Jean-Pierre Garbani, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Bob Quillin, Senior Director of Product Marketing, So...
<ul><li>A big  “ Howdy ”  from SolarWinds based in </li></ul><ul><li>Austin, Texas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jean-Pierre Garba...
<ul><li>Can you hear me now? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If not, use the GoToWebinar chat or Q&A panel to let us know.  </li></u...
Jean-Pierre Garbani, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester
Agenda <ul><ul><li>5 Complications of Virtualization…… And How to Avoid Them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cloud on IT's ...
Cloud based services are on the horizon Source: October 29, 2008, “Talking To Your CFO About Cloud Computing” Forrester re...
Cloud and virtualization are complexity accelerants Source: Forrester Research, July 2009  “IT Operations 2009: An Automat...
The five complications of virtualization <ul><li>The &quot;bricklayer&quot; approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Piling up virtu...
The risks of uncontrolled virtualization <ul><li>The consequences of uncontrolled virtualization: </li></ul><ul><li>Poor s...
Capacity planning and management: the rationale has changed <ul><li>Capacity management and planning used to be about forc...
What changes <ul><li>Most of the existing capacity planning and management processes are component oriented (network, stor...
Capacity Planning and Capacity Management <ul><li>Capacity Management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring of performance and...
The capacity management and planning processes October 2010  “I&O’s New Capacity Planning Organization”
Using virtualization <ul><li>Where to deploy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance, security, business sensitivity </li></ul><...
Virtual capacity management and performance management April 2009  “Capacity Management In A Virtual World”
Capacity planning: connect business services and technologies April 2011  “The New Capacity Planning Process Requires Thre...
Capitalize on technology components models And forecasts April 2011  “The New Capacity Planning Process Requires Three New...
Business service forecast becomes a global plan April 2011  “The New Capacity Planning Process Requires Three New Steps”
Roles and skills April 2011  “The New Capacity Planning Process Requires Three New Steps”
Conclusion <ul><li>There is too much emphasis on the capital-saving benefits of virtualization and cloud computing. This i...
Recommendations <ul><li>Reinforce and capitalize on I&O's capacity planning skills at the technology level.   </li></ul><u...
SolarWinds Virtualization & Storage Management - Slide   - SolarWinds Confidential <ul><li>Helping the IT administrator co...
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (Hyper9) SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Hyper9 Analytics Performance Management Capac...
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager: Capacity Analyzer Additional VMs that can fit for each resource
SolarWinds Capacity Management Capabilities Capacity Operations Question Answered Performance bottleneck detection  Has my...
Time Travel: Virtualization Forensics - Slide   - SolarWinds Confidential <ul><li>SolarWinds unique unified historical rep...
Virtualization Manager 4.0 Sneak Peek Key Capabilities and Features - Slide   - SolarWinds Confidential <ul><li>Capacity P...
Storage Profiler Solution (Sneak Peek) SolarWinds Storage Profiler Multi-Vendor Support Capacity Forecasting I/O Performan...
Finding Storage I/O Capacity Hotspots - Slide   - SolarWinds Confidential <ul><li>With virtualization, performance of your...
Storage Manager Powered by Profiler 5.0 Sneak Peak -  Key Capabilities and New Features - Slide   - SolarWinds Confidentia...
Recommendations Summary & Wrapup <ul><li>Reinforce and capitalize on I&O's capacity planning skills at the technology leve...
Summary and Q&A <ul><li>Thank you for attending! </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more or to download free 30-day trials of </li...
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Watch this webcast: http://www.solarwinds.com/resources/webcasts/5-complications-of-virtualization.html

Please join industry analyst JP Garbani, Vice President and Principal Analyst from Forrester Research, and Bob Quillin, SolarWinds’ senior director of Product Marketing, for an informative webinar on overcoming the five complications in deploying virtualization.

Virtual environments are complex, dynamic and built upon shared pools of resources - management tools built for the physical era are not sufficient for the virtual journey towards Private Cloud Computing. New management challenges have emerged with virtualization adoption, around assuring performance, capacity, reporting and chargeback. How do you find a powerful solution to all these new challenges without breaking the bank?

