Implementing Powerful IT Search on the Cloud

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RightScale Webinar: February 10, 2009 – Cloud deployments are dynamic by design. Servers are launched and terminated, IP addresses can be dynamically re-assigned, and entire deployments are migrated onto the cloud, decommissioned, and then re-started at a later date. Traditional, static approaches to managing IT data simply aren't built for the cloud. Splunk provides an alternative that is dynamic and easily deployed using the RightScale Platform. Watch the video at http://vimeo.com/rightscale/implementing-powerful-it-search-on-the-cloud.

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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
  • Design once a year, we talked about architecture in our last webinar… on the web Deploy more often, we’ve shown how quickly you can deploy those architectures on the cloud using RightScale. Earlier in the fall we showed how to deploy with MySQL and today you will see it again. Focus of today is on the daily tasks of managing those deployments.
  • HP/other needs – business flexibility, speed with which can deploy apps, speed and ease of deployment Barriers – lock into one cloud, development environment, platform vendor We provide speed and ease of deployment without the lockin
  • Design once a year, we talked about architecture in our last webinar… on the web Deploy more often, we’ve shown how quickly you can deploy those architectures on the cloud using RightScale. Earlier in the fall we showed how to deploy with MySQL and today you will see it again. Focus of today is on the daily tasks of managing those deployments.
  • All this increased complexity and cost means we need to start looking at things differently Individual component monitoring and the silos of data it creates don’t work in today’s infrastructures with massive inter component dependencies The key to understanding complex IT infrastructures lies in all the data our systems generate We need a way to turn all the logs, messages and configurations from applications, servers and network devices into integrated information for operations, security and compliance.
  • 08/14/08
  • 08/14/08
  • Implementing Powerful IT Search on the Cloud

    1. 1. Partners in Cloud Computing Management: Splunk
    2. 2. Your Panel Today <ul><li>RightScale </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Fraser – VP, Business Development </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Goldberg - Evangelist </li></ul><ul><li>On Q&A: Matthew Small – Sr. Account Manager </li></ul><ul><li>O n Q&A: David Welch – Sales Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Splunk </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Wilde – Director of Powered Associate Program </li></ul><ul><li>On Q&A: Simon Shelston – Solutions Architect </li></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Demo: Follow the Break-in </li></ul><ul><li>RightScale & Splunk Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Splunk IT Search </li></ul><ul><li>Splunk Tour </li></ul><ul><li>How to add Splunk to RightScale Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A – Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Please use chat to ask questions anytime! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Demo: Follow the Break-in US Cloud EU Cloud Logs Statistics
    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. Cloud Deployment Life Cycle
    7. 7. Customer Needs <ul><li>Drivers to RightScale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast On-ramp to Clouds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automate systems management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform to manage complexity of cloud infrastructure </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. RightScale & Splunk Partnership <ul><li>RightScale ISV Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill the gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional, static approaches aren’t agile enough </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces barriers to entry for deploying in the cloud through pre-integrated ServerTemplates and RightScripts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customers were looking for better tools around logging, compliance, security, and business analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Customers were asking for Splunk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time IT search for a dynamic world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complementary, cloud-friendly pricing model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Splunk Powered Associate Program </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Imagine Splunk lets you search your entire IT infrastructure from one place in real time.
    10. 10. One Splunk. Many Uses. “ With Splunk we investigate incidents in seconds not hours or days. We’ve already reassigned five analysts” Dave Hazekamp Security Architect
    11. 11. Splunk Search <ul><li>Real time, ad-hoc Splunk Search delivers relevance in a variety of contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the connection between related data across different hosts </li></ul><ul><li>Search for errors, keywords, events, hosts, sources, fields, transactions and statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute searches across multiple Splunk Servers in different clouds and geographies – and instances that are offline! </li></ul>Find information across silos of hard to understand IT data/
    12. 12. Splunk Alerts <ul><li>Scheduled searches for real time alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Trigger notifications and actions based on content of search results </li></ul><ul><li>Notify via RSS, Email or SNMP to other security or management consoles </li></ul><ul><li>Take actions by triggering scripts to automate routine IT activities </li></ul>Proactive monitoring with notifications and actions.
    13. 13. Splunk Reports <ul><li>Combines interactive reporting with the speed, flexibility and scale of Splunk Search </li></ul><ul><li>One click, ad-hoc reports across volumes of IT data lets anyone visualize results </li></ul><ul><li>Pivot on any fields without complicated schemas or re-indexing of data </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule and distribute reports via RSS or Email </li></ul>Summarize, visualize and analyze search results.
    14. 14. Easy to Get Started Download and install in minutes.
    15. 15. Immediate Business Impact Download and install in minutes. Deploy in hours. ROI in days. Use Case Benefits Business Impact Operations Problem troubleshooting Speed MTTR up to 70% Cut escalations up to 90% Higher service levels Lower operations costs Security Security investigation Faster response time Increased productivity Eliminate exposure & risk Lower security costs Compliance Control reporting Comprehensive inputs Easy to setup & maintain Broader compliance Lower compliance costs Business Analytics Transaction tracing End to end visibility No new instrumentation More informed decisions Cost effective analytics Service Providers Customer self service Faster response time Fewer escalations Customer satisfaction Lower support costs
    16. 16. Demonstrations <ul><li>Splunk Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Splunk to RightScale Deployment </li></ul>
    17. 17. Q&A - Getting Started <ul><li>Contact a RightScale representative for a live demo or 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: RightScale.com/FreeTrial </li></ul><ul><li>Splunk is accessible in Partner Templates section of the RightScale Free Trial </li></ul>Thank you for listening!
    18. 18. Best Practices in the Cloud: Managing the Deployment Life Cycle

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