Cloud management march 20 - v7 sgc


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Cloud management is an immature space with very few industry standards guiding the selection, implementation and use of Cloud management tools in support of complex Cloud environments.

Cloud service providers enable consumers to create complex computing environments by leveraging emerging Cloud orchestration and management tools that support the concept of "templates," or pre-defined Cloud management profiles. Under this approach, pre-built, pre-tested profiles are managed in a catalog, which can contain tens to hundreds of pre-defined IT templates, with the ability to customize them to meet specific business needs.

Cloud service providers are starting to appreciate the complex Cloud management requirements associated with implementing, or configuring and renting a Cloud computing environment for mission critical business requirements. The maturation of Cloud management profiles, or "templates," is essential for accessing and consuming Cloud computing capabilities from your Cloud service providers in a cost-effective and governance-aligned fashion.

Interestingly, these Cloud templates make it easy, in some respects too easy, to create or access Cloud computing environments optimized for a specific business user's needs. Hundreds or even thousands of "optimized" VMs stand at the ready for easy access, provisioning and consumption. But just like life in a gold rush town, where lawlessness and greed prevailed, we will eventually reach a critical juncture where self-interests, stovepipe behaviors, lack of standardization, and refusal to share Cloud resources can no longer be sustained.

Cloud governance and Cloud management are essential for implementing and managing an optimized Cloud computing environment, regardless of whether you implement private, public or hybrid Cloud models.

During this upcoming webinar we will discuss:
• The relationship of Cloud governance and Cloud management frameworks, and the associated concepts and terminology associated with these disciplines

• The current state of cloud management approaches, tooling and sandbox frameworks, and how templates are essential to enable orchestration and management of highly-virtualized Cloud computing environments

• Relevant industry standards that enable Cloud management to be realized leveraging Cloud management profiles or "templates"

• A conceptual architecture for selecting, implementing and operationalizing Cloud management in support of your Cloud strategy

• The critical need for companies to couple a strong Cloud governance model and body of Cloud policies with Cloud management frameworks and the associated tools
Cloud governance and Cloud management frameworks are critical to successful enterprise adoption of Cloud computing capabilities. This webinar will provide the foundation for implementing Cloud governance and management, and help you manage your success with Cloud computing.

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Cloud management march 20 - v7 sgc

