Move your Data Center to the Cloud

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December 5th – CIO Virtual Roundtable REGISTER

A CIO is supposed to be able to place their infrastructure in the Cloud and gain
innumerable benefits of which one of them is supposed to be financial. This is what we are
being sold by Cloud Vendors.

Quote from Garry Marsoubian, Director of Data Center Services for MRIS -

“Bill I have a Comprehensive Review that includes: support, security, access, current
costs in licensing, managed services, floor space at current data centers and stretched
the comparison out to 3 years. We also had to consider what components could be
virtualized and if the app vendor like Oracle recognized virtualization
boundaries. And on and on. I am looking forward to this very much. Lots of lessons
learned on what is a fit for Cloud and what is not. “

CIO WIFM
Spreadsheet Analysis of: What was analyzed – Detailed costs, Cloud Service
Providor comparisons, Delta
Balance: Change and shift in paradigm of support.
What does it mean to people’s jobs? Shifting skillsets…
Learn how to look at this opportunity clearly.
Understand pros and cons.
Form your own opinions

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Move your Data Center to the Cloud

  1. 1. Move your Data Center to the CloudCase Study AnalysisNovember 2012 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  2. 2. Agenda  The way and where we were and how far we have come…  The Promise of the Cloud and the Pitch  Brief Background on MRIS and How We Got Here  Your domain = the cloud domain – consider your new domains  Change and Shift in Paradigm  The Analysis  Discussion 2 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  3. 3. The Way We Were Back in 2001 we had:  Slow broadband  Very little WIFI  No iPhones, smartphones, no tablets, no 4G  No Twitter or Facebook  Only half dozen “programs” on the typical PC  The “Cloud” was part of a network diagram 3 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  4. 4. How far we have come…Video, Photo, Media, Open Source, Mobility, BYOD, Big Data The Shadow 4 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  5. 5. The Promise and The Pitch  Economics  “Lower cost, transition from CAPX to OPX, and low initial outlay, data center costs, etc.”  Flexibility  “Ability to scale up and down rapidly based on needs. You don’t have to build enough infrastructure for peak load, just have bur$table capacity”  Breakdown Technology Asset Boundaries  “Start to break down silos between memory, CPU, storage, and network, and treat them all as resources, ties in to flexibility  Focus  “IT can focus on business applications and purposes, instead of commoditized maintenance which takes up to 80% of their time” 5 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  6. 6. MRIS and How We Got Here  Brief Background on MRIS –  Support for the cloud effort/analysis (C level, board, evangelist)  Systems considered for the migration (MRIS systems)  A 3 year history of those systems- vendor relationships, etc. (CS migration, floor space, etc.) 6 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  7. 7. Preparation for a Cloud Analysis  Your domain = the cloud domain – consider your new domains  The Homework Before the Work- Cloud Security Alliance Domains (all three sections below covered by our doc, include open source, open stack, POC’s, performance)  Cloud Architecture  Governing in the Cloud - OS  Operating in the Cloud 7 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  8. 8. The Change in Paradigm  Change and Shift in Paradigm (working on solutions versus working on services, maintain expertise)  What does this mean to people’s jobs? Shifting skillsets. And again, existing relationships. What does CIO mean again? 8 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  9. 9. The Analysis – Our Personal Bar of Approaching Cloud Providers  The Analysis  How to look at the opportunity clearly and what to analyze - our approach 9 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  10. 10. The Analysis Item Relevance *****BUFFER You need a BUFFER *****CSP Skillset based on your needs OS (DR), difficulty in deployment, architecture *****CSP Understanding of your Environment This one will surprise youThere is a lot to *****DC Floor Space Current contracts and costs *****Equipment Management - Server, NW, Storage Current contracts, existing relationshipsconsider in your *****OS Management Updates, tiers of managementanalysis. All these *****Replication and backups Point to Point, Distance, Means of Replication, CSP Skillset, 30% of CIO’s *****Servers Architecture/Manufacturer High risk changes (POC)line items require a *****Shared or Private or Hybrid Based on Performance needs andcomparison of your Virtualization Boundaries Virtualization Boundaries *****SLA, Contract, Terms, Termination Adding systems, removing systems, your access to systemscurrent *****Storage Architecture/Manufacturer High risk changes (POC)environment to that *****Who is providing you the support? Third party or the CSP Application management CSP skillset, ability and willingness, current contractsof the cloud service CSP Financials Where will they be in 18, 24, 36 monthsprovider. CSP Partnerships VARs, Manufacturers, etc. CSP Reputation Check around, find current customers you know, don’t settle on references Current Licensing Costs V Cloud VM, SSL, OS, DB, Malware, ASLA lot of leg work is Data Center Locations Geographically dispersed, access for staffrequired for current Database Architecture Virtualization Boundaries! Database Management CSP skillset, ability and willingness, current contractscontract costs and DISASTER RECOVERY Where is your recovery site?terms, lease Equipment Ownership - Server, NW, Storage Current Leases, their termination dates, overall cost Global Load Balancing So there is DR - how do you get to it?expiration, HW Refresh Guarantee? Current leases. Need for refresh and performance, extra costs?bandwidth costs, Does the CSP offer what you need to accomplish fault tolerance andetc. Load Balancing redundancy Monitoring Application, Circuit, System - Notification Network Architecture/Manufacturer High risk changes (POC)We’ve selected a One-time setup fees CSP, your app vendors, your staff, travel expensesfew to give you our Performance Needs Level of Performance, Bursts, consistent usage? Can it be shared POC? Costs? Recovery of cost? POC!, POC, POC!insight approach Power /Ping and Pipe - HQ Between sites and your offices/data centersand outcome on. Power/Ping and Pipe - Hosting Current contracts, their cost, durations, capable of bursts SSL Management Related to NW, CSP skillset, ability and willingness What about your staff What about all your other solutions, what about in-house expertise YOUR GUT 10 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  11. 11. Outcome of analysis – 3 years 11 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  12. 12. Back to the Promise – Pros and Cons A comprehensive analysis of your needs in a cloud solution will enlighten your teams on the potential of cloud computing for your enterprise, understand the strengths that you have built in your solutions and uncover weaknesses that may be present. Know who you are – the CSP’s may not (small, medium, large)  Economics  “Lower cost, transition from CAPX to OPX, and low initial outlay, data center costs, etc.”  Flexibility  “Ability to scale up and down rapidly based on needs. You don’t have to build enough infrastructure for peak load, just have bur$table capacity”  Breakdown Technology Asset Boundaries  “Start to break down silos between memory, CPU, storage, and network, and treat them all as resources, ties in to flexibility  Focus  IT can focus on business applications and purposes, instead of commoditized maintenance which takes up to 80% of their time 12 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary
  13. 13. Discussion 13 MRIS Confidential and Proprietary

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