Data center world 2010 10 5 10

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This presentation, which Ryan Shopp gave at Data Center World on Oct. 5, 2010, describes today's data center challenges and how to fix them, as well as the following five steps on the journey from virtualization to cloud:

1. Pair virtualization with management
2. Don’t just use the same old tools
3. Integrate lifecycle management disciplines
4. Integrate management across domains
5. Virtualization management + automation + service management = cloud

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Data center world 2010 10 5 10

  1. 1. Getting Serious About Data Center Automation Five Steps on the Journey From Virtualization to Cloud Ryan Shopp
  2. 2. agenda <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pair virtualization with management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t just use the same old tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate lifecycle management disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate management across domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization management + automation + service management = cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  3. 3. Challenges to the data center Infrastructure is too complex, errors cause downtime IT is inefficient, business response is too slow Not enough time or resources for strategic initiatives
  4. 4. <ul><li>Configuration processes are ineffective for complex infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of standardized services forces user requests to be handled as ‘one-offs’ - increasing number of platforms IT must support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuration issues multiply in direct proportion to number of supported platforms </li></ul></ul>complexity driven chaos disrupts availability <ul><li>*Automating Virtualization Management - Critical Management Practices for the Next Generation Data Center Written by: Roy Illsley </li></ul>“… on average 80% of all system outages are due to human error.” Butler Group, March 2009*
  5. 5. <ul><li>Manual operations are reactive, error-prone and labor intensive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple, disparate systems to manage servers, networks and storage require specialized skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional and technology silos prohibit integration efficiencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sprawl causes excessive management overhead, under-utilized resources </li></ul></ul>manual approach to operations inhibits productivity <ul><li>*Source: IDC, Survey: Virtualization Management Maturity — A Prerequisite for Cloud, #223671, June 2010 </li></ul>CAPEX/OPEX Response Time “… without a substantial investment in automation tools, along with changes in IT practices and policies, many datacenter IT management teams will begin to see unintended negative consequences within the datacenter as systems administrators become overwhelmed with day-to-day management tasks.” IDC, June 2010*
  6. 6. <ul><li>Maintaining the status quo of the data center consumes excessive resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff too busy fighting fires to support strategic initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business requires a shared services approach to meet widely fluctuating demands using existing resources </li></ul></ul>delayed IT innovation hinders business agility <ul><li>*Observations From the 2009 U.S. Data Center Conference, 14 January 2010 | ID:G00173724 </li></ul><ul><li>Analysts: Mike Chuba, John R. Phelps </li></ul>“ Every CIO survey points to the desire for IT to align with the business strategy. Yet, this has proved elusive, which is why it's always top of mind” Gartner, January 2010*
  7. 7. what is needed? Gain organizational control to improve availability and reduce risk Accelerate strategic initiatives to drive competitive business advantage Improve IT efficiency to accelerate business response and reduce costs Not enough time or resources for strategic initiatives Infrastructure is too complex, errors cause downtime IT is inefficient, business response is too slow
  8. 8. five steps on the journey from virtualization to cloud
  9. 9. 1. pair virtualization with management
  10. 10. 1. pair virtualization with management Source “Managing The Virtual World Is An Evolution, Not A Revolution,” Forrester Research, Inc., April, 2010 Source: “Worldwide Distributed Virtual Server Management Software2009–2013 Forecast Update and 2008 Vendor Shares”, IDC Research, October 2009 Importance Level of Virtual Environment Management Regarding Reaching Business Goals <ul><ul><li>“ Success with virtualization lies in solid, standardized processes and management software to automate and govern …these processes.” </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 1. pair virtualization with management Server Consolidation Infrastructure Optimization Automation and Orchestration Dynamic Datacenter <ul><li>P-to-V Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Fault, Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Management </li></ul><ul><li>Configuration Control </li></ul><ul><li>Application Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Service </li></ul><ul><li>Process Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Security </li></ul><ul><li>Private Cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Private/Hybrid Cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Service Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Service Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>ITIL Processes </li></ul>Management “Tipping Points”
  12. 12. 1. pair virtualization with management <ul><ul><li>Up to 24x faster MTTR, uptime to ‘5 nines’ </li></ul></ul>Reduce Service Failures <ul><ul><li>Up to 270%, saving up to $1000 per server </li></ul></ul>Improve Staff Efficiency <ul><ul><li>Up to 240x faster, saving up to $200 per server </li></ul></ul>Faster Deployment <ul><ul><li>Reduce power by 16%, $700K p.a. in a 5Mw DC </li></ul></ul>Reduce Facility Costs Source: “Reducing Operational Expense (OpEx) with Virtualization and Virtual Systems Management”, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), 2009 <ul><ul><li>“ Better response, faster provisioning, improved efficiency, and more are all strongly correlated with the use of specific VSM [Virtual Systems Management] toolsets.” </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. MGM Resorts: Rapid Provisioning & Infrastructure Optimization <ul><ul><li>MGM Resorts International is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. MGM Resorts destinations combine quality entertainment, luxurious facilities and exceptional guest services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization initiative in place to reduce hardware spend, address data center space limitations and support company green initiatives resulted in increased management complexity and unacceptable deployment timelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CA Solution that… Standardized and streamlined physical and virtual server provisioning and life-cycle management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-service reservation portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated template-driven provisioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced infrastructure deployment time by 400% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced staffing requirements by 50% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced hardware costs by 33% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attainment of continuity objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% ROI in only 6 months </li></ul></ul>Solution Challenge Benefits NOTE: Slide not in original deck
