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Co m en ts of Philip Trautman im Deliver Automation, Visibility, and Management Consistency in a Multi-Cloud World pl Designing and Building a Hybrid Cloud Designing and Building a Hybrid Cloud Deliver Automation, Visibility, and Management Consistency in a Multi-Cloud World Philip A Trautman Beijing Boston Farnham Sebastopol Tokyo Designing and Building a Hybrid Cloud by Philip Trautman Copyright © 2018 O’Reilly Media All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America Published by O’Reilly Media, Inc., 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472 O’Reilly books may be purchased for educational, business, or sales promotional use Online edi‐ tions are also available for most titles ( For more information, contact our corporate/institutional sales department: 800-998-9938 or Editor: Nikki McDonald Production Editor: Nan Barber Copyeditor: Jasmine Kwityn Proofreader: Nan Barber Interior Designer: David Futato Cover Designer: Karen Montgomery Illustrator: Rebecca Demarest First Edition April 2018: Revision History for the First Edition 2018-04-17: First Release The O’Reilly logo is a registered trademark of O’Reilly Media, Inc Designing and Building a Hybrid Cloud, the cover image, and related trade dress are trademarks of O’Reilly Media, Inc While the publisher and the author have used good faith efforts to ensure that the information and instructions contained in this work are accurate, the publisher and the author disclaim all responsi‐ bility for errors or omissions, including without limitation responsibility for damages resulting from the use of or reliance on this work Use of the information and instructions contained in this work is at your own risk If any code samples or other technology this work contains or describes is subject to open source licenses or the intellectual property rights of others, it is your responsibility to ensure that your use thereof complies with such licenses and/or rights This work is part of a collaboration between O’Reilly and Nutanix See our statement of editorial independence 978-1-492-03692-0 [LSI] Table of Contents Is It Time to Embrace Hybrid Cloud? What This Report Covers The Cloud Is Reshaping Enterprise IT What Is a Hybrid Cloud? Applications and the Hybrid Cloud The State of Hybrid Cloud Summary 1 4 Understanding the Hybrid Cloud What Are the Benefits of Hybrid Cloud? Why Is Hybrid Cloud the Preferred Enterprise Model? A Strategy for Hybrid Cloud Success Summary 12 13 Assessing Your Hybrid Cloud Needs 15 Assess the Current State of Your Operations Assess Your Future Workload Needs Creating a Workload Decision Matrix Seek Buy-In Establish Your High-Level Hybrid Cloud Goals Summary 16 17 18 20 21 21 Designing Your Hybrid Cloud: On-Premises and Private Cloud 23 Choosing a Cloud Operating System Modernizing Datacenters Availability, Data Protection, and Compliance Summary 24 26 29 29 iii Designing Your Hybrid Cloud: Public Clouds, CSPs, and SaaS 31 Choosing Public Clouds and CSPs Working with SaaS Providers Summary 31 33 34 Getting Serious About DevOps 35 What Is DevOps? The Importance of Infrastructure to DevOps Infrastructure Automation for DevOps Summary 36 37 37 39 Adapting Your Organization to Hybrid Cloud 41 Why Organizational Change Is Necessary Organizational Changes for DevOps Summary iv | Table of Contents 41 43 44 CHAPTER Is It Time to Embrace Hybrid Cloud? Enterprises are turning to hybrid cloud to modernize IT for the digital era But, given the significant complexity that still exists today in cross-cloud management and integration, many enterprises are struggling to create an effective hybrid cloud strategy What This Report Covers This report recommends a three-step approach that will help you build a more functional and more mature hybrid cloud environment: • Choose a single framework—a “cloud operating system”—to manage work‐ loads on-premises and in the cloud • Modernize datacenters and other on-premises infrastructure to utilize that framework • Choose public clouds and cloud service providers compatible with the same framework This approach will provide a higher level of automation, visibility, and consis‐ tency across all environments, private and public, ensuring your enterprise oper‐ ates at the highest level and achieves the benefits of hybrid cloud Designed for IT leaders and business decision makers, this report will help you assess, plan, and implement this hybrid cloud strategy to achieve greater control over all IT services, regardless of where they are running The Cloud Is Reshaping Enterprise IT Over the last 10 years, the increasing capabilities of the public cloud have dra‐ matically reshaped the enterprise IT landscape Many enterprises initially announced they were adopting a “cloud-first” strategy or that they were “all in” on the public cloud That early