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Cloud Computing: Automating the Virtualized Data Center


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  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 400
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-434-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-434-0

The complete guide to provisioning and managing cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) data center solutions

Cloud computing will revolutionize the way IT resources are deployed, configured, and managed for years to come. Service providers and customers each stand to realize tremendous value from this paradigm shift—if they can take advantage of it. Cloud Computing brings together the realistic, start-to-finish guidance they need to plan, implement, and manage cloud solution architectures for tomorrow’s virtualized data centers. It introduces cloud “newcomers” to essential concepts, and offers experienced operations professionals detailed guidance on delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

This book’s replicable solutions and fully-tested best practices will help enterprises, service providers, consultants, and Cisco partners meet the challenge of provisioning end-to-end cloud infrastructures. Drawing on extensive experience working with leading cloud vendors and integrators, the authors present detailed operations workflow examples, proven techniques for operating cloud-based network, compute, and storage infrastructure; a comprehensive management reference architecture; and a complete case study demonstrating rapid, lower-cost solutions design.

Cloud Computing will be an indispensable resource for all network/IT professionals and managers involved with planning, implementing, or managing the next generation of cloud computing services.

Venkata (Josh) Josyula, Ph.D., CCIE® No. 13518 is a Distinguished Services Engineer in Cisco Services Technology Group (CSTG) and advises Cisco customers on OSS/BSS architecture and solutions.

Malcolm Orr, Solutions Architect for Cisco’s Services Technology Solutions, advises telecoms and enterprise clients on architecting, building, and operating OSS/BSS and cloud management stacks. He is Cisco’s lead architect for several Tier 1 public cloud projects.

Greg Page has spent the last eleven years with Cisco in technical consulting roles relating to data center architecture/technology and service provider security. He is now exclusively focused on developing cloud/IaaS solutions with service providers and systems integrator partners.

· Review the key concepts needed to successfully deploy clouds and cloud-based services

· Transition common enterprise design patterns and use cases to the cloud

· Master architectural principles and infrastructure designs for “real-time” managed IT services

· Understand the Cisco approach to cloud-related technologies, systems, and services

· Develop a cloud management architecture using ITIL, TMF, and ITU-TMN standards

· Implement best practices for cloud service provisioning, activation, and management

· Automate cloud infrastructure to simplify service delivery, monitoring, and assurance

· Choose and implement the right billing/chargeback approaches for your business

· Design and build IaaS services, from start to finish

· Manage the unique capacity challenges associated with sporadic, real-time demand

· Provide a consistent and optimal cloud user experience

This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

Category: Cloud Computing

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Table of Contents

Introduction xvi

Part I Introduction to Managing Virtualization and Cloud Computing Environments

Chapter 1 Cloud Computing Concepts 1

Virtualization 1

Virtualization Types 2

Server Virtualization 3

Storage Virtualization 5

Network Virtualization 6

Service Virtualization 8

Virtualization Management 8

Cloud Computing 9

Service Models 12

Cloud Adoption and Barriers 14

Return on Investment and Cloud Benefits 15

Chapter 2 Cloud Design Patterns and Use Cases 19

Typical Design Patterns and Use Cases 19

Design Patterns 20

Cloud Use Cases 24

Deployment Models 26

IaaS as a Foundation 28

Cloud Consumer Operating Model 31

Chapter 3 Data Center Architecture and Technologies 35

Architecture 35

Architectural Building Blocks of a Data Center 38

Industry Direction and Operational and Technical Phasing 40

Current Barriers to Cloud/Utility Computing/ITaaS 42

Phase 1: The Adoption of a Broad IP WAN That Is Highly Available 44

Phase 2: Executing on a Virtualization Strategy for Server, Storage,Networking, and Networking Services 45

