Transitioning to the Cloud: Implications for Reliability, Redundancy & Recoverability


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RightScale Webinar: July 23, 2009 – Listen to a recorded live panel discussion moderated by Dave Nielsen, founder of CloudCamp and Principal Consultant at Platform D. Hear from leading experts in cloud computing to gain real-world insight into how their customers are using cloud computing and achieving new levels of backup, recovery and reliability. Learn how you can migrate your apps and data to the cloud in a way that's affordable and reliable. Watch video at

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  • RobustnessShould be at least as robust as the physical worldScalabilityCan underlying storage scale to your needs?CostPay-as-you-go – Is that really possible?FlexibilityAbility to test scenariosLocation of Application Binaries?
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  • Transitioning to the Cloud: Implications for Reliability, Redundancy & Recoverability

    1. 1. Transitioning to the Cloud<br />Implications for Reliability, Redundancy & Recoverability<br />July 23, 2009<br />
    2. 2. Your Panel Today<br />Moderator<br />Dave Nielsen<br />Founder, CloudCamp &<br />Principal, Platform D<br />Speaker<br />Michael Crandell<br />Founder & CEO<br />RightScale<br />Speaker<br />Chander Kant<br />Founder & CEO<br />Zmanda<br />Answering Live Q&A…<br />Hunter Williams – Sr. Account Manager, RightScale<br />Daniel Howard – Sr. Account Manager, RightScale<br />Paddy Sreenivasan – VP Engineering, Zmanda<br />
    3. 3. Agenda<br />Welcome<br />Introduction to Cloud Computing<br />Introduction to the Storage Cloud<br />Panel Questions<br />Live Q&A<br />Please use the Question panel in GoToWebinar<br />to ask questions at any time!<br />
    4. 4. <ul><li> 15,000 users, hundreds of customers
    5. 5. Half a million servers launched
    6. 6. Scaling events: 50-3500 servers 3 days, 7000 cores</li></li></ul><li>5<br />What Is Cloud Computing?<br />Virtually infinite computing resources<br />Scalable on-demand<br />Pay per use<br />Surpasses traditional hosting<br />Multiple server sizes<br />Reassign IPs, Virtual IPs<br />Multiple failure zones and geographies<br />Virtual disk volumes<br />Cloud interoperability<br />5<br />
    7. 7. $$<br />6<br />6<br />
    8. 8. Classic IT Problem<br />Infrastructure<br />Cost $<br />You just lost<br />customers<br />Predicted<br />Demand<br />Large<br />Capital<br />Expenditure<br />Opportunity<br />Cost<br />Traditional<br />Hardware<br />Actual<br />Demand<br />time<br />
    9. 9. Solution: Managed Cloud<br />Infrastructure<br />Cost $<br />On Demand<br />Provisioning<br />Predicted<br />Demand<br />Actual<br />Demand<br />Automated<br />Scaling<br />time<br />
    10. 10. Cloud Models<br />RightScale<br />
    11. 11. Cloud Management Drivers<br />Manage complexity<br />Automate systems<br />Fast onramp<br /> Deployment expertise<br /> Cloud portability<br />
    12. 12. Cloud Management System<br />WEB SITE<br />GRID<br />Cloud Applications<br />EXPERTISE<br />SERVICES<br />AUTOMATION ARCHITECTURE<br />CLOUD-READY SOLUTIONS<br />RIGHTSCRIPTS<br />RightScale<br />MYSQL MGR<br />Amazon<br />Rackspace<br />GoGrid<br />Eucalyptus<br />VMWare<br />
    13. 13. Zmanda<br />Worldwide Leader in Open Source Backup<br />500,000+ Protected Systems<br />Open Source. Open APIs. Open Formats.<br />Smashes traditional backup business model<br />Cloud Backup Specialist<br />
    14. 14. Storage Cloud 101<br />Unlimited storage available over the internet<br />On-demand and Elastic<br />Over-provisioning: A thing of the past<br />Web services interface (REST,SOAP)<br />Other protocols can be built on top of these<br />Cost typically based on actual storage and bandwidth used<br />Off-site<br />Ideal for Secondary and Tertiary Storage<br />Amazon S3 is the market leader<br />
    15. 15. Moving to the Cloud: Storage Considerations<br />Locking up your backup data in proprietary formats (including proprietary clouds) comes with a HUGE cost.<br />Robustness<br />Scalability<br />Cost<br />Flexibility<br />Location of Application Binaries<br />
    16. 16. Backup to CloudCloud as Secondary Storage<br />
    17. 17. Backup to CloudCloud as Tertiary Storage<br />
    18. 18. Backup to CloudMultiple Clouds<br />
    19. 19. Why Backup to Cloud?<br />No capital expenses.<br />Reduce infrastructure management tasks<br />Faster recovery from offsite backups<br />Geographic accessibility<br />More efficiency and reliability for SMB customers<br />Multiple cloud vendors to improve reliability<br />Backup data available in the cloud for additional analysis such as e-discovery<br />
    20. 20. Compute Cloud<br />Business Intelligence<br />E-Discovery<br />Data Mining<br />Storage Cloud<br />SharePoint <br />Server <br />MS SQL <br />Server<br />On Premises<br />Protect and Play<br />
