Virtual Private Cloud: Top 5 Things You Need to Know


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Virtual private clouds offer a secure way to extend and scale your existing corporate network without investing additional CapEx resources. In this webinar you'll learn from the cloud experts at VMware, Equinix, and Tier 3 about the top 5 critical considerations you need to take into account in order to get the most from your virtual private cloud implementation.

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  • Virtual Private Cloud: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    1. 1. Enhancing IT Agility with Virtual Private Cloud Top 5 Questions You Need to Ask
    2. 2. Today’s Virtual Private Cloud ExpertsBryan Thompson, Tier 3VP of ServicesBryan Thompson is Tier 3’s vice president of services. Bryanoversees pre and post-sales technical support and professionalservices. Steve LeClair, VMware vCloud Service Provider Business Development West Steve LeClair is a Business Development Manager with VMware. Steve focuses on Service Providers building public clouds in the west. Ephraim Baron, Equinix Global Cloud & IT Services Ephraim Baron is a technical and marketing expert focused on IT operations, virtualization, and cloud computing. His past experience spans technical sales & marketing, IT infrastructure management and product engineering.
    3. 3. Today’s AgendaWhat is Virtual Private Cloud?Virtual Private Cloud Advantages & Use CasesReal World Cloud Case StudiesCloud Performance & Connectivity OptionsSummary & Questions
    4. 4. CIOs Rank Cloud as a Top Priority 2011 2010 2009 2008 Cloud Computing 1 2 16 * Virtualization 2 1 3 3 Mobile Technologies 3 6 12 12 Web 2.0 10 3 15 15 Perception has gone from vendor hype to IT priority * = New Response Category, Top catagories Source: Gartner - The 2011 CIO Agenda
    5. 5. Business and IT Leaders Say Cloud Enables Agility Cloud Computing  80%+ associate business agility with revenue growth, cost reduction, and risk management IT Agility  63% agree cloud can have a significant impact in making business more agile and responsive Business Agility  Companies with enterprise-wide cloud deployments are 3x more likely to achieve business agility that is “much Business better than competition”Performance SOURCE: Global Business Agility Survey, February 2011
    6. 6. Virtual Private Cloud Considerations1. Software compatibility2. Connection3. Workloads4. Identity management5. Security
    7. 7. Driving Business Results with Cloud Bryan Thompson, Tier 3
    8. 8. Business Agility with Virtual Private Cloud Back Office Applications Proof of Concept / Lab Line of Business Applications Web Front End Disaster Recovery
    9. 9. Using Cloud to Achieve True “IT as a Service” On-Premise Infrastructure Public Cloud Control Agility Has full control over Respond quickly to the environment demands Connection Secure Cost Known security, Transparent and predictable performance Internet controllable costs Direct Connect VPN Leverage Elasticity Investment in technology, Scalable Capacity people and process Economics and agility of cloud without sacrificing control
    10. 10. High Availability Systems in the Cloud Traditional IT Stack Virtualized Applications Coupling applications to Applications are abstracted from infrastructure creates silos and infrastructure, increasing single points of failure hardware redundancy App App App App App Hypervisor Limited application portability and Flexible and extensible systems scaling potential with no single point of failure
    11. 11. Securely Deliver Scalable IT Resources with VirtualPrivate Cloud• Virtual private cloud model allows you to use secure connections and firewalls to securely scale your environment• Fully compatible with your internal environment• Use virtual private cloud for: distributed workloads, private to public workload management, and cloud bursting
    12. 12. Top 5 Virtual Private Cloud Questions1. Software compatibility – Do you need single pane of glass management? What systems are you using internally?2. Connection – What kind of connection and performance do you need? How many users will you have?3. Workloads – What kind of workloads do you want to run in a virtual private cloud? Do those workloads need monitoring, high SLAs, etc.?4. Identity management – Will you extend Active Directory, integrate SAML authentication or just use local accounts?5. Security – What kind of security and compliance do you require? Will you be auditing datacenters and employees? Is your data transit secure?
