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Data Center Transformation

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Data Center Transformation

  1. 1. Data Center Transformation<br />David Bennett<br />Data Center/Virtualization Specialist<br />Cisco Systems<br />
  2. 2. Inflection Point<br />n. A moment of dramatic change, especially in the development of a company, industry, or market. <br />Inflection Point: Dictionary Definition<br />
  3. 3. The Perfect Storm….Factors Impacting IT and driving change<br />New Applications<br />Competition<br />Business Agility<br />Power & Cooling<br />Security<br />Availability<br />Cloud<br />Public Cloud<br />Regulations<br />Virtual Desktop<br />IT<br />Server Virtualization<br />IT Talent<br />Green IT<br />Consolidation<br />Private Cloud<br />Capex Costs<br />Hybrid Cloud<br />Unified Fabric<br />Time to Market<br />Voice<br />Video<br />10G Ethernet<br />Opex Costs<br />High Performance<br />Mobile Devices<br />
  4. 4. The Einstein Factor<br />
  5. 5. Modern Business <br />Enabled by Information Technology<br />which is Increasingly Complex, Fragile & Costly<br />Business Focus – How can we…<br /><ul><li>Make better Products, offerings
  6. 6. Improve our Customer service
  7. 7. Increase our Competitive Edge
  8. 8. Increase Employee productivity
  9. 9. Improve the Bottom Line</li></ul>Beneath the Waterline<br /><ul><li>Infrastructure sprawl, complexity
  10. 10. Low asset utilization
  11. 11. High operations overhead
  12. 12. Difficult to manage, scale, optimize, reconfigure, maintain</li></ul>Impact<br /><ul><li>Low agility, efficiency, resilience
  13. 13. Inability to deliver on business needs</li></ul>What the Business Sees<br />Supporting Infrastructure<br />
  14. 14. SAN B<br />SAN A<br />How Many Networks do you have?<br />LAN<br />And don’t forget the <br />virtual Network…<br />Backup<br />Mgmt<br />
  15. 15. Network & ComputeData Center Requirements Have Changed:<br />Requirements for Today’s Data Centers:<br />Converged/Consolidated Infrastructure<br />Flexibility/Agility<br />High Performance<br />High Redundancy<br />Security & Virtual Machine management/awareness<br />Simplified Management (Reducing Points of Mgmt)<br />
  16. 16. Utility<br />Automation<br />Virtualization<br />Consolidation<br />Market<br />BUSINESS VALUE<br />Inter Cloud<br />SYSTEMS EXCELLENCE<br />SOLUTION DIFFERENTIATION<br />TECHNOLOGYINNOVATIONS<br />Cloud—Public/Private<br />Unified Computing<br />Unified Fabric<br />Data Center Networking<br />Hardware Foundation<br />
  17. 17. Cisco Delivers A Comprehensive VirtualizationPortfolio<br />Addressing new requirements of Consolidated Virtual Architectures<br />Cisco® UCS Manager and service profiles<br />Cisco VN-Link technology<br />Partner VDI broker<br />Integrated management and streamlined operational model for rapid scaling, deployment, and security of virtual desktops<br />DV Management<br />Unified Network Services<br />End User<br />Security<br />Data Center<br />Campus or WAN<br />Computing<br />Outstanding virtual machine density, scalability, and streamlined operational model reduces TCO<br />Cisco®Unified Fabric and storage technologies scale Cisco VDI and reduce TCO<br />Persistent virtual machine-level security and policy and pervasive SSL-VPN for remote workers<br />Flexibility to connect users anywhere, across any infrastructure<br />Virtual machine-level firewall, WAN optimization, for rich media performance, and server load balancing<br />High flexibility and performance<br />Cisco LAN, WAN, branch office, and SOHO switching and routing<br />Cisco VN-Link, Nexus®1000V, ASA, and AnyConnect<br />Cisco Virtual Firewall (VSG), vWAAS, and ACE<br />Cisco Nexus, Catalyst®, and SAN, Storage<br />Cisco Unified Computing System™ and virtual machine networking with partner hypervisor<br />Thin & Zero clients along with Cius Also 3rd party partner devices<br />Cisco’s Virtualization Strategy = Any Application, Any Device, Anywhere<br />
  18. 18. A New Architectural Approach Is NeededTomorrow’s Data Center Can’t Be Built On Yesterday’s Technology<br /><ul><li>Virtualization is changing the focus
  19. 19. Applications no longer tied to server hardware
  20. 20. Applications are now objects moving through the network
