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  • 2012 VCE Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Mike Somerville, IT Manager, Systems Support & Chief Cloud Evangelist

    vmworld August 2014

    LIVING THE VIRTUAL DREAM

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    UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Catholic University founded in 1949

    Total Student Enrollment: 8105 Undergraduate: 5457

    Graduate/Paralegal/Law: 2648

    Faculty: Full + Part-Time: 875

    Administrative Staff: 435 2

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    UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO RANKING

    #25, Undergraduate Engineering Programs (schools without doctorate) #50, Graduate Nursing Programs #65, Law Schools #14, Up-and-Coming Schools #23, Online graduate business program (supply chain management)

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    #179, Best National Universities #15, Community Service Participation and Hours Served #20, ROTC Rank #39, Peace Corps Rank

    #1, Undergrad. participation in study abroad in top 40 doctorate institutions

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    USD BLOCK

    We Made IT: World-class Enterprise-grade

    components

    Cisco UCS chassis

    EMC NS-480 Storage System

    VMWARE ESX v4.1

    Cisco Fiber Channel

    Cisco Nexus 1000v

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    VCE VBLOCK SYSTEM 300

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    We Bought IT: (4) Cisco UCS Chassis

    32 blade capacity

    Dual Fiber Channel Fabric

    High Availability AMP (mgmt)

    10 Gbps multi-homed network

    EMC: VNX-5500 (22TB Usable)

    Fully Automated Storage Tiering

    Cisco Nexus 1000v

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    VCE VBLOCK SYSTEM 300

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    Upgraded IT (Aug 2013): (8) B200/M3 (half width) - 256 GB

    ea.

    2nd 3750 AMP (HA/redundancy)

    VNX-5500 (addl 12TB Usable)

    + F.A.S.T. + Fast Cache + PowerPath

    Additional Cisco UCS Chassis license

    Cisco Nexus 1000V licenses

    Matrix Upgrade

    ONE WEEK

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    MORE THAN JUST HARDWARE

    A Single Point of Success World-Class team assembles and tests

    Deployment time = 1 week vs. 3 months

    Code & Firmware Support Matrix Pre-Tested

    Increased Availability/Reliability/Redundancy

    VCE Support is Excellent

    PLUS the VCE User Group

    VCE Engineers are Awesome!

    Customer Advocate!

    Monthly Care-Log meetings

    Upgrades made eas(ier)

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    IT CAN DO IT ALL

    A look at what is running in the Vblock Exchange 2010, Active Directory

    Exchange 2013

    Sharepoint 2010/2013

    Hyperion

    Cognos reporting

    Blackboard on-line learning

    Media streaming/Live Commencement

    MICROS POS / Campus Cash

    Main web portal : Luminis 5

    LDAP

    Federated Identity & Access Management

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    LESSONS LEARNED

    Implementation time decreased by 50% or more

    New VMs allocated to business units in 75% less time

    IT systems staff has time to innovate

    Cloud I/O

    50%++ staff time innovating!

    VCOPS helps to show REAL usage

    Troubleshooting a feeling is less relevant

    ITS/Systems Team is no longer the bottleneck

    Cost of infrastructure + support is less

    Support from VCE can yield 100% perceived uptime

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    CAPACITY AND ROOM TO GROW

    2012 Number of Hosts 10

    Number of VMs 166

    Datastores 23

    Storage 22 TB usable

    2013/2014 Number of Hosts 18

    Number of VMs 350

    Datastores 25 (storage DRS)

    Storage 35 TB usable

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    EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

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    WE GOT THIS!

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    Transparent Success: October 2013 FULL CAMPUS

    OUTAGE power outage this morning throughout USD campus.

    Classes cancelled until

    Normally: 6 hours for 1 datacenter

    4 datacenters in 5 hours!

    With vBlock: Email flowing by 2:00pm

    Classes resumed.

    Revenue generating: Aux Services

    Expectations Exceeded!

    Students Happy?

    USD loves ITS Disaster Avoidance

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    VCE USER GROUP (VUG)

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    The Worlds Most Advanced Converged User Group For Users / By Users

    VCE support

    VMWORLD SFO meeting

    EMCWORLD LAS meeting SWITCH DATACENTER TOUR

    Sharing Successes

    Making an A an A+

    Solving Challenges

    Make your VBLOCK ROCK!

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    THANK YOU!

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    Questions?

    Mike Somerville,

    IT Manager, Systems Support

    & Chief Cloud Evangelist

    mikes@sandiego.edu cell: +1.619.414.2100

    mailto:mikes@sandiego.edu

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