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Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
Steps to the cloud 080211   claranet
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  • 1. Steps to the cloudMichel Robert – MD, Claranet UK
  • 2. About Claranet• Founded in 1996• 520 staff• In 6 European countries• 5,000 customers• Separate SOHO business• £75m revenue (2009)
  • 3. Our customers
  • 4. Our partners
  • 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. 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. 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. Case study: FIVE TVFrançois Chabat, Senior Technology Manager, Channel 5
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Any questions?
  • 14. Thank you Drop-inSTAND sessions • 1.30pm 17 • 2.30pm • 3.30pm

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