RightScale Webinar: The Five Critical Steps to Develop a Cloud Strategy

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With the advent of the public cloud, central IT has a mandate to not be left behind. Having an organization-wide cloud strategy is imperative for maximizing IT agility, while maintaining centralized control and mitigating “shadow IT”.

Your cloud strategy should be aligned to maximize your business value. The question is how? In this webinar we show our our five-step framework, based on helping over 1,000 organizations achieve cloud success.

You'll learn how to:
1. Identify your cloud motivations
2. Assess your current cloud maturity
3. Overcome the four common cloud challenges
4. Plan your cloud portfolio
5. Choose your cloud adoption pattern - Cloud First, Targeted, or Grass Roots

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RightScale Webinar: The Five Critical Steps to Develop a Cloud Strategy

  1. 1. THE FIVE CRITICAL STEPS TO DEVELOP A CLOUD STRATEGY
  2. 2. • Kim Weins • VP Marketing, RightScale • Vijay Tolani • Senior Cloud Solutions Engineer, RightScale Please use the “Questions” window to ask questions at any time Your Panel Today
  3. 3. • Introduction • Why Cloud Strategy Matters • The Five Steps to a Cloud Strategy • Step 1: Identify your cloud motivations • Step 2: Assess your current cloud maturity • Step 3: Overcome the four common cloud challenges • Step 4: Plan your cloud portfolio • Step 5: Choose your cloud adoption pattern • Wrap-Up • Q&A Agenda 22
  4. 4. RightScale: Cloud-Enable Your Enterprise Your Cloud Portfolio Self-Service Cloud AnalyticsCloud Management Manage Govern Optimize RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management Public Clouds Private Clouds Virtualized Environments
  5. 5. 7 years 10 public and private clouds 50K+ users 6M+ servers 10K+ servers per app A Trusted Partner 4 “Cloud management tools bring order to the chaos of multi-cloud management without limiting developer productivity.” -Dave Bartoletti
  6. 6. WHY CLOUD STRATEGY MATTERS
  7. 7. Cloud Adoption Reaches Ubiquity Public Cloud Only Private Cloud Only 94% of Respondents are Using Cloud 58% 7%29% Public and Private Source: RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report
  8. 8. 24% 29% 31% 31% 32% 36% 42% 48% 53% 57% Which private clouds can or can't be used Cost policies for cloud Approval policies for cloud Which public clouds can or can't be used Availability or disaster recovery policies for cloud When to choose public or private clouds Which applications should or should not go to cloud A timeline for implementing a cloud strategy Security policies for cloud The benefit or value the company wants to achieve Enterprises with Key Elements of Cloud Strategy Defined Cloud Governance Lags Adoption Source: RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report
  9. 9. Without a Strategy, Shadow IT Creeps In 18% 42% 39% 35% 34% 42% 38% 41% 50% 56% 50% 60% 60% 67% Broker cloud services Manage all cloud deployments Build private cloud Decide when BUs should use cloud Set policies for how cloud can be used Select public clouds Select private clouds Works in Central IT Works in Business Unit Enterprise Views of Role of IT in Cloud Source: RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report
  10. 10. STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR CLOUD MOTIVATIONS
  11. 11. Step 1: Identify your Cloud Motivations to gain competitive advantageAccelerate Application Delivery of staff and infrastructureImprove IT Efficiency with new geographies and capabilitiesExpand Markets to optimize for best returnIncrease Investment Flexibility with continuity of critical applicationsReduce Risk
  12. 12. STEP 2: ASSESS YOUR CLOUD MATURITY
  13. 13. Step 2: Assess Your Cloud Maturity 6% 18% 29% 25% 22% Cloud Maturity of Respondents Cloud Watchers Cloud Beginners Cloud Explorers Cloud Focused No Plans Planning First project Apps running Heavy use Source: RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report
