The Virtualisation Maturity Model<br />The Path to your Virtualisation Strategy<br />Andrew Cooke, Foundation IT<br />
Page 2<br />Session Overview<br />Background<br />1<br />Issues <br />2<br />3<br />The Virtualisation Maturity Model<br ...
Page 3<br />Foundation IT Virtualisation Structure<br />
Page 4<br />The Cloud<br />The Next Big Thing ?<br />
Page 5<br />What is the Cloud ? – Act 1<br />The Vendor View….<br />SaaS<br /><ul><li>Software as a Service</li></ul>?<br...
Page 7<br />What is the Cloud ? – Act 3<br />Larry Ellison, CEO Oracle, “What the Hell is Cloud Computing?!”<br />Fashion...
More prone to fads than the fashion industry
Get on the bandwagon quick!
The industry likes to reinvent itself – keeps us in a job!
Marketing
The Emperors New Clothes
Industry hype
All things to all men
Join the club – everyone will in the end
Cloud means nothing
Cloud means everything</li></ul>?<br />And What About…?<br /><ul><li>Privacy, Compliance, Security, Legality, Integration
Service, Support, Competitive Edge, Innovation</li></li></ul><li>Page 8<br />So … What is the Cloud ?<br />Inevitability ...
A New Consumption Model
The Road Towards Utility Maturity</li></li></ul><li>Page 9<br />The Challenge<br />Respond<br />Reduce<br />Simplify<br /...
Page 10<br />Why Do You Need A Virtualisation Strategy ?<br />Key Reasons<br />To maximise and realise your return on inv...
Page 11<br />Virtualisation Strategy Study – NCC and Foundation IT<br />Will not having a clear strategy inhibit the futu...
Page 12<br />Virtualisation Strategy Study – NCC and Foundation IT<br />Has your organisation achieved the expected Retur...
Page 13<br />Why Do Virtualisation Projects Fail ?<br />Business<br />Project<br />Technical<br /><ul><li>Unable to quant...
Cannot demonstrate a clear ROI
Perceived as technology change project – no business change
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If your biggest challenge is convincing your organisation to continue or begin investing in virtualisation, then we would
like to help. Foundation IT’s Simon Walker has devised the Virtualisation Maturity Model (VMM) which shows the
stages an organisation must go through in order to maximise the benefits from investing in virtualisation technologies.
The model provides both high level views and clear steps for the most effective path for your virtualisation strategy.

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The Virtualisation Maturity Model - the path to your virtualisation strategy

  1. 1. The Virtualisation Maturity Model<br />The Path to your Virtualisation Strategy<br />Andrew Cooke, Foundation IT<br />
  2. 2. Page 2<br />Session Overview<br />Background<br />1<br />Issues <br />2<br />3<br />The Virtualisation Maturity Model<br />Summary<br />4<br />Q&A<br />5<br />
  3. 3. Page 3<br />Foundation IT Virtualisation Structure<br />
  4. 4. Page 4<br />The Cloud<br />The Next Big Thing ?<br />
  5. 5. Page 5<br />What is the Cloud ? – Act 1<br />The Vendor View….<br />SaaS<br /><ul><li>Software as a Service</li></ul>?<br />PaaS<br /><ul><li>Platform as a Service</li></ul>IaaS<br /><ul><li>Infrastructure as a Service</li></ul>Internal Cloud<br /><ul><li>Private Cloud </li></li></ul><li>Page 6<br />What is the Cloud ? – Act 2<br />The Cloud According To NIST…<br />?<br />http://www.katescomment.com/definition-of-cloud-computing-nist-g-cloud/<br />
  6. 6. Page 7<br />What is the Cloud ? – Act 3<br />Larry Ellison, CEO Oracle, “What the Hell is Cloud Computing?!”<br />Fashion<br />Hype<br />Nothing or Everything!<br /><ul><li>Envy of the new Web generation services
  7. 7. More prone to fads than the fashion industry
  8. 8. Get on the bandwagon quick!
  9. 9. The industry likes to reinvent itself – keeps us in a job!
