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The 5 Stages of Cloud Management for Enterprises

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With cloud use exploding and cloud bills skyrocketing, enterprises are implementing new cloud governance processes and tools. A cloud management platform (CMP) will be a foundational technology you’ll need to get it all under control. We cover the 5 stages of cloud management that enterprises go through to fully manage their cloud use, and how a CMP helps.

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The 5 Stages of Cloud Management for Enterprises

  1. 1. THE 5 STAGES OF CLOUD MANAGEMENT FOR ENTERPRISES
  2. 2. • Bailey Caldwell • VP Customer Success, RightScale • Kim Weins • VP Marketing and Cloud Cost Strategy, RightScale Presenters
  3. 3. • What is Cloud Management? • The Role of a CMP • The 5 Stages of Cloud Management • Visibility & Organization • Cost Reporting • Cost Optimization • Policy Automation • Provisioning and Orchestration Agenda 2
  4. 4. Processes, platforms, and tools for orchestration, management, governance, and optimization across all of your public and private cloud environments What Is Cloud Management 3
  5. 5. Top Initiatives: Optimize Cloud, More Cloud 4
  6. 6. Maturing Your Cloud Management 5 Immediate Next
  7. 7. Maturing Your Cloud Management 6 Reactive Responsive PreventativeProactive Fire drill Manual policies and processes Automated policies and processes Prevent issues before they occur Cost Management & Optimization Cloud Management Platform
  8. 8. WHY CMP?
  9. 9. Cloud Management Platform Capabilities 8 Source: Gartner “Evaluation Criteria for Cloud Management Platforms and Tools” April 25, 2018 Marco Meinardi, Alan D Waite
  10. 10. RightScale Cloud Management Platform VIRTUAL SERVERS PUBLIC CLOUDS ANY CLOUD SERVICE PRIVATE CLOUDS BARE METAL SERVERS CONTAINER CLUSTERS RIGHTSCALE CMP EXTENSIBLE ORCHESTRATION API Self-Service Template-based end user provisioning Optima Cost management and collaborative optimization Cloud Management Multi-cloud visibility, automation, and operations Policy-Based Governance User access controls and policies
  11. 11. 5 Stages of Cloud Management Visibility & Organization Policy Automation Cost Allocation & Reporting Cost Optimization Provisioning & Orchestration 1 2 3 4 5 RightScale Optima RightScale CMP
  12. 12. Your Order May Vary... Visibility & Organization Policy Automation Cost Allocation & Reporting Cost Optimization Provisioning & Orchestration
  13. 13. DISCOVERY & ORGANIZATION
  14. 14. Public + Private Clouds Used Average Median Running applications 3.1 3.0 Experimenting 1.7 1.0 Total 4.8 4.0 Respondents Average More than Four Clouds Source: RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report
  15. 15. Stage 1: Visibility & Organization Key Steps: 1. Aggregate/normalize cloud bills 2. Aggregate/normalize cloud usage 3. Resource discovery 4. Implement tagging Visibility & Organization 1 What are we using in each cloud?
  16. 16. Visibility into Cloud Resources 15 One pane of glass All clouds All cloud accounts All regions
  17. 17. • Cost Management • Cost allocation • Reporting • Chargeback and showback • Cost optimization • Governance • Compliance • Security • Operational/Technical • DevOps processes Purposes of Tagging 16
  18. 18. Tag Type Examples Purpose Environment env = dev env = prod Used to identify the environment type Ownership bu = bigbu costcenter = sales region = emea owner = jsmith customer = bigco One or more tags used to allocate costs Application app = bigapp svc =  jenkins One or more tags to define the application or service Compliance dataresidency = germany compliance = pii compliance = hipaa One or more tags to define and compliance requirements Optimization schedule = 12x5 maxruntime = 14days expiration = 15-07-2018 One or more tags to use in automated optimization Some Recommended Global Tags 17
