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Disa CSD Cloud Brief Sept 2009 Hjs

Henry Sienkiewicz, Technical Program Director, Computing Services, DISA on cloud computing

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Disa CSD Cloud Brief Sept 2009 Hjs

  1. 1. Defense Information Systems Agency A Combat Support Agency Cloud Computing: A perspective Mr. Henry J. Sienkiewicz Technical Program Director Computing Services Defense Information Systems Agency September 2009
  2. 2. Our World Today A Combat Support Agency Changes in the underlying platform enable Web 2.0 – blogs, wikis, social networking • Agility/flexibility of technology – implying a power shift • Always on – ubiquitous • Real time information and immediate feedback • Providing – New distribution channels – Early warning through the blogosphere – Radical transparency – Dynamic, ad hoc sharing and collaboration Presenting challenges for the „institution‟ 2
  3. 3. Changes In A Combat Support Agency Consumption Patterns Warfighters On Demand Developers Commodity Service Flexibility Providers Security Customers Changes In Expectations 3
  4. 4. Processing & Storage A Combat Support Agency as a Service Concept Processor Orders to date • Acquire capacity as a service provided • 439 total orders completed, with a $31.5M annualized value by vendor partners • Average delivery timeline of 11 days • Pay much like a homeowner pays for – 14 days for mainframe; 10 for server utilities, e.g., by CPU-hours or – 113 orders took less than 5 days megabytes consumed – 208 orders took between 5 – 14 days Storage Orders to date • 157 Total Orders Completed • $9.6M Annualized Value • Average delivery timeline of 14 Days – 7 Days for Disk – 11 Days for Network Ports – 24 Days for Tape Slot Capacity Speed, Agility, Utility Pricing, Reduced Overhead & Technology Currency 4
  5. 5. Virtualization A Combat Support Agency • Why? Many benefits… – Consolidation – Reduces footprint – Deployment – Eases provisioning of new workloads – Agility – Increases support for changing workload demands and simple failover situations – Protection - Lowers barriers to disaster recovery – Savings – Fewer machines means fewer administrators, less power, floor space, and cooling – Utilization - Enables multiple systems to run on high-performance hardware – Price – Reduces the cost of service delivery and lowers the total cost of ownership • Current utilization is 15% - 20%, climbs to > 60% through virtualization • Server virtualization standard environments – Windows/Linux – VMware – Solaris 10 Containers – HP-UX virtual server environment 5
  6. 6. DISA Computing Environment A Combat Support Agency • 4,000,000+ users • 13 facilities • 445,000 sq ft raised floor • 34 mainframes • 6,100 servers • 3,800 terabytes of storage • 2,800 application / database instances • 215 software vendors Defense Enterprise Computing Centers (DECC) 6
  7. 7. “The Cloud” A Combat Support Agency A style of computing where massively scalable (and elastic) IT-related capabilities are provided “as a service” to external customers using Internet technologies. What’s new? Technical Model: Acquisition Model: Business Model: Access Model: Over Scalable, elastic, Based on purchasing Based on pay for the Internet to ANY dynamic, multi- of services use device tenant, & sharable Source: Gartner Computing As A Service 7
  8. 8. DISA Cloud Services A Combat Support Agency Portfolio Data-as-a-Service Software-as-a-Service Software Development RACE GCDS Platform/Infrastructure-as-a-Service Compute/Store Content Delivery 8
  9. 9. Enabling the A Combat Support Agency Cloud Environment Infrastructure – Standardization – Consolidation – Capacity Services – Virtualization – Content Delivery – Rapid Provisioning  Services – Software (SaaS) – Applications – Communications  Processes – Metrics & benchmarking – ITIL – Service Level Management (SLM) – Security (Certification & Accreditation (C&A)) It‟s A Journey 9
  10. 10. RACE Drivers…Why Do It A Combat Support Agency • Support faster application development/deployment – Reduce hardware provisioning from months to hours – Provide standard platforms to encourage standardization – Developing under security guidelines reduces implementation delays to retrofit security • Reduce development and operating cost – Self-service model reduces costs – Standardization reduces support costs – Centralizing resources in the cloud • Improve overall security posture – No servers under desks – Secure facilities – Uniform application of security guidelines 10
