Data center automation solution

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Data center automation solution

  1. 1. Data Center Automation Presented by: ZoNIX Systems www.ZoNIXSystems.com Confidential Document
  2. 2. Today’s IT State  Nearly 72% of IT staff perform maintenance & support tasks Only 28% are assigned to participate in strategic initiatives 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 2
  3. 3. Typical System Lifecycle Fixes Installation Configuration Patches Audits 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 3
  4. 4. Occurrence, Recurrence, Idempotence Configure the System (Web, DB. App, etc.) System Apply Security Crash? Policies, Satisfy Compliance Needs System Error OR System Monitoring Are there Migration? more systems to configure? System Fully Configured and is Compliant 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 4
  5. 5. What lies in there?  Systems need to be configured  More the systems, more is the work  Bad configuration can be worst than no configuration  Temporary changes become permanent  Changes are meant to forget  Users are created, deleted and recreated  Software is installed, uninstalled and reinstalled  Need to log into the system one-by-one and configure  Need for compliance and identical configuration, policies  Change Auditing is a nightmare 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 5
  6. 6. What Happens Without Automation? 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 6
  7. 7. Test Your IT Infrastructure, Ask your Administrator…  How many changes were made in 100 servers in last 3 months?  Install this software or change a parameter in a file on 500 servers within 10mins?  Recover 5 crashed servers in 10mins?  Cut down IT man power – handle 300 servers with a single resource?  Have consistent configuration throughout the organization on 500 servers?  Show the configuration file that was changed on 10th December 2002, 20th January 2005 and 25th December 2009? 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 7
  8. 8. Current Business Challenges  Increasing IT demands  Complex IT Infrastructure  Ever changing technology landscape • Hardware/Software upgrades • Adoption of new technologies • Training needs  High dependency on human resources  Difficult knowledge transfer during staff attrition  Compliance Enforcement and Management 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 8
  9. 9. Current Technology Challenges  Template based software configuration across data center  Enforcing change management for all the IT resources  Multiple ownerships for same IT resource to facilitate 24X7 support  Human driven machines are more error prone  Difficult and time consuming recovery procedures  Rolling out software configuration changes or new software across an entire organization, groups, individual resources  Single window IT support console  Under-achieved SLAs 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 9
  10. 10. Solution – Puppet  Centralized configuration management for entire data center  Template based software configurations – Applicable to individual resource, resource groups and organization wide resources  Quick recovery of the crashed system by using master configurations stored in the automation framework  Version controlled configuration files  Dashboard to show configuration changes with historical reports  Single console to manage entire data center – No need to login to individual servers  Improved SLAs 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 10
  11. 11. What can we automate?  Software Installation  Patch Management  Software Configuration (Web, DB, App, etc.)  Security Policies  Change Management  User/Group Management  Day-to-day tasks (Commands, Scripts, Scheduled tasks, Log Management)  Disaster Recovery  Auditing 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 11
  12. 12. Business Benefits  Policy compliance (SOX, SAS70, ISO 27001, etc.)  Better Change Management (ITIL)  Lower human dependencies  More servers per administrator  Shift of human resource focus towards strategic planning  Reduced Errors – Complete peace of mind  Experience the Automated world 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 12
  13. 13. Who is already using Puppet?  Following organizations are few out of the long list who utilized the data center automation framework to benefit their businesses. 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 13
  14. 14. Supported Platforms  Linux  BSD • CentOS  FreeBSD 4.7 and later • Debian 3.1 and later  OpenBSD 4.1 and later • Fedora Core 2-6 • Fedora 7 and later • Gentoo Linux  Other Unix • Mandriva Corporate Server 4  Macintosh OS X • RHEL 3 and later  Sun Solaris 2.6 • Oracle Linux  Sun Solaris 7 and later • SuSE Linux 8 and later • Ubuntu 7.04 and later 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 14
  15. 15. How does it work? 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 15
  16. 16. What do we offer? 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 16
  17. 17. Contact Us ZoNIX Systems H-87, First Floor, Sector-63 Noida-201301 Ph. 91-120-649-5554 Email. info@ZoNIXSystems.com Web. www.ZoNIXSystems.com Follow Us Community Linux Club, A ZoNIX Systems Initiative: http://linuxclub.ZoNIXSystems.com 6-Sep-10 Confidential Document 17

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