Hybrid Hosting Strategies for the Enterprise

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Hybrid Hosting Strategies for the Enterprise

  1. 1. Hybrid Hosting Strategies for the Enterprise Robert Offley CentriLogic President & CEO 1
  2. 2. About CentriLogic• 6 Data Centers, 3 Continents, & growing…• Cross-border network and facility infrastructure• Customer-first philosophy and an emphasis on customer experience.• Hybrid Solutions: from Co-Lo to Cloud: A single point-of-contact outsourced IT Infrastructure service offering.• Elastic Solutions: Flexible, scalable, tailored solutions constructed from comprehensive set of Cloud, Hosting, and Managed Services 2
  3. 3. “I can’t think of anything that isn’t cloudcomputing with all of these environments. The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion.” - Larry Ellison. CEO Oracle Corporation 3
  4. 4. What is Cloud Computing?• Utility-based computing model providing customers with highly elastic and scalable computing environments, coupled with immediate and pay-per-use pricing.• Delivered & consumed via a Third Party Vendor• Shared or wholly-owned infrastructure (or both)• Economies of Scale – “Small piece of a large pie”• SaaS – PaaS – IaaS 4
  5. 5. SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaSInfrastructure as • Vendor provides equipment, network, & support a Service • Virtualized environments (IaaS) • Pay-per-use billing • Cloud Platform for the Development & Deployment of cloud Platform as a application software. Service • Support application lifecycle on a single platform. (PaaS) • Development – testing – deployment – runtime – hosting - delivery Software as a • Hosted Application(s) / “On-Demand” Software Service • Accessibility via web browser (SaaS) • Delivered by subscription 5
  6. 6. 3 Types of Cloud Computing: Public Cloud Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud• Access to on-demand • Access to on-demand virtual • Interoperable combination of cloud virtual servers and SAN servers and SAN storage. and traditional hosting offerings. storage. • Increased Data Security through • Customer owns & operates private• Dedicated, Public IP Private IPs and Firewalls. infrastructure, with option of scaling Addresses. additional capacity to handle load spikes. 6
  7. 7. The Cloud is Compelling: 7
  8. 8. Why Shift to the Cloud?Key Applications of Cloud Computing:• QA / Testing• Training, Education, & E-Learning• Application Development / R&D• Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery• Production Systems• Backups & Archiving 8
  9. 9. Cloud Computing: The Silver Bullet?Myths & Misconceptions:• One size fits all• Cloud Computing is always the cheaper alternative• Cloud Computing will replace Co-Location, Managed Services, & Traditional Hosting services• Deploying cloud-based applications is easy• Cloud Solutions do not require stand-alone hardware• Cloud Solutions will reduce IT costs• Cloud is Hassle-Free – Just pay and use 9
  10. 10. Cloud Computing ChallengesSecurity Is my data secure? Who has access, both physical and logical?Performance Will my applications perform well in a virtual environment? Will user experience be acceptable? Can I scale performance on demand?Privacy I need to maintain security data standards such as SSAE 16 Type II, PCI, SOX.Portability Is my environment able to move between/interoperate with different cloud providers? Can I leverage different providers in a DR scenario?Rogue IT I need to stop my users from going outside IT’s walls for service – how can I improve my teams responsiveness while maintaining my security and compliance standards? 10
  11. 11. ApproachHybrid Hosting:• Solutions catered to specific customer requirements• Each customer treated on a case-by-case basis• Vendor involvement and guidance from conception to deployment• Variable Use Services• Highly Scalable• Constructed to support future growth and service evolution• Flexible, Agile, & ElasticProfessional Services:• Migrations & Integrations• Technical Support• Advanced Technical Services• Consultative Approach 11
  12. 12. Hybrid = Cloud + Traditional 12
  13. 13. Market Trend = Hybrid(Source: Bain & Company Cloud Computing Survey 2011) 13
  14. 14. Reasons for Hybrid Solutions: Strategy • Core, Context, ComplianceOptimization & • Enterprise Architecture & Demand Spikiness Economics Practicality • Due to Legacy Migration CostsUser Experience • For Global Access to Interactive Applications Freedom of • Do-it-Yourself and Services Options Choice 14
  15. 15. Comparison of OptionsPrice Build to Build to Pure Hybrid Baseline Peak Cloud Solution 15
  16. 16. Strategy: Let the Application Dictate the Solution 16
  17. 17. Why Choose CentriLogic?• Industry-best people and practices• Cross-border network & facility infrastructure• Customer-first philosophy – Emphasis on customer experience – Dedicated Account Executives• Consultative & solution-oriented sales team• Hybrid Solutions: From Co-Lo to Cloud – Single point of contact outsourced IT Infrastructure service offering• Elastic Solutions – Flexible, tailored, scalable solutions constructed from comprehensive set of Cloud, Hosting, & Managed Services• Continuous Growth (team & financial)• Aggressive expansion roadmap 17
  18. 18. Customers Include… 18
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