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Squiz Cloud – AgendaThis presentation will cover:> The origins of the Squiz Cloud> Squiz case studies> The G Cloud & the n...
Squiz Hosting – An Introduction> We have an international footprint
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The Squiz Network> No contractors - owned & operated by Squiz> Provides redundancy - Squiz connects to 4 upstream  provide...
The Origins of CloudQuestion> The first demonstration of how to build very large internet  sites using large clusters of c...
The Origins of CloudThe Berkeley NOW Project “Networks of Workstations”
The Origins of CloudThe Sun E-10000 “Supermini”> Up to 64 Processors> Up to 64 GB of RAM> Up to 20 TB of Disk> Used by eBa...
The Origins of CloudWhat if I want to upgrade?
The Origins of CloudAccess is the killer App!> Data & Services located in  Infrastructure the cloud> Search, email, person...
The Origins of CloudYou don’t buy servers anymore!> You buy resources, only what you needWelcome to utility (aka cloud) co...
The Squiz Cloud – How it came to be
The Squiz Cloud – How it came to beWe live in an age of “Ready, fire, aim”> Online solutions need to be agile, changing st...
How it came to be – the challenges> Affordability (without sacrificing functionality)> Agility (enables rapid deployment)>...
How it came to be – Our Options> Rackspace or Amazon
How it came to be – Our Options> Rackspace or Amazon  Offshore hosting doesn’t sit well with our government  clients.> Whi...
How it came to be – Our Options> Rackspace or Amazon  Offshore hosting doesn’t sit well with our government  clients.> Whi...
How it came to be – Our Options> Rackspace or Amazon  Offshore hosting doesn’t sit well with our government  clients.> Whi...
How it came to be         Let’s build a cloud like Google!
Let’s build a cloud like Google!> It should scale horizontally, without an expensive SAN  (Enables affordability)
Let’s build a cloud like Google!> We should be able to provision remotely (Enables agility)
Let’s build a cloud like Google!> We should be able to resize your services  (Enables scalability)
Let’s build a cloud like Google!> The infrastructure needs to automatically heal  (Enables redundancy)
The Squiz Cloud> It’s not VMWare!> Did you know VMWare relies on a single point of failure?                               ...
The Squiz Cloud – It’s Applogic> Combines traditional “grid” computing with new  virtualisation technologies> Does not req...
Cloud Computing & A Small Wedding> A classic example of the value of Cloud  Computing> Westminster Abbey receives approx 2...
But many organisations aren’t> Traditional procurement lacks agility> A time consuming and costly exercise> So it’s not do...
The G Cloud – Procurement for the SaaS> Pre selects a large number of  vendors> Short contract length> Focuses on choice a...
The G Cloud Process> Vendor must sign up to a common set  of T&C’s> Data must be portable> Software must be interoperable>...
Questions?> Stephen Morgan - Director, Squiz Europe> smorgan@squiz.co.uk> @Stephen_Morgan> http://uk.linkedin.com/in/steph...
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Squiz cloud presentation march 2012

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  2. 2. Squiz Cloud – AgendaThis presentation will cover:> The origins of the Squiz Cloud> Squiz case studies> The G Cloud & the new practice of buying IT
  3. 3. Squiz Hosting – An Introduction> We have an international footprint
  4. 4. >4
  5. 5. The Squiz Network> No contractors - owned & operated by Squiz> Provides redundancy - Squiz connects to 4 upstream providers> Allows portability - Squiz owns its own (IPv4 & IPv6) address space on the internet> We control and maintain our own redundant routers, firewalls and switching infrastructure.
  6. 6. The Origins of CloudQuestion> The first demonstration of how to build very large internet sites using large clusters of computers was done by:> Stanford> Berkeley> Yahoo!> Google> IBM
  7. 7. The Origins of CloudThe Berkeley NOW Project “Networks of Workstations”
  8. 8. The Origins of CloudThe Sun E-10000 “Supermini”> Up to 64 Processors> Up to 64 GB of RAM> Up to 20 TB of Disk> Used by eBay, among othersThe Personal Computer> 200Mhz CPU> 32MB of RAM> 4GB Disk
  9. 9. The Origins of CloudWhat if I want to upgrade?
