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Managing your virtual environment

  1. 1. Managing Your Virtual Environment Barb Goldworm President & Chief Analyst www.focusonsystems.com
  2. 2. Panel Members • Moderator – Barb Goldworm, President and Chief Analyst, FOCUS • Jonathan Reeve, Director of Product Management, Hyper9 • Rich Bourdeau, Vice President of Product Marketing and Management, DynamicOps • Alex Bakman, Founder and CTO, Vkernel • Stephen Elliot, Vice President of Strategy, CA
  3. 3. Virtualization Implementation Pain Points Backup challenges Storage challenges Difficulty troubleshooting performance… Difficulty predicting storage requirements/growth Networking challenges Difficulty tracking and managing virtual machines Performance degradation Difficulty managing security Trouble moving from a test environment to a… Advanced management requires networked storage None Other 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%  2009 FOCUS - www.focusonsystems.com Percentage of responses
  4. 4. Barriers to Virtualizing Business Critical Apps Application/vendor doesn’t support… Performance concerns - DB, I/O, etc Lack of budget These apps are harder to virtualize Concerns about meeting SLAs Lack of skilled people Storage issues Other (please specify) Security concerns Compliance/auditing concerns Available management products aren't… Don't have the necessary management tools Networking issues Not applicable 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Source: FOCUS Research Series – Managing the Virtual Environment © 2010 FOCUS - www.focusonsystems.com 4
  5. 5. Virtualization Management Virtual switches Virtual server to hypervisor sprawl • Fast Growing Ecosystem level concerns – Hypervisor Vendors Resource – Virtualization Mgmt Startups optimization – Traditional Mgmt Players – Systems/storage vendors Backup • Hypervisor specific vs. and storage hypervisor agnostic pain SLAs • Innovations from startups • Many mergers and acquisitions Troubleshooting
  6. 6. Challenges • Management tools and processes needed to ensure successful growth to next phase of virtualization • Management of both physical and virtual infrastructure for complete view from application through OS and virtual layers to associated hardware resources • Rapidly changing landscape with many choices – ESM toolsets, Hypervisor vendor tools, virtualization management startups, RYO – Best of breed, integrated suites, frameworks • How do you deliver best service at least cost
  7. 7. Panel Members • Moderator – Barb Goldworm, President and Chief Analyst, FOCUS • Jonathan Reeve, Director of Product Management, Hyper9 • Rich Bourdeau, Vice President of Product Marketing and Management, DynamicOps • Alex Bakman, Founder and CTO, Vkernel • Stephen Elliot, Vice President of Strategy, CA
  8. 8. Questions? Contact Barb Goldworm, President, FOCUS Interop Virtualization Track Chair Barbgoldworm@focusonsystems.com www.focusonsystems.com
  9. 9. Give Us A Piece Of Your Mind! Please fill out an Interop evaluation form: interop.com/evaluations Your feedback helps us continue to offer the most comprehensive education programs! Each day, one respondent will be selected to receive a free conference pass to Interop New York 2010 or Interop Las Vegas 2011. Thank You!

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