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  • 08/14/08
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  • Key benefits of the cloud: Infinite computing resources Available on-demand Pay per use Access via the Internet In many ways surpassing traditional hosting: Multiple server sizes: ½ core to 8 cores Reassign IPs / VIPs Multiple failure zones Disk Volumes Cloud interoperability Multiple geographies RightScale automation tying it all together
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  • 08/14/08
  • Next-Generation Server Architecture

    1. 1. Best Practices in the Cloud: Next Generation Server Architecture November 11, 2008
    2. 2. Your Panel Today <ul><li>Michael Crandell - CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Fraser – VP, Business Development </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Rhoads – Sr. Integration Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>On Q&A: </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew Small – Sr. Account Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Eugene Gimelberg – Sr. Software Engineer </li></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome to RightScale </li></ul><ul><li>Next Generation Server Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A – Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Please use chat to ask questions anytime! </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>On-demand </li></ul><ul><li>Pay-as-you-go </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual infinite </li></ul><ul><li>Surpasses traditional hosting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple server sizes: ½ core to 8 cores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reassign IPs / VIPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple failure zones and geographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disk Volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud interoperability </li></ul></ul>Cloud Computing
    5. 5. Cloud Management Platform AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT COMPONENT LIBRARIES EXPERTISE & SUPPORT Cloud Applications Amazon FlexiScale Rackspace GoGrid Other Clouds RightScale EXPERTISE RIGHTSCRIPTS MYSQL MGR WEB SITE GRID
    6. 6. <ul><li>Agile = automate and benefit! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From boot to production on auto-pilot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across different stacks & different clouds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-failover, auto-restart, auto-scale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Deploy faster, better, and cheaper than your competitors” </li></ul>Agile Deployment
    7. 7. Next Generation Server Architecture <ul><li>“ Cloud-ready” servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M o re than just running a bundled image </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic vs. static configuration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage one server model across different deployments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replicable design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete lifecycle management … version control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RightScale ServerTemplates </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Base OS image plus the intelligence to run RightScripts </li></ul><ul><li>Boot, Operational and Decommission Scripts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Configure instances during boot time including installing software and passing environment variables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reconfiguration with Operational scripts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decommission scripts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library of RightScale and Partner Templates or create your own </li></ul>RightScale ServerTemplates
    9. 9. <ul><li>ServerTemplates to create a redundant MySQL database setup </li></ul><ul><li>RightScripts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch a new Master from scratch and restore from S3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch a new Slave and start replication and backups to S3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master died: promote Slave to Master and launch a new Slave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slave died: launch a new Slave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attach EBS volume and being snapshots </li></ul></ul>Manager for MySQL
    10. 10. A Day in the Life of a Developer <ul><li>Needs to deploy his code to a set of running instances in the cloud so others can use it </li></ul><ul><li>Create a deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Make a change and re-deploy </li></ul><ul><li>Oops—need to roll-back … versioning </li></ul><ul><li>Clone the deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul>
    11. 11. Demonstration
    12. 12. Key Benefits: Cloud-Ready Servers <ul><li>Save time and reduce complexity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Dynamic configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Configure once, deploy multiple times </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do more with less </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Complete lifecycle management </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Q&A - Getting Started <ul><li>Contact a RightScale representative for a live demonstration or to request presentation slides at: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(866) 720 – 0208 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a free developer account at: </li></ul><ul><li>Follow one of our Tutorials </li></ul>Thank you for listening!