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  • In addition to the existing ViaWest Virtual Services and Server options to build a dedicated private cloud, the KINECTed Cloud brings unmanaged services across a broad set of offerings. Innovator: the Innovator platform is the Xen-based hypervisor. This platform is the low cost but powerful option for the company with the time to support the open source framework. This platform provides the capability to rapidly scale-up resources as needed and can provide a two tier infrastructure of public facing and internal virtual machines. The Innovator Portal provides an intuitive and easy way to create, start, suspend and terminate virtual machines.Business: the Business platform is a VMWareVcloud Powered cloud designed for an SMB that wants a more of an a-la-carte selection of services. With this platform, certain items are not included within the base monthly rate but rather are optionally incremental to the base MRR. Such items include the number of Virtual Data Centers (VDC’s) and number of portal users.Enterprise: the Enterprise platform is a VMWareVcloud Powered cloud designed for the SMB or Enterprise customer that finds it more cost effective to include optional features such as a large number of VDC’s, multiple Organizations (think of it as multiple clouds) for a larger up front monthly rate for a return on increased resource savings.
  • Cloud fest 2012_jc02

    1. 1. Executing A SuccessfulHybrid Cloud StrategyCloud FestFeb 2012Jason CarolanVP - Product Development@jtcarolan
    2. 2. Agenda Introduction • Me, ViaWest Cloud Today • Definitions • Concerns Successful Use of Hybrid • Value Proposition • Key Use Cases and Focus Areas • Steps to Achieve Success Beyond Today… Q&A2
    3. 3. Introduction
    4. 4. About ViaWest Founded in 1999 Colocation, managed services & cloud provider One of the largest privately held data center and managed services providers in North America • 22 data centers • Across five states – • Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Nevada & Texas Strong network background and connectivity expertise4
    5. 5. Foundations for Cloud Building World-Class Data Center(s) • Excellent Power / Cooling / Capacity / Redundancy • Professionally Designed and Managed Diverse Network Capabilities • High Availability and Capacity • Connectivity Options – Local / WAN / Site to Site / VPNs / Security / <..> Sales and Services • Consultative sales engineers help build the “right” solution • Managed services that can help scale • Support center that can help – regardless of platform5
    6. 6. KINECTed™ Community Cloud Offerings Innovator Business Enterprise Open, Scalable, Flexible A-la-carte Services Enterprise Scalability  VMWare vCloud Powered™ hypervisor technology with Xen-based Hypervisor vCloud Director, vSphere Base Reserved resource Cloud Access Port option to existing local colocation orallocation with On Demand complex hosting infrastructureburst scalabilityWindows, Red Hat or  Services priced to reduce  Support for multipleCentOS Operating System costs and provide options virtual data centers / for medium business with organizations One-click infrastructure medium cloud resourceTemplates needs  Bundled pricing for Low Cost larger cloud resource needs to reduces costs Hybrid & Private Cloud Infrastructure 6
    7. 7. Clouds
    8. 8. Radical Changes in IT Consumption Software As A Service / Shift to Cloud… Incumbent software companies like Oracle and Microsoft are increasingly threatened with irrelevance by new software offerings like and Android… (Marc Andreesson – WSJ Anytime/Anywhere… By 2015 – More than 50% of all web purchases will be made on mobile devices, influenced by social media Data Hockey Stick In 2011, more data will be generated by individuals than in the entire history of mankind through 2010. (Andreas Weigend – former chief scientist – amazon)8
    9. 9. Cloud Computing • What is it? After-all, what’s a “Cloud” anyway? ﹣ NIST (the National Institute of Standards of Technology) defines Cloud Computing to have the following characteristics: • On Demand Self Service • Broad Network Access Agility • Resource Pooling • Measured Service Flexibility Understood • Rapid Elasticity Time to Market Cost Structure • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) Competitive Efficiency ﹣ Provides compute & storage services Advantage Elasticity Cost to Serve – Hypervisor Dial-tone • PaaS (Platform as a Service) ﹣ Developer Infrastructures, APIs ﹣ -- A little bit of everything • SaaS (Software as a Service) ﹣ End user services via the network9
    10. 10. Why Cloud? Price Low Entry Costs / Shared Risk ﹣ I consume what I need, use more when I need it Time ﹣ Lower upfront costs Metered Costs provide Transparency Resources ﹣ CFOs love this Network Delivery ﹣ Generally Internet-based ﹣ Enables multiple devices, access technologies, anytime, anywhere Flexible and Elastic ﹣ Grow as I need, massive compute / storage for variable terms ﹣ Cost effective Disaster Recovery Ease of Control / Time to Market ﹣ Quick to enable Cloud services ﹣ No more phone calls , waiting Leverage Expertise ﹣ How many security experts, database experts, etc does an Org have? ﹣ Hardened operational services – providers have excellent infrastructure / facilities! ﹣ Managed services moving to the cloud10
