From Software as a Service to Cloud Computing Vikram. Murdeshwar Product Marketing  Application Performance Solutions Dece...
Software as a Service (SaaS) <ul><li>Key Drivers for SaaS Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>...
Akamai’s unique global view of SaaS Transaction <ul><ul><li>Akamai-accelerated SaaS transactions increase 10X over the pas...
Key Challenges for SaaS Companies <ul><ul><li>Improve Application performance and availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Cloud Computing <ul><li>Gained significant traction as a ‘Concept’ but not a reality in the Enterprise… yet </li></ul><ul>...
What is needed for Cloud Computing to be a reality ? <ul><li>The Internet is still not regulated, robust and safe enough t...
Akamai for In-The-Cloud Optimizations performance availability security scale/offload = With Akamai = Without Akamai
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Startup Saturday Blr Dec08 - Saas To Cloud computing

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

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