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Service Oriented Multicloud Architecture

Our view on a Services Oriented Architecture, encapsulates a holistic solution vision consisting of modular layers of value:

 

Let us show you the Metsi Multcloud Service Oriented Data Center Architecture and journey we take our customers on.

Infrastructure – Typically, the journey begins with the infrastructure, which can consist of a mixture of private resources in the data centersuch as hyperconverged, hypervisors, flexpods,vblocks, or other hardware. You may have a number of public cloud providers such as Amazon or Azure. Regardless of where you infrastructure resides, we need a comprehensive IaaS solution which can offer elastic computing, network and storage, which can scale as the environment scales.

An intent-based network bridges the gap between business and IT. It captures business intent and continuously aligns the end-to-end network with that intent. Intent can apply to application service levels, security policies, compliance, operational processes, and other business needs.

This statistic shows the number of connected devices (Internet of Things; IoT) worldwide from 2015 to 2025. For 2020, the installed base of Internet of Things devices is forecast to grow to almost 31 billion worldwide. The overall Internet of Things market is projected to be worth more than one billion U.S. dollars annually from 2017 onwards. ( https://www.statista.com/statistics/471264/iot-number-of-connected-devices-worldwide/)

As your network scales to meet the demands of IoT, you need to make sure you have pretty intelliegentmanagement platforms to setup and maintain you networking landscape.

Enterprise Portal (Single Pane of Glass) – Helping you move towards a service oriented architecture. The single pane of glass gives a central dashboard through which all services are exposed and fulfilled. Your services could be “Ordering a new virtual machine”, “Restarting a network device”, “Running a compliance scan”, “Employee onboarding”, “Rebuilding a customer tenant”, “Deploying a multi-tier application into a public or private cloud”, “Ordering a car parking space”, etc..Theservices can be anything you have defined which are exposed to your end user base. This is your core business, and an enterprise service catalogcan provide a platform of standardisation for how services are exposed and fulfilled. The Metsi mantra is “giving the iTunes experience to IT’.”

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is almost taken for granted now, with the likes of Google Cloud , Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure each offering pay-as-you-go access to storage, networking and computing resources. We need a scalable, efficient solution responsible for the management and maintenance of traditional on-premises hardware (such as servers, storage and networking) and the virtualisation or hypervisor layers.

Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) – a cloud service that allows software developers and IT departments to upload, organize, run, scale, manage and stop containers by using container-based virtualization. A CaaS provider will commonly provide a framework which allows users to make use of the service. Containers work best for service based architectures. Opposed to monolithic architectures, where every pieces of the application is intertwined — from IO to data processing to rendering — service based architectures separate these into separate components. Separation and division of laborallows your services to continue running even if others are failing, keeping your application as a whole more reliable.

Workload Optimisation – Workloads are growing 26% year over year and  IT budgets growing at 3%. Before “jumping” to the cloud, optimising your workloads on your current infrastructure and resources can provide tremendous cost saves. Let Software Make the Right Resource Decisions in Real Time

Customers with workloads running on-premises and in the cloud face enormous complexity. This presents a challenge in ensuring each workload can achieve a desired state: a state in which performance is assured and costs are lowered, while ensuring continuous compliance.

Your cloud strategy needs a hybrid cloud management platform that makes the right decisions in real time for any workload on any infrastructure, anywhere, and at anytime.

Multicloud/ Application Management – The story gets real interesting, when we look at modelling and provisioning applications in multi cloud environments. With ease, we can model complex n-tier applications and deploy them in a few clicks to over 19 datacenter, private and public cloud environments.

Application Performance Monitoring – As we have now provisioned a complex set of resources such as compute, network storage, databased and apps which are all serving the business, we need to make sure we have a level of service assurance and availability management in place. If we take a few steps back and look at what we’ve done– We’ve created VMs, networks, storage, applications, containers, etc.. in public and private clouds. We need to have a world class application and business performance and end user monitoring solution to scale as the business scales.

Analytics – As users, devices, APIs and applications consume and interact with services, we can then gather intelligence and analytics in the environment. We can get real-time telemetry data from application components and identify application groups and their communication patterns and service dependencies. The ability to analyse millions of events per second, provides actionable insight near real-time

Orchestration – We always integrate the data centerworld with IT Service Management environments. The boundaries are changing and in the new digital age, companies needs innovative and agile solutions. The Orchestration component enables end to end service delivery which requires integration via APIs, to functions like CMDB, helpdesk, monitoring and asset management, etc… For example, when you are deploying an application to a cloud, you may need to retrieve the application pricing information from your billlingsystem, the cloud pricing from the cloud provider, and then when the order is submitted you may need to open a ticket in your helpdesk, create a configuration item in the CMDB, send email notifications, and also send messages to the end customer informing them the application has been deployed.

Get in touch with us to discuss your Service oriented architecture wishlist and let us build a strategy around how best you can achieve it.

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