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Getting to the Cloud the Right Way:
A Public Sector Perspective
Kemal Badur, University of Minnesota
Shaun Enright, Cloudn...
Contents
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About the University
Why do we want to get to the cloud?
How did we go about it?
How did it work out? ...
© 2010 Alexius Horatius Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
About the U
About IT at the U
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1,131 IT staff
Kind of distributed
Alignment
A lot of private data
© 2006 Flickr user parttimesock, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0
Generic

Why do we want to go to the cloud?
How did we go about it?
How did we go about it?
How did we go about it?
How did we go about it?
How did we go about it?
How did we go about it?
How did we go about it?
How did we go about it?
Why did it work?
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Executive sponsorship
Broad participation
Support from legal and purchasing staff
Scenarios
Th...
How did it work for Cloudnexa?
Structured RFP Process
Cloud-Oriented Pricing
On-Site Presentation
Post-Award

Communicatin...
Lessons learned
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Build a common vision based on culture
Homework is important
Simplify when you can
Ask the righ...
Lessons learned (Cloudnexa)
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Decoupling infrastructure from application development
Pre-RFP planning & research
...
What are we doing?
• Pilots with researchers
• Disaster recovery
• Failing fast
What’s next?
• More providers
What’s next?
• More providers
What’s next?
What’s next?
• Get more contracts in place.
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The University of Minnesota recently closed asuccessful bid for IaaS and selected AWS as a campus-wide partner. In thistalk, University staff will discuss the way the bid process was handled, whatthey encountered in the responses, and what lessons they learned. They will alsohighlight the benefits of a reseller partner for the process and the potentialbenefits of managed services from a reseller for an institution like theUniversity of Minnesota. The discussion will also include some current andupcoming use cases for the University.

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  1. 1. Getting to the Cloud the Right Way: A Public Sector Perspective Kemal Badur, University of Minnesota Shaun Enright, Cloudnexa November 13, 2013 © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified, or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc.
  2. 2. Contents • • • • • About the University Why do we want to get to the cloud? How did we go about it? How did it work out? What did we learn? What’s next?
  3. 3. © 2010 Alexius Horatius Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
  4. 4. About the U
  5. 5. About IT at the U • • • • 1,131 IT staff Kind of distributed Alignment A lot of private data
  6. 6. © 2006 Flickr user parttimesock, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic Why do we want to go to the cloud?
  7. 7. How did we go about it?
  8. 8. How did we go about it?
  9. 9. How did we go about it?
  10. 10. How did we go about it?
  11. 11. How did we go about it?
  12. 12. How did we go about it?
  13. 13. How did we go about it?
  14. 14. How did we go about it?
  15. 15. Why did it work? • • • • • Executive sponsorship Broad participation Support from legal and purchasing staff Scenarios The right respondents
  16. 16. How did it work for Cloudnexa? Structured RFP Process Cloud-Oriented Pricing On-Site Presentation Post-Award Communicating Value Proposition Unique & Competitive Pricing Engaged Leadership & IT Organization Process-Driven Onboarding
  17. 17. Lessons learned • • • • • Build a common vision based on culture Homework is important Simplify when you can Ask the right questions (and fewer of them) Have patience
  18. 18. Lessons learned (Cloudnexa) • • • • • Decoupling infrastructure from application development Pre-RFP planning & research Pricing structures that fit the cloud Replicating successful models & best practices Balancing standards-based approach with flexibility
  19. 19. What are we doing? • Pilots with researchers • Disaster recovery • Failing fast
  20. 20. What’s next? • More providers
  21. 21. What’s next? • More providers
  22. 22. What’s next?
  23. 23. What’s next? • Get more contracts in place.
  24. 24. Please give us your feedback on this presentation DMG 102 As a thank you, we will select prize winners daily for completed surveys!
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