Giga om 6fusion webinar iaas marketplaces - final for slideshare


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GigaOm Research held a webinar on IT infrastructure marketplaces and the impact of utility computing. Paul Miller moderated a panel that included:
David Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners
Jo Maitland, Cloud Research Director, GigaOm
Rob Bissett, VP Product Management, 6fusion
It was an open dialogue that covered a range of topics in the emerging arena of IaaS marketplaces, including:
Why do we need a market for IaaS?
How markets succeed… and fail
Comparing apples, oranges, and straight bananas
How do we get there?

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  • 6fusion is built “from the metering technology out” First provider to figure this out – key differentiator Makes it possible to assemble and deliver massively scalable IaaS 6fusion’s platform architecture is highly centralized and hardware/hypervisor agnostic Makes true hybrid use possible Allows for global distribution of workloads Removes hardware/hypervisor vendor lock-in risk 6fusion’s Workload Allocation Cube Makes it inherently possible to quantify supply and demand of compute, the basis of: Migration planning Operational cost allocation Cost performance benchmarking 6fusion’s platform is based on REST API Makes the UI fully customizable Allows for modular integration of 6fusion tools with third party (Bank) applications
  • Giga om 6fusion webinar iaas marketplaces - final for slideshare

    1. 1. View a recording of this webinar at:
    2. 2. Agenda for today’s webinar• Introductions• A message from 6fusion• Why do we need a market for IaaS?• How markets succeed… and fail• Apples, oranges, and straight bananas• How do we get there?• Q&A
    3. 3. Today’s moderator and panelistsPaul Miller – GigaOM Research Analyst &Founder, Cloud of DataDavid Linthicum – GigaOM Research Analyst& SVP, Cloud Technology PartnersJo Maitland – Research Director, Cloud,GigaOM ResearchRob Bissett – VP of Product Management,6fusion
    4. 4. 6fusion – Corporate Overview• Global Headquarters: Raleigh, NC• Company Background:– 2003 - VMware practice within MSP– 2008 – IP spun off & incorporated• Investors: Intersouth Partners & Grotech Ventures– $14M raised to“This ability to compare and contrast the true cost and value of differentcomputing solutions is a compelling piece of utility computing’spromise. Assigning a single metric (such as 6fusion’s WAC) toavailable computing resources and different tasks means thataccurately managing resources and considering the cost ofcompeting solutions is possible.”Source: GigaOM October 2012; Metered IT: the path to utility computing
    5. 5. Connecting IT Infrastructure Buyers and SellersInfrastructureMarketplaceIT OperationsSupplier 6Supplier 5Supplier 4Supplier 3Supplier 2Supplier 1BillingReportingProvisioningTaggingMeteringIntegration6fusion’sSaaS platform connectsbuyers and sellersof IT infrastructurehttps://console.6fusion.comMETERING
    6. 6. Why do we need a market for IaaS?
    7. 7. Why do we need a market for IaaS?• Doesn’t basic price competition betweenproviders like Amazon, Rackspace and Googleeffectively give us a market today?• What do providers gain from something morestructured?• What do customers gain from something morestructured?• Do any of these markets exist today?
    8. 8. How markets succeed… and fail
    9. 9. How markets succeed… and fail• How do other markets and exchanges work?– Supply & demand– A shared concept of the unit of trade– Scale– Regulation?– Friction?• Futures and Hedges and Shorts… andSpeculation– Are these an essential part of a market or an added benefit?– How might they work for compute resources?
    10. 10. Apples, oranges, & straight bananas
    11. 11. Apples, oranges, and straight bananas• How essential is a shared method ofmeasurement?– 6fusion’s Workload Allocation Cube (WAC), etc– How many shared methods of measurement can a single marketsupport?– Could different markets use different measurements?– How do we measure the right things, the right way?– A ton (or tonne!) of coal is obviously and tangibly a ton (or tonne) ofcoal. What is a gigaom of compute, and can I check it before I consumeit?– Do we need a shared unit of compute? What would that even mean?
    12. 12. How do we get there?
    13. 13. How do we get there?• How do we get from our current state to a futurein which compute is routinely andunderstandably bought and sold?• How many exchanges are interested or needed?• How many vendors are interested or needed?• How much consensus is there on models?• How many customers do we need to be viable, and what doestheir demand have to look like?• Will it work without Amazon?• How long will this take?• Will anything be better, or will a few traders just make somemoney?
    14. 14. 14Questions
    15. 15. Thank you!