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delivery of information services, including enabling of Information Factories.
Regardless of your experience level, Schulz guides you through the various
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    • 1 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Don’t be scared, however look before you leap and be prepared August 2011 Industry Trends and Perspectives: Enabling efficient and effective information services delivery Greg Schulz: Sr. Advisor - The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) Author “Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking” (CRC Press) “The Green and Virtual Data Center” (CRC Press) “Resilient Storage Networks: Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures” (Elsevier) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 2 Introductions and background material Who is Greg Schulz as well as Server and StorageIO? • Independent IT Advisor, Author Blogger and Consultant Advisor Author, • Worked in IT as a customer, as a vendor and then industry analyst • Provides industry trends and perspectives on IT infrastructure topics • Author of books, articles, tips, reports, videos and podcasts www.storageio.com www.storageio.com/newsletter www.storageio.com/books g www.storageioblog.com www.twitter.com/storageio The Green and Resilient Storage Virtual Data Center Networks ISBN: 9781439851739 ISBN: 978-1-4200-8666-9 ISBN: 978-1-555583113 © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 3 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking by Greg Schulz of StorageIO has 396 pages, with more than 100 figures and tables, 15 chapters plus appendices, as well as a glossary. The hard cover book can be purchased at global venues including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Digital Guru, CRCPress.com. ISBN-10: 1439851735, ISBN-13: 9781439851739 Authors companion web site for Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking www.storageio.com/book3.htmll and www.storageiobooks.com t i /b k3 ht d t i b k CRC Press web site for Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439851739 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking LinkedIn group site http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Cloud-Virtualization-Data-Storage-Networking-3890985 http://www linkedin com/groups/Cloud Virtualization Data Storage Networking 3890985 Video: Greg Schulz discusses his new book, what it is about, who should read it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiEMpAIwTVk&feature=youtu.be © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 4 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking, looks at converging IT resources and management technologies for facilitating efficient and effective delivery of information services, including enabling of Information Factories. Regardless of your experience level, Schulz guides you through the various technologies and techniques available for enabling efficient information services delivery. Coverage includes: • Information services delivery model options and best practices • Metrics and measurements for efficient E2E IT management • Server, storage, I/O networking and data center virtualization • Converged and cloud storage services ( g g (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) , , ) • Data protection for virtual, cloud and physical environments • Data footprint reduction and data protection modernization • High Availability, Business Continuance, and Disaster Recovery © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 5 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery When it comes to IT clouds and virtualization, you must look before you leap. This book will help you address the question of not if, rather when, where, with what, and how to leverage cloud, virtual, and data storage networking as part of your IT infrastructure today and in the future. Source: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 6 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking provides comprehensive coverage of IT data storage networking infrastructure, including public and private cloud, virtualization, and traditional IT environments. <<<<image of clouds/pass/etc Source: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 7 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery What is being said: “With all the chatter in the market about cloud storage and how it can solve all your problems, the industry needed a clear breakdown of the facts and how to use cloud storage effectively. Gregs latest book does exactly that.” Said Greg Brunton of EDS, an HP company. “The amount of data being generated, processed, and stored has reached unprecedented levels. Even during the recent economic crisis, there has been no slow down or information recession. Instead, the need to process, move, and store data has only increased,” said Schulz. “This book presents options, technologies, best practices and strategies for enabling IT organizations looking to do more with what they have while supporting growth along with new services without compromising on cost or quality of service (QoS) delivery.” © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 8 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Themes and topics covered include: • Don’t be scared of clouds and virtualization, but do look before you leap. What this means is that you should do your homework, prepare, learn, and get involved with proof of concepts (POCs) and training to build the momentum and success t continue an ongoing IT j t d to ti i journey. Identify where clouds, virtualization and data storage networking technologies and techniques compliment and enable your journey to efficient, effective and productive optimized IT services delivery. Source: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 9 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Themes and topics covered include: • There is no such thing as a data recession: Do more with what you have A common challenge in many organizations is exploding data growth along with associated management tasks and constraints, including budgets, staffing, ti t ffi time, physical f iliti h i l facilities, fl floor space, and power and cooling. IT d d li clouds and dynamic infrastructure environments enable flexible, efficient and optimized, cost-effective and productive services delivery. • Expanding focus from efficiency and optimization to effective and productivity A primary tenant of a cloud and virtualized environment is to support growing demand in a cost-effective manner with increased agility without compromising QoS. By removing complexity and enabling agility, information services can be delivered in a timely manner to meet changing business needs. © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 10 Industry trends: Need for Innovation Supporting business demands, maintaining QoS while reducing costs In order to support demand: pp Available Resources Don’t save as much data, limit Performance, Availability, expansion and QoS enhancements Capacity, Energy = PACE E.g. Store and process more data in a denser footprint Leverage improved densities Remove IT footprint constraints QoS, Service Levels Boost efficiency, lower unit costs Response Time, Availability Improve performance Do more with what you have Unit Cost