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Presentation on "Demystifying Clouds: A Practical Guide" given to Canadian Information Processing Society ICE 2010 national conference, Edmonton, November 3, 2010.

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  1. 1. Demystifying Clouds: A Practical Guide 1 Presentation to CIPS ICE November 3, 2010 Lynn Sutherland Canada’s Compute and Storage Utility
  2. 2. 2 Overview Cloud Value Infrastructure as a Service How to get Started About VRStorm Questions/Discussion
  3. 3. Cloud Value 3
  4. 4. A Crisis of Complexity Exists The Need for Progress is Clear 85% idle In most typical computing environments, up to 85% of computing capacity sits idle. Explosion of information driving 54% growth in storage shipments every year. 1.5x 70¢ per $1 70% on average is spent on maintaining current IT infrastructures versus adding new capabilities. 4
  5. 5. IT Requires Significant Capital Estimated capital cost of one cabinet of servers $200,000 Expensive, Uncertain ROI, “Risky” 5
  6. 6. Operating Costs • Power, cooling, network: $100,000/year • HR: $100,000/year Expensive during idle time • Consumes power • Requires cooling • Requires maintenance • Depreciates quickly (Moore's Law) Poor Utilization Rate of 5-15% Average Server Lifespan is 3 years And more than Capital Expenses 6
  7. 7. 7 Users • simply log on through a website or software application as usual • use resources as needed, when needed IT Managers • focus on enterprise IT applications, rather than supporting hardware infrastructure • have access to automatic scaling, updating, backup, availability Enterprises • only pay for what is used • operating expense tied to lines of business rather than large capital expenditures What is Cloud Computing? Just like a utility – Turn on the tap when needed – off when not
  8. 8. HIGH PERFORMANCE Compute, Storage, Network, Security REDUCE CAPITAL EXPENSES and LOWER OPERATING COSTS The Cloud Computing Solution 8 Less Expensive, Superior Solution
  9. 9.  The current market for cloud services is $46.4 billion. By 2013, the market will reach $150.1 billion - Gartner Group.  By 2011, early technology adopters will forgo capital expenditures and instead purchase 40 percent of their IT infrastructure as a service - Gartner Group.  By 2013, 12 percent of the world software market will be Internet-based form of SaaS and Cloud Computing - Merrill Lynch. Cloud Computing - growing rapidly 9
  10. 10.  US: Apps.gov - save on their $75B/year IT expenditure and expect to save $5B/year on energy  Japan: Digital Japan Creation Project - 100 trillion yen in 5 years  Korea: Part of Government Green Initiatives  European Union: RESERVOIR project  Government of Canada: Cloud Roadmap http://isacc.ca/isacc/_doc/ArchivedPlenary /ISACC-10-43305.pdf Governments are Moving to Clouds 10 Cloud Computing is Green IT
  11. 11. Infrastructure as a Service 11
  12. 12. From: The Pragmatist’s Guide to Cloud Computing; rPath Cloud Computing Adoption Model 12
  13. 13. Types of Infrastructure as a Service 13 Ref: Cloud Codex 451 Group Off Internet On Internet Low-cost Self-serve Closed e.g. Amazon High-cost Single-vendor Closed e.g. VMWare, Citrix Microsoft Azure VrStorm Cost-effective Multi-platform (Linux, Windows) Customer Focus Customizable Open Same technology Can be used for Private or Hybrid Solutions
  14. 14. How to get Started 14
  15. 15. Challenges 15 Standards - What system should I use? Confusion - So many options Complexity - How do I start? Transition - What training is needed?  Solution: Pick a pilot project now
  16. 16. Transitioning applications/departments/systems to the cloud Commodity Public Cloud Enterprise Public Cloud Hosted Private Cloud Community Private Cloud Closed Private Cloud Target apps Help move applications up the cloud maturity curve over time, some private, some public Cloud Type Off cloud Level 4 Level 2 Level 5 Level 1 Level 3 16
  17. 17. 17 Types of Cloud Adopters that VRStorm is Seeing - Any Ebusiness - Bursty Loads - Test & Development Sandbox - Licence Sharing - Retiring Co-los - Render, Compute, Test Farms - Backup, Disaster Recovery
  18. 18. 18 About
  19. 19. Enterprise Public Cloud  High performance shared infrastructure, secure, robust, available, reliable, resilient, flexible and scalable Enterprise Private Cloud  Leverage private infrastructure to achieve substantial cost savings VRStorm Services 19
  20. 20. VRStorm Cloud U.S. companies with Canadian Subsidiaries are exposed to the U.S. Patriot Act Compliant with Canadian Privacy Laws 20 See http://www.forrester.com/cloudprivacyheatmap for Privacy regulation. U.S. is “Caution due to government surveillance”
  21. 21. 21 User Interface with Windows and Unix images and remote logins Windows and Linux VMs running Remote Desktop to Windows image Remote ssh to Linux image Creating a new VM Multiple users can create VMs VRStorm Cloud Interface
  22. 22. 22 VrStorm’s Interoperable Cloud Architecture Red Hat RHEL – most robust, flexible, scalable operating system Red Hat KVM virtualization is highest performance VrStorm customizable cloud user interface Callouts to other public clouds Use other methods of virtualization if desired
  23. 23. VRStorm Advantage Best of breed Virtual Machine provisioning software for optimal performance without vendor lock-in Performance, Flexible, Scalable 23
  24. 24. Conclusions 24
  25. 25. Conclusions  Cloud computing is inevitable, happening globally  Potential to save Canadian Enterprises $ billions  Supports higher performance, flexible, scalable, robust, reliable, resilient, more mobile applications  Canadian companies must adhere to Canadian Privacy laws  Different types of cloud Infrastructure as a Service are suitable for different types of applications  Develop a roadmap for migrating to the cloud  Start a pilot project now 25
  26. 26. Canada’s Compute and Storage Utility Lynn Sutherland, COO lynn.sutherland@vrstorm.com www.vrstorm.com Demo at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpqdI94_LHw 26 Questions / Discussion
  27. 27. The VrSTORM Canadian Cloud Solution • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) • Virtual Machines on demand • Storage on demand • Web interface and API access • Secure • Robust, Reliable, Resiliant • Canadian Privacy • Flexible Pricing • Green IT • Interoperability - No vendor lock-in PROPERTY OF VRSTORM INC. 27