  10. 10. The Origins of CloudAccess is the killer App!> Data & Services located in Infrastructure the cloud> Search, email, personal communications, productivity, etc> The idea of mobile access & applications evolved.> This requires scalability
  11. 11. The Origins of CloudYou don’t buy servers anymore!> You buy resources, only what you needWelcome to utility (aka cloud) computing> Enables 1 user/developer to build online services and scale infinitely as required.
  12. 12. The Squiz Cloud – How it came to be
  13. 13. The Squiz Cloud – How it came to beWe live in an age of “Ready, fire, aim”> Online solutions need to be agile, changing strategic direction should not be difficultIs your “aaS” covered?> If your organisation’s web presence isn’t provided “as a Service” – you may be missing the boat. Squiz can help!Predicted growth has exceeded 500%> Our cloud has gone through 5 significant expansion phases in under 6 months.
  14. 14. How it came to be – the challenges> Affordability (without sacrificing functionality)> Agility (enables rapid deployment)> Redundancy (ensures we meet uptime guarantees)> Scalability (allows customers to survive infrequent peaks)> The Squiz Suite was born!
  15. 15. How it came to be – Our Options> Rackspace or Amazon
  16. 16. How it came to be – Our Options> Rackspace or Amazon Offshore hosting doesn’t sit well with our government clients.> White-label
  17. 17. How it came to be – Our Options> Rackspace or Amazon Offshore hosting doesn’t sit well with our government clients.> White-label If Squiz don’t control the infrastructure, Squiz can’t control the quality.> Continue to only provide dedicated (dinosaur) hosting
  18. 18. How it came to be – Our Options> Rackspace or Amazon Offshore hosting doesn’t sit well with our government clients.> White-label an Australian vendor If Squiz don’t control the infrastructure, Squiz can’t control the quality.> Continue to only provide dedicated (dinosaur) hosting That’s so last year.
  19. 19. How it came to be Let’s build a cloud like Google!
  20. 20. Let’s build a cloud like Google!> It should scale horizontally, without an expensive SAN (Enables affordability)
  21. 21. Let’s build a cloud like Google!> We should be able to provision remotely (Enables agility)
  22. 22. Let’s build a cloud like Google!> We should be able to resize your services (Enables scalability)
  23. 23. Let’s build a cloud like Google!> The infrastructure needs to automatically heal (Enables redundancy)
  24. 24. The Squiz Cloud> It’s not VMWare!> Did you know VMWare relies on a single point of failure? WARNING!
  25. 25. The Squiz Cloud – It’s Applogic> Combines traditional “grid” computing with new virtualisation technologies> Does not require shared storage devices, all physical nodes combine to form extremely large resource pools> It is based on open-source virtualisation technologies
  26. 26. Cloud Computing & A Small Wedding> A classic example of the value of Cloud Computing> Westminster Abbey receives approx 200,000 unique visitors a month> Then there was a small wedding….
  27. 27. But many organisations aren’t> Traditional procurement lacks agility> A time consuming and costly exercise> So it’s not done very often…> Focuses on selecting one or a small number of vendors> Creates a ‘locked in’ environment that is hard to change
  28. 28. The G Cloud – Procurement for the SaaS> Pre selects a large number of vendors> Short contract length> Focuses on choice and flexibility
  29. 29. The G Cloud Process> Vendor must sign up to a common set of T&C’s> Data must be portable> Software must be interoperable> SaaS delivered through Cloud infrastructure> Buy through the Cloudstore
  30. 30. Questions?> Stephen Morgan - Director, Squiz Europe> smorgan@squiz.co.uk> @Stephen_Morgan> http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stephenmorgan

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