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Review this AWS and Nimbo webinar where we discuss moving your data center to the AWS Cloud. We feature a real world example to illustrate how this can be achieved both quickly and smoothly. Hess Corporation recently moved part of its infrastructure to the cloud, to prepare for a business divestiture. Relying on consultation from enterprise cloud solution provider Nimbo, the migration was completed securely, in about half the time it would have taken in an on-premises environment.


  • 1. Confidential Nimbo Technologies Inc.Datacenter Migration to the Cloud Customer Case Study: Hess CorporationTaylor Bird Cloud Solutions Principal Nimbo

2. CASE STUDY HESS CORPORATIONLeading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 3. BUSINESS CHALLENGE:In 2013, Hess focused on becoming a pure Oil/NG Exploration & Production company.Divest, Sell, or Spin-Off their downstream business divisions, including their Terminals, Retail, and Energy Marketing units.Nimbo worked with the Energy Marketing business unit to solve the challenge of migrating the entire enterprise IT suite to the cloudHess wanted to avoid re-engineering and changes at all costs. Pure Lift & shiftUtilize infrastructure mobility to add value to the sales propCASE STUDY - HESS DIVESTITURE 4. HESS DIVESTITURE: ENVIRONMENTOperating Environment:250+ Servers400+ Users, various locationsSoftware LandscapeMix of Windows 2000-2008R2SQL Server 2005-2014Oracle 10 and 11gSoftware Stacks.NET Custom & Vendor ApplicationsCitrix for application distributionF5 for App SecurityBizTalkVisual Studio/TFSInfrastructure and ServicesADExchangeSharePoint 5. WHY CLOUD & (WHICH CLOUD?)Speed of Uptake and DeploymentAggressive timelinePortabilityNeeded to extract from Hess corp.Flexibility & CommonalityBuyer was unknownEnvironment needed to support saleBuyers requirements were unknownLegal ComplicationsOwnership moves multiple times during divest.Security implications as employees transitionPerformance RequirementsControl over IOPS, Hardware configurationSoftware RequirementsOlder Windows versionsOracle DBMSNetScaler & F5 hardware challengesOverall ability to mimic on-prem setup 6. APPROACHUse networking to merge cloud and on-premise environmentsJust another subnetUse Cloud to extend resources, or sandbox projects or teamsGreat forDevelopment/Test/UATProjectsPilots, POCsRebuildCloud is isolated and constructed from scratchAll engineering, design, etc. considerations are made from a pure-cloud perspectiveGreat forGreenfield applicationsNew Sites/BusinessNew DR sitesLift & ShiftExtendMigrate existing workloads/infrastructureRe-configuration is limitedMap existing infrastructure as much as possibleGreat forDC deprecationDC ConsolidationDivestiture/M&ADR/HA site relocation 7. CLOUD ARCHITECTUREUsing Amazons Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), we were able to re-create on-premises designPublic/Private SubnetsNAT for internet accessControl over traffic outbound over VPNvs- internet 8. GETTING CONNECTEDStarted with VPN to VPCIPSec / TunnelIKE PSK, AES w/ SHA-1AWS Gateway provides redundant tunnelsAble to establish multiple connections for greater HALater, established DirectConnectDirect network connection to AWS resources, offered via APN carrier partners (Level3, TW Telecom, etc)Provides a low-latency, consistent bandwidth directly from customers site into AWS hand-off points 9. SERVER MIGRATIONMigrate VM images directly from existing infrastructure w/o need to rebuild complicated server buildsVM Import/ExportExport Upload Import - LaunchSupports VMWare (VMDK), Xen (VHD), and Hyper-V (VHD)vCenter Direct Import/ExportVM Import ConnectorSupports directly migrating images from VMWare vSphere systems directly from GUI consoleHotLink offers a 3rd party tool that extends Hyper-V in the same wayRebuild servers from scratch in EC2. Gives opportunity to start with a clean slate. Best for systems where deployments are already packaged or automated.Select your instance size & starting imageSelection of Base Images for common OSesSelection of community provided images with pre-installed softwareAWS Marketplace for vendor-supplied images for turnkey solutionsCLONE / EXPORTREBUILD 10. A NOTE ON LICENSINGEC2 instances are always billed in a OS license included model.Current Oses availableOpen Source Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, etc.)RHELSLESWindows** Oracle Linux is also avail under Open Source pricing model **Vendor software (above OS) is licensed in three modelsBYOL/ExistingLarge vendors are supporting migration of licenses to AWS under various agreementsIBM (IBM BYOSL), Oracle, Microsoft (License Mobility)On-DemandMany AMIs from vendors come pre-configured with the software and are billed directly through the AWS marketplace on a per hour basis.BYOL/New-AdHocSome vendors do not have a formal cloud license policy and require cloud resources to be licensed as if they were new hardware 11. ADDITIONAL VM CONSIDERATIONSVM SizingAWS offered a variety of options to meet specific server