Presentation by Bernd Kosch


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Presentation by Bernd Kosch

  1. 1. From an Infrastructure Perspective Dr. Bernd Kosch May 2007 Vice President Strategic Alliances SOA
  2. 2. Service Oriented Architecture  Is the next generation cross-business-process SW-architecture, based on reusable modules (services), typically implemented as web-services  constitutes the follow-on to previous component based architectures like CORBA, DCOM  is expected to be a major driver for cost-efficiency, SLA levels and business-agility in the large enterprise (by all leading IT-analysts)  is now the main marketing message for nearly all major EAS- and middleware-ISVs, including ORACLE, SAP, BEA, …  catches the attention of the vast majority of CIOs, particularly in the US and Europe, analysts predict that more than 80% of all new business process implementations will follow the SOA paradigm in 2008  SOA is not directly linked to specific IT-infrastructure. However, the use of dynamically provisioned, pooled components can substantially increase the SOA benefits (TCO, SLA, agility)  Such IT-Infrastructure is now called “Adaptive Computing”, “Service Oriented Infrastructure”, “Dynamic Data Center” or “Enterprise Grid”
  3. 3. Dedicated resource silos Pre-configured and pre-allocated Low average resource utilization Labour intensive management Pooled infrastructure Adapts to variable requirements Optimized investments Policy-based provisioning Application Database Web Storage BCC pool“Std” pool Resource management/provisioning SLA and policy management Web image Web image Appl. image Appl. image DB image DB image Physical environment is a shared pool Logical environment remains but is virtualized Service layer for private utilities and managed services Transition to the Enterprise Grid App_1 App_2 App_2 App_2 App_2 App_3 App_3 DB_1 DB_1 DB_2
  4. 4. Enterprise Grid Value Proposition  Immediate reduction of TCO  from using standard, cost-efficient system building blocks  from significantly increasing utilization rates by provisioning idle infrastructure to alternate applications, systems are configured to aggregate peak load not to individual applications’ peak loads  from substantial reduction of administrative manpower requirements  Increased business agility and service level  unlimited scaling at no extra cost for scalability  mixed technology (CPU-, system-, OS-architecture), easy technology refresh, upgrade and migration  efficient method to increase availability (n+1)
  5. 5. Enterprise Grid Market Penetration  SOA / SOI is among the largest business cases in mainstream IT  Various IT-vendors and many new start-ups are now offering SW- components in the areas of virtualization and policy-based provisioning (SAP, ORACLE, FUJJITSU SIEMENS, VMware, Cassatt, XenSource, Egenera, … and many more)  Productized Grid Infrastructure Solutions and Integration / Consulting offerings  Huge marketing efforts around this topic, addressing the technical and the decision making IT-audience  All major Integrators / Outsourcers are developing their own vision and solutions to reorganize their outsourcing data centers from co-location to resource-integration in the sense of large Enterprise Grids
  6. 6. An Example: FlexFrame™  Infrastructure solution leveraging virtualization / provisioning functionality of the SAP (Netweaver) and/or ORACLE (AS 10g) application servers  Based on 4 key architecture elements  Complete virtualization of applications (services)  Shared / cloned OS  Virtual storage concepts for data provisioning  Agent-based resource monitoring and high availability  It is real:  more than 150 Fujitsu Siemens customers have migrated their entire business solutions to FlexFrame, some with more than 100 applications  Leading SIs and Outsourcers are now implementing their projects on FlexFrame, consultants are offering TCO assessment services, first IDC study analyzing customer satisfaction in the FlexFrame installed base.
  7. 7. Oracle SOA Reference Architecture Unified Portal Business Intelligence Activity Monitoring Business Process Orchestration Services Applications Security,Management andMonitoring Grid-Infrastructure Oracle SOA Reference Architecture StandardDevelopment Framework Virtualization Services Oracle Application Server Oracle Database LDAP Directory Services Automation&Monitoring Services Shared Resources: Compute & Storage Pools, Network FlexFrame™ for Oracle Infrastructure Services Shared OS (Linux) Integrated High Availability
  8. 8. Example: SOA Symposium 2006  23 events in 18 countries across EMEA, adressing the technical audience  Joint execution and funding with ORACLE and NetApp  On average 50-150 registrations, 35-120 participants per event
  9. 9. Enterprise Grid Limitations, today  Major obstacles to even broader adoption are  lack of interoperability and standards (all areas)  security issues beyond the single-enterprise firewall  lack of accounting methods  competing architectures and confused terminology  Very limited alignment between Business and Science  Science is primarily interested in (traditional, batch- / HPC-oriented) Grids for own (research enabling) usage scenarios  Not all vendors are interested in standards and interoperability in this area, limiting Grid standardization and use-cases to the (relatively irrelevant) HPC-area may be a business target  Today, Business users of commercial Enterprise Grids do not regard Science as an advisor at all.
  10. 10. Questions & Answers Dr. Bernd Kosch February 2007 Vice President Strategic Alliances