Many enterprise production environments run on VMware, but also have a need for temporary application environments. Often the entire environment and it's networking are exceptionally complex, with hundreds of VM's and virtual networks. Proper full-fledged environments are hard to come by for rigorous testing, especially when networking aspects are included.
Using Ravello, an exact replica of the total environment can be captured, and then uploaded or transferred to Amazon, even though many terabytes may be involved. Once it is on AWS, however, Ravello allows spin-up of the complete VMware environment in less than 20 minutes. The overall focus of Ravello is testing in the public cloud, allowing a team of development to test on a replica of the production environment.
RedisLabs at AWS re:Invent 2014
Redis is an open source advanced key-cache and store, generally used as a very fast in memory database. However, with the enhancements pioneered by RedisLabs over the past two years, you can move multiple database installations from datacenters to a cloud environment and treat it as a real database with zero touch , all the while preserving a high level of performance. With over 67,000 databases under management today, RedisLabs claims the fastest database performance in the world and exceptional reliability.
There is a free tier of service available online .There is also a RedisLabs on premise cluster that can be evaluated for datacenter use.
Enterprise workloads in the public cloud require both implementation and migration into the cloud, and ongoing management of those workloads.
2ndWatch provides migration expertise and long term management of those workloads, and targets two types of customers: The first customer is a large organization that may have several hundred applications that need to be migrated into the AWS environment. They have developed a structured process called Cloud Factory, which to date has assisted over 35 major corporations in moving their data centers to AWS.
The second type of customer is called an Accelerator - more calculating in approach, focusing on TCO road mapping, developing service catalogs and more complete automation for management of the workloads. Over 75,000 instances are under active management today, representing a depth of experience that has been captured in a number of proprietary management tools that 2nd Watch makes available to their customers as a part of the workload management service.
Big data is an evolving topic that has its own set of challenging, with the processing and data from a variety of data stores both structured, unstructured and then preparing it for analysis. Xplenty acts as the pipeline to gather the raw data, process it and then transfer to the analytical datastore that is preferred by the such as Amazon Redshift or Google's Big Query.
A typical use case involves online mobile or gaming companies that understand that they must understand their data in order to remain competitive. Although the preparation of the data is not particularly dramatic, it is essential to processing and the commercial insight that big data can provide.
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Bigger organizations have trouble keeping track of what people are buying on the cloud, but still need to make it easy for developers to take advantage of the availability and flexibility of the cloud. Cloudability CEO Matt Ellis talks about the capability that their tool offers to companies as organizations shift production loads to the cloud.
Mobility Challenges many Enterprises. HP's Carol Hess, VP WW Commercial Product Management explains that today's workforce challenges an IT administrator to provide devices that allow professionals to work from a variety of locations at any time. Consumer devices arrive with such variety and capabilities that it's hard to include features such as security and administration that enterprise management views as essential.
A fully capable suite of mobile devices is important in attracting and retaining talent, especially with Millenials and Digital Natives . Carol provides a look at at detachable mobile device announced the HP ProX-2 tablet that combines tablet with docking Powerbase offering full HD resolution and a number of expansion ports, extending the battery life in excess of fourteen hours. Security features such as fingerprint readers and security cards are supported.
We also take a look at the HP EliteBook 1040, a contrasting unit that is optimized for executive use and examine some of the tradeoffs between the two user types in the enterprise. Evaluation units for the HP ProX-2 will be available in September .
HP Vice President and General Manager Frank Mong provides an overview of HP Enterprise Security Products being featured at HP Discover. The environment differs from the vandalism and site defacement of eight or ten years ago into professional hackers, hacktivists, state sponsored actors or criminal organizations.
Today's ecosystem includes marketplaces for executive research, proprietary information, firewall breaches and product details with either financial or sabotage motives. At HP Discover, two new defensive products were introduced: HP Atalla Secure Encryption and Key Management Suite. Based on HP reserarch, most companies focus on blocking with firewall updates consuming 85% of the security budget. The increase in breaches and costs led HP to a different approach, focusing on security intelligence and encryption at the source. HP also provides key management services for cloud environments and services.
Improvements All Across the Board
HP's Randy Meyer , VP and GM for HP Mission Critical Servers and Neil MacDonald VP and GM for HP BladeSystem - Enterprise Servers discuss HP's latest server innovations introduced at HP Discover 2014, including topics such as Apollo, BladeSystem with OneView, HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric 20/40 F8 , Mission Critical x86, and HP Integrity.
