Every IT department, every company, has two fundamental challenges. They want to lower their operating costs and they want to use IT to increase revenue. And of course we’ve seen this data point before but the challenge that almost everybody has is a little bit less than two-thirds—or in some cases, more than two-thirds—of companies’ spend on IT is spent on maintaining existing systems with only a third of the budget being available to put new applications in place to help the business increase revenue, get closer to their customers, etc. And our strategy helps our customers directly address both of these challenges.The reason is the much of IT was created a traditional model where the applications owned the infrastructure. We created dedicated stacks of application, compute, network and storage. The result was low utilization of hardware resources and complex operations. Additionally, because each project tended to be fairly unique, these deployments were more error prone than necessary because the teams had less familiarity and the configurations weren’t tested as thoroughly as they would if everything was the standardized.With the traditional IT process, each new solution was a unique project that had to be procured, configured, tested and deployed. This caused the new project deployment cycles to be measured in months or weeks if you were really doing great. This makes it hard to drive the agility you need and the investment you need to increase revenue with IT.
Cloud computing is a fundamental shift in IT that allows organizations to drive operational costs to the lowest possible level. This is a trend that is not only transforming data centers and IT, but it is transforming the IT industry. It is a dramatic shift from traditional client-server architectures and that shift requires new technologies and new architecture. As you look across the IT industry you can see many of the leaders in client server computing are having difficulties maintaining leadership and growth in the new world of Cloud Computing. At EMC, we believe cloud computing will define the next leaders in IT and the IT Industry and we are committed to build a leading cloud portfolio to help you lead IT transformation in your organization.
“While cost is important, customers are willing to invest in private cloud computing in order to achieve agility.”“At Gartner’s Data Center Conference in December 2010, 170 attendees responded to a poll asking, ‘What is your main driver in moving to private clouds?’” A little more than half said that agility was their #1 reason for moving to private clouds, while almost a quarter said it was because of cost. (Source: “The Drivers and Challenges of Private Cloud Computing.” March 2011, Gartner.) NOTE:Source is Gartner press release: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1526414Other: Defend IT 2%, Enable Hybrid 6%, Quality 2%, Don’t Know 5%
So let’s talk a little bit about what we mean by helping customers move to the cloud. There are three very important steps. The first is that customers want to standardize. Historically, they’ve built their applications with one set of everything for each application and IT has become complex and very hard to automate. So standardizing up on fewer components—Intel processors, a complete storage infrastructure—helps them with step number one.The second step is then to virtualize that environment so you create an abstraction layer between the applications and the standardized hardware. This step is incredibly important from a hardware and software utilization standpoint. It allows much greater levels of consolidation and utilization in all your hardware infrastructure, driving savings that can be invested in automation and increasing agility.And then finally we help people automate. And these are the three steps to the cloud that help people transform their IT infrastructure. Increasingly, IT will be based on policies that are set at the application and information level and automatically enforced by an infrastructure that knows it’s own attributes. Let me give you an example… Suppose you have an application with very sensitive customer information and that information is regulated by the government. It must be stored within a specific list of countries, it must be encrypted at rest, and it must be processed and stored on machines where all administrators have a specific security clearance. When the infrastructure knows it’s attributes – location, administrative security zone, storage encryption settings, you can automatically balance workloads or proactively avoid outages and still comply with policies because the application policy is set, the infrastructure attributes are known. That’s the kind of automation that will allow IT to truly invest in driving revenue and differentiating the business, while still operating the business at the lowest cost possible.
x86 is dominate in volumex86 crushes all risc/mainframe architectures in price perfServer virtualization allows pool massive logical server resources to scale up.No end in sight to the continued innovationAll clouds built on x86Flash has provided a way to avoid IO bottlenecks that can occur from massive consolidation and improvement in Compute performanceBELOW ARE NOTES ONLY, NOT FOR MONITOR:We see that the cloud is creating a confluence of three powerful underlying technologies - we believe these will bring long-term, fundamental change in IT:x86:Emergence of standardized x86 means commoditization of performance compute elements. As a result, x86 is dominating, 99% of all servers, and now over 60% of all server revenue. We’ve seen extraordinary growth in x86 performance leading up to 2011, from single-thread to multi-core. There’s been a 2000% performance increase since 2005—literally, we’ve gone super Moore’s Law in delivering performance.Virtualization:In 2009 we saw an important trend as virtual servers are now being delivered more than physical servers (i.e. the world has moved to virtualized servers) as the standard way to deliver compute capabilities.Flash:We’ve also seen that there’s been an emerging gap between what’s possible and the compute --as we’ve gone from microsecond to nanosecond compute cycles. We’ve continued to see aerial densities of hard drives allow for higher densities of storage, but a big performance gap in between.And flash technologies have innate solid-state memory capabilities to fill that gap.
And this is where data growth can help to increase revenue and different the business. Big data transform business. It’s happening across every industry and in every geography, organizations that can leverage big data to increase their customers intimacy, improve operations and better understand their market, are leapfrogging competitors and leading the way.
Explosion in types of data<CLICK>Not just types but size: New digital universe study by IDC, Information will grow 50x before 2021BELOW ARE NOTES ONLY, NOT FOR MONITOR:We see that the sources of data are expanding, and it’s not just the types of data, but the size of this data. Data will grow 50X in the next 10 years super Moore’s Law in growth rate of data.
500 Quadrillion Files In the Digital Universe in 2011 from IDC5TB is a large DNA image from our customers7TB is a large Seismic file from our customersBELOW ARE NOTES ONLY, NOT FOR MONITOR: It’s creating massive numbers of files, as well as massive size of files. It may be a 5 terabyte DNA image from one of our customers, or a 7 terabyte seismic file—there are literally 300 quadrillion files in existence today.
