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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