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2014 02-11 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - overview - ComodIT

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Overview of the 4 international IaaS cloud providers that presented their solutions to the Belgian public.

Overview of the 4 international IaaS cloud providers that presented their solutions to the Belgian public.

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  • 1. Workshop IT Automation as a Service - Infrastructure as Code Daniel Bartz, CEO Focus on your business Leave your IT infrastructure to the cloud daniel.bartz@comodit.com +32 4 372 93 15 February 11 – 2014
  • 2. Cloud Computing Providers – IaaS Workshops Amazon – AWS Rackspace – OpenStack IBM – SoftLayer CSC – BizCloud But you should consider others international providers Google HPcloud OVH Linode GoGrid Joyent CloudSigma Terremark (Verizon) OpSource (Dimension Data) Savvis LeaseWeb ... And many many local players Confidential 2 / 11
  • 3. Maturity of the Cloud Providers The 4 Cloud Providers ● Focus on “Business First”, Security, SLA, Enterprise Support ● Big infrastructure / DC : > 100 000 servers and PB of data ● Global presence around the world ● Resources on demand and elasticity with an OPEX model ● Segregated resources : dedicated servers or private clouds ● Standardization ● Pretend reduce costs & increase agility ( IDC pretends up to 70% ) What are the key Features - Differentiators ? Confidential 3 / 11
  • 4. How to compare Cloud Providers ? Some criteria ● Typical Target Customers ● Big Companies ● Small and Medium Enterprises ● Startup / Innovators ● Completeness of the solution < > Lock-in ? ● Service Level or Enterprise Support ● Innovation enabler ● Agility enabler (RoA) ● Used Technologies ● Costs (TCO) and price transparency – Pricing Model Confidential 4 / 11
  • 5. Some examples Customer or business Target ● CSC & IBM started their Cloud journey with Big Companies ● Amazon started with innovators ● Rackspace is somewhere in between “Today “20% innovators and 80% cost reduction, we would love the opposite” Enterprise Support ● IBM & CSC provide comprehensive solutions, obviously for Enterprise ● But - AWS and the $600M CIA deal in competition with IBM - Rackspace provides “Fanatical Support” Confidential 5 / 11
  • 6. Some more examples Used Technologies ● Virtual < > Physical Servers, Network & Storage ● Virtualization & Cloud technologies (Xen, KVM, VMware, OpenStack) ➢ Does (should) it matter in the cloud ? Resources & Management Tools ● “BASIC” ● ● ● Resources : Management : instances, storage & network start, stop, save, restore “ADVANCED” ● ● ● Confidential Archive, object storage, SQL, NoSQL, CDN, Streaming, VPN, queuing, mail, DNS, Direct Connect, ... Load-balancing, auto-scaling, automatic deployment, monitoring, ... Completeness of the API 6 / 11
  • 7. First electric clock ... ... used electricity to move the pendulum Confidential 7 / 11
  • 8. Use the AWS API [#]ec2-run-instance ami-CB813A9B [#]ssh ... But then log in and do the OPS the “old” way
  • 9. platform = { "name" : "AWS Cloud", "settings" : { "ec2.instanceType" : "m1.small", "ec2.securityGroups" : "comodit", "ec2.keyPair" : "comodit", "ec2.zone" : "cluster1" } } What about using an API to completely describe your infrastructure ... ... up to the most detailed configurations application = { "name" : "MySQL", "settings" : { "password" : "secret", "databases" : ["wordpress"], "users" : [{"name": "wordpress", "password": "secret", "host": "%"}], "grants" : [{"tab": "*", "db": "wordpress", "user": "wordpress"}] } }
  • 10. Infrastructure as Code [ IaC ] – with ComodIT ● Innovation initiated by AWS ● Manage your Infrastructure and compliance via an API ➢ From instances to applications, including all the configurations ● Agility on steroid, reduce sysadmin labor hours and errors. Examples of IaC use cases ● Orchestrate the deployment of a complete workload ● DRP (remember, with the help of on-demand & elasticity) ● Duplicate your environment for testing purpose ● Extend Unit Testing and UAT with infrastructure deployment (DevOps) ● Monitored KPI triggering orchestration such auto-scaling Confidential 10 / 11
  • 11. Workshop IT Automation as a Service - Infrastructure as Code Daniel Bartz, CEO Focus on your business Leave your IT infrastructure to the cloud daniel.bartz@comodit.com +32 4 372 93 15 February 11 – 2014

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