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Secrets of Building a Hybrid Cloud


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Presented on June 10th, 2015 at .NEXT Conference in Miami Beach:

This strategic IT session will make the case for why enterprise datacenters should be built using hybrid cloud architectures. A Microsoft Azure expert will explain how to embrace public cloud resources, while still maximizing on-premise infrastructure. In addition, two IT professionals will share their first-hand experiences in building and operating a real-world hybrid cloud environments. The session will dive into ideal use cases, back up and recovery strategies, security and compliance considerations, and best management practices when using multiple infrastructures to deliver your applications and data.

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Secrets of Building a Hybrid Cloud

  1. 1. VS201: Secrets of Building a Hybrid Cloud Vijay Tewari Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corp Jon Forster Consultant Global Program Manager – Data Centre Migration and Disaster Recovery Tom Van Gramberen Solutions Architect at Synergics, Managed ICT Services
  2. 2. Session Objective and Takeaways Objectives • Highlight Hybrid cloud approaches • Showcase specific implementations Takeaways • Careful design, planning & validation, key to success • Focus on scenarios that enable business function • Crawl, walk, run
  3. 3. What is Hybrid Cloud? The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g. cloud bursting for load balancing between clouds)* * NIST: The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing
  4. 4. Customers Ask for… “I want my cloud and I want it now” It’s a cloud, it should be always available Portal and API This just won’t cut it 1. It’s a bug in the OS 2. It’s a bug in the driver 3. It’s a bug in the NIC firmware 4. Can you collect logs 5. Can you collect more logs 6. Can you enable logging and then get a repro 7. GOTO 1
  5. 5. Some Key Hybrid Scenarios Public CloudYour datacenter Backup online Application online Disaster recovery Hybrid storage Colo facility/Service Provider Operational management
  6. 6. 16 countries, 1 million members, 24 / 7 / 365 7
  7. 7. • Old, physical hardware • Inflexible, complex, expensive Before
  8. 8. Data Centre Strategy • Cost • Simplicity • Flexibility • Optionality • Business Continuity 9
  9. 9. Single rack Hybrid hosting After
  10. 10. Hybrid Solution 11 Disaster Recovery Global & European Production Web Sites Digital Development Australian Production Asia Production Software Development & Release Management Back Up
  11. 11. Learning and Challenges 12 • Use Express Route • Use Azure functionality • Plan forward • Bugs and patches • Keep everything aligned
  12. 12. Simplified, flexible, cheaper, faster 13
  13. 13. Our Vision We help growth companies to improve their competitive position by aligning IT and business both at strategic (innovate), tactical (transform) as operational level (manage). We deliver flexible and innovative, competitive solutions to unburden you from your IT operational tasks. Customer intimacy, operational excellence and cost optimization are key delivering our managed services. 15 Manage Transform Innovate
  14. 14. Our Past, What We Had 17
  15. 15. What Customers Want 18 Controlled Self- service People-centric IT Data control Flexible, Hybrid offerings
  16. 16. What We Needed 19 Scalability Business Continuity Clear overview of costs & usage Easy and fast deployment Self service Hybrid solution
  17. 17. Truly Hybrid Managed Cloud 20 Microsoft Azure Synergics Managed Cloud Customers WAP in a Box VPN ExpressRoute VPN A truly hybrid service built with web-scale technology, and fully managed by Synergics !!
  18. 18. Service Offerings 21
  19. 19. Key Takeaways 22 • Upfront Design is Key • Know Cloud limitations and how to leverage them • Think ahead about Networking • P2S VPN, S2S VPN, ExpressRoute • Public Cloud First • Most flexible • Leverage Certified Partners • Synergics is a certified Cloud OS Network (COSN) partner • Synergics employs Microsoft & Nutanix certified engineers
  20. 20. THANK YOU Vijay Tewari Jon Forster Tom Van Gramberen 23 Please complete the survey by navigating to the details page for this session in the app’s agenda