  21. 21. The data center needs to evolve
  22. 22. Computing and networking have to change
  23. 23. Management needs to be native, not an after-thought
  24. 24. Cisco is leading Data Center innovation
  25. 25. Cisco Unified Fabrics was the first step
  26. 26. Cisco UCS is the next step
  27. 27. Cisco UCS is a clean sheet approach for next generation virtualized data centers</li></li></ul><li>Cisco Unified Computing SystemDelivering unprecedented Hardware Flexibility and Agility to IT departments<br />Unified Fabric<br />Consolidated I/O<br />UCS Manager<br />Single Management Domain<br />“Stateless” Computing<br />Hardware Abstraction<br />Service Profiles<br />Just-in-time Provisioning<br />Extended Memory<br />Increased Performance and Capacity<br />Virtual Adapters<br />Virtualized I/O<br />The Ideal Foundation for Cloud<br />
  28. 28. a new approach<br />SAN B<br />SAN A<br />LAN<br />Mgmt<br />Cisco Unified Compute System =<br />Management & simplified Connectivity architecture of which servers are a component<br />Cisco UCS<br />UCSFabric Interconnects<br />Network Centric Model<br />26 Total Servers – Blade & Racks<br />2 10G Unified Fabric Switches<br />Single point of Management embedded in the Network<br />Scale up to 40 chassis<br />320 total servers<br />Management Domain - Managed as a single logical System<br />Simplicity<br />
  29. 29. Unified Computing System Manager<br />UCS Manager Platform Emulator available for download @ http://developer.cisco.com/web/unifiedcomputing/start <br /><ul><li>Embedded device manager for ALLUCScomponents
  30. 30. Single Pane of Glass to manage ALL aspects of UCS system
  31. 31. Enables stateless computing via Service Profiles
  32. 32. Efficient scale: Same effort for 1 to 320 blades
  33. 33. Open APIs for integration with new and existing data center infrastructure
  34. 34. Role Based Access control</li></li></ul><li>The Secret Sauce – Stateless Hardware & Service Profiles<br />
  35. 35. Stateless Hardware Architecture<br />ITunes<br />
  36. 36. Traditional Server EnvironmentHardware “State” is stored on components<br />OS and Application<br />LANConnectivity<br />SANConnectivity<br />Hardware StateStored on hardware<br />State<br />State<br />State<br />State<br />State<br />State<br />State<br />State<br />State<br />BMC firmware<br />BMC settings<br />I/O card firmware<br />I/O card settings<br />Drive firmware<br />UUID<br />BIOS firmware<br />BIOS settings<br />Boot Order<br />WWNAddresses<br />HBAfirmware<br />HBAsettings<br />WWNAddresses<br />HBAfirmware<br />HBAsettings<br />MAC Address<br />NICfirmware<br />NICsettings<br />MAC Addresses<br />NICfirmware<br />NICsettings<br />MAC Addresses<br />NICfirmware<br />NICsettings<br />MAC Addresses<br />NICfirmware<br />NICsettings<br />Today, server identity or “state” is embedded in the physical hardware<br /><ul><li>E.g., MAC & WWN addresses burned into adapters, boot settings in BIOS</li></ul>Server connectivity to LAN & SAN is tied to physical adapters and access ports<br /><ul><li>E.g., Access port on LAN defines VLAN, SAN zoning and LUN masking done on HBAWWN</li></li></ul><li>Service Profiles in UCSHardware “State” is abstracted from components<br />LANConnectivity<br />SANConnectivity<br />OS & Application<br />BMC FirmwareBMC Settings<br />MAC Address<br />NIC Firmware<br />NIC Settings<br />HDD Controller F/W<br />Controller settings<br />Drive Firmware<br />UUID<br />BIOS Firmware<br />BIOS Settings<br />Boot Order<br />WWN Address<br />HBA Firmware<br />HBA Settings<br />Hardware Stateabstracted from hardware<br />STATE = UCS Service Profile<br />Separate firmware, addresses, and parameter settings from server hardware<br />Separate access port settings from physical ports<br />Physical servers become interchangeable hardware components<br />Easy to move OS & applications across server hardware<br />
  37. 37. Integrated Stateless Computing<br />Server Name: LS-A<br />UUID: 56 4dcd3f 59 5b 61…<br /> MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FC<br />WWN: 5080020000075740<br />Boot Order: SAN, LAN<br />All Firmware Versions<br />SAN<br />LAN<br />Chassis-1/Blade-5<br />Chassis-9/Blade-2<br />Attributes no longer tiedto physical hardware<br />Not just identity<br />Seamless server mobility<br />Within interconnect domain<br />Dynamic Provisioning<br />Complete infrastructure repurposing<br />Integrated with 3rd party tools<br />