    21. 21. Panel Questions<br />What are the most common projects your customers are taking to the cloud?<br />What is the most significant hurdle you see customers managing in their move to the cloud?<br />What are the short- to mid-term technology milestones that IT managers should look out for as they plan migration to the cloud?<br />What IT skills does a customer need to use your cloud offering?<br />Take us through your on-ramping to the cloud.<br />
    22. 22. Q&A<br />Sign up for free trial with RightScale at<br />Contact Zmanda to discuss your cloud backup needs<br />Visit for best practices on cloud backup<br />View Webinar recordings:<br /><br /><br />(866) 720-0208<br />Twitter: @RightScale<br /><br /><br />(888) 496-2632<br />Twitter: @chanderkant<br /><br /><br />(415) 531-6674<br />Twitter: @davenielsen<br />
    23. 23. Additional Slides<br />
    24. 24. RightScale Architecture<br />Community<br />Customers<br />Web-based Cloud Management Environment<br />* Management Dashboard * User Permissions * Lifecycle Support<br />Cloud Ready ServerTemplate Libraries<br />APIs<br />* Functionality <br />* Customization<br />Customer Library<br />RightScale Library<br />Partner<br /> Library<br />Professional Services<br />Partners<br />Automation Engine<br />* Rules * Policies<br />Multi-Cloud Engine<br />* Monitoring * Alerts<br />Cloud Infrastructure<br />
    25. 25. CNBC Stock Quotes<br /><ul><li>Recognizedvendors
    26. 26. Globalreach for services is needed (Europe, USA, Asia)
    27. 27. Big nameclientsdemandcarrier-gradereliability
    28. 28. Full 24/7, 365 supportexpectations to us and us to </li></ul>ourvendors<br />
    29. 29. Beijing Olympics<br /><ul><li>Technicalflexibility
    30. 30. Repeatable, ”clean-room” design promotesstability and process
    31. 31. Great sandbox for testing and benchmarking</li></li></ul><li>Example Use Cases<br />Biopharma – various applications<br />Collaboration, grids for compound analysis<br />Compute intensive statistical analysis<br />Challenge: internal lead times, cost of data center build-out<br />Cloud payoff: agile deployment, cost savings, application compliance, portability to avoid lock-in<br />Health insurance – claim form processing<br />Grid processing of 10M's claim forms for fraud, etc.<br />.NET based application, hybrid system, HIPAA compliant<br />Challenge: support business, avoid $1M+ data center build-out<br />Cloud payoff: automation of scale-up and scale-down, enabled contracts previously not possible<br />
    32. 32. Example Use Cases<br />Media – social networking site<br />Web 2.0: Rails, MySQL<br />Challenge: scalability, agile deployment, automation<br />Cloud payoff: quick on-ramp, responsive to flash crowds, easy to clone for other projects<br />Software – version update site<br />Parallel updates for thousands of installations<br />Challenge: servicing frequent update efficiently<br />Cloud payoff: scalability for speed, cost-savings<br />
    33. 33. Technology / SI Partners<br />
    34. 34. Job<br />Producer<br />InputQueue<br />ResultQueue<br />Grid<br />Workers<br />Job<br />Consumer<br />Batch Processing / Grid Computing<br />Scientific Research<br />Insurance Fraud Detection<br />Media Backend Processing<br />29<br />29<br />
    35. 35. Test & Dev Using RightScale<br /><ul><li> Life-cycle Automation
    36. 36. Cloud-Ready Architectures
    37. 37. Control & Transparency
    38. 38. Deployment-level Management </li></ul>30<br />30<br />7<br />
    39. 39. Autoscaling with RightScale<br /><ul><li>Rules-based system
    40. 40. More than just launching an instance
    41. 41. Complete system architecture
    42. 42. Auto configuration into cohesive resilient cluster
    43. 43. Support for workflow and lifecycle management</li></li></ul><li>ServerTemplates (patent pending)<br />Manage the content & behavior of virtual machines<br />rich configuration management<br />library of components<br />IT infrastructure becomes:<br /><ul><li>Agile
    44. 44. Flexible
    45. 45. Automated
    46. 46. Predictable</li></ul>Run-time mgmnt<br />Configuration<br />Server Template<br />Packages<br />Operating System<br />Cloud API<br />Virtual machine<br />Hardware<br />
    47. 47. Cloud Backup: Zmanda Products <br />Amanda Enterprise with Amazon S3 Option<br />Zmanda Cloud Backup (Windows Server Backup)<br />Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL<br />
    48. 48. Amanda: Backup Datacenter to Cloud<br />
    49. 49. Q&A<br />Sign up for free trial with RightScale at<br />Contact Zmanda to discuss your cloud backup needs<br />Visit for best practices on cloud backup<br />View Webinar recordings:<br /><br /><br />(866) 720-0208<br />Twitter: @RightScale<br /><br /><br />(888) 496-2632<br />Twitter: @chanderkant<br /><br /><br />(415) 531-6674<br />Twitter: @davenielsen<br />