The Polysynthetic Data Center
A NEW DATA CENTER / HYBRID CLOUD VISION
June 2015
© CAW Holdings, LLC
About
Christopher
(Chris) Williams
Chris Williams is an industry recognized, highly innovative IT
visionary in Cloud Infra...
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THE CLOUD PENDULUM
Seems like “Everyone is running to The Cloud”…
Simplify IT
Cheaper: Reduce Capital Expense
More fl...
THE CLOUD PENDULUM
…But there may be trouble ahead…
For Example:
IT didn’t simplify – in fact it just got more complex
M...
THE CLOUD PENDULUM IS SWINGING BACK…
Reality: Not everything fits on an external Cloud.
Many (most) external Cloud platf...
Context Based Security
Private Data Center
Compute Storage Network
Service Delivery & Management Methodology
Virtualizatio...
Virtualized Storage Virtualized Compute Virtualized Network
…and now relies on fully virtualized components across the sta...
SDN, SDDC, SDE, … vs. New Data
Center – What’s the difference and
how do they fit together?
‘Software-defined’
definitions...
Internet of Things
The Internet of things (IoT) refers to uniquely
identifiable objects and their virtual
representations ...
‘Poly * Synthetic’…
/ˌpälisinˈTHetik/ adj.
Usually used in Linguistics to describe a Language.
Definition – Polysynthetic ...
The Polysynthetic Data Center | Properties
A balanced, business driven IT approach integrating software defined infrastruc...
Polysynthetic Data Center: Components
Context Based Security
Private Data Center
Compute Storage Network
Service Delivery ...
POLYSYNTHETIC INFRASTRUCTURE
Polysynthetic DC
Building Blocks:
Spans multiple physical locations and will greatly reduce ...
SUPPORTING POLYSYNTHETIC APPLICATIONS
Leverage All Forms of Virtual Infrastructure:
Software Defined Compute
Software D...
BUSINESS CRITICAL AND TIER 1 APPLICATIONS
• The first cornerstone: virtualizing business-critical applications
• What’s bu...
Implementing a Polysynthetic Data Center requires aligned maturity in 2 key areas:
Commitment to advance your IT infrastru...
Implementing a Polysynthetic Data Center requires aligned maturity in 2 key areas:
Align the organizational roles and resp...
When technology and organizational maturity don’t align…
Infrastructure becomes chaotic and almost impossible to manage
• ...
Bureaucracy reigns and becomes a “wet blanket”
• Processes become overbearing (process for the sake of process)
• Air of “...
When first deploying,
start small and grow
Once your platforms are
established (and growing),
it’s time to move systems
Re...
Maturing to the Polysynthetic Data Center
achieving business goals
Understand business
goals first
New technology will
int...
Thank You!
CHRISTOPHER A WILLIAMS
FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL, CAW HOLDINGS, LLC
E: CHRISW@CAWLLC.COM P: (303) 507 -1331
“Gentle...
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Polysynthetic Data Center Vision v1.2

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  • 1. The Polysynthetic Data Center A NEW DATA CENTER / HYBRID CLOUD VISION June 2015 © CAW Holdings, LLC
  • 2. About Christopher (Chris) Williams Chris Williams is an industry recognized, highly innovative IT visionary in Cloud Infrastructure. Definitely not "Business as Usual", his unique combination of deep technical and business leadership skills make him an ideal transformation leader aligning people, process and technology. Original VCAP-DCD (#49) and VCAP-DCA (#225) Acknowledged as lead architect of one of the first client production, virtual infrastructure platforms using fully converged infrastructure Mentioned as one of “…the who’s who in the dataverse…” of virtualizing Oracle on vSphere Wrote the foreword to the VMware Press book, “Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere” (ISBN 978-0-13-357018-2) by Don Sullivan and Kannan Mani Veteran speaker/presenter at technology conferences and business forums including VMWorld, VMware Partner Exchange, Data Center Insights Extensive experience in designing and deploying Cloud infrastructure to support business critical applications, and supporting business processes
  • 3. 3 THE CLOUD PENDULUM Seems like “Everyone is running to The Cloud”… Simplify IT Cheaper: Reduce Capital Expense More flexible and agile than traditional Data Center Business Driven Focus – Providers Compete for your $$
  • 4. THE CLOUD PENDULUM …But there may be trouble ahead… For Example: IT didn’t simplify – in fact it just got more complex More Expensive Overall: Capital Expense went down, but Operational Expense skyrocketed Increased agility led to virtual machine sprawl and a loss of control of managed systems System performance difficult to manage or predict, especially for business critical and tier 1 applications Cloud Services Provider outages significantly and negatively impacted business even though SLAs were met
  • 5. THE CLOUD PENDULUM IS SWINGING BACK… Reality: Not everything fits on an external Cloud. Many (most) external Cloud platforms are just a new form of IT Outsourcing. Whoever controls the hypervisor and interfaces, controls everything (including you) You still must fully understand the infrastructure and interfaces your apps run on, including when they are hosted on an external Cloud (the one that you don’t really control – see the last rule) If your applications weren’t good outsourcing candidates to begin with, moving them to an external Cloud won’t help. “The Cloud is like The Hotel California. It’s easy to get your applications in, but it’s not so easy to get them back out.” –Paul Maritz, EMC/Pivotal and former CEO of VMware Bottom Line: The Private Data Center is Alive and Well – It’s Just Changing!
