Designing A Cloud Friendly Data Center by dawpow

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									        Designing A Cloud
        Friendly Data Center

Peter Panfil                 Jim Kennedy
Vice President and General   Director of Data Center
Manager                      Operations and Construction
Liebert AC Power             RagingWire Enterprise
Emerson Network Power        Solutions, Inc.
    Will You Be Using The Cloud?
    What do you mean by “the cloud”
       EXTERNAL / PUBLIC                      INTERNAL / PRIVATE
     Pay-per-use of 3rd party hosted        You offer servers as a service to
                servers                               remote users

             Web Servers                        Company E-Mail
               Hosting                            Databases
             Co-Location                        ERP Applications

    Hotmail: you don’t have hotmail software on your PC
    ERP Payroll App: multiple users can access a single remote database
    Video Server: video streaming from a hosted site
    You will be using the cloud;
    in your own data center or with a service provider.
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    Does Cloud Change the Infrastructure
    Requirements of the Data Center?
         CLOUD                Uptime is likely more critical
       PROVIDERS              Lost revenue for downtime


                             IT Applications are critical and
     CLOUD USERS
                               will drive customer loyalty

     Redundancy for the entire eco-system
     Power and Cooling redundancy
     Server redundancy (virtualization)
     Even site redundancy may be necessary
    The Computing must come from somewhere.
    If it’s not available, someone is losing money.
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    What Can Be Done About Volatility in
    Workload Demand
                                                Server Utilization in
                                   100        Virtualized Environment
        Opportunity for
         Efficiencies

      Variable Capacity             0
       Infrastructure                   0                12                    24h
                                          Source: McKinsey & Company
                                   “Revolutionizing Data Center Efficiency,” 2008

    Requires flexibility of cooling & power infrastructure
    IT needs to understand and manage their loads
    Balance different customer loads (globally) where possible

    DC Infrastructure and IT Operations need to
    work together to solve a complex problem.
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    Best Practices for Monitoring & Asset
    Management
           EFFICIENCY &
                                              INVENTORY & ACCESS
           AVAILABILITY
       Optimized Power &                           What & Where
      Cooling Infrastructure                     Capacity Planning
          Saving $$$’s                            Security Control
    Best Practices
    Customer transparency of data center operations
    Minimize hot spots & balance loads
    Power growth trending for future capacity allocations
    Pay attention to future regulations that will require this data


    Use the data to find and utilize stranded
    capacity in the data center.
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    What Are The Security Considerations?
        PHYSICAL             Understand Limits/Controls
        SECURITY              are Defined and Enforced

         ACCESS                 Need to Protect Data,
        SECURITY               Regardless of Where It Is

    Understand the Legal Concerns (PCI, HIPAA, SOX, SEC)
    Test the system yourself, both physically & logically
    Require the appropriate security and compliance


    The data is YOUR legal responsibility,
    PERIOD.
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    How to Evaluate 3rd Party Cloud Providers?
      Compare your abilities to      Reliability, redundancy, disaster
        vendor’s capabilities               recovery, capacity

       Obtain binding service           Uptime, access, capacity,
            agreements               bandwidth, migration termination

      Validate the investment in       Reliable and proven power &
            technologies             systems, latest server technology

     Evidence / history of clients      Testimonials, performance
          and performance                reports, provider stability



    Maximizing availability, reliability and security
    will be the drivers for cloud providers.
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