System Center 2012: Bringing the Microsoft Private Cloud Down to Earth


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  • Poll – who is interested in what (raise your hand, not restricted to just one of these)
  • Cameron’s slide
  • The Microsoft Vision ”IT-as-a-Service from Virtualized Datacenter to the Cloud” (including desktop virtualization)Only Microsoft can offer IT-as-a –Service, which encompasses the entire spectrum of cloud offerings (private, hoster and public) to turn infrastructure, platform and software into services, all supported by a common development, identity, security and management platform. Microsoft is the only provider offering a commercial SaaS offering (Office 365), a public cloud computing platform (Windows Azure Platform) and a private cloud solution that works with both of them. Office 365 features the applications customers are familiar with like Exchange email and SharePoint collaboration, delivered through Microsoft‘s cloud. Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform, which enables customers to build their own applications and IT operations in a secure, scalable way in the cloud. These cloud services require no large up-front expense, no long term commitment, and enable customers to pay only for the resources they use. Customers can choose to build their own private cloud, use a public cloud service or a combination of the two – all of which are available directly by Microsoft or through partners. The Microsoft Approach is to build a private cloud solution that isAll about the App: Application centric cloud platform that helps customers focus on business value. Cross-platform from the Metal Up: Cross-platform support for multi-hypervisor environments, operating systems, and application frameworks. Best-In-Class Performance: Best-In-Class performance for Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. Cloud On Your Terms: Ability to consume cloud on your terms, providing customers the choice and flexibility of a hybrid cloud model through common management, virtualization, identity and developer tools.
  • Objective:Microsoft has been in the systems management space for several years and System Center has evolved and the capabilities and products have grown into the new System Center 2012 collection. With the collection of products and features in System Center 2012, it is built for the future and ready right now.
  • (CSF – Get the TAD sub-section on this and embed it?)
  • Resource: Resource:
  • Goal of the SlideInfrastructure Management: Deploying and operating all the underlying infrastructure on which your business applications and services run.
  • Cameron & David
  • Cloud Drivers (1 of 3)Cloud computing is the most important paradigm shift in IT since the arrival of the Internet. Businesses around the world are already beginning to make the transition to this new model of computing. Based on our internal research and what we’ve learned from industry analysts, we believe there are three reasons why this trend is so overwhelming: agility, focus and economics.AGILITYThe first is agility, which has several facets. Cloud computing speeds up your ability to capitalize on new opportunities and to respond to changes in business demand. You can deploy applications much faster and more efficiently, and you can deliver solutions to your end users so they can work from nearly anywhere, at any time, across devices – in ways that are both secure and manageable. Also, with cloud computing, all of the IT infrastructure you need to operate quickly and efficiently is available at the “flip of a switch.” So, the next time the marketing department launches a campaign and doesn't tell anybody, your Website is much less likely to go down. The environment can quickly scale up and down to meet spikes in demand – on terms you control.FOCUS: The second factor driving adoption of cloud computing is "focus.” By this we mean your ability to focus on improving the success of your business through better IT. Put another way, you can focus more on innovation and less on infrastructure. Today, the typical IT department spends most of its time and money on maintenance and operations. Cloud computing cuts those costs down dramatically. Your infrastructure is abstracted and your resources are pooled, so IT runs more like a utility than a collection of complicated (and often fragile) software and hardware systems. When you can pay more attention to ideas than IT complexity, you add a new kind of value to the business. The third factor driving adoption of cloud computing is economics. This means lowering the cost of delivering IT and increasing the utilization and efficiency of your datacenter and your IT spend. Cloud pools together resources – hardware, facilities, operations and power – so you can buy broader sets of them on YOUR schedule – at a lower overall cost. As you get more and more servers in your cloud, you gain various economies of scale for both public and private clouds. We’ll talk more about different cloud environments, but keep in mind that the cost for public cloud computing is less than private cloud for all points relative to economy of scale. That's because of additional utilization that you can get on public cloud. You can get utilization across multiple sectors and multiple time zones, so you can drive your utilization up, which fundamentally drives your costs down.So, agility, focus, and economics are the key factors that motivating companies to make the move to cloud computingObstacles are…….. “As exciting as the benefits of cloud computing are, there are also some real – and some perceived – barriers to adoption. Research from almost every analyst firm shows similar results: the top three cloud adoption obstacles are security, compliance, and compatibility. Security and privacy are the highest concerns among all organizations – and that’s consistent worldwide. Before companies or governments can trust their most critical data and relationships to this new model, they need to be convinced that it meets or exceeds the standards they’ve demanded from their existing IT environments. We also hear more and more about regulatory issues. As people think about adopting cloud technologies – especially in certain geographies and in certain industries – regulatory and compliance concerns are becoming more and more prominent. And then, of course, there's compatibility, which is all about integrating these new cloud technologies with the heterogeneous datacenters and legacy applications that customers have so much invested in already.At Microsoft, we deeply understand these very real customer concerns. Our product teams have been working for years developing cloud computing technologies for real-world use, and our partners around the world are on the cutting edge of implementing cloud solutions today, in ways that help customers navigate these obstacles. Let’s dig into Microsoft’s strategy to cloud computing for businesses.
