Deploying private cloud with Flexpod and UCS Director


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  • Why is automation critical for today’s dynamic data centers? This chart shows the IT costs for managing virtual as well as physical servers.. The bottom bar indicates the cost of server spending --- which over the years has decreased as is expected. The purple bar indicates the cost of managing standalone servers. The orange bar shows the cost of managing virtual servers. As can be seen, the orange bar has increased significantly --- translating into increased IT costs for managing their environments. Why? Virtualization has made it virtually “free” to spin up multiple virtual servers on demand. However, the rest of the solution stack remained on the manual provisioning process. And as those virtual servers were spin up quickly, server sprawl was created because legacy management tools did not provide the visibility into this new virtual environment. <click> Just where was IT’s time being spent? In a survey of CIO and IT Directors, IDC indicates that IT spends over 75% of their time configuring, deploying and administering infrastructure resources. This leaves a meager 23% of their time available for competitive innovation needed to better align with the business. IT needed new tools and ways of configuring infrastructure to enable them to become more agile and flexible
  • Key Point: What would be the ideal value IT could bringWhat if IT could be used to make the company respond faster to new opportunities initiatives instead of being the critical path item that slows completionWhat if your IT staff could spend their time on high value IT innovation, evaluating and adding new technologies instead of spending most of their time mundane tasks trequired to keep the environment runningWhat if you could build an iT environment that supported applications and initiatives not even being considered today.What if you could do this not for just one part of the business but for the entire business and for any workload. Transition:This requires a new approach to data center design.
  • Key Point: NetApp and Cisco have introduced critical capabilities to make this data center vision a realityTransitionSo how do these technologies deliver the advanced data center functionality….
  • Original data source: IDC, Worldwide Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker – 2013Q2, October 2, 2013FlexPod is officially #1 in Integrated Infrastructure! IDC just published a new quarterly tracker report for Worldwide Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms (aka Converged Infrastructure).  The report segments the market into two categories: Integrated Infrastructure (i.e., horizontal infrastructure stack type solutions including FlexPod and Vblock) and Integrated Platforms (workload stacks that include the application such as Oracle Exadata).  The results are in: FlexPod is #1 in Revenue and Capacity within the Integrated Infrastructure segment. We consider this report strong validation of FlexPod leadership in the global Converged Infrastructure market, and it endorses the Cisco and NetApp long-term vision and strategy of a highly scalable, unified architecture. Key take-aways:FlexPod is the global leader in Integrated Infrastructure.FlexPod is #1 in terms of both Revenues and Data capacity shipped within its segment.FlexPod is leading many established and larger players: VCE VBlock, EMC VSPEX, Dell vStart, HP CloudSystem, Hitachi Unified Compute Platform and IBM PureFlex.Integrated Infrastructure is the relevant segment for enterprises and service providers who need a Shared IT platform vs. a single workload-centric system.This result led from our focus on the customer, and our decisions to deliver the most cost efficient and flexible solution on the market.
  • Key Points: The technologies from Cisco and NetApp transform the physical infrastructure into dynamic pools of data center resources creating a shared virtualized infratructure that is flexible and efficient but still retains control and security of a dedicated environmentBuild 1 – Cisco and NetApp technology enables physical devices to be virtualized and abstracted as dynamic resources pool. These resource pools span multiple physical devices to 1000’s of servers and Petabytes of storage. Workloads can by dynamically and non-disruptively moved in the environment. The abstracted environment supports both bare metal and hyper-visor based deployments. Including multiple varieties of hypervisors. Build 2 – Resources are provisioned logically based on service catalogs. The application environments are isolated in this share virtual environment both to ensure data security and service level control while still enabling resources to be dynamically shared across those environments. Something we call Secure-multitenancyTransitionThis environment is ideal for a cloud infrastructure but not all companies are ready to move all of their environment to a cloud….
  • 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. . Cloupia’s self-service portal enables IT operations or customers to order and receive automated delivery of infrastructure resources quickly. This 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. Cloupia 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.
  • Deploying private cloud with Flexpod and UCS Director

    1. 1. Deploying Private Cloud with FlexPod and UCS Director Joel McKelvey, Virtualization and Cloud Solutions, NetApp
    2. 2. IT Mitigating Management Costs Challenges $250 $200 23% $150 $100 77% $50 Maintain Value-Add $0 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 Server Spending Mgmt. and Administration—Standalone Servers Mgmt. and Administration—Virtual Servers Power and Cooling Expense Source: IDC, 2011 2
    3. 3. What If You Could…  Accelerate business response instead of being the critical path  Focus on IT innovation instead of keeping things running  Quickly support all new opportunities even opportunities not yet identified  Do it all with one architecture for any workload 3
    4. 4. FlexPod Innovations in Data Center Technology Cisco Unified Computing System Programmable Infrastructure    Abstraction of bare metal server elements Open API for automation Orchestration through industry standard tools Unified Management   Policy-based automation and service profiles Self-integrating components Unified Fabric    Virtualization awareness Scalability without complexity High-performance I/O NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP Unified Storage   Virtualize storage into pools Nondisruptive data motion Intelligent Data Management   Built-in storage efficiency Integrated data protection 4
    5. 5. FlexPod #1 in Integrated Infrastructure! Q2 2013 Revenue Market Share 30%  Global leader in Integrated Infrastructure  #1 in terms of both Revenues and Data capacity shipped within its segment 25% 20% 15%  Integrated Infrastructure is the relevant segment for enterprises and service providers who need a Shared IT platform vs. a single workload system 10% 5% 0% Source: IDC, October 2013  The most cost efficient and flexible solution on the market 5
    6. 6. FlexPod: Next Generation Integrated Infrastructure Pool resources App App App App App App   Virtualization Bare Metal Virtualized Compute Pool Single server pool / storage pool Service profiles for consistent policy-based Cisco UCS® deployments Cisco UCS Servers and Abstract resources UCS Manager  Virtualized servers and storage ®   Virtualized Network Pool Stateless computing Dynamic scalability; ® app and data mobility Cisco Nexus Family Switches Consume resources Virtualized Storage Pool    Service catalogs NetApp Clusteredin Rapid resource provisioning accordance with SLAs Data ONTAP Open APIs for self-service / user-driven resource consumption 6
    7. 7. Cisco UCS Director Turn-Key Solution On-Demand Secure Container Network Compute VMs Automated Delivery Domain Managers OS and Virtual Machines Storage VM VM Bare Metal Virtualized and Bare-Metal Policy-Driven Provisioning UCS Director Single Pane of Glass UCS Compute and Hypervisor End-to-End Automation and Lifecycle Management Nexus A B C Network and Services Tenant Tenant Tenant NetApp A 7 B C
    8. 8. UCS Director and FlexPod for Private Clouds 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 8
    9. 9. Find Out More -- FlexPod  Visit the NetApp and Cisco booths to speak with our FlexPod experts  Visit us online at   Discover more about UCS Director at 9