  14. 14. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Cloud Beginners Cloud Explorers Cloud Focused %ofRespondents Benefits Grow with Cloud Maturity % of Respondents Reporting these Benefits CapEx to OpEx Business continuity IT staff efficiency Geographic reach Higher performance Cost savings Faster time-to-market Higher availability Faster access to infrastructure Greater scalability Benefits Grow with Cloud Maturity Source: RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report
  15. 15. 0% 20% 40% 60% Cloud Beginners Cloud Explorers Cloud Focused %ofRespondents Challenges Decrease with Cloud Maturity % of Respondents Reporting these as Significant Challenges Security Compliance Managing multiple cloud services Integration to internal systems Governance/Control Performance Lack of resources/Expertise Cost Integration to private cloud Lack of support from IT Challenges Decrease with Cloud Maturity Source: RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report
  16. 16. Place Cloud Beginners Cloud Focused #1 Security (31%) Compliance (18%) #2 Compliance (30%) Cost (17%) #3 Managing multiple cloud services (28%) Performance (15%) #4 Integration to internal systems (28%) Managing multiple cloud services (13%) #5 Governance/Control (26%) Security (13%) Top 5 Challenges Change with Maturity Top 5 Challenges Change with Cloud Maturity Source: RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report
  17. 17. Identifying Next Steps for Your Cloud Journey 16 • Define cloud strategy • Inventory apps • Identify shadow use • First POCs CLOUD WATCHERS • Design multi-cloud architecture • Prioritize application portfolio • Automate operations CLOUD BEGINNERS • Offer self-service portal • Expand app portfolio • HA/DR architectures • Manage costs CLOUD EXPLORERS • Cloud First strategy • Broker cloud services • Implement DevOps • Optimize cloud costs CLOUD FOCUSED
  18. 18. STEP 3: PLAN YOUR CLOUD PORTFOLIO
  19. 19. Hybrid Cloud is the Strategy of Choice Single private 9% Single public 13% No plans 4% Multiple private 11% Multiple public 15% Hybrid cloud 48% 74% Enterprise Cloud Strategy 1000+ employees Multi-Cloud 74% Source: RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report
  20. 20. 1. Operate anywhere 2. Maintain vendor leverage 3. Leverage existing investments 4. Optimize costs 5. Future-proof your cloud strategy 6. Access unique capabilities 7. Create resilient architectures 8. Support future business needs 8 Reasons for a Cloud Portfolio 19
  21. 21. STEP 4: OVERCOME THE FOUR COMMON CLOUD CHALLENGES
  22. 22. CHALLENGE 1: CLOUD SECURITY
  23. 23. 31% 27% 13% 38% 27% 18% 0% 20% 40% 60% Cloud Beginners Cloud Explorers Cloud Focused Respondents that see Cloud Security as a Significant Challenge 2014 2013 How Big a Challenge is Cloud Security? Source: RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report
  24. 24. 23 Cloud Security Ecosystem Cloud Provider Enterprise RightScale 3rd Party Vendors Plan for a Cloud Security Ecosystem
  25. 25. Capability Who? Encrypt data in transit Vendor, Enterprise Encrypt data at rest Vendor, Cloud, Enterprise Secure communications RightScale, Cloud, Enterprise, Vendor Systems Configuration /Network segmentation Cloud, Enterprise, RightScale Integrate with IAM RightScale, Cloud, Enterprise, Vendors Privileged identity management RightScale, Cloud, Enterprise Backup/Replicate data RightScale, Cloud, Enterprise, Vendor Coordinate BC & DR RightScale, Cloud, Enterprise, Vendor Log cloud activity RightScale, Cloud, Enterprise, Vendor Shared Responsibility for Cloud Security 24
  26. 26. CHALLENGE 2: DELIVERING RELIABILITY
  27. 27. Architect for SLAs • HA/DR reference architectures • Cross-region and cross- cloud • Auto-scale to meet demand • Hybrid cloudbursting • Monitor and automate failover • Hot, warm, and cold DR scenarios Implement DR Architectures 26 Load Balancers App Servers Slave DB Master DB App Servers Slave DB < Replicate Replicate > Load Balancers PRIMARY WARM DR DNS
