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  • The Business Of The Cloud
    Chris JT Auld
    Ryan CrawCour
    1 March 2010
  • Allocated IT-capacities
    Load Forecast
    Not Enough Power
    =
    Grumpy Customers& Grumpy CEO
    Too Much Power=Grumpy CFO
    IT CAPACITY
    ActualLoad
    TIME
  • A Big Yellow Knob!
  • Load Forecast
    No screaming customers
    =
    Quiet CEO Golf Days
    Capacity on Demand
    IT CAPACITY
    No capital laying idle
    =Happy CFO
    Knob goes up...
    And...
    down
    Lower Capex
    ActualLoad
    Time
  • vs
  • Two Types of Cloud Stuff
    Cloud Applications
    Cloud Platforms
    Software as a Service
    Someone else builds it
    You rock up with your credit card
    Set the knob to how much you want
    Use the service, paying for what you use
    E.g. Email/BPOS, CRM Online, Online Payroll, What Xero sells you
    Platform as a Service
    You build an app
    You stick it in someone’s giant data centre
    They feed and water it
    Set the knob to how much power you need
    E.g. Online ticketing, Technical computing/analysis, modellingWhat Xero would buy themselves
  • “Growing Fast“
    “On and Off “
    Inactivity
    Period
    Compute
    Compute
    Average Usage
    Usage
    Average
    Time
    Time
    On and off workloads (e.g. batch job)
    Over provisioned capacity is wasted
    Time to market can be cumbersome
    E.g. Financial batch processing
    Successful services needs to grow/scale
    Keeping up w/growth is big IT challenge
    Complex lead time for deployment
    E.g. Scale fast or Fail fast startups
    “Unpredictable Bursting“
    “Predictable Bursting“
    Compute
    Compute
    Average Usage
    Average Usage
    Time
    Time
    Unexpected/unplanned peak in demand
    Sudden spike impacts performance
    Can’t over provision for extreme cases
    E.g. Sudden news events
    Services with micro seasonality trends
    Peaks due to periodic increased demand
    IT complexity and wasted capacity
    E.g. Online ticketing
  • DEDICATED CLOUD
    PUBLIC CLOUD
    Secure CloudFederation
    ENTERPRISE
    PRIVATE CLOUD
    INTERNAL IT
  • Dark Clouds
  • How Secure Is Your Data Centre?
    +
    +
  • Data Sovereignty
  • Dynamics In The Cloud
  • 2 column comparison list
    CRM Online
    SaaS Based Offering
    Limited Availability Outside USA
    Cannot run custom code
    CRM “5” Online
    Big focus on the Cloud
    Can’t say much more yet…..
  • Low Hanging Fruit
  • Office Communications Online
    Email?
    Worried about email. Use BPOS.
    Dynamics CRM OnlineTalk to us in 60 Days
    Identify peaking workloads. Does is justify migration cost?
    Trial the Cloud during short run campaigns
  • Questions
  • Thank you