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Report
Building Your Cloud on FlexPod
with Cisco Intelligent Automation
for Cloud
Rev: February 2012
Cisco and NetApp Public.
Background
 Cisco and NetApp® deliver a next generation
cloud management stack that accelerates the
realization of the value of cloud computing.
 FlexPod™
is a pre-validated data center solution from
Cisco and NetApp® that can scale easily, be
optimized for a variety of application
workloads, and facilitate your path to cloud
computing.
 Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
enables self-service configuration and
ordering, a catalog of standard services
simplified configuration, governance,
orchestration, consumption-based billing
and lifecycle management.
Overview
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
 Provide consumer IT experience with
enterprise governance and control
 Enable IT-as-a-Service:
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Standardized offerings
Self-service storefront
Policy-based controls
Process orchestration and automation
Lifecycle management
Pay-per-use tracking
 Deliver agile and cost-effective IT for
physical, virtual, and cloud
environments, from desktop to data
center
 Proven in deployments by the world’s
largest and most well-respected
enterprises and service providers
Overview
FlexPod™ Data Center Platform
Features
FlexPod
Cisco® UCS
B-Series
Blade Servers
 Standard, pre-validated, best-in-class
converged platform for virtualized and
non-virtualized environments
 One platform scales up or out to
fit many mixed workloads
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Cisco Nexus®
Family Switches
NetApp® FAS
and V-Series
Storage Systems
Add applications and workload
Benefits
 Flexibility: Future-proof platform to meet
today’s challenges and scale for future needs
 Built-in data center efficiencies:
lower TCO with simplified deployments,
rapid provisioning of resources
 Reduce risk with pre-validated architecture
with prescriptive sizing and design guides
Solution at Work
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
Self-Service Portal and Service Catalog
Define and Publish
Standard Options
Track and Manage
Chargeback
or Showback
Architecture & IT
Management
Approvals &
Controls
Self-Service
Request
Developers
Orchestrate
Delivery
Policies &
Governance
Report
Consumption
FlexPod™
Platform
Process Orchestration and
Automated Provisioning
Security
Operations
DR
Cisco Unified Management with FlexPod
Service Management
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
• Cisco Cloud Portal
• Cisco Process Orchestrator
Resource Management
UCS Manager
Network Services
Manager
Security and Network Services
Virtual ASA
(Security)
Physical and Virtual Infrastructure
FlexPod™
• Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
• Cisco Nexus® Family Switches
• NetApp® FAS and V-Series Storage Systems
Nexus 1000V
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud + FlexPod for ITaaS
Cloud IaaS
Public
Clouds
Portal
Catalog
Public Cloud
Back Office
End User
Computing
Virtual
3rd Party Infra
ITSM
Apps
Patch
Billing
Monitoring
Physical
Network
Storage
Microsoft
SAP
Oracle
VXI/VDI
Compute
Mobile
Governance
Storage
Orchestration
Network
Traditional
Private Cloud
Management
Desktop
Other IT
FlexPod
Service
Profile
Virtual
Machine
Virtual
Machine
VRF
VLAN
vFiler
FW LB
vFiler
PP/PG
UCS
Services
NetApp Storage
VLAN
Access
Execution
PP/PG
Nexus
Aggregation
Complementary Solutions
FlexPod™
Cisco IA for Cloud
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Rich, comparative e-commerce
system to manage virtual,
physical, and professional
services.
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Orchestration of all datacenter
resources
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Lifecycle support for all major
virtual and physical objects
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The ability to orchestrate valueadded services such as service
assurance, monitoring, back up,
DR, patch and others
Support tiers of service and
pricing models
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Prevalidated data center platform
designed to lower risk, provide
flexibility, and reduce costs
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Integrated and standardized
Cisco Unified Computing
Systems, Cisco Nexus switches,
and NetApp unified storage
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Optimized to support mixed
application workloads in a secure
multi-tenancy environment
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Enables more efficient operations
with fewer processes, less energy
consumption, and fewer
resources
Screen Shots
Cisco + NetApp FlexPod Cloud Management
Cisco and NetApp Public.
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IaaS
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
Comparison tables help users understand
differences between private and public
cloud options.
Users can select between private or public cloud
options, or use a wizard to select the best option.
User Homepage
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
Keep track of your
public and private
resources.
Click an item for
more information,
and to take action
on them, such as
extending a lease
or adding
capacity.
