Steps to the cloudMichel Robert – MD, Claranet UK
About Claranet•   Founded in 1996•   520 staff•   In 6 European countries•   5,000 customers•   Separate SOHO business•   ...
Our customers
Our partners
Definition of cloud A virtualised computing infrastructure, sitting in a data centre, accessible via the internet or a Wid...
Cloud: the benefits•   Cost-savings    • Reduced capital expenditure    • Lower operational costs    • Pay for what you us...
Cloud: the challenges•   Reliance upon the network•   Potential compliance issues•   Security•   Not right for all applica...
Case study: FIVE TVFrançois Chabat, Senior Technology Manager, Channel 5
Case study: FIVE TV               •   About Channel 5               •   Background                   • Digital Media Group...
Case study: FIVE TV•   Migration to the cloud: the business case    • More efficient resource utilisation    • Greater fle...
Case study: FIVE TV•   P2V migration    • Collected performance metrics off physical set-up    • Seamlessly mixed-and-matc...
Steps to the cloud•   Understand your company’s objectives•   No ‘sacred cows’•   Prioritising is key – what to do first? ...
Any questions?
Thank you           Drop-inSTAND     sessions           • 1.30pm  17       • 2.30pm           • 3.30pm
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Steps to the cloud 080211 claranet

  1. 1. Steps to the cloudMichel Robert – MD, Claranet UK
  2. 2. About Claranet• Founded in 1996• 520 staff• In 6 European countries• 5,000 customers• Separate SOHO business• £75m revenue (2009)
  3. 3. Our customers
  4. 4. Our partners
  5. 5. Definition of cloud A virtualised computing infrastructure, sitting in a data centre, accessible via the internet or a Wide Area Network (WAN)... Public Private
  6. 6. Cloud: the benefits• Cost-savings • Reduced capital expenditure • Lower operational costs • Pay for what you use• Increased flexibility • Scale resources to meet demands • Move resources based on requirements – development to production• Increased reliability • Enhanced resilience through virtualisation • Ability to use external expertise – 24x7
  7. 7. Cloud: the challenges• Reliance upon the network• Potential compliance issues• Security• Not right for all applications• Service guarantees with 3rd parties• Planning and migration
  8. 8. Case study: FIVE TVFrançois Chabat, Senior Technology Manager, Channel 5
  9. 9. Case study: FIVE TV • About Channel 5 • Background • Digital Media Group set up in 2007 • Capitalise on the growing market for online video • Develop new revenue streams, online • Check www.five.tv • Timelines
  10. 10. Case study: FIVE TV• Migration to the cloud: the business case • More efficient resource utilisation • Greater flexibility for provisioning environments • Improved scalability• The solution: Private Cloud • Managed Application Hosting, delivered on Dedicated Virtual Hosting infrastructure• The resulting benefits • Improved operational efficiencies: 3 times fewer servers required
  11. 11. Case study: FIVE TV• P2V migration • Collected performance metrics off physical set-up • Seamlessly mixed-and-matched physical and virtual machines during migration• Challenges • Optimised resource utilisation means less “slack” capacity available for unexpected performance spikes • Centralised SAN creates inter-project dependency• Where next? • Minute-by-minute resource allocation and billing • Automated resource allocation
  12. 12. Steps to the cloud• Understand your company’s objectives• No ‘sacred cows’• Prioritising is key – what to do first? • Physical to virtual migration – start small • Review cloud services – carefully • Dont forget your network• Pick the right partners to help
  13. 13. Any questions?
  14. 14. Thank you Drop-inSTAND sessions • 1.30pm 17 • 2.30pm • 3.30pm
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