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Now outdated - please see later cloud computing deck. http://www.slideshare.net/michaelharriescitrix/cloud-computing-and-citrix-c3-july-2009 ...

Now outdated - please see later cloud computing deck. http://www.slideshare.net/michaelharriescitrix/cloud-computing-and-citrix-c3-july-2009

This is a talk on Cloud Computing and the Citrix Cloud Center from Citrix iForum Sydney and Melbourne in May 2009.

From time to time the Citrix CTO Office is asked to give presentations at these and other events. I'm interested in any/all feedback from the Citrix and Cloud communities.

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  • Cloud computing and Citrix C3
    June 2009
    Feedback welcome
    -- Michael
    Cloud Computing and Citrix C3
    Dr Michael Harries
    Citrix Labs
    © 2009 Citrix Systems, Inc. — All rights reserved
  • The term cloud computing has been much hyped in the recent past. Is it real or just hot air?
    Just hot air?
  • Indeed everyone seems to mean something different when they talk about cloud.
  • For one, the cloud graphic has long represented ‘any network’ connecting two computers.
  • Some see it as the culmination of a long line of contributing technologies.
    Virtualization
    Utility Computing
    WOA
    SOA
    AutonomicComputing
    SaaS
    BPM
    HPC
    PaaS
    IaaS
    ITIL
    Clustering
    Web 2.0
    Data Mining
    RAC
    Mesh
    Grid
    5
  • Others, like Nicholas Carr, have a ‘utopian’, user oriented view of cloud computing.
    Cheap, utility-supplied computing will ultimately change society as profoundly as cheap electricity did
  • Some vendors, like SalesForce, argue that cloud is the whole future of IT.
    Cloud is web based SaaS
    +
    web based, hosted dev platform
  • Others, like Google, define cloud as just – what they do.
    Google IS the cloud
  • For the end user, cloud is synonymous with a ‘nice web application’
    Cloud is ease of use
    It’s every cool web page
    It’s Google mail
    It’s SaaS
    It’s EASY
  • For Enterprise IT, cloud promises to make IT ‘easy’
    Cloud is flexibility of resources, available on demand
    Cloud is dynamically scalable
    Cloud is automated
    Cloud is IT nirvana!
  • But it’s just not that simple
    Cloud is not secure
    Loss of IT control
    Limited SLAs
    A Threat
  • So why so many disparate views?
    Cloud computing is an idea ‘made to stick’
    Simple
    Unexpected
    Concrete
    Credible
    Emotional
    Stories
  • Here are some categories that help with thinking about cloud computing.
    Cloud
    Phase I
    Phase II
    Phase III
    Infrastructure as a Service
    Platform as a Service
    Software as a Service
    Azure
  • Citrix has offerings in each of these areas.
    Cloud
    Phase I
    Phase II
    Phase III
    Infrastructure as a Service
    Platform as a Service
    Software as a Service
    Citrix Online
    Citrix Cloud Center
    C3 Labs ...
    C3 labs is early stage, but is intended to become a “delivery platform as a service”
  • The area that has the most impact on Enterprise IT is Infrastructure as a Service.
    IaaS
    Infrastructure as a Service
  • At it’s core, IaaS is about bringing the economics of web companies to the enterprise
  • The most critical part of how this is achieved is through standardizing computing components.
    Standardization
  • f
    One of the masters of such standardization is Amazon, with their Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service.
    The Amazon cloud has enabled a new wave of innovation.
    Elastic Compute Cloud
    • from $0.10 per VM hour
    Simple Storage Service
    • $0.15 per gig stored
    • $0.17 per gig transferred
  • Like virtual infrastructure by SmugMug, who have been able to scale tremendously without any of their own infrastructure through using Amazon Servers and Storage.
    “30 employees. More than 300,000 paying customers. 288,000,000 photos.”
    NO INFRASTRUCTURE
  • And burst computing by the New York Times in converting historical images for use on a ‘retrospective’ web site.
    • New York Times
    • 4TB of TIFFs
    • To 1.5TB of PDFs
    • 100 EC2 Xen VMs
  • Sound good so far? The trap is that every vendor has a different set of capabilities in mind when they utter the phrase “cloud computing”
  • Some emphasize base level virtualization – virtual servers, virtual storage, and virtual networks.
  • Others emphasize resource management, multi-tenancy (in all its forms), usage monitoring, and optimizing across the farm.
  • Still others are mainly about application management, which components work where, and how they need to interact.
  • And some are mainly about providing access and automation in the cloud.
  • So where does Citrix fit?
    And why does Citrix have any part of this discussion?
  • Citrix has long been about turning Windows applications into a service. In a very real sense, bringing delivery abstraction to every application.
    Where Does Citrix Fit?
    Citrix Delivery Center
    Delivering Enterprise IT as a Service
    XenDesktop · XenApp · NetScaler · XenServer
  • Citrix is also the fifth largest SaaS vendor globally with Citrix Software as a Service offerings.
  • 75% of Internet Users Each Day
    Citrix’s NetScaler technology is also very heavily used by Internet companies globally. To the extent that 75% of all Internet users touch our technology daily.
  • Xen and the Art of the Cloud
    Finally, Citrix Xen is broadly used and is the engine behind most large commercial clouds globally.
    Citrix is a major player in cloud computing.