  • 6. Context Based Security Private Data Center Compute Storage Network Service Delivery & Management Methodology Virtualization and Orchestration Converged / Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Cloud Service Providers Cloud Data Centers IT is in the midst of its most important transformation in decades... Private Network / Internet Application Mobility APP APPAPP APPAPPAPP APP APP Any User Any DataAny Device Any LocationAny Workload
  • 7. Virtualized Storage Virtualized Compute Virtualized Network …and now relies on fully virtualized components across the stack Virtualized Applications The software-defined journey we’ve begun takes us in new directions. It’s one that is changing the concept of the data center permanently: • software-defined data center (SDDC) • enterprise hybrid cloud • big data, fast data • mobile computing
  • 8. SDN, SDDC, SDE, … vs. New Data Center – What’s the difference and how do they fit together? ‘Software-defined’ definitions software-defined anything/everything (SDx): “What all these ‘software-defined’ concepts really boil down to is: virtualization of the underlying component and accessibility through some documented API to provision, operate and manage the low-level component. Analysts are talking about Software-defined anything/everything (SDx) changing the enterprise workplace.” -- Softwaredefined-enterprise.com Common SDx memes: Software-defined data center Software-defined networking Software-defined enterprise SDx is a foundational, enabling approach to embarking on the software defined journey…
  • 9. Internet of Things The Internet of things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. – Proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999 though the concept has been discussed since at least 1991. Internet of Everything “Cisco defines the Internet of everything (IoE) as bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before-turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.” – Cisco The Internet of Everything is supported and made feasible via the software defined journey, embodied by a new kind of data center… Advancing the Internet of Things to its next logical step
  • 10. ‘Poly * Synthetic’… /ˌpälisinˈTHetik/ adj. Usually used in Linguistics to describe a Language. Definition – Polysynthetic Language (Google): denoting or relating to a language characterized by complex words consisting of several morphemes, in which a single word may function as a whole sentence. Many American Indian languages are polysynthetic. The Polysynthetic Data Center… The continuous predictive (re)compilation of infrastructure, process, and methodology expressed as a single, managed data center entity. It relies on a transformational approach to IT that enables and securely delivers on-demand services to the business by leveraging software defined resources and shared services that can be consumed flexibly as they are provided.
  • 11. The Polysynthetic Data Center | Properties A balanced, business driven IT approach integrating software defined infrastructure, process, and methodology The Polysynthetic Data Center… • extends beyond the traditional data center to include optimized network and cloud, both internal and external • intentionally, proactively, and predictively puts together specific systems and services in context to achieve specific business outcomes, which often are unique to a given organization • will usually span multiple locations and include endpoint devices, depending on context • relies on and integrates several enabling technologies, methodology and concepts, including SDx and IoE, as foundational principles • is business requirements and associated desired outcomes dynamically describing and driving IT strategy, use and consumption – It’s not just a wave of new technology and systems • is capable of using consumption based models (even intended to do so), although some organizations may choose not to use this capability • reduces cost in most cases, but cost is not the primary value driver – business agility, control, and flexibility are more important
  • 12. Polysynthetic Data Center: Components Context Based Security Private Data Center Compute Storage Network Service Delivery & Management Methodology Virtualization and Orchestration Converged / Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Cloud Service Providers Cloud Data Centers Private Network / Internet Application Mobility APP APPAPP APPAPPAPP APP APP
  • 13. POLYSYNTHETIC INFRASTRUCTURE Polysynthetic DC Building Blocks: Spans multiple physical locations and will greatly reduce the size and scope of your internal data center (but you will still need one) Distributed IT infrastructure made up of modular components implements a single data center entity across all locations All functional components are swappable because all of them are abstracted, while consolidating systems management Connectivity combines Software Defined Networking and Network Feature Virtualization to ease application and system mobility across infrastructure components Multiple Cloud systems use common, organization owned APIs to move apps based on business need Private Cloud Core (Command and Control) Other Cloud Services GoogleAmazon Salesforce Site Private Cloud vCloud Air Site Private Cloud Azure
  • 14. SUPPORTING POLYSYNTHETIC APPLICATIONS Leverage All Forms of Virtual Infrastructure: Software Defined Compute Software Defined Network Software Defined Storage Software Defined Software Polysynthetic Infrastructure concepts must extend up the stack to complete the Data Center picture… Polysynthetic Applications (a.k.a. Software Defined Software) must ideally be fully modular and both “aware” of and use the capabilities provided by the underlying infrastructure This isn’t as easy as it looks (and it doesn’t look easy). How do I get it RIGHT? Virtualize 100% of everything (not just compute), including especially your Business Critical and Tier 1 Applications Continuously mature both your technology and IT Service Delivery / Service Management capability Align your technology to support your business goals – and then continuously keep them aligned Enabled: Polysynthetic Infrastructure Enabled: Polysynthetic Data Center
  • 15. BUSINESS CRITICAL AND TIER 1 APPLICATIONS • The first cornerstone: virtualizing business-critical applications • What’s business critical? Question: “Can I run my business without this application?” Answer: “No” or “Not for very long” = Business Critical • Business-critical apps are also tier 1 apps, but not all tier 1 apps are business-critical • Most business-critical and tier 1 apps have one or more of the following in common: • High compute loads – either with heavy threading or heavy math processing • High RAM utilization • High and specialized I/O – particularly storage • High availability configurations – often requiring OS or application clustering • Complex networking configurations – public and private networks, often to support clustering Today’s vBCA questions: Now that I’ve virtualized my business critical apps, where is the best place to host them? How do I know they’re optimized? When do I move them? Can my infrastructure support them, especially as they move?
