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Windows Azure: Is Azure right for you?


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  • 1. Is Windows Azure right for you?Ryan CrawCourSolution Architect &Microsoft v-TSP, Windows Azure Platform31 May 2011
  • 2. What we will cover … Why the Cloud? Why Microsoft? Why Windows Azure? Why “not” Windows Azure? How do I get in?
  • 3. What we won’t … Office 365 CRM Online SharePoint Online
  • 4. Why the Cloud?
  • 5. Cloud = BIG
  • 6. Cloud is REAL
  • 7. Cloud is EXCITING
  • 8. Just like Electricity vs
  • 9. Benefits of a Utility Service Model Easy Ubiquitous Lower barrier of entry Consumption-based billing Capacity on tap
  • 10. Debunking the Myths It’s been done before The Cloud is just fancy Virtualisation The Cloud is not for me because I don’t …  Build hugely scalable applications  Use technical computing, map/reduce, etc. The Cloud is not for me because I am an Enterprise Cloud Computing locks you in to a vendor The Cloud is not secure
  • 11. Why Microsoft?
  • 12. Why Microsoft? Breadth Symmetry Synergy Experience
  • 13. Server Platform Service Platform Traditional Private or Private or Public Microsoft Cloud Datacenter Public Cloud Cloud Windows Azure Windows Windows Azure Server platform appliance On-Premises Options Off-Premises Options (Private or Public) Windows Server SQL Server Common Windows Azure System Center SQL Azure Development Tools Visual Studio System Center .NET Framework Visual Studio Windows Azure Platform Traditional Datacenter Hardware Management Appliance Identity Choice of Hardware Specified Hardware ( Compute-Network – Software purchased as a product Storage)Customer / Partner delivers IT service Software acquired as a service Microsoft / Partner / Customer delivers IT service
  • 14. “By 2013, only Microsoft and VMware will be perceived as leaders in both cloud computing and enterprise computing.” - GartnerMS emphasizes offerings on all the fronts
  • 15. Why Windows Azure?
  • 16. Types of Cloud Stuff “IaaS” “PaaS” “SaaS”Infrastructure-as-a-Service Platform-as-a-Service Software-as-a-Service host build consume
  • 17. Packaged Infrastructure Platform Software (as a Service) (as a Service) Software (as a Service) Applications Applications Applications Applications You manage Data Data Data Data You manage Runtime Runtime Runtime Runtime Managed by vendor Middleware Middleware Middleware Middleware Managed by vendorYou manage O/S O/S O/S O/S Virtualization Virtualization Managed by vendor Virtualization Virtualization Servers Servers Servers Servers Storage Storage Storage Storage Networking Networking Networking Networking
  • 18. Windows Azure Platform AppFabric
  • 19. Usage Patterns for Cloud Growing Declining Seasonal Burst Unpredictable Flat
  • 20. Scenarios for Cloud ComputingScenario Why SuitablePublic facing Web Sites You’re already comfortable with it being on the InternetApplications with Changing Load Benefit from cost efficiency provided by Elastic nature of the Cloud Only pay for what you useApplications with Uncertain Lifetime Easy Entry and Easy ExitScale Fast or Fail Fast Turn up the power, turn down the power as you needData Centre Extension Burst overflow during peak periodsDisaster Recovery Off-site back-up storage or fail overSaaS Business Model Cloud is ideally suited to do SaaS
  • 21. What are (some of) the challenges? Physical Control Geographic Proximity Regulatory Compliance Data Security Data Sovereignty Does this mean Cloud is NOT for me ?
  • 22. How do I get this Cloud Thing? “Reach for the Sky.” – Woody in “Toy Story”
  • 23. Evaluating Cloud Computing“Adventure is just bad planning” – Roald Anderson, Norwegian Explorer Clarity & Insight 1 2 3 4 Awareness Assessment Experiment Adoption (POC)
  • 24. Identifying Opportunities Platform Alignment  SLA Requirements Ease of Code Migration  Data Sensitivity Ease of Data Migration  Policy Barriers Savings  Regulatory Barriers Access Method Usage Pattern
  • 25. Calculating TCO  On-Premises TCO  In-Cloud TCO  Hosting  Data transfers  Facilities – including  Compute energy & cooling costs  Storage  Hardware  CDN  Licensing  SQL Azure  Maintenance  Access Control  Labour  Service Bus  Other  Other
  • 26. Savings & ROI  Monthly Savings = In-Cloud TCO – On-Premises TCO  Total Savings = Savings X Months  ROI = Total Savings – Migration Expenses
  • 27. And that’s a wrap…  The Cloud is BIG, it’s REAL, it’ Happening!  Microsoft is well positioned in PaaS  Microsoft has synergy & symmetry from on-premises to the Cloud and back again  Windows Azure Platform is great, for the right scenario  Intergen knows Windows Azure…
  • 28. Questions
  • 29. Thank You