Manage your
workplace items
from the same
portal.
Cisco IT Implementation
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
Users sign up for
their own virtual
data center…
…and order
resources to go
into it.
Later, users
manage the
lifecycle of their
resources.
Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services
Operations View
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
Support for multiple
views and user roles.
Display data from external data
sources.
(The Cisco Cloud Portal supports
HTML and javascript content.)
Integrate with third parties for
comprehensive management of
cloud resources.
(The Cisco Cloud Portal supports
JSR 168 and 286 portlets.)
Case Study: Cisco’s Private Cloud
Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services (CITEIS)
Industry Trends and Business Drivers
Increasing Pressures Drive Innovation in Cisco Data Centers
• Cisco Strategy/Market Adjacencies
• Cisco UCS Accelerator
• Asset Utilization
• Productivity
• Product Development Feedback
• Power and Cooling
• Global Availability
• Employee Experience
• Business Agility/Provisioning
• Regulation (SOX, etc.)
• ITaaS/New Business Models
• Time to Capacity
• SLA Metrics
• Growth Enablement
Business Demands
Cisco First Customer
Cloud Infrastructure
Faster Time to Capacity
Operational Challenges
CITEIS – Private IaaS Cloud
Delivering the Next Generation in Cloud Services
Objectives
SaaS
• Sustainable IaaS Based Solution
• Customer Repeatability – Showcasing Cisco
Technologies
PaaS
• Total Cost Reduction – Value for Service Provider
& Clients
• Drive Time to Capability – Value for all Clients
Delivering Value Today
IaaS
• Offer Services Across Complete Infrastructure
Stack
• Deliver Aggregated Services from single location
DCaaS
Future State
• Cisco First - Balance Third-Party with
Development
CITEIS – Concept
A Framework for Providing Infrastructure as a Service
Architect it
Architect it
Design it
Design it
Where can we put it?
Where can we put it?
Procure it
Install it
Procure it
Install it
Configure it
CITEIS
Configure it
Manual
Secure it
Automated
Self-service
On-demand
Is it ready?
Secure it
Is it ready?
Before CITEIS
After CITEIS
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Machine-oriented
Manual provisioning
Hard to control utilization
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Service-oriented
Self-service; automated provisioning
Elasticity (capacity-on-demand)
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High provisioning & ops cost
Extended provisioning time
Configuration risk
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Optimized provisioning & ops cost
Rapid provisioning
Increased Resiliency and Availability
CITEIS – Solution Architecture
CITEIS Express
Users
Image
Publishers
VDC
Users
Tenant
Owners
Nexus 1kV
Virtualization
Layer
UCS
Storage
FlexPod
Cisco IA for Cloud
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
CITEIS – Key Features
Cisco Cloud Portal Self Service UI
• Complete Control in Requesting Infrastructure
Resources
• Simple, Easy to Use Interface
• Your Request Automated End-to-End Reducing
Time to Market
Customized Virtual Images and Appliances
• Upload Your Customized Images Into CITEIS and
Make Them Available via the Self-Service Portal
• Choose Pre-Configured Images Provided by
NDCS and/or Other CITEIS Users
Metering and Billing
• Support for Subscription Based Billing with Payas-you-Go Capabilities
• Single, Aggregated Billing for Purchased
Infrastructure Resources
IaaS APIs
• Build Your Own Custom Tools that Interact with
CITEIS via Available APIs
Security and Segmentation
• Ability to Define Entitlement Rights to Specific
Users for Resource Access
• Logical Segmentation Between Tenants – Your
Resources Guaranteed and Segmented
Support Services
• Upfront SLA Guarantee and Pre-Defined
Maintenance Windows
• Option for NDCS Support of Your Virtual
Environments or You Can Support Your Own
Availability
• CITEIS Express launched in Allen, TX DC –
June 15
• CITEIS VDC Launched in Allen, TX DC –
August 22
Customer Repeatable Solution
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Cisco Data Center Technologies
UCS Based Compute Platform
NetApp Storage
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
CITEIS – Subscription Models
Service Offerings Based on the Following Models
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CITEIS Virtual Data Centers (VDCs) (tenant pre-paid resource pools)
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CITEIS Express (personal infrastructure services “On Demand”)
CITEIS VDCs - Pre-Defined Resource Pools with Bundled Services
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Virtual Resources Reserved and Guaranteed
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Tenants Allocate and Manage Resources Based on Specific Needs
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Minimum One Quarter Subscription Commitment Required
