Managing Multi-Cloud Deployment
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Managing Multi-Cloud Deployment

Combined Session
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00—13:00
Location: ALPSEE

Cloudification of Access Management – Lessons Learned from the Migration of a Large-scale Production System

Access Management is a crucial capability in the IT infrastructure of any Enterprise. But it is even further crucial, when the whole application landscape is integrated, i.e., more than 1,800 applications used by millions of users. Back in 2017 we modernized the existing access infrastructure and set up ForgeRock as its successor on-premises in our data center. With rising demands regarding availability, scalability, and support for market-specific customizations, as well as more products and applications are going to the cloud, it became increasingly clear that project will have to cloudify its infrastructure and application stack. The future setup should follow modern paradigms like GitOps, Everything as Code and making use of highly automated processes based on Service Layers, all whilst keeping the integrated applications up and running and migrating the product stack to the AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud.

Key Takeaways:

- How does a target architecture look like
- What challenges will appear when it comes to the migration
- How to ensure the migration to the cloud, whilst minimizing the effect for all integrated applications

Dr. Heiko Klarl
Dr. Heiko Klarl
iC Consult
Dr. Heiko Klarl has been in Identity and Access Management for more than fifteen years. He is driven by the motivation to bridge the gap between business and IT in order to create holistic...
Stephanus Rieger
Stephanus Rieger
Stephanus Rieger is an accomplished Product Owner at BMW AG, responsible for Identity and Access Management (IAM) products and services. With over a decade of experience in the field of...

Proactive and Polymorphic Adaptation of Multi-Cloud Deployments

During the last couple of years, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions are becoming very popular. With the emerging cloud options, modern enterprises increasingly rely on hybrid cloud solutions to meet their computational demands by acquiring additional resources from public clouds dynamically as per their needs.

International Data Corporation (IDC), which is a leading market-research firm, in its CloudView Survey 2017, reported that 87% of cloud users have adopted a hybrid cloud strategy and 56% of the users use more than one type of cloud deployment. Still, many organisations hesitate to use Cloud computing because they have data that must stay private, and it is difficult to avoid Cloud provider lock-in. Moreover, different Cloud providers offer different solutions and it could be desirable to mix and match the best offerings. The minimal deployment requirements for most Cloud users are to minimise the deployment cost while maximising the performance of their application. Cloud Computing offers significant advantages over traditional cluster computing architectures including flexibility, high-availability, ease of deployments, and on-demand resource allocation - all packed up in an attractive pay-as-you-go economic model for the users.

This presentation, titled: “Proactive and polymorphic adaptation of multi-cloud deployments” will provide an introduction to the Multi-Cloud application modelling, configuration, deployment, and adaptation, including the survey of the existing Cloud Management Platforms (CMP), modelling methods, and languages.
Moreover, we will provide an overview of the latest research, the comparison of different CMPs available (such as Cyclone RightScale and Google Cloud Anthos).
During our presentation, we will use the MELODIC open source middleware platform to implement a self-adaptive deployment and reconfiguration system based on a feedback-driven control loop for example multicomponent Cloud application doing genome data mining.
Based on the MELODIC approach, we will show the existing research project MORPHEMIC and its first release of Proactive and Polymorphic Adaptation, Proactive Scheduler, Self-healing Event Management System and CAMEL Designer. We will also mention existing research challenges in the area to motivate research in this direction.
Our presentation is covering the following topics:
• Introduction of multi-cloud ideas and the latest research
• Introduction to Multi-Cloud optimization,
• Overview of MELODIC
• Extensions to MORPHEMIC
• Demo: Autonomous Optimization in the Cloud
• Existing Research Challenges and Summary

During our presentation, we will present how to implement Multi-Cloud native strategies using an advanced open-source framework that allows for Cloud-agnostic Cross-Cloud deployment and optimized management of a Cloud application based on flexible monitoring, context-aware maximization of the application owner’s utility of the deployed application, and autonomic reconfiguration based on the application’s current execution context. During this session, we provide a practical introduction to Multi-Cloud application modelling, configuration, deployment, and adaptation. All stages of the Cloud deployment planning and designing process will be shown. Also, all the key steps in the deployment and autonomic application management will be demonstrated.

Alicja Reniewicz
Alicja Reniewicz
Alicja Reniewicz is a technical leader of the MELODIC development team and full stack developer (in technologies related to web applications: Java, Spring, Angular), code integration and...
Paweł Skrzypek
Paweł Skrzypek Sp. z o.o.
Paweł Skrzypek is a highly experienced architect of ICT systems, with extensive knowledge of machine learning and Big Data solutions. Chief Multi-Cloud architect, working on...


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