What to consider with investigating Cloud solutions
Key questions to ask
Return on Investment areas
Chargeback & transparent billing on usage
Speed & flexibility of on boarding
Lack of internal skills to properly secure and proactively monitor our ecommerce applications
Cost of communicating & collaborating effectively across the globe
Uncertainty of information backup and restore
Converging enterprise and consumer computing Self-Service Sourcing Options Flexible charging “ Factory” IT Services Cloud computing is the provisioning of dynamically scalable, virtualized resources “as-a-Service” over the Internet (Public Cloud) or Intranet (Private Cloud). PUBLIC HYBRID PRIVATE
Automation required to allow them to deliver services faster.
Developers saw IT as a bottleneck whenever they interacted with it. First there were the manual process for requesting new services and the long delays in approval.
2 weeks to setup a single test configuration
6 to 8 weeks to deploy images across 5 environments
Secure development environment for disperse developers and testers
Improve access to resources anywhere, anytime
Lower maintenance and support costs via remote desktop management and user support
Flexible and scalable infrastructure to support peaks in resource demands
IBM CloudBurst – A pre-packaged private cloud offering that integrates the service management system, server, storage and services needed to establish a private cloud addressing application development and test requirements
300,000 employees need to collaborate
Largest Japanese electronics producer
Global decision to bring all Brands under the one collaborative platform
Greater efficiencies and competitive advantage
Reduce costs due through consolidation
Adopt IBM's LotusLive cloud collaboration services to enable its workforce to communicate and collaborate more efficiently with its global network of customers, partners and suppliers.
Migrate employees from Microsoft Exchange or other collaboration software to LotusLive Notes and LotusLive iNotes for email, calendaring and contacts.
Low cost and rapid deployment will provide cost savings .
Immediate access across all regions to a set of cloud collaboration tools
Connecting global project teams for product research, development and sales and giving Panasonic an edge over competitors.
An Australian financial services group supporting 4,000 financial advisers and 700 staff across Australia
Improve access to development resources across A ustralia and overseas
Need end user environment that can support developers, testers, users without local support staff
Solution must be secure , provide remote desktop management & support, flexible and scalable
Plan, design and implement I BM’s innovative and unique Smart Business Desktop Cloud
Lower maintenance and support costs via r emote desktop management and user support
Flexible and scalable infrastructure to support peaks troughs of resource demands
Secure development environment for disperse developers, testers and users anywhere, anytime
Prepare for looming natural disaster, Hurricane Frances in 2004 post crisis, integrate on-demand data protection best practices into business
Secure and protect 3 years of business critical and archive data in less than 48 hours to a disaster recovery site several hundred miles from the danger zone
Biscayne Aquaculture is an industry leading construction company specialising in aquatic filtration systems. Clients includes Zoo’s, resorts and water parks
Using IBM’s Information Protection Service, Biscayne uploaded and protected data in a matter of hours; today they protect over 145 GBs
Corporate piece of mind
Business continuity milestone reached.
To build and deliver applications that do not have exploitable vulnerabilities“
Scan all mission-critical applications over the course of 2008/2009
Introduce security testing into SDLC
Claims Management Application Number of High I ssues Additional Application Number of Issues S EVER ITY Global insurance company with eight high touch point customer web applications IBM’s Rational Appscan On Demand
Scanned 8 production applications
- App1: 80% reduction in High issues
- App2: 100% reduction in High and Medium issues
On Demand IT Delivery Energy Savings
Virtualised and consolidated thousands of servers onto approximately 30 IBM System z™ mainframes.
Additional virtualisation using System p, System x and storage.
Savings include energy, software and system management and support.
Have reaped $4 billion over seven years.
For every dollar invested, we saw a $4 cumulative benefit.
Self-service for 3,000 IBM researchers across eight countries.
Real time integration of information and business services.
Virtualized environment uses 80% less energy and 85% less floor space.
In 2010, will have doubled existing capacity without increasing consumption or impact.
Data Centre Efficiencies ✔
Service Catalogue Automatic Provisioning Automated Divisional Billing
What workloads are appropriate?
Where does the service need to reside?
Where will my data be, who will own it and which laws will it be bound by?
How rigorous are the protections and processes?
Labour Leverage Infrastructure Leverage Virtualisation of Hardware Drives lower capital requirements 1 Utilisation of Infrastructure Virtualised environments only get benefits of scale if they are highly utilised 2 Self Service Clients who can “serve themselves” require less support and get services 3 Automation of Management Take repeatable tasks and automate services 4 Standardisation of Workloads Lower complexity = more automation possible = reduced IT labour costs 5
Cloud is the some of all parts to date
Cloud is an evolution and not a revolution
Many varied companies from separate industries are benefiting from Cloud based solutions
Broad range of Return on Investment focus areas to investigate
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