Is Your IT Infrastructure Ready for the Always-On World?

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Is Your IT Infrastructure Ready for the Always-On World? by Mind Map: Is Your IT Infrastructure Ready for the Always-On World?

1. Phase 1 - Virtualization Overview

1.1. 1. Industry & Market Overview

1.1.1. Evolution of 3rd Platform & The changing face of server diversity

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1.1.1.1.1. Each platform builds on the previous

1.1.1.1.2. 2nd platform will still live on - but transition to 3rd overall

1.1.1.2. .

1.1.1.2.1. ARM will be coming slowly over time

1.1.1.2.2. Very much as an industry focus on x86 Architecture

1.1.1.2.3. Windows is RED in bottom right image

1.1.1.3. .

1.1.1.3.1. Large scale mostly in North America

1.2. 2. The Impact of Virtualization

1.2.1. Virtualization rates

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1.2.1.1.1. Single POF is a big concern for Virtualized Infrastructure

1.2.1.2. .

1.2.1.2.1. Density optimized pulls down overall virtualization

1.2.1.2.2. Think server farms - Google/Facebook etc. Not virtualized

1.2.1.2.3. More and more VMs per host

1.2.1.3. .

1.2.1.3.1. VM Servers grows slower, but VMs per host increases

1.2.1.3.2. Makes each host more valuable

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1.2.1.4.1. Note how low the Industrial section is!

1.2.1.4.2. HPC - High performance computing - less chance for virtualization

1.2.1.4.3. Physical server view - not indicitive of hosts

1.3. 4. Essential Guidance

1.3.1. .

1.3.1.1. Compare low impact vs high impact workloads

1.3.1.2. What NEEDS higher availability?

1.3.1.3. Growth of density is much higher thatn # of servers. It's more about workloads / critical VMs

1.3.1.4. KEY POINT - 1/3rd of servers support 80% of workloads!

1.4. 3. The Changing Face of Availability

1.4.1. How the risk has changed, What customers are doing, What virtualized infrastructure does and does not do

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1.4.1.1.1. Reduce hardware spend dramatically - net savings

1.4.1.1.2. After consolidation - focus on reliability and performance

1.4.1.2. .

1.4.1.2.1. Over provisioning is an issue with non-virtualized infrastructure

1.4.1.2.2. Live Migration

1.4.1.2.3. Host maintenance

1.4.1.2.4. Workload balancing

1.4.1.2.5. Big IT benefits

1.4.1.2.6. Recovery from outages - more workable disaster recovery plan

1.4.1.3. .

1.4.1.3.1. 3rd party tools often needed

1.4.1.3.2. Not always instant

1.5. Overview

1.5.1. Title

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2. Phase 2 - Stratus Offerings

2.1. Overview

2.1.1. .

2.1.1.1. FT Server - High availability hardware with immediate failover - lockstep together

2.1.1.2. Transition to IaaS and Private Clouds

2.1.1.3. A hardware based HA is good, but having software based solution is the wave of the future

2.2. The Need.

2.2.1. .

2.2.1.1. People are trying to build HA / Continuity into applications

2.2.1.2. Applications between vendors are different - not compatible or portable

2.2.1.3. Example - Redundant HMI servers (application software solution)

2.2.2. .

2.2.2.1. How do we make it HA..and make it easy

2.2.2.2. Series of components

2.3. Components

2.3.1. Availability Engine

2.3.2. .

2.3.2.1. Holds instances in check - trade off - no data loss

2.3.2.2. Not a migration

2.3.2.3. Instances are in LockStep

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2.3.4. .

2.3.4.1. Take EverRun and move it to enterprise cloud use cases

2.4. Application Monitoring

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2.4.2. .

2.5. Cloud solutions

2.5.1. .

2.5.1.1. How to support other hypervisors as well?

2.5.1.2. Multiple levels of HA

2.5.1.3. Dynamically provision throughout lifecycles

2.5.2. .

2.5.3. .

2.5.3.1. EverRun enterprise 7.1 is shipping soon

3. Other Notes...

3.1. Virtualization is becoming more popular for smaller companies,

3.2. VMs will live on for a long time - will be hosted in cloud and migrated and consolidated heavier

3.3. EverRun Enterprise runs on KVM (Linux Distro)

3.4. EverRun Enterprise works in a pair mode - not 3

3.5. Cloud Solutions have failover to a failover --> rolling availability with 3 + server solution

3.6. Typical Install - Make it as simple as possible

3.6.1. Pair of servers - install both servers

3.6.2. Layer on OS and application

3.6.3. Replication and then up and running

3.7. Trial - They are available - contact Stratus and they can set it up