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The State of the Cloud:

How Organizations Are


Creating a Bridge Between
Virtualization And Hybrid
Cloud

Summary and Overview

Common challenges with the hybrid cloud model,


including fragmented cloud architecture and costly
support

Where a hybrid cloud model makes sense and why


Best practices and considerations around your business
and the hybrid cloud

Enabling the
Business and
the User!

Extending Your Data Center!

Major Trends Impacting the Data Center Today


Emerging Business Challenges: Users, Mobility,
Digitization

Welcome to the Digital [R]Evolution

Digital is Transforming Business

Transform
Processes
and Business
Models

Empower
Workforce
Efficiency and
Innovation

Personalize
User/Citizen
Experience

And the Workplace

Evolution of Cloud and Data Center


A lot of movement to the cloud.
Cloud environments provide new economics.

By 2019 86% of workloads


will be cloud-based. (Cisco)

Over the next 2 years, nearly


half of all businesses will have a
cloud deployment. (Gartner)

Global spend on IaaS reached


$16.5B in 2015; increase of
32.8% from 2014. (Gartner)

More than 50% of enterprises


will have hybrid cloud
deployments by 2017 (Gartner.)

New ways to deliver applications and mobility.


New apps are now cloud-born (SaaS).
Users are using new tools to stay productive.
The tie between the business and the app.

Hybrid cloud creates new levels of economics.


Modern use-cases are evolving and expanding!

Changing Business Models


Hybrid Cloud

Public Cloud

Private Cloud

Cloud/SaaS Applications | Off-net Users | Explosion of Data | Internet of Things

Challenges Facing Todays IT Model


Design

Deploy

Manage

1.

Users are evolving, requesting new


apps, and using new resources.

2.

Business is limited (and enabled) by


the pace of their IT environment.

3.

Apps and workloads are getting


bigger; and more critical.

4.

Uptime and resiliency keep managers


up at night.

5.

Business are challenged to manage a


distributed architecture.

Asking the Big Question


How prepared are your data and your apps for the demands of a new, digital, workforce?
Fully
Nearly
Somewhat
Not at all

Understanding the Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid: Bridging On Prem, Cloud, Virtualization

How Do You Get To A Hybrid


State?

By Solving Todays Challenges


With Real-World Solutions

Changing
Business Models

Dynamic
Threat Landscape

Complexity
and Fragmentation

A New Way to Scale Your Business


Design

Deploy

Manage

1.

The unification of storage, network


and compute.

2.

Integration with the cloud, the


hypervisor, your data center.

3.

Better management, visibility, and


resource controls.

4.

Increased automation and workload


management.

5.

Improved security and multi-tenancy


capabilities.

Using Cloud and Virtualization to Create Business (IT)


Transformation

Understanding the Impacts of HCI, Hybrid Cloud,


Virtualization, Apps on Your Business

A Bridge Into the Hybrid Cloud:


Understanding Components and What Businesses are Doing
Meeting at the Cloud Crossroads

Convergence

Content

Virtualization

Network
Storage
Compute

Virtual
Physical
Optimized

Cloud-ready
Hypervisor-ready
Policy controls
SDDC

Policy-based

Intelligence

Virtualization

Cloud Integration

DC Integration

Management

Mobility

Multi-tenancy and Policies

Experience

Resource Aggregation

Converged Infrastructure

Extending the Entire Data Center to Optimize the Business

Big Benefits Behind Hybrid Cloud,


Virtualization, and App Deployment

1. Create Multi-Tenancy for Enterprise Apps


Less space
Faster performance
Predictable metrics

2. Enabling Linear Scale for Tier-1 Virtualized Apps


Scale around performance and capacity
Remove performance bottlenecks
Control resource provisioning/de-provisioning

3. Improve Application Availability


Enabling dynamic uptime and resiliency.
Faster capabilities around VM backup and DRBC
Automated responses to disaster events

4. Simplifying Enterprise App Deployment and Management


Reduce complexity and application fragmentation
Integrated UI and easier management
Faster times to issue resolution

Where Does Hybrid Make Sense?


Data center consolidation
Application/Desktop delivery
Big data and analytics
Specific workloads and apps Hosted Exchange
(data on and off prem), SaaS, Seasonal workloads,
and more
Disaster recover and business continuity
Creating corporate multi-tenant ecosystems
On-boarding new locations and users
Creating data and business resiliency!

Good technology use-cases directly tie into business agility.

Hybrid Cloud Deployment: Best


Practices & Considerations
Deploying
Controls

Integrating
Management

APIs and cloud integration tools are really powerful!


You can do some amazing things with workload load-balancing
and hybrid cloud extension.
Use hybrid cloud services to create DRBC strategies, better
business agility, and improved data integrity.
Management and visibility are absolutely critical.
Set alerts, alarms and notifications for a more proactive
approach.
Tie in other data center management to get complete
visibility.

Keeping your business


more agile!

Integrating
Cloud

Always plan out your resources and use-cases. Sizing


and capacity planning are a must.
Ensure that you have growth factors considered prior to
deployment.
Architect the solution end-to-end; integrate the data center

Easing the Transition into Hybrid Cloud

1. Start small and smart


PoC programs are great ways to get started.
Understand your workloads before moving to the cloud.
Its much easier to test various cloud services.

2. Involve your business

Create business drivers.


Know the impacts on users.
Align business goals and leaders.
Great good IT and business policies.
Train users!

3. Stay agile and evolve with your hybrid cloud

Know how to best utilize your hybrid cloud services.


Plan around growth and align your cloud.
Treat your cloud as a direct extension of your business.
Partner with the right technology and hybrid cloud vendors!

Going Hybrid: Asking the Right Questions


Am I ready to
evolve?

How do I create
competitive
advantages?

How do I test
these new
systems?

What will cloud


do to my data
center?

Cloud Deployment is Only Step 1


Implementation
can be easy...

getting the value from the


technology is where true
benefits are demonstrated.

Going Cloud: Final Thoughts


Hybrid Cloud Has Become a Powerful Cloud Model
The extension of the modern data center into the cloud has
shaped hybrid cloud architecture; and your IT model
Virtualization+Hybrid Cloud = Business Cloud-Scale Ability
Using intelligent cloud services allows business to be
extremely agile. This helps create better competitive
advantages and smarter business strategies.

Begin to Leverage New Levels of Data Control


Hybrid cloud environments have created advanced data
control mechanisms and new levels of business (and data)
resiliency.

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