Data Center Modelling


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Enterprises’ transition to cloud computing is not simply about outsourcing or applying old technology to new IT processes. It signals a shift in how IT is designed and delivered. Cloud Computing’s ultimate value is realized by significantly reducing lead times needed to enact business change. And, to realize this value a new approach to modeling the new “virtual” data center infrastructure should be considered.

The virtual data center ushers in a shift towards:
Business-driven policy, control, and management of IT services and applications
Automated assembly, control, and coordination of application resources
Simple, reusable libraries of application components, connectors, and their lifecycles

... all facets that need to have a consistent, standardized, and comprehensive representation in a declarative data model. Yet this model must remain flexible enough to accurately capture the diversity and complexity of a modern IT operation.

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  • Welcome to Elastra’s technology series of Webinars.Today’s topic is Modeling the next generation Data Center.
  • A little bit of background about Elastra;Founded in 2007. Private—funded by Amazon, Bay Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture PartnersWe just released our Enterprise Cloud Server for General Availability on Nov 17 of this year
  • A quick overview of what we do and where Elastra’s solution are used:Elastra automates the modeling of virtualized application resourcesWe streamline application provisioning with reusable bundlesAnd enforce IT policy through directory integration Use the Elastra solutions to build Self-service portals for internal IT and for business unit peersProvision servers quickly and with fewer errors for any application deploymentTightly define roles and usage rights for models, bundles and provisioning accessFederated Clouds are a mixture of Public and Private cloud computing environments. As an example, Elastra supplies provisioning solutions for Amazon EC2.Manage the entire virtualized computing landscape with Elastra ECS
  • One of our customers said it best:“Elastra closes the loop on virtualized infrastructure management.”We extend the promise of virtualized environments by adding dynamic intelligence to the application provisioning and management layer.
  • As an example, one of our customers, a large international TelcoWanted to allow their end-users access to a application infrastructure provisioning systemUsing Elastra they build a Self-service portal which freed-up much needed IT resources and dramatically raised service levels.Benefits:Faster service deliveryOptimization of IT resourcesResult: Both CapEx and OpEx savings through better resource management
  • Our next Webinar will be January 15, 2010Private Clouds are HereWe will discuss the benefits to Infrastructure and Operations of private cloudsHow to quickly add cloud management functionality to your existing frameworksAnd adding virtual computing environments to your Data Center can dramatically improve service levelsAnd now over to Peter Chiu for Modeling the Next Generation Data Center.
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  • Data Center Modelling

    1. 1. Modeling the Next Generation Data Center<br />December 4, 2009<br />
    2. 2. Company Background<br />Founded in 2007<br />Private<br />Elastra Enterprise Cloud ServerGeneral Availability, Nov 17, 2009<br />2<br />
    3. 3. How Do We Help You<br />ELASTRA enables enterprises to: <br /><ul><li>Model application infrastructure
    4. 4. Streamline application provisioning and management
    5. 5. Real-time policy enforcement</li></ul>Where Is Elastra Used<br />ELASTRA solutions are applicable for: <br /><ul><li>Data Center operations and infrastructure
    6. 6. Application testing and development
    7. 7. IT security and governance
    8. 8. Federated Cloud Infrastructure Management</li></ul>3<br />
    9. 9. The whole picture:What makes Elastra unique<br />“Elastra delivers on the promise of the virtualized Data Center. <br />Now we can complete the management loop by creating application infrastructure models and controlling the components with dynamic intelligence”<br />Large Federal System Integrator<br />4<br />
    10. 10. Customer scenarioWorldwide Telecommunications Leader<br />Objectives<br /><ul><li>Provide self-service portal for end-user application provisioning
    11. 11. Simplify management of application infrastructure through automation
    12. 12. Introduce intelligent systems management to existing framework</li></ul>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Service-level improvements
    13. 13. Optimization of IT resources
    14. 14. OpEx and CapEx savings</li></ul>Technologies<br /><ul><li>VMWare, BMC, CA, IBM (hardware)</li></ul>5<br />
    15. 15. January 15, 2010<br />The Sky is Clearing: Private Clouds are Here<br />Topics covered:<br /><ul><li>Private clouds in your Data Center: I&O benefits
    16. 16. Integration into existing frameworks using APIs
    17. 17. Operational agility: The key to service level improvements</li></li></ul><li>Organizing Resources and Application for Smarter Automation and Management<br />What is Data Center Modeling?<br />What can be Modeled?<br />Modeling my Existing Environment<br />How can my organization benefit by using a Modeled Data Center<br />
    18. 18. What is Data Center Modeling?<br />
    19. 19. Representation of the Dependencies Between Elements<br />9<br />A<br />C<br />B<br />
    20. 20. Industry is Moving from Supply Driven to Demand Driven IT<br />10<br />
    21. 21. Elements of a Modeled Data Center<br />11<br />
    22. 22. What can be Modeled?<br />
    23. 23. Model the Applications and Services in your Data Center<br />13<br />
    24. 24. Model the Capabilities of your Data Center<br />14<br />
    25. 25. Modeling my Existing Environment<br />
    26. 26. Language Needed to Capture the Model<br />Service Model Language (SML)<br />Based on SDM from Microsoft<br />Seen used in MSFT Datacenter Management software<br />More recently seen in latest version of MSFT server software<br />Datacenter Markup Language (DCML)<br />Earlier standard attempt at modeling the data center<br />16<br />
    27. 27. Elastra’s Language for Capturing the Model<br />17<br />
    28. 28. How can my Organization Benefit from a Modeled Data Center<br />
    29. 29. Provides a Foundation for Collaborative Operations<br />19<br />
    30. 30. Reduce Delays and Improve Delivery Times<br />With an automation system you can improve the speed at which applications are delivered<br />20<br />
    31. 31. Increased Operational Compliance<br />Easier to interrogate a model that expresses the capabilities of the datacenter to determine what is in or out of compliance<br />21<br />
    32. 32. Lower Operational Costs<br />Spend less time on repetitive and tactical work and more time on strategic initiatives <br />22<br />
    33. 33. Lower Equipment Costs<br />More effective use of hardware<br />23<br />
    34. 34. Q&A<br />Please ask your question through Go To Meeting<br />24<br />