    13. 13. Business Agility Case Study: F1000 Manufacturer Challenge • “Shadow IT” apps leading to compliance and data security concerns • Long IT support cycles to spin up new environments hampered business agility Solution • Extend the network and AD environment to an Enterprise Cloud Provider • Consolidate and standardize processes while retaining flexibility Impact • Improved IT and business agility: Deployment cycles reduced from weeks to days while maintaining visibility, compliance and security“With a designated enterprise cloud partner we are realizing our vision ofIT as a service.” - Director, IT IaaS Solutions Delivery
    14. 14. Back Office Case Study: Challenge • Frequent outages and data loss; Managing infrastructure distracted from innovation and serving customers Solution • Run back office applications securely from the enterprise cloud • 800+ Exchange mailboxes and 1MM+ forwarding addresses • Voice over IP • Financial apps: custom ERP, custom billing • File serving and file sharing Impact • Increased business agility • Reduced operational complexity and costs“Our entire business depends on the [cloud]. It pretty much runs everythingfor us, so that we don’t have to.” - Andy Evans, Founder and CTO, Obeo
    15. 15. Tier 3 is Built for the Enterprise Architected for High Availability • Risk mitigation for 99.999% uptime SLA across all layers • Fully redundant, never more than 50% utilization • Enables geo targeted solutions Business Continuity Built In • Disaster recovery and client backup always standard • Automatic local mirroring and replication to alternate data center, preserving a rolling 14-day backups Exceeds Security and Compliance Requirements • SMTA, vSAN protect customer data • SAS 70 Type II and SSAE16 audited, customers can achieve PCI and HIPAA compliance High Performance • Predictive Autoscaler and Dynamic Allocation ensure superior customer experience • Dynamic IO increases performance of the most data- intensive apps with > 1K+ IOPS/VM • Secure, high performance, low-latency direct connections Technology Partners in carrier-neutral facilities
    16. 16. Enterprise Virtual Private Cloud Steve LeClair, VMware
    17. 17. VMware Virtual Private Cloud Apps Apps vCloud Powered Service • Common platform • Common management Private Cloud VMware = vCloud Service Provider Enterprise-class SecurityCloud Infrastructure Virtual Private Cloud Cloud Infrastructure Management Cloud Computing Moves from a Technology Discussion to a Business Decision
    18. 18. Enterprise Virtual Private Cloud• Highly available, secure, production-ready virtual private cloud• Same quality and management experience as your own VMware-run datacenter or private cloud• Move workloads from your VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the vCloud- powered cloud and back again • Easy proof of concept builds, bursting, and more• Leverages existing investments in VMware virtualization
    19. 19. Migrating Apps and Workloads Across Clouds Keep business mission critical in the datacenter and move other essential apps to the cloud vSphere Tier 3 Cloud DC #1 • Operational offloading Private Cloud of routine tasks Tier 3 Cloud DC #2 • Strategic flexibilityPrivate Datacenter Tier 3 Enterprise Cloud
    20. 20. Cloud Connectivity and Performance Ephraim Baron, Equinix
    21. 21. Setting the Stage for Cloud ComputingReliability Optimization  Proximity to customers & suppliers  High availability  Integration with partners  High physical security  Ability to achieve economies of scaleScalability Neutrality  “Never go Dark” capacity strategy  Multi-vendor solutions  On-demand access to space, power, &  Lower operating costs cooling  Fall-back & switching options  Extreme network connectivity  Access to new services  Integrate existing assets (tethering)  Optimized performancePerformance Community  Flatter networks, more bandwidth  Business ecosystem connectivity  Simple architectures  Partner, supplier, & customer exposure  Less complexity  Rapid business value creation  Lower latency within the Edge, WAN, and Service Nodes
    22. 22. Cloud Connectivity Options A comprehensive solution set for customer access to cloud offerings Optimized Internet Access Direct Connect Carrier Ethernet (Layer 3) (Layer 1) (Layer 2)• How many networks connect globally? • Is there a “colo” option for non-cloud • Millions of “lit” buildings• Cost effective, high throughput apps? • Efficient, secure, QoS-enabled solutions peering • Ultra cost effective & secure • Less complex, lower cost networks• Low latency, direct to broadband + • SLA enablement + • SLA enablement networks capabilities • Integrates with core IT architecture • Integrates with WAN architecture• Aligned with web developer, ISV, SMB • Multiple Equinix Marketplace • Aligned with corporate developer, & mid-market requirements channel/partner opportunities ISV/SaaS, Global 2000 requirements • Aligned with corporate developer, ISV/SaaS, Global 2000 requirements • The Power of Choice - More service access capabilities for customers • Higher QoE, Lower customer risk – Reference configurations Market Connect • Higher degree of integration & functionality with customers/partners • Broadest range of network service providers & partners
    23. 23. Cloud Can Deliver High Application Performance • 1K+ IOPS/VM for data-intensive appsBusiness Criticality • Low latency direct connections • Optimized hypervisor and storage layers Performance Requirement Ensure the cloud provider can meet your specific performance requirements
    24. 24. How to Enable High Performance Clouds IMPACT Enabling new levels of cloud performance in network-dense data centers Direct proximity to customers to improve the end-user experience Platform EquinixMulti-Tier Architectures Enable Performance & Economies of Scale 800+ cloud services deployments  Aggregation to control costs, leverage existing assets, etc. 680+ network providersAligns Latency Sensitive Applications with Customer Geographies 50+ Ethernet exchange networks  Improved Customer Experience <10ms latency for 90% of99.999% Uptime and High Physical Security North America, Western  Meet Business Criticality Requirements Europe, and key Asia-Pacific metrosNetwork Density & Choice  Improved Performance & Manages Costs
    25. 25. Q&A