  19. 19. • RightScale across clouds • via UI and/or API • Cloud provider tools allow • via console and/or API • Leverage templates • AWS CloudFormation, Azure Templates, etc. • Leverage automation • Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc. Automated Tagging 18
  20. 20. COST REPORTING
  21. 21. Public Cloud Spend Is Growing 20
  22. 22. Stage 2: Cost Reporting Key Steps: 1. Allocate cost into “billing centers” 2. Share costs with owners 3. Analyze spend 4. Provide reports & budget alerts Cost Allocation & Reporting 2 Who is spending what?
  23. 23. Hierarchical Allocation of Costs Billing Center 1 BC 1A BC 1B BC 1C Billing Center 2 BC 2A BC 2B BC 2C Billing Center 3 BC 1A BC 1B BC 1C Split by account or tag Split by account or tag Split by account or tag Bills
  24. 24. Reporting for Billing Center Owners
  25. 25. COST OPTIMIZATION
  26. 26. Cloud Waste Is Significant 25
  27. 27. Stage 3: Cost Optimization Key Steps: 1. Customizable recommendations 2. Collaboration 3. Automated action 4. Feedback loop Cost Optimization 3 Where can we reduce waste?
  28. 28. Dynamic Optimization 27 Collaborate Monitor Autom ate Continuously monitor the cost efficiency of your cloud environment Share information and get feedback from resource owners Automate optimization with opportunity for manual intervention Optimized Cost
  29. 29. Stage 3: Cost Optimization
  30. 30. POLICY AUTOMATION
  31. 31. Few Organizations Are Automating Policies 30
  32. 32. Stage 4: Policy Automation Key Steps: 1. Automated policies 2. Alerting 3. Automated action Policy Automation 4 How can we automate governance?
  33. 33. RightScale Policy Management 32
  34. 34. Delete unattached volumes after x days Delete snapshots older than x months Downsize underutilized development instances Tag or shutdown untagged resources Alert on underutilized or expiring reserved instances Alert on services that increased by more than x% Secure unsecured storage buckets Shutdown idle resources Example Policies 33
  35. 35. PROVISIONING AND ORCHESTRATION
  36. 36. Companies Use Multiple Configuration Tools 35
  37. 37. Stage 5: Provisioning and Orchestration Key Steps: 1. Multi-cloud orchestration engine 2. Multi-cloud templates 3. Integrate configuration tools Provisioning & Orchestration 5 Easy, governed provisioning across clouds and services
  38. 38. Integrate Provisioning/Configuration Tools 37 Google Cloud Deployment Manager RightScale CMP allows the ‘right tool for the right job’ for DevOps, provisioning, and configuration.
  39. 39. RightScale template RightLink agent RightLink agent RightScale template RightLink agent RightScale + Other Provisioning Tools Cloud Deployment Cloud Deployment Cloud Deployment Visibility Governance Policies Cost ManagementOrchestrationMonitoring
  40. 40. A Common Orchestration Engine VIRTUAL SERVERS PUBLIC CLOUDS ANY CLOUD SERVICE PRIVATE CLOUDS BARE METAL SERVERS CONTAINER CLUSTERS RIGHTSCALE ORCHESTRATION EXTENSIBLE ORCHESTRATION API Self-Service Template-based end user provisioning Policies Define and enforce governance rules Operations Automated operational actions Cloud Workflow Language Orchestrate via fault tolerant global-scale backend Service Plugin Service Plugin Service Plugin Service Plugin Service Plugin Service Plugin Service Plugin
  41. 41. Cloud ecosystem is exploding A CMP is a critical foundation Cost and governance is a good place to start RightScale CMP integrates with multiple configuration/provisioning tools RightScale CMP can manage and govern regardless of what tools are used for provisioning Takeaways 40
  42. 42. Contact sales@rightscale.com for more info Definitive Guide to Multi-Cloud Strategy www.rightscale.com/lp/multi-cloud-strategy-guide Q&A 41

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