Rightscale Webinar: Plan for Failure: How to Avert Disaster With a Cloud Strategy (Hosted by GigaOM)

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As AWS and Netflix learned this past Christmas Eve, outages happen. The question isn’t how to avoid outages, but rather how to recover quickly and effectively when they occur. One approach is to develop a multi-cloud strategy – utilizing either different providers or multiple regions from the same provider – to build in safeguards against anything from a natural disaster to the workman in the street who accidentally chops into a cable. But multi-cloud strategies carry their own challenges. Besides coping with architecture and resource allocation, businesses that leverage more than one cloud provider are faced with forecasting cloud costs that have suddenly become even more complex and managing a high availability architecture across multiple clouds.

Related topics we’ll discuss:
- How to translate an old IT budget into accurate costs for the new world of cloud
- Is outage-proofing possible?
- Using a global hybrid approach to cope with regional compliance regulations
- Managing multiple private and public clouds from a single dashboard

Who should attend:
- CIOs
- Data managers/developers
- IT decision makers
- Business strategists and decision makers
- Cloud platform providers

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Rightscale Webinar: Plan for Failure: How to Avert Disaster With a Cloud Strategy (Hosted by GigaOM)

  1. 1. Watch the video presentation for this webinar
  2. 2. Agenda for Today’s Webinar• Introductions• How to translate an old IT budget into accurate costs for the new world of cloud• Is outage-proofing possible?• Using a global hybrid approach to cope with regional compliance regulations• Managing multiple private and public clouds from a single dashboard• Q&A
  3. 3. Panelists:• Moderator: David Linthicum, CTO and Founder, Blue Mountain Labs• Dana Gardner, President, Interarbor Solutions, LLC• Shlomo Swidler, CEO, Orchestratus• Michael Crandell, CEO, Right Scale
  4. 4. Abstract: As AWS and Netflix learned this past Christmas Eve, outages happen. The question isn’t how to avoid outages, but rather how to recover quickly and effectively when they occur. One approach is to develop a multi-cloud strategy – utilizing either different providers or multiple regions from the same provider – to build in safeguards against anything from a natural disaster to the workman in the street who accidentally chops into a cable. But multi-cloud strategies carry their own challenges. Besides coping with architecture and resource allocation, businesses that leverage more than one cloud provider are faced with forecasting cloud costs that have suddenly become even more complex and managing a high availability architecture across multiple clouds.
  5. 5. The Reality We FaceDisasters happen Diversity of causes7 major cloud outages in 2012 Top 3 causes are:The average company has: Power loss and backup failure• 1 major and 3 minor datacenter outages per year Natural disasters• $5,000 per minute of downtime DNS routing failures Cloud Management
  6. 6. Resiliency Checklist1. Create a cost vs. downtime equation2. Validate your application architecture for failover3. Evaluate vendor + internal capabilities & cost4. Automate everything, test for portability5. Separate the management layer from the application/infrastructure layer Cloud Management
  7. 7. How to translate an old IT budget into accurate costs for the new world of cloud
  8. 8. Is outage-proofing possible?
  9. 9. “Dozens of major websites that rely onAmazons Web Services have fallen off the faceof the public Web as a result of theoutage, including the usual suspects, such aspseudo-social network Pinterest along withcheck-in giant Foursquare and online travelservice Airbnb.” - Zack Whittaker
  10. 10. Poll question• Is outage-proofing possible? – No – Yes – Only with planning – Only with planning and the right technology
  11. 11. Using a global hybrid approach to cope with regional compliance regulations
  12. 12. Poll question• Do you have to deal with compliance regulations? – No – Yes – With some data, but not all. – Not now, but we will in the future
  13. 13. Managing multiple private and public clouds from a single dashboard
  14. 14. “In addition to understanding what aspects of ahybrid cloud you must manage, you also need tounderstand how to manage those aspects. And acommon challenge in a hybrid cloud model isconsistently executing these tasks acrossmultiple domains.” - Dan Sullivan
  15. 15. Q and A
  16. 16. Thanks!

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