Six Steps To Private Cloud Adoption


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A Happiest Minds point of view, Recommendations and Insights on the need for businesses to adopt cloud, the choice of private cloud, and the 6 steps to successfully implement a private cloud.

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Six Steps To Private Cloud Adoption

  1. 1. Six Steps to Private Cloud Adoption Point of View, Recommendations and Insights
  2. 2. Agenda • Business Overview • Why private cloud? • Six Steps to Private Cloud 1. Virtualization 2. Portfolio Analysis 3. SOA revisited 4. Technology Planning 5. Capacity Planning 6. Monetization • Summary and Key Takeaways © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  3. 3. Cloud Adoption - Business Overview • Cloud Adoption – beyond the tipping point • Organizations across the world, across industries are adopting cloud • Rapid adoption due to obvious business benefits WHAT ARE THE KEY BUSINESS DRIVERS? Cost • Cost Optimization: Driven by Optimization increased resource utilization, lower maintenance & upgrade costs • Agility: Made possible by elasticity Agility Cash Flow • Cash Flow: Capex to Opex conversion © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  4. 4. Why Private Cloud? 1. Existing Investments: Large enterprises with significant investments in their own data centers, applications and infrastructure. 2. Security: Certain industry sectors e.g. BFSI would not want to move to public cloud for security reasons. 3. Mission Criticality: Applications that are mission critical need to continue on- premise. TYPICAL 4. Virtualization++: Several CLOUD SCENARIO organizations have already invested in virtualization and IaaS initiatives. Moving “up” the stack is logical. © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  5. 5. Six Steps to Private Cloud 3 4 Technology SOA Revisited Planning 2 5 Portfolio Capacity Analysis Planning 1 6 Six Steps Virtualization to Private Monetization Cloud © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  6. 6. 1. Virtualization VIRTUALIZATION “The conversion of physical assets into virtual ones” WHY VIRTUALIZATION ? KEY CONSIDERATIONS • Gross underutilization of assets • Vendor selection • Need for dynamic provisioning • Hypervisor feature sets • Need for resource sharing to • Auxiliary software availability drive cost reduction • Target: near 100% virtualization • Need for usage based pricing © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  7. 7. 2. Portfolio Analysis PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS STRATEGY BASED ON “Prioritization exercise to determine “APPLICATION CATEGORIZATION” strategy to move applications to the cloud” # APPLICATION CATEGORY 1 Lift and Shift KEY CONSIDERATIONS 2 Public Cloud • Scenario 1: Consume SaaS • Which applications in which • Scenario 2: Develop applications on PaaS categories? 3 SaaS Provider • On what basis? • Prioritization (sequencing)? 4 No migration • Selective Migration Scenario 1: Mission critical, “Do not touch” Scenario 2: Low criticality, “Retirement Candidates” © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  8. 8. 3. SOA Revisited Several Concepts of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) can be re-used THEN NOW Web Services Cloud Services Service Oriented Architecture Cloud Oriented Architecture Service Oriented Integration (SOI) SOI – in a cloud context SOA Governance – Registries, Cloud Governance Repositories, Policy Management KEY CONSIDERATIONS • Application decomposition into functionality (services) • 1 – n mapping of applications to cloud services • Service Definition • SLA definition, management • Aim for near zero deviation from on-premise © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  9. 9. 4. Technology Planning Focus on “Enterprise Cloud Architecture” # KEY CONSIDERATIONS 1 Vendor Selection 2 Private Cloud Architecture Roadmap 3 Public Cloud (Consumption) Architecture Roadmap 4 Hybrid Cloud Architecture Roadmap 5 Cloud Integration 6 Management and Monitoring 7 Cloud Security • Separate out private & public cloud • Private: On-premise + cloud enablement platform • Public: Provider security analysis • IDAM • Data protection, encryption, segregation • Logging / Tracking / Audit • Application security standards • Platform security © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  10. 10. 5. Capacity Planning Traditional capacity planning Limitations ! Underutilization DEDICATED RESOURCES, PEAK LOAD PARADIGM ! High upfront costs ! Minimal margin of error KEY CONSIDERATIONS Cloud capacity planning • Applicable mainly to private cloud scenarios • Focus across all cloud layers SHARED RESOURCES, • IaaS: VM capacity AVERAGE LOAD PARADIGM • PaaS: Applications to be supported by the platform • SaaS/BPaaS: User transaction workloads © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  11. 11. 6. Monetization Chargeback Mechanisms Integration Usage Based with Billing Pricing Engines Monetization Pricing Metering Models and Billing Holistic Approaches across Cloud Layers © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  12. 12. Summary & Key Takeaways • Cloud Adoption is now Six Steps to Cloud Adoption beyond the tipping point • Clear trend towards private cloud adoption • Need for systematic approaches for succeeding in cloud initiatives • We recommend a six step methodology for cloud adoption • Every step contains insights, recommendations and best practices • Happiest Minds can help you leverage this methodology for your cloud adoption initiatives © Happiest Minds – Confidential
  13. 13. For further information please contact: business@happiestminds.comWhitepaper Link: Thank You! About Happiest Minds Happiest Minds is a next-generation IT services company helping clients differentiate and win with a unique blend of innovative solutions and services based on the core technology pillars of cloud computing, social computing, mobility and analytics. We combine an unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities in the following industries: Retail, Media, CPG, Manufacturing, Banking and Financial services, Travel and Hospitality and Hi-Tech with pragmatic, forward-thinking advisory capabilities for the world’s top businesses, governments and organizations. Founded in 2011, Happiest Minds is privately held with headquarters in Bangalore, India and offices in the USA and UK.