Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure

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This webinar describes the infrastructure requirements of small- and medium-sized private clouds and presents an architectural blueprint that could be used to design simple-to-operate private clouds.

Last modified on 2024-01-07 (release notes)


Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure

1:09:31 The Planning Phase

Before you start designing cloud infrastructure, or even selecting the products you want to use to implement it, you MUST know what services you want to offer, who your customers are, and what workloads you’re expecting.

Introduction 12:45 2019-09-07
High-Level Decisions 12:52 2019-09-07
Build or Buy 18:39 2019-09-07
Technical Guidelines 14:05 2019-09-07
Collect the Requirements 11:10 2019-09-07

49:41 Designing Compute and Storage

Start the design process closest to the workload: compute and storage elements. You’ll also have to decide whether to use traditional storage arrays or a distributed storage solution.

Rightsize the Servers 9:38 2019-09-07
Server Connectivity 16:15 2019-09-07
Select the Storage Solution 11:38 2019-09-07
Distributed File Systems 12:10 2019-09-07

Additional Information

VMware VSAN Can Stretch – Should It?
VSAN: As Always, Latency Is the Real Killer
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Deep Dive 4:18:00

23:16 Designing Network Services

The network services elements you’ll use in you cloud depend on the services your cloud has to offer, and the amount of self-service you want to offer to your customers.

You could decide to use physical or virtual appliances, and deploy shared or per-tenant appliances.

Network Services Implementation 13:52 2019-09-07
Microsegmentation 9:24 2019-09-07

42:27 Free items Designing Network Infrastructure

As the last steps in your design process you’ll have to select the virtual networking architecture you want to use, and finally design the physical network infrastructure.

Network Virtualization Technology 22:53 2019-09-07
Design the Network Infrastructure 15:44 2019-09-07
Design the Network Services Cluster 3:50 2019-09-07

6:12 Conclusions

Conclusions and Questions 6:12 2019-09-07

1:39:06 From the Design Clinic

Integrating Storage in Leaf-and-Spine Fabrics 22:32 2022-04-02
Migrating to a Leaf-and-Spine Fabric 6:33 2022-04-02
Selecting Data Center WAN Edge Equipment 11:08 2022-08-16
VXLAN and EVPN in Small Data Center 3:34 2022-04-02

55:19 BGP Routing with an Edge Firewall

Challenges and Design Considerations 26:58 2023-04-04
BGP Design Options 28:21 2023-04-04

50:52 Free items Building Enterprise Data Center with Two Switches

Whenever you’re building a new data center, or doing a major refresh of an existing one, you should try to optimize the infrastructure and minizime the number of components you use.

You’ll find step-by-step description of that process in this section.

All You Need Are Two Switches 4:10 2016-03-30
Virtualize the Servers 10:53 2016-03-30
Ditch Legacy Technologies 6:08 2016-03-30
Minimize the Number of Uplinks 11:07 2016-03-30
Use Distributed File System 3:06 2016-03-30
Virtualize Network Services 4:55 2016-03-30
Final Result - Two Switches 10:33 2016-03-30
Slide Deck 2.0M 2015-11-15

Free items Additional Resources

Slide deck from 2019 update sessions 4.8M 2019-05-27
Original slide deck from 2014 2.7M 2014-03-24
Data Center Design Case Studies 7.2M 2015-01-25
From Traditional Silos to SDDC 1.5M 2014-09-14
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