CITEIS Express - Individual Cloud Based Services
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Experimental - Ideal for Sandbox Environments
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Minimal SLAs and Support Provided (Best Effort)
Value Add Offerings
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Enhanced Infrastructure Services Available for Additional Charges
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Complements CITEIS VDC Subscriptions Only
Service Overview
 Self-service, self-managed personal
infrastructure on-demand
 Ideal for sandbox and proof-ofconcept
 Minimal SLAs with best-effort support
 Cisco Cloud Portal standardized
offerings for available purchase
 End-users limited to two virtual
machines at any given time
 Thirty day initial lease extendable up
to ninety days managed via Cisco
Intelligent Automation for Cloud
 Express vApp template catalog open
to end-users for custom vApps and
sharing
Service Overview
CITEIS
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Tenants allocate and manage their
resources
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On-boarding integrated with Active
Directory using customer controllable group
access
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Cisco Cloud Portal maintains standardized
orderable building blocks and value-add
offerings
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CPU, Memory, Storage virtual resources
reserved and guaranteed based on vCloud
Director Org vDC blocks
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Managed Internal, Managed DMZ and Selfmanaged Internal based offerings available
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Tenant network segmentation enforced
through Cisco Intelligent Automation for
Cloud
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Enhanced infrastructure services available
for additional charges, ACL, Load
Balancing, Storage
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Quarterly subscription with minimum
requirement of one quarter
CITEIS – Benefits
Agile
Ability to Deploy
Infrastructure Services
When You Need Them
Increase or Decrease
Infrastructure to Match
Demand
Flexible
Choice of Prebuilt Virtual
Images or Custom
Images That You Design
Based on Specific Needs
Integrate PaaS and SaaS
Cost Effective
Comparable Pricing Models
to Third-Party Service
Providers
Secure
Available to Internal Cisco
Users Only - Data Remains
Inside Cisco
Limit Access to Only Those
Users You Entitle
Cisco IT Cloud Journey – Cost Analysis
Compute TCO
($/Qtr/OS instance)
Virtualization > Unified Computing > Cloud
TCO
Physical
$4,000
$3,500
$2,500
$2,000
$1,500
Average TCO
$3,000
today
TCO
Virtual
$1,000
$500
$0
Legacy (rackmount); all
physical
Delivery
Time
6–8 Weeks
Legacy; medium
virtualization (54%)
2–3 Weeks
(Manual)
Current state; 46/54%
Legacy/UCS; 75%
Virtualized
Target state; 100%
UCS/Cloud; 80%
virtualization
15 Minutes VM
(2–9 Days E2E)
15 Minutes
(Self-Service)
“Cisco IT’s private cloud saves us
critical time using a fast and simple
online ordering process. This
significantly accelerates our projects
and enables us to access applications
anytime, anywhere.”
Olav Phillips, IT Architect, Cisco Systems [end user /
IT customer]
“Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud combined
with Cisco UCS has made our IT organization
faster and more cost-effective. We’ve been able to
reduce the TCO of our infrastructure operations by
more than 45 percent. And by replacing manual
procedures with automation, end users can now
place their infrastructure requests through a selfservice portal and we fulfill them within minutes
instead of hours or days.”
Rebecca Jacoby, CIO, Cisco Systems
Conclusion
 Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
delivers a complete cloud management
solution.
 Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
supports physical, SaaS, virtual and hybrid
cloud
 FlexPod™
integrates computing, storage, and network
into a prevalidated platform for cloud
 FlexPod
supports mixed application workloads in a
secure multi-tenancy environment
 Highly successful deployments with Cisco IT
(CITEIS) and other customers
Actions
 Evangelize the joint solution in your
customer base
 Need more help?
Work with your Cisco or NetApp
contact in your theater
Cisco and NetApp Contacts
Business Contacts
Scott Hammond
Cisco Business Leads
[email protected]
EMEA Sales & Business
Development Manager
[email protected]
Rodrigo Flores
Cisco Technical Architect, Cloud
Computing
[email protected]
Paul Sudlow
EMEA Alliances Technical Lead
[email protected]
Jennifer Koch
Technical Contacts
For more information
 Web
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Cisco.com/go/iacloud
Cisco.com/go/unifiedmanagement
Twitter.com/ciscoia
NetApp.com/FlexPod
NetApp.com/CIAC
Thank You

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