Logicalis Cloud Briefing


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Confused by cloud? Logicalis at how and why to move to an enterprise cloud platform:
What type of Cloud do I need?
Cloud value elements
What does Cloud mean to you?

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  • WorkloadsTraditional Enterprise ApplicationsDev Labs & Test EnvironmentsHigh Performance Computing Batch ProcessingWeb / Mobile ApplicationsDisaster RecoveryCommodity CloudsApplication architected to take advantage of commodity cloudsTraditional applications are not particularly suited for commodity cloudsApplications can’t rely on infrastructure and they need to implement redundancy and high availability mechanismsEnterprise CloudsTraditional applications run reliably on Enterprise IaaSProvides highly available infrastructure to support applicationsProvides redundancy through replication
  • What is
  • A VPDC solution contains all the core elements to operate an enterprise-level data centre.A VPDC helps an organisation avoid the massive capital operational costs incurred for an in-house data center, while maintaining privacy and control over their cloud data center through service level agreements. Generally this includes % uptime and segregation of their rented data center resources from other clients.
  • Focussed on solving complex issues for customersVM Replication (DR) integrated into the core platform. Integrated Backup Optional Operational ManagementSingle pane of glass managementBased on Active / Active architectureBased on Enterprise grade equipment - Extension to current environment utilising common security and networking concepts.Certified Cisco Cloud Powered Cisco Virtual Context Firewall that either Logicalis, Customer or 3rd party can manageSelf service portal allows Customer to design their network / security preferred architectureGlobal Support Centre AccessAccess to a 24 hour, 7 day week manned Service DeskCentralised Call Management and Tracking, ensuring all IT related issues are accurately captured, controlled and monitoredISO 20000 (ITIL) auditable approach to service delivery
  • Logicalis Cloud Briefing

