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Rob Carr, Integration Engineer at RightScale, led this session at the RightScale User Conference 2010 in Santa Clara. ...

Rob Carr, Integration Engineer at RightScale, led this session at the RightScale User Conference 2010 in Santa Clara.

Session Abstract: Enterprises that are required to keep physical control of infrastructure but want the benefits of public cloud elasticity are driving the development and adoption of private cloud technology. This session covers the emerging private cloud phenomenon and how RightScale allows you to leverage your existing infrastructure in new and exciting ways. We'll discuss the fundamentals of private cloud architectures, clarify how RightScale ServerTemplate technology drives value within private clouds, and demonstrate a hybrid cloud deployment in action.

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  • The RightScale ServerTemplate methodology supports creating and re-using many of the same components through out the lifecycle. Let’s look a little more closely at how it does that. A ServerTemplate defines the software stack and behavior of a provisioned cloud server. ServerTemplates can be combined to create deployments that describe and launch entire environments. Each ServerTemplate contains a base machine image and a set of scripts. Typically, the base machine image installs both the operating system and the lightweight RightScale agent, RightLink, which enables and manages communication with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. After the server boots up using this machine image, RightScale runs all the startup scripts specified to install the required software. While the server is running, the systems administrator is free to run any of the operational scripts through RightScale. And, when the user terminates the server, termination scripts are used to gracefully shut down the server.ServerTemplates reference re-usable scripts. Because both the ServerTemplates and the scripts are version controlled, and because deployments can be cloned and archived, any changes are easily tracked and propagated. These features provide all the power a systems administrator needs to easily manage, maintain and reproduce multiple environments.

Managing Your Private Cloud with RightScale Managing Your Private Cloud with RightScale Presentation Transcript

  • Leveraging the Private Cloud
    Robert Carr, Professional Services
  • Welcome
    Concept to Reality
    Components of a Cloud
    Application Requirements Filters
    Dynamic Configuration Methodology
    Connecting the Cloud
    Hybrid-cloud Management
    Q&A
  • Concept to Reality
    Do private clouds exist?
    Vaporware becomes vendorware
    Cloud.com
    Eucalyptus
    OpenStack
    VMware vCloud
    Opensource / Commercial Offerings
    Enterprises deploying private clouds today
  • Customer Profiles
    Already committed to a private cloud project.
    Some public cloud success
    Adapting public cloud experience to their own internal operations
    Streamlining procurement
    Increasing transparency
    Proof-of-concept
    In-house learning
    Is it feasible and reasonable?
    What do you we do with all these servers?
    Information gathering
    Everyone wants to follow
    Reference architectures
    Best practices
  • Basic Private Cloud Layout
    Management Nodes
    API
    Storage Pools
    Compute Nodes
  • “Hybrid” cloud architectures
    Private
    Hybrid
    Bursting
  • Why Multi-cloud; Hybrid-cloud?
    Many Reasons:
    Geo-location
    Compliance
    Performance
    Price
    High availability
    Disaster recovery
    Freedom of choice / no lock-in
    Better utilization
    Excess capacity
  • Control, Agility and Costs
    • Leverage existing IT Resources
    • Pooling Virtual Servers
    • Enable users through self-service
    • Maintain cost accounting and transparency
    • Control access to multiple resource pools
    • Data Considerations
    • Bring the cloud to your data
    • Compliance
    • Data transfer performance / Cost
    • Control the pipes
    • Your own custom cloud
    • One-size may not fit all
    • Specialized hardware, software or network
  • Steps to Success
    Define your criteria. Define your success.
    • Understanding your applications
    • Define your requirements filters
    • What are you trying to accomplish?
    • Commit the Resources
    • Human costs / Training
    • Capital expenses for HW
    • New operations process
    • Start Small
    • 10,000 nodes? Try 10, then 100
    • Work out the kinks
    • Benchmarking “true” performance
  • Improving the Private Cloud
    • Cloud Portability
    • Design once deploy anywhere
    • Let the application dictate the infrastructure
    • Be selective
    • Managing environments
    • Creating deployment systems
    • Manage across clouds
    • Control resource pool access
    Experience
    Community and ISV assets
    Best practices
    Real world case studies
  • RightScale’s ServerTemplate Methodology
    Dynamic configuration
    Cloud Agnostic / Portable
    Modular and variable-based
    Re-usable and sharable
    Version controlled
  • Server Templates are Server DNA
    Cloud Agnostic
    One Asset, Multiple Options
    Public
    “Web Server”
    Private
    Future Cloud
  • RightScale Resource Pools
    Requirements Filter
    Application Portfolio
    Public Cloud
    (AWS; Rackspace Cloud)
    Performance
    App 1
    App 1
    Private Cloud (Eucalyptus; vCloud, etc.)
    Cost
    App 2
    App 2
    AWS VPC
    Security
    App N
    Compliance
    App N
    Resource Pools
    Reliability
    Internal DC
    CoLo
    Enabling “New IT”
  • RightScale Multi-cloud Customization
    Cloud Mapping
    • Generic to cloud-specific (Server > instances, security groups > VLANs, etc.)
    Cloud Gateway
    • Interface to cloud API
    • Region-specific
    Images
    • RS_enabled VM images
    RightLink Install Packages
    • Linux
    • Windows
    Cloud Management UI
    • Manipulate raw cloud resources (instances, volumes, IPs, etc.)
    Multi-cloud Services
    • Tie in with additional 3rd-party cloud services (AWS’ SQS, etc.)
    APIs are not enough – RightScale is customized to each cloud at many levels
    = custom to each cloud
  • Cloud Rollout – Initial
    Legacy EC2 interface
    AWS
    multi-cloud
    interface
    Operated by RS
    Cloud-specific
    Region-specific
    RightScale Gateway
    Target Cloud
    Asynchronous
    Event-based
    Encrypted
    Synchronous
    Poll-based
    Monitoring System
    RightScale
    Platform
    Syslog, mirrors
    firewall
  • Cloud Rollout – Gateway Migration
    Legacy EC2 interface
    AWS
    multi-cloud
    interface
    Cloud-specific
    Operated by RS
    Target Cloud
    Cloud-specific
    RightScale Gateway
    Asynchronous
    Event-based
    Encrypted
    Synchronous
    Poll-based
    Monitoring System
    RightScale
    Platform
    Syslog, mirrors
    firewall
  • Cloud Rollout – Full Deployment
    Legacy EC2 interface
    AWS
    multi-cloud
    interface
    Operated by RS
    Cloud-specific
    Target Cloud
    Asynchronous
    Event-based
    Encrypted
    Cloud-specific
    RightScale Gateway
    Synchronous
    Poll-based
    RightScale
    Platform
    Monitoring System
    Syslog, mirrors
    firewall
  • Demo: Managing Your Clouds
    Managing a Multi-Cloud Architecture
    RightScale Private Cloud Connectivity.
    Public Cloud Load Balancing Multiple Private Cloud Pools.
  • “RightScaleAnnounces Private Cloud Early Access Program
    Participants can Explore Private Cloud Technologies Using RightScale’s Reference Architecture for Eucalyptus and Cloud.com”
    More information Sales@RightScale.com
    For Copies of These Slides www.rightscale.com/conferenceAny Additional Questions? Conference@rightscale.com
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