Leveraging Cloud Computing – A Consolidation Case Study
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Post on 01-Dec-2014
DESCRIPTIONYan Ness of Online Tech presents a slide show on leveraging cloud computing as part of the seminar speaker series, 2 Cloud or Not 2 Cloud: The Business Case for Cloud Computing.
1. Leveraging Cloud Computing Flexibility A Real-World Example Yan Ness CEO, Online Tech Colocation Dedicated Servers Private CloudsCopyright 2011 Online Tech. All rights reserved www.onlinetech.com 734.213.2020 2. Our World Lots to Manage 2 Data Centers 100s of Circuits 1,000s of Servers 100s of Network Devices 100s of racks, cages and private suites 1,000s of support tickets Certified and audited processes (SAS70, SSAE16, SOC2 and SOC3) Employees in 5 locations and 2 countries All 7x24 mission critical Colocation Dedicated Servers Private CloudsCopyright 2011 Online Tech. All rights reserved www.onlinetech.com 734.213.2020 3. Critical Systems Variety of Needs Administration Operations Exchange, Sharepoint, Fileserver, Bandwidth Management and Billing Domain Controller Custom centos programs that take data from our routers and populate a MySQL database Marketing 5 million records/month Production and Development website Patch Management Load balanced Website 1,000s of patches a month Firewall and IDS Management OTPortal consoles Client and Intranet Portal Antivirus Management Microsoft .net Applications Server and Cloud Backup Managers 500 MB database on MS SQL 2008 SAN and NAS Management Database Uptime and Performance Monitoring OTMobile Lab Mobile access for our engineers Sandbox for testing PHP application Colocation Dedicated Servers Private CloudsCopyright 2011 Online Tech. All rights reserved www.onlinetech.com 734.213.2020 4. Our Private Cloud 23 Physical Servers OT Private Cloud 18 Windows, 5 CentOS 2 Hardware Servers (N+1) 2xQuad Core CPUs, 48GB RAM servers 8TB SAN (SATA RAID 10, 3TB usable) 4 database servers HA Configuration Each ~10% utilized Automatic Load Balancing Across Hosts Automatic Failover to Single Server Continuous Offsite Backup Warm Site D/R in Ann Arbor 4 Hour Recovery Time Fully Tested Colocation Dedicated Servers Private Clouds 4Copyright 2011 Online Tech. All rights reserved www.onlinetech.com 734.213.2020 5. Leveraging Our Cloud Gaining Value Pace We increased the pace of development Total Cost of Ownership We reduced the management costs for our infrastructure Uptime Every server is redundant Performance We improved our ability to respond to performance issues Green We dramatically reduced our carbon footprint Colocation Dedicated Servers Private CloudsCopyright 2011 Online Tech. All rights reserved www.onlinetech.com 734.213.2020 6. Pace Saving Time Copy and Paste Pre-release Test new versions on exact production duplicate 2 week project done in 1 hour We now do OTPortal releases every 2 weeks New time-saving features sooner Design Feasibility Create new servers and test concepts using production data New Technology Used with less risk Colocation Dedicated Servers Private CloudsCopyright 2011 Online Tech. All rights reserved www.onlinetech.com 734.213.2020 7. Total Cost of Ownership Its about saving Money Old TCO 26 Physical Dell Servers, variety of specifications, versions, bios, CPU, memory configurations, need lots of different spares 52 power supplies 26 Backups, 26 Anti-virus, 26 machines to network and patch 4 Cisco network switches 2 racks in the data center 100+ network cables Half a dozen power strips Hours and hours to upgrade disks Downtime to upgrade memory Cloud TCO 2 servers + SAN+2 network switches 2 power strips Quarter of a Rack Obvious If you Manage IT Equipment you can Feel the Savings by seeing this list Save 50% on Hardware, 90% on Management Colocation Dedicated Servers Private CloudsCopyright 2011 Online Tech. All rights reserved www.onlinetech.com 734.213.2020 8. Uptime Improved Our Life Blood Server Failure N+1 Hosts mean Every virtual server we create is protected from a failed hardware server Would have required an additional 26 servers! Upgrades Memory upgrade 1 server at a time Disks 2 mouse clicks and a reboot Backup and DR Single backup process for each host Backups for every virtual server on all hosts
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