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Data Center of the Future: Designing a modernized, high performance computing environment

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With cloud being hailed as the new black, customers are increasingly looking to easily leverage Hybrid Cloud and Hyper-Converged Architecture, without transformation in technology. At VMworld US 2019, Eric Killinger, Director, IT strategy, Capgemini NA, spoke about how Capgemini makes cloud run better by simplifying infrastructure for your existing landscape via a software-defined data center, supporting immediate OPEX savings, real-time data processing and cloud-based scalability and cost predictability, illustrating the joint success with VMware of such a rollout at Hydro One.

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Data Center of the Future: Designing a modernized, high performance computing environment

  1. 1. 1Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. CLOUD move ahead VMWORLD 2019 August 25-29 | San Francisco Data Center of the Future at Hydro One Designing a modernized, high performance computing environment Speaker: Eric Killinger, Director IT Strategy August 28, 2019
  2. 2. 2Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 2 Hydro One transforms IT infrastructure to meet market demands Technology changes mean greater visibility, lower costs, and optimized service Providing power to millions Market disruptions driving change
  3. 3. 3Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 3 Hydro One had to make some decisions The current IT estate  Limited IT agility and flexibility  High project initiation and resource costs  Considerable dependency on legacy UNIX platforms  Aging core IT assets with high recurring OPEX costs  Pending IT refresh with significant CAPEX investment
  4. 4. 4Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 4Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Goal: Optimize outcomes in three key areas Taking bold steps to transform IT infrastructure and processes Switching on transformation 1 IT and process visibility 2 IT and process costs 3 Customer service
  5. 5. 5Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 5Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Plan Develop roadmap to provide timeline, team organization, buildout plans and migration waves for the future state technology stack Design Architect future landing zones with detailed configuration parameters to support financial analysis and future decisions Discover A complete picture of the portfolio in weeks, including infrastructure and application inventory Rationalize Intelligent combination of portfolio characteristics, TCO, and benchmarking to assign rationalization destinies– eliminate, invest, migrate, or keep Justify Financial business case to show current state infrastructure and management costs offset by future state costs Strategic planning drives business and technology adoption Capgemini’s approach to solve Hydro One’s challenges Discover Rationalize Recommend Weeks 1-4 Weeks 5-6 Weeks 9-12 Mobilize Weeks 7-8
  6. 6. 6Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 6Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Hydro One turned to Capgemini for Innovative Services and Solutions Moving entire IT infrastructure to the cloud The Target State Solution  Vendor validated reference architecture  Blue-printing, automating, self-healing, auto-provisioning  Reduce time and cost to deploy infrastructure and applications  Rapid cross-skilling and up-skilling of valuable employees  New, streamlined and simplified service delivery model  Introducing a Composable Infrastructure improves Operational capabilities  Migration of Hydro One’s SAP environment to a flexible and much more cost effective, virtualized x86 environment
  7. 7. 7Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 7Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Capgemini selected VMware and HPE solutions vCenter vRealize Automation vRealize Operations vRealize Network Insight The Building Blocks SRM
  8. 8. 8Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 8Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Application Automation with SDDC Lifecycle ManagementvRealizeOperations,vRealizeBusiness,LogInsight SAP Oracle Microsoft vRealize Automation Non-Production Workload Domains Shared VM’s Production Workload Domains vSph ere Management Applications From Non- Production to Production Supporting Application Development Self Service / Automated Provisioning and Management of applications on SDDC Using: vRealize Automation Management Domain vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere vSph ere Compute Networking & Security Storage
  9. 9. 9Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 9Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Self Service experience with vRealize Automation Flexible and powerful Entitlement and Approval policies App store experience • Infra • Middleware • Applications • XaaS/extensi ble
  10. 10. 10Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 10Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Automate to reclamation resources Right-size, Reclaim, Retire Resources during the Application Lifecycle Cloud Infrastructure Verify Act Idle Resources Enterprise Mgr Identify Owner Wait before forcing lease Forced Lease Period 1st Notification Second Notification Machine Deleted /Archived Machine Reclaimed Owner Underutilized, Inactive & Abandoned VMs Machine Resized Optional Archival Period Automated Actions Workflow
  11. 11. 11Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 11Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Hydro One core processes will be cloud-based going forward Finance Customer Services Supply Chain Management HR Field Services
  12. 12. 12Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 12Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Technologies alone did not meet the need Capgemini implemented organization change management Onshore resources  Drive enhancement projects  Develop standardized blue prints  Automate low level tasks  Optimize post-deployment environment Rightshore© resources  Maintain production and development environments  Minor enhancements and patching  Moves/Adds/Changes
  13. 13. 13Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 13Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. How will the organization change? Innovation Industrialization Sustainment and Project Teams Maintain Rightshore Enhance Onshore
  14. 14. 14Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 14Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Hydro One gains valuable business benefits The Benefits  Turned machine builders into productive innovators  Lowered operating costs while supporting higher business demand  Eliminated inefficiencies and reduced lifecycle development  Enabled cloud-based scalability and cost predictability  Increased coworker productivity and career excitement  Leverage Projects as a Service and avoid technology roadblocks
  15. 15. 15Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 15Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Simple Operations Enhanced Security Flexible Choice Consistent Experience Enterprise Class Compute, Storage, Networking Financial Predictability Capgemini Solution Benefits for Hydro One  Fully automated lifecycle management of entire VMware stack with SDDC Manager  Enhanced network security thru micro- segmentation with NSX (to secure containerizatio n and micro services)  Deploy additional qualified hardware and public cloud partners for added flexibility (Unlimited options)  Leverage existing skills & tools for a consistent operational experience across private & public clouds (Keep User/app experience consistent)  Natively integrated vSphere & NSX  Retirement of legacy systems  Lower operational costs
  16. 16. 16Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. 16Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Thank You Eric Killinger Director IT Strategy Capgemini US  eric.killinger@capgemini.com  +1 773 2502538
  17. 17. 17Data Center of the Future | Eric Killinger | VMworld - 28 August 2019 © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. This presentation contains information that may be privileged or confidential and is the property of the Capgemini Group. Copyright © 2019 Capgemini. All rights reserved. A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of EUR 13.2 billion. About Capgemini Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com

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