The Coming Disruption to Datacenter Strategies


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Presentation from Web-scale Wednesday webinar on 6/25/14.
Abstract: The same web-scale companies that drive much of the commerce on the Internet (Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon) are some of the largest consumers of IT in the world. The operational models and many of the technologies that started in the largest data centers are starting to invade mainstream enterprise IT. This session will help unpack how to bridge the knowledge gap between these very different worlds.

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The Coming Disruption to Datacenter Strategies

  1. 1. © Wikibon 2008© Wikibon 2014 The Coming Disruption to Datacenter Strategies Stu Miniman, Sr. Analyst June 25, 2014 Wikibon (Software-led Infrastructure)
  2. 2. © Wikibon 2008© Wikibon 2014 Web-scale Leading Disruption 2 SOLUTIONS (typically 100s apps) HYPER-OPTIMIZED (limited # apps)
  3. 3. © Wikibon 2008© Wikibon 2014 New Technologies from Web-scale • MapReduce led to Hadoop • Early use of SDN and Open Networking • Containers (Docker) – Google launches 2B containers/week 3Facebook Switching (OCP)
  4. 4. © Wikibon 2008© Wikibon 2014 Changing Design Mentality 4 • App in a Silo • Optimized Infrastructure • Gold-copy and repeat • HA design: harden everything, limit failures • 70%+ budget on OpEx • Virtualized App • Virtualization Gives App Mobility and Repeatability • Clustered Architecture • SW supports reliability • Improved utilization, but OpEx? • Hyper-Optimized App • Containers Separate App Mgmt from Infrastructure Mgmt (things WILL CHANGE) • Distributed Architecture at the core of Scale-out • Design for failure, chaos monkey • Automate/orchestrate Low/No Touch Web-scale VirtualizatedTraditional Model
  5. 5. © Wikibon 2008© Wikibon 2014 Bridging from Web-scale to Enterprise 5 Scale-out = Distributed Architecture Rack Level Design = Simplicity Not “Open” = Free like a box of puppies “Open” as in Extensibility/Interfaces Role of Hardware
  6. 6. © Wikibon 2008© Wikibon 2014 Server SAN at the Intersection 6