Infor i Business Cloud

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Infor is committed to bringing you IBM's Power® Systems platform as the best possible support for our existing and new business applications that are Power- enabled and cloud-ready.

Infor System i Business Cloud, our cloud computing platform is robust enough to ensure that those applications will keep running efficiently and effectively, enabling you to maintain 'business as usual' for both users and customers.

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Infor i Business Cloud

  1. 1. Infor System i Business Cloud,EMEA OfferingTim Mears, System i Business Development, EMEADecember 2012Tim.Mears@infor.com Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 1
  2. 2. Agenda•Why consider the Cloud for Infor System i?•Infor System i Business Cloud Offering Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 2
  3. 3. Why consider the Cloud for Infor System i? Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 15
  4. 4. The 4 types of Cloud Often Known as ‘the public cloud’, an off-premise (hosted), multi- tenant solution that can enable a true utility computing model Single tenant, virtualisation solutions (only loosely described as ‘cloud’ in reality) Both virtualised and non-virtualised, single-tenant computing solutions usually hosted off-premise A mix of Cloud and Dedicated Hosting/Private Cloud in a solution to suit individual business needs Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 16
  5. 5. Cloud Pros & ConsEach of these solutions and their hybrid mixture has its own advantages and limitations Type Advantages Limitations Cloud Most leverage and greatest flexibility Some regulatory bodies have yet to allow it for compliance-heavy apps Private Cloud Easier to address security, privacy, More up-front and on going compliance investment Dedicated Hosting Helps address compliance More costly, less flexible and slower to adjust to load Hybrid Elasticity of Cloud and security of It’s a bit of everything. dedicated servers Performance may be compromised. Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 17
  6. 6. Why get into the Cloud?• Remove distraction• Reduce costs• Access to skills• Better service levels/reduced risk• Improved integration/speed/business agility• Regular payment models• On-demand/flexibility Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 18
  7. 7. Demographic Survey* More and more customers are mentioning this ‘timebomb’* ‘The Impact of the Aging RPG Talent Pool’, Steve Kilmer, www.iprodeveloper.com 15/2/12 Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 19
  8. 8. Why Cloud for System i?* ‘The Impact of the Aging RPG Talent Pool’, Steve Kilmer, www.iprodeveloper.com 15/2/12** ‘Computing research: the many faces of IT disaster’, John Leonard, www.computing.co.uk 24/5/12 Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 20
  9. 9. System i Business Cloud OfferingWelcome back to the future! Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 21
  10. 10. Why Infor for System i Cloud?• Unparalleled knowledge of our own applications and your business• Hosting of all components - POWER® i and Windows®/INTEL®• Specialist Application Management Services• Integration with Infor ION technology• Data centres in UK and France Flexible scope –• Broad span of offerings Start small and progress at your own rate as your business needs change! Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 22
  11. 11. Business Cloud Range of Offerings Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 23
  12. 12. Data ArchiveCustomer Needs Business Cloud Components• Off-load excess data • Upload and store/retrieve• Retrieve on request/notice • Infor Consulting Services routines• Limited user access • No new software maintenance • 3 year contract • Payable annually in advance Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 24
  13. 13. System ArchiveCustomer Needs Business Cloud Components• Customer has moved off • Hosted ERP production system • Partition or host customer’s own• Complete environment machine available hosted • Archive license (perpetual)• Limited user access (5) • Continued sw support• Fixed costs • 3 year contract • Renewal options • Payable annually in advance Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 25
  14. 14. Cloud Back-upCustomer Needs Business Cloud Components• System back-up to cloud • Back up and restore• Restore on demand/request 24*7*365• Predictable costs • No new maintenance • 3 year contract • Payable annually in advance Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 26
  15. 15. Cloud HACustomer Needs Business Cloud Components• Replicated environment • Hosted HA environment• Hot data synchronisation (customer machine or rental)• Fail-over as required • Replication/HA tools• 24*7*365 • HA licence – term or perpetual• Predictable costs • Maintenance included • 3 year contract Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 27
  16. 16. System i Cloud HostingCustomer Needs Business Cloud Components• Customer environment • Hosted ERP – customer hosted machine or shared (partition)• 24*7*365 • ION licence term/perpetual• Predictable costs • Software Maintenance• Flexible capacity included • 3 year initial contract Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 28
  17. 17. Infor System i Business CloudLet us help you on your journey to the cloud! Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 29
  18. 18. Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 30

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