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BLUE SKY AND CLOUDS: TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN BUSINESS IT TODAY

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Businesses today are being squeezed from every direction, but information is still the life-blood of modern commerce and access to information means everything. In challenging economic times, budgets …

Businesses today are being squeezed from every direction, but information is still the life-blood of modern commerce and access to information means everything. In challenging economic times, budgets are stretched, but management teams still expect optimum output, and this is placing a huge burden on IT departments to innovate and meet business needs. The data centre is at the heart of this innovation, and rightly so – it is the heart and lungs of business in the 21st Century.

The growth in data, Internet-connected devices and server workloads continues to grow, nearly exponentially and end users today have a greater ability today to consume and create tremendous amounts of data outside the data centre and, therefore, the expectation of information-on-demand is becoming increasingly widespread. We all want access to our data and applications on any device, at any time and in any location. As organizations evolve to accommodate this new reality, the challenges they face are abundant:•
How do I scale my network to align with a dynamic business environment?•
How do I create a rock-solid foundation for my most demanding applications?•
How do I maximize my investment in current infrastructure as I build for the future?

Business imperatives such as these are driving the demand for cloud-based solutions. The promise of cloud is that it enables organizations to efficiently deploy needed services that can scale and adapt over time within an economic model that is appropriate to one’s business and financial resources. With the development of private, hybrid and public clouds, there are an abundance of technologies and business models available for delivering cloud-based services. But are they all equally achievable and beneficial? How do you know which one is right for your organization and what is the most effective approach for implementing a cloud-based strategy? The answers will surprise you and will provide a road map to avoid business and technology cul de sacs.

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  • 1. 11/2/2011 1 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 2. David SilkeEMEA Marketing DirectorOctober 2011BLUE SKY AND CLOUDS: TRENDS ANDCHALLENGES IN BUSINESS IT TODAY
  • 3. Brocade NetworkingBackbone for the Infrastructure Cloud Hyper-Scale Geo & Metro Fabric based Cloud-plex Unified Network SANS – 16G Connectivity – 100G architecture VCS Management 11/2/2011 3 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 4. 11/2/2011 4 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 5. To Web Life 61% / 33% streaming $3B++++ 20M/17B MMORGP…. 11.1M 15,000 EMEA £6-8B11/2/2011 5 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 6. © 2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. CONFIDENTIAL—For Internal Use Only 11/2/2011 6
  • 7. © 2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. CONFIDENTIAL—For Internal Use Only 11/2/2011 7
  • 8. © 2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. CONFIDENTIAL—For Internal Use Only 11/2/2011 8
  • 9. © 2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. CONFIDENTIAL—For Internal Use Only 11/2/2011 9
  • 10. © 2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. CONFIDENTIAL—For Internal Use Only 11/2/2011 10
  • 11. © 2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. CONFIDENTIAL—For Internal Use Only 11/2/2011 11
  • 12. © 2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. CONFIDENTIAL—For Internal Use Only 11/2/2011 12
  • 13. 82% UK population is ‘connected’ 30 million UK Facebook users11/2/2011 13 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 14. Explosion of Digital Data Worldwide40ZB 35ZB30ZB20ZB10ZB 1.2ZB 1ZB 2010 2020 Source: IDC and EMC, May 2010 11/2/2011 14 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 15. Video Traffic Growing 7x by 20142000015000 Petabytes per Month100005000 1000 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Consumer Internet Video to PC Source: Industry Data, 2010 11/2/2011 15 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 16. Information……..BBC iPlayer breaks 150 million requests 11/2/2011 16 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 17. Innovation…… 11/2/2011 17 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 18. Information/InnovationDriving new business models Revolution in Business models to adapt/survive/thrive Reacting/Maximising virtualisation and cloud Saas; PaaS; IaaS Network is the foundation for everything11/2/2011 18 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 19. From books to cloud; From post to streams(Amazon, Netflix, RyanAir +++++)11/2/2011 19 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 20. INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITATION: Today’s networks arecharacterized by rigid topology11/2/2011 20 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 21. 11/2/2011 21 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 22. Information Technology is Undergoing a Major Transformation11/2/2011 22 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 23. MOBILE DATA VIRTUALIZATION EXPLOSION ANYWHERE These Forces AreCausing a Deconstruction of IT Models11/2/2011 23 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 24. CloudPlex Architecture Amazon EC2 IaaS Rackspace Cloud-in-a-BoxApplication Provider Choice Cloud Servers Amazon Web PaaS Services Google AppEngine Google Apps SaaS SFDC CRM NetSuite Infrastructure Provider Choice 11/2/2011 24 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
  • 25. The Roadmap from Virtualizationto Cloud Computing • Consolidation • Flexibility and speed • Self-serve agility • Cost for peak loads • Capital expense • Capital expense • Operational expense, • Standardization • Flexibility for peak elimination automation • IT as a business loads • Increased flexibility • Less downtime (up and down) • Usage metering STAGE 1: STAGE 2: STAGE 3: STAGE 4: STAGE 5: Server Distributed Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Public Cloud Virtualization Virtualization - 2000 2000 - 2012 2008 - 2015 2011 - 2017 2013 - 2020Source: Gartner (March 2011)11/2/2011 25 © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information
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