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Achieving Enterprise Agility in the Cloud

IT For Managers
Assignment-4

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Submitted By: Deepak Parashar 11609117 MBA-Ist Yr. (R1)

Prof. A.K.Wahi JBS, Noida

Achieving Enterprise Agility in the Cloud


Cloud computing continues to be one of todays most intriguing IT technologies, yet enterprises are still weighing whether it can help them achieve their business goals. Working together, VMware, F5 Networks, and Blue Lock offer integrated solutions that help enterprises develop agility so they can easily and efficiently use cloud resources on demand to meet their changing needs.
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Introduction
cloud computing is here to stayit promises everything from reduced complexity and unlimited scalability to capacity on demand and CapEx savings. Although there are still many unanswered questions about cloud computing, many businesses are optimistic that it will be able to deliver on these promises. Even skeptics are intrigued by cloud computing, if for no other reason than that they want to maintain a technological edge over their competitorsand the cloud is certainly the hottest new technology trend.

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What Constitutes Agility in the Cloud?


Achieving agility is an ongoing process for most IT organizations. Reducing complexity, consolidating, replacing static connections with dynamic ones, stream-lining processes, and automating tasksthese efforts all put organizations on the right path toward creating agile data centers. But what happens when the data center reaches capacity and IT wants to move or extend applications to the cloud?
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Finding the Agility You Need in the Cloud


No single vendor can provide all the solutions necessary to enable on-demand IT in the cloud. That requires strategic partnerships and cooperation among vendors who are committed to building integrated solutions. Collaborative efforts between VMware, F5 Networks, and Blue Lock help give enterprises platform agility (VMware), network agility (F5), and flexible cloud services with pay-as-you-go pricing models (Blue Lock). Each vendors solutions are beneficial in their own right, but together deliver far greater valueand agilityto enterprises.

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Platform Agility with VMware


VMware is the leader in server virtualization, and its solutions give organizations many options for creating agile IT service models at lower costs. Virtualization is the catalyst that is making Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) a reality; its the key enabling technology on the path toward cloud computing. VMwares v Sphere platform serves as a foundation for building private and public clouds. With v Sphere, enterprises can create and manage large amounts of virtual computing infrastructure, both hardware and software. VMware v Cloud Director enables IT organizations to pool infrastructure resources (compute, storage, and networking capacity) into virtual data centers, which are the building blocks of private clouds.

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Network Agility with F5


As the leader in application delivery networking, F5 helps enterprises dynamically monitor and control traffic across the network to ensure that applications and data remain fast, available, and secure at all times.
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is a network appliance that manages traffic to virtualized servers and from virtual desktops. By offloading processor intensive activities like SSL encryption, caching, and compression, BIG-IP LTM reduces the CPU and memory load on servers, thereby increasing the capacity of any given server.
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Blue Lock: Fully Integrated with VMware and F5


Blue Lock is an award-winning managed services and cloud services provider that helps enterprises monitor, patch, secure, and manage their IT environments. Through its Cloud Start advisory services, it helps enterprises understand why, how, and when its appropriate to move workloads to the public cloud. It also provides professional services for customers that prefer hands-on assistance with migration.
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how a joint solution between VMware, F5, and Blue Lock plays out in a real-world customer scenario. ABC Corporation, a $6 billion manufacturing company, recently consolidated nine regional data centers into three, located in Seattle, Dallas, and Philadelphia. The majority of ABCs applications are virtualized on 750 v Sphere-based virtual machines across four private clouds. ABCs vendor management portal is used by more than 4,000 vendors to manage transactions, orders, and inventory. ABC often experiences spikes in traffic that can quickly degrade user response time; however, the company is reluctant to add permanent capacity due to high costs. ABC is seeking a solution that can offload a portion of its portal traffic to the public cloud in response to randomly high demand, and then scale back that additional capacity when demand recedes.
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Bringing It All Together: How Customers Can Implement a Joint Solution

Achieving Enterprise Agility in the Cloud

The v Cloud API automatically creates new application instances in the BlueLock public cloud in response to increasing demand.
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Blue Lock Cloud Services Model


Blue Lock offers flexible pricing models to fit virtually any enterprise need. The key for enterprises evaluating cloud providers isnt just finding the lowest-cost provider or the most attractive cost model. The primary consideration (and real win for the enterprise) comes from accurately sizing the requirements of the application and matching that to the right cloud platform. Through its partnerships with F5 and VMware, Blue Lock has created a public cloud platform with multiple performance tiers and payment options. For example, if the enterprise has a testing workload that requires a lot of computing capability, it can create a virtual cloud using low-end SATA disks. On the other hand, if the enterprise has an e-commerce application

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Conclusion
As cloud computing continues to gain popularity, many enterprises are intrigued by the potential benefits it promises, but they arent willing to sacrifice security, visibility, and control to get them. Before taking the leap into the cloud, enterprises must be convinced that public cloud services will help them retain and ultimately improve their business agility. Enterprises are learning that major vendors are collaboratively developing cloud solutions designed to reduce risk and simplify their decision to leverage the public cloud. With these solutions, enterprises can protect their in-house IT investments and augment their existing application infrastructures with public cloud resources.
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