The Virtualisation Maturity Model<br />The Path to your Virtualisation Strategy<br />Simon Walker, 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 />Introduction<br />Foundation IT<br />Simon Walker<br /><ul><li>Virtualisation Practice (and SharePoint)
Formed in 1996
All 3 VMware competencies held
Services, Hardware and Software Integrator
Lifecycle services for Virtualisation
Strategy and Business Alignment
Design Services
Deployment Services
Managed Services and Support
Operational and Strategic Reviews
Technologies
Datacenter Virtualisation
WorkSpace Virtualisation
Cloud Services and Consultancy
Director and founder of Foundation IT
Virtualisation Strategy
Business Alignment and Enablement
Working with Virtualisation since 1980’s!
SharePoint Specialist as well
Range of Projects Including:
First stretch Datacentre and Vmotion implementation
Small scale to large deployments
Business case preparation
Business alignment and strategy consultancy</li></li></ul><li>Page 4<br />Foundation IT Virtualisation Structure<br />
Page 5<br />The Cloud<br />The Next Big Thing ?<br />
Page 6<br />What is the Cloud ? – Act 1<br />The Vendor View….<br />SaaS<br /><ul><li>Software as a Service</li></ul>?<br...
Page 8<br />What is the Cloud ? – Act 3<br />Pessimist View - Larry Ellison, “What the Hell is Cloud Computing?!”….<br />...
More prone to fads than the fashion industry
Get on the bandwagon quick!
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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 />Simon Walker, 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 />Introduction<br />Foundation IT<br />Simon Walker<br /><ul><li>Virtualisation Practice (and SharePoint)
  4. 4. Formed in 1996
  5. 5. All 3 VMware competencies held
  6. 6. Services, Hardware and Software Integrator
  7. 7. Lifecycle services for Virtualisation
  8. 8. Strategy and Business Alignment
  9. 9. Design Services
  10. 10. Deployment Services
  11. 11. Managed Services and Support
  12. 12. Operational and Strategic Reviews
  13. 13. Technologies
  14. 14. Datacenter Virtualisation
  15. 15. WorkSpace Virtualisation
  16. 16. Cloud Services and Consultancy
  17. 17. Director and founder of Foundation IT
  18. 18. Virtualisation Strategy
  19. 19. Business Alignment and Enablement
  20. 20. Working with Virtualisation since 1980’s!
  21. 21. SharePoint Specialist as well
  22. 22. Range of Projects Including:
  23. 23. First stretch Datacentre and Vmotion implementation
  24. 24. Small scale to large deployments
  25. 25. Business case preparation
  26. 26. Business alignment and strategy consultancy</li></li></ul><li>Page 4<br />Foundation IT Virtualisation Structure<br />
  27. 27. Page 5<br />The Cloud<br />The Next Big Thing ?<br />
  28. 28. Page 6<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 7<br />What is the Cloud ? – Act 2<br />The Consultants View…<br />?<br />http://www.katescomment.com/definition-of-cloud-computing-nist-g-cloud/<br />
  29. 29. Page 8<br />What is the Cloud ? – Act 3<br />Pessimist View - Larry Ellison, “What the Hell is Cloud Computing?!”….<br />Fashion<br />Hype<br />Nothing or Everything!<br /><ul><li>Envy of the new Web generation services
  30. 30. More prone to fads than the fashion industry
  31. 31. Get on the bandwagon quick!
  32. 32. The industry likes to reinvent itself – keeps us in a job!
  33. 33. Marketing
  34. 34. The Emperors New Clothes
  35. 35. Industry hype
  36. 36. All things to all men
  37. 37. Join the club – everyone will in the end
  38. 38. Cloud means nothing
  39. 39. Cloud means everything</li></ul>?<br />And What About…?<br /><ul><li>Privacy, Compliance, Security, Legality, Integration
  40. 40. Service, Support, Competitive Edge, Innovation</li></li></ul><li>Page 9<br />So … What is the Cloud ?<br />Inevitability (?) and a Challenge to every IT Professional !!<br /><ul><li>A New Economic Model
  41. 41. A New Consumption Model
  42. 42. The Road Towards Utility Maturity</li></li></ul><li>Page 10<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 />
  43. 43. Page 11<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 />
  44. 44. Page 12<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 />
  45. 45. Page 13<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 />
  46. 46. Page 14<br />Why Do Virtualisation Projects Fail ?<br />Business<br />Project<br />Technical<br /><ul><li>Unable to quantify the cost savings
  47. 47. Cannot demonstrate a clear ROI
  48. 48. Perceived as technology change project – no business change
  49. 49. No recognition that this is a long term strategy
  50. 50. No long term vision
  51. 51. Resistance to change
  52. 52. Lack of resource
  53. 53. Adoption rate too fast / too slow
  54. 54. Perception this would be quick and easy
  55. 55. Incomplete scope that doesn‘t address people, vision, communication etc.
