuses on how current VMware administrators can prepare for the software-defined data center (SDDC).

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Preparing for the SDDC Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Preparing for the SDDC What this means for you and how to be ready Scott Lowe, VCDX 39 vExpert, Author, Blogger, Geek http://blog.scottlowe.org / Twitter: @scott_lowe
  • 2. Your name is familiar...
  • 3. Before going any further • • • • Get involved! Audience participation is encouraged and requested. If you use Twitter, feel free to tweet about this session (use @MVMUG or hashtag #MVMUG) I encourage you to take photos or videos of today’s session and share them online This presentation will be made available online after the event
  • 4. Three aspects of SDDC 1.Virtualization extends to all of IT 2.IT management gives way to automation 3.Compatible hybrid cloud is ubiquitous
  • 5. What does this mean?
  • 6. “Every organization must be prepared to abandon everything it does to survive the future. You cannot manage change, you can only be ahead of it.” — Peter Drucker
  • 7. 1. Virtualization extends to all of IT.
  • 8. Virtualization extends to all of IT • Extend the results of virtualization to all aspects of IT • Underlying mechanisms will be very different • Organizational challenges may lie ahead • This doesn't mean the virtualization admins have “won”
  • 9. “...If humility does not precede all that we do, our efforts are fruitless.” — St. Augustine
  • 10. Virtualization extends to all of IT • So what can we do? • Become familiar with the underlying mechanisms • Compute: Hypervisors • Networking: SDN, NFV, network encapsulation protocols • Storage: Disk architectures, replication, latency
  • 11. 2. IT management gives way to automation.
  • 12. IT management gives way to automation • Automation is more than just scripting or templates • It's the gateway to scale • Scale is about more than just size, it's also about effort
  • 13. IT management gives way to automation • So what can we do? • Give up the idea of "hand crafting" everything • Explore different aspects of automation • Scripting: PowerShell, Perl, Python, shell • Configuration management: Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible • APIs: JSON, XML, HTTP REST • Combinations of technologies
  • 14. 3. Compatible hybrid cloud is ubiquitous
  • 15. Compatible hybrid cloud is ubiquitous • Compatible implies interoperable, not necessarily identical • Interoperability involves multiple aspects • • Execution compatibility • • Management compatibility Data compatibility Application awareness is critical—need to understand dependencies and relationships
  • 16. Compatible hybrid cloud is ubiquitous • So what can we do? • Educate yourself on “cloudy” technologies • Differences between providers (vCHS, Amazon, GCE) • Differences between CMPs (vCAC, OpenStack, CloudStack) • Key architectures (object storage, stateless instances)
  • 17. Questions & answers
  • 18. Thank you! Don’t forget to rate this session and provide feedback (via mobile app, inside the program guide, or via link sent to your e-mail)