euphoria has now been tempered by reality, as enterprises have learned—often the hard way—that not every application is suited to public cloud Many were shocked at how quickly the bills for public cloud services added up When you factor in all the costs—getting the perfor‐ mance you need, data protection costs, and other variables—it can be twice as much to run predictable workloads in the cloud versus on-premises By 2016, a study by IDG Research noted that, “nearly 40% of organizations with public cloud experience report having moved public cloud workloads back to onpremises, mostly due to security and cost concerns.” This doesn’t mean that enterprises have been abandoning the cloud They’re simply taking a “hybrid” approach and working to strike a smarter balance between workloads in the cloud and workloads that run on-premises, whether on traditional infrastructure or in a private cloud According to IDC,1 by 2015 more than 80% of companies had already adopted a hybrid cloud IT strategy A combination of on-premises IT services and cloudbased services deliver substantial business benefits and give your company a competitive edge over less nimble rivals What Is a Hybrid Cloud? In the loosest definition, a hybrid cloud combines on-premises IT (traditional infrastructure and private cloud) with off-premises resources or services from a public cloud—such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Microsoft Azure—or at a cloud service provider (CSP) or software-asa-service (SaaS) provider, as illustrated in Figure 1-1 Public Cloud versus Cloud Service Provider In this report I take pains to distinguish between the big public clouds and smaller cloud service providers As you’ll learn, each may have a role to play in your hybrid cloud strategy IDC Cloud Predictions for 2015, December 2014 | Chapter 1: Is It Time to Embrace Hybrid Cloud? Figure 1-1 A hybrid cloud can be composed of both on-premises (IT infrastructure, private cloud) and off-premises (public cloud, CSP, SaaS) elements In a stricter definition of hybrid cloud, a service is built from a combination of different clouds that could include both private and public clouds as well as CSPs In a three-tier application stack, the presentation service might be on a public cloud, the application service might reside on a managed private cloud, and the database service might reside on-premises Another term that is becoming common is “multi-cloud.” Just as it sounds, multicloud is the strategy of using multiple different clouds that could include a vari‐ ety of private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments to satisfy your IT needs What About Enterprise Cloud? Another recent entry to the cloud lexicon is “enterprise cloud.” An enterprise cloud is designed specifically to address enterprise needs and tailored to meet requirements for: • Traditional applications Cloud environments are often a bad fit for tradi‐ tional business applications, which may require significant refactoring • Next-generation applications Often referred to as “cloud-native” applica‐ tions, these have been designed to run in cloud environments • End-user computing Many companies have discovered that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a good way to increase the security of customer data while also increasing IT efficiency What Is a Hybrid Cloud? | Enterprise clouds incorporate the elements of many other cloud types, delivering the benefits of private, hybrid, and multi-cloud models in a way that may more closely match your business needs and the capabilities of your IT team Applications and the Hybrid Cloud For many of us in IT, infrastructure has such a prominent place in our thinking that it’s sometimes easy to forget that it’s not an end in itself It’s important to keep in mind that hybrid cloud is simply a means to deliver the applications and services your business needs to succeed This includes the traditional business applications that you’ve relied on for years, and the next-generation, cloud-native applications that will propel your business into the future In this report, these are referred to as mode and mode applications: • Mode applications Traditional and well-understood enterprise applica‐ tions such as email, relational databases, and business applications such as ERP, CRM, etc • Mode applications Next-generation, cloud-native applications, possibly developed using an agile or continuous development approach These appli‐ cations are often close to the customer, such as mobile applications You probably already know that some applications are ideally suited for public cloud, some are better on-premises, and some can move back and forth—or span the two Chapter discusses assessing your needs and planning for different application types A Single Infrastructure or Bimodal IT? Supporting mode and mode applications with separate infrastruc‐ ture (and possibly separate teams) is sometimes referred to as bimodal IT Although it may be tempting to run mode and mode applications in this fashion, this approach will limit agility in the long run Your hybrid cloud needs to seamlessly encompass both After conducting interviews with IT leaders from a variety of industries, Bain & Company reported, "Companies are finding that the two-speed IT model is fraught with practical issues that make it unsustainable” The State of Hybrid Cloud As enterprises in all industries pursue digital transformation and embrace new technologies like artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT), hybrid cloud adoption is poised to accelerate As part of this process, many enterprises are also pursuing datacenter modernization IDC predicts that, “by 2020, the heavy workload demands of next-generation applications and new IT architec‐ | Chapter 1: Is It Time to Embrace Hybrid Cloud? CHAPTER Adapting Your Organization to Hybrid Cloud As you adopt a hybrid cloud strategy, you should anticipate the need to make changes to your IT organization Where traditional, siloed infrastructure stacks rely heavily on IT specialists with deep knowledge of a particular discipline such as networking, storage, and virtualization, your hybrid cloud operations may depend much more on IT generalists The move to automation and self-service eliminates much of the time spent satis‐ fying user requests and trouble tickets, allowing your team to shift focus from infrastructure and day-to-day tasks to the applications and services your com‐ pany relies on This chapter explains why organizational changes are necessary, outlines oppor‐ tunities to take advantage of resulting IT changes, and looks at organizational strategies for DevOps success Why Organizational Change Is Necessary As important as technology has become to the modern enterprise, a successful digital transformation also requires significant changes to both company culture and management structure For example, Dutch banking giant ING developed an agile approach to organization modeled on the success of companies such as Google, Netflix, and Spotify In the process, ING discovered that significant changes to the company culture were also needed The recent report, Digital Transformation in Financial Services: The Need to Rewire Organizational DNA, discusses the need for firms to adopt a “digital DNA” across the company, a specific set of characteristics that enables them to succeed with digital transformation 41 While transforming the culture and organizational structure of your entire com‐ pany is beyond the scope of this report, I want to say a few things about the impacts and opportunities for the organization and culture of your IT and devel‐ opment teams These teams can serve as a catalyst for the rest of the company The preceding chapters emphasize how thoughtful cloud adoption combined with datacenter transformation are essential to delivering the new applications and services necessary to maintain your company’s competitive footing and enhance customer experience As you work to accelerate the delivery of new digi‐ tal applications and services, agile development methods will replace the tradi‐ tional waterfall approach The balance of power between developers and IT operations has to evolve to deal with this new reality Transforming your datacenters combined with prudent adoption of services from CSPs and public cloud providers has significant impacts on your organiza‐ tion: • • • • Frees up budget and personnel Reduces reliance on IT specialists Increases your ability to focus on applications and the application stack Facilitates a transition to DevOps In order to take full advantage of these changes you may need to reorganize or flatten your organizational structure Reprioritize IT Resources Traditional IT infrastructure is simply not flexible or scalable enough to adapt to digital needs IT teams spend far too much time and effort on mundane manage‐ ment tasks that keep the lights on but don’t move the business forward A high percentage of the IT budget is dedicated to day-to-day operations, which often consume up to 80% of your IT budget, leaving only 20% for innovation The goal of datacenter transformation and hybrid cloud is to bring that split closer to 50/50, freeing up both budget and staff time that can be reallocated to new projects Reduce Reliance on IT Specialists Fragmented infrastructure is difficult to automate and also creates a need for infrastructure specialists—individuals with specialized storage, networking, vir‐ tualization, and other skills who can troubleshoot the issues that inevitably arise Hiring these individuals is both difficult and expensive As your operation grows, it becomes impossible to continue hiring enough experts, making a dependence on superstars an unsustainable practice In extreme