Join SolarWinds for a sneak peek webcast of our upcoming Virtualization Manager 4.0 release. We’ll show you how to take your virtualization initiative to the next level as we discuss:

• Performance Management - Get recommendations on performance contention and hot spots across your shared memory, CPU and storage resources.

• Capacity Planning - Take your planning to the next level by factoring storage and network IO into your capacity plans

• Dashboard Reporting - Check out the new dashboards for sharing visibility into the health and cost of your environment

• Time Travel - You'll have to wait and see on this one!

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  • 5 Complications of Virtualization and How to Avoid Them: A Forrester Research & SolarWinds Virtualization Webinar

    1. 1. Jean-Pierre Garbani, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Bob Quillin, Senior Director of Product Marketing, SolarWinds May 25, 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>A big “ Howdy ” from SolarWinds based in </li></ul><ul><li>Austin, Texas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jean-Pierre Garbani, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Quillin, Senior Director of Product Marketing, SolarWinds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today ’ s Topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Complications of Virtualization…… And How to Avoid Them </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Can you hear me now? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If not, use the GoToWebinar chat or Q&A panel to let us know. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you ask questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Will this thing be recorded? </li></ul><ul><li>Ask lots of questions </li></ul>
    4. 4. Jean-Pierre Garbani, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester
    5. 5. Agenda <ul><ul><li>5 Complications of Virtualization…… And How to Avoid Them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cloud on IT's horizon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The rational of capacity management and planning has changed </li></ul><ul><li>The risks of uncontrolled virtualization </li></ul><ul><li>Managing performance and capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Planning capacity for better infrastructure decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion and Recommendations </li></ul>
    6. 6. Cloud based services are on the horizon Source: October 29, 2008, “Talking To Your CFO About Cloud Computing” Forrester report
    7. 7. Cloud and virtualization are complexity accelerants Source: Forrester Research, July 2009 “IT Operations 2009: An Automation Odyssey” Not simply a way to reduce CAPEX
    8. 8. The five complications of virtualization <ul><li>The &quot;bricklayer&quot; approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Piling up virtual machines regardless of workload and usage resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Which leads directly to workload conflicts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And create performance and capacity issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This originates in the misconception that capacity planning is not necessary or even useful and leads directly to: </li></ul><ul><li>Wasted resources by allocating over dimensioning the virtual machines, and/or </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization stall because the organization becomes sees the risks and not the benefits. </li></ul>
    9. 9. The risks of uncontrolled virtualization <ul><li>The consequences of uncontrolled virtualization: </li></ul><ul><li>Poor service performance leading to a “stall” in virtualization projects </li></ul><ul><li>Uncontrolled virtualization “sprawl” leading to wasted resources and </li></ul><ul><li>Operational chaos </li></ul>
    10. 10. Capacity planning and management: the rationale has changed <ul><li>Capacity management and planning used to be about forcasting hardware, and became slowly obsolete.. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization, private and public clouds offer a choice of deployment platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Taking full advantage of these computing models requires decision support: performance and costs are two elements of the decision </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity planning and management are the tools by which: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deployment decisions are made </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing models are optimized in production </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Far from making capacity planning and management obsolete, the new platforms make it even more relevant than before </li></ul>
    11. 11. What changes <ul><li>Most of the existing capacity planning and management processes are component oriented (network, storage, compute) and run in isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual and cloud technologies require a holistic approach that is business service oriented, not component limited </li></ul><ul><li>The new process is aimed at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The adequation and placement of virtual and physical resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The resolution of conflicts between virtualized applications running in the same host </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The integration of consideration such as power, cooling and floor plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The creation of service oriented capacity plans which will let the organization determine the best potential platform for the deployment of new and existing services </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Capacity Planning and Capacity Management <ul><li>Capacity Management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring of performance and conflict detection, with the possibility to &quot;manage&quot; capacity: extending or contracting resources allocated to a VM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A direct companion of application performance management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capacity Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial placement and sizing of resources needed by virtual machines within a physical host </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant evaluation and forecast of future needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of non technological consideration (overall cost) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of a global level capacity plan which is business service oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimization of service deployment as a function of a cost/value analysis </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. The capacity management and planning processes October 2010 “I&O’s New Capacity Planning Organization”