profilesYou can resize EC2 instances with nothing more than a rebootVariety of Hardware configurationsModifications can be made quickly w/ reconstructionStorageEC2 instances are backed by EBS volumesSoftware RAID to overcome limits or optimized performance (no SAN)Instance Storage 12. VM PERFORMANCEIOPS become critical3 optionsEBS Magnetic (20-400 variable max)EBS SSD (3 IOPS/GB, 3000 burstable max)EBS Provisioned IOPS SSD (30 IOPS/GB, 4000 max sustained)** this option is new for 2014 as is now the only option for PIOPS **VM OptimizationsDedicated InstancesSingle-tenant hardwarePlacement GroupsGroups instances on a single low-latency 10 gbps networkUseful for apps that require controlled low latency or high bandwidth inter- instance connectionEBS OptimizedCustom configuration to support higher IO to EBS volumesCluster NetworkingBest choice for high-performance clustering requirementsUsed typically for science and mathematical clusters using MPI or other parallel librariesEnhanced NetworkingAdvanced networking stack providing higher PPSReduced latency and jitterIOPSNetworking 13. VM PURCHASING OPTIONSHourly ratePay only for what you useNo CommitmentReserved InstancesUpfront fee w/ commitment (1 or 3 year)Reduced monthly rateOffering in usage tiersLight (periodic workloads)Medium (static workloads with sporadic periods of non-use)Heavy (steady-state workloads)Bid on unused EC2 resourcesName a max priceWhen max price > current spot price, your instances are runningGreat for analytic or test workloads where interruptions in service are manageableAlso for workloads that benefit from increased capacity but dont requireOn-DemandSpot Instances 14. SUPPORT & INFRASTRUCTURE DEVICESLoad balancing & App DeliveryCitrix NetscalerFull support through marketplace AMI virtual appliance (Netscaler VPX)VPC and DMZ layout support multiple app delivery optionsASM / WAFF5 ASM & Local Traffic ManagerFull support and BigIP feature set through marketplace AMI virtual appliance (Big-IP VE)VPC & Advanced networking support numerous LTM/routing scenariosClient VPNSophos & Microsoft RRAFull support through marketplace AMI virtual appliance (Sophos UTM-9) (Windows Server w/ RAA)Active DirectoryFull support through Windows stackAbility to extend on-prem AD or create new federated or trusted domain in cloudMonitoring SystemsFailover Clustering, AlwaysOn 15. HIGH AVAILABILITY & DRCloud makes it easier and also more important to design for HA. AWS Infrastructure is divided b/t Regions and Availability ZonesRegions are distinct geographical clusters that are separated by hundreds/thousands of miles.Limited platform cross-regional support (you must build failover yourself)Great for true DR scenariosAvailability Zones are geographically distinct datacenters in a single regionAZs can communicate against a high-speed backplane and interact as if in the same DCGreat option for HASpan all resources where possible across multiple AZs to guarantee availability in case of a datacenter failureAll VMs were snapshotted nightly (automated feature) and exported into AWS S3 for durable storageAll DBs were backed up with various RPOs as short as 15 min. These backups also stored in S3 for retrieval period and then archived to Glacier in place of tape 16. AUTOMATION & EXPANSIONScriptable infrastructureHess required a copy of prod for both UAT and DEVThis was accomplished automatically through API scripting and heavy usage of the CloudFormation featureCloudFormation allows you to create application stacks that can represent anything from a single apps infrastructure to an entire enterprises IT environment. These stacks can be rapidly and automatically deployedAll aspects of AWS are scriptable through various toolsetsServer BuildsNetworking changesopps momentsBIG OPPS momentsHess required a full IP Change twice after purchase. We were able to re-ip the entire system w/ less than 10 min downtime per server in under 8 hours. 17. HESS DIVESTITURE - RESULTSHess completed the 1.2bn sale of the EM division in Nov 2013Hess export of infrastructure was completed in 6 monthsBest case options using physical datacenters was 13 monthsHess needed to seamlessly transition this environment w/o lengthy support agreements.Environment was transitioned in under 60 daysCosts and contracts would have been a burdenHess was able to hand over access to the buyer in a 30 min meetingEnvironment control was setup using AWS IAM and Multi-factor authenticationDuring transition, credentials were handed over after which the buyer took possession of the MFA deviceNew Buyer originally planned to pull down all of the infrastructure which was in Cloud EscrowThey are now working with Nimbo to continue leveraging AWS as they integrate the business, recognizing the key benefits the cloud solution is providing themHess has been working with Nimbo to leverage cloud for several other large initiatives 18. NEXT STEPSGo Sign up ! to get startedFree Tier offers 12-months of limited use of most AWS services with a PartnerAmazon Partner Network 19. HESS DIVESTITURE Q&AQ&A 20. THANK YOUAWS