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Cloud-Infrastruktur: Wie billig muss sie sein?

Stefan Zueger

Stefan Zueger

Presales Manager at EMC Computer Systems AG
Stefan Zueger

@SDZueger

Systems Engineering Manager at Palo Alto Networks, jazz and tech addict. Plus: proud husband and father of twin daugthers. Tweets are my own.
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Stefan Zueger
Stefan Zueger

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Auch wer mit dem Preiszerfall in der IT-Infrastruktur vertraut ist, kann angesichts der Entwicklung der Cloud-Service-Preise ein gelegentliches Nach-Luft-Schnappen nicht verhindern. Dennoch vollzieht sich die Integration der neuen Dienste in die IT-Landschaft Schweizer Kunden nicht so rasch, wie die Preise fallen. Warum?

“Software is eating the World” war einer der vielgehörten Sätze an den X-Days, die in der letzten Märzwoche in Interlaken 400 CEOs und CIOs angezogen haben. Gemeint ist damit der IT-Branchentrend, Systemkomplexität von den “niederen” Schichten der IT-Infrastruktur in die “höheren” Level der Applikationsumgebungen zu verschieben. Dies bringt Kostenvorteile: Die IT-Infrastruktur eines Unternehmens kann mit sehr kostengünstigen, hochstandardisierten Komponenten sichergestellt werden, wenn sie sich nicht mit der Komplexität zum Beispiel eines Mehrstandort-Betriebs auseinandersetzen müssen. Und dieser Trend passt zur Strategie vieler Public-Cloud-Anbieter, Infrastrukturleistungen mit garantiertem Service-Level, aber einem reduzierten Leistungsumfang zu einem unschlagbaren Preis anzubieten.

Software-as-a-Service(SaaS)-Angebote kommen immer dann gut an, wenn Cloud-Dienste einen isolierten Bereich aus der heimischen IT-Landschaft herauslösen können. Zum Jahresende 2014 profitierten sehr viele Schweizer Unternehmen von der Möglichkeit, durch ein Engagement von Office 365 auf einen Schlag einen grossen Teil der Enduser-Komplexität an Microsoft zu delegieren. Wie aber sieht die Cloud-Nutzung bei den Infrastructure-as-a-Service(IaaS)-Leistungen aus? (more…)

Just IT Agility and Control – EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

Sascha

Sascha

Field CTO Office Switzerland at EMC Computer Systems AG
Sascha

@vSaschaMeier

Field CTO ¦ Specialist Presales Manager @ EMC Switzerland Passionate Technologist
We need to act like pilots when it comes to IT security. Nice blog written by @ChrisMonnin from #DellEMC Switzerla… https://t.co/JDSG4mycAd - 2 weeks ago

The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) Solution provides two important things – IT Agility and Control.

The EMC EHC is an integrated, automated, secure and scalable platform for your business applications.

The solution provides you a modern, agile IaaS solution which is capable to dynamically allocate internal and/or external Cloud resources based on business demands.

You will be able to deploy and manage internal – Private Cloud – and external – Public Cloud – resources through a central platform providing not only a high agility but even more important secures the control of the consumed resources at any point in time. This transforms the traditional Enterprise IT into a modern IT Cloud Service broker.

People within the company and/or the IT department can dynamically consume services through a central Self-Service Portal. The solution provides you resource and cost transparency at any point in time.

The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud based on VMware’s SDDC Architecture running on our Converged Infrastructure is pre-engineered and End-to-End tested providing a single point of contact for any platform related support questions.

And more important it can dramatically decrease the implementation time to less than three months! Which finally improves the Time-to-Market for Enterprise Customers as well as for Service Providers.

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Backup Redefined – Data Protection-as-Service – for a Software-Defined World

Sascha

Sascha

Field CTO Office Switzerland at EMC Computer Systems AG
Sascha

@vSaschaMeier

Field CTO ¦ Specialist Presales Manager @ EMC Switzerland Passionate Technologist
We need to act like pilots when it comes to IT security. Nice blog written by @ChrisMonnin from #DellEMC Switzerla… https://t.co/JDSG4mycAd - 2 weeks ago

DPAD-shieldRequirements for data protection have changed over time. This is not only because more systems and users are creating data, and the fact that enterprise applications are critical to nearly all business processes. It’s even more because of the new dynamic way we consume IT resources – The world of IT-as-a-Service. In this context, data protection becomes more challenging with the volume of data being generated across lots of users, across lots of devices and lots of next generation applications which can be dynamically ordered and consumed via Self-Service portals. In this new dynamic on-demand software-defined world, traditional approaches to backup data won’t work anymore.

But data protection redefined doesn’t mean throwing everything away. Customers will still have mission critical platform 2 applications that will need to be protected. But they will have a host of new platform 3 applications and devices that need data protection as well. Through EMC’s strategy, we can bridge the transition, offering consistent data protection for existing and future IT environments – whether data and applications are running on legacy infrastructure or new Hybrid Clouds.

The data protection continuum spans protection tiers to provide everything from continuous availability to replication. We just announced a new level of Active-Active Data Center Solution including an any-Point-in-Time recovery functionality optional even in a 3rd Data Center called VPLEX MetroPoint, to backup and archive. These tiers all need to work together in a complementary fashion, creating a continuum that is aligned to the most stringent requirements for zero downtime and no data loss, for various point-in-time copies, and to secure long-term retention with archiving.

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EMC ScaleIO SDS – tested in Switzerland and declared as a “disruptive Technology”

Sascha

Sascha

Field CTO Office Switzerland at EMC Computer Systems AG
Sascha

@vSaschaMeier

Field CTO ¦ Specialist Presales Manager @ EMC Switzerland Passionate Technologist
We need to act like pilots when it comes to IT security. Nice blog written by @ChrisMonnin from #DellEMC Switzerla… https://t.co/JDSG4mycAd - 2 weeks ago

ScaleIO is a potential game-changer, disrupting the way how companies independent of their size can build new elastic Hyper Converged Private Cloud Infrastructures and how businesses purchase storage systems in the future.

ScaleIO is a solution which enables service providers to build not only a Hyper Converged Cloud which scales from 3 to 1000s of nodes providing high performance at low latency, it provides as well Cloud Framework and  hypervisor independency supporting VMware (ESXi), OpenStack (KVM), Linux and in the near future Microsoft.

ScaleIO’s innovative technology called ECS (elastic converged storage) is a software-only solution built for the elastic 3rd generation platforms. It’s Software-Defined-Storage, a virtual Scale-Out storage array built on x86 commodity HW using any combination of solid-state devices, PCIe flash cards and hard drives providing fully protected and shared block LUNs.

5 reasons why ScaleIO is a disruptive technology – based on a customer PoC in Switzerland: (more…)