Does your Infrastructure Zone Match Your Application Workload?

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This presentation compares traditional vs cloud applications and the differing infrastructure requirements for each. Matching the infrastructure to the application is critical for success. Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform are able to manage BOTH types of applications and infrastructure. In this presentation I demonstrate CloudStack zones as a logical barrier to isolate zones

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Does your Infrastructure Zone Match Your Application Workload?

  1. 1. Does your Infrastructure Zone Match Your Application Workload? Aaron Delp (@aarondelp), Cloud Solutions Architect, SolidFire
  2. 2. © 2014 Citrix. Expectations / Agenda • Cloud Market Overview • Dual Workloads • Demo
  3. 3. Cloud Market Overview
  4. 4. © 2014 Citrix. Business Strategy: Leverage early success in SP/Telco into greenfield on-premise clouds on the path to the hybrid cloud end game SP/Telco Clouds Cloud Platforms (General Purpose) Grow with success of design wins 2010–2013 1 Hybrid Clouds Cloud Federation (Connect Apps & Infrastructure) De facto end state – manage apps across hybrid clouds 2014–2017 3 Cloud Solutions (Greenfield Clouds) Deliver Enterprise solutions, leverage integration to XenDesktop & NetScaler 2012–2015 2 On-Premise Clouds
  5. 5. © 2014 Citrix. Citrix Cloud Solutions Open Source Xen Hypervisor Amazon Proprietary Orchestration Software Networking StorageCompute XenServer CloudPlatform powered by Apache CloudStack CloudPortal Business Manager ESX KVM Hyper-V Self-Service Delivery Cloud Orchestration Virtualization Raw Resources Workloads INFRA- STRUCTURE DEV & TEST DISASTER RECOVERY BYO PLATFORM APPS & DESKTOPS MOBILE APPS YOUR SERVICE
  6. 6. © 2014 Citrix. 200+ Large Scale Production Clouds In Deployment Production sites with over 40,000+ Servers
  7. 7. Deliver Every Workload Are you matching your workload to your infrastructure?
  8. 8. © 2014 Citrix. Two fundamental types of application workloads Expect reliability Back-up everything HA, Fault tolerance Admin control recovery SAP, Oracle, AutoCAD, Exchange Design for failure Ephemeral resources Multi-site redundancy Self-service recovery Big Data, HPC, Social, Gaming Think Server Virtualization Think Amazon Web Services Traditional workloads Cloud workloads
  9. 9. © 2014 Citrix. Designing a traditional application workload zone vCenter / XenCenter Hypervisor Cluster Hypervisor Cluster Enterprise Networking (e.g., VLAN) Enterprise Storage (e.g., SAN) Hypervisor Storage SAN Networking L2 VLANs Network Services Load Balancing Firewall Multi-tier Apps Multi-tier VLANs OVF vSphere or XenServer Enterprise Traditional Application Availability Zone VPN Failure is not an option – 99.999 uptime required Hypervisor Cluster
  10. 10. © 2014 Citrix. Designing a cloud application zone Hypervisor Storage Local EBS Networking L3 SDN based L2 Elastic IP Network Services Security Groups ELB Multi-tier Apps 3rd Party Tools XenServer Advanced GSLB CloudFormation Software Defined Networks (e.g., Security Groups, EIP, ELB,...) Cloud-Native Availability Zone Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Object Storage Object Store
  11. 11. © 2014 Citrix. CloudStack CloudStack Supports Both Workloads Software Defined Networks (e.g., Security Groups, EIP, ELB,...) Cloud-Native Availability Zone Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Server Racks Object Storage Virtualization Management Server Hyperviso r Cluster Hyperviso r Cluster Hyperviso r Cluster Enterprise Networking (e.g., VLAN) Enterprise Storage (e.g., SAN) Traditional Application Availability Zone
  12. 12. © 2014 Citrix. Demo
  13. 13. © 2014 Citrix. CloudStack Benefit: Time to Value • Apache CloudStack ᵒDevCloud ᵒApache CloudStack Mailing Lists ᵒApache CloudStack Getting Started Docs • Build CloudPlatform In a Hour ᵒSingle management host, non-production POC ᵒUse CloudPlatform Quick Installation Guide • Build CloudPlatform In a Day ᵒMultiple hosts, production quality ᵒUse CloudPlatform Installation Guide • Build CloudPlatform - Cisco Validated Design ᵒMultiple Hosts, production reference architecture ᵒCisco & NetApp hardware ᵒUse Cisco CVD: FlexPod with CloudPlatform
  14. 14. © 2014 Citrix. Conclusions • Cloud Market Overview • Dual Workloads • Benefit: Deliver Every Application – Now and Future • Demo
  15. 15. © 2014 Citrix. Questions?
  16. 16. Work better. Live better.

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