RightScale Webinar: Hybrid-IT: Connecting Your On-Premises Infrastructure With AWS


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Many organizations are moving applications and workloads to the cloud, but some still have questions about what to move, how to move and how to best manage and monitor a hybrid IT environment.

In this two-part webinar series, technical experts from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and RightScale, an AWS Advanced Technology Partner, will provide an overview of the key business and technical considerations for designing and managing your hybrid IT environment. In the second half of each webinar, our technical experts answer your live and presubmitted questions.

Key Topics:

The business case for moving applications and workloads to the cloud
Considerations and best practices for designing and implementing a hybrid environment in your organization
Customer use cases and lessons learned
Why monitoring and management is important and how to choose the best solution for your needs

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RightScale Webinar: Hybrid-IT: Connecting Your On-Premises Infrastructure With AWS

  1. 1. Ask  the  Architect   Connect  Your  On-­‐Premises  Infrastructure  to  AWS     Brian  Adler,  Sr.  Services  Architect,  RightScale   Miles  Ward,  Sr.  Manager,  SoluBons  Architecture,  AWS   August  27,  2013  
  2. 2. IntroducBons     Q&A     •  Michael  Curry,  Account  Execu6ve,  RightScale   •  Bryan  Cox,  Sales  Development  Representa6ve       Brian  Adler   Senior  Services  Architect   RightScale   Miles  Ward   Senior  Manager   SoluBons  Architecture   AWS  
  3. 3. Agenda   •  DefiniBons  and  terminology   •  Enterprise  strategies  for  hybrid  IT   •  Technologies  for  implemenBng  hybrid  paOerns  with  AWS   •  Key  consideraBons  for  hybrid  IT   •  ImplemenBng  hybrid  IT  with  RightScale  and  AWS   •  Use  cases     •  Q&A  
  4. 4. Hybrid  IT  Trends   Source: RightScale State of the Cloud 2013 Currently running apps in public cloud Currently running apps in on-premises environments Currently running apps in hybrid environments Current Cloud Usage By organizations with a Hybrid IT strategy Enterprises want multi-cloud/hybrid IT Hybrid IT 47% Multi-private 15% Multi-public 15%
  5. 5. DefiniBons  and  Terminology   On-­‐Premises  IT   A  collecBon  of  compute,  storage,  and  network  resources  for  a  single  tenant  that  are  accessed   programmaBcally  via  an  API  endpoint.   Cloud  Architecture   A  similar  set  of  resources  that  is  mulB-­‐tenant  and  is  provided  by  a  cloud  vendor  with  access  via  an  API   endpoint.   Hybrid  IT   An  environment  that  spans  your  cloud  provider  as  well  as  one  or  more  on-­‐premises  IT  environments.   Mul6-­‐Cloud   An  environment  that  spans  two  or  more  separate  cloud  providers  or  regions    
  6. 6. The  Business  Case  for  Moving  to  the  Cloud    IT  Needs   The  AWS  +  RightScale  SoluBon   The  ability  to  scale  your  project  porYolio   without  the  need  to  scale  headcount.   •  Professional  services  to  design  and  implement.   •  Provision  predictable  and  repeatable  AWS  and  on-­‐ premises  resources.     •  Ensure  compliance  on  all  IT  resources.   Ensuring  24x7  upBme  in  a  global   marketplace.   •  Advanced  monitoring  and  alerBng.   •  Automated  remedial  acBons  across  all  your  IT  resources.   Maintain  visibility  and  control.   Advanced  reporBng  and  user  access  providing  visibility  and   control  across  all  your  IT  resources.   Consolidated  management  of  infrastructure   environments.   A  single  pane  of  glass  for  managing  both  all  your  IT   resources.  