  38. 38. Service Profiles enable hardware sharingService Profile = Identity + Configuration<br />Application DB Server 3 <br />Server Name:financedb-03<br />UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b3a…<br />MAC: 08:00:69:02:03:A0<br />WWN: 5080020000076123<br />Boot Order: SAN, CD, LAN<br />Bios firmware:aa.bb.cc<br />Bios settings: VT Technology – OFF<br />Application Server 4Server Name:financeweb-04<br />UUID: 56 4dcd3f 59 5b4c…<br />MAC: 08:00:69:03:04:C3<br />WWN: 5080020000076340<br />Boot Order: SAN, CD, LAN<br />Bios firmware:aa.bb.cc<br />Bios settings: VT Technology – OFF<br />VMware ESX Server 5<br />Server Name:esx-05<br />UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b81…<br />MAC: 08:00:69:02:06:FC<br />WWN: 5080020000075340<br />Boot Order: SAN, LAN, CD<br />Bios firmware:xx.yy.zz<br />Bios settings: VT Technology – ON<br />Web Application Server 5<br />Server Name:webapp-05<br />UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b8a…<br />MAC: 08:00:69:02:02:A0<br />WWN: 5080020000076120<br />Boot Order: SAN, CD, LAN<br />Bios firmware:aa.bb.cc<br />Bios settings: VT Technology – OFF<br />VMware ESX Server 3<br />Server Name:vmhost-03<br />UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61…<br />MAC: 08:00:69:02:01:FC<br />WWN: 5080020000075740<br />Boot Order: SAN, LAN, CD<br />Bios firmware:xx.yy.zz<br />Bios settings: VT Technology – ON<br />Server 1<br />Cisco UCS B250M12 x L5520 4 core 2.26GHz60W96GB memory<br />Server 2<br />Cisco UCS B250M2<br />2 x E5640 4 core 2.66 GHz 80W<br />192GB memory<br />Offline servers<br /><ul><li>Allow simple and quick use of spare hardware
  39. 39. Allows hardware flexibility to respond quickly to compute needs
  40. 40. Allow sharing of production-test-dev environments for multiple application types
  41. 41. Allows workloads to “follow the calendar” or temporary migration to faster systems
  42. 42. Allow workloads to “follow the performance” or workload lifecycle migration</li></li></ul><li>Service Profiles enable dynamic workloadsService Profile = Identity + Configuration<br />VMware ESX Server 1<br />Server Name:vmhost-01<br />UUID: 56 4dcd3f 59 5b 61…<br />MAC: 08:00:69:02:01:FC<br />WWN: 5080020000075740<br />Boot Order: SAN, LAN<br />Bios firmware:xx.yy.zz<br />Bios settings: VT Technology – ON<br />Existing Server<br />spare or new server<br />Could also be Dev server<br /><ul><li>Allow simple and quick use of spare hardware
  43. 43. Allows hardware flexibility to respond quickly to compute needs
  44. 44. Allow sharing of production-test-dev environments for multiple application types
  45. 45. Allows workloads to “follow the calendar” or temporary migration to faster systems
  46. 46. Allow workloads to “follow the performance” or workload lifecycle migration</li></li></ul><li>VMware ESX Server 1<br />Server Name:esx-finance-01<br />UUID: 56 4dcd3f 59 5b 61…<br />MAC: 08:00:69:02:01:FC<br />WWN: 5080020000075740<br />Boot Order: SAN, LAN<br />Bios firmware:xx.yy.zz<br />Bios settings: VT Technology – ON<br />Server Name: finance-01<br />UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61…<br />MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FC<br />WWN: 5080020000075740<br />Boot Order: SAN, LAN<br />Firmware:xx.yy.zz<br />Server Name: finance-01<br />UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61…<br />MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FC<br />WWN: 5080020000075740<br />Boot Order: SAN, LAN<br />Firmware:xx.yy.zz<br />Service Profiles allow moves between UCS’sService Profile = Identity + Configuration<br />New Unified Computing System<br />Existing Unified Computing System<br /><ul><li>Disassociate server profiles from servers in existing Unified Computing System
  47. 47. Migrate server profiles to new Unified Computing System
  48. 48. Associate server profiles to hardware in new Unified Computing System</li></li></ul><li>System Evolution<br />Storage Array<br />Disk Drive<br />
  49. 49. System Evolution<br />Unified Computing System<br />Server<br />
  50. 50. Thank You<br />www.cisco.com/go/ucs<br />www.cisco.com/go/datacenterwww.cisco.com/go/virtualization<br />

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