Positioning your data centre for Cloud computing by Peter Job


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Peter Job speaks about the importance of ensuring your data centre is 'Cloud ready'. Peter will cover topics including:
- Why companies must design and build for big data and cloud computing
- Analysing and reporting data is key
- The need for IT as a service
- The importance of understanding your users

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Positioning your data centre for Cloud computing by Peter Job

  1. 1. Positioning your data centre for Cloud Computing Peter Job, CEO IntergenceInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  2. 2. Corporate Overview • Established in 2003, based in Cambridge & Dubai • Serving clients in the UK, Middle East and Europe, particularly within financial services, TMT and Education markets • Our aim is to help clients achieve optimised, seamless and secure IT infrastructuresInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  3. 3. Corporate Overview Consulting - Aligning to IT Business Strategy - Programme leadership - Optimisation of critical infrastructure and applications. Managed Services Resourcing - Managed Sourcing; - Augmentation of client staff Deliver specific work packages or - Provision of specialist skills projects - Managed Services; IT Optimisation Intergence, experts in IT OptimisationInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  4. 4. AgendaInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  5. 5. Agenda • What are the real benefits of Cloud? • Data centre trends 2012 • Data centre essentials • 6 steps to Cloud heaven • Intergence Methodology • Track performances in the Cloud • Case Study: Global Information providerInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  6. 6. What are the real benefits of Cloud? Improve industry Improve productivity competitiveness Reduce costs Offer more options Productivity Quick reactions to market conditionsInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  7. 7. Top 5 Data Centre trends 2012 • Telco’s buying data centre providers • Data centres are being dispersed across different locations • Open standards e.g. “open compute”- Facebook • DCIM- Data centre Infrastructure management • Requirement for increasing compute- Unified Communications, Big Data and BYODInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  8. 8. Data Centre essentials • The business case • The song remains the same- best practice • You can’t manage what you can’t measure • You can’t measure what you can’t see • Process of continuous improvementInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  9. 9. Six steps to Cloud heavenInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  10. 10. Have a sound methodology Business Service Service Service Conclusions requirement Design deployment Analysis gathering • Define service • Service • Gather data • Recommendations • Prioritise objectives deployment to resolve business within • Examine technical issues objectives • Customer customer performance analysis environment • Observations on • Identify known requirements • Interpret cultural, issues • Tuning of results commercial & • Locations of service(s) contractual hurdles • Discuss Intergence to “predict & solutions devices where prevent” appropriate philosophy Data modelling & Service evaluation IT infrastructure & Interpretation Mapping • Feed data into Intergence • Analyse application consultancy tool dependencies • Identify critical apps • Identify or assets across the weaknesses and Infrastructure vulnerabilitiesInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  11. 11. Build it right first time• Have a clear business case• Build on data centre best practices• Model computer’s power based on applications & storage requirements• Application maturity assessments are key!• Plan & manage your data flows using visualisation techniques• Monitor and manage your users• Use methodologies to track and report on changeInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  12. 12. Tracking performance as Cloud deployment expands • Good analytics • Process • Innovation- don’t be afraid to experiment • Partner SLA’s- the 3rd way • Continuous improvement • Scaling ability of your management tools • Provide a plumbing service not a spanner!Interact with us: www.intergence.com
  13. 13. Case Study: A global information provider APAC Bangalore New Deli Beijing Osaka AMERS Hong Kong Seoul Chicago Jakarta Shanghai Los Angeles Kuala Mexico City Lumpur Singapore New York Tokyo Sydney Sao Paulo Taipei Toronto EMEA Athens Milan Frankfurt Moscow Istanbul Paris Lisbon Stockholm Madrid Tel Aviv Johannesburg WarsawInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  14. 14. Case Study: A global information provider• The customer wanted to check the integrity of their applications and the quality of the service to the users• It’s a premium content service- high value• The brand is based on quality• Service is offered globally across the InternetInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  15. 15. Case Study: Solution • Manage the user experience with World class analytics • We use the Cloud to monitor and manage the service in global locations • We interpret the data • Provide monthly reports on trends and issuesInteract with us: www.intergence.com
  16. 16. Summary• Managing the Cloud is mainstream• You need to have good process and methodology• Engage with partners who have the experience• Don’t be afraid to innovate• The user will be the ultimate judge of the service!Interact with us: www.intergence.com
  17. 17. Thank you for listening For more information, please contact: pjob@intergence.comInteract with us: www.intergence.com