RightScale Webinar: Enterprise Cloud Strategies: Best Practices for Cloud POCs

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  1. 1. Enterprise Cloud Strategies:Best Practices for Cloud POCs November 8, 2012Watch the video of this webinarCloud Management#rightscale
  2. 2. 2#Your Panel Today Kim Weins, Vice President, Marketing, RightScale Vijay Tolani, Cloud Solutions Engineer, RightScalePlease use the Questions window to ask questions any time! Cloud Management#rightscale
  3. 3. 3#Agenda About RightScale Cloud POCs: Dos and Donts Choosing the Right Cloud(s) for Your POC Navigating the Technical Hurdles Measure the Success of Your Cloud POCCloud Management #rightscale
  4. 4. 4# Leader in Cloud Management Compute Power Managed by RightScaleMore ApplicationsNearly 5mm servers launchedAt Production ScaleCloud deployments with 10K+ serversOn More Clouds 12 supported public and private cloud providersHybrid CloudSince IaaS began Managing cloud deployments for 5+ yearsMultiple Public Cloud Single Public CloudNov-06 Mar-07 Jul-07 Nov-07 Mar-08 Jul-08 Nov-08 Mar-09 Jul-09 Nov-09 Mar-10 Jul-10 Nov-10 Mar-11 Jul-11 Nov-11 Mar-12 Jul-12 Cloud Management #rightscale
  5. 5. 5#A Sampling of RightScale CustomersPublishing Film, TV, MusicGamesConsumer WebAdvertisingSoftwareHealthcare HardwareFinancial Services GamingEducation Telecom Consumer ProductsCloud Management#rightscale
  6. 6. 6#Shifting Expectations Drive Cloud POCsBusiness ExpectationsInstant OnSelf Service Public &PrivateCloudUnprecedentedScale Cloud Management #rightscale
  7. 7. 7#Cloud POC Mantra Pick the rightapplicationCloud is a fit for everyone,not for every application Cloud ManagementCloud Management Platform
  8. 8. 8#Pick the Right Application Keep it real Pick a real application for a real project with real expectations Dont start with the hardest use case Cloud adds value Cloud adds value speed to deploy, scalable, variable loads, cost Low to moderate security/compliance profile Good options for your first deployment in the cloud Web Application Mobile/Social/Collaboration Apps Big Data Batch Processing Dev/Test solutions Cloud Management #rightscale
  9. 9. 9#Cloud POC MantraPick the rightapproach A learning experience, not once and done Cloud Management Cloud Management Platform
  10. 10. 10#Pick the Right Approach Keep it lightweight Start simple Keep it short 30-60 days Accept cloud as it is, dont try to make it into your data center Dont start with the hardest use case Decide if the architecture meets the needs of the application, not if it matches your data center Treat it as a learning experience Its not once and done Your cloud deployments will evolve Your expertise and knowledge will evolve Consider how you will manage the application over time Cloud Management#rightscale
  11. 11. Choosing a CloudCloud Management #rightscale
  12. 12. 12#Choosing a Cloud for POCs Public & Private Clouds built on Same Technologies OpenStack Rackspace HP CloudStack Datapipe IDC Frontier Logicworks Private Clouds are good choices for Applications which require: High Flexibility & Performance Increased Security & Compliance CapEx Procurement Model Public Clouds offer more advanced automation than Private Clouds Cloud Management#rightscale
  13. 13. 13#Public Clouds Enable Additional AgilITy Its a marathon, not a sprint. Dont sprint directly to the finish line, without training. Youll hurtyourself. Start with something small and show it works. Start with the simplest application, then test more complex.Cloud Management#rightscale
  14. 14. 14#Clouds Are Different so dont treat them like a data center in the sky. Dont expect to be able to move a VM image to a cloud and have itwork out of the box. Successful cloud deployments include HA Application Architecturesdesigned to run on ephemeral, commodity infrastructure. NoSQL Databases vs. High Performance Hardware Cloud Management#rightscale
  15. 15. Navigating Technical HurdlesCloud Management #rightscale
  16. 16. 16#Next Step: Technical POC After proving your application can run on a cloudarchitecture, consider testing with a Private Cloud. Test for Performance Ensure Security & Compliance Integration with Existing ITSM Processes Consider Including More Complex WorkloadsCloud Management #rightscale
  17. 17. 17#Technical Pitfalls to Watch Out For Storage Performance Consider Striping, Sharding, & NoSQL Architectures Shared Storage Consider OpenNFS Software Licensing Consider Licensing through the MultiCloud Marketplace Network Flexibility Consider Dynamic DNS Security & Compliance Design for Public CloudsCloud Management #rightscale
  18. 18. Metrics for SuccessCloud Management#rightscale
  19. 19. 19#Cloud POC MantraPick the right metricsBegin your cloud journey withthe end in mind Cloud Management Cloud Management Platform
  20. 20. 20#Cloud POC Success Metric #1Shadow ITBusiness Agility Market Window How quickly can cloud help usBusiness respond to business Opportunity needs and $opportunities? Time to MarketCloud Management Platform
  21. 21. 21#Evaluation Criteria Speed/Ease to: Launch new applications or services Change applications or services Scale applications or services up or down to meet demand Offer services in new geographies Self-service IT Give control to business users Give control to developers Automation Automate routine work for Operations Cloud Management #rightscale
  22. 22. 22#Cloud POC Success Metric #2 Improve Efficiency Can cloud make us more efficient with time and money?Cloud Management Platform
  23. 23. 23#Evaluation Criteria Costs Data center vs cloud costs Capex vs Opex Opportunity costs? Time Time to plan/prepare applications or services Time to deploy applications or services Time to manage applications or servicesCloud Management #rightscale
  24. 24. 24#Cloud POC Success Metric #3Better SolutionsCan cloud helps usdeliver better solutions that meet customer needs?Cloud Management Platform
  25. 25. 25#Evaluation Criteria Can I support new solutions that were difficult before? Web Mobile Social Gaming Big Data Batch processing Can I support better solutions Geographically available Highly scalable Highly available Cloud Management #rightscale
  26. 26. 26#Summary Start with a real application thats a good fit for cloud Treat it as a learning experience Use public cloud to evaluate the feasibility of cloud Then build a private cloud Leverage the strength of cloud dont try to recreate your datacenter Measure success based on broad business goals Agility Efficiency Better solutions Cloud Management #rightscale
  27. 27. 27#Thinking about a Cloud POC? Ask about a Cloud Strategy Briefing Personalized briefing from the cloud experts for your IT executives and managers: Real-World Cloud Trends Strategic Opportunities in the Cloud 5 Technical Considerations for Cloud Best Practices for Cloud POCsContact RightScale(866) 720-0208 sales@rightscale.comwww.rightscale.comCloud Management #rightscale