  11. 11. RACE – The Solution A Combat Support Agency Increased Speed Increased Scalability 24 hour provisioning Increase capacity ~ 24 hours Online self service “Turn On / Turn Off” monthly Credit card acquisition Capacity on demand Reduced Risk Reduced Cost No capital $ needed Pay only for what you need DECC Infrastructure Month-to-month service Develop under DoD IA No annual maintenance fees standards Computing As A Service 11
  12. 12. RACE Offerings A Combat Support Agency Today Development/Test 24-hour automated provisioning 1 October 2009 Customer root access Production Ability to promote from User self-service Dev to Test provisioning within the FY10 Initiatives Standard CSD Operating PRODUCTION SIPRNet deployment Environments environment Complete integrate Minimized and Ability to promote from accreditation automation streamlined test to production processes accreditation Streamlined/Automated Continue to refine RACE Increase capacity ~ 24 accreditation Portal hours Pre-established inherited Interface with Forge.Mil Month-to-month service IA controls Projects Reduced cost Complete integration with DISA standardized configuration management system (BladeLogic) On-going Development Driven By The User Community 12
  13. 13. RACE – How A Combat Support Agency It Works Source: Gartner User Self-Service 13
  14. 14. GIG Content Delivery A Combat Support AgencyService (GCDS) • The Global Information Grid (GIG) Content Management System (GCDS): – DoD designated content delivery service – Managed by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA's) Computing Services Directorate (CSD). – GCDS is a global platform • Uses Akamai™ technology, that provides intelligent routing and caching of web-based content. • Interfaces with web-based applications and portals. • Requires the local system be configured to allow GCDS to handle communications between it and the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN). • GCDS Cloud Computing Defined: – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in the DISN Cloud 14 14
  15. 15. GCDS Customers A Combat Support Agency DISN CLOUD ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE MARINES DoD Pending TOTAL NIPRNET 2 8 3 0 9 1 23 SIPRNET 2 0 1 2 15 7 27 TOTAL 4 8 4 2 24 24 50 SharePoint Portals Intel Applications Service Portals, Mission Applications & First Responders eLearning Applications Other Web As of: Applications May 2009 15 15
  16. 16. A Combat Support Agency Shared Asset Libraries & Repositories TODAY Tester Developer • Siloed development environments • Expensive and time consuming start- up Developer • Limited exposure, sharing, or re-use • Duplication of effort Shared Test & Development Certifier Tools/Services/Environments User • Agile development and testing • Cross-program sharing: software and services • Early and continuous collaboration • Integrated approach to development life cycle • Extensible platform to support delivery of partner capabilities Software Lifecycle Development 16
  17. 17. A Combat Support Agency A collaborative platform to improve DoD‟s ability to rapidly deliver dependable software and services in support of net-centric operations and warfare Available Collaborative software development and reuse Now Q1 FY10 On-demand application development tools Agile certification process Future Common test and evaluation environment Collaborative development of IT standards Driving Innovation Through Collaboration 17
  18. 18. Challenges and Barriers A Combat Support Agency Current • Balancing Security and Usability – User Validation – Virtualization; servers, firewalls, networks – Access • Business processes – Flexible funding; credit cards, speeding MIPR process • Cultural inertia – Sharing the vision – Convincing “Box Huggers” • Controlling expectations – “Why can‟t it…..” Future • Security optimization – “Shared” accreditation – Validation of customer applications – Integrating Software as a Service – Accessing federated and shared services – Varying interpretations of security guidelines • Business streamlining – Each Service and Agency has unique processes – Funding hurdles; Procurement $ verses Operating $ 18