  14. 14. 2. you can’t just use the same old tools
  15. 15. 2. you can’t just use the same old tools Source: “Evolution of Enterprise Infrastructure Priorities”, Oliver-Wyman research conducted for CA, 2009 “ 75% of customers believe virtualization management requires unique tools.” Discipline Physical Attributes Virtual Attributes Performance & Fault Management <ul><li>Resources and silos </li></ul><ul><li>Event, rule based </li></ul><ul><li>Services & applications </li></ul><ul><li>Model-based </li></ul>Change, Configuration, Inventory <ul><li>Non-real time </li></ul><ul><li>Process CMDB </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time </li></ul><ul><li>Operational CMDB </li></ul>Capacity Management <ul><li>Domain-based </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc, done by experts </li></ul><ul><li>Pool-based, cross-domain </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous, by sys. admins </li></ul>Provisioning <ul><li>Server-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Slow, planned, static </li></ul><ul><li>Service/ application/pools </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid, on-demand </li></ul>
  16. 16. 3. integrate lifecycle management disciplines
  17. 17. 3. integrate lifecycle management disciplines <ul><li>May 2010 News: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Company A officially out of business” </li></ul>Source: “Managing The Virtual World Is An Evolution, Not A Revolution,” Forrester Research, Inc., April, 2010 Source: “Company A officially out of business”, Virtualization.info; May 6, 2010 “ Avoid limited point product purchasing unless you are in dire straits with an immediate need.”
  18. 18. 3. integrate lifecycle management disciplines Sample Discipline Pairings Separate Management: Problems Integrated Management: Benefits Provisioning & Capacity Provisioning new VMs overuses capacity Provisioning VMs stays within available capacity Performance & Provisioning/Config Wastes resources or hurts performance Real-time provisioning allocates resources to deliver performance Provisioning & IT Asset Management Provisioning resources overuses available assets Provisioning resources only uses available assets
  19. 19. 4. integrate management across domains
  20. 20. 4. integrate management across domains Source: “Virtualization Management And Trends”, A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CA, Inc. , January 2010 Use of common P&V management tools <ul><ul><li>“ Comprehensive domain coverage is critical….Automation can only be effective if all technology domains are consolidated into … unified management“ </li></ul></ul>Source: IDC, North American Virtual. Survey: Large-Scale Implementation Requires Sophisticated Management Strategy’, Feb 2009 (Doc # 216623), Mary Johnston Turner, Frederick W. Broussard 51 or more virtual machines (n = 54) 50 or fewer virtual machines (n = 46) Not yet, but eventually will consolidate No, plan separate products long term Yes
  21. 21. 4. integrate management across domains <ul><li>More likely to outperform industry averages with integrated management for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical and virtual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business-IT alignment </li></ul></ul>Source: “How IT Operations Automation Drives Data Center Transformation, Prepared Exclusively for CA Development Exchange Automation Summit”, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), 2009 Satisfied Fairly Satisfied Not Sure Dissatisfied
  22. 22. 5. virtualization + automation + service management = cloud
  23. 23. 5. virtualization + automation + service management = cloud Source: “The Building Blocks for Private Cloud: Automation, Virtualization, and Cloud Service Management”, EMA, 2009 Source: “Managing The Virtual World Is An Evolution, Not A Revolution”, Forrester Research, April 2010, Source: “Virtualization Management And Trends”, A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CA, Inc. , January 2010 “ Automation, Virtualization, and Service Management are fundamental building blocks for Private Cloud” “ The ability to automate almost all aspects of infrastructure operation is absolutely necessary to meet many of the cloud’s requirements…. Source: “Managing The Cloud: Automation”, The 451 Group, 2009 “ Virtualization doesn’t require new processes, just more structured ones… the notion of… 'ITIL for virtualization” is horribly misguided.” “ Process-oriented tools for ITSM and those specifically geared toward the virtual server... are on an inevitably merging progression.
  24. 24. 5. Virtualization + automation + service management = cloud Self-Service Service Catalog CMDB Asset Management Cost Management (Chargeback) Service Delivery Notification Performance Assurance Automated VM Provisioning End User NIST Cloud Capabilities: Self Service Network Access Resource Pools Rapid Elasticity Measured Service
  25. 25. summary – five steps on the journey from virtualization to cloud <ul><li>1. Pair virtualization with management </li></ul><ul><li>2. Don’t just use the same old tools </li></ul><ul><li>3. Integrate lifecycle management disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>4. Integrate management across domains </li></ul><ul><li>5. Virtualization management + automation + service management = cloud </li></ul>
  26. 26. Summary of the key steps and pitfalls to watch out for? But watch out for… Don’t get left behind by trying to make old dog do new tricks Not making management a priority or getting locked into a closed management architecture Must look to new, not old tools So remember: Standardize + Automation -> Innovation Management tools are a requirement but… Look to consolidate w/ pre-integrated solutions Must break down the silos Start delivering on promise of cloud Focus to much on integrating products and not your unique business processes The biggest gaps are not in silos but between silos Not taking a pragmatic approach can actual delay seeing early benefits NOTE: Slide not in original deck
  27. 27. questions? [email_address]
  28. 28. thank you

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