  7. 7.   AWS  ConnecBons  to  the  Enterprise  
  8. 8. Enterprises  are  AdopBng  AWS  to  Achieve  the   Benefits  of  the  Cloud   Replace CapEx with OpEx ✔ Lower Overall Costs ✔ No More Guessing Capacity ✔ Agility / Speed / Innovation ✔ ✔ Shift Focus to Differentiation Go Global in Minutes ✔
  9. 9. Many  Enterprises  Worry  that  These  Are  the  Only   Two  Choices   Build a new ‘private’ cloud. Rip everything out and move to AWS. #1 #2
  10. 10. The  Good  News  Is  that  the  Cloud  Isn’t  an  ‘All  or   Nothing’  Choice   Corporate Data Centers On-premises Resources Cloud Resources Integration
  11. 11. Active Directory Network Configuration Encryption Back-up Appliances Users & Access Rules (IAM) Your Private Network (VPC) Encryption (S3, RDS, HSM) Back-ups (Storage Gateway) AWS Direct Connect Your On-premise Apps Your Cloud Apps IntegraBng  AWS  with  Your  ExisBng  On-­‐premises   Infrastructure   Corporate Data Centers
  12. 12. The  AWS  Ecosystem  Allows  You  to  Use  Your   ExisBng  Management  Tools   Single Pane of Glass On- premises Data Centers Consulting & Management Partner
  13. 13. Strategies  Enterprises  Are  Using     To  Connect  with  AWS  
  14. 14. Strategy  1:  Cloud  for  Development  and  Test   Environments   SAP Reduced deployment time from weeks to days SAP 70% reduction in operational costs Oracle Reduced dev & test environment costs “Using cloud for Test and Development workloads is an easy win. A lot of enterprises are using AWS in this way first.” James Governor, Founder
  15. 15. Strategy  2:  Build  New  Apps  for  the  Cloud   Faster to build Facebook app Global web sites Mobile streaming Social games Consumer apps Genetic sequencing Marketing campaigns Less expensive to run Distributed architectures for high availability Easier to manage Financial record archiving
  16. 16. Analytics Backup Storage Gateway Elastic Map Reduce Redshift Amazon S3 Strategy  3:  Use  Cloud  to  Make  ExisBng  On-­‐Prem   Apps  BeOer   Corporate Data Centers ... App 1 App 2 App N
  17. 17. Operational applications Export data to AWS for analytics processing Oracle databases Automated back- up to S3 with Oracle RMAN Strategy  3:  Use  Cloud  to  Make  ExisBng  On-­‐Prem   Apps  BeOer   Retail operational applications Data synchronization & back-up with AWS storage gateway
  18. 18. Strategy  4:  New  Cloud  Apps  that  Integrate  Back   to  On-­‐Prem  Systems   On- premises Data Centers Hybrid App AWS serves up application content & data Integration back to Samsung Data Centers for financial transactions
  19. 19. Strategy  5:  Migrate  ExisBng  Apps  to  the  Cloud   1/3 of servers migrated to AWS Saved 1-1.5 million GBP App Your Data Center Migrated 500 web properties in 5 months New product web sites in 2 days vs. 2 weeks Migrated clinical trials simulations platform Simulations in 1.2hrs vs. 60hrs 64% reduction in costs App
  20. 20. Strategy  6:  All-­‐In   10,000s of EC2 instances in multiple regions & zones 100s of middle tier services & applications to support 33M+ global members At peak consumes 1/3 of US Internet bandwidth
  21. 21. On-premises Cloud AWS Direct Connect Internet VPC VPN
  22. 22. The  AWS  Storage  Gateway   Internet S3Storage Gateway App Volume On-premises Cloud Storage Gateway
  23. 23. The  AWS  Storage  Gateway   On-premises Internet S3Storage Gateway App Cloud Volume Volume Internet Cloud Storage Gateway
  24. 24. On-premises Internet S3Storage Gateway App Volume A  Disaster  Happens   Internet Storage Gateway
  25. 25. Internet Storage Gateway App Volume Disaster  Recovery   EBS On-premises S3Storage Gateway Internet SNAPSHOT
  26. 26. Internet S3Storage Gateway App Volume Disaster  Recovery   EC2 EBS On-premises Storage Gateway Internet App
  27. 27. Internet Disaster  Recovery   EC2 EBS App On-premises EC2 EBS App Internet
  28. 28. ImplementaBon  and  Management  of  Hybrid  IT  
  29. 29. On-­‐Premises  IT:  Key  ConsideraBons   Cost   •  Sunk  investment  in  physical  infrastructure  –  try  to  maximize  the  uBlizaBon  of   this  CAPEX   Workload  and  Infrastructure  Interac6on   •  ApplicaBons  have  different  resource  needs   •  Choose  the  right  fit  for  your  applicaBon  and  your  infrastructure   Compliance     •  Data  may  be  contained  on-­‐premises  for  compliance  needs  or  requirements.  
