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  • {"12":"Slide is done\n","2":"Data center strategy has become a critical part of business strategy. Today, more than ever, the ways and means of IT deployment can make the difference between an efficient, successful organization and an ineffective one. But IT’s support workload is increasing with greater numbers of applications for business operations and new services for competitive differentiation. \nAs a result, the IT environment has become increasingly complex, and that shows no signs of stopping. This has placed greater burdens on IT staff in times when budgets are flat or decreasing. One of the major burdens is the management of the IT environment, with considerable staff time needed to configure, deploy, and manage applications and infrastructure. \nA recent IDC survey shows just how heavy this burden has become. IT decision makers report that approximately ¾ ’s of IT staff time is spent maintaining existing environments with less than ¼ of staff time being spent on value-added activities. \nLooking deeper into the maintenance activities we discover: \n24% of time is consumed by pre-system deployment \n23% of time is consumed by turning on and preparing systems for applications \n29% of time is consumed by monitoring, update and patch management, health monitoring and analysis, and troubleshooting\n","8":"Let’s take a closer look at model-based automation. There are two different types of automation: script-based and model-based. \nBehind automation are workflows that provide the instructions on how to get up a Vlan or provision a new infrastructure instance. Script-based automation (sometimes called blueprints or static workflows) are just that static. \nThey only know a linear set of actions to take and have no knowledge of objects and their relationships. A script is not capable of making a decision if something is missing or accommodating configuration change. In fact, when a change occurs the scripts needs to be revised or potentially a completely new script needs to be created. Solutions that compete with Cloupia in the marketplace not only cobble together multiple tools but multiple scripts. These solutions have different automation models within them that increase the complexity for IT to manage. \nAs we mentioned in the previous slide, model-based automation is knowledgeable of objects and their relationships within the converged infrastructure. Cloupia establishes this knowledge when it is first installed by completing a discovery process establishing the baseline logical and physical dependencies across all layers. As workflows are being completed, \nCloupia is capable of determining what is missing or changed, make the change, configure it and continue with automated provisioning. All without administrator intervention. \n","4":"Cisco Cloupia Orchestration delivers unified service delivery across the virtualization, compute, network and storage layers from a single pane of glass. The solution orchestrates both physical and virtual infrastructures resources utilizing the APIs of each respective hardware component contained in the converged infrastructure. . \nCloupia’s self-service portal enables IT operations or customers to order and receive automated delivery of infrastructure resources quickly. \nThis unified management approach reduces deployment of infrastructure from weeks to minutes. By updating component templates, administrators can apply maintenance updates or patches within minutes freeing up IT staff from mundane daily tasks. \nCloupia manages the industry’s leading converged infrastructure across compute, network, storage and virtualization layers from a unified pane of glass and according to policies and governance specified by IT. \n"}
  • Cisco UCS Director

    1. 1. Co-Sponsored by Intel® Cisco UCS Director Joann Starke, Solutions Marketing Manager © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1
    2. 2. Data Centers Today • VMs in minutes remainder of infrastructure stack provisioned manually • • 77% of time spent on infrastructure deployment, monitoring, updating and troubleshooting Limited time to focus on new services Source: IDC, 2011 • Centralized automation and management is key to shifting this ratio towards value-add • Allows IT to better respond to needs of business
    3. 3. Complex IT Processes to Deploy Application Resources •Static resource allocation Result: •Days/weeks/months to 2 2 IT IT Planning Planning Add Users Add Users and Groups and Groups Define Define Cost Models Cost Models 3 3 5 5 Approvals Approvals deploy IT services •High operational cost •Rigid silos •Infrastructure inefficiency and under utilization 4 4 Server Admins Server Admins teams and domains Network Adm Network Adm •Complex handoffs between Storage Storage •Manual processes 6 6 Business Application Business Application Business Application Requirements Requirements Requirements 1 1 Challenges: Setup Setup Servers Servers Bare metal Bare metal Provisioning Provisioning Configure Configure Servers Servers Create Storage Create Storage Resources (LUNs Resources (LUNs and Volumes) and Volumes) Create Create VLAN VLAN Add VLAN to Add VLAN to Service Profile Service Profile Create Create VLANs VLANs Update Update Trunks Trunks Create Create Network Policies Network Policies Create UCS Create UCS Service Profiles Service Profiles Create Create IP space IP space Create Create vFilers vFilers Map Map NetApp LUN NetApp LUN Create Create Storage Policy Storage Policy Configure Configure SAN Zoning SAN Zoning Add vFilers Add vFilers to Group to Group UCS Blade UCS Blade Power On Power On
    4. 4. Cisco UCS Director Turn-Key Solution On-Demand Automated Delivery Secure Cloud Container Network Compute VMs OS and OS and Virtual Virtual Machines Machines Storage Policy-Driven Provisioning UCS Director Domain Managers Single Pane of Glass End-to-End Automation and Lifecycle Management Compute Compute Network Network VM VM Bare Metal Virtualized and Bare-Metal Compute and Hypervisor A A B B C C Network and Services Storage Storage Tenant Tenant Tenant Tenant Tenant Tenant A A B B C C
    5. 5. Open API for Integration End Users IT Admins IT Operations Self Service Console Admin Console Dashboard UCS Director UCS Director OS & VM Deployment OS & VM Deployment Policy Manager Policy Manager Physical Infrastructure Cisco UCS Resource Pools Resource Pools Virtual Infrastructure Cisco Nexus Centralized Lifecycle Management of Physical and Virtualization Infrastructure
    6. 6. 3 3 Subject Matter Experts Define Policies Provision Physical and VI Server Name UUID, MAC, WWN Boot Information LAN, SAN Config Firmware Policy SAN Zoning Create and MAP LUN VI SME Storage SME Server SME Network SME Server Policy… ServerPolicy… Policy… Policy… Storage Policy… Storage Policy… Policy… Policy… Network Policy… NetworkPolicy… Policy… Policy… Virtualization Policy… VirtualizationPolicy… Policy… Policy… Application Profiles… Application Profiles… 2 2 Policies Used to Create Service Profile SAN and Storage Virtual Infrastructure Virtual Infrastructure Configuration Configuration Server Name Server Name UUID, MAC, WWN UUID, MAC, WWN Boot Information Boot Information LAN, SAN Config LAN, SAN Config Firmware Policy Firmware Policy Network Configuration Network Configuration Storage Configuration Storage Configuration 4 4 vSwitch Nexus 1000v System is ready for Use
    7. 7. UCS Director Key Differentiators Single Purpose Solution Task Library Installation & Use Single Pane: Virtual, Physical, Bare Metal Multi-vendor Support Model-based Orchestration
    8. 8. Model-based Orchestration Script-based Orchestration Model-based Orchestration
    9. 9. UCS Director Summary Turnkey Solution ready for use in hours Align People, Policies and Infrastructure Configuration with Business  End-to-End Automation Multi-Vendor Support Delivers IT efficiency to better align with business strategy
    10. 10. Visit Cisco Booth D209 Twitter: @ciscoDC, #ciscovmw Facebook: Youtube: Cisco DCC Blog: Slideshare: Community: : Pinterest: LinkedIn: search “Cisco Data Center” group Google +: In Collaboration with Intel® Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon and Xeon inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
    11. 11. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13