Numerous Data source – numerous AppsExplosion of activityUnstructured and Semi-structureNext Slide – Massive Numbers and Massive FilesBELOW ARE NOTES ONLY, NOT FOR MONITOR:These numerous data sources are also creating new applications—an explosion of activity unstructured data, which is then leading to the next-generation set of semi-structured applications. Radically, this is moving past the structured transactional databases to a very broad set of cases for new data applications.
Key trends such as virtualization, cloud computing, the inter-connectedness of people and organizations, and the emergence of “big data” applications offer better cost, agility, and flexibility; however they prevent IT and Security teams from maintaining direct control of IT resources. And they do so at a time when organizations have near-total reliance on digital assets and are operating in an increasingly complex landscape of compliance requirements, cyber-crime, and availability demands. Additionally, many IT and Security teams no longer have direct control of digital assets.The convergence of these trends has made it a business- and board-level priority for IT and security teams to ensure confidence in the security, availability, and governance of their information – regardless of where it resides.Because the landscape is growing increasingly more complex in a time of decreasing control, the need to create a threat-resistant “Trusted Infrastructure” is becoming more important than ever before and is not only difficult to achieve but very difficult to demonstrate.
To transform business with Big Data, there is a new world of big data applications. In many industries there are special purpose applications like video editing, image processing. In all industries we are dealing with growing amounts of semi-structured and unstructured data that require new storage. Storage that can scale out to PB with linear performance and no increase in administrators or operational cost.<CLICK>These new big data apps are a compliment to the traditional enterprise apps that we have been optimizing for years. But, enterprise apps now run in our private clouds and need transactional storage that is tightly integrated with VMware and provides simplicity and efficiency to reduce cost and complexity, but also the scalability and availability needed for running mission critical applications. <CLICK>Of course, you need to protect all this information with backup and archive. One single platform that covers enterprise applications and big data applications. For backup, you need massive speed to handle the consolidation from server virtualization and it needs to be tigthly integrated with VMware to ensure you are as efficient as possible with server resources. Deduplication is the critical buying criteria in all backup environments today and more important than ever as virtual machine densities per physical server continue to grow.<CLICK>We expect all enterprises to end up with hybrid clouds and you need to build an enabling infrastructure now. That enabling infrastructure includes the ability to manage security and compliance, highly automated management drive largely based on policy and the ability to move workloads by integrating data movement with application movement.<CLICK>Transforming your business also depends on next generation big data analytics. The scale of big data and the value of the insights is completely different than past generations of data warehousing. You need a big data stack that covers both structured AND unstructured data and starts to integrate the kinds of real-time information available in places like Twitter, LinkedIn, etc… Handling this volume of information demands new architectures that are massively scalable.<CLICK>Finally, you need to provide end-users with their choice of device, but still maintain control and compliance for interacting with the Enterprise applications and information, wherever they may be running.At EMC, we have built this portfolio…<CLICK>
A survey conducted by Barclays in late 2012 revealed that CIOs overwhelmingly identified their top spending priorities in three key areas: big data, cloud, and security. The courseware offered by EMC Academic Alliance directly addresses these important issues, providing students with practical knowledge to help address IT managers most critical challenges.
IT/storage managers and storage professionals identified the listed activities and constraints as their key challenges. These challenges are common to both large enterprises as well as SME(Small and Medium Enterprises) sectors of the industry. Managing storage growth continues to be the foremost challenge. Since last year, storage consolidation has become the second most important challenge with an additional eight percent of organizations assigning it higher priority. Being able to make big picture/informed decisions continues to be an important challenge. In fact, this is becoming even more critical due to rapid IT transformation and the need to have trusted, highly competent advisors, architects, and designers to guide the direction of the IT organizations. Lack of skilled professionals for storagetechnologies and cloud computing is also becoming a major challenge. In addition, about seven percent of participants identified that infrastructure for Big Data analytics is becoming an important technology to address.Thisrepresents an untapped opportunity for students and universities to help businesses take control of managing the data. The full report is available in the EMC white paper “Managing Information Storage: Trends, Challenges and Options 2012-2013 available at http://education.EMC.com/AcademicAlliance
Analysts and the media confirm that requirement through studies that show widespread requirements for individuals with education and certificatino in cloud computing and analytics:-IDC: 1.7 million cloud computing jobs remained unfulfilled in 2012 due to lack of training/certification-McKinsey: by 2018 US faces shortage of 140,000 – 190,000 with analytics expertise, and 1.5 million managers and analysts conversant on big data analysis-New America Media: 800,000 more US jobs in computer technology required by 2018 according to AT&T Labs
1,000+ Institutions in 60+ countriesEMC began providing information storage and management education to the academic community in 2006. Our goal was simple – as an industry leader we wanted to help prepare future IT professionals to fill the storage knowledge gap. As the IT landscape has evolved, so has the scope and nature of the knowledge gap, and so have our offerings. We are proud to introduce new ‘open’ courses to Academic Alliances to prepare students for successful careers in the new IT landscape.
ISM – Principles and Concepts of information storage technologyProvides required technology foundation for making informed decisions in an increasingly complex IT environmentCIS - Principles and Concepts of Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure TechnologiesProvides required technology foundation for Cloud Infrastructure and Services Enables IT professionals to make Informed decision on migration to CloudDSBDA - Principles and Concepts of Data Science and Big Data AnalyticsProvides required technology foundation for big data and the practice of analyticsEnables IT professionals to participate effectively in big data and other analytics projectsBRSA - Principles and Concepts of technologies used in Backup and Recovery environmentsProvides required technology foundation for Backup and Recovery infrastructure Enables IT professionals to make Informed decision on backup and recovery planning and implementation