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Nov 12, 2019
In the modern world of immediacy, how do we kill latency whilst reducing business costs and delivering rapid value? Stuart Fleming (Vice President, Cloud Services,
Capgemini UK) provides insights into the successful implementation of a scalable hybrid cloud platform which allows quick access to AWS with a simple migration approach leveraging VMware’s tools.
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How to get off the white elephant of
physical and leverage the true benefits of
VMware Cloud on AWS
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Vice President, Cloud Services
Stuart is recognised as a global leader in defining, and executing large
scale complex enterprise digital transformations.
Stuart specializes in utilising hyper-scale platforms, cloud native
application development and legacy integration to deliver cutting edge
innovation, functionality, agility and value to the enterprise.
Capgemini’s Stuart Fleming provides insights into the successful
implementation of a scalable hybrid cloud platform which allows quick access to
AWS with a simple migration approach leveraging VMware’s tools.
Globally managing the Cloud and Edge practice for Capgemini
Over 20 years experience in IT services and transformation
Experienced in multiple business sectors; Finance Services, Automotive,
Manufacturing and Public Sector
Passion for driving digital change by enabling next-generation technology to
allow enterprises to succeed and truly differentiate
In the modern world of immediacy,
milliseconds feel like hours.
So how do we kill latency whilst reducing
business costs and delivering rapid value?
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Where is the market headed for the NextGen Private Cloud
Today we provide dedicated private cloud and
hosting services through utility and asset
ownership running in a backbone of Data Centers
This approach leads to unsustainable InDirect Costs
(IDCs); large commitment based contracts, under
utilised asset and rigidity
Market demand continues to move towards rapid
adoption of Cloud
Hybrid or ‘Best-Fit’ solutions
Flexible and agile consumption models
Highly integrated automated delivery
adoption and spending will
grow faster; private cloud in
2019 is about creating a
software - defined software
2019, Nov 2019)
are more common
organizations and are also
traction in the U.S
(IDC, Why Cloud Adoption
Follows a different pattern in
Hybrid and Multi-cloud
84% of organizations
will be operating a private
cloud in 2019
(IDC, 2019 Cloud Trends,
The NextGen Private Cloud coupled with the power of Public Cloud will form the basis of all
Leveraging VMC on AWS will reduce indirect costs and
meet the market demand for a flexible Hybrid solution
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Why Capgemini chose VMC for the
Most of our migration/modernisation’s have a similar constraint,
customers want to move to cloud but they need to do it quickly.
The best model to address this is 2 step
1st move everything to private cloud for technology continuity
(VMware to VMware) minimal transformation, cheap migration (Using
HCX included with VMC)
2nd step transformation. Migrate easy public candidates, which need
little change. Then refactor, re-architect etc to move remaining
The best option for the 1st step, due to full VMware stack, is HCX. This
provides easy migration integration and as moving the workloads to
VMC there is no tooling costs.
We can leverage stretch VLAN’s through NSX and this allows us to
mitigate the single biggest challenge we see when migrating our
customers, which is changing IP addresses.
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How do we foster agility and address the
Internally Capgemini has embarked on a journey to become “Asset
This is a transformational approach were by we are actively trying
to prevent buying assets to put in data centers.
As the market moves to a more hybrid approach than one cloud fits
all, we had to find a way to meet customer demand whilst driving
towards our goal of Asset lite.
VMware cloud on AWS has answered this challenge, a secured and
controlled cloud environment whilst leveraging external services in a
pay per use or committed model. Eliminating most of the need for
We are now able to solution for our customers in a consistent way
whilst still achieving our own goals. We approach each solution in
the same order:
• 1st Public Cloud
• 2nd Hybrid Cloud – Using VMware Cloud on AWS
• 3rd Private Cloud - Using VMware Cloud on AWS
• 4th Private Cloud – Physical Datacenter footprint
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Key areas which are simplified – Driving operational savings
Bringing all these areas into VMC not only
enables reduction in CAPEX refresh costs but
also in the OPEX costs of support.
It provides the ability to consolidate the
Vertical support towers in to multi-skilled
horizontal resources which allows for a
reduced support cost and the ability to
leverage automation effectively through the
use of standard platforms
With more and more customers moving to a hybrid
model, latency becomes the next challenge.
If the web front end is AWS can you really have the
application on premise?
Page load times are seen as a critical KPI to the
business. So infrastructure has to reduce latency as
much as possible.
By moving in to VMC on
AWS latency ceases to be a
problem as the Private cloud
is now located in the same
DC as AWS.
With the benefit of being
able to use a truly hybrid
model without the expense
of setting up VPN’s and
Direct Connect connections
Traditional Connectivity to the Cloud from
On Premise deployments
Connectivity to the Cloud from On Premise
deployments via Direct Connect
AWS cloud AWS cloud
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How we can address decreasing workload
By modelling the purchase costs of on demand, 1 year and 3 year instances we can adapt to migrations in a cost effective
Another of the challenges in the modern Data center is how do I migrate to refreshed hardware and migrate to the cloud
without buying unnecessary assets.
In this manner we can absorb the migration bubble by only adding the resource needed to exit the old platform whilst
allowing the business to transform to native cloud.
Commit is only used for workload which will remain post transformation
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Businesses need to adapt their
Target Operating Model to realise
the savings of cloud in more than
expertise Based on ITIL foundation with an
Agile and SRE, code approach
Capgemini Cloud Platform provides this as a packaged product to enable easy transition and onboarding
Challenging the status quo of the ‘now’ …
tools, automation, talent, methods
Capgemini Cloud Platform
VMware Cloud® on AWS
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Why are Capgemini customers embracing VMC
Evergreen platform – No more costly refresh cycles
Easier maintenance – ESXi upgrades managed by VMware
No more costly backbone connecting data centers
If a customer has a requirement for a presence in a new geography able to
provision in hours not months
Greater agility to react to market conditions
No more empty DC space creating IDC’s
Consistent platform across geographies – truly single architecture
Optimal license costs for niche products due to comparable
CPU boundaries as legacy on premise deployments.
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