  10. 10. Marketing
  11. 11. The Emperors New Clothes
  12. 12. Industry hype
  13. 13. All things to all men
  14. 14. Join the club – everyone will in the end
  15. 15. Cloud means nothing
  16. 16. Cloud means everything</li></ul>?<br />And What About…?<br /><ul><li>Privacy, Compliance, Security, Legality, Integration
  17. 17. Service, Support, Competitive Edge, Innovation</li></li></ul><li>Page 8<br />So … What is the Cloud ?<br />Inevitability (?) and a Challenge to every IT Professional !!<br /><ul><li>A New Economic Model
  18. 18. A New Consumption Model
  19. 19. The Road Towards Utility Maturity</li></li></ul><li>Page 9<br />The Challenge<br />Respond<br />Reduce<br />Simplify<br />Protect<br />Secure<br />Do More With Less !<br />Be more aligned and responsive to the business needs - deliver agility to the business capability<br />Reduce technological complexity, and simplify the delivery and approach of services<br />Deliver a computing environment that secures the business appropriately<br />Reduce cost, power, cooling, space, manpower – fulfil our business’s green mission<br />Provide high levels of availability and protect the business in the event of a disaster<br />
  20. 20. Page 10<br />Why Do You Need A Virtualisation Strategy ?<br />Key Reasons<br />To maximise and realise your return on investment<br />1<br />To recognise and plan for the long term effort required<br />2<br />To secure appropriate stakeholders at a senior level<br />3<br />To define the correct level of investment over time (it’s not a one-off!)<br />4<br />To ensure ongoing alignment with the business<br />5<br />To reduce your risk of failure<br />6<br />To make sure you get the right skills at the right time<br />7<br />To ensure you have a long term vision to leverage virtualisation fully<br />8<br />
  21. 21. Page 11<br />Virtualisation Strategy Study – NCC and Foundation IT<br />Will not having a clear strategy inhibit the future uptake of virtualisation projects ?<br />Has your organisation defined a long term strategy to maximise the business benefits from virtualisation technologies ?<br />
  22. 22. Page 12<br />Virtualisation Strategy Study – NCC and Foundation IT<br />Has your organisation achieved the expected Return On Investment for server virtualisation ?<br />Do senior management perceive virtualisation as a key technology to deliver business benefits to the organisation ?<br />
  23. 23. Page 13<br />Why Do Virtualisation Projects Fail ?<br />Business<br />Project<br />Technical<br /><ul><li>Unable to quantify the cost savings
  24. 24. Cannot demonstrate a clear ROI
  25. 25. Perceived as technology change project – no business change
  26. 26. No recognition that this is a long term strategy
  27. 27. No long term vision
  28. 28. Resistance to change
  29. 29. Lack of resource
  30. 30. Adoption rate too fast / too slow
  31. 31. Perception this would be quick and easy
  32. 32. Incomplete scope that doesn‘t address people, vision, communication etc.