Phase 3: Service Automation 46

Phase 4: Utility Computing Model 47

Phase 5: Market 49

Design Evolution in the Data Center 49

Introducing Virtual PortChannel (vPC) 51

Introducing Layer 2 Multi-Pathing (L2MP) 51

Network Services and Fabric Evolution in the Data Center 53

1. Virtualization of Data Center Network I/O 53

2. Virtualization of Network Services 56

Multitenancy in the Data Center 57

Service Assurance 60

Evolution of the Services Platform 63

Chapter 4 IT Services 69

Classification of IT Services and Information 69

Risk Assessment and Classification of Information 70

Governance, Risk, and Compliance in the Enterprise 72

Governance 72

ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) 73

Risk 74

ISO 27001 74

Compliance 76

Assessment and Classification of Services 77

Four Cornerstones of Cloud Economics 83

Chapter 5 The Cisco Cloud Strategy 87

A Brief History of IT Service Delivery 87

Market and Technology Development 90

Information Growth and Complexity 90

The Cisco Cloud Strategy: An Overview 92

Technology and Products 94

Unified Network Services 95

Virtual Extensible Local-Area Network 97

Data Center Interconnect Evolution 98

Enabling Machine Mobility Across Layer 3 Boundaries 100

Policy Management of the Data Center Network and Services 103

Systems, Platforms, and Services 106

The Cisco Unified Service Delivery Platform 106

Cisco Virtual Multi-Tenant Data Center 107

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud 110

Open Source Projects 111

Infrastructure Evolution to Support Cloud Services 113

Intelligent Cloud Platform 114

Cisco Network Positioning System 114

Evolution Toward Hybrid and Community Clouds 115

Part II Managing Cloud Services

Chapter 6 Cloud Management Reference Architecture 117

Standards 117

TMF eTOM 118

Information Technology Infrastructure Library 121

ITIL Version 2 122

ITIL Version 3 123

Service Strategy 125

Service Design 125

Service Transition 125

Service Operation 126

Continuous Service Improvement 126

Comparison of ITIL and TMF eTOM 126


Building Cloud Models Using Standards 133

Cloud Reference Architecture: Process Model 133

Cloud Framework and Management Model 134

Application/Service Layer 136

Resource Control Layer 136

Resource-Abstracted Virtualization Layer 136

Physical Resource Layer 137

Management Reference Architecture 137

Integration of Management Systems/Functions 138

Cloud Provider Challenges 138

Service-Oriented Architecture 139

Integration Enablers 139

Chapter 7 Service Fulfillment 143

Cloud Fulfillment Using ITILV3 143

Service Strategy Phase 145

Cloud Architecture Assessment 145

Operations People, Processes, Products, and Partners (4Ps) 147

Demand Management 149

Financial Management and Business Impact 150

Risk Management 150

Service Design Phase 151

Service Catalog Management 151

Orchestration 153

Security 153

Network Configuration and Change Management 153

SLA 154

Billing and Chargeback 154

Service Transition Phase 154

Service Operate Phase 155

Service Desk (Function) 156

Incident Management 157

Problem Management 158

Service Fulfillment (Service Provisioning) 159

Event Management 159

Access Management 159

Cloud CSI (Optimization) Phase 160

Cloud End-to-End Service Provisioning Flow 161

Service Orchestration 164

Cloud End-to-End Architecture Model 166

Chapter 8 Service Assurance 173

Cloud Assurance Flow Using the ITIL Process 173

Service Strategy Phase 175

Architecture Assessment 175

Business Requirements 176

Demand Management 177

Service Design Phase 177

Availability Management 178

Capacity Management 179

Service-Level Management 182

Supplier Management 185

Service Continuity Management 186

Transition Phase 189

Operate Phase 189

CSI (Optimization) Phase 189

Cloud End-to-End Monitoring Flow 190

Service Assurance Architecture 192

Fault Management 194

Cisco Data Center Network Manager 195

Cisco UCS Manager 195

Cisco Fabric Manager System 195

Cisco Application Networking Manager 196

Cisco Info Center 196

Use Case(s) 197

Performance Management 199

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