    1. 1. 1 Logicalis Cloud Briefing
    2. 2. 2 Agenda  What type of Cloud do I need?  Cloud value elements  What does Cloud mean to you?
    3. 3. 3 Cloud Concepts What Type of Cloud do I Need?
    4. 4. 4 Types of Clouds IaaS Infrastructure-as-a-Service PaaS Platform-as-a-Service SaaS Software-as-a-Service Compute, Storage, Network, Security, Virtualisation Application Development, Streaming, Web Email, CRM, Collaboration, Desktop, ERP Consume Build Host End users Developers System Admins
    5. 5. 5 Flavours of IaaS There are two main flavours of IaaS Clouds: Management Server Cluster Server Cluster Server Cluster Enterprise Networking (e.g., VLAN) Enterprise Storage (e.g., SAN) Software Defined Networks (e.g., Security Groups, EIP, ELB,...) Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Elastic Block Storage Enterprise Class IaaS (ECI) Commodity IaaS (Commodity Cloud) ...it’s very important which types of workloads you are planning to host and in which cloud
    6. 6. 6 Commodity IaaS  Intended for “Cloud applications” (web-scale applications)  Designed for scale  VM failure acceptable  Limited high availability in zones/ POD’s (No guarantee on zone reliability)  Applications required to be distributed across availability zones for redundancy  Applications to be designed to handle node level failure Software Defined Networks (e.g., Security Groups, EIP, ELB,...) Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Elastic Block Storage Concepts & highlights
    7. 7. 7 Enterprise Class IaaS  Intended for Enterprise class applications  Designed for performance  VM is protected  Highly availability network  Achieve significant reliability for applications running in single zone  Achieve redundancy by replicating to secondary zone  Existing workloads will run reliably Concepts & highlights Management Server Cluster Server Cluster Server Cluster Enterprise Networking (e.g., VLAN) Enterprise Storage (e.g., SAN)
    8. 8. 8 Cloud Workloads Traditional Workloads Distributed (Cloud) Workloads  Reliable Hardware platform  High performance  Provides Disaster Recovery capability  Expect failure. Build apps that can withstand infrastructure failure  Build application for multi-site redundancy across zones Expect failure. Design app for it.Expect reliability. Protect entire cloud. Possible to categorise workloads into two areas Enterprise Class IaaS (ECI) Commodity Cloud
    9. 9. 9 Cloud Value Elements
    10. 10. 10 Elements of Cloud Computing Value Computing, Network, Storage and Applications resources providing Cloud platform Utility Pricing Elastic Resource Capacity 3rd Party Owned Economic Elements Pay-as-you-go Pay-as-you-grow No CapEx Architecture Elements Simple Abstract Environment Critical Services Strategic Elements Focus on your core business Management Automation Self Service Provisioning Managed Operations Virtualised Resources
    11. 11. 11  Invested in a Vblock solution in 2010 and have consolidated a large percentage of their server environment using VMware vSphere  Highly Virtualised with approx. 106 Virtual Machines  Organisation delivers $750M annual revenue  No Effective Disaster Recovery  Primary customer Data Centre inadequate due to unreliable power  Data Centre Infrastructure Refresh due September 2013  Overextended IT Operational team Use Case – Virtual Private DC Customer Background Customer Challenges
    12. 12. 12  Risk mitigation strategy for existing Data Centre  Risk mitigation strategy for business continuity  Leverage operating model of cloud and value-add services Use Case – Virtual Private DC Customer Requirements / Strategy Logicalis Solutions  Migration of entire on-premise environment to Logicalis VPDC  Leverage VM Replication, Backup and Operational service
    13. 13. 13  Consolidated a large percentage of their server environment using VMware vSphere  Highly Virtualised with approx. 150 Virtual Machines  Currently own and operate 2 x DC’s – Primary and DR Use Case – DRaaS Customer Background Customer Challenges  No Effective DR  Existing DR compute platform doesn’t support the DR capacity requirements  DR Infrastructure scheduled for refresh Q1 2014  Data Protection Challenges  Overextended IT Operational team
    14. 14. 14 Short Term  Risk mitigation strategy for business continuity  Data Centre infrastructure refresh avoidance (DR Site)  Provide a DR platform that scales inline with the production environment Mid Term  Leverage Operating & Commercial model of cloud and value-add services  Operational outsourcing of infrastructure management  Transparent pricing allowing price per project or dept. chargeback  Address Data Protection challenges Use Case – DRaaS Customer Requirements / Strategy Logicalis Solution  Leverage Logicalis Hybrid DRaaS  Meet short-term goals while reducing TCO for DR  Roadmap to migrate to Logicalis VPDC to accommodate mid-term requirements in future
    15. 15. 15 What Does Cloud Mean to You?
    16. 16. 16 16 What is your Strategy?
    17. 17. 17 VPDC – What Does it Mean to You? Dynamic Shared Infrastructure Network Services FW, VPN, IDS, VLANs, IP Compute Services CPU, Memory Storage Services Performance Tiers Virtualisation Services Hypervisors Service Management Capacity Management Availability Management Security Management Performance Management Service Level Management Event Monitoring Asset Management Configuration Management Usage Metering Service Level Management Business Management Customer Information Incident & Problem Mgmt Service Analytics Customer Management Chargeback Billing Financial Analytics Financial Management Application Workloads Orchestration & Automation Layer Cloud Portal Policy Based Controls Services Catalog Request Management SLA Dashboard Service Order Management Customer Registration Authentication & Authorisation Service Provisioning Account Management A p p A p p A p p A p p A p p Complete Enterprise Data Centre
    18. 18. 18  Will it allow IT to be run as a business?  Evolve from reactive to proactive?  IT as a business partner?  Will it allow IT to deliver more innovation to stakeholders?  Reduce operational cost?  IT to deliver more business value?  Will it allow IT minimise fire fighting and reduce risk?  Will it allow IT do more, faster? VPDC – What Does it Mean to You?
    19. 19. 19 What we see!  Allows organisations to implement an entire Enterprise Data Centre without the large capital expense  Provides access to mature service and business management systems to assist in service evaluation and financial analytics  Leverage complimentary services such as backup, replication and operational management to allow the right level of protection to your workloads without the complexities  Allows organisations to remove commodity aspects of operational management  Maintain control and privacy through SLAs and secure multi-tenant architectures  Reduce TCO VPDC – What Does it Mean to You?
    20. 20. 20 Cloud Concepts Selection Criteria
    21. 21. 21 Cloud Service Provider Selection 1. Do they provide the Cloud Service that meets you needs? Commodity v. Enterprise 2. Do they have in-house Professional Services to assist / perform Cloud migrations? 3. Flexible Offering? Connectivity Options? 4. Data Sovereignty 5. SLA’s? Do they align to your business? 6. Pricing? Can they financially justify? 7. Security. Does their offering assist you in meeting your industry regulation compliance? PCI-DSS, etc. 8. Help Desk Support? Service Desk Certification (ISO 20000, ITIL)
    22. 22. 22 Criteria for Cloud Service Provider Selection Security  Regulation Compliance  Data Ownership & Transferability  Privacy  Provider Transparency  Auditability Company and Facilities  Financial Stability  Data Centre Locations  3rd Party Certifications (eg. ISO, ITIL)  Network Services  Help Desk Support Pricing  Pricing Metrics Comparisons  Fixed vs Variable Rates  In Use vs Inactive  Software Licensing Costs and Models Compatibility  Help Desk Support  Network Connectivity & Bandwidth  Software Supported  Programming Language Offerings Transaction Performance  Application Availability  Data Accessibility  Processing Speeds  Load Balancing  Scaling Capabilities  SLA Offerings Storage Performance  Storage Availability  Storage Type  Scaling Capabilities
    23. 23. 23 Migration Strategy Q. What is the best way to connect to the cloud? MPLS, VPN, Point-2-Point? Q. How do I migrate my server environment? - Limit Risk - Limit migration outage Q. Can I re-use my Licenses in the Cloud? Q. How can I be sure that my environment will work in the Cloud?
    24. 24. 24 Cloud Migration Methodology Assess & Plan Design & Build Pilot Commission • Assess Networks and Security architecture • Assess Applications, workloads and dependencies • Determine Migration requirements, rollback plan and risks • Develop high level network architecture, migration strategy and rollout plan • Develop network and security design • Determine VM server configuration design • Network • Storage • Backup • Replication • Document migration schedule • Deploy and configure network and security design • Define Pilot objective • Document Pilot test plan • Migrate pilot servers • Configure servers as per configuration design • Perform user acceptance testing (UAT) • Document pilot results What is the best way to connect to the cloud and how do we migrate my server environment? What’s the best design to meet my requirements and what is the migration schedule timeline? How do we deliver on time, within budget, to our organisation? Will the design and migration strategy meet my success criteria? • Migrate servers as per migration schedule • Configure servers as per configuration design • Perform user acceptance testing (UAT) • Optimise environment
    25. 25. 25 Summary  Different types and flavours of Cloud. Choose wisely that best aligns to your workloads.  Seven (7) Elements of Cloud Value – What resonates with you?  What does Cloud mean to you?  Complete (Turnkey) Enterprise Data Centre  Reduce Risk  Remove commodity aspects of operational management  Strategic value to business?