Why Federate When You Can Differentiate

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Tony Lucas presents, 'Why Federate When You Can Differentiate' at Cloud Expo Europe 2013.

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  • Agreeing Consistent and Trackable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)Ensuring Consistent Levels of Support and ResponsivenessEnsuring and Maintaining Quality of ServiceFederated BillingMaintaining MarginLegal Jurisdiction
  • Identify existing customersUnderstand how these customer segment into specific groups Identify the detailed needs of each segmentUnderstand existing strengths and weaknesses in existing service offersDesign service offers that create greater value for each segment than those that currently existRapidly configure and launch new service offers Continuously adapt based on market feedback
  • Thanks very much coming along and please make the most of the two days by learning, meeting new companies and of course understanding much more about Flexiant. I’d like to invite you to come to our stand, attend our speaker sessions or do some networking at our coffee lounge. Were all here together in the right place at the right time - enjoy Thanks again and now I would like to introduce to our first speaker of the Expo Mr Simon Wordsley
  • Why Federate When You Can Differentiate

    1. 1. Why Federate when you can Differentiate?Tony Lucas, Founder and Product Champion, Flexiant29 January 2013
    2. 2. Agenda What is Cloud Federation? Business and Operational Challenges Differentiation: An Alternative for Growth How to Differentiate The Next Steps for the Industry
    3. 3. What is Cloud Federation? “… The practice of interconnecting the cloud computing environments of two or more service providers for thepurpose of load balancing traffic and accommodating spikes in demand” TechTarget This can offer benefits to cloud providers BUT there are potential downsides that can be dangerous for cloud service providers www.flexiant.com www.flexiant.com Flexiant Copyright ©2012, Copyright © 2013, Flexiant
    4. 4. Business Challenges with CloudFederation1. Commoditisation2. Economies of Scale3. Reduced Functionality of Service4. Compatibility5. Workload Distribution www.flexiant.com www.flexiant.com Flexiant Copyright ©2012, Copyright © 2013, Flexiant
    5. 5. Operational Challenges with Cloud Federation1. SLA’s2. Support & Responsiveness3. Quality of Service4. Federated Billing5. Maintaining Margin6. Legal Jurisdiction www.flexiant.com www.flexiant.com Flexiant Copyright ©2012, Copyright © 2013, Flexiant
    6. 6. Differentiation: An Alternative for Growth The business critical reasons behind differentiation: 1. Customer Acquisition 2. Margins 3. Attrition www.flexiant.com www.flexiant.com Flexiant Copyright ©2012, Copyright © 2013, Flexiant
    7. 7. How to Differentiate1. Focus2. Industry3. Vertical Clouds4. Products5. User Experience6. Localisation7. Geography8. Application Delivery www.flexiant.com www.flexiant.com Flexiant Copyright ©2012, Copyright © 2013, Flexiant
    8. 8. The Next Steps…1. Customers2. Segment3. Needs4. Strengths5. Value6. Launch7. Adapt www.flexiant.com www.flexiant.com Flexiant Copyright ©2012, Copyright © 2013, Flexiant
    9. 9. Summary Status quo no longer works But Commodity Federated Model not only answer Federation too challenging, risky for cloud service provider Differentiation through value added services ensure long- term relationships with customers & revenue growth opportunities
    10. 10. Visit us at Stand 337Come by our Coffee LoungeTomorrow: “The Future of Data Automation and the 3 Innovations that Make This Possible” 11:30 a.m. in the Service Providers’ Technical Theatre “Growing Your Cloud Services Business Through Resellers” 12:40 p.m. in the Service Providers’ Business Theatre www.flexiant.com Copyright © 2013, Flexiant

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