  • A question we sometimes hear is, “What distinguishes cloud computing from a ‘highly virtualized’ environment?” Here are the key differentiators – the powerful attributes that make cloud computing unique:• Pooled ResourcesIn a private cloud, your core resources – compute, storage, and network – are transformed into a pool. This enables dynamic provisioning of applications and services. • Self-ServiceOnce resources are pooled, you can deliver applications and resources as services. Your customers can request, configure, and manage IT services as they like through an interactive portal that allows for automated provisioning.• ElasticBecause resources are pooled, they can quickly be expanded or contracted through automation or workflow. This means your environment and resources can scale up or down almost instantly to meet business requirements.• Usage BasedWith resources as services, usage can be metered so that you and your customers pay for only for the resources that actually get consumed. Private Cloud adds additional control and customization. Put simply: Private Cloud is cloud computing, dedicated to you.
  • Private cloud builds on virtualization, with Hyper-V built into our server OS, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1Leveraging System Center management tools, create the resource poolThis changes IT perspective from number of VMs to the overall computing resource capacityFinally, the focus shifts to the application, and how the applications are what drive the business and they should drive the underlying resource usage, not the other way around.
  • Dynamic: With shared pool of resources, meet demand as it occursElastic: Be able to scale out, and in across the entire capacitySelf-Service: Push the interface for provisioning and consuming applications out to the end-userThese benefits all accrue to the application level – the apps are in control.
  • Cameron & David
  • Cameron & David
  • Cameron & David
  • System Center 2012: Bringing the Microsoft Private Cloud Down to Earth

    1. 1. System Center 2012:Bringing the Microsoft Private Cloud down to Earth Cameron Fuller Principal Consultant & Corporate Practice Lead: System Center
    2. 2. Agenda Highlights The Landscape The Cloud MythBusting What’s new in 2012? What is it? Wrap up, Demo & Next Steps
    3. 3. The System Center 2012 Landscape Endpoint Protection: Operations Configuration Anti-virus Manager: Manager: /malware Proactive ManagingOrchestrator: Automation Service Monitoring App Manager: Controller: Data Virtual Service Desk Machine App Protection CMDB Provisioning Manager: Manager: Virtual Backup Management
    4. 4. Wait, what about theMicrosoft Overview cloud?
    5. 5. Why should we care about cloud?• #1: Most likely your boss cares about private cloud:
    6. 6. new Manage Private and Public Cloud new applications and services with a common solutionWhat is the relationship between System Center 2012and the cloud: System Center 2012 IS the PrivateCloud & More
    7. 7. Busting Cloud Myths: The top 2...
    8. 8. Myth 1: The Cloud – It’s just afad
    9. 9. The Cloud – It’s just a fad/fad/ An intense and widely If this myth were to be true then we should see a downward trend in theshared enthusiasm for market...something, esp. one that isshort-lived; a craze. Analyst firm Gartner predicts worldwide revenues for cloud services are expected to reach $148.8 billion by 2015. Forrester Research predicted that the global cloud computing market will grow from an estimated $40.7 billion in 2011 to $241 billion in 2020. Cloud services are projected to grow at five-times the rate of current enterprise IT spending.
