Overall Cloud Architecture with Management (Closed Caption)

Uploaded by KaavoInfo on 03.12.2010

It seems every company in the industry is announcing some form of cloud offering
and bombarding enterprise buyers with new pitches and acronyms. This can leave even
IT experts confused about which cloud offerings are the best solutions for their enterprise
computing challenges. In the next few minutes we will show a high-level end to end cloud
solution; how all the various offerings and players fit in the big picture and the value
they deliver. If you look at the overall end to end solution you will see virtualization
is the basic building block for the cloud offering. We moved to datacenter virtualization
to increase the utilization of physical infrastructure. There are several players who are delivering
solutions for network, storage, and compute virtualization for datacenters. Some of the
players in the space are VMWare, Citrix, EMC, HP, Dell, and Cisco. Infrastructure as a Service
layer also known as IaaS, is a layer added on top of virtualization to provide better
utilization, self service, and seamless on-demand delivery of resources across single or multiple
datacenters. Infrastructure as a Service layer can be build in house, also known as a private
cloud, or customers can choose to leverage the Infrastructure as a Service from an external
provider, also known as public cloud. Another option is to use a Hybrid cloud, a combination
of public and private clouds. Some of the players in the public cloud space are Amazon,
IBM, Rackspace, Terremark, and Verizon. In the private cloud space, there are several
companies who are providing software and services to help companies build private clouds. Some
of companies delivering private cloud solutions are Eucalyptus, Abiquio, IBM, and Cloud.com
. On top of IaaS layer you can run Custom Applications, Software as a Service also known
as SaaS, or Platform as a Service, also known as PaaS. Some of the examples of SaaS offerings
are Salesforce, gmail. Some of the examples of PaaS are Force.com and Google App Engine.
It can be argued that you don t need virtualization or IaaS to deliver the SaaS or PaaS offerings;
however, if you care about efficiency and agility you will be better off leveraging
the IaaS layer. All major SaaS and PaaS players are building their own private IaaS layer
or are using publicly available IaaS layers for efficiently delivering their SaaS and
PaaS solutions. The IaaS layer provides infrastructure resources on demand, e.g. compute, storage,
network, etc. However, you still need to install the software and configure the applications
or your SaaS or PaaS deployments to get them running. In addition, you still need to provide
production support to manage the service levels of your custom applications, SaaS, or PaaS
solutions. The Application and Workload management layer addresses these two issues by providing
the solution for automating the deployment and runtime management of custom applications,
SaaS, or PaaS offerings. Kaavo plays in the Application and Workload management space.
Kaavo is the first and only company that takes a top down application centric approach to
automate the delivery and management of on-demand Custom applications, SaaS, or PaaS offerings
on top of the IaaS layer. Kaavo also provides the ability to automate complex custom management
tasks for maintaining application service levels similar to an airplane autopilot during
run-time. In summary, whether you have to deliver SaaS, PaaS, or Custom applications
there are three building blocks you need to deliver them; datacenter with virtualization,
IaaS layer on top of virtualization, and application and workload management on top of the IaaS
layer for efficient deployment and runtime management. For more information please visit