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Akamai Talk on Cloud Computing and SaaS

Akamai Talk on Cloud Computing and SaaS



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    Startup Saturday Blr Dec08 - Saas To Cloud computing Startup Saturday Blr Dec08 - Saas To Cloud computing Presentation Transcript

    • From Software as a Service to Cloud Computing Vikram. Murdeshwar Product Marketing Application Performance Solutions December 2008
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Key Drivers for SaaS Adoption
      • Cost effectiveness
      • Easy to deploy/ implement
      • Common SaaS applications
      • CRM/ SFA, Finance, BI, BPM, GRC, Sourcing and Procurement, e-Learning,
      • Collaboration, HRMS
      • Key Drivers for moving from On-Premise to SaaS
      • Finding the right mix of applications that can be outsourced or kept in-house
      • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
      • Inability to obtain the desired ROI and performance levels with traditional solutions
    • Akamai’s unique global view of SaaS Transaction
        • Akamai-accelerated SaaS transactions increase 10X over the past two years
        • Reliable and fast application response times boost user satisfaction in 146 countries
    • Key Challenges for SaaS Companies
        • Improve Application performance and availability
        • Lower management and support costs
        • Expanding into new markets
        • Ensure security
      • Akamai’s Highly Distributed EdgePlatform
      • Server deployments in over 3,000 network
      • locations
      • Within one network hop of 85%+ of the
      • world’s Internet users
      Akamai’s Approach
    • Cloud Computing
      • Gained significant traction as a ‘Concept’ but not a reality in the Enterprise… yet
      • Very few Enterprises will build their own cloud due to TCO.
      • Why is Cloud Computing interesting for Enterprises?
      • Lowering Capital and Operational Costs
      • Business Agility and efficiency
      • Challenges
      • Ownership of the Cloud
      • Regulating the Cloud
      • Security for your mission Critical Applications housed in the Cloud
      • In Reality only few companies can support a Cloud Computing Environment.
      • Companies will mix and match the right cloud/ internet technologies depending on factors such as
      • application design, complexity, business value etc..
    • What is needed for Cloud Computing to be a reality ?
      • The Internet is still not regulated, robust and safe enough to handle the
      • coming Cloud Computing offerings.
      • Important things to look for in a Cloud Computing Service
      • Security
      • Compliance
      • Support
      • SLA
      • Location of Data
      • Global performance
      • Akamai has already built a business cloud infrastructure that offers SLA’s for SaaS and Application
      • Acceleration today and will be leveraged by Cloud Computing vendors as they emerge.
    • Akamai for In-The-Cloud Optimizations performance availability security scale/offload = With Akamai = Without Akamai