RightScale Webinar: Successfully Deploy Your Windows Workloads


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Moving Windows applications and workloads to the cloud requires careful consideration and planning. What are the technical and business requirements your organization requires of the cloud? RightScale wants to make sure you’re considering all variables at play to avoid costly mistakes and ensure great success.

In this webinar we focus on methodologies to determine when and how to leverage the cloud for Windows environments. This session includes:

1. Reviewing how the Infrastructure as a Service space has matured in the past year
2. Why our customers move from on-premises to the cloud
3. Migration challenges and best practices when considering types of workloads
4. Detailed methodologies we use every day to successfully migrate customer projects
5. Customer successes moving windows workloads

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RightScale Webinar: Successfully Deploy Your Windows Workloads

  1. 1. How to Successfully Deploy Your Windows Workloads in the Cloud RightScale guiding enterprises to cloud success since 2007 Michael Peterson Cloud Integration Engineer RightScale Cloud Management Justin Fenton Product Marketing RightScale
  2. 2. # Agenda •  Cloud industry advancements •  Customer migration successes •  Windows cloud migration scenarios •  RightScale Migration methodologies •  Q & A Cloud Management
  3. 3. The cloud grows up
  4. 4. # What a Difference a Year Makes Goes OpenStack Launched GA 2012 Apr Jun Aug Launched Open Sourced Cloud Management Oct 2013 Dec Adds Australia Feb Apr Jun Aug Hybrid GA Grizzly Released
  5. 5. # What Defines Business Value For You? Increase Enterprise Agility Faster Time to Market Accelerate Innovation Fail (or Succeed) Fast Drive Operational Efficiencies Cut Infrastructure Costs Reduce Overprovisioning Increase IT Efficiency Expand Markets & Capabilities New Geographies New Capabilities Web-Scale Applications Increase Investment Flexibility CapEX to OpEX Reduce sunk costs Reduce lock-in Cloud Management
  6. 6. # RightScale:  Strong  Cloud  Exper6se     7   10 5M+   10K+ years   clouds servers   Scale  apps  to   Cloud Management  servers  
  7. 7. Windows migration success
  8. 8. # Real world Windows deployment scenarios Data center transition Customer Shutting down existing data center, assistance needed in moving on premises workloads to a portfolio of public clouds Situation Workloads Migrating on premises Windows workloads to AWS with HA/DR in Azure Improving operational efficiencies and reaching IT objectives around avoiding vendor lock in: Results ●  Moving to an OpEx, pay as you go model ●  Risk mitigation with vendor and geographic diversification Cloud Management
  9. 9. # Real world Windows deployment scenarios Leading healthcare vendor Customer Situation Workloads Results Migrating electronic medical records (EMR) and Dev/Test workloads ●  ●  Leverage Azure for Dev/Test IaaS environments in the public cloud Deploying 17 .NET environments in Rackspace/OpenStack private cloud Increasing workload agility: ●  Accelerating innovation cycles with Azure dev/test environments ●  Consistent management across public and private cloud portfolio Cloud Management
  10. 10. Windows in the cloud
  11. 11. # Overview of RightScale Windows support Windows OS and SQL Support ●  Windows Server 2012 ●  Windows Server 2012 w/ SQL 2012 ●  Windows Server 2008R2 ●  Windows Server 2008R2 w/SQL 2012 ●  Windows Server 2008R2 w/ SQL 2008R2 Public cloud support: ●  Windows Azure ●  AWS ●  Rackspace ●  Softlayer Private cloud support: ●  ●  ●  OpenStack (KVM) Rackspace Private Cloud (KVM) CloudStack (XenServer, VMware, KVM) RightScale Server Templates customers have leveraged for migrating their Windows workloads: ●  Database Manager for Microsoft SQL: ○  Configures a stand alone or high-safety mirrored pair of database servers. ●  Microsoft SQL Server Witness: ○  Configures a SQL Express database server used to provide automatic failover for a high-safety mirrored pair of database servers. ●  Microsoft IIS App Server: ○  Configures an IIS web application server for use in a three-tier web architecture. ●  Microsoft Active Directory ○  Configures a Microsoft Active Directory server or additional Directory Controllers Cloud Management
  12. 12. # Evaluating Applications for the Cloud •  Business impact •  Should we put this app on the cloud? •  What benefits will we get? •  Technical requirements •  Can we put this app on the cloud? •  How much will migration or build out cost? •  Security impacts? •  Choose the quick wins! •  High business impact •  Appropriate technical requirements Cloud Management
  13. 13. # Segmenting your Application Portfolio Cloud-Ready Elastic Web Traditional Nightmare Cloud Management •  Segment the application portfolio •  Evaluate against ROI criteria •  Business Impact •  Technical Fit •  Focus on High ROI applications first
  14. 14. # Segment Your App Portfolio for ROI ROI Nightmare •  Monolithic •  Hairball #rightscale Traditional •  Legacy •  Standard technologies Elastic Web Cloud-Ready •  Web architecture •  Greenfield •  Elastic design •  Designed for cloud
  15. 15. # Evaluation Framework Sample App 1 App 2 App 3 App 4 App 5 Demand fluctuation / uncertainty ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Fast time to market ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Time limited ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Load Balancer: Session Affinity ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Application: Licensing ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Cache: Persistent ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Database: Working set size ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Security: Egress filtering ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Business Impact … Technical Requirements … Cloud Management
  16. 16. # CloudSight Consulting Benefits •  Align your cloud strategy with your business objectives. •  Identify target applications for migration to or initial build on cloud. •  Understand unique cloud requirements for your applications. •  Prioritize applications by cloud- readiness. •  Discover cost savings opportunities. •  Select the best-suited IaaS providers -- public or private. •  Design application architectures that reflect cloud best practices. •  Develop an end-to-end plan, from strategy to implementation. Cloud Management
  17. 17. # CloudSight Consulting Packages Roadmap Portfolio Assessment CloudSight: Roadmap How does cloud fit into my corporate strategy and business needs? Architecture & Plan CloudSight: Portfolio Plan Which applications are best for the cloud? Which clouds are best for my applications? What does cloud success look like? How do I map opportunities against requirements? What are the architectural decisions to consider? How do I measure it? How do I prioritize? How do I migrate? Cloud Management Execution Engineering & Onboarding How do I best use RightScale to build and deploy my applications?
  18. 18. # High Level Deliverables Roadmap Portfolio Assessment CloudSight: Portfolio Plan CloudSight: Roadmap Strategic objectives Architecture & Plan Application Assessment: 20 apps Cloud Short List: 2 apps Execution Engineering & Onboarding Step-by-step Project Plan Onboarding Scrums Technical constraints Key success factors CloudRank Heat Map Architecture Requirements Custom Engineering Architecture Diagram Launch Support High-Level Project Plan Cloud Management
  19. 19. Q/A  |  Discussion  
  20. 20. # Next Steps •  •  •  Lay out your cloud strategy & determine how you will evaluate success Identify quick win applications and use cases Get started - What are you waiting for? Sign up for a free RightScale account Contact RightScale (866) 720-0208 sales@rightscale.com www.rightscale.com justin.fenton@rightscale.com Thank you for joining us today! Cloud Management