    10. 10. Myth 2:System Center is notself-sufficient for thePrivate Cloud
    11. 11. System Center is not self-sufficient for the Private CloudSystem Center If this myth were to be true then we should not be able to provide the following…encompasses thecomponents  Elasticityneeded to provide  Self-Serviceall aspects of the  Shared Resources  Usage Basedprivate cloud. These concepts align across the following areas…  Application Management  Service Delivery Management  Infrastructure Management
    12. 12. Private ServiceCloud Application Delivery InfrastructureManagemen Managemen Managemen Management t t t Virtual Machine  Physical, virtual, a  Workflow  Configuring Manager nd cloud  Task automation  Deploying Configuration  Consistent user  Process  Monitoring Manager experience orchestration  Operating Operations  Self-servicing  Change  Beyond  Heterogeneous Manager management environment virtualization Data Protection  Data security  Deep application Manager insights Service Manager Orchestrator Application Controller
    14. 14. System Center | Enabling the Cloud Scenarios Enabling System Center TechnologiesInfrastructure (Fabric) Provider AppCtrl OM Orch SM VMM Bare metal deploy X Integration with Network & Storage X X Host patching X Host optimization / power optimization X Monitoring of Fabric X X Capacity reporting X XService Provider Service Templates (offerings) X Service and VM Catalog X X X Lifecycle (create, upgrade, retire) X X X X Application and SLA Monitoring X SLA and Capacity Reporting X XService Consumer Request quote or capacity (Cloud) X X X Request/Deploy VM X X X X X Request/Deploy Service X X X X X Quota enforcement X X Request Approvals X X
    15. 15. System Center 2012: What’s New?
    16. 16. So What really IS a Private Cloud?
    17. 17. Evolution of Computing Private Public
    18. 18. Cloud | Drivers
    19. 19. Cloud | Attributes
    20. 20. What is a Private Cloud? Your focus now shifts to theA Private Cloud presents the OS applications, where you rely onand virtualization resources as a the pool of resources to supply the pool of shared resource right capacity and capabilities Operating System Virtualization Management The resource pool is createdthrough management, based on business rules and executed through automation. You no longer think about numbers of VMs, server ratios, memory or storage but instead on how much compute resources you have access to
    21. 21. Benefits of a Private Cloud Beyond VirtualizationThe Applications use as much or as little of the resource pool as needed The Applications can be Dynamic provisioned by end-users based on business requirements Self-service Operating System Virtualization The Applications can be turned Management on, off, moved & scaled Elasticity The ability to scale is now based on the application’s needs, not limited by the underlying resources; Server, VM, or even the datacenter
    22. 22. Wrap-Up, Demo and Next Steps
    23. 23. Demo
    24. 24. Our People• Product champions: Program created to provide go to subject-matter-experts for all components of System Center and the cloud.• Global Authors: Cameron Fuller, our Systems Center Practice Lead, co-authored on the last 3 versions of SCOM Unleashed book and contributed to the SCCM Unleashed book. Recent articles written for Windows IT Pro include: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards, 10 System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting Tips, Operations Manager Dashboards• MVP’s: Catapult has multiple MVP’s in Cloud and Datacenter Management.• MTC: Members of the Infrastructure team have access to the Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC), and may act on behalf of Microsoft in educational sessions for customers.• Speaking Engagements: Our team speaks regularly at MMS and TechEd on multiple components of Systems Center including Operations Manager and Configuration Manager.• Training: Our Systems Center team was involved in “Ranger Training”, the earliest form of training available to an elite group of partners selected in the U.S.
    25. 25. Catapult Systems Center Practice• Systems Center Universe 2012 is Catapult’s brainchild. Attendees spanned the globe and included 2500+ unique connections spanning 15 different user group communities.• Production System Center 2012 deployments: Performed over 10 production and proof of concept System Center 2012 deployments (before RTM release) for clients in the Retail, Medical, Education, Software Development, Energy, Transportation, Construction and shipping industries - more than any other partner in the U.S.• In less than 12 months in beta program, we’ve deployed over 100,000 seats of Win 7 using Systems Center.• Most companies can do 1, 2, or 3 components of Systems Center well, but we have all 8 covered with 25 people in our practice. Catapult has the largest, most well trained Systems Center consultancy in the world to date.• The System Center practice works hand-in-hand with the SharePoint and Business Intelligence practices.• We have the ability to architect, implement, and provide post-implementation support with our managed services offering for Systems Center.
    26. 26. Next Steps & Wrap-Up: Engage Private Cloud Immersion Architecture design session Proof of concept Private cloud Fast Track Download solutionsLearn System Center 2012 center/default.aspxFeedbackWe value your feedback. Please submit your feedback form.
    27. 27. Q&A