  • 16. Implementing a Polysynthetic Data Center requires aligned maturity in 2 key areas: Commitment to advance your IT infrastructure, including non-x86 platforms • Software-defined Compute (Machine Virtualization) • Software-defined Network (Network Virtualization) • Software-defined Storage (Storage Virtualization) • Software-defined Software (Application Virtualization) Integrate and balance internally and externally provided services, including cloud Ensure all physical components meet the demands of your data center approach Key Milestones: Virtualize all business critical and tier 1 applications Converge Infrastructure (especially network and storage) Optimize utilization across cloud, network, shared services and internal systems Polysynthetic Data Center: Getting It Right…
  • 17. Implementing a Polysynthetic Data Center requires aligned maturity in 2 key areas: Align the organizational roles and responsibilities to a services management approach Define, simplify, optimize, and then automate core operational processes (across the enterprise) Weighing and balancing on-premises and externally provided services and disciplines Stack Management “I need an Oracle database server. It should be based on my standard build…” “I need a standard database system…” “I need a data service to provide information for my Upcoming marketing Initiative…” “…to support my new sales automation application…” Systems Management Services Management 17 Polysynthetic Data Center: Getting It Right…
  • 18. When technology and organizational maturity don’t align… Infrastructure becomes chaotic and almost impossible to manage • Lots of tools for individual point solutions with little to no strategic oversight • No integration or coordination or management between systems • Technology and infrastructure sprawl (including VMs) • Overly complex systems and configurations • Greatly increased operational risk • Increased costs Like giving the keys to the McLaren MP4 to a teenager who just got his driver’s license… When technology gets too far ahead: 18
  • 19. Bureaucracy reigns and becomes a “wet blanket” • Processes become overbearing (process for the sake of process) • Air of “nothing gets done without someone else’s approval” • Loss of agility – process overrides capability • “Shadow IT” becomes a common way of doing things • Increased costs When processes and organization get too far ahead: Like making an elite F1 race driver compete on the track with a Trabant… When technology and organizational maturity don’t align… 19
  • 20. When first deploying, start small and grow Once your platforms are established (and growing), it’s time to move systems Replace vs. migrate vs. retire • Remember: KISS principle first – then Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast… • Bake a “batch of cookies” and perfect the recipe • Bake several batches of cookies – make sure the recipe doesn’t change • Build cookie factory… • Driving a train and changing rails • Understand where you’re migrating to and why (private cloud, public cloud, outsourced, managed service) • Many systems will migrate easily • Some systems will migrate with difficulty, often the oldest or most critical systems • A few systems will just go quietly… Maturing to the Polysynthetic Data Center getting started
  • 21. Maturing to the Polysynthetic Data Center achieving business goals Understand business goals first New technology will intentionally add layers of abstraction in your Data Center – Avoid adding corresponding layers in your organization Keep organizational maturity aligned and slightly ahead of technology maturity • Business and IT leadership must consistently communicate and remain strategically aligned • Implement services management capability in IT operations • Align services provided to business goals • Abstraction in technology will lead to more complexity • Abstraction in organizations will lead to more bureaucracy • Optimized infrastructure architecture and organizational design are key to reaping the full benefits • Higher maturity is not higher complexity • Resist technology for technology’s sake • Resist process for process’ sake
  • 22. Thank You! CHRISTOPHER A WILLIAMS FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL, CAW HOLDINGS, LLC E: CHRISW@CAWLLC.COM P: (303) 507 -1331 “Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.” --Vince Lombardi

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