cases, you may have just a 42 | Chapter 7: Adapting Your Organization to Hybrid Cloud few engineers who understand the impact of infrastructure changes or who can implement complex changes Datacenter transformation and a correctly designed hybrid cloud strategy with extensive automation reduces your reliance on these specialists, allowing infra‐ structure tasks to be handled by IT generalists and breaking down barriers that exist in your IT operations You may find that you no longer have a need—and indeed that it’s counter-productive—to continue to be organized into separate server, virtualization, storage, and networking teams With less time and atten‐ tion on infrastructure, your teams focus instead on the application stack, applica‐ tion development, and new service delivery The resulting infrastructure is also much more comprehensible and amenable to your Dev team Software-defined infrastructure enables automation and allows both Ops and Dev teams to program the infrastructure directly This is some‐ times referred to as “infrastructure as code.” Organizational Changes for DevOps With a rational hybrid cloud infrastructure in place, you’ll be well positioned to begin bringing Dev and Ops closer together, as illustrated in Figure 7-1, acceler‐ ating the transition to DevOps (as described in the previous chapter) However, you should anticipate a number of organizational hurdles as you move forward Figure 7-1 DevOps breaks down the organizational barriers between Dev and Ops so the two can coordinate efforts First, buy-in at the executive level is essential As with any transition, DevOps will require some added expenditures and productivity may decline initially until you’ve worked the kinks out Second, you’ll need to identify an organizational structure that works for your business needs That structure may extend beyond IT boundaries: The key has been adhering to the “end-to-end principle” and working in multidis‐ ciplinary teams, or squads, that comprise a mix of marketing specialists, product and commercial specialists, user-experience designers, data analysts, and IT engi‐ neers—all focused on solving the client’s needs and united by a common defini‐ tion of success Organizational Changes for DevOps | 43 —Bart Schlatmann, Chief Operating Officer, ING There’s no single organizational structure for DevOps success The website DevOps Topologies investigates potential organizational structures, including nine organization types and seven “anti-types” to avoid Finally, no matter what organizational structure you settle on, you’ll have to make investments in training to help people entrenched in either Dev or Ops operate cross-functionally and adjust to their new responsibilities As with most endeavors, DevOps success hinges on the success or failure of the people involved Prolonged success cannot rely on continuous heroic efforts, no matter how dedicated the team Summary The transition to a hybrid cloud model will in all likelihood require some signifi‐ cant adjustments to your IT organization Key takeaways • Freeing up IT resources due to automation combined with reduced reliance on IT specialists, introduces opportunities to flatten your organizational structure or reorganize around new business priorities • The organizational changes to enable successful DevOps may require the formation of cross-functional teams with members from across the com‐ pany 44 | Chapter 7: Adapting Your Organization to Hybrid Cloud About the Author With over 25 years in the IT industry, Philip Trautman’s career has focused on understanding and writing about enterprise IT infrastructure and cloud He was senior manager of technical support for Auspex Systems before becoming an industry consultant and writer in 1997 Areas of expertise include storage, data protection and disaster recovery, computer architecture including converged and hyperconverged infrastructure, server and desktop virtualization, and cloud Phi‐ lip has done extensive work for current and past industry leaders including Data Domain, LSI, Legato Systems, Microsoft, NetApp, Nutanix, SGI, and SUN Micro‐ systems He has authored hundreds of white papers, eBooks, success stories, and other collateral for these and other clients ... reexamine their cloud plans You may not want the availability of critical applications that your company relies on to be in someone else’s hands • Control For some applications and data, your company... to market, and save IT staff time • Application and VM-centric Data operations such as snapshots, replica‐ tion, and cloning should operate at the same level of granularity as your applications:... versus adding cloud resources when needed to accommodate peak periods • Avoidance of lock-in If you adopt a cloud- only model, it s almost impossi‐ ble to avoid getting locked into one or two cloud
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