    11. 11. The Many Definitions of Cloud Public Hosted Private (High Elasticity) (Off-Premises) •Shared / Retail Cloud / Shared Pool •Volume – one size fits all •Managed by Provider •High Latency between data centers •Dedicated Pools (Network thru •Can be unpredictable Hybrid Storage) •Lots of choices / very custom •Un-managed •Compliance Concerns • “More than one cloud” •Cost competitive • Mix models: Shared • On-Premise to Off • Public & Private Pay as you Go • Several Public / Community Dedicated Reserved • Challenges • Single Pane of Glass Private Community • Monitoring • Data Physics (On-Premises) (Elastic / Choice) • Multi-vendors / SLAs •Contract-based / Shared Pool •Customer Managed Data Center •Semi-custom capabilities/ best of breed •Dedicated Pools (Network thru Public •Lower Latency / High BW– Adjacency Storage) On-Premises •Mixture of managed and un-managed •Lots of choices / very custom services Private Hybrid •Compliance Concerns •Clouds can be complex to manage Colocation Off-Premises Managed Services11
    12. 12. Avoiding Cloud Nightmares Barriers to Adoption • Application Dependencies • Skill Sets / Non-Technical Barriers • Loss of Transparency • Security & Compliance Requirements • Service Level Confusion • Data Physics – Latency12
    13. 13. Hybrid Thinking
    14. 14. It’s Always Been Hybrid,_march_1977.png14
    15. 15. The Value of Hybrid Hybrid? - Hybrid cloud is a composition of two or more clouds (private, community, etc.) Opportunities • Mix Traditional Managed and Un-managed services • Use Local Network Connections instead of WAN/Internet • Keep data in its cage Public • Burst to additional resources quickly On-Premises Private Hybrid • Cost Effective & Elastic Colocation Off-Premises Managed Services15
    16. 16. Key KINECTed Cloud use cases Temporary Cloud Services… • Bursting workloads during peak times • Transitional environment for migration to Colo • Development Scale-up & Scalability testingSecure Connected Cloud Services…• High bandwidth between Colo / Cloud• Rapid VM migration, centralize data stores• Solution for “big data” processing Hybrid and Disaster Recovery Services… • Dev -> Staging -> Production Migration • Support active / active services • Provide Cloud DR Services • API-driven Services16
    17. 17. Using Hybrid for Development & Production17
    18. 18. Hybrid Cloud Strategy Considerations Overall Costs • Data and Internet Costs • Larger VMs – Cost More • Other Operational Costs • On-Demand vs Stable Workloads Time to Market considerations • Developer Efficiency and Needs • Overall lifecycle management – “time to live” • Application Fit / Architecture Operational Expertise • Security & Compliance Needs • Overall Complexity of Environment18
    19. 19. Build an Application Profile…Does it Fit? Application Public / Comm. Private Private On- Cloud Hosted Cloud Premises Cloud Development Y Y Y Test M M M Commercial- M M M Standalone ERP E E E Trading N M N Java Y Y Y Web Apps Y Y Y Big Data (MapR) E E E DB-Standalone Y Y Y DB-Replicated M M M DB-Clustered E E E NoSQL/unstruct M M M19 Key: Y=Yes, M=Y w/ Caveats, E=Emerging, N=No/unknown
    20. 20. Build a Hybrid Tool Kit Public and “connected” Community Cloud Services • Managed Security and Data base offerings, Compliance Lifecycle Management / Automation • Manage the model not the instance • Chef/Puppet/Rightscale/etc. <DevOps> VM-based migration technologies – • e.g. vCloud Connector • Size matters, Pipe matters Global Service Load Balancing / Replication • Design for active/active & distributed up front Reporting / Pro-active Compliance tools • Look at centralized logging, monitoring services20
    21. 21. Learn about Management and Transparency Cloud Infrastructure can be Opaque From Managed to Predictive • Enterprise tools don’t work – not today Monitoring – services vs lower layers • Infrastructure, especially hardware is easy to monitor • Services (applications) require knowledge of apps (back to DevOps) • Often if done at the right level, dependencies can be minimized Correlation, Automation, Orchestration • These technologies are just as relevant in cloud • Necessary to deal with scale and decrease time to market21
    22. 22. Prioritize Data and Storage Needs Cloud and Storage use in lock step • Challenges around ownership • Method of transfer is fragmented and precipitous • Increasingly unstructured Cloud data ownership still blurry • Data you provide • Data you create • Data the platform creates (meta-data) Solutions? • Multi-platform Data Services? • In – tenant security services? • Encryption? • Defense in depth? • Identity management?22
    23. 23. Compliance Private Sector • Baselines – ﹣ PCI / SSAE 16 (was SAS 70) - US, ISO 27000 – Internationally (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements) • HITECH / HIPAA Achieving and Demonstrating Compliance Firewalls Public Sector Anti-virus and other anti-malware technologies Network intrusion detection and prevention • FERPA (Edu) File integrity checking Log management Vulnerability management • FISMA / FedCloud Web application firewalls Physical Controls & Records ﹣ New Baseline?23
    24. 24. Cloud Priorities -2012 and Beyond Data & Identity • Data Growth will drive consumption and workloads • Network enablement and hybrid use cases are driving closer coupling of identity data and application data Vertical apps will still be more costly than horizontally scaled apps • Memory is what you pay for • Horizontal apps / application resilience still work best in cloud Transparency and Compliance • Look for providers that have strong offerings, reporting, and pro-active features for compliance, security, reporting Security is still a factor • Look for more isolation, requirements around strong auth • Stronger links between application provisioning and security profile Complexity • The operational side of cloud building is challenging • Smaller orgs may benefit more from virtualization -> provider clouds24
    25. 25. Thanks! • Cloud can help solve for cost, efficiency, and time to market ﹣ Consider Hybrid, Dedicated, and Community • Focus on technologies to help scale, automate, & increase visibility within Cloud / non-Cloud • Have you created a cloud strategy? • Look for a provider that can help! ﹣ Cloud, Managed Services, Data Center Co-location ﹣ Compliance25
    26. 26. Q&A