  30. 30. On-­‐Premises  IT:  Key  ConsideraBons   Latency   •  Consumers  of  the  on-­‐premises  resources  are  generally  “closer”  to  the   environment,  which  reduces  latency   User  Experience   •  Related  to  latency,  end  user  experience  is  enhanced  due  to  proximity  to   resources.  
  31. 31. Management  ConsideraBons   Elevates: •  Configurations •  APIs •  Automation behaviors •  Access control •  Billing and governance Users  and  systems   RightScale  –  MulB  Infrastructure  Resource  Management   Common  API  and  UI   AWS   On-­‐Premises  OS   Hardware   Hypervisor   Services   APIs   APIs  
  32. 32. Design Considerations Location of Physical Hardware •  On-premises •  Availability considerations (power, cooling, networking, etc.) •  Hosted or Co-location facility •  Accessibility of hardware for additions and/or modification •  Latency to end users •  Security
  33. 33. Design  ConsideraBons   Availability and Redundancy Configuration •  Easiest configuration (single zone, single region, single API endpoint) does not promote high availability •  High Availability of resources requires more complex configurations
  34. 34. Design  ConsideraBons/OpBons   Simple  ConfiguraBon   No  HA  or  Redundancy   HA  ConfiguraBon  
  35. 35. Design  ConsideraBons   Intended  Workloads  and  Use  Cases   •  Does  the  applicaBon  require  high  availability  or  is  it  tolerant  of  interrupBons   of  service?   •  Does  the  applicaBon  require  (or  greatly  benefit  from)  specialized  hardware  or   network  configuraBons?  
  36. 36. Use Cases Cloudburs6ng   –  An  applicaBon  deployment  model  in  which  an  applicaBon  runs  in  your  on-­‐ premises  environment  and  bursts  to  a  cloud  provider  when  the  demand  for   compuBng  capacity  spikes.     –  The  advantage  of  a  cloud  bursBng-­‐enabled  deployment  is  that  an  organizaBon   only  pays  for  extra  compute  resources  when  they  are  needed.   –  ConsideraBons:   •  Control  –  public  Internet  traversal  may  be  required   •  Latency  –  traversal  of  public  Internet  involves  the  Great  Unknown   •  Cost  –  bandwidth  charges  for  public  Internet  traversal   •  Complexity  –  numerous  opBons  exist  for  configuraBon  of  a  hybrid  secure  environment    
  38. 38. Use  Cases   Disaster  Recovery  (DR)   •  ProducBon  environment  in  on-­‐premises  environment   •  DR  environment  in  the  cloud   •  Most  common  configuraBon  is  the  “Warm  DR”  scenario   •  ReplicaBng  slave  in  the  cloud   •  All  other  servers  in  non-­‐operaBonal  state  
  39. 39. Use  Cases   On-Premises Public Cloud or On- Premises Resources Disaster  Recovery  (DR)  
  40. 40. Use  Cases   Self-­‐Service  IT  Portal  (“IT  Vending  Machine”)   •  Users  select  one  of  several  pre-­‐configured  tech  stacks   •  Isolated  Test/Dev  environments  
  41. 41. User identity Your portal On-Premises end users (web browser) request a certain server type is launched, and specify cloud location Amazon Web Services Deploy the chosen server in a private or public cloud, based on the ServerTemplate Service catalog of IaaS applications (ServerTemplates) RightScale API RightScale UI service designers(web browser) server instance Self  Service  IT  Portal   server instance is displayed as service catalogue items within review access logs, version control and change logs, set permissions managers (web browser) billing data sent to RightScale, for all cloud usage
  42. 42. The  Business  Case  for  Moving  to  the  Cloud    IT  Needs   The  AWS  +  RightScale  SoluBon   The  ability  to  scale  your  project  porYolio   without  the  need  to  scale  headcount.   •  Professional  services  to  design  and  implement.   •  Provision  predictable  and  repeatable  AWS  and  on-­‐ premises  resources.     •  Ensure  compliance  on  all  IT  resources.   Ensuring  24x7  upBme  in  a  global   marketplace.   •  Advanced  monitoring  and  alerBng.   •  Automated  remedial  acBons  across  all  your  IT  resources.   Maintain  visibility  and  control.   Advanced  reporBng  and  user  access  providing  visibility  and   control  across  all  your  IT  resources.   Consolidated  management  of  infrastructure   environments.   A  single  pane  of  glass  for  managing  both  all  your  IT   resources.  