  28. 28. Ensure availability • Separate management plane from cloud and cloud applications • RightScale platform is fully redundant • Automate failover processes for hot, warm or cold DR Outage-Proof with Independent Control Plane
  29. 29. CHALLENGE 3: OPTIMIZING COSTS
  30. 30. A New Way to Manage Capacity 29 InfrastructureUsage Time Traditional On-Prem Capacity Waste of overprovisioning
  31. 31. A New Way to Manage Spend On-premises model Upfront spending decisions On-demand model Continuous spending decisions 1. Project maximum demand 2. Define infrastructure required 3. Negotiate prices 4. Get internal approvals 5. Manage to capacity 1. Forecast ranges of potential use 2. Allocate budgets 3. Monitor spend 4. Allocate costs 5. Continually optimize spend
  32. 32. CHALLENGE 4: DEVELOPING A CLOUD CULTURE
  33. 33. Culture is Critical 32 “Shifting to a hybrid or public cloud model is a cultural shift, not a technology or security shift.” Niel Nickolaisen, Cloud 101: the Right Strategy for CIOs “Given the increasing number and quality of cloud offerings, we CIOs had better be the ones driving this cultural shift -- otherwise, we are on the path to obsolescence” Niel Nickolaisen, Cloud 101: the Right Strategy for CIOs “If your I&O team members aren’t building a true cloud because they can’t see the benefit in doing so or are threatened by it, show them a new career path that makes cloud a no-brainer.” James Staten/Lauren E. Nelson, Forrester Research, Rise of the New Cloud Admin
  34. 34. 4 Critical Requirements for a Cloud Culture 33 CIO as Cloud Champion Benchmark Against Public Cloud Do the Same Things, But Differently Embrace DevOps and Self-Service
  35. 35. STEP 5: CHOOSE YOUR CLOUD ADOPTION PATTERN
  36. 36. Three Cloud Adoption Patterns 35 Targeted Grass roots Cloud First Cloud is default choice whenever feasible Specific apps or types of apps go to cloud Entice developers to use cloud for their apps
  37. 37. Where to Start: Segment Your App Portfolio • Web architecture • Elastic design • Monolithic • Legacy • Traditional vendors Cloud-Ready • Greenfield • Designed for cloud Elastic Web Traditional
  38. 38. • Business impact • Should we put this app on the cloud? • What benefits will we get? • Technical requirements • Can we put this app on the cloud? • How much will migration or build out cost? • Choose the best ROI • High business impact • Appropriate technical requirements Evaluating Applications for the Cloud
  39. 39. App 1 App 2 App 3 App 4 App 5 Business Impact Fast time to market      Experimental      Demand fluctuation      Transitory/Time limited      Many instances      Many changes      DevOps/CI      New geographies      New capabilities      OpEX is desirable      Business Impact: Framework Sample
  40. 40. App 1 App 2 App 3 App 4 App 5 Governance Factors Data Residency      Regulatory (PCI, HIPAA)      Security Requirements      Technical Requirements Load Balancer: Session Affinity      Application: Licensing      Cache: Persistent      Database: Working set size      Security: Egress filtering      … Technical Fit: Framework Sample
  41. 41. Assess Apps for Cloud Readiness 40 REFACTOR DON’T MIGRATE HOLD OFF QUICK WINS Technical Fit BusinessImpact App 1 App 7 App 3 App 12 App 4 App 6 App 2 App 5 App 8 App 11 App 10 App 9
  42. 42. Attract Developers with a Self-Service Portal 41
  43. 43. STRATEGY DESIGN DEPLOY OPERATE OPTIMIZE How RightScale Can Help 42 CloudSight Implementation Support Managed Services Expert Advisor Training
  44. 44. 43 Next Steps and Q&A Sign up for a 30 minute Cloud Strategy consultation: www.rightscale.com/contact Get the RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report: www.rightscale.com/2014-cloud-report
  45. 45. THANK YOU.

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