of Resource Avoid compromise of QoS $ / Capacity, $ per IOP Enable agility and flexibility Capacity per watt, IOP per watt Note: Innovation = Do and enable more with less without compromising customer service Source: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 11 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Themes and topics covered include: • There are many types of information services delivery model options Various types of information services delivery modes should be combined to meet various needs and requirements. These complimentary service delivery options and d ti d descriptive t i ti terms i l d cloud, virtual and d t storage network include l d i t l d data t t k enabled environments. These include dynamic Infrastructure, Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud, abstracted, multi-tenant, capacity on demand, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) among others others. © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 12 Industry trends: Clarifying cloud confusion The many different facets of clouds and cloud storage Paradigms Products Services Architectures Solutions Providers SaaS / AaaS Private, Private Public and Hybrid PaaS Attributes and characteristics Metered and resilient, Dynamic and elastic Agile and flexible, Cost effective and efficient, Optimized IaaS Flexible, automated tools and service management Measureable, rapid provisioning Scalable and stable © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 13 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Themes and topics covered include: • Best people, processes, practices and products (the four Ps) Bringing all of the various components together is the Ps (people skill sets, process, practices and products). This means leveraging and enhancing people skill sets and experience, process and procedures t optimize l kill t d i d d to ti i workflow for streamlined service orchestration. Practices and policies to be more effectively reducing waste without causing new bottlenecks, and products such as racks, stacks, hardware, software, and managed or cloud services. © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 14 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Themes and topics covered include: • Service categories and catalogs, templates SLO and SLA alignment Establishing service categories aligned to known service levels and costs enables resources to be aligned to applicable SLO and SLA requirements. Leveraging service t L i i templates and d fi d policies can enable automation l t d defined li i bl t ti and rapid provisioning of resources including self service requests. Business focused Technology focused Source: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 15 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Themes and topics covered include: • Effective IT services delivery: Metrics, measurements and E2E management You cannot effectively manage what you do not know about; likewise, without situational awareness or navigation tools, you are flying blind. E2E (End to End) tools E d) t l can provide monitoring and usage metrics f reporting and id it i d ti for ti d accounting, including enabling comparison with other environments. Metrics include customer service satisfaction, SLO and SLAs, QoS, performance, availability and costs to service delivered. Source: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 16 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Themes and topics covered include: • Importance of data protection for virtual, cloud and physical environments Clouds and virtualization are important tools and technologies for protecting existing consolidated or converged as well as traditional environments. Likewise, virtual and cloud environments or d t placed th Lik i it l d l d i t data l d there also need t l d to be protected. Now is the time to rethink and modernize your data protection strategy to be more effective, protecting, preserving and serving more data for longer periods of time with less complexity and cost. Source: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 17 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery Themes and topics covered include: • Packing smart and effectively for your journey: Data footprint reduction (DFR) Reducing your data footprint impact leveraging data footprint reduction (DFR) techniques, technologies and best practices is important for enabling an optimized, efficient and effective IT services delivery environment. Reducing your data footprint is enabled with clouds and virtualization providing a means and mechanism for archiving inactive data and for transparently moving it. On the other hand, moving to a cloud and virtualized environment to do more with what you have is enhanced by reducing the impact of your data footprint. The ABCDs of data footprint reduction include Archiving, Backup modernization, Compression and consolidation, Data management and dedupe along with Storage tiering and thin provisioning among other techniques. © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 18 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Enabling your journey to efficient and productive IT services delivery How to get from here Journey To here Siloed Multi-tenant Vision Business issues and challenges High level strategy Metered and resilient opportunities Dynamic and elastic Private Agile and flexible Legacy Legac New Public Ne Hybrid Cost Effective Existing OptimizedApplications Today Near-term Long-term Flexible Systems MeasuredResources SAN Virtualized Federated Self provision NAS Clouds Hybrids Service aligned Convergence Rapid provisioning Scalable and stable Technologies and techniques Best practices Product and services Policies and procedures Buzzwords People skill sets Source: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 19 Closing Comments Where to learn more, next steps… Prepare and plan for your journey • Balance Performance, Availability, Capacity, Energy/Economics • Do more with what you have, boost productivity where needed ISBN: 978-1-555583113 • Leverage data footprint reduction across entire environment • Conduct proof of concept (POC) to establish best practices • Determine which of your tools work with different services/solutions • Balance the old with the new, don’t be afraid, look before you leap! ISBN: 978-1-4200-8666-9 Where to learn more • www storageio com (articles videos & webcasts) www.storageio.com (articles, • www.storageioblog.com and twitter @storageio • Feel free to call, IM, tweet, or email greg@storageio.com ISBN-13: 9781439851739 © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.
    • 20 Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking Don’t be scared, however look before you leap and be prepared August 2011 Industry Trends and Perspectives: Enabling efficient and effective information services delivery Greg Schulz: Sr. Advisor - The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) Author “Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking” (CRC Press) “The Green and Virtual Data Center” (CRC Press) “Resilient Storage Networks: Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures” (Elsevier) © Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group All rights reserved. www.storageio.com© Copyright 2011 Server and StorageIO Group (www.storageio.com) All rights reserved.