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Tom Ray, Melrose Resources presents at AWS Enterprise Event - London about their use of AWS.

Tom Ray, Melrose Resources presents at AWS Enterprise Event - London about their use of AWS.

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  • 1.
    • AWS – Service Continuity Project
    • April 2010
    LSE: MRS www.melroseresources.com Melrose Resources plc
  • 2. AWS – Service Continuity Project
    • To provide service continuity for
      • SharePoint
      • SQL (ERP solution, HR, Intranet)
      • File systems (Corporate data)
      • Active Directory
    • Options
      • ‘ Traditional Setup’
        • Purchase SAN / Server hardware
        • Scottish mid tier data centre
        • Dedicated communications links
      • ‘ AWS’ setup
        • Rent EC2 instances and EBS datastores
        • Choice of top tier Amazon data centre (Availability Zones)
        • OpenVPN, increased investment in Internet communications
  • 3. AWS – Service Continuity Project
  • 4. AWS – Service Continuity Project Benefits
      • Quick to deploy – servers and storage deployed minutes rather than weeks
      • Little or no Capex – saved £50K or 80% initial head office deployment
      • On demand capacity – quick to respond to increased data / systems or invocation
    Challenges
      • Security – how to demonstrate security to business
      • Early adopter pains
      • Small number of niche support providers for SME market
      • Increased focus on service to business – not managing hypervisor, hardware
      • No long term contractual tie ins – easy to test and prove before bigger commitment
  • 5. AWS – Service Continuity Project
    • Future of AWS within Melrose Resources
      • Expansion of Service Continuity project to include USA, Egyptian and Bulgarian offices
      • Increased use of Amazon S3 for offsite data storage as part of our tiered storage topography
      • Evaluating core Reservoir Engineer analysis work using EC2
      • Evaluating VDI
      • Moving servers into EC2 – BES, Single Sign On, SharePoint, OCS