    14. 14. Using virtualization <ul><li>Where to deploy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance, security, business sensitivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What can technically coexist? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workload analysis: peak times for adjacent services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource consumption and resource conflicts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What would be the optimal platform? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform cost but also support, administration, power, floor space, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility for biased workloads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This requires more analysis that a simple &quot;bricklayer&quot; approach to server </li></ul><ul><li>consolidation and is part of the process </li></ul>
    15. 15. Virtual capacity management and performance management April 2009 “Capacity Management In A Virtual World”
    16. 16. Capacity planning: connect business services and technologies April 2011 “The New Capacity Planning Process Requires Three New Steps”
    17. 17. Capitalize on technology components models And forecasts April 2011 “The New Capacity Planning Process Requires Three New Steps”
    18. 18. Business service forecast becomes a global plan April 2011 “The New Capacity Planning Process Requires Three New Steps”
    19. 19. Roles and skills April 2011 “The New Capacity Planning Process Requires Three New Steps”
    20. 20. Conclusion <ul><li>There is too much emphasis on the capital-saving benefits of virtualization and cloud computing. This is missing the point. </li></ul><ul><li>What's important in these technologies is that it gives IT a choice of delivery platforms that didn't exist before. Software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, internal clouds, and virtualized infrastructures offer a variety of capabilities and costs. </li></ul><ul><li>As with all choices, IT need a rationale to exercise it: capacity planning and management will let IT leaders make the most of their virtualization and cloud investments by understanding how much or how little they need to source to deliver the quality of service expected by the business users. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Recommendations <ul><li>Reinforce and capitalize on I&O's capacity planning skills at the technology level. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tool expertise needed to provide the objective data used in capacity planning. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select the right service management solutions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependency discovery tools and dashboards, performance monitoring and capacity management and planning systems are critical elements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Place more focus on financial management. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cost-value ratio is what counts. Without the ability to evaluate and simulate financial scenarios, capacity planning is a mere exercise in technology forecasting, not a decision support process </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. SolarWinds Virtualization & Storage Management - Slide - SolarWinds Confidential <ul><li>Helping the IT administrator community conquer virtualization complexity with new levels of innovation… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managing server virtualization layer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SolarWinds Hyper9 Virtualization Manager </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optimizing storage performance and capacity for virtualization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SolarWinds Storage Profiler </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>… the SolarWinds way </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple to install, easy to evaluate, quick to value </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable, scalable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on solving everyday problems </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (Hyper9) SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Hyper9 Analytics Performance Management Capacity Management Dashboards & Reports Collaboration Configuration & Sprawl Management Chargeback & Showback Correlation Analytics Capacity Search Performance Performance  Configuration  Usage  Dependencies  Events Unified Data Model <ul><li>Virtual appliance download </li></ul><ul><li>Up & running < 1 hour </li></ul><ul><li>Scales 10 to 10,000+ VMs </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates with vCenter, Sharepoint, portal </li></ul>Unified Virtualization Management
    24. 24. SolarWinds Virtualization Manager: Capacity Analyzer Additional VMs that can fit for each resource
    25. 25. SolarWinds Capacity Management Capabilities Capacity Operations Question Answered Performance bottleneck detection Has my capacity been exceeded? Performance bottleneck prediction When will a bottleneck occur? Capacity Optimization Question Answered VM addition analysis How many more VMs can I add? What-if analysis What if I add more VMs, hosts, storage? VM placement analysis Which cluster should I place my VM in? Application capacity analysis What is my average SQL server or Exchange VM using? Capacity shortfall identification When will I run out of capacity? Parameter isolation analysis How do I know when I’ll run out of just CPU, mem, or storage in isolation? Capacity Planning Question Answered Capacity purchase recommendations How much more (CPU, mem, storage) do I need to buy? VM sprawl resolution Do I have stale, zombie, orphaned, or rogue VMs? Rightsizing…