  1. 1. Creating the Fusion of SOA, Cloud,Mobile, and Governance with AgilePathCopy right 2012 AgilePath Corporation © All rights and Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential
  2. 2.  Welcome  Housekeeping items  Questions and Answers  Additional Materials  Copies of Slides  Presenters: Al Cilcius, Chief Scientist Dennis Bak, Chief Systems Engineer Sandra Callahan, Marketing Director
  3. 3.  Foundational material ◦ Definitions ◦ Cloud types/patterns ◦ Value proposition  Proposed Profile Framework/Architecture  Survey of Vendors  Directional recommendations  Q& 3
  4. 4. “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” NIST 4
  5. 5.  Cloud is still emerging: Amazon and Rackspace Cloud services only 3-4 years old  Cloud Management best practices only starting to emerge ◦ None have passed the test of time ◦ Cloud economic models still evolving  Management tool suites innovations driven by small startups  Expect lots of industry turmoil & merger and acquisition activity as technology 5
  6. 6.  Cloud Management Profile is ◦ A machine-readable construct that specifies an IT infrastructure with sufficient detail such that it can be efficiently realized and implemented in a Cloud Virtual Infrastructure ◦ Phrase coined by AgilePath in early 2011based on client engagements in this space  Cloud Management Template (or just Template) ◦ An industry term whose definition is converging with the AgilePath definition of a Cloud Management 6
  7. 7.  Cloud Profile Catalog ◦ An organized collection of profiles (or templates) that provide various purpose-built IT infrastructure configurations, e.g IaaS, PaaS, et al ◦ Stored and versioned in a catalog, repository/registry or similar capability  Cloud Management Orchestration ◦ A workflow solution that allows system administrators to automatically define and provision Cloud computing resources mapped to Cloud service models, e.g. IaaS, PaaS, VDCaaS, et 7
  8. 8.  Use of Cloud management profiles is largely a cost avoidance mechanism ◦ Requires an up-front investment to create/certify/manage profiles ◦ Potential for significant labor/integration savings  Cloud Management technical solutions must be coupled with strong Cloud governance model to realize savings  You must establish appropriate metrics to monitor costs, SLAs and QoS, resource 8
  9. 9.  Rapid provisioning of IT infrastructure via Cloud delivery model ◦ Reduced time for deployment ◦ Minimize effort for program managers/architects to select pre-defined Cloud services ◦ Standardization drives cost savings and IT efficiencies  Infrastructure variations controlled ◦ Governance process minimizes “profile sprawl”  Profiles can be pre-tested and pre-certified ◦ Applications and profiles inherit certification ◦ Share common security 9
  10. 10.  Focus on the virtualization and dynamic distribution of computing and storage 10
  11. 11.  Virtual constructs that model and (logically) implement a physical 11
  12. 12.  Public ◦ Made available to general public or large group ◦ Multi-tenant  Private ◦ Operated within an organizational security domain  Hybrid ◦ Two or more clouds with data/application portability and sharing of resources between them  Community ◦ Shared by several organizations ◦ Supports community with shared 12
  13. 13.  Data Cloud  SOA in the Cloud  Storage Cloud  VM-based Cloud  Computational Cloud (Cloud over VM)  Computational Storage  Cloud over bare metal  Platform as a Service  DR/COOP Cloud  Software as a Service  Grid over 13
  14. 14. Provide a catalog of standardized Cloud Management profiles accompanied with tools to create, manage, and provision in a virtual infrastructure, meeting the needs of the Program Manager, Developer, Tester, and Production user communities. Cloud Management Profiles can be of varying complexity and size a set or collection of profiles being sufficient to satisfy most, if not all, IT infrastructure needs of an application. Custom profiles can be created to provision specific features not met by current profiles in the catalog. An Enterprise Cloud Governance Model is created and institutionalized to manage the catalog of profiles necessary to meet program needs. Costs are optimized and time to market is significantly reduced through pre-certification of profiles and minimization of infrastructure 14
  15. 15.  Described as having both fine-and coarse- grained resources and Cloud capabilities  Composed and/or combined to form composite profiles  Cataloged and Extensible  Created, provisioned, versioned, managed and deprecated  Described, defined and exchanged in a machine readable 15
  16. 16.  Composite Profile ◦ Aggregation and/or hierarchy of Profiles ◦ May bundle many Cloud resources per a pre-defined Cloud pattern  Capability Profile ◦ A Cloud resource, exposed via a Cloud API (e.g. IaaS, compute resources, storage resources, network resources, PaaS, etc.) ◦ A Cloud service or application infrastructure capability (e.g., large database, middleware, app server) ◦ Includes general licensing information  Realization Profile ◦ Maps a profile to a virtual infrastructure ◦ Includes specific licensing 16
  17. 17. Application Profile Management PComposite PCapability1 PCapability2 PCapability3 PCapability… PCapability N PRealization1 PRealization2 PRealization3 Profile Realization API Common Cloud Management API Cloud And Clouds within Clouds PVM1 PVM2 PVM3 Virtualization/ 17
  18. 18.  Innovation being driven by smaller companies  Major players have solutions built through acquisitions  They are starting to ‘get it’ providing libraries of templates and ways to customize/orchestrate  Able to stand up VMs in private/public clouds  Their ‘templates’ are really implementing (or attempting to implement) 18
  19. 19.  Solutions focused on tooling and orchestration of templates in private/public clouds ◦ Rapid standup of environments  Limited focus on how tools integrate into overall IT governance models ◦ Easy creation of templates contribute to VM 19
  20. 20.  Cloud technology is new and rapidly evolving  Best practices are still emerging ◦ New economic models need to be developed and proven over time  Developing a Cloud Governance model adds control points ◦ Minimize template sprawl / underutilized VMs ◦ Integrate with IT Governance  Pick a Cloud solution and/or Service provider ◦ No clear industry winners ◦ Choose solution(s) that best matches current/short term needs ◦ Monitor Cloud management trends/best 20
  21. 21.  Analyze your Cloud Computing strategy ◦ How does the Cloud fit into overall IT strategy? ◦ Will profiles/templates help with IT governance?  Size potential numbers of templates in your environment ◦ Is tooling required to help create/manage templates?  Assess current IT governance model ◦ Define template governance model overlaid onto IT governance model  Develop costing metrics and models to assess cost avoidance/savings (or added costs)
  22. 22. Taming the Wild Wild West! 22
  23. 23. AgilePath Corporation Overview AgilePath is an innovative, specialized consulting firm with a unique set of capabilities/solutions, thought leadership and blue chip clients AgilePath provides cutting edge management and technology consulting services based on AgilePath’s patent-pending Playbook™ methodologies for SOA, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Governance and Mobile Technologies AgilePath provides insightful vendor-independent solutions and technical services to accelerate business results through superior technology adoption. AgilePath brings over 9 years of industry innovation and thought leadership to our clients 23
  24. 24.  Marks, Eric and Robert Lozano, Executive’s Guide to Cloud Computing, 2010, Wiley & Sons. Hoboken, New Jersey.  AgilePath Corporation Whitepaper: Cloud Computing and SOA: Enabling the Agility Double Play  AgilePath Corporate Whitepaper: A Pragmatic Cloud Computing Reference Model  AgilePath Corporation Whitepaper: Cloud Governance Lifecycle  Cloud Playbook™ Strategy and Cloud Assessment 24
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  26. 26. Al Cilcius Dennis Sandra Callahan 978 230 1804 26