  56. 56. Application vendors and owners
  57. 57. Training
  58. 58. VM sprawl
  59. 59. Storage explosion
  60. 60. Backups
  61. 61. Network impact
  62. 62. New technical issues
  63. 63. Virtualised layer introduces extra complexity
  64. 64. Skill silos
  65. 65. Performance concerns
  66. 66. Datacentre – not server consolidation anymore</li></li></ul><li>Page 15<br />Be Prepared for the Long Haul<br />Plan a long term commitment<br />Conversion Momentum<br /><ul><li>100 servers
  67. 67. 10% growth in server count / annum
  68. 68. 30 servers per annum virtualised
  69. 69. At this rate Year 6 will have 100% conversion
  70. 70. To achieve a high virtualisation % needs 40+ servers per annum deployed for 3 years</li></li></ul><li>Page 16<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model<br />
  71. 71. Page 17<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  72. 72. Agility
  73. 73. Service
  74. 74. Communications
  75. 75. Cost Model
  76. 76. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 18<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  77. 77. Agility
  78. 78. Service
  79. 79. Communications
  80. 80. Cost Model
  81. 81. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 19<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  82. 82. Agility
  83. 83. Service
  84. 84. Communications
  85. 85. Cost Model
  86. 86. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 20<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  87. 87. Agility
  88. 88. Service
  89. 89. Communications
  90. 90. Cost Model
  91. 91. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 21<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  92. 92. Agility
  93. 93. Service
  94. 94. Communications
  95. 95. Cost Model
  96. 96. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 22<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  97. 97. Agility
  98. 98. Service
  99. 99. Communications
  100. 100. Cost Model
  101. 101. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 23<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Requirements
  102. 102. Agility
  103. 103. Service
  104. 104. Communications
  105. 105. Cost Model
  106. 106. Return on Investment</li></li></ul><li>Page 24<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
  107. 107. Communication and Stakeholder Management Plan
  108. 108. Define the Requirements and Objectives Clearly</li></ul>Culture, People & Skills<br /><ul><li>Virtualisation Team
  109. 109. Training & Appropriately Skilled Resources
  110. 110. Break down Operational, Organisational & Technical Silos</li></ul>Process, Standards & Governance<br /><ul><li> Virtualisation Standards, Tiered Services etc.
  111. 111. Cost Models, Chargeback
  112. 112. Automation, Standardisation & Lifecycle Management</li></ul>Technology, Architecture & Toolsets<br /><ul><li> Technology / Platform Capabilities
  113. 113. Management / Planning Toolsets & Capability
  114. 114. Storage, Network, Datacentre Rationalisation / Optimisation</li></li></ul><li>Page 25<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 />
  115. 115. Page 26<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 />
  116. 116. Page 27<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 />
  117. 117. Page 28<br />Virtualisation Maturity Model – Summary<br />Discover<br /><ul><li>Work out where you are today
  118. 118. Analyse/understand the issues that you will face (don’t go overboard!)
  119. 119. 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
  120. 120. Define your roadmap for virtualisation
  121. 121. 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
  122. 122. Put in the right resource to achieve your goals
  123. 123. Deploy in a realistic timeframe – but be aggressive on conversions</li></ul>Review<br /><ul><li>Review and refine your deployment against your target maturity
  124. 124. Break down technical and organisational silos
  125. 125. Refresh your strategy and review your maturity target regularly</li></li></ul><li>Page 29<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!)
  126. 126. 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
  127. 127. 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 30<br />Your Virtualisation Project Health<br />Can you answer these questions (really!):<br /><ul><li>What are the business benefits ?
  128. 128. Can you measure and prove those benefits ?
  129. 129. What is your plan both tactical and strategic ?
  130. 130. What is your budget short term and long term ?
  131. 131. Have you assessed your teams structure and processes ?
  132. 132. Do you have a cost model or chargeback in place ?
  133. 133. Do you manage the lifecycle of your VM’s ?
  134. 134. Does your business know and understand your plans ?</li></ul>Use a methodology and make sure you have thought about where you are and where you want to be.<br />
  135. 135. Page 31<br />Do You Have Any Questions?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />Simon Walker, Foundation IT<br />email: simonw@foundation-it.com<br />web: www.foundation-it.com<br />msn: simonw@foundation-it.com<br />

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