    26. 26. Time Travel: Virtualization Forensics - Slide - SolarWinds Confidential <ul><li>SolarWinds unique unified historical repository enables breakthrough levels of forensic analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based on historic metrics plus historic relationships & dependencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For example: “ What happened at 3am last Tuesday? ” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What VMs were on this host at that time? What alerts were active? What was the performance? </li></ul>
    27. 27. Virtualization Manager 4.0 Sneak Peek Key Capabilities and Features - Slide - SolarWinds Confidential <ul><li>Capacity Planning (expanded!) </li></ul><ul><li>Extended analytics </li></ul><ul><li>I/O latency </li></ul><ul><li>Network & storage I/O planning </li></ul><ul><li>Time-Travel (new!) </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic analysis for virtual environments </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks historic relationships, connections, dependencies </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzes performance & capacity history </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>(expanded!) </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-metric analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Relational performance </li></ul><ul><li>Information overlays </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations (new!) </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices for users </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Links for where to go, what to do next </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect for SMB generalists </li></ul>Capacity Performance Configuration Chargeback <ul><li>Unified Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Search-driven </li></ul>
    28. 28. Storage Profiler Solution (Sneak Peek) SolarWinds Storage Profiler Multi-Vendor Support Capacity Forecasting I/O Performance Analysis P+V SAN, NAS, DAS File Analysis End-to-End Mapping Multi-Vendor Monitoring Reporting Analysis and more… Unified Storage Management
    29. 29. Finding Storage I/O Capacity Hotspots - Slide - SolarWinds Confidential <ul><li>With virtualization, performance of your arrays is critical </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity (storage and I/O) is now shared >> Problems in one area affect others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Critical needs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visibility deep into the array, analyzing the performance at every level (array, controller, RAID group, LUN and disk) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick identification of problems and bottlenecks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manage across your entire SAN (including EMC, NetApp, Dell, IBM, HP) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you have server, host or VM hogging storage bandwidth, need to find it immediately and map it to your physical storage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also need to see what else the problem will impact and identify available capacity you could leverage for a quick migration. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Storage Manager Powered by Profiler 5.0 Sneak Peak - Key Capabilities and New Features - Slide - SolarWinds Confidential <ul><li>Enterprise Integration </li></ul><ul><li>(extended!) </li></ul><ul><li>SolarWinds Orion integration </li></ul><ul><li>Storage tab within Orion console </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>(extended!) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization insight </li></ul><ul><li>End-to-end mapping VM-to-physical disk, LUN, spindle </li></ul><ul><li>New Array Support </li></ul><ul><li>(extended!) </li></ul><ul><li>EMC VNX </li></ul><ul><li>IBM V7000 </li></ul><ul><li>VMware Thin Provisioning Support (new!) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual disk visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Manage datastore over-commitment </li></ul>Storage I/O Performance Capacity Forecasting E2E Mapping File Analysis <ul><li>Unified Approach </li></ul><ul><li>P+V </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Vendor </li></ul><ul><li>SAN, NAS, DAS </li></ul>
    31. 31. Recommendations Summary & Wrapup <ul><li>Reinforce and capitalize on I&O's capacity planning skills at the technology level. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tool expertise needed to provide the objective data used in capacity planning. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select the right service management solutions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependency discovery tools and dashboards, performance monitoring and capacity management and planning systems are critical elements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Place more focus on financial management. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cost-value ratio is what counts. Without the ability to evaluate and simulate financial scenarios, capacity planning is a mere exercise in technology forecasting, not a decision support process </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. Summary and Q&A <ul><li>Thank you for attending! </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more or to download free 30-day trials of </li></ul><ul><li>SolarWinds products visit: www.SolarWinds.com </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Stephens, Head Geek </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>twitter: sw_headgeek </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://thwack.com/blogs/geekspeak/ </li></ul>

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