  43. 43. Upcoming  “Ask  the  Architect”  Events   OperaBonalize  Your  AWS  Usage  Through  An  Enterprise  IT  Vending  Machine       Depth  of  content   Webinar   Digging Deep with Hybrid IT AWS  re:Invent   In  Person   Online                                9/17   Los  Angeles                  9/10   NYC                                            10/1   Boston                                  10/15       Connecting your Datacenter to AWS Designing and Implementing a Hybrid IT Strategy and Solution @  AWS  re:Invent   Las  Vegas,  NV     11/12  
  44. 44. Q&A   •  [I  am]  looking  for  reusable  templates,  best  pracBces,  and  approaches  to   perform  assessments  on  moving  workloads  to  the  cloud.     •  RightScale  MulBCloud  Marketplace   –  Repository  of  hundreds  of  publicly-­‐available  ServerTemplates   •  Onboarding/CloudSight/CloudRank  
  45. 45. Q&A   •  How  does  applicaBon  management  work  in  hybrid  clouds  where  the   private  cloud  workload  may  burst  to  AWS?  What  are  good  pracBces  for   app  data  sync  when  the  app  is  running  in  private  cloud  and  AWS?   •  Stateless  applicaBon  servers  are  best-­‐suited  to  cloudbursBng.   •  If  data  synchronizaBon  is  required:   –  Highly-­‐available  shared  storage  (such  as  S3)   –  High-­‐performance  shared  filesystem  (like  GlusterFS  or  OpenAFS)   –  Implement  a  low-­‐latency  secure  link  (such  as  DirectConnect).  
  46. 46. Q&A   •  Is  there  a  published  checklist  somewhere  of  what  all  needs  to  be  validated   prior  to  deciding  to  move  a  system  (Exchange,  AD,  etc.)      to  the  cloud?    And  is   there  a  checklist  for  what  all  needs  to  take  place  when  you  actually  decide  to   move  something?    Do  you  have  any  whitepapers  to  show  how  customers  have   been  impacted  posiBvely  by  moving  on  prem  systems  to  cloud  that  most   customers  have  (i.e.  Exchange,  Email,  etc.)    How  have  they  saved  money,   provided  beOer  performance,  etc.),  and  made  their  lives  easier?   •  This  is  a  common  quesBon  we  get  at  RightScale  -­‐-­‐  so  common  that  we   developed  a  consulBng  product  offering  around  for  this  exact  need   (CloudSight).    This  is  tough  to  answer  in  general  terms,  but  would  be  a  great   topic  for  our  in-­‐person  events.  
  47. 47. Q&A   •  How  does  using  Amazon  VPC  impact  using  right  scale  middle  ware?     •  Instances  need  to  route  out  to  RightScale  (no  inbound  access  required).   –  NAT   –  EIPs   –  Route  through  on-­‐premise  device    
  48. 48. Q&A   •  How  to  deal  with  long  distance  latency  issues  in  data  transfer?     •  WAN  OpBmizaBon  Tools   –  Compression/De-­‐dup/TCP  OpBmizaBons,  etc.  
  49. 49. Q&A   •  If  we  save  data  to  the  AWS  cloud,  does  the  key  reside  on  the  cloud  or  with   us  exclusively?  (for  security  reasons,  we  would  prefer  not  to  have  the  key   reside  on  the  cloud  as  it  does  on  some  systems)     •  TrendMicro,  a  RightScale  partner,  has  SecureCloud  which  allows  data   encrypBon  with  the  key  management  provided  by  Trend’s  SaaS  plaYorm   (not  in  AWS),  or  in  your  own  datacenter.