  33. 33. Application vendors and owners
  34. 34. Training
  35. 35. VM sprawl
  36. 36. Storage explosion
  37. 37. Backups
  38. 38. Network impact
  39. 39. New technical issues
  40. 40. Virtualised layer introduces extra complexity
  41. 41. Skill silos
  42. 42. Performance concerns
  43. 43. Datacentre – not server consolidation anymore</li></li></ul><li>Page 14<br />Be Aggressive - But prepared for the Long Haul<br />Plan a long term commitment<br />Conversion Momentum<br /><ul><li>100 servers
  44. 44. 10% growth in server count / annum
  45. 45. 30 servers per annum virtualised
  46. 46. At this rate Year 6 will have 100% conversion
  47. 47. To achieve a high virtualisation % needs 40+ servers per annum deployed for 3 years</li></li></ul><li>Page 15<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model<br />
  48. 48. Page 16<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  49. 49. Agility
  50. 50. Service
  51. 51. Communications
  52. 52. Cost Model
  53. 53. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 17<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  54. 54. Agility
  55. 55. Service
  56. 56. Communications
  57. 57. Cost Model
  58. 58. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 18<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  59. 59. Agility
  60. 60. Service
  61. 61. Communications
  62. 62. Cost Model
  63. 63. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 19<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  64. 64. Agility
  65. 65. Service
  66. 66. Communications
  67. 67. Cost Model
  68. 68. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 20<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  69. 69. Agility
  70. 70. Service
  71. 71. Communications
  72. 72. Cost Model
  73. 73. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 21<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  74. 74. Agility
  75. 75. Service
  76. 76. Communications
  77. 77. Cost Model
  78. 78. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 22<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  79. 79. Agility
  80. 80. Service
  81. 81. Communications
  82. 82. Cost Model
  83. 83. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 23<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Dimensions<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />Vision, Strategy & Communication<br /><ul><li> Virtualisation Strategy, Roadmap and Policy
  84. 84. Communication and Stakeholder Management Plan
  85. 85. Define the Requirements and Objectives Clearly</li></ul>Culture, People & Skills<br /><ul><li>Virtualisation Team
  86. 86. Training & Appropriately Skilled Resources
  87. 87. Break down Operational, Organisational & Technical Silos</li></ul>Process, Standards & Governance<br /><ul><li> Virtualisation Standards, Tiered Services etc.
  88. 88. Cost Models, Chargeback
  89. 89. Automation, Standardisation & Lifecycle Management</li></ul>Technology, Architecture & Toolsets<br /><ul><li> Technology / Platform Capabilities
  90. 90. Management / Planning Toolsets & Capability
  91. 91. Storage, Network, Datacentre Rationalisation / Optimisation</li></li></ul><li>Page 24<br />NCC and Foundation IT Study – Maturity Breakdown<br />40% have<br />a<br />strategy<br />3%<br />20%<br />17%<br />43%<br />15%<br />
  92. 92. Page 25<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Business Focus<br /> Where we’d <br />like the <br />business<br />to focus<br />Agility<br />Service<br />Spend<br />
  93. 93. Page 26<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model – Use Cases<br />How To Put The Virtualisation Maturity Model To Work<br /> Roadmaps & Strategy<br /> Business Case<br /> Virtualisation Policy<br /> Scope & Objectives<br /> Communication<br />Skills Assessment<br />Virtual Team Structure<br />Cultural Change<br />Remove Silos<br />People<br />Vision<br />Process<br />Technology<br /> Platform Selection<br /> Management Toolsets<br /> Capabilities<br />Service Management<br />Governance Plans<br />Service Tiering<br />Cost Models / Chargeback<br />
  94. 94. Page 27<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model – Summary<br />Discover<br /><ul><li>Work out where you are today
  95. 95. Analyse/understand the issues that you will face (don’t go overboard!)
  96. 96. Define where you want to be in the medium and long term</li></ul>Design<br /><ul><li>Design strategically with your target maturity level in mind
  97. 97. Define your roadmap for virtualisation
  98. 98. Design your virtualisation policy based upon your target maturity</li></ul>Deploy<br /><ul><li>Deploy tactically – don’t get paralysed by discovery and design
  99. 99. Put in the right resource to achieve your goals
  100. 100. Deploy in a realistic timeframe – but be aggressive on conversions</li></ul>Leverage<br /><ul><li>Review and refine your deployment against your target maturity
  101. 101. Break down technical and organisational silos
  102. 102. Refresh your strategy and review your maturity target regularly</li></li></ul><li>Page 28<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model – Key Points<br />Take Away These Three Points if Nothing Else !<br /><ul><li>Plan strategically - design strategically - act tactically. (Don’t overanalyse!)
  103. 103. Use the VMM as a light framework to think about vision, people, process and technology – you will deploy a better long term solution this way
  104. 104. Be agressive in your plans - the technology can handle it and you will see the true benefits of a virtualisation strategy</li></li></ul><li>Page 29<br />Questions?<br />Come and see<br />us on stand 864<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />email: andyc@foundation-it.com<br />web: www.foundation-it.com<br />

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