    Xen
    Citrix XenServer
    Xen
    Citrix, Intel, AMD, IBM, HP, Fujitsu, Unisys, SGI, Samsung, Sun, VA Systems, Red Hat, Novell, VA Linux, DoD, NSA (42 orgs)

    100% compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Citrix sees System Virtualization at the heart of the IaaS cloud revolution.
    Along with other industry major players we have been working to ensure cross compatibility of virtualization platforms.
    Virtualization
  • One major area for these efforts has been our involvement in the Distributed Management Task Force to enable the Open Virtualization Format standard.
    OVF is a standard way to express information about a given virtual appliance to allow automated import and execution on any virtualization platform.
    Open Virtualization Format => VM freedom
  • OVF = Multi-VM AppliancesCitrix Project Kensho
    OVF not only allows for virtual appliance portability, but also enables multi-VM Virtual appliances.
    Image: Trio of nested Klein bottles
    (source http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/images/I046/10314758.aspx)
  • Let’s get to the point.
    Citrix Cloud Center has caused some degree of confusion, but it’s actually pretty simple ...
    Citrix Cloud Center
    C3
  • C3 is the same technology that Citrix sells for the Enterprise, packaged for cloud scenarios, with a cloud appropriate pricing model.
    Citrix Delivery Center
    [but for the cloud]
  • Here’s a simple schematic showing how C3 might be deployed for cloud use (inside or outside the datacenter)
    Repeater
    NetScaler
    Workflow Studio
    XenApp
    XenDesktop
    cloud bridge
    XenServer
  • Recent additions to C3 include:
    A virtual appliance version of our celebrated NetScaler appliance.
    NetScaler VPX
  • Recent additions to C3 include:
    A virtual switch (announced but not yet released)
    Virtual
    Switch
    Company A
    Company C
    Company B
  • Recent additions to C3 include:
    XenApp and XenDesktop, as we’ve recognized that application delivery is an important cloud task. All of these contribute to the broader picture.
    Repeater
    NetScaler
    Workflow Studio
    XenApp
    XenDesktop
    cloud bridge
    XenServer
  • C3 Reference Architecture
    Here’s one way to think about IaaS cloud computing.
    Customer Application / VM Management
    Customer / Consumer App Transactions
    cloud bridge
    Workload Distribution System (grid engine)
    Web Application Delivery Fabric
    Virtual Server Containers
    Commodity Hardware Infrastructure
    Distributed Virtual Switch
  • C3 Reference Architecture
    And here’s how the Citrix Cloud Centercould be delivered in such an architecture.
    Customer Application / VM Management
    NetScaler MPX
    cloud bridge
    Workload Distribution System (grid engine)
    NetScalerVPX
    NetScalerVPX
    NetScalerVPX
    NetScalerVPX
    Repeater
    Web Application Delivery Fabric
    XenApp
    XenDesktop
    Virtual Server Containers
    Dynamic Workload Provisioning
    XenServer
    Commodity Hardware Infrastructure
    Distributed Virtual Switch
  • We’ve also recently announced a Service Provider program.
    Citrix Service Provider Program
    Citrix newest partner program
    Designed for service providers
    Monthly “active subscriber” pricing & licensing model
    Route-to-market for customers inclined to leverage hosted services
  • So what does all this enable?
    Enterprise cloud is about enabling enterprise to take advantage of web economies
    Enterprise
    Cloud
  • An obvious possibility is to take images of all servers in the datacenterand be prepared to start them in the cloud in the case of a disaster.
    Disaster Recovery
  • The combination of cloud computing and the Citrix Delivery Center capabilities enables Windows applications to fully participate in the cloud.
    Windows Apps
  • “Cloud-burst”
    An example of enterprise Cloud-burst might be when a physical XenApp farm is at its limit, the farm could be configured to automatically transfer new sessions to the cloud.
  • In the scenario of running in the cloud, many want to keep data on premise – Citrix Branch Repeater provides a way to do this.
    Bridge
    Apps in cloud; Data stays on premise
  • Citrix C3 Labs provides an easy way to explore these ideas at very low cost using Amazon EC2
    Citrix C3
    C3 Lab
  • We’ve provided blueprints (recipes) on the Citrix community site.
    Citrix C3 Lab Blueprints
    Common Scenarios
    Community Driven
    Architectural Overviews
    Deployment Guides
    Best Practices
  • Did I mention that it was easy?
    http://community.citrix.com/C3Lab
  • Citrix sees the Cloud as a direct evolution of the datacenter, and part of the future of every IT shop.
    Pay-go
    Automation
    Cloud-extended Data Center
    Data Center Virtualization
    Self-ServiceData Center
    Flexibility
    Dynamic Data Center
    Server Consolidation
    Economics
    Time
  • Cloud is not just hot air. Now is the time for exploration.