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Looking inside a cloud...

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Gihan Munasinghe – R&D Team Leader
XCalibre Communications Ltd – creators of FlexiScale
CloudCamp 29th July 2009

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Looking inside a cloud...

  1. 1. Looking inside a cloud.. Gihan Munasinghe – R&D Team Leader XCalibre Communications Ltd – creators of FlexiScale CloudCamp 29 th July 2009
  2. 2. Inside a Cloud <ul><li>Virtualization at its best </li></ul><ul><li>Server management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create, Delete, Start, Stop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Predefined server images (OS/Software images ready to go ) </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create disk images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clone disk images </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VLAN per customer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting IP blocks/DHCP </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Building a Cloud! Consider.. <ul><li>Virtual Servers are just a part of cloud computing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage and network management must be solid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SAN or Local Storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SAN is better  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faster provisioning and management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple customers must be able to start/stop servers simultaneously </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faster recovery on physical node failures </li></ul><ul><li>Make full use of the cluster </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little bit of intelligence added to the cluster management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Separate application management and cluster management </li></ul>
  4. 4. Programming the Data Centre <ul><li>Full Control over Nodes / Virtualization management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source do work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SAN management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for a API/CLI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VLAN creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Router configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DHCP/LDAP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build everything as a service and open up API </li></ul><ul><li>Now you program your cluster rather than configuring it  </li></ul>

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