Automation is critical for today's enterprise scope systems. Mail, ecommerce, messaging and other consumer applications - always on, always correct - set expectations for business users. Real time data has the additional complication of expectations that the data may be merged from a collection of services, and customers must be able to react to the speed of innovation by partners and competitors alike.
In a wide ranging discussion including security and automation, HP's contribution with new capabilities in products such as HPOneView orchestration, but keeping in mind the requirements for continuity and the ability of HP to move beyond a group of point solutions to a comprehensive problem solving approach.
HP's Gary Stevens, Manager of Global Business Development for HP Converged Systems provides a quick refresher on HP's optimized and purpose built systems for Big Data, SAP HANA, Virtualization or other specific workload. In addition to being optimized for the application, it is tailored for management throughout the lifecycle.
HP OneView - the single pane management system has been added to HP Converged Systems especially for virtualized environments such as VMWare or Microsoft virtualization products. This allows not only the server, network and storage environments to be monitored, but allows orderly expansion as a part of the solution and guards against over or under-provisioning.
Many HP customers are transitioning their procurement models to help manage acquisition cycles and maximize the ROI over time, protecting against technology risk and changing business conditions. Moreover, HP's design center and manufacturing allows customers to have freedom from maintaining special skill sources on staff and keeping skills fresh.
HP's Genefa Murphy interview at HPDiscover 2014 in Las Vegas discusses how enterprises need to optimize for quality, security and scale in mobile apps, while ensuring the user mobile experience.
By 2020, over a hundred billion connected devices will comprise the mobile universe, and enterprises must develop, test, deploy and monitor of applications. WIth lots of focus on the user experience and a rapid change in target platforms and changing network conditions.
HP speaks of "Bring your own . .. stuff " which includes devices, content, applications, configurations, preferred context and connectivity to the mobile environment. Often there is a mixture of personal and corporate data on the same physical device that must be protected and partitioned.
Analytics and monitoring of the application's use is critical to understand how, when and where the app is being used and is a huge part of the end to end lifecycle. HP's Mobile App Dev platform and other tools are referenced during the interview.
Sr. Manager of SDN Marketing, HP Networking Jacob Rapp provides an overview of the Networking products introduced at HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas.
HP announced the SDN app called Virtual Cloud Networking. This app requires no upgrade of the network to deploy isolated virtual networks in minutes versus weeks or months, and at the same time optimize the application's network environment. HP is taking a broad view to insure that customers have the resources to transform their existing network and remove risk at each step of the way with technical services and transformation workshops. Customers are able to choose the speed and scope of transformation to align with seasonal business variations and technology windows.
HP's products have been laying the groundwork for this process since 2007 in HP hardware, and by combining HP Cloud Virtual Networking with HP Helion OpenStack, an orchestration layer is added to Software Defined Networking. The net result is responsive business agility in a proactive strategy instead of being stuck in a reactive mode.
The HP Helion team announced the beta of the HP Helion OpenStack product at HP Discover. Both Intel and HP have contributed extensively to the OpenStack open source project.
Interview guests Johnathan Donaldson, GM Software Defined Infrastructure at Intel and Michael Aday, Director - Technical Partners at HP Helion show how this teamwork has led to extensive cooperation on the project and its foundational role in the HP Helion cloud portfolio.
HP and Intel have been major contributors to Linux, Chrome, and Android in addition to Openstack. Intel has a major group of developers employed on open source enablement. In addition, HP has six full time employees within OpenStack, accelerating OpenStack's development.
Grafitti is a way to decorate resources within OpenStack has been a major focus for HP, accepted into a major resource called Glance that will be in the next release. Intel has been working on security, trusted compute, ease of installation and upgrade, and high availability for enterprise use cases.
Intel and HP: A New View of High Performance Computing
The demand for computional power continues at an accelerating rate. Designers have to optimize both the chip design performance, scaling, and thermal management while balancing the system between IO, on-ship storage and performance for various market segments. HP introduced the Apollo 8000 system at HP Discover, and in this interview Jim Ganthier, VP Enterprise Group at HP and Dylan Larson, Director of Product Marketing at Intel discuss the thermal and mechanical innovations that allowed HP to advance cooling, space and power performance for High Performance Computing.
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