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Breaking barriers webinar - The Data Center of Today

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  2. 2. The Data Center<br /> of Today<br />Tony Russi, CCIE #8535<br /><br />
  3. 3. Today’s Discussion Points<br />Introduction<br />Historical Data Center Design<br />Converged Infrastructure<br />
  4. 4. Introduction<br />Who is NWN?<br />NWN helps customers solve business problems through technology.<br /><ul><li>IT solutions company
  5. 5. Best-of-breed solutions and products
  6. 6. Fast-growing
  7. 7. Privately-held
  8. 8. Woman-owned
  9. 9. 550 employees
  10. 10. $300 million projected revenue in 2011</li></li></ul><li>Introduction<br />What is the Data Center of Today?<br />Typical Services<br />Customer facing applications<br />Databases<br />Internal Applications<br />Voice PBX?<br />Video PBX?<br />Physical security applications?<br />The list goes on…..<br />
  11. 11. Introduction<br />Typical Components<br />Compute<br />Storage<br />Network<br />Management<br />Facilities<br />Physical Security<br />All of these elements work together to deliver service to end-users<br />
  12. 12. Historical Data Center Design<br />Historically, data centers have been designed and operated in silos<br />Network<br />Compute<br />Storage<br />Often, the applications drove the specific integrations deployed<br />These integrations would vary widely in the same data center<br />
  13. 13. Historical Data Center<br />
  14. 14. Historical Data Center Design<br />The silo approach creates challenges<br />Brittle<br />Complex<br />Difficult to deploy new services<br />Slow to market<br />Error prone<br />Barrier to deploying business applications<br />
  15. 15. Converged Infrastructure<br />What is converged infrastructure?<br />Voice Over IP?<br />Video Over IP?<br />Coffee over IP?<br />Wikipedia<br />‘Packages multiple information technology (IT) components into a single, optimized computing solution.’<br />
  16. 16. Converged Infrastructure Characteristics<br />Virtualized<br />Compute, Network, Storage, & I/O<br />Resilent<br />Redundancy is a key principle<br />Open<br />Modular<br />Orchestrated<br />
  17. 17. Why Converged Infrastructure?<br />Increased IT Agility<br />Virtualized IP and Fiber Channel Storage<br />Single console management<br />Provides a platform for cloud computing<br />Ability to pool IT resources<br />Automate resource provisioning<br />Scale up/Scale down quickly<br />Provides platform for dynamic provisioning<br />
  18. 18. Why Converged Infrastructure?<br />Decreased complexity through the use of pre-integrated hardware with automation tools<br />Lower costs<br />Reduced capital costs through higher utilization, less cabling, and automation<br />Lower operating costs from reduced effort via automation<br />Reduced service provisioning times<br />
  19. 19. Why Converged Infrastructure?<br />Improved operational support<br />Simplified administration through fewer management points<br />Reduced complexity due to fewer components<br />Alignment with ITIL processes<br />Opportunity to vastly improve turnaround times for provisioning and decommissioning<br />Simplified capacity planning<br />
  20. 20. Converged Infrastructure<br />
  21. 21. Converged Infrastructure<br />Components<br />Compute pools and virtualization<br />Converged network switches<br />Storage<br />Orchestration Software<br />Enabling Technologies<br />Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCOE)<br />Converged Enhanced Ethernet<br />Compute Technology & Virtualization<br />Automation/Orchestration<br />
  22. 22. Converged Infrastructure<br />Compute Pools<br />Compute is a resource<br />Hardware is abstracted from the application and OS using virtualization<br />Compute service is supplied by pools of resources<br />Pools can be expanded or contracted<br />Specific hardware is not tied to the application<br />Offerings from HP, IBM, and Cisco<br />
  23. 23. Converged Infrastructure - Components<br />Converged Network Adapter<br />Server PCI card<br />Appears as a Host Bus Adapter to the OS<br />Appears as network adapter to the OS<br />Fiber Channel Traffic is encapsulated into ethernet frames (FCOE)<br />Emulex, QLogic, Cisco, Broadcom, Intel<br />
  24. 24. Converged Infrastructure - Components<br />Converged Switch<br />Supports Ethernet and Fiber Channel<br />Converts FCOE frames to native FC<br />Often a single hop away from the SAN<br />Some vendors versions support either FC or Ethernet on any port<br />Cisco, HP, Brocade<br />
  25. 25. Converged Infrastructure - Components<br />FCOE<br />Transport of mapping of frames over Ethernet<br />Ethernet provides the physical interface<br />FC provides the transport<br />A published standard of the T11 committee since 2008.<br />
  26. 26. Converged Infrastructure<br />Converged Enhanced Ethernet<br />10 gigabit Ethernet provides the transport for FCOE<br />FCOE requires lossless ethernet<br />Ethernet by design is not lossless<br />Standards are in progress for lossless Ethernet <br />Data Center Bridging Taskforce<br />Multiple 802.1xx standards<br />One hop FCOE is the answer today<br />
  27. 27. Converged Infrastructure - Components<br />Orchestration Software<br />Provides a single point of management<br />Service definition and provisioning<br />Network<br />SAN<br />Compute<br />Simplifies management<br />Role based access<br />Abstracts the hardware from the service definition<br />Reduces service creation times<br />
  28. 28. Orchestration Software<br />Orchestration software vendors<br />VCE– VBlock Unified Infrastructure Manager<br />HP – HP Matrix – Multiple service automation products<br />Open Source – Openstack<br />
  29. 29. Converged Infrastructure Components<br />Security<br />Service/management hardening<br />Multi-Tenancy<br />OOB protections<br />Virtual security devices<br />Secure administration<br />Abstract system management from IT administrators<br />
  30. 30. Summary<br />Traditional Data Center Design<br />Converged Infrastructure<br />Can improve service time to market<br />Simplifies the infrastructure<br />Reduces Costs<br />Improves service to business<br />NWN can help!<br />
  31. 31. Upcoming Seminar<br />Join us on April 28 to learn even more about transitioning your data center to be cloud ready.<br />Seminar – The Future of the Data Center<br />Sift through the marketing hype and learn how to a build a roadmap to Infrastructure Convergence.<br />Develop a pragmatic approach to leveraging cloud and converged technologies in your business.<br />Understand the approaches to operating and maintaining a converged infrastructure.<br />Date: April 28, 2011<br />Time: 8:30am – 11:30pm<br />Location: Hyatt Regency (1209 L Street)<br />Call your NWN representative to reserve your space or to schedule a data center review today!<br />
  32. 32. Thank you for your <br />time and attention.<br />How may we be of help?<br />